Red Flag Burn Ban Lifted
Mason County News
Weather Fair 81.0°F (47%)
July 3, 2013 Issue
Front Page
See more Columns
Columns
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • Posted July 3, 2013
237 years ago, a group of men met in a hot room in Philadelphia and decided to put their lives and their fortunes on the line. They knew that by signing the Declaration of Independence, they were signing their own death warrants for the British Crown. They weren't intending to form a new country or to establish a new government; rather, they knew that the conditions they were living under at the time were unacceptable for a free people, which they believed they should be.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • Posted July 3, 2013
If you can remember the black and white pictures in your history books of Heroshima,Japan after we dropped the bomb, that is the best way I can describe to you what Moore,OK looked like after the tornado tore through there acouple of months ago. As you may have seen in the Mason news last week the Mason Lions Club sent a group of 12 guys up to Moore,OK to see how we could serve them and help rebuild their lives.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • Posted July 3, 2013
Just about every year, our cherry tomato plants produce more product that we can eat, even when we work hard at it. We eat the little tomatoes until our mouths are burned out from the acid! Fresh, on salads; fresh right out of a bowl in the refrigerator; rendered down in a skillet for tomato base for an Italian food favorite; but we still can’t keep ahead of them.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • Posted July 3, 2013
Probiotics are the healthy bacteria that inhabit our intestines. The average healthy person has 4-5 pounds of these critters in their intestinal tract. The word “probiotic” means “for life”. Probiotics have several functions that enhance our lives and are essential to good health. These include synthesizing vitamins B complex and K, enhancing immune function by crowding out yeast and parasites, producing enzymes, helping regulate blood cholesterol, improving digestion and colon functi ...
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • Posted July 3, 2013
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, June 25th, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 30 members and three visitors in attendance. Lion Marty Benson was responsible for the program and he spoke about his job as plant manager of F.T.S. International sand mine. Marty said that they were busy now and the future looks even busier.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • Posted July 3, 2013
Heroes, it has been said, are ordinary men who do extraordinary things. Maybe that’s true. Or maybe some are a little more extraordinary than others. When our Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson and edited by the first Continental Congress, was adopted on July 4, 1776, it was decision time.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • Posted July 3, 2013
You know what is more precious than me having my granddaughter dogs? Yep, having three of my four grandsons! They ranged from fifteen to nine and energy that if contained would generate enough power for a household or two. Love to see their imagination at work. Jitter Bug, nine years old, said he could build me a tree house in the pecan tree.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • Posted July 3, 2013 • Photos
Small town America has a tightly-knit community fabric. The color may be “cotton-sack” bland—or maybe not. Colorado City, TX, easily qualifies as colorful—serape hues, if you will—thanks to community leaders who have long placed the public good in front of personal gain. Included are such decorated public servants as the late Congressman George Mahon and his nephew, Eldon, a US district judge for whom the federal courthouse in Fort Worth is named.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • Posted July 3, 2013
Just in time for America’s birthday, here are some tips from SafeKids to help keep your loved ones safe. God Bless America! Leave Fireworks to the Professionals * The best way to protect your family is to not use any fireworks at home. Instead, attend public fireworks displays and leave the lighting to the professionals. * If you plan to use fireworks, make sure they are legal in your area. Be Extra Careful With Sparklers * Little arms are too short to hold sparklers, which can heat up ...
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • Posted July 3, 2013
Cooler weather this week has brought some relief from the hot dry days, but we are still dry and prone to extra fire hazard. Since tomorrow is the Fourth of July, everyone needs to be particularly careful of the potentials of causing a devastating fire from cooking outside or from shooting off fireworks.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • Posted July 3, 2013
Several people have asked me where my column for last week was. I put together a list of “excuses” like: I was part of a Mission Impossible team the week before and forgot that I had disappearing ink in my computer, or that I was assisting the millions of mother bats with their baby’s birth, or that my computer sent it to that “never-never” land of lost data....I don’t need to use one of those excuses, because the real reason does the trick.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • Posted July 3, 2013
O Beautiful. For spacious skies. And freedom everywhere. O say can you see And the rockets’ red glare Gave proof through the night. That we were alright. Fourth of July. According to Wikipedia, “Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States. It commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.
See more Events
Events
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • Posted July 3, 2013 • Photos
The Mason Rodeo Association is excited about our new bucking chutes and roping chutes and renovations completed at the Ft. Mason Park Arena! Round-Up Weekend will be held July 12 and 13. The weekend will start with the County Team Roping at the Ft. Mason Park Arena sponsored by Karen and Dennis Townsend.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • Posted July 3, 2013
Bluebonnet CASA currently serves 45 children in the counties of Mason, Menard, McCulloch and Kimble. Of the 15,153 residents living in these counties, 4,195 are children. The combined per capita income is below poverty level with residents earning less than $23,537 annually (US Census Bureau 2011 and Texas Quick Facts).
