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August 13, 2014 Issue
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014 • Photos
John Beyerley (at left) of the Loyal Valley Volunteer Fire Department accepts a $1000 check from Charles Loeffler (director of Hill Country Telecommunications). Hill Country is donating these checks to all of the volunteer fire departments in their service area in support of the wonderful job they do for their communities.
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This Saturday August 16, 2014. Scrimmages begin @ 10:00 a.m. Lunch will start @11:00 a.m. At the Puncherdome Sponsored by the Puncher Club Sign up to be a member of the Puncher Club and get our new sticker and recognition in the football program. The new line of Puncher wear will be available for purchase. Come out and cheer the team on during their first scrimmage.
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The Mason County Chamber of Commerce held a formal ribbon cutting for the Willow Creek Cafe and Club last Wednesday, helping owner Angela Eckert celebrate the end of construction and the beginning of service to her loyal public. Angela was joined by her husband, Jody Eckert, while her son, Chase Crouch, was working with the staff to welcome the many customers that were arriving to help celebrate the opening.
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The Mason Community Thrift Store is featuring another unique item for the Silent Auction. It is an antique Roll Top Desk that has been in Mason for over 100 years! The vintage desk is made of oak and has five lower drawers (one is double depth for holding files), a center drawer below the desk surface (not always found in these) and ten cubbyholes under the roll top, with an additional small drawer for special treasures.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014
Once again the Mason Puncher Club is selling tickets for a Custom AR15 Rifle donated by KNS Precision, Inc. of Fredericksburg, Texas. The proceeds from the sale of the raffle tickets will go to the Puncher Club General Fund. The Puncher Club uses its funds to purchase needed equipment, uniforms, and now a field house for the Mason ISD athletic programs.
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All members of Central Texas Electric Co-op are encouraged to make plans to attend their annual membership meeting on Tuesday, August 19, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Fredericksburg High School Auditorium located at 1107 Highway 16S in Fredericksburg, Texas. Registration begins at 6:00 p.m. Three Directors will be elected to the Board during the business session.
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014
A few years ago I met a fellow named Dennis Dunn, whom I would describe as ‘a tall man.’ Dennis and I share a love for hunting, and for bowhunting in particular. Not only that, but we are both fond of hunting with bows that don’t have any sighting mechanisims attached.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014
I’m J-A-N-E, and I have A-S-B-P! ASBP: “A Small Bladder Problem.” My bladder is good for forty-five minutes or forty-five miles, which ever comes first. Thus, I prefer the condensed versions of readable and verbal matters. One, doesn’t have to embellish or repeat. Just say it! Too, I have Age Attention Disorder!
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The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, August 5th, for its monthly business meeting. There were 221 members in attendance. "#2 Boss Lion," Joel Kuykendall, was responsible for the program and Secretary/Treasurer Gene Gammill read the minutes and gave the financial report. The club will have a hamburger lunch August 29th on the west side of the courthouse.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014
During the past few weeks I have mentioned a couple of times that we are working on the annual Budget for the City. Each year this process has to be completed by the end of September and both the City and the County spend many extra hours during the summer to complete this detailed planning.
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014
Please pray for the Christians in Iraq and also for the country of Israel. These people need our love and support. Next Sunday’s service will be a Sing-A-Long with special music and the opportunity to sing your favorite Hymn. Sunday’s Gospel lesson as Matthew 14:22-33 about Jesus walking on water. Rev. Alsbrooks titled his message “Jesus Pulled Him Out.” After feeding more than 5000 people and healing and preaching most of the day, Jesus dismissed the crowd and put the disciples on a ...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014
Our days have gotten hotter, so these are perfect days to spend indoors . . . you guessed it . . . reading!! If we don’t have any new arrivals to interest you, you can always go explore the stacks, try our eBook collections, or maybe even some magazines or books on CD (you don’t even have to have the energy to turn pages). NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from publishers’ summaries) DV Audiobooks: Fireside by Susan Wiggs (CD F WIG) Mr.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014
Masses of folks are in lockstep, completing daily routines with heightened speed, too often in fast-forward mode. Mostly, it is left to seniors to amble along, their lives ratcheted down by bodies unable to keep pace and/or people who take life in smaller bites. Some learn--usually “later than sooner”-that “rose-smelling” along the way is an admonition that, once attempted, results in repeated yearnings to inhale life’s best fragrances. Our world is a noisy one, too.
