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May 8, 2013 Issue
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Wednesday, May 8, 2013 • Posted May 8, 2013 • Photos
Final work is progressing quickly now on the county courthouse, and one of the latest changes will be difficult to see until the pecan trees drop their leaves in the fall -- the new faces of the clocks on all four sides of the dome. The hands of the clock will also be gold colored, anodized aluminum, and should be installed in a short time.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 • Posted May 8, 2013 • Photos
Before a word is written about our tennis team, we would just like to take this opportunity to thank all those that made their way to College Station to support our team. So many came that didn’t have kids playing…just came to support our team. It was totally amazing. Probably the best part about the support was that it was in great sportsmanship and in great appreciation of good tennis.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 • Posted May 8, 2013 • Photos
The Mason County Historical Society is pleased to invite everyone to the dedication of the Wilburn “Wibby” Shearer Artifacts Room at Fort Mason on Friday, May 17, at 11:00 A.M. President Charles Eckert will act as master of ceremonies. This newly refurbished room contains a secured exhibit of artifacts from Fort Mason’s heyday that Wibby started collecting about 75 years ago.
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Wednesday, May 8, 2013 • Posted May 9, 2013
The Practical Baker really enjoys experimenting in the kitchen. From taking tried and true recipes and altering them in different ways, to sometimes striking out and attempting to build something from scratch, I get a lot of pleasure in seeing how many different ways I can make a baked good!
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 • Posted May 9, 2013
My wife and I decided, not long after we got married, that if we wanted to stay married, it would be a bad idea to try to teach one another to do stuff. According to a statistic I made up in 1987, over half of all divorces come about from husbands trying to teach wives how to play golf.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 • Posted May 9, 2013
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, April 30th, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 31 members and one visitor in attendance. Lion Larry Spell was responsible for the program and talked about history repeating itself. Larry gave several examples, of which it seems, that history repeats itself. Then, he spoke about examples where you could say that history never repeats itself.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 • Posted May 9, 2013
A form of a cash crop has been implemented by the development of the sheep and wool markets and the requirement for cash in trading was becoming a necessity as the methods of the row cropping and the raising of livestock was making a change as more cropland was being placed into cultivation in the Leon Valley Flats area which was mostly sandy loam to a tight, bottom rich soil and post oak timber, which, in order to clear, the trees had to be hand-power grubbed and then cut up into firewood. Mo ...
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 • Posted May 9, 2013
There was a great crowd at the Firemen’s Bar-b-que on Saturday evening and I believe they did very well raising funds for the continued operations of the Fire Department. This is a special group of men, and their families, who volunteer to help others whenever and wherever they are needed, and show up every time there is an emergency in our County, so if you see them around town tell them a special “THANK YOU”.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 • Posted May 9, 2013
Royal Jelly is an old folk remedy that is often overlooked. It is also known as bee’s milk, and is a concentrated super food that is a powerful anti-aging tonic. Royal Jelly contains many essential nutrients for humans. These include B vitamins, vitamins A, C, D, E and K, 12 important minerals, 18 amino acids, collagen, and lecithin.
, CEA-FCS
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 • Posted May 9, 2013
Brooke and I love pineapple, especially fresh pineapple. It has been very inexpensive for the past few weeks at our local grocery store, so I wanted to share some ideas on how to use it. It is such a refreshing treat! When you’re shopping for one, try to make sure that the outside is free of mold - you have to look for it to see it.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 • Posted May 9, 2013
“If you don’t like the weather, just wait a few minutes, and it will change!” Growing up in Texas, we’ve seen that truism proved right more often than not. Last week was a perfect example, going from an 80° day to freezing the next night. But whatever the weather, the Cup and Chaucer snack bar in the library is a good place to get some refreshment.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 • Posted May 8, 2013
Introspection of retrospection should never be taken lightly. Generally, getting on with life is preferable to dwelling on what might have been. On rare occasions, though, it is profitable to re-visit bad decisions, declare intent never to make them again, and share details of painful experiences. Perhaps I can help others avoid the pitfalls which open wide to me. I was “chewed up and spit out,” and can just now smile about an avoidable ordeal which a month ago caused me to shed tears…. ...