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • Posted July 3, 2013
Capital Farm Credit and Texas A&M Agrilife Extension teamed up to offer an agricultural conference for beginning farmers and ranchers July 18 at the Taylor County Expo Center- Big Country Hall in Abilene, Texas. The conference will begin Thursday, July 18 at 8:00a.m. Discussion topics and speakers include: Analyzing the Performance of Your Operation- Stan Bevers,Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Economist • Thriving versus surviving. • How do you analyze an operation? Ag Financing- Jason G ...
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • Posted July 3, 2013 • Photos
Paige Blair earned a bachelor of science in nursing degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center during their May 2013 Commencement and Convocation exercises. She graduated cum laude with a cumulative grade-point-average of 3.56. Blair earned Dean’s List honors several times and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • Posted July 3, 2013 • Photos
Colt Allen Price and Theresa Catherine Phelps along with their children Braxton, Isabella, and Lilliana, would like to announce their engagement. Colt is the son of William and Teresa Price of Fredonia, TX, and Theresa is the daughter of Pascual and San Juanita Porras of Big Spring, TX. The future bride is a 2000 graduate of Big Spring High School and a 2003 graduate of Howard College.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • Posted July 3, 2013 • Photos
On Saturday, June 29th, the Mason High School class of 1978 held their 35th year reunion at the home of classmate Scott Zesch. Front row, left to right: Scott Zesch, Lisa Capps, Felicia Henke Cornehl and Johnna Bierschwale Townsend. Back row, left to right: Mike Minton, Tim Lehmberg, Michael Loeffler, Joe Martinez, Faith Grote, Dale Geistweidt, Matt Hey, Gerald Gamel, Quentin Jordan, Cody Meyer, Yolanda Garza Deleon-Martinez and Bo Brown.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • Posted July 3, 2013 • Photos
The Mason High School class of '65 met on May 4 for their 48th reunion at Mi Pueblo in Mason. Pictured are, back, left to right: Mike Brady, Kathryn Kimbriel Martin, Ruth Eckert Gerig, Martin Rivera, Peggy Kuykendall Lohn, Kenneth DeVos, Tessa Lange Farmer, Larry Cavaness, Tonya Bradney Roberts, Carolyn Hahn Schroeder, Laura Lehmberg Tallent, Juanita Kruse Horton, Drew Tallent and David Kitchens.
See more News
News
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • Posted July 3, 2013 • Photos
The 12th Annual Summer Swing Tennis Tournament was held on June 21-22 at the Mason Tennis Center culminating the two week summer tennis camp. Mason players dominated many of the events. The Summer Swing is a circuit held in Mason, Fredericksburg, Kerrville, Hondo, and Wimberley. It was set up to give local players a chance to compete in both singles and doubles.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • Posted July 3, 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, July 3, 2013 • Posted July 3, 2013
Riata Service Organization members are gearing up to celebrate the annual Mason County Round-up. Monaco Schmidt, sophomore and varsity cheerleader at Mason High School, will represent the group in the Round-up Queen’s Contest. Monaco is the daughter of Mona Lois and James Kelly Schmidt and is active in basketball, tennis, cross country and track.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • Posted July 3, 2013 • Photos
For those of you who do not know, the Red Hat Society was inspired by the poem “Warning” by Jenny Joseph, which reads: Warning When I am an old woman I shall wear purple With a red hat which doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me. And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves And satin sandals, and say we’ve no money for butter.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • Posted July 3, 2013
Post Hill, Schmidt and Bryan Streets will close at 7:00 a.m. for floats to line up. Streets in the downtown area will close at 9:45 a.m. Rerouting of highway traffic on city streets through town will begin at 9:50 a.m. No parked vehicles are to be on West College Street from Live Oak to Moody Street.. A heavy volume of traffic can be expected on west boound College Street, east bound Rainey Street and Post Oak Street. Persons wanting to attend the activities in the downtown area are encour ...
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • Posted July 3, 2013
According to a City of Mason ordinance that has been in effect since 1950, firing or exploding fireworks within the City is prohibited; however, this is enforced, for the most part, only when a complaint is received. Due to the dry conditions, EXTREME CAUTION should be taken when using fireworks. A citation will be issued to an adult(s) if a fire is started due to fireworks. Those doing fireworks outside the City can be held liable for damages done to another person's property. The 4th of Ju ...
