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October 16, 2013 Issue
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Wednesday, October 16, 2013 • Posted October 16, 2013 • Photos
Jaston William’s, legendary Texas Acting Treasure of Greater Tuna Fame and celebrated Texas Singer-Songwriter, Joe Ely, have teamed up, written, produced and are now touring with their magnificent performance of Is There Life After Lubbock? The show is touring through Texas, moving from Austin to a sell-out crowd in Lubbock, then to Mason for one evening before opening in Galveston at the Opera House on The Strand.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 • Posted October 16, 2013 • Photos
District play for the Mason Punchers started Friday night and the Harper Longhorns quickly learned that Mason intends to make this their year. On the first Mason possession of the ball following the opening kickoff, Luis Castillo ran the ball 53 yards for the first score of the night. Go Chanraing added his extra point and the Punchers led 7-0 with 11:57 remaining in the quarter. Harper's possession didn't move them into scoring position and Mason would be driving to their second score only a ...
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 • Posted October 16, 2013 • Photos
This past Saturday, the Mason Puncher Band participated in the Heart of Texas Marching Festival in Early, Texas. The band received a 1st Division for their performance. This upcoming Saturday, October 19, the Puncher Band will perform at their annual UIL marching competition at 10 AM in Early. Bobby Halamicek says, “Miss Dye and I are extremely proud of the hard work these students have put into this year’s show.
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The Mason Community Foundation presented a check to The Haven in Brady to assist with their Second Step program which is designed to increase students’ school success. The check was presented to Haven representatives Kelsey Atkinson and Martha Garcia by Carolyn Phillips, Suzanne Bjork, D’Ann Stahl, and Brent Hinckley in front of the new Community Thrift store.
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Wednesday, October 16, 2013 • Posted October 17, 2013
I’ve gotten several requests for gluten-free recipes. Some folks have a bad reaction to ingesting foods with gluten in them; others are only somewhat intolerant; still others think it’s a healthier alternative to gluten rich foods. I’ve tended to stay away from these recipes because, as the Practical Baker, I look for baked goods that have ingredients you can buy here in Mason or Brady.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 • Posted October 17, 2013
Most of us can probably identify with the little boy who, when asked by his teacher to name the seasons, replied, “Dove season, deer season, duck season, varmint season, turkey season, and summer.” Growing up in Central Texas, I didn’t so much identify with that boy, I was that boy. The end of deer hunting season, particularly, brought a melancholy far more traumatic than the beginning of the school year.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 • Posted October 16, 2013
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, October 8th, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 34 members and two visitors in attendance. Lion John Gammill was responsible for the program and introduced District Governor, Frank Berthold, who spoke about happenings in District 2-A1. Frank talked about the upcoming International Convention and that there would be two candidates for President: one from Texas and one from Tennessee.
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The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, October 1st, for it’s monthly business meeting. There were 35 members and one visitor in attendance. “Boss” Lion Fritz Landers was responsible for the program and Secretary/Treasurer Gene Gammill read the minutes and gave the financial report. Lion Mark Lehmberg reported on the 5K/10K race sponsored by the club which was held Saturday September 28th.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 • Posted October 16, 2013
We’re a bunch of inquisitive folks, in these parts. If we come upon a stranger we just have to ask, “Who are you?” This is followed by another question, “Who do you belong to?” In cases that we don’t know that name, we will ask, “Well, who’s your Grandpa? There are those times when they are really new and don’t belong to anyone in the community and that’s when you have to ask more precise questions.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 • Posted October 16, 2013
Libraries are often places where one can find obscure facts, so I’m going to share one with you. Last Saturday, October 12, was Cookbook Launch Day. Now, I didn’t launch a cookbook, but I counted 103 cookbooks on our shelves, and I expect to add to that number especially if the Riata ladies or some other local organization puts out new ones.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 • Posted October 16, 2013
09/01/13@0046 - Noise complaint – Deputy Jones and Sheriff Nixon responded to a noise complaint on E College St 09/01/13@0054 - Possible vandalism – Deputy Jones and Sheriff Nixon investigated a report of vandalism at Stripes 09/01/13@0957 - Shooting – Sgt Zapata investigated someone discharging a firearm on N Robin St 09/01/13@1152 - Welfare concern – Sgt Zapata checked on the welfare of an elderly female on Robinson St 09/01/13@1651 - EMS – EMS transported a woman with abdominal ...
