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July 10, 2013 Issue
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We invite you and you family to participate in the Mason Roundup Weekend! This is the biggest event of the year for Mason and people come from miles around to enjoy the Rodeo, events on the square, food, entertainment, shopping and good family fun! The events of the weekend start on Thursday the 11th and end on Saturday the 13th!!
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Mason’s own Star Longoria, will be headlining at the Odeon Theater in Mason Saturday July 27, 2013. Show time is 7:00 p.m. and reservations are $10 per person. Star, a Mason High School graduate in 2012, finds time to pursue her passion for music while going after a degree in Theater Education at Texas State University in San Marcos.
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They are beautiful to look at and beautiful to wrap oneself up in. Two quilts, created by Mason County artist and Artisan Gallery owner, Sue Kaan will be on display and up for silent auction beginning today. Sue donated the quilts to raise funds for a new fellowship hall for the Hilda United Methodist Church.
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During their regularly scheduled meeting of July 8th, the Mason County Commissioners' Court voted to enact a county-wide burn ban, effective immediately. The ban prohibits all outside burning, and places restrictions upon agricultural burns and outdoor welding/hot work. For full details, stop by the Mason County Courthouse and obtain a copy of the order with the detailed descriptions of the exemptions and conditions for those activities.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 • Posted July 11, 2013
The Mason Community Foundation is proud to hold a Ribbon Cutting on Friday, July 12 at 11 a.m., to celebrate the Grand Re-Opening at the new location for the Mason Community Thrift Store. The new location is 206 Moody Street (former Post Office), on the southwest corner of the Courthouse Square. The purchase of the new building marks a milestone for the non-profit Foundation, whose sole purpose is to operate the Thrift Store and return the profits back to the community through grants to qualif ...
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Wednesday, July 10, 2013 • Posted July 11, 2013
People ask me, just about every spring, if I plan to compete in the Texas Water Safari. These people are invariably unfamiliar with me, or unfamiliar with the Texas Water Safari, or both. Usually both. The only other option is that they’re just yanking my chain. Asking me if I’m going to do the TWS is like asking Michael Moore if he plans to compete in the Boston Marathon, or asking Joe Biden if he plans to say something intelligent.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 • Posted July 11, 2013
This week at the library started off on a sour note. We discovered that someone had smeared feces all over one of the walls in the men’s restroom and scratched nasty words on the toilet paper dispenser. We have had previous incidents almost as nasty. I am so sorry that our cleaning people have had to deal with such dirty clean-ups.
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The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, July 2nd, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 33 members and one visitor in attendance. New "Boss" Lion Fritz Landers was responsible for the program and Secretary/Treasurer Gene Gammill read the minutes and gave the financial report. The club will donate 200% to the District Lions Club charities which include the Texas Lions Camp, Leader Dog for the Blind, Lions Club Foundation, Acuna Eye Clinic, etc. The new officers for the year were inst ...
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 • Posted July 11, 2013
If I could, I would eliminate folks ever having to push 1 again! You would automatically get a REAL person to talk to you. No holding for service! Not being cut off after holding for one hour, plus. The person you called would be here in the USA and not elsewhere!
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 • Posted July 11, 2013
This week the town is humming in preparation for the annual Round-up parade and activities, and the evening Rodeo and Dance. There are also class reunions and family gatherings scheduled, and with the Arts and Crafts Fair and many different booths on the Square there is certainly something for everyone and every interest.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 • Posted July 11, 2013
The basic premise behind natural health (as I see it) is to restore balance and health to the body. If you can restore health to the body by changing the diet and taking nutritional supplements, it stands to reason that some of your dietary choices must have something to do with being unhealthy.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 • Posted July 11, 2013
Returning from work at The Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve this week, there were dozens of vehicles parked along the roadside. People were in the road and their faces were pointed up at the evening sky. The sky suddenly looked like it blew apart in bright, sparkling color. Only then did it click inside my brain that this was a fireworks display.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 • Posted July 11, 2013
You may have noticed that Greek yogurt is becoming increasingly popular lately. I have liked it for a while, enjoying a honey flavor that is to die for, but it is full fat, so while it’s healthy, it’s really more of a treat than anything. I liked it so much (and it keeps for sooo long) that as new flavors are popping up, I’m trying them too (orange blossom, strawberry….mmm).
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 • Posted July 11, 2013
Americans have fallen into a crevice of sloppiness with usage of the word “hot,” and it has nothing to do with 100-plus degree days. Indeed, “hot” has become a handy word for descriptions that don’t involve thermometers. “Hot” describes fast cars, stolen property and well-sculpted bodies…. * * * * Coming to light are precise procedures to measure “hotness” that may put the “quietus” on flippant use of the word. This could be “bubble-bursting” for many current w ...
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 • Posted July 11, 2013
Roll ‘em, roll ‘em, roll ‘em. Keep them dogies rollin.’ Round Up! Round Up Weekend is coming up. This Friday and Saturday to be exact. So roll on out and have some fun. Bring your jackass. The four-legged one, that is. (All others please stay home.) Race your ass around the square. Enjoy the music. Enjoy the food. Create and make something special. Sell it on the Courthouse lawn. Or browse around. And buy those handcrafted items. Round ‘em up. Head ‘em out. Rollin
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 • Posted July 11, 2013
Dear Mr. Dyer, Thank you and the men who helped you erect our new shed. Also, thanks to the Mason Lions Club for supporting you in this project. One special blessing for us is that my husband has mobility difficulties, but also needs to keep active. The shed provides easy access to put away his tools.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 • Posted July 11, 2013
As I've watched my friends prepare for their move from Edinburg to Mason, it's been enlightening to hear their comments about what they see in their search. They were amazed at the number of homes in Mason County that were already so close to the ideal home they were seeking. They were impressed by the way that every home they looked at was in a true neighborhood, full of neighbors, pets, trees, flowers and yards. They have been impressed by way everyone they meet is friendly, helpful and ki ...
