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January 1, 2014 Issue
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Wednesday, January 1, 2014 • Posted December 31, 2013
The 2014 Livestock show is on January 10 & 11, 2014. The show will begin on Friday, January 10th, at 3:00 p.m. Market Goats, Angora and market hogs will be shown on Friday. On Saturday, January 11th, the show begins at 9:00 a.m. with the market lamb show followed by heifers and market steers at 12:00 noon.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 • Posted December 31, 2013 • Photos
The Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Library will present a special program, “Growing Up in World War II Berlin,” on Tuesday evening, January 21, at 6:30 P.M. in the Stribling Room. Yutta Dreyer will tell about her experiences as a child growing up in the war-torn city. At the early age of twenty-nine, Yutta’s mother became a widow with two small children when Yutta’s father was killed in 1941.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 • Posted December 31, 2013 • Photos
Several fort explorers were up on the hill examining the fort grounds this week. They discovered a lady’s ring, bullets, cartridges, shoulder lapel, horse and mule shoes, bowie knife hilt, and sword hilt, soldier’s ration can (about 1858), and other items which will be cleaned and displayed during 2014. Larry Cissna of Sweeney, his son Jake, and father-in-law Ed Orsak searched two days south and west of the fort officers quarters.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 • Posted December 31, 2013 • Photos
Mason’s Scarlet Punchers, that group of women “of a certain age” dedicated to fun, fun, fun, survived the Chinese auction at our December Christmas party at Mary Hemphill’s (barely). A potluck luncheon was enjoyed by all and Mary’s beautifully decorated bed-and-breakfast was toured by many members who hadn’t been there before.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 • Posted December 31, 2013
Due to the early deadline that is required each year for the paper’s Christmas section, the names listed below were not included on the 2013 “Community Greeting Card”: Sally Capps Jerry and Jan Dutton Jon and Christy Ellis Garrett and Zachary Ellis Robert and Libby Ellis Frank and Helen Habecker In Memory of Ray Jordan By Caroline Jordan Sheba Kothman Sarah Loeffler Scott and Kristi Owen Seth and Kory Owen Jamie and Kay Poynor The total amount donated to the 2013 fundrais ...
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Wednesday, January 1, 2014 • Posted December 31, 2013
Many Americans (and maybe people from other countries, but who cares?) make New Year’s Resolutions this time of year. January first is considered a good time to make postitive changes in our lives, a chance to form good habits and weed out the bad ones, to boldly lie like we haven’t lied all year long.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 • Posted December 31, 2013
Writing something before it happens, is something the government does! So, here is wishing you and yours a Happy New Year. Enough turkey? I’m going to get some bumper stickers that read, “SUPPORT YOU BEEF INDUSTRY. RUN OVER A TURKEY!” I don’t make New Year's Resolutions any more. Just hope that I don’t make the same Stupid mistakes in the new year that I made last year.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 • Posted December 31, 2013
January will see a lot of activity in the library. For starters, we’re going to try to have Story Time in the library in addition to our outreach at Head Start and Steady Steps. Maudie Bergmann will be the reader, and next Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 10:30 A.M. will be the first Story Time.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 • Posted December 31, 2013
As we ring in the new year, it’s a good time to reflect upon things each of us can do to be healthier. The biggest impact that can be made on our health is in our day to day actions. Reviewing those actions and resolving to change just a little each year can set us on a course to better health.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 • Posted December 31, 2013
The holidays are pretty much behind us, and New Year’s day is more like having an extra “Sunday” in the middle of this week. With a fresh twelve months ahead of us my biggest concern is to remember to add another year to dates for checks and other documents. It is also a good time to look forward and see what we can do to be a better person, but I am a little hesitant to make many New Year’s resolutions because I just don’t want to be reminded that most of them are no more than just
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Wednesday, January 1, 2014 • Posted December 31, 2013
Rev. Krcha preached from Matthew 2:13-16 using the subject of “the opposition will not sit idly by…” After the birth of Jesus, Maji came form the East following a star, saying, “Where is the King of the Jews who has been born? We have seen his star and have come to worship Him.” King Herod is immediately after him.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 • Posted December 31, 2013 • Photos
I’m guessing my Uncle Mort’s “forward thinking” for the new year more likely is akin to “slumgullion stew,” or simply a “hodge-podge” of thoughts he’s carried forward to the new year. His ideas are a “mish-mash” of miscellaneous ingredients rolled together, some of ‘em dating back a half-century or so.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 • Posted December 31, 2013
New Year’s Day. JANUARY 1, 2014. Today. Wednesday. The beginning of the beginning. All new. All unknown. All aglow with hope and promise. Peace on earth. Good will towards men. No more war. Happy times. Relief of pain. New lease on life. Second chance. Brand new. Dream Wish. Work hard. Give. Receive. Believe. Love is in the air. Everywhere. Every day. Everyone. In every way. New year, new year. For one and all. “The world is as we see it.” Thus spake Vasistha ...
