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May 29, 2013 Issue
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Wednesday, May 29, 2013 • Posted May 29, 2013
The Graduation Supplement was printed out of sequence. No graduates were left out of the publication, but they are no longer in alphabetical order. Also, the labels for the Valedictorian and Salutatorian were switched. My apologies to Elena Ramon (Valedictorian) and Margaret Lemke (Salutatorian). Next week's paper will correct this error.
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Some of my friends have ‘bucket lists.’ Things they want to do before they die, like climb Mt. Ranier, or race in the Baja 1000, or sail to Jamaica, or visit the Great Wall of China, or find a clean convenience store restroom. I don’t have such a list, but if I did, shooting hogs from a helicopter would occupy the top seven slots.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 • Posted May 28, 2013
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, May 21st, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 35 members and three visitors in attendance. Lion Chase Smith was responsible for the program and introduced Pastor Cliff Krcha who spoke about the operations of the Ministerial Alliance. Pastor Krcha shared a PowerPoint presentation of all the things the Ministerial Alliance is involved in, including the food pantry, outreach programs and prayer room, etc.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 • Posted May 28, 2013
I’m aware that my smoking, OFFENDS some folk. I’ve been told that my love of perfume, OFFENDS some folk. Too, I know that my love of the Rebel Flag, OFFENDS some folks. Well, folks I just have to put it to you this way. In the words of Clark Gable in “Gone With the Wind:” “FRANKLY MY DEAR, I DON’T GIVE A DAMN!” When we start getting OFFENDED when someone else gets OFFENDED by what we do, then two are OFFENDED!
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 • Posted May 28, 2013
Memorial Day weekend is behind us and in just a couple of days school will be out for the summer. One caution is to watch as you drive around town in the next few weeks as the “free” school children are more likely to be out on bicycles or with friends and may not be as aware of traffic as we would wish.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 • Posted May 28, 2013
Just the basics of nutrition are a concern to many. I find that some very basic nutritional supplements help almost everybody. A good multivitamin is the first basic. What makes a multivitamin good is the quality of the contents along with the technology used to encapsulate or tablet the contents. The better vitamins do not have pharmaceutical glaze, artificial coloring, several kinds of cellulose, nor do they contain synthetic vitamins such as synthetic E or dl-alpha tocopherol.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 • Posted May 28, 2013
Just when I think I’ve seen it all, somebody surprises me. This time, the surprise isn’t pleasant. Believe it or not, somebody (or bodies) is taking the barcodes, spine labels, and due date grids off movies and books! Whoever is doing this must think it’s funny, but it costs the library in both dollars and time spent re-processing the items.
, CEA-FCS
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 • Posted May 28, 2013
When a tornado is coming, you have only a short amount of time to make life-or-death decisions. Advance planning and quick response are the keys to surviving a tornado. BEFORE Conduct tornado drills each tornado season. Designate an area in the home as a shelter, and practice having everyone in the family go there in response to a tornado threat.
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Folks were commonly born into poverty in the 1930s. For some, it was abject—daily bread was never guaranteed, and families were continually on the move in survival mode. Dr. O. C. (Mike) Taylor, born to migrant farm workers, was subjected to life’s most jagged edges after his birth in 1932. One of eight children and one of just three who survived early childhood years, he was a nomadic tag-along, accustomed to living in tents and at least once under a tree. Fun-loving and frisky—yet fea ...
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 • Posted May 28, 2013
Rain, rain, rain. We finally got some. Thanks to that killer tornado. Thankfully it didn’t touch down here. Rain is part of Nature’s reign. Reign, reign, reign. As in Reigning Cats & Dogs. Grooming, boarding, training, and retail shop on the west side of the square. And on the east edge of town is Sunny Star Kennels. Boarding, grooming, and training too.
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Wednesday, May 29, 2013 • Posted May 28, 2013
The Library's "Read With A Dog" begins on Monday, June 10th, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
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A new shop on the Square, Lilacs-N-Calico & Co., is busy preparing for their grand opening, Friday June 7th from 6:00-9:00 PM.
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The Llano Country Opry will be staged on Saturday, June 1, at the Lantex Theater in downtown Llano, Texas. Nashville Country Music Entertainer Razzy Bailey will perform for the first time at the Llano Country Opry. The show begins at 7:30 PM and admission is $15. Tickets are now on sale at the Llano Chamber of Commerce, Llano National Bank, Lively Computers in Kingsland or by calling (325) 247-5354.
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The past is smiling, the future is calling! See you there! Saturday, June 15th, for the Harper 150th birthday celebration at the Harper Community Park in downtown, Harper, Texas.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 • Posted May 28, 2013
The Pedernales Electric Cooperative is sponsoring a coloring contest for children ages 4-10. First place in each of three age categories (4-6, 7-8, 9-10) wins a scooter and helmet. The grand prize winner will receive a bike and helmet. The contest begins June10 and ends July 12. Parent or guardian must be a PEC member and reside in PEC territory.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 • Posted May 28, 2013
The Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library offers three ways to participate in summer reading. Registration for all programs begins on Monday, June 3.Read With a Dog, for grades 1-3, will be on Mondays only from 1:00-2:00 P.M. The Book Hounds, grades 1-12, read at home and can come check-out books begin their logs.
