Mason County News
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 • Posted December 17, 2014
All Santa stuff is on hold until Friday, due to PUNCHER STUFF! Twenty years ago I was a parent of a winning football team. They lost in the Semi-finals, but still no other team at Jack C. Hayes High School has gone that far. It was exciting and we flew our Rebel Flags with utmost pride.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 • Posted December 17, 2014
The best-laid plans . . . you know the rest, and our plans to have all our refurnishing finished in the same week went awry. The good news is that everything will eventually be complete, and the library will look and function better than ever. Best of all, Tocker grants are not matching grants, which means that local taxpayers will not have paid a cent for these improvements.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 • Posted December 17, 2014 • Photos
Frances Toeppich was the winner of the rifle raffled by the Mason VFW Post 8554. Pictured is Carl Tapp, Post Quartermaster, presenting Frances with her new rifle. Frances says “I never win anything.” How about now Frances? Congrats.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 • Posted December 17, 2014
River of Life Church is holding its 8th annual Christmas day dinner from 11:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m. All are invited, especially those that do not have family or friends to share this meal with on Christmas Day. It is a joyous time of fabulous food and fellowship, and expression of what The Season is all about. This meal is free, a gift from the heart of River of Life Church to you.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 • Posted December 17, 2014
The Dec. 21st Sunday Service will be a Christmas Sing-a-Long with other special music. Come and enjoy this beautiful music with your friends and family at Christmas. There will be a Christmas Eve Service at 6 pm on the 24th. There is a special choir practice Today, Dec. 17th, to be ready for Sunday. Special prayers are continued for John Ceynowa after his knee surgery. Happy birthday to Jesus Christ on Dec 25th and to Lisa Howard on Dec.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 • Posted December 17, 2014
Green Supplements are one of the basic supplements that I recommend for everyone. Now you probably do not want to take another pill, but if you aren’t eating as many servings of fruits and vegetables as you should, then a supplement that makes up for that is a good idea. I like to backtrack a little when I address the need for a supplement.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 • Posted December 17, 2014
In November Hill Country Memorial received a top safety rating from the Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Score. Hospital Safety Scores can range from 1.0 to 4.0, and HCM received a score of 3.3077, earning it a grade of “A.” “By participating in the Hospital Safety Score, HCM has demonstrated a commitment to transparency,” said Emily Padula, HCM’s executive over quality.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 • Posted December 17, 2014
The Puncher Club has been a major supporter of all Mason sports, both boys and girls, for years. Their latest undertaking has been the new field house facility at the Puncherdome. They have taken on a huge financial responsibility with this project and are currently obligated to over $100K. Puncher Club would like to help the school district offset some of the expenses associated with the state championship game.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 • Posted December 17, 2014
On Thursday this week Mason will probably come close to shutting down and everyone will head north to the Metroplex to watch the Punchers win another State Championship!! Everyone here at the City is enthusiastically supporting the football team, the band, the students and everyone who has worked so hard this fall.
, CEA-FCS
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 • Posted December 17, 2014
With all of the discussion about Santa, my daughter Brooke has recently been making a lot of “Naughty” and “Nice” lists at home, especially now that she is beginning to really click with reading and writing. Often she puts me on a “bad” list when I am not doing something according to her directions!
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 • Posted December 17, 2014
Turkeys, I suppose, are unaware that their “jobs” in life are to gobble down granular foodstuff in a timely manner that will render them prime menu targets for us to gobble down—particularly at Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. They do so with little fanfare—save the one that is “spared” by presidential decree. Chicken—the meat Chick-fil-A’s advertising cows urge us to eat more of—make far more “news” if only in ads throughout the year.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 • Posted December 17, 2014 • Photos
Art United Methodist Church and Trinity United Methodist Church in Castell have been enjoying a new pastor for several months now. They have been so busy settling in with their new pastor, they only just now realized they had not introduced he and his wife to the Mason community. Rev John Alsbrooks was born and raised in East Texas.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 • Posted December 17, 2014
Injurious. Insects. Two words. And they seem to belong together. The Reader’s Digest Great Encyclopedic Dictionary agrees. The dictionary, copyright 1969, lists 52 injurious insects, including drawings. Since the dictionary is 45 years old, maybe some are extinct by now. One can only hope. Alas, most of them are all too familiar: Bedbug. Mosquito, genus Culex. Mosquito, genus Anopheles. (Great…not one, but two). Flea (yep). Body louse. Chicken louse. Carpet beetle and carpet ...
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 • Posted December 17, 2014
Friday, December 19th, is the deadline for making your donation to the annual Mason County E.M.S. fundraiser: “Operation Christmas Greeting”. A full-page “Community Greeting Card”, with an alphabetical listing of all contributors, will be in the Christmas edition on December 24th. The “Greeting’s” goal each year is to provide funds for needed equipment for our local E.M.S.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 • Posted December 17, 2014 • Photos
At the end of 2014, two long time employees of The Commercial Bank will be "hanging up their hats" and beginning their retirement. The bank will be hosting a farewell party in conjunction with their Christmas open house this year; but, the News wanted to make sure that folks attending the reception have all the information they need about the two honorees. BOBBIE MCMILLAN Bobbie McMillan began her banking career in July 1970 as a bookkeeper.