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October 30, 2013 Issue
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted October 31, 2013 • Photos
River of Life Church will be holding their 7th Annual Fall Festival on Thursday, October 31st from 5 - 8pm rain or shine! 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!
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted October 31, 2013
On Sunday morning at 2:00 am... Set your clocks back by ONE HOUR Saturday night before going to bed, so you can be on time!!!
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted October 31, 2013 • Photos
Mason continued their march through their district competitors on Friday night as they traveled to Junction. Though some sportswriters had writtent that the Eagles would be a formidable obstacle for Mason, the Punchers easily clinched a 48-0 win. The night began with Mason kicking off to Junction. On their first play of the game, Junction threw an interception to Luis Castillo who carried the ball in 19 yards for the first score of the game.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted October 31, 2013 • Photos
The Arnold Art Gallery in Mason is hosting Jeremiah Ibarra beginning with a meet and greet opening Friday evening 5 to 7:00pm on November 1. The artist is an aspiring artist and graduate at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi. Originally from San Angelo, Texas, Jeremiah began painting and sculpting as a teenager.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted October 31, 2013
St. Joseph’s parishioners invite everyone to come enjoy a delicious Mexican Dinner this Sunday, November 3rd. Serving begins 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”. Each plate is $8.00 and the meal consists of enchiladas, beans, rice, salad, tea and a dessert.
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Columns
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 3, 2013
My friend, Ed McCorkle, once remarked that bows and arrows are extremely dangerous implements, “mostly to the people shooting them.” Ed had been an archer for a long time when he said that, about 25 years ago, and he’d seen a lot of people hurt, some of them prettly badly, just from trying to propel an arrow toward a target.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted October 31, 2013
I had so much fun on my vacation, that I stayed an extra day. Just getting to sit in Jack C. Hayes stadium was a thrill. Then seeing the Rebels win was an extra treat. They are not allowed to fly or wear the Rebel flag! They need to be reminded that the Civil War was over “STATES RIGHTS!” Okay, so they can’t fly or wear the flag, but I can and I do.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted October 31, 2013 • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, October 22nd, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 32 members and five visitors in attendance. Among the visitors were two Mason High School seniors, Kendal Jarel and Laird McClellan. Lion Jim Heath was responsible for the program and introduced Kory Perlichek who spoke about the nesting habit of the Rio Grande turkey in the Llano Uplift region of Texas. The club’s next meeting will be held next Tuesday, October 29th, at noon at Willow Creek ...
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted October 31, 2013
I want to add my support for the Mason County Pioneers Youth Leadership Program which will be hosting an informative seminar on water issues tonight at the High School Auditorium starting at 6:30 p.m. Water issues are probably the single most important concern when we plan for our future, and they will be discussing the effects of the drought locally and the area’s water supply, the current situation of the Hickory Water Aquifer and most importantly the impacts of Proposition 6 on the current ...
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted October 31, 2013
When life is rough, PRAY. When life is great, PRAY. Pastor Cliff titled his message “justified, now what?” with the Gospel lesson from Luke 18:9-14. Last week, the parable of the “persistent widow” ended with the question: “But when the Son of Man returns, how many will He find on the earth who have faith?” (Luke 18:8) Last week Pastor Cliff told the story of the Runge UMC that showed us much faith, how the righteous suffering maintained their faith in God.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted October 31, 2013
I teach food safety to restaurant managers, and through that program they are always sending out information on the latest food recalls and foodborne illness outbreaks. Most of the time I don’t pay too much attention to them- since I feel like I take extra steps to handle my food safely (my family calls me the food police).
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted October 31, 2013
Weight loss is tricky for most of us and gets more difficult the older we get. Here are some tricks and tips to get diets to work and keep working past plateaus. 1. Do a cleanse. Whole body cleanses get the digestive tract moving. Remember that toxins are stored in fat and as fat breaks down, it is important to get not just the fat out of your body, but the toxins as well.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted October 31, 2013 • Photos
Composer George Gershwin and Stephenville elementary school music teacher Virginia Bond would likely have agreed on much. She would have drawn the line, however, on the premise of his hit composition, “Summertime,” objecting to the line about it being “easy.” For her, it was the dreariest time of all. It was in this season each year that she was separated from her beloved music students, and she endured 65 consecutive summers—one for each of the 65 years she taught…. ***** They ...
