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Wednesday, June 12, 2013 • Posted June 14, 2013
Oh, the yellow rose of Texas… And the yellow rose of June. No rose more famous than our yeller one. The song, however, was written about a woman. Not a flower. Roses (the flower) migrated to Texas. Just like everybody else, originally. Regardless of where it grows, the rose belongs to the month of June. And rose-blooming season is upon us. Get roses at The Green House. Although the best time to plant them is barefoot in the Fall. Take a peek into the world of roses. You’ll find ...
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 • Posted June 14, 2013
When I was young many years ago (ok, many, many years ago), my brothers always had motorcycles, rode motorcycles, and worked on and repaired motorcycles. These were not just any motorcycles, they were Harleys. All of these motorcycles were like members of the family and each carried a name with pride.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 • Posted June 14, 2013
I want to remind everyone of one of the City services that can be very helpful but I am not sure many people use on a regular basis. The City has a website at www.mason.tx.citygovt.org that contains a great deal of information and a number of documents that might help you and answer some questions with just a quick look.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 • Posted June 14, 2013
It’s easy to nibble on nuts. Here are two quick ideas plus links to lots more. Store shelled or unshelled nuts in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to 6 months or for a year in your freezer for best quality, advises UNL Extension’s latest Food Reflections newsletter.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 • Posted June 14, 2013
When push came to shove during the Great Depression, the masses were unable to shove back. Instead, they relied on creativity to “make do.” Thanks to patterned sacks containing livestock feed—as well as kitchen flour—many wardrobes depended greatly on foot-powered Singer sewing machines. Mostly, women turned out the “make do” garments willingly worn by adults and children alike. There were shirts and dresses—and other garments—including underclothing.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 • Posted June 14, 2013
Friday morning, the land phone went dead! Can you imagine this? I really made an effort to keep my cool, but Z didn’t take any chances, he left the house as soon as possible! I was put on hold with the company for two hours, this means using my cell air time!
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 • Posted June 14, 2013
According to the Associated Press, who I don’t, personally, associate with, a fellow in Klamath Falls, Oregon heard some barking outside his house shortly after he let his dogs out recently. Which was not unusual. But he also heard a roar, so he grabbed a rifle and ran to his door. Sure enough, there was a roar out there, and it was coming from a bear.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 • Posted June 14, 2013
NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from publishers’ summaries) DVDS: Love Comes Softly Series Vol. 1 South Pacific Cloud Atlas The Last Mimzy How to Eat Fried Worms Tom and Jerry Bridge to Terebithia The Spiderwick Chronicles Lemony Snicket’s Iron Man 2 Door to Door Stand Up Guys Last Stand Holes For Greater Glory Non-fiction: Alive Again: Recovering from Alcoholism and Drug Addiction by Howard C. Samuels, Psy.D (616.86 SAM) Roanoke: Solving the Mystery of the Lost Colony by L ...
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 • Posted June 12, 2013
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, June 4th, for its monthly business meeting. There were 33 members and four visitors in attendance. "Boss" Lion Pat Reardon was responsible for the program and Secretary/Treasurer Gene Gammill read the minutes and gave the financial report. Lion Mark Lehmberg informed the club that now is the time to start getting sponsorships for the 5K/10K Walk & Run.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 • Posted June 12, 2013
Zip, zest, and zeal are signs of health. If you feel that you are lacking these on a regular basis, you may be depressed. Many people do not believe in depression; however, it is one of the most common health problems in the United States affecting an estimated 17 million Americans each year. Depression is a whole-body condition that affects the body, nervous system, moods, thoughts and behavior.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 • Posted June 12, 2013
Being new to Mason, I am amazed at the variety and caliber of art to be found in this small Hill Country town. Last Friday Arnold Gallery hosted an evening talk with yet another top notch artist, Brian Row, who was both interesting and thought provoking. Art makes a place special and Mason is certainly both special and unique.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 • Posted June 12, 2013
I'm not a parent; but, I'm one heck of an uncle. As such, I don't have a lot of actual parenting skills. I have found that many of the disciplinary skills I use on my Dachshund are transferable to children; but, only up to a point. Something I've noticed about kids is that they can be...