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 • Posted May 8, 2013
Around. And around. And around again. Around the May pole. Final spin. Taking note of more. Joe Marquez Landscaping. Toni Hurlbut, Jewelry Maker. William Beaty, Mechanic. Janice Ponder, Money Pit Expert. It keeps on going. And going. David Holt Custom Tree Cutting and Lawn Services. Debbie Owen, Farmer. Tommy Splittgerber, Actor. Carolyn Copeland, Jewelry Maker. And going. And going. Nothing scientific about this. Jim Mangum, writer and artist. Tyler Magnus, roper. Zack the ...
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 • Posted May 8, 2013
Gerry - I would like to publicly thank Lindsey Collins and Tom Tannehill of the City of Mason for finally addressing my concerns about the Millard/Robin street neighborhood. I have lived on Millard St. for eight years and have made complaints in writing about conditions in the neighborhood. I have also spoken to the mayor on at least two occasions (on the square) about people living in R.V.s.
, Editor
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 • Posted May 8, 2013
The Canadian invasion begins once more this week! Terri Reardon's mom, Annie Chappell, arrives back in Texas on Wednesday for an extended visit. Though this has become an annual event (or even semiannual), it's always fun to catch up with her and spend time making new memories. Thanks to Annie, I know that Canadian cigarette packages are not subtle in reminding smokers that they are using a dangerous product.
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Wednesday, May 8, 2013 • Posted May 9, 2013 • Photos
For two days only, cash buyers of all types of electronics, gold, silver, coins and antiques will visit Brady to pay cash for your unwanted items! Did you know your old smart phone could be worth money..... maybe a lot of money? A used iPhone 4S could be worth $250 on the resale market.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 • Posted May 9, 2013 • Photos
The Llano Country Opry will be staged on Saturday, May 11, at the Lantex Theater in downtown Llano. Allen Frizzell will be hosting a tribute to his brother Lefty Frizzell. The show will begin at 7:30 PM and admission is $15.00 per person. Tickets are now on sale at the Llano Chamber of Commerce, Llano National Bank, Lively Computers in Kingsland or by calling (325) 247-5354.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 • Posted May 9, 2013
The May meeting will be changed to the 2nd Monday of May. This will be on the 13th at 6:30 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend. Meeting discussions will center around next year's plans, the Memorial ceremony, and flags being put out on local veterans' graves. Any questions about VFW Post 8554 Mason may be directed to Lawrence Spell, Post Commander at 325-429-6224.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 • Posted May 9, 2013
Judge Rob Hofmann will address the bi-monthly meeting of the Republican Women of Mason County on Wednesday, May 15th in the Stribling Room of Mason County Library. Annual scholarship winners will also be honored. The luncheon meeting will begin at noon. Please call Mary Carlman at 325-9605 by Saturday May 11th if you plan to attend.