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Whaddya say? Whaddya know? Whaddya want? Whaddya up to? Whaddya doin’? Whaddya think? Whaddya mean? Whaddya here for? Whaddya talkin’ about? Whaddya gettin’? Whaddya buyin’? Whaddya sellin’? Whaddya eatin’? Whaddya watchin’? Whaddya readin’? Whaddya makin’? Whaddya plantin’? Whaddya drivin’? Whaddya cookin’? Whaddya lookin’ for? Whaddya wanna do? I dunno. And so it goes… Life. The little things. Mostly forgotten. Though they add up. Roundin ...
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014
I’m hoping you are lucky enough to have access to home grown squash this summer. But even if you don’t have your own vegetable garden, you can enjoy fresh zucchini squash from your grocery store. It tastes best when it’s picked small to medium sized—no more than 7 inches long.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014
Editor, thank you for printing George Eastiss letter in this week’s edition. At last, someone has read the the health care bill, and has defined it in a thorough, mature, and intelligent manner. Good work Geirge! Jim Hurlbut
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014
Dear Editor: Are we here in Mason really serious about water conservation? My mother and I guess we’ll believe it when we see it. The July 16th issue of the Mason County News contained an article (p. 2) by John Palacio, City Administrator, outlining a critical water conservation plan to “protect the water levels for everyone.” In the plan each water customer is limited to “watering only once a week and only between the hours of 6:00 p.m.
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014
I've recently been watching the HBO series, "The Newsroom." It's a rather engaging show about a network news show that finally starts to find its conscience and begins reporting news rather than promoting set agendas and entertainment figures. There have been two seasons, and HBO has confirmed a third and final season will begin this fall. In the third episode, the anchor, Will McAvoy (ably played by Jeff Daniels) makes a direct statement to the viewing audience and tells them he is the final ...
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014
Individuals interested in women’s health are invited to a free Well-Informed Woman program presentation with dinner at Nacho’s Café in Mason on Wednesday, Aug. 20. A complimentary dinner will be provided at 6:00 p.m., and the presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. The presentation includes a free, participant-guided question-and-answer session with Michael G.
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On Friday, August 15, at 6:30 pm, the Hilda Community Club will host their annual ice cream social. The guest speaker at the event will be Steve Toone speaking about the Patriot Warrior Foundation. Steve is an active member of the The Patriot Warrior Foundation which is a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization which provides morale boosting events for America’s wounded and injured Veterans and their families.
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We celebrated the end of the 4-H year with a party at the city pool on July 31. We had a great group and we elected the following officer team for the upcoming year: Sierra Martin- President Riley Pape- 1st Vice President Nick Martin- 2nd Vice President Ryli Ruffin- 3rd Vice President Jenna Johnson- Secretary Raegan Palacio- Treasurer Lucas Martin- Reporter Cheyenne Ivy- Parliamentarian Heather Shaw- Recreation Leader It was decided we would stick with the 2nd Sunday for our regular 4 ...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014
The Odeon Preservation Association (OPA) will host a free screening of Tommy Hancock: West Texas Muse Wednesday August 13 beginning at 6:30 at the Odeon Theater in Mason, Texas...A documentary about the Texas fiddler and songwriter Tommy Hancock. Tommy was originally based in Lubbock as the house band and owner of the famous Cotton Club. Director Dwight Adair and Tommy Hancock will be in person at the Odeon for Q&A after the screening...Come join us at the Odeon for another special event
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014
The Gillespie County Fair arrives August 21-24, 2014, at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds in Fredericksburg, Texas. This year’s celebration includes four big days of music, carnival, livestock shows, horse races, and queen pageant, along with food and drink, contests, and other festivities. The show kicks off Thursday with Moore’s Greater Shows Carnival.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014
There will be a meeting for the American Legion Post 285. We will meet Thursday, August 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the post. For more information, contact Holly B. Gilmore, Post Adjutant at 325-429-6368.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014
It’s that time of year again! The Loyal Valley Volunteer Fire Department is gearing up for our 3rd Annual Gun and Crafts Show and this year we are raffling off over $6000.00 in guns. The drawings will be held during our gun show, the 3rd weekend of September at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds.