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Wednesday, January 1, 2014 • Posted December 31, 2013
Though one part of getting older is the amazement one feels with the rapid acceleration of the passage of time, that does not lessen the feeling one has of standing still while the rest of the world is racing by in a blur. The evolution of 2013 into 2014 is no exception. I continually find myself issuing exclamations of surprise with each calendar event that occurs.
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Wednesday, January 1, 2014 • Posted December 31, 2013
The Hill Country CattleWomen will hold their first meeting of 2014 on January 21, 2014. The meeting will be hosted by the Kerrville members and be held at Buzzie’s BBQ, 213 Schreiner St., Kerrville. Cost of the meal will be $18.00. This will be our legislative meeting, and the guest speaker is to be determined.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 • Posted December 31, 2013
The Llano Tea Party will host a Candidate Forum on January 9th for individuals seeking election in the March 4th Primaries. Those invited to participate in the forum include candidates for national and statewide office in Texas. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. It is the goal of the Llano Tea Party to assist area residents in making informed choices in determining who will represent their parties in the November General Election.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 • Posted December 31, 2013 • Photos
A photograph, “Corner in Koocksville,” taken by Mason artist, Robin E. Clark, is currently part of the thirteenth “High and Dry Exhibition” in Lubbock, Texas. Sponsored and hosted by the International Cultural Center at Texas Tech University, the annual exhibition displays photographs taken of the peoples and places of the world’s dry lands.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 • Posted December 31, 2013
SEARCY, AR -- Paden Hemphill of Mason (76856) recently returned from a three-month semester studying at Harding University in Greece (HUG). As part of the HUG curriculum, Hemphill spent the semester immersed in Greek culture. Students had the opportunity to experience a Mediterranean cruise and visit historical sites in the Peloponnese, Northern Greece, Turkey and Israel.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 • Posted December 31, 2013 • Photos
Walker Bartlett, a senior at Wellington High School in Wellington, Texas, was a member of the state 1A championship team, the Skyrockets,and he is the son of former Mason resident, Diana Bartlett and her husband, Lynn. He was joined by cousins Caden and Creed Martin of Abilene, sons of former Mason resident, Cody Martin and his wife, Stacey.
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News
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 • Posted December 31, 2013
Shane Criswell - Aggravated Assault Dorman Zachary Hanna - DWI with Child Passenger Randy Sanders - DWI 3rd or More, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Evading Arrest Brian Rasberry - Improper Relationship Between Educator and Student Lauro Garcia - DWI 3rd or More (Enhanced)
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 • Posted December 31, 2013
On December 4, 2013 Leatherwood Memorial Chapels in Mason opened its doors to approximately 80 guests for their official Ribbon-cutting /Open House event. The pristine, newly-remodeled facility was presented to the Mason community by Martin Leatherwood and his wife Phyllis, Mason resident and Leatherwood Memorial Chapels employee Rev. J.D. Sanders and employees Mark Poe and Raymond Mireles, Keith Simpson, A.J.Schwertner, Scott Oneal and Weldon and Opal Talley.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 • Posted December 31, 2013 • Photos
Roy Estes, 61, of Mason, passed away Tuesday, December 24th at a Waco care center. Graveside services will be 3 PM Thursday, January 2nd at Oakwood Cemetery. Viewing and visitation will be prior to the service at the graveside. Memorial services will be 3 PM Saturday, January 4th at Calvary Lighthouse Assembly of God Church in Mason with Rev.
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Sports
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 • Posted December 31, 2013
Varsity Cowgirls @ Lampasas Tournament Friday, Dec. 27 Mason 8—15—12—9 = 44 Keilor, Australia 9—2—12—13 = 36 Scoring— Monaco Schmidt—2, Lydia Bierschwale—2, Brooke Falgout—2, Kelly Kothmann—6, Kayla Guice—5, Hannah Haley—27. Rebound Leaders—Hannah Haley—15, Kayla Guice—6. Blocks, Steals & Deflections—Kelly Kothmann—4. Assists—Kelly Kothmann—4, Kayla Guice—4. Varsity Cowgirls @ Lampasas Tournament Friday, Dec. 27 Mason 15—19—10— ...