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July 16, 2014 Issue
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014 • Photos
Butch Hancock and Jimmie Dale Gilmore have been playing together for more than 20 years. Individually, they are excellent songwriters and performers. Together, they are fantastic. They bring their Texas brand of country music to the Odeon Theater in Mason Saturday July 26 at 7:00 PM. Over three decades ago, Butch Hancock, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Joe Ely founded The Flatlanders.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Updated July 18, 2014 11:48 AM • Photos
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014
Our ‘Question of the Day,’ alluded to by informed reader Patrick Wentworth, is – Are the people in charge of peta really aliens from planet Wingnut? Or what? This is an interesting suggestion, especially in light of some of the articles Pat sent in as evidence that the peta hierarchy, while they’ve always hovered at the fringes of society and acceptability, has lately degenerated into space cadets of the first water.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, July 8th, for its regular weekly meeting. There were 32 members and eight visitors in attendance. Lion Chuck Bearden was responsible for the program and he introduced Mario Arteaga, Director of the Senior Center, who spoke about the Senior Nutrition Program and the Mason Senior Center. Mario recognized his assistant, Jerry Wright, who had to stay at the Center to help with the meals.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014
Life sometimes throws you a curve ball! Then there are times when you don’t even get up to bat! “Roll with the flow,” why would anyone want to roll? “If at first you don’t succeed,” perhaps it isn’t your bag! “A penny saved is a penny earned,” just remember you’ll have to pay taxes on that penny!
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014
“In a bulb, there is a flower, in the seed, an apple tree,…” Happy birthday today, July 16th, to Karen Toone on July16th and happy birthday to Caroline Jordan on July 17th. And happy birthday to Lori Slocum on July 20th. It is time for a large and joyful celebration. Remember that Vacation Bible School starts on Monday, July 28th and ends on Friday.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014
ger/july 16 col-natural health Natural Health from A to Z By Margaret Durst Insomnia plagues many of us. With some, it is chronic, with others it is a short term. There are many causes. Among these are stress, indigestion, mineral deficiency, vitamin deficiency, hormone imbalance, too much caffeine, prescription drugs, etc. Restless leg syndrome is a common form of insomnia.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014
Round-up seems to have been a great success again this year. I heard several residents comment that parts of it were “the best we’ve ever seen” and it seems that the parade, arts and crafts fair, the Queen’s Court, the Rodeo and the music and dancing were all enjoyed by everyone who was out at the events.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014
I want to thank several people this week. Margaret Graves was our lovely Queen candidate, and I appreciate her representing the Library. Also, a special thanks to Rosemary Davis for painting the fabulous backdrop for our float and for working so hard on the rest of it. Nan Loeffler, Margaret Persky, Pam Scott, John Scott, Julio Ramon, and John Davis also helped on the float.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014
Statistics indicate that foodborne illness continues to be a health issue in the United States. Each year, 1 in 6 Americans will become sick, 128,000 will become hospitalized, and 3,000 will die due to a foodborne illness. If under the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) jurisdiction each food establishment is required to have one certified food manager on site.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014
In 1949, when Stilwell, Oklahoma’s “Strawberry Festival” was just one year old, crooners were applauded when they cut loose with Dear Hearts and Gentle People. They got extra points if referencing their own hometowns or the communities where they were appearing at the time. One such singer was Gene Autry. They “whooped and hollered” in his hometown that was named four times before they got it right—“Gene Autry, OK,” 200 crow-flight miles from Stilwell. The song was “tailor-m ...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014
Sometimes things aren’t as they appear. “Mare-zee-dotes An-dozey-dotes An-liddle-lamzey-divey. A-kiddley-divey-too Wouldn’t you?” That’s an actual song with real words for lyrics. (I never knew that till recently---DUH). “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.” Not just an ordinary sentence. Anyone who took a typing class knows that. Those nine short words contain the complete alphabet. Typing that over and over trained our fingers to know which keys were where.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
Dear Mr. Gamel: Since you published my request letter, I’ve heard from four generous people who provided information about the old Hilda Lutheran Church on Salt Branch Loop. I would like to thank them publicly: Mr. and Mrs. Tom and Susan Doell, Ms. Theresa Schmidtzinsky, Ms. Paula Roe and Ms. Jeannie Berger, who wrote from Durango, Colorado.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
Gerry, The Mason Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank the folks for all the time and work that was put into the exhibit at the museum. It is great to be a part of the history of Mason. MVFD by Clyde Martin
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
ger/opinion -being forever grateful My life has been full of blessings. That's not to say that it hasn't had its moments of failure and heartbreak; but, when I take a step back, and I take a long and unflinching look at everything that has happened in my 54 years, the good far outweighs the bad. I'm always reminded of the many good things in my life after a weekend like the Round Up gathering that we just went through last week.