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Wednesday, June 12, 2013 • Posted June 14, 2013
M-44 training and testing to add the M-44 category to your pesticide applicator license: TDA’s Predator Management Training Program works closely with the Texas AgriLife Extension’s Wildlife Services to help Texans in the livestock industry find the most appropriate control method. The program works to ensure the methods used to manage livestock predation are not hazardous to humans, non-target animals and the environment.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 • Posted June 14, 2013
The American Legion Fort Mason Post 285 will be having a meeting on Thursday, June 13TH, at 7:00 p.m., at the American Legion Post Hall, 237 Post Hill St. (behind the Jail). All members and interested parties are invited to attend. For information on The American Legion Post 285, contact Lawrence Spell, 429-6224.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 • Posted June 12, 2013
Mason Community Church invites everyone in the Mason area to a free concert this Sunday at 10:00 a.m. at the church building, located at 516 N. Robin Street. LifeSong: Is devoted to healing and encouraging families with God’s word in Music and evangelism. Their ministry to the family is based from the scriptures found in Paul’s letter to the Colossians.
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The 150th birthday celebration of Harper kicks off on June 15 in the town on U.S. Highway 290, 24 miles west of Fredericksburg in Gillespie County. Events start at 8 a.m. in Harper Community Park with a COWBOY BREAKFAST (donation only) followed by a PARADE beginning at 10 a.m. Harper was founded as a Confederate town in 1863, and as such, the parade will be led by The Sons of Confederate Veterans Chapter of Fredericksburg Lone Star Rifles Color Guard.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 • Posted June 12, 2013
The Hilda Community Club will meet at 6:30 PM on Friday, June 21 at the club. Our speaker will be Tom Hewitt of Operation Orphans, a non-profit organization that provides children with unique and wonderful outdoor experiences by sponsoring hunting and fishing trips in the Texas Hill Country, since 1960.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 • Posted June 12, 2013
The Long Mountian Community Club will have the regular monthly meeting Friday, June 14, 2013, at 6:30 PM at the Long Mountain Community Center. As per custom, the members will enjoy BBQ chicken along with all the trimmings, provided everyone brings the trimmings. This has been a custom of the Center for a number of years and we wish to enjoy the past events.
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Christian recording artist Tony Elenburg will be performing at River of Life Church on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16th along with his daughter Tori during the worship service which begins at 10:30 am. A light breakfast will be served at 10:00 am. Ten of Tony’s songs have been on the nation’s Christian Top 20 chart.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 • Posted June 12, 2013 • Photos
A memorial contribution to Mason Community Kitchen (P.O. Box 711, Mason TX 76856) is a fitting way to honor relatives and friends who served others during their lifetimes. Last Saturday, chef Cindy Morris and 12 volunteers prepared a tasty Fiesta Chicken Soup for families in need that was funded by a gift in memory of Danna Gnazzo Laverty of Pagosa Springs, Colorado.
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Meagan Elizabeth Brown of Austin recently graduated from Texas A&M University Summa Cum Laude, receiving Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and History. During her senior year, she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Meagan is the daughter of David and Janna Brown of Austin and granddaughter of Frank and Margaret Brown of Hilda and Lloyd and Jerry Coats of Dallas.
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The new officers for The Riata Service Organization are pictured below. From left to right: Pat Tucker-Parliamentarian, Alberta Birk-Service Treasurer, Becky Griffith-President, Amy Capps- Reporter, Bertha Templeton-Secretary, K K Brannies-Vice President. Jody Kingston-Club Treasurer is not pictured.
