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October 9, 2013 Issue
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Join the “Get Off The Fence Gang” for their monthly Men’s breakfast at the St Paul Lutheran fellowship hall, Tuesday October 15th. Coffee is ready at 6:30 a.m. with breakfast starting at 7:00 a.m.. Lots of good fellowship and all are welcome.
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The Mason County Farm Bureau’s annual convention is set for 6 p.m. on Oct. 29 at the Mason ISD School Cafeteria, located at 911 West College Street. “Even with the recent rains, continuing drought across the state has made it a challenging year for farmers and ranchers in Texas,” said Timothy Ray Dockal, Mason County Farm Bureau president.
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Mason Art Walk Weekend started back the first weekend in October. Local Mason sisters, Hannah and Erin Haley came to The Painted Tree Studio to paint. Great job ladies!
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The Hilda Church is one of the oldest congregations in Mason County. What began as a congregation of about ten people in an 1856 outdoors gathering in the Beaver Creek community, has grown into an active congregation consisting of descendants of the original ten and many newcomers to the area.
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As the second six weeks of school starts, students are finally settling in to the routine. With that routine comes school work, extracurricular activities, and leadership/volunteer opportunities. Shortly after school began at Mason High School for the 2013-2014 school year, the senior class elected officers. The representative board includes Claudia Canfield, president; Price Ruffin, vice president; Caroline Hudson, treasurer; Jackie Drazan, reporter; Coby Velez, parliamentarian; Cassie Benefi ...
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Wednesday, October 9, 2013 • Posted October 10, 2013
By far the fastest-growing segment of gun owners in America today is women. During the past year I’ve seen numerous articles about how women are buying guns left, right, and center, in unprecedented numbers. I have not, personally, read any of these articles, but I have read a lot of articles containing pretty much the same words, as far as I can tell just by skimming. The gist of these articles is that if you happen to decide to attack a woman today, you are far more likely to get your back ...
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When the boys were little and came to spend some time with their Mam Mo and Pap Po, they were instructed to bring their, “Sunday Go To Meeting Cloths!” Mother delighted in dressing them up and showing them off the family and friends. Pap Po was a stickler for HAIR Cuts, and if not to his specifications would take them to the barber shop.
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Our God is great; listen to His words and understand! God knows what is in your hearts! Our District Superintendent, Rev. Larry Altman, preached, served Holy Communion and held Church Conferences for Art UMW and Trinity UMW. A combined worship service was held in the Art church. Rev. Altman spoke on “new wineskins” using the scripture lesson from Mark 2:22 which Jesus said: “And no man pours new wine into old wineskins, so that the wine may not rend the skins and the skins be ruined an ...
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There are many myths about food and nutrition today. Those about fats are some of the most confusing. Myth: Saturated fat clogs the arteries. Truth: 74 percent of the fats found in artery clogs are unsaturated with 41 percent polyunsaturated. Myth: Optimal serum cholesterol levels should be less than 180 mg/dl for good health.
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I have one of these really fancy bread machines, but have never been too impressed with the quality of the breads I’ve prepared in it. I decided to come up with a recipe that produced a better product, so I began to experiment. Since it takes 4 hours to make a loaf of bread in my machine, I got to spend a lot of time wondering just exactly how each loaf would turn out.
, 2013 Texas Nature Conservancy Steward
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Hello, my name is Vicki Ritter, and I have been the 2013 Eckert James River Bat Cave steward. Yes, it is over for this year. I want to thank all of you for your support and appreciation for this wonderful eight acres of memories. Gerry and Dozer have helped get the word out about the bats through this column in the Mason County News to readers all over.
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Teen Read Week is October 12-19. The library has added new books to the Young Adult and Junior collections—we even have a small but growing graphic novel section. Don’t have time to come in? Try browsing our Overdrive digital library of downloadable eBooks and audiobooks. They’re available 24/7. With the new See and Read option, patrons can immediately read them on a browser—no eReader required.
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A half-century ago, cigarette companies flew on the wings of advertising that blitzed the nation like June bugs in Mr. McGregor’s garden. Chesterfield took on Benson and Hedges, claiming its smokes were “a silly millimeter longer.” That meant 101 millimeters to B&H’s 100. Granted, the government has since intervened, inflicting rigid advertising restrictions and reducing exposure more than the smoke-filled air that limited visibility of cigarette-laden billboards. The campaign worked ...
, CEA-FCS
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There is still time to get your kids signed up for 4-H! The enrollment fee is $20 until Oct. 31, and then it will increase to $25. My favorite project in 4-H is the Foods and Nutrition project. In our area, this is a Fall project and it is starting NOW!