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted October 31, 2013
You may remember that the library and the Girl Scouts partnered last year to put up the Little Library box by the playground behind the building. People can swap books there, and the children’s books are especially popular. However, some of the books don’t make it back. So, we could use your help in keeping the Little Library supplied.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted October 31, 2013
It’s heeeeeeere. Halloweeeeeeen. Ghosts. And goblins. And ghouls. Oh my. Witches. And monsters. And things that fly. Will it be cold? Will it be dry? Halloween. Harbinger of Fall. Prelude to Thanksgiving. (Sedate in comparison.) Halloween’s more party. More pagan. More religious. An old event. With roots going back to the 7th Century. It’s pomp before circumstance. Honoring saints. And praying for those who recently died— Whose souls have yet to reach heaven. “ ...
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 3, 2013
To The Editor: I am asking you to join me in supporting the men and women of our military by voting today in the constitutional amendment election. Specifically, I am asking for your vote for Proposition #1 and Proposition #4. Proposition #1 would provide the surviving spouse of a service member killed in action a lifetime property tax exemption for their home.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 3, 2013
Letter to the Editor About a year ago, I had an article in the letter columns in regard to the efforts of the EPA and the Army Corp of Engrs., re-writing regulations to circumvent the original Clean Water Act and the verbiage “NAVIGABLE WATERS” and take control of all surface waters in the U.S.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 3, 2013
Gerry - I stand with the conservative Republicans in the House of Representatives and Senate and applaud their efforts. They are a group of brave men and women who are standing up for the people of this nation and for liberty. I will support each and every one of them until I draw my last breath. You can call me a staunch, conservative Republican if you want to and that is just fine with me. Emmanuel Carolyn Karner
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 3, 2013
Dear Gerald, I would like to issue an invitation to you and to everyone who cares about Mason County to attend an informative seminar organized by the students involved with the Mason County Pioneer Youth Leadership Program to educate and inform the voting population of Mason County about water issues. One of the topics will be the much talked about Proposition 6, which will be decided in the November 5th vote.
, Editor
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 3, 2013
In this issue, we offer up our annual Hunting & Visitors' Guide. For me, this is the 14th hunting guide that I've helped put together for the Mason County News. It is the largest publication we produce each year; but, it is so much more than just a guide to the hunting opportunities our region has to offer. The size of our publications, including the newspaper and our special supplements, are dictated by the amount of advertising in that publication.
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Events
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 3, 2013 • Photos
Wood & Wire, one of the best bluegrass bands in Texas, will bring their foot stompin’ music to the Odeon theater Saturday November 16 at 7:00PM. Tickets for the show are $20 per person. Advance reservations are recommended. Anyone wondering about Wood & Wire’s sound need not look any further than the four-piece bands name, which honors the purity of acoustic instruments and the gorgeous music a skilled artist can coax out of just simple wood and wire.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 3, 2013
Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library TUESDAY, NOV. 5, 6:00 P. M. TUESDAY, NOV. 12, 6:00 P. M. TEACHER: CAROL TUCKER CALL 347-5446 TO REGISTER
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 3, 2013
Be our Guest! The fourth grade faculty and students at Mason Elementary would consider it a great pleasure if all of our Mason County veterans would join us for a luncheon on Monday, November 11th at Mason Elementary immediately following the Veteran’s Day Service on the courthouse lawn. Please come and let us thank you in person for your extraordinary service to our country!
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 3, 2013
The Mason Rodeo Association will have a Work Day and meeting at the Ft. Mason Park Arena on Sunday, Nov. 3 beginning at 1:30. Please come join us if you are interested in helping make the facilities at the Park the best they can be for future community events! Questions?
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 3, 2013 • Photos
The Heart of Texas Country Music Museum in Brady is hosting an album release party for Texas Country Music Hall of Famer Johnny Bush. Bush will be at the museum from 2:30 PM until 3:30 PM on Saturday, November 2. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. Bush will be visiting with fans and autographing his latest release, “Reflections.” His previous Heart of Texas releases including “Lillies White Lies” “Who’ll Buy My Memories” and “Texas On A Saturday Night” will a ...
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 3, 2013
The Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library Canasta Club will have a game day on Friday, November 1. Games will begin at 1:00 P.M. in the Stribling Room. Bring card trays if you have them and snacks if you want them. If you don’t know how to play, we will teach you!