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, Athletic Director
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
Our summer strength and conditioning camp will be July 21-24 and July 28-31 from 7-8 p.m. All incoming 7-12th graders girls and boys are highly encouraged to attend. This camp is free. FOOTBALL CAMP: Our summer football camp will be July 28 - 30. The cost of the camp is $15 and registration will be in the high school gym on July 28th beginning at 8:15 am.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
Its the dog days of the Texas summer and what a summer it has been! Cool, calm, collected. Musical, artistic! Texas Songwriters in the Round is gearing up for the July thru September round of events. These are special months for TSR. The next 3 months TSR will be raising all the funds to take Texas Songwriters in the Round to MD Anderson Sept 20th, to perform in the “Chemo Sabe Lobby” for the annual AIM@ Melanoma for the Cure Fun Run.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
The Hilda Community Club meeting scheduled for Friday, July 18th has been canceled. Don’t forget to mark your calendar for our Ice Cream Social on Friday, August 15th. See everyone then!
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
Our June Summer Meltdown Challenge winners in alphabetical order are: Pam Estes, Tamra Frey, Jodie Kingston, Lupita Morales, & Cindy Priess. Way to go! We still have July through August 15th left of the Challenge. New monthly activity tracking cards for July (they are green) are available from each leader.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
Music, games and entertainment will be combined with two days of live pari-mutuel horse racing for the Night In Old Fredericksburg weekend on Saturday and Sunday, July 19-20, at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds in Fredericksburg. Sponsored by the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association, the Night In Old Fredericksburg Race Meet will take place on Saturday and Sunday, July 19-20, while the Night In Old Fredericksburg celebration will be held on Saturday, July 19, at the Gillespie Count ...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
This coming school year at MHS, a theatre class with focus on One Act Play production, will be offered and, upon completion of requirements, will earn students a Fine Arts credit in Theatre Production.  Admittance to this class is based on a short essay (no more than one page), agreement of contract and performance in auditions on August 11 and 12 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014 • Photos
In June, Mason’s Scarlett Punchers, those daring “women of a certain age” whose only goal is to lunch with style and panache, met at the home of Joan Williams. Our theme, as evidenced by Co-Queen Lynn Hedges in the accompanying picture, was “life is uncertain, eat dessert first.” Well, I’m here to tell you we followed our own advice!
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
Concho, Mason and Menard County AgriLife Extension Water Program July 30 &31When have you had your water well tested? Wells should be tested annually. Private water well samples should be brought to the Concho, Mason or the Menard County Texas A&M AgriLifeExtension Office July 30 by 10 a.m. for a $10/sample screening. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Mason and Menard County will conduct the “All About Water Workshop” July 31 at the Murchison/Whitehead Memorial Youth Complex, loc ...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
The Area Agency on Aging, 2-1-1, and Concho Valley Transit District strives to provide information and awareness to the citizens of Mason County. The Staff will be holding Outreach services on Thursday July 17 from 10:30am to 11:30 am at the Mason County Senior Center. The staff will be presenting about Lifeline, Link Up and Lite- Up Texas services.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
A note of thanks to all that helped with Round Up weekend activities and the hours of planning and labor. 1. This year's parade route is the original route used for many years. It was changed because of some obstacles that presented problems for the floats. Those have been removed, so the original route was used again. 2. This year's thru-traffic re-reoutes was set up so the least amount of City streets had to be blocked, thus allowing a better flow of traffic. 3. Personnel were at key locat ...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014 • Photos
The MHS Class of 1974 held their 40th reunion at the home of Lindell and Pam Estes on July 12. Also attending were Carolyn Loeffler and Linnda Graham.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014 • Photos
The class of 1984 had their 30th class reunion at Willow Creek Café on Saturday July 12. There were 15 actual members of the class and 6 guests. Everyone enjoyed reminiscing and catching up. Many stories and pictures were shared. It didn’t seem like 30 years since we were listening to “Like A Virgin” on our cassette players and gas was a $1.00.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014 • Photos
The Mason County Chamber of Commerce held their 1st Annual Stick Donkey Race during the 50th Annual Round-up Celebration. It was a huge success! Each child came ready to race with their very own “homemade” stick donkey. The winners for the 5 & 6 year old group were First Place – Thomas Fuller, Second Place - Maria Victoria Hinckley and Third Place - Solanus Hinckley.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
SEARCY, AR (07/11/2014) - Mason resident Paden Hemphill, a senior at Harding University, is among more than 1,200 University students included on the dean’s list for grades achieved during the spring 2014 semester. The dean’s list is published each semester by Dr. Larry Long, University provost, honoring those who have achieved high scholarship.