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 • Posted October 9, 2013
October 9th. Birthday of millions. Some famous. Dionysius. Saint-Saens. Aimee Semple McPherson. And John Lennon. And his son, decades later, born on the same day. Stuff happens every day. Of every month and year. And every decade. And century. On October 9th, wars were fought. Treaties signed. People massacred. Ships sank. Universities opened. Kings were crowned. Lands discovered. Countries seized. There were rallies. And riots. The earth quakes. Volcanoes erupt. Hur ...
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Let’s show a few facts about food stamps instead of demonizing those who receive them. 76% of food stamp households include a child, an elderly person or a disabled person. These vulnerable households receive 83% of all food stamps. Estimates from the consulting firm Moody’s Analytics suggest that each dollar spent on food stamps in a depressed economy raises the G.D.P.
, Editor
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 • Posted October 10, 2013
I've followed the TED talks for years now. They are short presentations by those at the leading edge of technology, education and design, and the people attending the talks are just as important a part of the process as the speakers. On Saturday, I will finally be able to attend one of the TED sanctioned events being held in San Antonio. In my case, I was fortunate enough to know Rebecca Helterbrand (you may remember her as Becky Craig back in her high school days in Mason), and she is helping ...
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The members of American Legion Fort Mason Post #285 & Ladies Auxiliary invite other veterans, friends and family, and anyone interested in The American Legion to attend our regular October meeting, to be held at 7:00 pm, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at the American Legion Post Hall on Post Hill Road (behind the Jail).
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It is time for the Annual Mason Wild Game Dinner. The date is November 9, 2013 at the Community Building, gates will open at 5:30p.m. This year we are happy to announce that there will be a dance following the prize giveaways with entertainment provided by DJ Pete. Bring the family out and enjoy great food, great company and great opportunities to win some awesome prizes.
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The regular meeting of the Mason Garden Club will be held on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library, Stribling room. Featured speaker will be Don Durflinger of Mason, owner of the Sonlight Orchards. His program will be “ Folk Medicine Remedies for Sinus and Hay Fever that Work”. There will be herbs for sale for anyone that was unable to buy them at the boothat Old Yeller Days celebration.
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The Mason High School class of 1958 will hold its 55th reunion on Saturday, October 12, at the old Peter's Prairie Schoolhouse on the Brady highway. There will be a catered lunch at noon. For further information, call Brenda at 347-5248, or Katherine at 347-6935.
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Next Monday, October 14, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Heart of Texas Chapter, will meet — with Gregory Hector as special guest speaker. The program will begin at 4:00 p.m. followed by refreshments and a business meeting. All DRT meetings are open to the public. Hector, who is the President of the McCulloch County Historical Commission, will speak about well-known Texans who served as Confederate Commanders and Soldiers.
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2013-14 Comanche Creek Ladies Golf Association Members: Front Row L to R: Kay Evans, Kathy Bradley, Patsy Brandenberger and Martha Smith. Middle Row L to R: Sheila Innis, Bobbye Frazier, Roberta McMillian, Minnie Schmidt, Mona Hyde, Doris Grote, and Rita Ash. Back Row L to R: Sherrie Patrick, Helen Hahn, Bertha Templeton and Cynthia Bauer.
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Saturday, October 4th, was Agnes Plutino’s lucky day. When visiting the Mason Gallery she ran into one of her favorite artists: painter of the Hill Country Larry Dyke. Larry brought in his latest painting “Cliffs of the Nueces” to be framed by Bob and Cathy Terrell. The Mason Gallery represents Larry Dyke and will have limited edition giclees of this latest painting available in several sizes.
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Allison Fogle has been very involved in volunteer service since she and her husband moved to Mason from Houston in February 2011. Allison works the front desk on Monday afternoons, helps weed, cleans CDs and DVDs, and willingly performs various other tasks for the library. Currently, she is updating the library’s patron list by contacting patrons who have unrenewed cards.
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The “fun bunch, “ Mason’s Red Hat Society, will meet on Monday, October 14th at 11:30 AM for a pot luck lunch at the home of Joan Lindley. We invite all women who remember Betty Boop, The Katzenjammer Twins, or “Uncle Milty” to join us for food, fun, and fellowship.
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The Mason High Class of ’49 celebrated their 64th Class Reunion on Saturday, October 5, 2013. The Reunion was held at the Historic Peter’s Prairie School House where two members started 1st grade many years ago. Five members started 1st grade at Mason Grammer School and were classmates until after graduation.
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Lynndi Futch came to Mason last weekend for her bridal show which was held at St Joseph’s Parrish hall on Saturday, October 5th. Her maid of honor, nursing friend Ting Yip arranged for the bridal party to paint at The Painted Tree on Friday evening. Lynndi is the daughter of Teresa Gregg and grandmother is Dora Ramon, whom are all getting ready for the upcoming December wedding.