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 • Posted October 16, 2013
Last week John Palacio and I went to a three day conference in Austin sponsored by the Texas Municipal League to learn a few things and to look over the offerings of an Exhibit Hall spread over most of the lower floor of the Austin Convention Center. We did not spend any great amount of money, but we did investigate the new garbage trucks that were shown so that we would be prepared to make a decision in the future when the old models we currently use daily are no longer functioning reasonably.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 • Posted October 16, 2013
Flax seed and flax seed oil are popular health food items that have been around for thousands of years. Flax seed is high in beneficial omega 3 oils which are the “good” fats that are missing from the standard American diet. In addition to the oil, the fiber and the lignans from the ground seed are also good for you. Here are just some of the benefits of flax seed oil.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 • Posted October 16, 2013
We thank our God for the great rain that fell over the area. More rain is expected during the week. Praise God for His goodness and greatness. Pastor Cliff titled his message “sozo, eucharisto, and faith” with the Gospel lesson from Luke 17:11-19. In Sunday’s reading, Jesus shows us just how “serious” He is when He says we must forgive.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 • Posted October 16, 2013
If dilemmas really had horns—lodged precisely between the two points—one could better understand my Uncle Mort. That’s where my 101-year-old kin abides mostly, with a built-in gyroscope guiding him toward the left horn at times and the right one at others. He claims this location as the one they’ll carry him off from.
, CEA-FCS
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 • Posted October 16, 2013
The Mason County 4-H Club is once again going to go door-to-door for items to go with the Thanksgiving turkeys that the First United Methodist Church gives to Food Bank clients. We will be out and about THIS Sunday, October 20 from 1:30 until 3:30 p.m. Here is a list of the items to be collected: boxed stuffing canned green beans yams/sweet potatoes cranberry sauce brownie mix tin foil Money is also appreciated to purchase aluminum roaster pans and fresh eggs, which will be included but ...
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 • Posted October 16, 2013
RAIN. It came. It fell. It left. Thunder and lightning. Lightning and thunder. Pitter patter. Pouring down. Piddly drip. Pleasant shower. Regular downpour. All of the above within hours. Flash flood warning. If only. Everybody seems to agree. We need a flood. We need a purging. A cleansing. Reviving. Replenishing. Restoring. Let the Llano roar. Let it rise and run. And swallow up the low-water crossings. If only for a little while. Instead, Austin hogged it all. Tha ...
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 • Posted October 17, 2013
Young Life has been in Mason for over a year now, and I am still encountering people who do not know what it is or have some vague notion of what it is.  So, I decided to try and give an overview that I pray will be informative.     First of all, Young Life does not teach any religious philosophy except this:  We want the young people of Mason County to know Jesus Christ in a very real and personal way.  We try to help them know what it means to pray, what it means to have Christ in thei ...
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Wednesday, October 16, 2013 • Posted October 17, 2013
The TEDx San Antonio gathering last Saturday was even better than I could have imagined. As I posted on facebook, one of the most important lessons I learned during the day was that the only way to actually learn anything is to stop talking, start listening, and respect that not everyone will feel the same way you do.
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On October 29, 2013, Dr. John Davis, former Executive Director and Director of Research for the Institute of Texan Cultures will be the featured speaker at the M. Bevin Eckert Friends of the Library general membership meeting. Davis, who has also taught in the divisions of Literature, Classics, Philosophy, and Communication at UTSA and The University of Texas at Austin, is a freelance writer, designer and occasional storyteller.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 • Posted October 17, 2013
Mark your calendar for October 19, 2013, at 6 p.m. The Fredonia Community Association would like to invite you to our Pot Luck dinner and meeting. Meet the newest member to the community of Fredonia, Holly Gilmore. Community members, family and friends of Fredonia, you are invited to express a warm welcome to Ms.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 • Posted October 17, 2013
The Texas Mesquite Arts Festival returns to Fredericksburg, Texas this weekend - October 11, 12 and 13, 2013. Juried artists from around Texas and beyond will gather in Fredericksburg’s Marktplatz for this three-day celebration of the exquisite and attractive mesquite. “Besides seeing the absolute best selection of mesquite, visitors will enjoy the largest mesquite show in the world,” show organizer Al Carr said. The festival, like mesquite wood itself, has come a long way since the fi ...
