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September 18, 2013 Issue
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Posted September 19, 2013 • Photos
Mason’s Volunteer Fire Department has played an important role in the history of Mason . The Mason Square Museum (MSM) is searching for information that will help tell their story in a new exhibit at the Museum. Curator John Davis and MSM President Dennis Evans are seeking photographs, memorabilia, artifacts, equipment, documents, journals and stories that may be used for the exhibit.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Posted September 19, 2013 • Photos
The Old Yeller Days celebration to held Saturday, September 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Mason County Courthouse Lawn will bring to life the frontier times of Mason County and its literary heritage of Mason author Fred Gipson. Sponsored this year by the Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library, the event will showcase re-enactors and demonstrations emphasizing the 1870s time period in which Old Yeller was set.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Posted September 19, 2013 • Photos
The Comfort Bobcats delivered the first non-playoff loss to the Punchers in several years last Friday night. Though the Punchers fought valiantly, the Bobcats were able to control the action for the fourth quarter, pulling ahead of Mason in the final minutes of play. Comfort set the tone for the night in the first quarter.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Posted September 19, 2013 • Photos
Friends of the Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library will host a wine and cheese appreciation reception on September 26, 2013 at the Bierschwale-Larrimore home from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The party is held in appreciation of all patrons and friends of the Mason County Library. The Bierschwale-Larrimore home is located at 430 Austin Street on Highway 29 East.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Posted September 19, 2013 • Photos
Pictured with a description written by the artist, Martha Kothmann, is a chair entitled, “Point Me to My Chair”, that will be featured in the October 19th CHAIR-ity Auction at the Robert Clay Vineyard in Streeter, Texas. Included with the chair – antique wrought iron table with checkered cloth, bottle of wine, wine glass, flowered plate containing chocolate candy. Tickets for this dinner, show and auction are for sale at The Thing Is, Market Square and Mason Bank.
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Posted September 23, 2013
About this time last year I did something I rarely do – I actually wrote about an event BEFORE it happened, instead of AFTER it happened. And now I’m doing it again, and it’s the same annual event. I almost decided to ignore the holiday this year, for fear I might get kicked out of the procrastinator’s club.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Posted September 19, 2013
You want NICE? How about the NICE RAINS? NICE WEATHER! And last, but not least, NICE WOUNDED WARRIOR DOVE HUNT! The youngest warrior was only twenty-two years old. These are America’s finest. Am I over my grumps? Some what, but then I’ve a long way to go some days. I don’t want to be grumpy!
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Posted September 19, 2013 • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, September 10th, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 30 members and one visitor in attendance. Lion John Palacio was responsible for the program and gave an update on things that are happening in the City. The Recycle Center is doing a great business and the Mason citizens are to be commended for their effort in making this a great project. The water levels are near mandatory water rationing stage; bue, with the cool weather and less use from ...
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Posted September 19, 2013
Our God is great; listen to His words and understand! These are the words of Rev. Cliff Krcha. In Luke 15, Jesus taught 4 parables about God’s love. These parables can teach us about how “our” view of the Kingdom of God on earth might be less than, or different from, God’s view.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Posted September 19, 2013
It seems like everyone wants to reduce their cholesterol. There are some great natural ways to do this, but everyone is unique – so what works for one, may not work for another. Cholesterol is necessary for many body functions, meaning that you don’t want to reduce it completely, but you don’t want unhealthy levels either. If you want to work on the cause, a good place to start is looking at the diet.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Posted September 19, 2013
The Area Agency on Aging of the Concho Valley strives to provide information, assistance, and services to the older citizens of Kimble County. AAA staff will be presenting over Open Enrollment services and will be available to help seniors on an individual basis on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2013 at 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Posted September 19, 2013
The weather is definitely changing and there are forecasts for cooler temperatures and possible rain for the next week or more. It has been months or years since I have seen a chance of precipitation for every one of the next ten days! Certainly we might not get rain every day, but it is nice to know there is at least a chance.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Posted September 19, 2013
We want to encourage you to drive through our driveway and look at our front flowerbeds! They are looking fantastic due to the diligent care of the Mason Garden Club members. Each month a couple of dedicated members sign up to pull weeds, water, and do whatever other chores are needed.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Posted September 19, 2013
Perhaps it is a trivial thing, this business of “Goose” and “Google” beginning with the same three letters— or maybe not. The former—with “Mother” in front of her name—is a remnant from centuries past. For hundreds of years, printed words—and those from the lips of loving parents and others putting children to bed—provided stories that activated vivid imaginations.
