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, Editor
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 23, 2014
With every week's paper, we put our stories, photos and columns out into the public sector. Once they are on paper, anyone and everyone can pick it all apart, letting me know what we got wrong, what we missed saying, and what we missed entirely. Any job that involves the public has the same exposure.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 23, 2014
Dear Friends, The insert included in your last issue indicates that the subject organization has an A+ rating with the B.B.B. You might want to check that out. I did so today and found that: 1. They are accredited but not rated. 2. Of the the comments BBB received concerning the company, 73% are negative. Our local church’s experience with them has also been less than constructive.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 23, 2014 • Photos
After interviewing applicants to replace former Justice of the Peace Tammi Bowman, the Mason County Commissioners' Court selected James Treg Hudson as her replacement during a special meeting last week. On Monday, Hudson was sworn in and began his official duties.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 23, 2014 • Photos
Llano High School librarian, Jil Dillard, and Llano elementary school principal, Shelly Schuessler, should be smiling. They’ve just completed the Chicago Marathon, Sunday, October 12. That’s 26.2 miles, and Chicago is one of the top three marathons in the U.S., top 10 in the world.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 23, 2014
The annual Membership Meeting of the Friends of the Library will be held at 6:00 p.m. on November 3, 2014. Guest speakers will be Mason’s own Garry Gamel, Editor of the Mason County News and Lauri Gray Eaton, former contributor/photographer for the San Antonio Express News. Both journalists will be discussing the role of the newspaper in our lives and what the future holds for the newspaper in rural and urban communities.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 23, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Kindergarten enjoyed the Mason County Fire Department coming to show them the firetrucks and equipment during Fire Prevention Week. The Kindergarten teachers are; Tami Smith, Karen Toone, and Linda Geistweidt.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 23, 2014 • Photos
Mr. Ryan Henrich, center of photo, a former MHS high school graduate, spoke to Mrs. Glendene Underwood’s and Mrs. Kelly Guice’s first period AP classes about his teaching experiences in Spain and France. He discussed the regions in Europe he has traveled over the years. Mr. Henrich entertained questions from the students.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 23, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Square Museum had some excitement on Saturday, October 18th. The Museum had been anticipating the 25,000th visitor to walk through the doors and that happened about 2:30 p.m. The lucky visitor’s name was Helen Frase. Helen and her husband, Virgil, had seen the “Daytripper” television program on Mason and decided to come from their hometown of Copperas Cove to see the Mason sights.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 23, 2014
The Cowgirls and Punchers competed at the Bandera Pre-District Cross Country Meet last Wednesday. The girls and boys set personal records throughout the day boosting our confidence as we head into district which is this Wednesday in San Saba! The Varsity Cowgirls will run at 1:00, Varsity Boys at 1:30 and JV girls at 2:00.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 23, 2014
A friend, who shall remain nameless because I haven’t asked him if I could print his name (note to self: call Charles Elbel and ask permission to use his name before submitting this column) recently sent me a list of the states, and what each one is famous for. At least I think all the states are listed.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 23, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, October 14th, for its regular weekly meeting. There were 34 members and one visitor in attendance. Lion Gene Gammill was responsible for the program and introduced Beau Mains who spoke about The Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville which serves children with physical disabilities or diabetes at no cost to their family.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 23, 2014
What’s with the nineteen dollar a month and a blanket’s charities? Too, just how much of that nineteen dollars a month goes to the people that really need it? Seems to me that the cost of that blanket could go to the people in need or better yet just give them the blanket! Yep, long gone are the days when a charity was really a charity!
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 23, 2014
Detoxification is a basic principle of natural health. Any program of restoring the health and balance of the body includes getting toxins out of the body. You may wonder why detoxification is so important. A few toxins here and there are not the issue. It is the accumulation of them over time because they tend to store in our fatty tissue because the body cannot eliminate them without some help.
, CEA-FCS
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 23, 2014
It’s jack o’ lantern time!! Many people are interested in how to roast pumpkin seeds during the fall months. Here are some tips from Florida Cooperative Extensive Service: Drying seeds and roasting seeds are two different processes, but either one results in an inexpensive, delicious and healthy treat!! Pumpkin seeds are one of my favorite snacks for the road- they are so much work to open that it’s hard to overeat on them!
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 23, 2014
Begin today to earnestly pray for the Kairos Boyd Unit and John Koock. The first day is full of excitement, fear and love. The Foot Washing ceremony just before they leave for the prison the first time brings everyone to an emotional high. Continue your prayers through Sunday. THE CHURCH PICTURE will be taken next Sunday, Oct.