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Wednesday, June 12, 2013 • Posted June 14, 2013
The Area Agency on Aging of the Concho Valley strives to provide information, assistance, and services to the older citizens of Menard County. AAA staff will be presenting over You Gave, Now Save services and will be available to help seniors on an individual basis on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 • Posted June 14, 2013
Students achieving the Dean’s List for the 2013 spring semester have been announced by Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must be enrolled fulltime at ASU and must maintain a 3.25 or better grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Mason: Kristi C. Hamilton, Monte M.
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The Llano Pioneers Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas met on May 28, 2013 for the Installation of Officers, and to welcome new member Connie Brandenberger Ludlum who transferred from the Sterling C. Robertson Chapter in Waco, Texas. During the recent Annual Daughters of the Republic of Texas State Convention the Llano Pioneers Chapter was honored to receive for the second year in a row the prestigious Six-Star Award for outstanding achievement of a Chapter, and the Chapter is al ...
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 • Posted June 14, 2013 • Photos
The Fine Arts Association of the Hill Country conducted the first of two workshops in preparing and designing chairs for their upcoming Chair-ity auction. This fabulous event, scheduled at the Robert Clay Vineyards in Streeter, will showcase 20 decorated chairs by a very talented group of fine arts members. So, mark your calendars for Saturday, October 19, 2013.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 • Posted June 14, 2013 • Photos
MASON, MAY 29, 2013- One area high school senior has been selected to receive a $4,000 college scholarship from the ConocoPhillips Dependent Scholarship Program. • Selected as a winner is James Dale, son of John Jr. and Pam Dale. James is a senior at Mason High School. He will attend Cornell College, Mt.
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Members of Central Texas Electric Co-op Board District 3 (Mason/Menard/McCullough, Northern Kimble County), met Tuesday, June 5th in the Mason Junior High cafeteria. The members were welcomed by the co-op’s Chief Executive Officer, Robert A. Loth III. Mr. Loth opened the meeting with the introduction of members of the co-op’s Board of Directors in attendance.
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On Tuesday, June 4, the Garden Club came out in force to finish new plantings in the front beds at the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library. Penny Peterson, Susan Chadwick, Sarah Banta, Wendy Hastings, Sherie Clarkson, Joan Lindley, Lynn Hedges, and Stephanie Smith cheerfully labored in the heat to make the landscape more appealing.
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Carolyn Biggs has been gracious to show her 2013 quilt Vines and Wheels at the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library throughout the months of June and July. Her use of bold red, blue, and greens along with the intricate pattern combine for a stunning result. Be sure to step into the Stribling Room to see the stitch work up close.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 • Posted June 12, 2013 • Photos
Lilacs - N - Calico & Co. had its preview opening last Friday evening on the east side of the Mason square. A formal ribbon cutting was held for the new store in preparation for their formal opening on Saturday. Lef to right: Kathryn Burk of Brady; Debbie Marin of Ingram and her husband, Rene Marin; Joyce Mutschink of Mason; Jennifer Hitzfelder; Mayor Brent Hinckley; Jean Lyon, owner of the building; Jimmie Hitzfelder of Mason; and, Julie Pici of Llano.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 • Posted June 12, 2013 • Photos
Mason Community Foundation Board member Carolyn Phillips talks with Board President Brent Hinckley as he prepares to hang ceiling fans at the New Home of The Community Thrift Store. New ceiling tiles,lighting and a dressing room have also been installed.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 • Updated June 12, 2013 4:25 PM • Photos
Wendy Fisher, Manager of the Mason Community Thrift Store, saw my error in last week’s paper. The Community Thrift Store is open from 10 AM to 5 PM Monday to Friday and 10 to 4 on Saturday. (Gerry is not the only one who makes mistakes!) We will let everyone know as soon as we have a date for our move.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 • Posted June 12, 2013
The Mason Garden Club will have its regular meeting on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library, Stribling Room. The program “Canning the Harvest II”, will be presented by Kristy Powell, Family & Consumer Science Extension Service, Mason and Menard counties.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 • Posted June 12, 2013
GEORGETOWN, TX (06/11/2013)— Jenny Smith of Mason has been named to the Dean’s List at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, for the spring 2013 semester. To be selected, students must have at least a 3.6 grade point average on a 4.0 scale with at least 12 graded hours and be in good standing with the university. Southwestern University is a selective, nationally recognized undergraduate liberal arts college with an enrollment of 1,400 students.