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • Posted July 3, 2013
WANTED Person or Persons Who vandalized the Men’s restroom on Friday, June 28th REWARD!! Contact Mason Co. Library 347-5446 Caller will remain anonymous
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • Posted July 3, 2013
Free Blood Screenings Tues., July 9, 2:00-4:00 P.M. Tues., July 23, 2:00-4:00 P.M. Mason Co. Library—Stribling Room
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • Posted July 3, 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.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • Posted July 3, 2013
The July selection is Telling the Bees by Peggy Hesketh. We will meet at the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Library on Tuesday, July 30 at 5:00 P.M.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • Posted July 3, 2013 • Photos
Martin & Phyllis Leatherwood, of Leatherwood Memorial Chapels in Brady, are proud to announce the opening of their newest funeral home at 1101 Highway 29 East in Mason. “We have been encouraged for a good while to open a location in Mason and provide the personalized service that we have provided families in Brady and McCulloch County since 1993”, said Martin.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • Posted July 3, 2013 • Photos
Brenda Rue and Carol Jordan signed up for beading classes this weekend at the Shooting Star. They are wearing their own hand made jewelry.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • Posted July 3, 2013 • Photos
On the weekend of June 14-16, Boone Kemp of Mason was part of the Honor Flight group of veterans honored with a trip to Washington, DC, and a tour of the capitol city. Boone's military escort during the weekend was Philip Barletto III, and he has subsequently contacted Mr. Kemp to express his respect for the service rendered by Boone and members of his generation.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • Posted July 3, 2013 • Photos
Please join Second Chance – Mason Animal Rescue at Roundup on the 13th. There will be lots of fundraising items and information about animals available for adoption. There will also be some great adoptable animals available to meet and play with. In addition, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. there will be a dog photo booth where your favorite pooch can get a portrait done.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • Posted July 3, 2013 • Photos
The month of July marks a milestone for the Mason Community Foundation! With the recent purchase of a new home and relocation for the Mason Community Thrift Store, the Grand Re-Opening that is slated for Friday, July 12 at 10 am will culminate a significant effort of many in the community over the past six years. What started out as a small article in the Mason County News in January 2007, asking citizens for interest in taking over the “Hospice Thrift Store”, a core group of volunteers co ...
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • Posted July 3, 2013 • Photos
Serafina Cox, Coy Brakefield, Cutter Couvillion, Garrett Lindsey and local artist/instructor Bridget Langdale created art at The Painted Tree Studio the last week in June. We started the week by decorating head gear to wear for added artistic inspirations. Then it was time to create on rocks, sticks, paper and cardboard.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • Posted July 3, 2013 • Photos
Anna Claire Brewer, granddaughter of local artist Sue Kaan, proudly displays her contribution to our local Mason County Food Bank - food for the eyes. Anna Claire has been painting for several years and volunteered her talents to help decorate the food storage area at the food bank. Starting in July, food distribution will expand from one day only, the second Monday of each month, to three days, the second Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of each month.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • Posted July 3, 2013 • Photos
Marsha Mefferd’s abstract paintings and carved gourds will be featured at the Arnold Art Gallery in July. In keeping with the focus of the Gallery, Ms. Mefferd is an emerging Texas artist. Currently living in Mountain Home, Texas, she received degrees from the University of Houston and Texas Tech University. The artist taught art for twenty-five years in Texas public schools, the last eighteen being in Klein ISD just north of Houston where she was the Fine Art Department Chairperson for the ...
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • Posted July 3, 2013 • Photos
Robert (Bob) Beaman of Austin passed away June 13, 2013. He was born on March 17, 1930, in Aberdeen, Washington, to Raymond and Gertrude Beaman. Upon graduation from high school his dad signed for him at the age of 17 to enlist in the US Navy. He served during the Korean and Vietnam Wars.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • Posted July 3, 2013 • Photos
Kenneth (Ken) C. Kuhlmann, SMSgt USAF (Ret) was born in Fredericksburg, Texas February 10, 1932 and died June 2, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas. Ken was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Wanda Kuhlmann and a granddaughter, Clarissa Kuhlmann. A distinguished 22 year Air Force veteran, Ken served in Guam, Okinawa, Greenland, Turkey and Thailand.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • Posted July 3, 2013 • Photos
James Clark Hudson succumbed to Parkinson’s Traumatic Dementia Encephalopathy on June 25, 2013. Jim was born in Steubenville, Ohio, on March 31, 1943 and grew up in the Rio Grande Valley. A multi-sport high school star in La Feria, Texas, Jim was recruited by both UCLA Basketball Coach, John Wooden and The University of Texas Football Coach, Darrell Royal.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • Posted July 3, 2013 • Photos
Ernestina Galaviz, 88 years of age, passed from this life in Mason, TX, on Wednesday, June 26, 2013. She was born in Uvalde TX, on April 23, 1925. She was the daughter of Eusebio and Elvira. Ernestina known to most as “Big Nana” was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mason.
See more Sports
Sports
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • Posted July 3, 2013
Hosted by Mason football staff and current players. (COST IS $15) JULY 22-24 9:00-10:30 3rd thru 5th grade 10:30-12:00 6th thru 8th grade Registration: July 22nd in High School Gym. 8:30 a.m. for Grades 3-5 10:00 a.m. for Grades 6-8
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 • Posted July 3, 2013
For all athletes in grades 7-12 (boys and girls). There is no cost for the camp. The summer strength and conditioning camp dates and times are as follows: July 22-25 (7-8 p.m.) July 29-1 (7-8 p.m.) This is great opportunity for our Mason athletes to get geared up for the upcoming school year. Last year we had approximately 85 kids per day and we are looking to have even more this year.