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Wednesday, December 25, 2013 • Posted December 24, 2013
Dear Mr. Gamel: My name is Sheyanne Brandenberger and I am a junior at Mason High School. This year I am taking two dual credit classes, US History and Government. I am doing this so it will be cheaper for me when I go to college in two years. I would like to personally thank the Child Welfare Board for paying my tuition in the amount of $494 dollars for my classes.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 • Posted December 24, 2013
Dear Mason Citizens: I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone in Mason who donated to the dual credit tuition program as well asthe members of the Mason County Child Welfare Board for sacrificing their time on the hamburger luncheon fundraiser. I have just started my senior year at Mason High School, and I have targets I hope to reach for my future.
, Editor
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 • Posted December 24, 2013
About fourteen years ago, I had just rolled off the board of the Chamber of Commerce, I was becoming accustomed to my job as editor at the newspaper, and I was finding a way to migrate most of my GamTex Consulting computer customers to other providers. I was ready to revel in the increased free time I had, and then I got a call from the nominating committee at First United Methodist Church asking me to serve on the Education Committee.
, Editor
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 • Posted December 18, 2013
Clement Moore had very limited vision. In his poetic holiday tribute, all attention is focused on "The Night Before Christmas," as if that limited time period could encompass all the emotions of the holiday. But, Christmas is so very much more. For folks such as me, Christmas shopping still has to be done.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 • Posted December 18, 2013
Thank you for donating to the Mason County Child Welfare Board in the past years and for donating again this year. I also want to thank the members of the Welfare Board for all their hard work on the fundraiser they hold each year. I am a junior at Mason High School, and I am taking twelve hours of dual credit this year.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 • Posted December 18, 2013
My name is Leaird McClellan, and I am a senior at Mason ISD. I am taking three dual credit classes that have been paid for by donations and fund raisers for the Mason Country Child Welfare program. I am extremely grateful for the money paid for the classes I am taking because my tuition total was around 600 dollars. And although I worked last summer hauling hay, I am trying to save money for when I go away to college.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 • Posted December 18, 2013
I would like to give my thanks to the Mason County Child Welfare Board Tuition Assistance Program. Last year, paying for my class wasn’t too hard to deal with. This summer, I worked on a ranch and tried to make ends meet. This year, however, I am taking more classes and my brother is also now taking classes.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 • Posted December 18, 2013
“Qu’ils mangent de la brioche” “Have they no poor houses?!”-Ebenezer Scrooge,A Christmas Carol. There’s 3 choices. One, we can Pay people who work for a living enough to actually Live on... Two, we can maintain a functional system of Social Insurance that takes up the slack, when the “Free Market” falls short..
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 • Posted December 18, 2013
I am writing in response to Gerry’s Dec 4 editorial about minimum wage. The point Gerry made sounds great if you don’t take the economic factors into account. The first and most basic rule of economics is the law of supply and demand. If the price of an item goes up, then the demand for the item goes down.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 • Posted December 18, 2013
I am sorry this response is so late. The passing of Bill Willmann took me by surprise. He looked good for a man of 81 years. I knew him from the Senior Center here in Mason. Sometimes I would stay after lunch & listen to Bill talk about his experiences farming up in the panhandle.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 • Posted December 18, 2013
Dear Gerry, Merry Christmas! I just finished watching one of Hollywood’s Christmas classics, The Bishop’s Wife, and I can’t imagine where my brain flew off to the first two or twenty times I saw it! The last thirty seconds of that little black-and-white movie present, to me, the best Christmas sermon ever delivered.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 • Posted December 12, 2013
This letter is in response to the editorial published in the December 4, 2013 issue regarding wages at fast food restaurants. First, fast food wages are not meant to be a "living wage" to support a family. Fast food jobs were never intended to be long term jobs. They are supposed to be the jobs you get when you are in high school or college while you are getting an education so you will have the skills for "full employment"
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 • Posted December 12, 2013
Gerry - Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, was born in Bethlehem. No one knows the exact date on which He was born, because the recording of so-called "birthdays" is a pagan practice. The Gospel of Luke says the shepherds were still in the fields, so in reality Jesus was not born in winter.
, Editor
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 • Posted December 12, 2013
Every couple of years, my friends and I like to get away to somewhere quiet, relaxing and far away from my obligations in Mason. For that, I head to Maine. That's not where I'm headed this weekend! On Thursday, we're heading out to Las Vegas. Not quiet,,, not very relaxing,,, but, still far away from obligations!
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 • Posted December 5, 2013
Dear Mr. Gamel, I am a mom to three wonderful but unfortunately not perfect children. Last night, December 2, I took my children to the movies to watch a Children's Movie. We proudly paid for all four of us to go enjoy this evening. My 6yo was so excited to see this movie.