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June 26, 2013 Issue
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013 • Photos
A group of "good Samaritans" from Mason left on Sunday heading for Moore, Oklahoma, where they will assist with storm cleanup and recovery efforts after the devastating tornadoes earlier this month. The group is comprised of Chris Dyer, Ryan Jordan, James Wartenbach, Ryan Wartenbach, Jarret Lingle, Nick Dyer, Sam Dyer, Zach Davidson, Ethan Hudson, Seth Hudson, James Durst and Nick Martin.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013 • Photos
Renowned country singer Aaron Watson will open up the festivities for the 2013 Round Up when he appears at the Old Peanut Mill Steakhouse on July 12. Aaron is touring in support of his critically acclaimed new album ‘Real Good Time.’ Aaron recently opened with a career-best No. 9 rank on Billboard’s country chart for his new album ‘Real Good Time,’ in addition to his biggest Nielsen SoundScan week on Top Country Albums.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013 • Photos
We’re moving along-literally!! Several board members and volunteers have worked hard to get everything ready and set at the soon to be Mason Community Thrift Store. Now, we’ve had more people volunteer to help us move to our new location. For a couple of hours on Monday evening, we loaded up trailers, and just like industrious ants, got things moved with little muss or fuss. Pictured above are some who participated in this phase of the move.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013 • Photos
Joe McDermott, a nationally known children’s songwriter will perform for preschool and elementary age children at the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library on July 9 at 1:00 P.M. in the Stribling Room. Admission to the performance is free. Mr. McDermott will also be doing a presentation at 2:30 P.M.
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013
The plural of goose is geese. So it would make sense if the plural of moose were meese, but it’s not. The plural of moose is moose (to avoid confusion). I often wonder who made up the English language rules we follow. I usually wonder that while I’m breaking them. If the plural of moose were meese, then Tink’s new attractant, designed to be sprayed on vegetation to draw moose, would be called Meese Munch, instead of Moose Munch.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, June 18th, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 34 members and eight visitors in attendance. Lion George Brannies was responsible for the program and introduced Mary Catherine Holley who spoke about The Hope Factory, an organization she and her husband, John, run in conjunction with the First Baptist Church in Cherokee, Texas. The Hope Factory supports the Ematsayi Clinic in western Kenya, the Valley of Truth Learning Center (a school that was ...
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013
There’s not much that Z and I disagree on. However, there is one BIGGIE! That happens to be mattresses/beds! Z says that there is only good bed and that is a WATER BED! He doesn’t know that they don’t sell water beds anymore. Oh, maybe you can find a used one, but there are no more water bed companies!
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013
The City, like most every business, has certain reports and documents that have to be completed and published every year. Some of them are due in late spring or early summer and we stay busy in the City office working to be sure that we meet most of the requirements set for us by the state and federal government.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013
Acid vs. Alkaline - The balance of acid versus alkaline in our bodies is crucial to good health. Our bodies need a pH that is neutral to very slightly acid. However, most of the foods we eat tend to make our bodies very acid. If our pH gets too acid, then our bodies have to work to restore balance.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013
Stretching food dollars and preparing nutritious foods for children are a winning combination. If there’s a baby (aged six to twelve months) in your home, now could be a good time to consider making your own baby food to save a few dollars. Making your own baby food could reduce your food costs, and provide your child with nutritious meals that can also help your child get better acquainted with some of the foods you and your family eat.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013
We are in the planning stages of a new project—providing a free, teacher-taught G.E.D class here at the library. The first step is to determine if there is a genuine need. We must have a minimum of nine people who will sign up for the class. If the class makes, and we find a teacher, the program would start at the beginning of Howard College’s fall semester.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013 • Photos
Many folks wind up in tears upon realizing they really aren’t up to challenges posed by “fixer-upper” houses. Whimpering, they move on, spirits dampened and dreams shattered. Sometimes, though, there are unique individuals who march to different drums—rare souls who see life differently. They dream big, committed to baby-step beginnings, even if decades in the taking. It’s one thing when “dad and lad” are in conventional businesses together.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013
Seth Thomas. Every Sunday I think of ol’ Seth. Every Sunday I wind him up. The tick-tock pendulum clock that says “Seth Thomas.” Made in the U.S.A. And that’s a good thing. Because Seth Thomas was American. Born in 1785. And a pioneer of mass production. He had his own clock-making company when he was 25. Not much later, he set up his own factory. And started making clocks with metal movements. Up until then, everything was wood. The iconic clock in Grand Central Station is ...
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013
In last week's paper, we had a photo on our front page of the "All Star Championship" winners. The caption said, "...these boys played...," but, we were reminded that at the front of the photo, in the middle, is Miss Tristin Keller, daughter of John & Sherry Keller. So...., we revise our caption to: "These young men and women played...."