, CEA-FCS
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Posted September 19, 2013
It’s apple season! You’ve got one more chance on Saturday to pick apples locally at Mason’s own Sonlight Apple Orchard. Brooke and I pick our own apples there every year and they are wonderful. I found some interesting ideas for those apples from the Fruit and Veggies: More Matters website.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Posted September 19, 2013
Bog. Cog. Clog. Dog. Flog. Fog. Frog. Grog. Hog. Jog. Log. You could tell a whole story with those words. And then there’s “blog.” Which sounds like some kind of obstruction. Impacted. In need of removal. “Oh man, I got a blog in my [blank].” “The engine sounds like it needs a new blog.” Or something heavy. “Yeah, the party was a real blog.” “He was last seen wandering the blog.” And yet… And yet, blog is a…, well, it’s a thing on the interne ...
, Member, Mason County Child Welfare Board
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Posted September 20, 2013
Dear Gerald: Dual credit courses are an integral part of the curriculum at Mason High School and have been since the 2000-2001 school year. These courses satisfy both high school curriculum requirements and college core curriculum requirements. Students are able to transfer those credits to any college or university in the state of Texas as well as many out of state schools.
, Editor
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Posted September 20, 2013
Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman! I was a comic book fiend as a child. I loved all the DC Comics heroes: Superman, Batman, The Flash, Aquaman, Wonder Woman... When you're a kid, the idea that you can fly, have super strength, move really fast, or just kick the bad guys tails was really intriguing.
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Posted September 23, 2013
River of Life Church will be having their Sunday morning service at the beautiful Honey Creek Ranch on the Llano River, Sunday, September 22nd at 10:30 a.m. Imagine a Sunday morning service overlooking beautiful turquoise water, worship, testimonies, water baptism and the smell of fish frying nearby. The worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., and the fish fry will follow afterwards.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Posted September 23, 2013
The Castell Wildlife Management Association will be meeting on Saturday, October 12, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. at the Trinity Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Castell, TX. Harvest recommendations for this hunting season will be presented based recent surveys. Additionally, we will have a presentation regarding a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Turkey Study proposed for the area.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Posted September 23, 2013
The Hilda Community Club will meet this Friday, September 20, at 6:30 p.m. for a covered dish supper, program, and a short business meeting. The program will feature Steve Toone discussing the Patriot Warrior Program. The main dish and drinks will be provided. Members are asked to bring a side dish or dessert.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Posted September 20, 2013 • Photos
As part of the Old Yeller Day celebration, the film, The Searchers will be shown at the Odeon Theater at 2:00 p.m. Pulitzer Prize winning author, Glenn Frankel, author of the book, The Searchers: the Making of an American Legend will introduce the movie and talk about his book, looking at the myth rising from the capture of Cynthia Ann Parker, the reality of the actual happening, and the creation of the movie The Searchers, which starred John Wayne and was based on Alan LeMay’s novel of the s ...
, President
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Posted September 20, 2013
The Long Mountain Improvement Corp. (Cemetery) will hold its annual meeting Saturday at 10 a.m. September 28 at the Long Mt. Community Center on Long Mt. Road west of cemetery approx. 2 miles. This is the annual membership meeting and several changes have been made in regard to memberships, which will be explained as well as other requirements for burial.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Posted September 19, 2013
The Wesley Nurse at First United Methodist Church invites you to take part in a Lunch ‘N Learn program open to all citizens in the Mason area. The primary focus of this free program is Alzheimer’s disease. According to research found on the Alzheimer’s Association website, Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 50 to 80 percent of dementia cases.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Posted September 19, 2013
The 63rd annual Llano River Valley German Hymnfest, featuring songs of faith and inspiration used by immigrant families, will be held Sunday, September 22nd at 3 p.m. at the Hilda United Methodist Church. The annual German Hymnfest is sponsored by four Methodist churches: Art United Methodist, Trinity United Methodist in Castell, Hilda United Methodist and First United Methodist, Mason.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Posted September 19, 2013
On Saturday, September 28, 2013, Mason will host its 1st Annual Fall Festival of Churches form 10:00 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be numerous food vendors and those selling handmade craft items. You should take note that the Wesley Nurse will also be there collecting cans of green beans for the food bank.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Posted September 19, 2013
On the 20th of September, we remember the POW/MIAS. The post will hold a ceremony at 3 p.m. to remember our comrades that did not come home. We will be at the Post on Post Hill Street behind the jail. All interested parties are invited to attend.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Posted September 19, 2013
Help us raise money for new playground equipment! Fundraiser dates: Sep 16-Sep 30…orders due Monday, September 30th. Ask any Elementary student (PK-4th grades) to order cookie dough and gourmet pies/cheesecakes. Cookies 50 one ounce pre-portioned cookie dough $16. Ranger, oatmeal raisin, peanut butter, white chocolate macadamia, sugar, brownie peanut butter, chocolate chunk pecan, M&M’s, snickerdoodle, chocolate chunk. Gourmet Pies & Cheesecakes Deep dish pies are 9” and cheesecakes ...