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 • Posted October 16, 2013
Carol Tucker will be teaching a FREE Computer Basics class in November at the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library. The class will be two nights: Tuesday, November 5 and Tuesday, November 12 at 6:00 P.M. in the library. Class size is limited. Call 325-347-5446 to register.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 • Posted October 16, 2013
The Mason County Cancer Benefit Committee will be having a bake sale on Friday November 2nd at Webers Chevron. We will get started at 8:00 a.m. and continue until we sell out. Anyone is welcome to donate a baked good to sell. All the money raised is used to help our friends and neighbors in Mason County whom have been diagnosed with cancer.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 • Posted October 16, 2013
The Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library is forming the Library Canasta Club. The first game day will be held on Monday, October 21 at 2:00 P.M. in the Stribling Room. Adult men and women are welcome and joining is free! If you don’t know how to play, we’ll teach you.
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UPDATE AS OF OCTOBER 17TH: Due to the recent heavy rains, the event has been moved to the Richard P. Eckert Civic Center in Mason on McKinley Street. The Fine Arts Association of the Hill Country CHAIR-ity Auction and Texas-Tuscan gourmet picnic will be this weekend, from 4 to 7 PM, Saturday, October 19th, at the Robert Clay Vineyard.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 • Posted October 16, 2013
Wesley Nurse Ann Scarth will give free blood pressure and blood glucose screenings on Tuesday, October 29. She will be in the Stribling Room of the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library from 2:00-4:00 P.M.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 • Posted October 16, 2013
On Sunday, October 20th, we will be celebrating Children’s Sabbath, at both the 8:30 and 10:50 services. The children will be assisting with all areas at both services. Following the 10:50 service, a spaghetti dinner fundraiser will be held in support of the Steady Steps Daycare Ministry. The cost of this meal will be donation only.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 • Posted October 16, 2013
St. Joseph’s parishioners invite you to mark your calendars for the first Sunday in November (Nov. 3rd); this year’s date for their Annual Mexican Dinner. Serving will begin at 11 AM in the Mason I.S.D. Cafeteria on College Street. You may “Eat In” at the cafeteria and enjoy visiting with other diners or you may request “Take Out”.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 • Posted October 17, 2013 • Photos
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 • Posted October 17, 2013 • Photos
The Fine Arts Association of the Hill Country met Oct. 8th in Mason’s Eckert Center for a presentation by R. C. Lackey on making fiddles. R. C. is a FAAHC member from Junction. He demonstrated with the parts of a violin and the handmade tools he uses to carve them.
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Wednesday, October 16, 2013 • Posted October 17, 2013 • Photos
As we approach our last week of the 6 week “Tighten Up” boot-camp, I can say that I am truly elated that the majority of my new Mason clients stuck with the intensified workouts that emerge with this style of training. The boot-camp consisted of full-body weight-training, impact cardio, field drills, shock drills, core training, and effective style training using minimal equipment and body weight.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 • Posted October 16, 2013 • Photos
June Hall began volunteering at the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library this year. She comes in on Thursday mornings and covers books and processes CD books. She is also a member of the Library Book Club. June came to Mason from Idaho where she also was a library volunteer.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 • Posted October 16, 2013 • Photos
Robert Hernandez, son of Yolanda Garza came to Mason for a visit from Los Angeles for a few days. Yolanda decided to gather other family members and come to the PAINTED TREE STUDIO to create some fun memories. The request was to paint ROCKS. So when Yolanda arrived with Lou Lange, they plus Robert, friend Jerry, Aunt Diana, Robert’s sister Pilar, nephew and cousin Alberto Hernandez chose their first rock.
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Now retired, these four co workers come together about once a year to have some fun. Three flew in from Maryland to visit Karen Grosskopf who lives in Austin and also has a place on Lower Willow Creek in Mason County. They came into Mason on Friday afternoon to paint at THE PAINTED TREE STUDIO.
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Brody would like to announce the birth of his precious baby sister, Scotlyn Avery Kroll. She was born on August 16 at 11:31 PM at the Med in College Station. She weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20 inches long. Scotlyn was welcomed home by her parents Chuck and Pepper Kroll, along with maternal grandparents Hank and Teresa Kimbriel; great-grandparents Lindy and Rosa Lange, and the late Raymond and Odessa Kimbriel, all of Mason; paternal grandparents Ernie and LeeAnna Kroll of College Station ...