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 3, 2013
Updates on industrial wind and transmission developments will be featured at an informational meeting hosted by Save Our Scenic Hill Country Environment (SOSHCE). The public is invited to attend. The meeting will be at 7pm on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at the Central Texas Electric Cooperative Community Room at 386 Friendship Lane in Fredericksburg.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted October 31, 2013
The Riata Service Organization will hold their annual casserole sale on Saturday, November 2nd at 9:00 a.m. in front of Hinckley's Country Store. There will be a variety of delicious casseroles, so come early for the best selection. The proceeds from the sale will go back into the community through Riata projects.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted October 31, 2013
Parent’s Night will be Friday, November 1st before the home football game vs. Bracketville. JV & Varsity players will be announced with their parents. Trainers for the football teams will also be announced with their parents. Varsity players will go first at 6:55. Parents will need to meet in front of the field house at 6:40.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted October 31, 2013 • Photos
Anna Gillespie is the featured artist for the month of November at the Mason Artisan Gallery and her delightful paintings will the focus there for the Art Walk on Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2. Anna is a native south Texan, born and raised in Poteet. She inherited her love of life, nature, and art from her mother, Rillie Moseley, a widely known artist.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 3, 2013 • Photos
Riata held their monthly meeting in the beautiful remodeled home of Glenn and Caren Rueffer. Caren Rueffer presented the program on her on going goal of becoming self sufficient. She is one of 45 people in the State of Texas to hold a permit to sell raw milk from her dairy, Cole Creamery.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 3, 2013
During their recent 50th anniversary celebration, Community Service & Supply enjoyed hamburgers and cake with their friends and customers. They also drew names for a large number of door prizes, many of which the winners have not yet collected. Brenda Lange out at Community Service brought by the list of winners and asked that, if your name is on the list and you haven't yet picked up your "goodie,"
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 3, 2013 • Photos
What a fantastic party it was Sunday night! We really tripped the light fantastic! A huge thank you to Johnny Nicholas for entertaining us so beautifully and to Claire Bell for loaning her building to us for a couple of weeks. It was truly a special time. We also want to thank all of our supporters and donors and our own committee for making this such a grand event.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 3, 2013 • Photos
Nan Loeffler, president of the Fine Arts Association of the Hill Country, was in Bandera Sunday afternoon, October 27, 2013 to congratulate former classmate, Gary Lewis, who was inducted into the Bandera Music History Project Hall of Fame as Vocalist of the Year for 2013. The 9th annual award ceremony was held at the Silver Sage Community Center in Bandera.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 3, 2013
Calling all former Angelo State University, Angelo State College, and San Angelo College bandmembers. The very first alumni band will gather and perform on November 9 at 4 PM at the San Angelo Stadium at both the pre-game as well halftime activities. Several members of the band came from the Mason area.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 3, 2013
25 Girls from 5 childcare and foster homes came to Camp Gene Ashby of Operation Orphans Friday, October 25th, ready to deer hunt in the Texas hill country. The girls would be paired with guides who would spend Saturday hunting at area ranches. The girls harvested 26 animals which included 16 whitetail does, 2 spikes, 3 management bucks, 3 hogs, 1 aoudad ram and 1 red deer.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted October 31, 2013
The Comanche Creek Ladies’ Golf Association played their annual Club Championship on Monday, October 21, 2013. Congratulations to the winners: First Flight: Sheila Innis, Gross, Bertha Templeton, Net Second Flight: Rita Ash, Gross, Kathy Bradley, Net Third Flight: Sherrie Patrick, Gross, Kay Evans, Net Fourth Flight: Mary Schmidt, Gross, Martha Smith, Net We had a great time and would like to encourage all of you ladies of any age or skill level to come and play with us on either Mondays ...
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted October 31, 2013 • Photos
Mason Junior High 8th Grade Student Council 2013-2014. Left - Right: Sponsor -Mitzi Drennan, Secretary - Kason Silerio, Reporter - Jill Donop, President - Ella Canfield, Treasurer- Grace Chapman, Vice-President- Sandra Duarte, Parliamentarian Bode McMillan. Photo by- Shanda Schmidt
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted October 31, 2013 • Photos
Nellie Frnka and Kathleen Smith (l to r), whose ages accumulate to 172 years (!), take an active part in the community by delivering MEALS ON WHEELS around Mason. The Senior Center’s Nutrition Program welcomes volunteers on a weekly, monthly or substitute basis for this or other tasks. Call the Senior Center at (325) 347-6242 if you think you can keep up with these ‘youngsters’!