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013
On June 12th, the most devasting thing happened to our family. We woke up to our house on fiare and lost everything. Never did we think we'd go through anything like this. Being away from Mason I felt alone in a bad dream. Then I found out that my hometown had come together to help us out.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013
RE: Honor Flight - Austin, by Boone Kemp. We thoroughly enjoyed reading Mr. Boone Kemp’s article about his trip to Washington, D.C.. It is a delight to see that Mr. Kemp and fellow WWII veterans were honored at both our state’s and nation’s capitols. God bless Mr. Kemp and all the Greatest Generation for their service in preserving the freedom of this great nation. Daryl Watson
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013
How to explain what it's like to live in Mason? It's one thing to tell people about how we live our lives from day to day. It's quite another to talk to someone who is considering Mason as their new home and to try and consider all the variables about how well, or even if, they will enjoy living in our community. Over the years, I've watched people make the decision to load their lives into a Uhaul, move the family and all their possessions, and live their lives as residents of Mason.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013 • Photos
Twenty children came to The Painted Tree Studio to experience the ‘best time of their life’ while creating art with local artist Bridget Langdale. Thanks to the Mason community, Mason Recycling center, Kent Bruce, Mason Building & Supply, Country Collectibles, Mason Community ReSale Store, Gene Howard and so many others who donated wood scraps, metal odds and ends and other treasures.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013 • Photos
The Castell School Fish Fry & Auction Benefit Saturday evening was a huge success. Contributions, meal and raffle ticket sales and auction raised the much needed funds for a new septic system at the Castell School. Roland and Josh Rode did an outstanding job of frying all the fish and hush puppies for the meal, Nancy Chism and her “bean wagon” cooked all the beans which along with potato salad, coleslaw, homemade desserts, tea and all the trimmings were served to approximately 300 people w ...
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013 • Photos
“Canning the Harvest, Part II” was the June 18th program of the Mason Garden Club presented by Kristy Powell, Family & Consumer Science Extension Agent, Texas AgriLife Extension Service for Mason & Menard counties. This program included a review of the basics of canning, for all the new members and guests who were not present for last years program, and also the latest canning techniques.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013 • Photos
The Mason Study Club held their end of the year picnic on Tuesday, May 28th. The picnic was held in the home of Kay Hudler. Co-hostesses were Mary Carlman, Nanci Gibbons and Nan Larrimore. A big thanks to the husbands who also helped with the set-up of tables, chairs, etc.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013
Many relatives and friends met at the Richard P. Eckert Civic Center in Mason on Saturday, June 22, for the annual Surber reunion. The event was hosted by the family of Fritz Surber, who was the second son of Otto and Maude (Reeves) Surber. A barbecue lunch prepared by Fred and Mitch Jordan was served to about 60 people in attendance.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013 • Photos
West Central Wireless recently gave scholarships to high school students. Marissa Gierisch from Mason High School accepted a $500 scholarship presented by Staci Moreland from West Central Wireless.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013 • Photos
Chama Martin (at left) and Sierra Martin, daughters of Glen and Rae Ann Martin of Mason, attended the 2013 Royal Highland Show and Young Farmers Competition for the International Livestock Judging Competition in Scotland. Chama, who just graduated, and Sierra, who will be a junior next year, placed a close second to a Colorado junior college.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013 • Photos
Katherine Smith, granddaughter of Danny & Florence Smith, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Westfield High School, Houston, TX, on 1 June 2013, at the Richard Berry Center. She is the daughter of Glenn & Pam Smith. Kaherine will continue her studies in Engineering at The University of Texas, Austin. Her proud Opa & Oma were privileged to be there along with other family members.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013 • Photos
Four young adults affirmed their baptismal vows Sunday morning, June 23, at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Doss, when theywere confirmed by the Rev. Mark A. Ward. Pictured with Rev. Ward are, left to right, Jason Harwell, KaylaHarwell, Michael Cooper Jr. and Scott Harwell.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013 • Photos
The United States Achievement Academy has announced that Joe David Parks of Brady, Texas, has been recognized by the United States Achievement Academy as a student of excellence in leadership and vocational studies. Mr. Parks attends Rochelle High School, and was nominated for this honor by his ag teacher, Eddie Byrom.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013 • Photos
Christopher Gray (son of Mary and Denis Gray) found time in his busy senior year at Mason High School to complete all badge and leadership requirements, his Eagle Project (Thank you Chris for the freshly cleaned and painted Mason County Baseball Facilities), and pass his Eagle Board of Review. Chris would like to take this opportunity to personally thank: John Palacio, Deandra Palacio, and Rev.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013 • Photos
Dr. Paul and Maureen Hartigan of Erie, CO, announce the engagement of their daughter, Tara Elizabeth Hartigan to Gabriel Lee Tovar, son of Joe and Dora Tovar of Idalia, CO. The future bride received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Regis University and is pursuing a Master of Arts degree in education at Regis University.
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013
If you are interested in taking a teacher-taught G.E.D. class, please call the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library at 347-5446 or 347-5232 to register.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013
The Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library and the Friends of the Library will begin the summer session of the Spanish-to-English class beginning on Thursday, July 11. Class will begin at 6:00 P.M. and end at 8:00 P.M. This class is intended for adult students who wish to learn to speak, read, and/or write in English.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013
Survivors resources and options With the recent reports of violence in the area where do victims go to get the much needed help in our community? Is there a safe place for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault? What services do they offer and is there a cost involved? These questions are answered by The Haven Family Shelter of Brady. The prevalence of domestic violence is undeniable with the headline news of celebrities involved such as pop star Chris Brown, boxing superstar Floyd M ...
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013 • Photos
Summer is moving right along and the members of Second Chance – Mason Animal Rescue have been busy with a number of projects. The free spay/neuter program is in full swing. There are still plenty of funds available if you have a cat or a dog that needs to be spayed or neutered.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013 • Photos
Dorothy Lee Haberer Henderson was born at home in Uhland, Texas, on June 27, 1923, to parents William Max Haberer and Louise Marie Reidel Haberer. Dot enjoyed relating that she arrived before the doctor did. She lived a healthy, happy life until June 19, 2013, when she stepped into the shining light of eternity.