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On June 8-9, 2013, the Robert Moseley House Mountain Ranch in Llano County and the Loyal Valley VFD of Mason County hosted the Rescue Training International Two Day Wildland Search and Rescue Training Class. The Fredericksburg, Loyal Valley and Willow City Fire Departments participated in this intensive day and night training course.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 • Posted June 12, 2013 • Photos
Do you have a female dog or cat that has not been spayed? Does your family member, neighbor or coworker have one? If so please apply today or encourage them to apply for the free spay/neuter program going on right now through Second Chance – Mason Animal Rescue. Why the rush?
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St. Paul Lutheran Church invites you to a special Father’s Day worship service this Sunday, June 16. Beautiful red and white carnations will be pinned to honor all fathers, and the youth of the congregation will have a special sweet treat to recognize the men. The youth will also provide wonderful music during the service, playing a Father’s Day-inspired Kristal Bells piece and singing a special benediction song, while Staci Habecker will grace us with lovely offertory music on the piano.
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Austin – Throughout the school year, the Texas FFA Travel Team visited 301 schools and traveled more than 32,000 miles across the Lone Star State in the Texas FFA Ford truck. The Travel Team consists of Texas FFA State President Blake Vineyard and Texas FFA State First Vice President Tyler Reiley. During the chapter visits, the officers’ conducted a presentation focused on passion, as well as developed personal relationships with FFA members and teachers. “We wanted to motivate the mem ...
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 • Posted June 12, 2013
June the 14th is Flag Day. Everyone is encouraged to fly your flag on this day. If by chance you flag is in need of replacing, we are accepting flags for retirement at the Post. They may be left on the porch of the Post on Post Hill Street located behind the jail.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 • Posted June 12, 2013
Ila Belle “Billie” Brown, of Mason, passed away on Sunday, June 9, at the age of 85. Billie is survived by her brother Sonny Holt and wife Nancy of Fredonia and a sister Iva Nell Sparks and husband Holden of Midland and many nieces and nephews including Mary Lou Smith of Fredericksburg.
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Diana Lynn Simpson, age 50, of May, went to be with the Lord Jesus whom she loved dearly on Monday May 20, 2013. Services for Diana were held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday May 24, 2013, at Blaylock Funeral Home Chapel with Jim Maxwell and Dan Chapman officiating, interment will follow at the May Cemetery.
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Kenneth Loeffler, age 78 passed from this life on June 8, 2013, after a long and valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. Born in Mason, Texas, on December 21, 1934, he was the son of Milton E. and Flora Belle Childress Loeffler. He is survived by his loving wife and constant companion for 57 years, Carolyn, a daughter, Karen Kaye Verell and her husband Al of Round Rock, TX, a son Ken Michael Loeffler and wife Terri, of Austin, TX, three granddaughters, Heather Verell, Audrey Loeffler and Kathry ...
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Murry Glen Hatfield, 58, of Millersview passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at his residence. He was born on June 21, 1954, in Sherman, TX, to Leon and Bettie (Cavender) Hatfield. Murry was a lifelong farmer and rancher. He married Rhonda Robinson in April of 1997. Murry was active member of the Millersview VFD and while living in Sherman, he was a member of the First Baptist Church. Murry is survived by his wife and two children, Cody Hatfield and wife Jamie of Mason, Amy Dobbs and husband ...
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On Thursday, June 7, Margaret Lemke participated in the 2013 Fellowship of Christian Athletes All-Star game. Margaret, who helped lead the south team to a 52-48 victory over the north team, was named MVP and received the Julie Goodenough Award. She has signed to play basketball this coming fall at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas.