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August 21, 2013 Issue
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Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 21, 2013
The Mason Puncher Football team has been hard at work preparing for the 2013 football season. Meanwhile, the Mason High School Varsity and Jr. Varsity Cheerleading Squads have also been doing their part! Starting the second week in July 2013, the Mason Cheer Squad began preparing for the new school year.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 21, 2013 • Photos
The fall grant application deadline for Mason Community Foundation is Tues. September 3rd. Non-profit groups and organizations desiring funds for projects that benefit the Mason community may pick up an application at the Community Thrift Store. Please remember that we are in our new location-206 Moody St. (the old Post Office).
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 21, 2013 • Photos
Everyone knows Mason schools have the best of everything. We have the greatest students and teachers,the best tennis teams, awesome golfers and track stars, the greatest basketball teams, and of course a Champion football program! Do you know what else we have? The greatest Mascots! This is the second year in a row Puncher Pete has won All American Mascot, so once again we are trying to raise money to send Puncher Pete to the Capital One Bowl in Orlando.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 21, 2013
The Puncher Club will be hosting the annual Meet the Punchers event Thursday, August 22nd at the Puncherdome. The scrimmage starts at 6:00 and we will begin serving BBQ plates at 6:30. The delicious BBQ meal is being prepared by Wayne and Tana Hofmann and will be a $10 minimum donation per plate.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 21, 2013 • Photos
The Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library is hosting this year’s Old Yeller Days celebration on Saturday, September 28, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the beautiful grounds of the historical courthouse in Mason. Events during the day will include a Dog Parade and Contest with prizes given in several different categories, donated by Reigning Cats & Dogs, owned by Lenore and Tommy Newsom.
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Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 21, 2013
While raising three boys, my wife and I noticed something – food never lasted long around our house. After a trip to the grocery store, even when we came home with enough food to keep Patton’s Third Army going for a month, we would walk into the kitchen the next day and find the pantry empty.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 21, 2013
This time next week the Yellow Limo will be rolling down the roads. Then there will be football! Seems hunting season and football are the two main industries in Mason County. Seems that they start school too, early! After Labor Day was good for us. Then we didn’t have Spring Break.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 21, 2013
07/28/13@2208 - Civil dispute – Deputy Miller responded to a civil dispute on College St 07/29/13@1342 - Assist animal control – Chief Deputy Herrington assisted animal control with a possum in a trap on Wilson St 07/29/13@1655 - Minor accident – Deputy Miller investigated a minor accident on 87 S 07/29/13@1747 - Assault – Deputy Miller investigated an alleged assault on 87 S 07/30/13@0644 - Accident – Sgt Zapata searched for a reported accident 0n 87 S 07/30/13@1226 - Welfare co ...
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 21, 2013
Our God is great; listen to His words and understand! The Gospel lesson for the 13th Sunday after Pentecost came from Luke 12:49-56. Pastor Cliff titled his sermon: “The signs of the times… already, not yet”. When will the end come; are you ready: what do you need to do now?
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 21, 2013 • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, August 13th, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 36 members and two visitors in attendance. Lion Elliott Courtright was responsible for the program and he spoke about the finer points of Creole versus Cajun cooking. He said Creole cooking is French cooking that has a heavy cream sauce and is popular in New Orleans, while Cajun cooking is popular around Baton Rouge and has a simple light sauce.
, 2013 Texas Nature Conservancy Steward
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 21, 2013 • Photos
Clinton Schulze. This name draws in memories of someone very, very special to me. This man was a gentleman. He was kind. He was intelligent but never made others feel small or simple. His goal in life was to live each moment of each day. He constantly tried to find ways to help others who could not see the beauty of simplicity.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 21, 2013
The cooler temperatures and the occasional rain has helped to get people out of doors a little more and has kept the landscape a little greener. Our problem at the City has been that the rain puts a stop to our paving and so we have been delayed in completing that project.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 21, 2013
It is back to school time. Now is a good time to start a vitamin regimen to boost immunity and brain function. I have a basic three that I like for anyone school age (teachers can do this too.) It includes a multi-vitamin, a fish oil (brain food), and an immune booster.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 21, 2013
“Dinosaur George” was a terrific hit! Both children and adults enjoyed his entertaining and informative presentation, and we had 78 people come out for his show. Mark your calendars now for our evening astronomy program, Reach to the Stars, to be presented on December 17—more information to come later. NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from publishers’ summaries) Audiobooks: NYPD Red by James Patterson (CD F PAT) The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton (CD F MOR) Non-fiction: The Day of Bat ...
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Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 21, 2013
Are you worried about making healthy and delicious packed lunches for kids this school year? During the school year, many parents will struggle to find healthy foods their children will to take school for lunch. However, shopping smart and trying new ideas can help parents send kids back to school with lunches that are good for them and taste great.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 21, 2013
While we are in the vicinity of the Independence Post Office and Stage Stop, there is more that needs to be disclosed about events of the time around 1890. I believe that a former Union Soldier, Cornelius Moses Jackson, who served in the 22nd Ohio Reg., was the original owner of the land where the stop was located as he settled just to the east about a half mile on what was later to be named Jackson Draw, which heads north of the cemetery and runs southwest, across Hwy.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 21, 2013
Repeated ads help us remember that the mind is a terrible thing to waste. They are handy to have around, though, if only for misplacing, blaming, changing and/or wandering. In later years, minds tease us mercilessly, often spotlighting recall of long ago events, but insist on “taking the fifth” on occurrences during the last day or two. They take leave without notice, often without leaving forwarding addresses, and are known for lapses that can stretch into minutes, or even until the next ...
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 21, 2013
What’s in a name? Funny you should ask. Just about everything. One’s history. One’s ancestry. One’s creativity: Copper Penny. Cherry Wood. Or sense of humor: Muddy Waters. Rip Torn. Perhaps nobility reigns. Von this. Van that. Or one’s trade. Cooper. Potter. Farmer. Miller. Even funnier is what’s in a nickname. Pinky. Shorty. Peanut. Fish. Tiny. Red. Chili. Boss. Anyway. Names for animals are just as fun. And endearing. Poppy. Olive. Buster. Holly. ...
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Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 21, 2013
Every morning of every day, for all the years of my life, I've stared back at the image. I've seen the blotchy skin, the tousled hair and the bloodshot eyes. I've looked myself in the eyes and watched the slowly increasing signs of age. In recent years, I've had to put on my glasses to see the image more clearly. Mirrors, unlike photos, give us an immediate and unflinching image of ourselves, albeit reversed.
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Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 21, 2013
Don’t miss the Loyal Valley Volunteer Fire Department’s Second Annual “Gun and Crafts Show”, Saturday September 21st from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Sunday September 22nd from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Drive in Fredericksburg. Admission is just $5.00 per person, with kids under 10 admitted free!
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 21, 2013
The Mason ISD will hold a silent auction for their 50 Yard Line Box Seat this year. The silent auction sheet will be placed at the Mason Bank beginning today, Wednesday the 21st until Friday the 23rd. Beginning Monday the 26th the silent auction sheet will be at the MISD Administration office on the square.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 21, 2013
Kendal Hemphill will be signing copies of his book The Buck Never Got Here at the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library on Friday, August 23, from 1:00-3:00 P.M. Ted Nugent comments, “‘Down to earth and grounded are two of the most praiseworthy compliments one can receive. Kendal Hemphill deserves both of these compliments and verily reeks of this aboriginal down and dirty connection to the good mother earth.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 21, 2013
Carol Tucker will be teaching a free Computer Basics class at the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library in September. The class will be held on Tuesday, September 17 and Tuesday, September 24 at 6:00 P.M. each night. Please call the library at 347-5446 to register.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 21, 2013
he annual meeting of the Willow Creek Wildlife Management Association's fall meeting will be held on Saturday, August 24th, at the back room of the Willow Creek Cafe. The meal will begin at 6:00 p.m., followed by the meeting at 6:30 p.m. AGENDA: Distribute 2013-14 Lease Licenses, Review 2012-13 Harvest Logs, and Program by TPWD on upcoming Mason County Turkey Project Meeting is for current and prospective members.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 21, 2013
Hill Country Memorial Hospital, orthopedic surgeons and rehab professionals are teaming up to offer orthopedic and physical therapy evaluations to high school athletes on Saturdays this fall beginning August 31. The Saturday clinics will take place at the hospital in Fredericksburg located at 1020 S. State Hwy. 16. Park in the main lot in front of the hospital and enter through the doors marked “Admissions.” Clinic hours will be from 8:30 to 10 a.m.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 21, 2013 • Photos
Uptown Blanco’s 3rd annual quilt show, “Colors of the Sky” hosted by the Uptown Blanco Textile Studio runs Friday, October 11 – Sunday, October 13. In addition to the 200 quilts on display, there will be special exhibits of quilts by internationally renowned quilters Louisa Smith and Ellen Anne Eddy.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 21, 2013 • Photos
Dennis and Kay Evans had four of their grandkids at their house this past week. Last Thursday Asa, Aeron, Carter and Campbell came to The Painted Tree Studio and their request was to splatter paint. Local artist Bridget Langdale talked briefly about famous artist Jackson Pollack and his work. What made his paintings good and not just look like an accident?
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 21, 2013 • Photos
Stop by the Shooting Star on the north side of the square, (325) 347-7422, and create your own necklace, earrings, bracelet, or boot bling! We have sorts of crystals, semi-precious tones and Silver. This is the necklace Rick Lange created for a friend.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 21, 2013 • Photos
Nathan and Jacob would like to announce the birth of their precious baby sister, McKenna Rene’ Baker. Kenna was born on August 2 at 10:05 p.m. She weighed six pounds, 13 ounces and was 18 inches long. She was welcomed home by her parents Brian and Gina Baker; grandparents Jerry and Rhonda Baker, Cindy Condit, and Reubin and Lynn Ake; and by her great-grandmother Lavetta Pierce.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 21, 2013 • Photos
Salah Marie Smith of Mason, Texas, and Kyle Edward Eckert of Mason, Texas, were married Saturday, June 1st, six o’clock in the afternoon at the First United Methodist Church of Mason. Pastor Colleen Haley of Mason, Texas officiated. The bride is the daughter of Mr. Paul Smith and Mrs. Brenda Lange of Mason, Texas. The groom is the son of Mr.
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Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 21, 2013
Shawn Huse, married to Stephanie Krobot Huse and son in law of Michael and Jennifer Krobot, was injured on Friday, August 16, 2013. Shawn was loading a race car into a trailer using a wench. He was under the wenched car, securing it with chains, when the cables broke loose and the car fell and rolled on top of Shawn. He was air flighted to an Eau Claire, Wisconsin hospital.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 21, 2013 • Photos
The light in the Hill Country is what attracted Cathie Tyler to Mason nearly three years ago. Since then, she has been observing and capturing the effects of that light on the landscape seen at a distance and close-up. “Getting Acquainted: Regional Paintings” will be on display at the Arnold Art Gallery in Mason September 6 through October 2.
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Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 21, 2013
Where did the summer go? It has been extremely busy this summer at Mason ISD. One of the most important tasks was to complete the hiring of the staff. We had to replace several teachers, and we added three positions for a total of twelve new staff members. I have received a couple of requests to list the staff members and their assignments in the paper.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 21, 2013 • Photos
Kenneth Danford, of Mason, passed away on Monday, August 12, at the age of 67. Mr. Danford is survived by his wife Carolyn Danford, of Mason, two children Ken Danford Jr. and wife Lindy of Bryan, Shawna Howard and husband Waylon of Pampa, a brother Bill Danford of Whitney and three grandchildren Kyle Danford, Kristen Danford and Kade Danford.