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Sunday evening, October 6th, members of the Fine Arts Association of the Hill Country and other friends of the vine, met with owners of the Robert Clay Vineyards to watch the last rays of the sun kiss the heavy laden grapevines as it set across the Texas hillsides. This is the venue for the October 19th TUSCAN PICNIC and WINE TASTING CHAIR-ity AUCTION.
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Summing up the short life of someone well-loved and cherished is almost as hard as catching his “essence.” It’s like trying to capture the sunshine on a beautiful day or the smell of ozone when it’s about to rain. The best we can do in a case like this is remember the stories that person brought into our lives and try to convey how much they meant, and how he touched so many lives.
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Susan Bosse is the Artist of the Month at the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library. Her works will be on display both in the foyer and within the library throughout this month. Susan is a self-taught local artist originally from West Texas. She paints with acrylics on anything from wood to canvas.
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Angela Eckert recently had some diners at her Willow Creek Cafe that left something in the parking lot while they enjoyed the food inside. Angela stepped out to visit with the two longhorns, and assured them that they were not destined for the menu.
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The annual Pontotoc VFD fundraising barbeque, held at the end of September, was a rousing success. Crowds enjoyed live music, great food, wonderful weather and good friends, all while helping to raise money to support the rural firefighters that keep people in the Pontotoc and Fredonia area safe.
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Second Grade A Honor Roll Leroy Bobbitt Frankie Bolley Kadynce Bradley Kimbrea Broyles Avery Burns Cutter Couvillion Brayden Davis Saylor Elliott Cooper Gibbs John Gillespie Brooklyn Gleghorn Mason Hatfield Laney Lastly Kamryn Loeffler Gabriela Longoria Anastasia Martinez Maegan McDonald Cy Nobles Benjamin Pinter Nathan Rodriguez Wyatt Row Brianna Villa Wesley Vinson Madelyn Williams AB Honor Roll Aly Alvarez Oliver Banos Dennis Benavidez Alyssa Calhoun-Dick Chris ...
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Fifth Grade A Honor Roll Colby Brown Aeron Dayton Allie Guice Madison Hodges Alyssa Hollingsworth Rylan Jordan Taryn Morris Kendra Munsell Makenna Palacio Monika Ruelas Ty Spencer Jose Valdez Kyra Wilson AB Honor Roll Joe Bobbitt Aunnecy Elliott Billy George Preston George Michael Gleghorn Mason Haley Matthew Kerr Michael Longoria Joseph Martinez Tyler Schmidt Ana Cristina Segura Kaelee Silerio Tiffany Snow Parker Standard Wyatt Tice Gage Watson Sixth Grade A Ho ...
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On October 1, 2013, Sally Coldiron went peacefully to the waiting arms of Our Lord Jesus Christ after her long, brave fight against cancer. Sally was born in 1921 to Bert & Ella Townsend on Blocker Mountain near McAlester, OK. The Townsend family farmed and raised Percheron draft horses. After her high school graduation, Sally stayed in McAlester until 1947, when she relocated to Houston, TX where her oldest sister, Margie, lived.
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Darrel Davis passed away at the College Station Medical Center on the morning of October 1, 2013, at the age of 75. Darrel was born on November 27, 1937, in Llano County in the Texas Hill Country, to parents Alvin Ezra and Retta Chew Davis. He graduated from Llano High School in 1956, and served 4 years in the U.S.
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Johnita Pearl Schuessler was born on March 4, 1916, in Austin. Her parents were Ida and John Schuessler. Johnita attended Castell school and graduated from Mason High School in 1933. She was a proud Mason Puncher. Johnita also attended Blinn College, Southwestern University, and graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1938, with a Bachelor of Arts in German.
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Wednesday, October 9, 2013 • Posted October 10, 2013
The Mason Puncher J.V opened the game with a 64 yard touchdown drive. The offensive line did a great job of opening up holes for the back to run through. The touchdown came on a 44 yard pass from Levi Hofmann to Andy Gilley. The Puncher defense did a great job of flying to the football all night.
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The Reagan County Owls came to town last Thursday and split a pair of games with the Jr High Punchers. Both games were hard fought as both teams played good hard hitting football. The seventh grade once again struggled on the offensive side as we just couldn’t seem to mount a sustained drive.
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On Saturday, October 5th, a cool breeze blew, the sun shone, and tennis rackets swung. The Mason Junior High tennis program hosted an adult tennis tournament to help purchase a trophy case to showcase their successes throughout the years. We had 16 adults and 10 juniors that graciously entered either men’s doubles, women’s doubles, mixed doubles, or singles.