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Pat Ellebracht, formerly of Mason and now of Lawrence, Kansas, was in town last week and took the opportunity to stop in and visit with Gene and Patsy Zesch. Mr. Ellebracht recently retired and moved from his former home in Missouri to Lawrence to be closer to his son. As he was making the move, he decided that he wanted to donate his collection of Gene Zesch pieces to some type of organization or facility that could propertly display them to an appreciative audience.
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Zoe Askins came to The Painted Tree Studio to celebrate her sixth birthday with friends Conley Bownds, Sara Peyton Dospapas, and Cienna Martinez. To share in this celebration were family members Austin, Clint, Heather Askins and Sara’s mom who all came to assist with this eager group of artists. It was a delightful time with four charming little ladies.
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The Mason Garden Club met May 21st at the Stribling Room of the Mason Library. The program was on “Landscape Plans for Heritage Park” presented by Dr. Michael Murphy. Dr. Murphy taught landscape architecture and horticulture at Texas A&M. He explained his landscape plan for Heritage Park that he has developed for the Riata Club who will be taking it as their project.
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On Sunday, May 19, St. Paul Lutheran Church celebrated the Confirmation of ten of our youth. They are: Susan Airheart, Jodie Evans, Austin Habecker, Dakota Lee, Dawson Lee, Baylee Owen, Grant Sanders, Lanie Schmidt, Kenley Stockbridge, and Coleman Swafford. Pastor Tim Scheffel confirmed them in their Christian faith.
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The Mason High School One Act Company won second place at the UIL State One Act Contest this past Wednesday, May 22, with their performance of the comedy, Crimes of the Heart. Eight Texas 1A high school one act plays performed at the final competition. Individual acting awards for MHS went to Cassie Benefield – all-star cast and Caroline Hudson – honorable all-star cast.
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Grace Christian School held its Awards and Graduation Ceremony Friday, May 17th. Seniors,K.C. Coleman and Gabe Jennings recieved their diplomas. Highest Academic Achievement Award was given to Sydney Renfroe (elementary ) and K.C. Coleman (secondary). Subject awards were given to Hunter Bradley for Math, Riggin Farmer for English, Randee Renfroe for Literature, Quaid Brandenberger for Science, Aaron Alm for Social Studies, Selah Farmer in Reading, Marie Roy in Spelling, Derek Renfroe for Handw ...
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The Zonta Club of Fredericksburg received a record number of scholarship applications for the 2013 scholarships to be given by the Club. Chairman Karleen Carlisle and her committee had the monumental task of selecting ten recipients out of the forty three qualified applications they received. The Club gratefully acknowledges the numerous anonymous donations made to its Scholarship Fund.
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On May 21, 1953, 42 bright-eyed seniors received their diplomas from Mason High School. On May 11, 2013, 21 of the 27 living classmates gathered to celebrate the 60th anniversary of graduation. Class members in attendance were Juanita Dahl Swartzwelder, Royce Johnson, Carolyn Meyer Loeffler, Kenneth Loeffler, Goldie Leifeste Lease, Frankie Carter, Gaelyn Geistweidt Fisher, L.W.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 • Posted May 28, 2013
STEPHENVILLE, TX (05/22/2013)— Tarleton State University has released its “A” Honor Roll list for the spring 2013 semester. Students listed have a 4.0 grade point ratio on the 4.0 system and are taking a minimum of 12 credit hours. Students making the list include the following: Harper Neal of Brady is enrolled at Tarleton’s Stephenville campus and majoring in Pre Nursing. Makenzie Mitchell of Mason is enrolled at Tarleton’s Stephenville campus and majoring in Kinesiology. Founded ...
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What: Annual Hext Homecoming and Reunion When: Sunday, June 9th 10:00 AM until the last person leaves Where: Hext, Tx School House Goings On! Registration: 10 AM+ Fellowship: 10 AM until Lunch BBQ Lunch Served $10 per plate 12:30 PM Please RSVP your lunch attendees to Terri McWilliams so we will make sure to have enough for ALL that attend!
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Heavy rains in Menard and Kimble County raised water levels in the Llano and San Saba Rivers over the weekend. This was the scene at the Highway 87 roadside park on the San Saba River in McCulloch County on Friday afternoon.
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Wednesday, May 29, 2013 • Posted May 28, 2013
Two weeks ago, the Teens in the Driver’s Seat organization at MHS started off a very busy and important week by conducting a school-wide pledge in cooperation with “It Can Wait,” AT&T’s nation wide campaign to bring awareness to the dangers that texting while driving pose to our nation’s teens.
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On Monday, May 20th, members of the Mason Bluebonnet Study Club carpooled to the Long Mountain Community Club. There, Mr. & Mrs. Bill Hight gave a history of the building which was the area’s school in the early part of the 1900’s and followed by several stories involving students and teachers that attended the country school.