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July 23, 2014 Issue
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 23, 2014 • Photos
A grand opening was held at Cooper’s Original Pit Bar-B-Q on Saturday, July 19th. There was live music, live radio with Lone Star 102.5 FM, free drawings, a washer pitching contest, and a jumping castle for the kids. A drawing was held every two hours for a link of sausage.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 23, 2014
The Central Texas Master Gardeners in Brady are organizing a Master Gardener Training Class for this fall. Classes are open to residents of all surrounding counties and volunteer service and certification can be completed in any county. Classes will include workshops, lectures, and field trips, and will be held on Tuesdays from September 9 through November 11, from 9 a.m.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 23, 2014 • Photos
The Commercial Bank and Mason Bank donated the buckles for the Mason County Team Roping winners at the 50th Round Up Rodeo. Pictured above are the winners along with the sponsors.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 23, 2014
When: August 7th, 2014 Time: 1:30 p.m. Location: St Paul Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Texas and the Mason County Soil and Water Conservation District cordially invite the public to attend their 2014 Local Working Group (LWG) meeting Thursday August 7th, 2014 at 1:30 pm at the St Paul Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. The purpose of this annual LWG meeting is to set local conservation priorities and bring conservation stakeholders ...
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ger/july 23 cut-4h camp Enjoying 4-H County Camp July 9-11, 2014 were (from bottom row): Sara Peyton Dospapas, Jade Dospapas, Brooke Powell, leader Letty Velez, Jay Alschwede, Hugo Martinez, FCS Agent Kristy Powell, Ag Agent Cody Bridges, Aspen Martin, Dakota Martin, and teen leader Jaclyne Grosse.
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 24, 2014
Recently, I did some research on a bunch of the early explorers, such as Columbo, Vasco de Vasco, Ponch de le Own, and others. Well, not exactly research, per se. What I actually did was rearrange some paper clips into ship configurations on my desk and wore an eye patch for a while.
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The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, July 15th, for its regular weekly meeting. There were 28 members and two visitors in attendance. Lion Ken Cordero was responsible for the program and he spoke to the club about swimming pool pumps and plumbing. Ken has been in the swimming pool and spa service business for a number of years in California, and most recently in Mason and surrounding towns.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 24, 2014
“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Not exactly true! First of all it’s not trash, it’s STUFF! Then if one really wants to know, men don’t have that much STUFF. And, if they do, they don’t get rid of it. Thus, it should be, “One person’s STUFF can be sold or traded for another person’s STUFF. Women, have yard sales.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 24, 2014
Genetics have lots to do with who we are and what our health is like, particularly as we age. We tend to put up with arthritis, high blood pressure, a little weight around the middle, etc. because we see them as symptoms of age as determined by our genes. Scientists are discovering more and more about our genetic makeup – and more importantly, how to control it, or at least limit the worst aspects of it as it applies to our health.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 24, 2014
Last week I thanked several people in conjunction with the Roundup float. I want to continue now—the list was long--and thank Carmen Griffith, Julie Harrison, Wendy Hastings, and the children who all rode on the float with Margaret. Be sure to congratulate Margaret for being chosen as a Duchess! NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from publishers’ summaries) Audiobooks: Sea of Love by Susan Donovan (CD F DON) I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou (CD F ANG) Large Print Trouble in ...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 24, 2014 • Photos
Dissection of notes found in the pocket of an old suit isn’t easy. Maybe they were scrawled during the lull in a wedding ceremony, or to jog my memory of a joke for later use. Anyway, it reminded me of a couple who “got hitched” many moons ago—back when gasoline prices were in single digits.
, CEA-FCS
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 24, 2014
Spicy Grilled Watermelon Try this savory side dish for a new twist on watermelon! Serves: 8 to 10 Ingredients 1 tbsp lime zest 1/4 cup lime juice 1/4 cup honey, divided 2 tsp garlic chili sauce Pinch salt 1 Medium-sized Watermelon 1 tbsp fresh chopped cilantro Directions Preheat grill to high. In bowl, whisk together, lime zest, juice, 3 tbsp of the honey, garlic chili sauce and salt.  Cut watermelon into 1-inch (2.5 cm) thick wedges.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 24, 2014
Last week the City Commission met for their regular meeting and there were several items that were dealt with that I would like to share so that you will know what is going on in your town. Chief Deputy Lewis Herrington met with the Commissioners and discussed recent law enforcement activity and answered questions that had come up in the past several weeks.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 24, 2014
Cash? Credit card? Debit or credit? No one writes a personal check anymore. Paper or plastic? In some places that question has disappeared. You bring your own. Or else buy a bag. Leaded or unleaded? That, too, has disappeared. No one pumps gas anymore. With or without fries? How would you like that cooked? Regular or decaf? Sweet or unsweetened? Questions, questions, questions. Wonder what the very first question was. “Any more beer?” Probably. The question mark itself h ...
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 23, 2014
I would suppose it's a bit confusing to have a column on the opinion page, with the header saying it's an opinion, and the subhead also talking about opinions. Yet, I feel that it's important to remind readers that this is an editorial page of the newspaper. Elsewhere, there are news articles that contain varying amounts of opinion; but, that attempt to maintain a degree of impartiality in order to get their message across to the readers. My column is an opinion piece, as are the "Letters to t ...
