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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 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 • Updated July 18, 2014 11:48 AM • Photos
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.
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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
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.
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
(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
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