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Posted September 19, 2013
Save the date! The Mason Education Foundation is sponsoring a street dance on the square in front of the Mason Bank on Oct 12th with Aaron Watson and Southern Image. Ticket prices for this event are $20 per adult and $10 per student. Tickets and more information will be available at the Mason ISD administration office, Mason Bank, and the Commercial Bank.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Posted September 23, 2013
The Mason 4-H Club would like to thank Stripes convenience store and the community of Mason for their support of the Clover Campaign fundraiser! The club presented the store employees with a thank you note and a loaf of apricot banana bread as a small token of appreciation. This photo will be entered in the “Texas 4-H Loves Stripes” photo contest on Facebook!
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Posted September 20, 2013 • Photos
Kix Brooks was at Sandstone Winery on Thursday night and sang “Red Dirt Road” and “You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone” among others. Kix founded a large winery outside Nashville and raved about the quality of Mason County wines. He also talked to the audience about his long career with Brooks and Dunn and his fondness of Mason.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Posted September 19, 2013 • Photos
The Mason County Republican Women hosted State Senator Robert Duncan (R, Dist. 84) at a "meet and greet" held on Thursday, September 5th at the Richard P. Eckert Civic Center. Senator Duncan gave an overview of some of the key issues facing the Texas Legislature during the last session, and provided a look ahead at some of the issues they still need to tackle.
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Posted September 23, 2013 • Photos
The Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library is displaying Pam Scott’s quilt Block Party for the months of October and November in the Stribling Room. Pam stated, “I have recently become interested in, and excited about, the Modern Quilt Movement. It started about five years ago, and its followers have rejected over-embellished styles in favor of simple geometric shapes, modern fabrics (often solids), and radical simplicity.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Posted September 23, 2013 • Photos
A framed original 14" by 18" oil painting of the Hilda United Methodist Church by Rev. Wade Powell, pastor of the Hilda Church, will be on display at the church’s Fall Festival of Churches booth on September 28th. The painting will also be variously displayed at the Mason Bank, the Commercial Bank, and the First State Bank the week following the event for a continuing silent auction.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Posted September 19, 2013
A fall tennis tournament will be held on October 5th & 6th to raise money for a trophy case to showcase our junior high tennis program’s success. The tournament will be open to adults ages 21 & up. There will be a “B” division and an “A” division. Participants may enter singles, doubles, or mixed doubles.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Posted September 19, 2013
Robin Louis Key, age 60, of Pontotoc, formerly of Austin, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at his home in Pontotoc. He was born Sept. 27, 1952 in Alice, TX. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Judy; son, Simon and wife Andrea of Arlington; father, Jack of Billings MT; mother, Ruth of McAllen; brother, Jeff and wife Mary Ann of Arlington; brother, Michael of Stephenville, MT; three nieces and two grandchildren. Rob owned and operated Just Guns in Austin, first on S Lamar, then on ...
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Posted September 19, 2013 • Photos
John Landry Deans, age 64, of Pleasanton, Texas and formerly of Voca, Texas passed away at his home on Thursday, August 29, 2013. He was born February 15, 1949 in Brady to M.F. “Peanut” Deans and Betty (Landry) Deans. John L. attended school in Brady and was a proud Aggie graduate of the Texas A&M Class of ’71.
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Sports
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Posted September 23, 2013
The 2013 Jr High football season finally got underway last Thursday night at the Puncherdome as Mason hosted Comfort in both 7th and 8th grades. There was a great crowd on hand to see the season opener and were treated to some good football. It’s always interesting when the 7th grade takes the field for the first time.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Posted September 20, 2013
The Mason Cowgirls and Punchers competed in the first annual Jacob Kreb’s Memorial Cross Country Meet in Harper this past weekend. They will compete in Miles, Thursday, September 19th. The results from Harper are as follows: Angelica Ramirez-25 (13:46) Kelly Kothmann-41 (14:10) Kayla Guice-55 (14:35) Maddie Anderson-69 (15:02) Khrista Morquecho- (15:23) Kayla Harwell-83 (15:26) Paris Jones-112 (16:22) Staci Habecker-144 (18:01) Spencer Bierschwale-84 (22:13) Pascual Callejas-86 ...
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Posted September 19, 2013 • Photos
The Mason Bank hosted the 25th annual golf tournament on Saturday. The tournament had 45 entrants and six teams ties for first with a score of 14 under. A scorecard playoff determined the top three teams. A delicious fish fry cooked by the Boy Scouts and their parents was served to the participants and their families. 1st place team: left to right, Boog Holloway, James Toeppich, Craig Henrich, Minnie Schmidt and Kelly Schmidt. 2nd place team: left to right: Mike Innis, Sheila Innis, Patsy B ...