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 24, 2014
MONDAY, AUGUST 5th Issue Equipment 7:00 am Team Meeting 7:30 am Weights .. 7:45 – 8:30 am Practice (defense first) 8:45 – 12:15 pm TUESDAY, AUGUST 6th Weights…………..7:00 – 7:45 am Workout (offense first) 8:00 – 11:30 am WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7th Workout 7:00 – 8:10 am OL-Weights / Skill-Pass Station …8:10 – 8:30 am Workout……..9:00 – 10:10 am Skill-Weights / OL-Skull.……10:10 – 11:00 am THURSDAY, AUGUST 8th Film. 7:00 – 7:30 am Workout (offense first) ...
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Jimma Gray Byrd will present Becoming a Better Birder, a special program on bird watching, at 2:00 P.M. in the Stribling Room of the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library on Wednesday, July 30. Ms. Byrd is a member of Texas Ornithological Society, a Texas Master Naturalist, and a Master Gardener.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 24, 2014
A benefit roping to raise money for the Masonic Lodge Scholarship Fund (Masonic Lodge # 273) is planned for August 1, 2014. Books open at 6:00 p.m., roping starts at 7:00 p.m. at the Fort Mason Park Rodeo Arena. Any questions should be directed to Justin Yonker at 325-347-4844.
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 24, 2014
The Long Mountain Improvement Corporation (Cemetery) will hold their annual meeting Saturday, July 26 at 10 AM at the Long Mt. Community Center. All members are encouraged to attend as well as those who are interested in the cemetery. Officers are to be elected as well as directors for the coming year and other business is to be discussed.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 24, 2014
We want to remind you to join us for vacation bible school next week at St. Paul Lutheran Church! VBS will be held Monday-Thursday, July 28-31st from 8:30 a.m.- noon and is hosted by St. Paul, First United Methodist Church, and Art United Methodist Church. We welcome children who will be 4 years old as of September 1, 2014 through incoming 6th graders.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 24, 2014
Come help us celebrate 150 years of Free Masonry in Mason County!!! On July 26th, 2014 the McCulloch Lodge #273 will have a BBQ lunch (by donation) that will start at 11:00am in the dining area of the lodge on Spring Street. The lodge will be open to the public and at 1:00 p.m., the Grand Master of Texas, Most Worshipful Master Jerry L.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 24, 2014
Our show this year is called “Who is your favorite superhero?” You can find a copy of the schedule on the Mason HS Website Band page. Also the students should have received an email at their school email address that has dates for the summer band schedule as well as the entire year’s schedule.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 24, 2014
The Heart of Texas Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT) has been busy this summer. Most Chapters take a break during the summer months, but the local Chapter has had several major projects on its calendar. Just for fun, the Chapter participated in the Independence Day Parades in Brady and Mason for the sixth straight year.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 24, 2014
The following letter was sent to the News by Tyson Broad. It was sent to the Junction City Council to state the group's opposition to the construction of a new truck stop facility on the North Llano River in Junction. July 14, 2014 Mayor Raymond McDonald Junction City Council 730 Main Street Junction, Texas 76849 Dear Mayor McDonald and Council Members: The South Llano Watershed Alliance (SLWA) is a non-profit organization of landowners and interested stakeholders whose mission is to pre ...
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The Birthday Club met at Topaz Confections on Wednesday, July 16th. Jennifer Brinnlee & Kathy Bradley were hostesses.
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Pictures courtesy of MR. Lavender Photo
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 24, 2014
Once again Mason lured hundreds of top tennis players to town as the Dr Pepper/Babolat Open was played last weekend. The tournament started on Thursday with a four hour rain delay. That delay didn’t dampen the spirits of the 600 entries what-so-ever. The tournament is hosted each year by the Mason Tennis Association and is sponsored by the Mason Bottling Company and Babolat.
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The MHS class of ‘79 met at Peters Prairie on July 12th. We had 34 in attendance, with one traveling from New Jersey and one from California. A lot of laughs and wild stories were told. Looking forward to the next gathering and hope to see more classmates, especially the ones that live around here!
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 24, 2014
If you have not received your calendar yet please come by Benjie’s to pick it up. Also if anyone has any interest in helping with coronation this year please contact Mr. Halamicek at the band hall.
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Sarah May Brown, of Mason, passed away at her home on Friday, July 18, at the age of 73. Sarah was born in Mason on November 19, 1940, to John David Atchley and Ivy May Martin Atchley. She was a life-long resident of Mason County. Sarah married Elroy Brown on May 12, 1956, and their marriage was blessed with two children.
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Jack Aubrey White, 84, of Keene, Texas, and formerly of Brady, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, in Burleson, Texas. Visitation was held Saturday, July 19, 2014, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Heritage Funeral Home in Brady with Funeral Services immediately following at 11 a.m. in Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with interment afterward at Live Oak Cemetery in Brady. Jack was born in Cooper, Texas, on August 8, 1929, to Ben L.
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Dionitia Rambo Lyckman passed to the Lord on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, in Menard, Texas. A celebration of her life was held at Grace Lutheran Church in Menard on Friday, July 18, at 2:00 p.m. with burial following at Rest Haven Cemetery. Dionitia was born Dionitia Marie Grundmann Rambo on September 25, 1929, to Charlotte (Volkmann) and Claude Dewey Rambo at the home of her grandparents, Menard ranching pioneers Dietrich F.