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
(SAN ANGELO) -- The Sheep and Goat Predator Management Board will mail ballots this week to elect three producers to represent sheep and goat raisers in its 111-county area. In addition there will be a vote to set the refundable assessment to $1.00 per head. Ballots must be returned to the Board office by the midnight July 31 deadline.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
During the 2014 District 7 Leadership Lab, held in Brownwood on June 25-27 at the Texas 4-H Center, Sierra Martin was elected at the 3rd Vice President. She along with 8 other kids from across the district were elected as offices, the offices are as follows: President – Ethan Brodemeyer, Runnels County, 1st Vice President – Rachel Gibbs, Runnels County, Delegate at Large – Kevin Padaja, Nolan County, 2nd Vice President – Hadley Hatler, Runnels County, 3rd Vice President – Sierra Marti ...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
The Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library is proud to announce and to congratulate the winners of the reading programs. Thirty-one children participated in the Book Hounds Club, and 734 swim passes were earned. Winner of the Kindle Fire HD—Joe Angel Martinez Book Hounds 1st Karli and Delani Bauer each won a $100 Walmart gift cards 2nd Jaxson Reichenau won $75 a Walmart gift card 3rd Jose Valdez won a $50 Walmart gift card 4th Sarah Peyton Dospapas won a $25 Walmart gift card 5th ...
, City Administrator
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
The public water system of the City of Mason has reached a Critical, Level 2 condition recently, and the City Administrator John Palacio has implemented additional water conservation measures.  While we do not fear immediate water shortages, we feel it is necessary to move beyond voluntary measures to protect the water levels for everyone.  As the hot summer winds continue to blow and the dry conditions only worsen, the City of Mason will now begin enforcing mandatory water conservation measu ...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
Joe Ray Hernandez, age 50, of Lubbock and formerly of Brady, passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014in Lubbock, Texas. He was born May 4, 1964 in Brady to Manuel Rodriguez Hernandez and Mary Jesusa (Gomez) Hernandez. He was a self-employed landscaper and had lived in Lubbock for 33 years. He was a Baptist. Funeral services for Joe Ray Hernandez will be held at 10:00am, Saturday July 12, 2014 at Leatherwood Memorial Chapels in Brady, Texas at with Pastor Joe Ledezma officiating.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Updated July 17, 2014 6:45 PM
DeeAnn was born in Brady, TX, on May 26, 1962, to Raymond & Janice Kirk Brandenberger. She attended Mason Schools & graduated in 1980. She was married in 1981 & for a short period of time, lived in Boerne. Mason, again became her home & the family was blessed with two children, Dava Reeves McCarty & Daniel Reeves.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014 • Photos
Stephen Louis Jordan, 64 of Mason, Texas entered into eternal peace on July 10, 2014. Steve was born on August 2, 1949, to Charles W. and Allyne Jordan in Ottawa, Kansas. He graduated from Spearman High School in Spearman, Texas, in 1967. He attended Texas Tech University until 1970 when he enlisted in the U.S.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014 • Photos
Betty Lou Andrews passed away quietly into the Lord’s arms on Sunday, July 13, 2014, with her loving husband at her side. She was born on June 9, 1940, in Mason County, Mason, Texas, to Baze Cavaness and Grace Skurlock Cavaness, the first of four children. She grew up in Mason, and graduated from Mason High School in 1958.