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Wednesday, July 10, 2013 • Updated July 11, 2013 3:56 PM
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 Library Book Club 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. FREE Computer Basics Class The Mason Co. Library will offer the following classes in July: Computer Basics I: Tuesday, July 16, 6:00 P.M. Tuesday, July 23, 6:00 P.M. Carol Tucker will be the teacher. Call 34 ...
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 • Posted July 11, 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 10, 2013 • Posted July 11, 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.
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The Llano Country Opry will be staged at the Lantex Theater in downtown Llano on Saturday, July 13. Grammy Award winning Jody Miller will headline the monthly show. Miller is celebrating her 50th Anniversary as a Country and Pop recording artist. A special presentation will be given to Miller during the performance.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 • Posted July 11, 2013
Life is full of choices. “The greatest power that a person possesses is the power to choose.”J. Martin Kohe C.H.O.I.C.E camp is designed to help children from 2nd grade level to seniors in high school to effectively deal with life’s disappointments and frustrations they will encounter. Our focus is to help a child understand life and how the choices they make effects their lives, and they alone have the choice to change their own destinations and to own responsibility for their future. ...
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 • Posted July 11, 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 10, 2013 • Posted July 11, 2013
The Long Mountain Community Club will hold there monthly meeting Friday at 6:30 PM, July the 12th. We have set aside the months of July and August as home made ice creams months. The part of the alphabet, A thru H serves in July and the last part serves in August.
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The Mason Garden Club will celebrate its 80th birthday with a party to be held Tuesday, July 16, 2013, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library, Stribling Room. The public is invited to attend. Special guests will include former garden club members and their families.
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Second Chance – Mason Animal Rescue’s pet of the week this week is Duke, a sweet and energetic young male hound. Duke was surrendered to the pound and needs a new forever home. Duke is very playful and gets along well with other dogs. He is a large dog and will need a fenced yard to give him room to burn up some of his energy.
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San Angelo Standard Times Agriculture Writer and former KLST Television personality Jerry Lackey will be at the Heart of Texas Country Music Museum on Saturday, July 13, from 12:00 Noon until 1:00 PM signing copies of his two latest books, “Homestead: Pioneers of Texas Frontier”. The first was published in 2012 and the Volume II has just been released.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 • Posted July 11, 2013
Hospice volunteers are needed in our area from those who have a compassionate and loving heart. Someone who wants to give more than receive, and doesn’t mind shedding a tear now and then. The word ‘hospice’ comes from the Latin word hospitium which means guest house. During the 1600’s it was used to describe a place of shelter for sick and weary travelers that were coming home from religious pilgrimages.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 • Posted July 11, 2013
The Board of Directors of Operation Orphans, Inc. has selected four dates for doe hunts during the forthcoming whitetail season. They are the following Saturdays: October 26, November 9, November 23 and January 11. The October date will be an all girl’s hunt, while the remaining dates will be all boy’s hunts.
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Cristina Ramon Allgood, sister of Julio Ramon, and her mother-in-law Becky Allgood constructed this incredibly detailed Historical Building “dollhouse.” Julio and Beatrice Ramon and have donated it to the M. Beven Eckert memorial Library. Cristina and Becky, along with Becky’s sister, Chris, are very artistic and have channeled their artistic abilities into building and refurbishing dollhouses and all things miniature.
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Lou Fleming made this pearl and crystal necklace at the Shooting star. She was joined by Carol Jordan and daughter Georgia Draper who also enjoyed making their own jewelry.
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Scott and Teresa Gregg of Del Rio, Texas and J. D. and Lisa Futch of Lone Grove, Oklahoma proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Lynndi Marie Futch of Jackson, Mississippi to Dr. Howard Boyd Price II of Jackson, Mississippi, son of Howard Boyd Price I and Paula Ng Price of Cypress, Texas. Grandparents of the bride elect are Mrs.
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What a wonderful life Ruth Tommie Lou Ziegler Smith had. Tommie Lou was a bright light to all of those around her and was such a positive influence on so many lives. She never met a stranger. She was a beloved daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, godmother, rancher, tennis player, artist, politician, bridge player, golfer, shopper, traveler, volunteer, and dear friend to so many.
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Geronimo Rudy Velez, lost his battle with cancer at the age of 61, Tuesday June 4, 2013, at his home surrounded by his girls. Born Sept. 30, 1951 in Mason, TX to Alejo and Guadalupe Velez. He lived up to his name of Geronimo, as he was a one of a kind warrior who will be missed by many. Geronimo "Rudy"
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Billie Holt Brown went to be with her beloved husband, Jim, on Sunday, June 9, 2013. Per her wishes, a privategathering by family members was held at the Wagram Cemetery. She was born January 17, 1928, a twin daughter of Jessie McAllen (Mack) Holt and Kizzie Ferguston Holt. She grew up in the Fredonia community, graduated from Mason High School and attended Nixon-Clay business school.
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Annie Helen Leifeste Olsen died June 30, 2013. She was born June 10, 1916, in Katemcy and lived in Mason until the 9th grade when the family moved to Florence, TX. She graduated from Florence High School. She lived throughout the US and traveled the world. She was born to Ruby Elvadora (Brockman) and Robert August Leifeste.
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Sammye Jeanine Capps Reagan originally from Mason County, went to be with the Lord on July 7, 2013, in Rockport, Texas. Born in Fredonia, Texas, on February 21, 1929, to Floyd and Alma Capps of Mason County, she lived a full and complete life full of love, laughing and enjoying all of her MANY friends and family.