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The Mason Garden Club will have its regular meeting on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 2 p.m. in the Stribling Room of the Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library. This will be the club’s annual membership drive and installation of officers. If you have been wondering about garden club, now is the time to come and visit.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014
The regular monthly meeting of the Mason VFW Post 8554 will be held on August the 18th at 6:30 p.m. at the Post on Post Hill St., behind the jail. All members are encouraged to attend. Any veterans wanting to join our organization please feel free to attend. All questions about the Mason VFW post may be directed to Post Commander Lawrence Spell at 325 429 6224.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014
For the second year in a row, Tim Walker walked away last Sunday with the honors as Comanche Creek club champion. Comanche Creek held its 25th annual Club Championship on August 2 and 3. Bud Menchaca had the stage set in grand golf fashion and what a championship it turned out to be.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014
The 2014 Queen’s Court is off to a wonderful start! They held their fundraiser last Friday on the square. Thank you to everyone who stopped by and showed your support. As always, the great community of Mason came through and made it such a huge success. A special thank you to Lowe’s, Nacho’s Cafe, Mason Bottling, Mason Bank, Commercial Bank, First State Bank, Capital Farm Credit, Benjie’s Books & Gifts, Mike Innis, Martin Leatherwood, Jay and Julie Tedder, Jeff and TJ Schmidt, Glenn and ...
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014
The Summer Meltdown Challenge will be wrapping up this Friday, August 15th at 12 noon with a covered dish salad luncheon at River of Life Church for all who participated in the exercise programs. A big round of applause for all the leaders of this challenge! (APPLAUSE) Thank you, leaders, one & all for being our inspiration by bringing these free classes to Mason.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A member of Congressman K. Michael Conaway’s staff will be available to meet with constituents requiring assistance in resolving issues with federal agencies. The outreach is open to members of the media and the public. WHAT: Congressional Outreach Services WHO: Regional Director Nancy Watson WHEN: Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. WHERE: County Commissioners Court Room, Mason County Courthouse 201 Fort McKavitt, Mason, TX
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LUBBOCK, TX – Next Monday, State Senate Candidate, Representative Charles Perry will be hosting a town hall forum in Mason, TX as part of a larger district tour to visit all 51 counties in SD 28. “A State Senator should represent all of his communities, not just the population centers of his district,” said Perry.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014
We are so excited to announce that we will be starting a Mother’s Day Out program called, Kingdom Kids, at River of Life Church. Our mission is to provide a loving, Christ centered environment where children are nurtured and mothers needs are met. The program will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014
The Board of Directors of Operation Orphans, Inc. has selected four dates for doe hunts during the forthcoming whitetail season. They are the following Saturdays: October 25, November 15, December 6 and January 10. The October date will be an all girls’ hunt, while the remaining dates will be all boys’ hunts. This is the 55th year of the “Take a Child Hunting” program.
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014
August 6, 2014 Dear Parents/Guardians, We hope you have had a fantastic summer and are prepared to begin an exciting and challenging school year! We are looking forward to meeting each of you and/or seeing you all again, and ensuring that everyone has a successful school year! We would also like to announce that Mason Elementary is a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School Nominee!!
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014
Jane Hoerster, of Mason, passed away on Monday, August 11, at the age of 92. Visitation with the family was held Tuesday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Mason Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 13, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church with interment to follow at the Grit Cemetery. Survivors include her children: David Otto Hoerster of Fredericksburg; Martha Jane Vacek and husband Bob, of Mason; and Charles Franklin Hoerster and wife Mona of Mason. In lieu o ...
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Henry Joseph Hohn was born on June 12, 1934, to Henry H. and Elenora Kolodzey Hohn in Yorktown, Texas. He passed away on August 4, 2014. Henry’s education started in Catholic Elementary School where the nuns taught him to play the piano and the organ, which he enjoyed throughout his life.