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Wednesday, May 8, 2013 • Posted May 9, 2013
The American Legion Fort Mason Post 285 will be having a meeting on Thursday, May 9th, at 7:00pm, at the American Legion Post Hall, 237 Post Hill St. (behind the Jail). Plans will be made for the placement of cemetary flags, the Memorial Day Salute to be held on Monday, May 27th, plus discussion on the future of the Post.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 • Posted May 9, 2013
The Lamplight Designs high school art competition will have a closing reception on Friday at 5 o’clock at Topaz Confections bakery. Deborah Hofmann, co-owner of Lamplight Designs, will be present to give awards to the students. The public is invited to attend.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 • Posted May 9, 2013
A Cancer Fundraiser event is being held for Martin Martinez, Mason Class of 1973. Martin was an outstanding quarter-miler, a state medalist, and a wide receiver on the 1972 state quarterfinalist Puncher football team. Martin has battled serious cancer the past year, but thanks to medical miracles, strong faith, and a tremendous heart, Martin is again a Champion.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 • Posted May 8, 2013 • Photos
Are you “volunteered out?” If you are a woman “of a certain age” and would like to get together with some other women WITHOUT DOING ANYTHING CONSTRUCTIVE, then the Mason Red Hat Society wants you! We meet on the 2nd Monday of every month for fun, food, and fellowship - sometimes at a restaurant, sometimes for a pot luck at a member’s house.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 • Posted May 9, 2013 • Photos
The Bass Gang is here at Ole Yellow, and just how cute and funny are these 5, 6-month old puppies. There are 4 females and 1 male , their mother was a Walker Hound now their father is another story, he came from a shorter more to the ground hound dog.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 • Posted May 9, 2013 • Photos
Brie Lynn Lehmberg and Joshua Michael Foster were united in marriage Saturday, April 20, 2013, at the old Voca schoolhouse in Voca,Texas. Judge Fritz Landers preformed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Brad and Terry Lehmberg , grand-daughter of Kenneth and Bonnie Davis and the late Rae and Lou Lehmberg, all of Mason.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 • Posted May 9, 2013 • Photos
Second Chance’s pet of the week this week is Summer, a beautiful, adult female cat. She is about two years old and very friendly. If you are interested in making Summer a member of your family, please visit Second Chance’s website at www.secondchancemason.com or our Facebook page for additional information.
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Wednesday, May 8, 2013 • Posted May 9, 2013 • Photos
The MASON FOOD BANK has purchased two freezers and two refrigerators with a grant from MASON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION. The Food Bank, an outreach program of the Ministerial Alliance, also received a donation from Lowe’s Home Centers. The Food Bank now has 2 refrigerators and 8 freezers ! Why so many?
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 • Posted May 9, 2013 • Photos
Bring your entire family for the Founders Day Celebration planned for Saturday, May 11, 2013. It will be a wonderful time with Mother’s Day guests in for the weekend to share in the history of Fredericksburg’s founding which was May 8, 1846. Founders Day Celebration will be held Saturday, May 11, 2013.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 • Posted May 9, 2013
Mason, Texas – Adult Protective Services is honoring distinguished citizens who have provided extraordinary care and service to APS clients during the past year. Designated as “APS Honors”, the awards are a special project of the Regions 2 & 9 APS staff (60 county area) and four volunteer boards. APS Honors was created over six years ago.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 • Posted May 8, 2013
The Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library and the Friends of the Library are half-way through our twelve-week Spanish to English classes. This program, which is a new endeavor, takes committed volunteers and students to succeed, and we have both! The classes are full each week with students numbering from 12 to 22 and teachers numbering from 6 to 11. Teachers and students take turns providing meals, and there are two very dedicated babysitters who care for up to 13 children a week.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 • Posted May 8, 2013 • Photos
Mason County has once again demonstrated its continuing support of the M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library. Membership in the Friends of the Library hit a recent all-time high of 154. The Mason County Friends of the Library is an all-volunteer organization that supports our local library programs and projects. In addition, the annual Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale chaired by Carolyn Phillips cleared more than $3,000 again this year.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 • Posted May 8, 2013 • Photos
Catherine Lemke, Cassie Benefield, and Caroline Lemke made the trek to San Angelo on Saturday, May 4 to compete with 4-Hers from 21 other area counties. Cassie won 1st place in the musical category with a piano piece, which qualifies her to play at State 4-H Roundup in College Station in June.
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Sports
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 • Posted May 9, 2013
Our boys' track team will be sending two relays and a 300 hurdler to the state meet in Austin next weekend at Mike Meyers Stadium. We will begin our running on Saturday, May 11th at Noon. SHOT PUT: Hector Medina – 42’6.5” 6th place HIGH JUMP: Go Chanriang – 5’4” 11th place 4x200 RELAY: Rio Schmidt, Cody Wood, Go Chanriang, Miguel Castillo 1:32.05 1st place (advances to state meet) 300H: Go Chanriang 40.85 1st place (advances to state meet) Luis Castillo 43.97 10th place ...