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 3, 2013 • Photos
Kingston came to Mason to visit Grandmother Diana Reyes. Happy memories were made when the two came to paint river rocks at The Painted Tree Studio. He decided to give one to his aunt Yolanda Garza and the other one, “he was going to take back to Abilene.” Painting river rocks is a fun experience for all ages, including the pre-school ones.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted October 31, 2013 • Photos
Candice Latham Clark of San Angelo and Jason Lloyd Beddo of San Angelo exchanged wedding vows at the First Baptist Church in Mason on Saturday, September 28th at 2:00 pm. Parents of the couple are Shari & Matt Clark of Fredonia and James & Jeanette Beddo of Ballinger. The setting for the ceremony was of the old-time western era.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted October 31, 2013 • Photos
Martin and Tina Blair of Mason, Texas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Paige Ellen Blair, to Jeremy Duarte, son of Jr. and Gigi Duarte also of Mason. The future bride graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She is employed as a Registered Nurse at Hill Country Memorial Hospital in Fredericksburg.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted October 31, 2013 • Photos
Collin & Ashley Osbourn are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Della Ray Osbourn. Della was born on July 10, 2013 at 1:44am in San Antonio. She weighed three pounds six ounces, and was 16.5 inches long. Della “Tinkerbell” was welcomed with open arms by her maternal grandparents Paul and Sherry Lehmberg; great-grandparents Ruth Allen and the late W.D.
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 3, 2013
Llano County will have a Private Applicator License training on Monday, December 2, 2013, beginning with registration at 8:00 a.m. and the training starting at 8:15 a.m. The training will be held at St. James Lutheran Church-Schorlemmer Hall, 1401 Ford Street in Llano. Training will last approximately 4 hours with testing done after lunch.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 3, 2013 • Photos
The newest addition to the Mason Veterans' Monument last week. The new marker will be unveiled in the near future. Central Texas Electric Cooperative and Crockett Keller provided invaluable help and assistance with the marker.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 3, 2013
The Mason Scarlet Punchers submit frequent articles to the News about their many and varied activities. In the course of that reporting, they frequently refer to themselves as the Mason "Red Hat Society." It appears that is an erroneous statement. The News was contacted by the head of public relations for the national Red Hat Society asking that the local group cease and desist from using the name unless they pay membership dues and join the official society.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted October 31, 2013
On Monday the 11th of November at 11a.m. the veterans will have a ceremony at the Veterans Memorial to remember our veterans past and present. We invite all interested parties to attend. The veteran honor guard will fire a salute and the 3rd grade class of Mason elementary will entertain.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted October 31, 2013 • Photos
The Riata Service Organization has a long history as an active and involved service organization in Mason County. Our current and ongoing project is Heritage Park. This is a three=phase plan to develop the Heritage Park. Phase I of the Heritage Park and Trail Project began in 2001 with the assistance of an LCRA grant when a walking trail around the park was established , an outdoor stage was built, lighting was installed for the state and strategically placed among the perimeter of the park, h ...
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted October 31, 2013 • Photos
The Odeon Preservation Association (O.P.A.) is pleased to announce that they have passed the halfway point of reaching their goal to raise $25,000 thru community donations. The support from the community will qualify the O.P.A. for more than $300,000 in grant money that will assist them in their long term goal of making the Odeon theater a first class movie theater and performing arts center.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted October 31, 2013
The Mason 4-H Club loaded up and collected food items door to door last week. Donations collected are going to help the Food Bank and the Methodist Church’s Thanksgiving meal distribution. We had a great turnout and a great time. Thanks to everyone who helped in so many different ways!
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted October 31, 2013 • Photos
K. Marie Beam, 86, of London, Texas passed from this life on October 22, 2013, at a local hospital. Marie was born April 9, 1927, in Eldorado, Texas to Joe F. and Lilly Mae (Mercer) Wilson. In her early childhood she lived on a ranch far from any town where she rode horses and took care of sheep with her father.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted October 31, 2013 • Photos
On a bright fall day, October 21, our husband, Daddy, and “Dee-Dee” went home to be with his Lord. Earl Poston was born on August 20, 1932, in Collin County, Texas, to John and Lillie Poston, on a farm near the community of Culleoka. He served his country in the U.S.
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Sports
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 3, 2013 • Photos
The 2013 Cowgirl and Puncher cross country teams competed at the District 29-A Cross Country Meet on Wednesday, October 23rd. The Punchers competed hard, however, came up a little short placing 16th, 24th, and 39th. Their times are as follows: Evan Dayton (16th)-20:49 Spencer Bierschwale (24th)-21:19 Pascual Callejas (39th)-23:19 The Cowgirls went in to District hoping for some revenge after falling short of the regional meet last year behind two of the teams who eventually went on to st ...
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 3, 2013 • Photos
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 3, 2013
The 7th and 8th grade Punchers split their games with the Junction Eagles last Thursday. The 7th grade was out to avenge an earlier 14-0 loss found themselves once again on the short side of the board, but showed how much improvement they have made as they lost this game 8-0.