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Wednesday, October 16, 2013 • Posted October 17, 2013
Mason, TX- When you plan your errands this week, why not add “save a life” to the list. Sound like a superhero comic book or movie? It’s not; you can save a life between picking up dry cleaning and buying groceries by stopping at the Mason High School Blood Drive on Tuesday, October 22nd from 11am- 2pm.
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Mason Elementary has once again begun collecting Lowe’s Supermarket receipts! Beginning August 17, 2013, and running through March 31, 2014, parents, families, and friends of your students can collect register tapes and contribute them to the school. The school can then redeem the value of those register tapes for FREE educational equipment!
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 • Posted October 16, 2013
The Union Band Cemetery Memorial Association will have their annual business meeting on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in the Pontotoc Community Center. Anyone interested is invited to attend.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 • Posted October 16, 2013
On the 21st of October, we will hold our regular monthly meeting. Meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. at the Post building behind the jail on Post Hill Street. At this time, we will recognize women's contributions to the military. The official date of this day is the 18th ;but, due to the district meeting in Del Rio, we will postpone our ceremony until the 21st.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 • Posted October 16, 2013
River of Life Church will be holding their 7th Annual Fall Festival on Wednesday, October 31st from 5 - 8 p.m. There will be free food, a variety of fun games, Cake Walk, Giant Inflatable Slide, Bouncy Castle, Obstacle Course, Prize Booth and of course plenty of candy! Once again this year we will have our Photo Booth, get a photo taken of your family and you will receive a free 5 x 7 picture.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 • Posted October 16, 2013
The Mason Education Foundation cancelled their October 12th street dance fund raiser due to the expected inclement weather. We look forward to re-scheduling the street dance in Spring 2014. Thanks for everyone’s support. The primary purpose of the Education Foundation is to raise money for school programs that are not otherwise funded through tax dollars.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 • Posted October 16, 2013
The regular meeting of the Bluebonnet Study Club will be Monday, October 21, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library, Stribling Room. Guest speaker will be Jerry Carlman who will speak on clocks, including the Mason County Courthouse clock. There will be a pot luck luncheon after the program.
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Ruth Dannheim, of Mason, passed away on Thursday, October 10, at the age of 92. Mrs. Dannheim is survived by her daughters Jennifer Brinlee and husband Dan of Mason and Deanna Handlin and husband Don of Mason, four grandchildren Rebecca Brinlee and finance‘ Tyler Romney, Michael Brinlee and wife Emilee, Coby Owen and wife Stacy, Cheryl Bahm and husband Trey and 13 great-grandchildren.
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Reeves C. Jungkind, age 86 of Llano, Texas, surrounded by his family went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, October 8, 2013. Born in Pontotoc, Texas, on August 9, 1927.  Graduated from Burnet High School in 1945.  Reeves served in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1948, being honorably discharged as a Corporal.  Graduated from the DPS Academy at Camp Mabry in 1953, becoming a Texas Highway Patrolman posted in Wharton, Texas.  After 14 years, he became the Firearms Training Officer and Pistolsmi ...
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Paul Ray Cottle, age 92, of Mason, passed away Wednesday, October 09, 2013, in Brady, Texas. He was born July 12, 1921, in Rochelle to Orvil Lee Cottle and Cynthia Ann (Cox) Cottle. He married Nina Bell Ake on January 28, 1946, in Rochelle, Texas. He was a WW II Marine Veteran, participating in action against the enemy at Bougainville and Guam.
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Wednesday, October 16, 2013 • Posted October 17, 2013
The Punchers and Cowgirls competed in the Mason Invitational October 2nd and the Goldthwaite Invitational this past Wednesday, October 9th. Our times continue to improve as we enter the final two weeks before district. We will travel to Goldthwaite again Monday the 14th for the Priddy Invitational, which will be our final meet before district.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 • Posted October 17, 2013
The Jr High football teams took the brooms out of the closet to start the four game sweep of the Harper Longhorns last Thursday and Friday nights. The 7th grade got back on the right side of the scoreboard, the 8th grade continued their undefeated careers, the JV and varsity concluded the sweep.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 • Posted October 17, 2013
The Mason Punchers responded well last Thursday night by hanging 41 points up against Harper. The Puncher defense played like a pack of starved wolves. Flying to the football and being sure tacklers was the key to this shutout. “Coming off a loss against Albany, it felt good to be able to move the ball at will.