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Wednesday, December 4, 2013 • Posted December 5, 2013
On Saturday, November 30th, I was blessed to play the part of Santa Claus for the children of Mason. It was a blessing to be able to hold & talk to so many precious kids at one time. The high point was when one young father placed his 2 month old in my arms for a photo op.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 • Posted December 5, 2013
I would like to take the opportunity to thank our 2013 Puncher footballers. I had the most marvelous time watching the Punchers work their way through their season. You guys are, in my opinion, the heart beat of Mason. I feel particularly lucky that we have great coaches. The band, the cheerleaders, trainers, ball boys; what a fantastic aura all of yall bring about.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 • Posted December 5, 2013
Mason Punchers & Coaching Staff, I wanted to take the time to say thanks for making this football season a memorable one. Your hours of hard work and dedication to be an elite team did not go unnoticed. The spirit and charisma you established on Friday nights were something to look forward to and enjoy with much Mason Puncher Pride.
, Editor
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 • Posted December 5, 2013
I read a great editorial on CNN.com this morning that discussed the problem with our current minimum wage. It's important to note at the outset that the editorial was co-written by the president of the AFL-CIO and the executive director of an advocacy group for lower-wage workers; but, it doesn't lessen the validity of the points made by the authors. They point out that all the wage increases in the past 15 years have gone to the wealthiest 10%.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 • Posted November 29, 2013
Friday evening, November 22nd, in Leander Texas, a very good Mason Puncher football team lost a heartbreaker, 14 to 13, to an equally good team from Shiner. The game was played in conditions that could only be described as miserable. The first half was played in intermittent driving rain and the temperature was just above freezing throughout.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 • Posted November 29, 2013
Dear Mr. Gamel, First of all I would like to thank the Masonites who donated to the Mason County Child Welfare Board (MCCWB) tuition fund last year and also the members of the MCCWB for raising funds by putting on the hamburger lunch fundraiser. This year I will be taking dual credit US history.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 • Posted November 29, 2013
Dear Mr. Gamel: I want to thank everyone who donated money to the Mason County Child Welfare Board’s tuition assistance program to help pay for my dual credit classes, and thank you to those who also donated last year as well. I’m so grateful to be living in such a supportive, encouraging community with so many generous people.
, Editor
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 • Posted November 29, 2013
During my Sunday school class last week, I asked the kids what they would give thanks for this year. All of them, with very little prompting, said that they would have to be thankful for everything in their lives. I was pleasantly surprised that the kids with younger siblings even admitted that they were thankful for their little brothers and sisters.
, Chair, Mason County Historical Commission
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 21, 2013
Dear Gerry, What a moving Veterans Day Ceremony we had in Mason! That was the largest crowd I’ve seen there since moving here 17 years ago! Thanks to the VFW, the Mason High School Band and Band Director, to the 3rd Graders who performed a medley of patriotic songs and to their teacher Dawn Hahn.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 21, 2013
In regards to the Outdoors Outpost in last week’s paper claiming the Northwest Passage is completely iced over—what a bunch of malarkey. He needs to look at some facts. A Danish-owned coal-laden cargo ship (all 738 feet of it) has sailed through the Northwest Passage for the first time and into the history books as the second bulk carrier to navigate the Arctic route.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 21, 2013
“Happy Veterans Day!” was the greeting from the young voices and it truly was one at that! On this past Veterans Day, veterans were honored with performances by the Mason High School Puncher band who played the songs of all of the military services, and a performance of patriotic songs by the 3rd graders of Mason Elementary school.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 21, 2013
Dear Sir, The Heart of Texas Writers Group in Brady Invites all area writers to our monthly meetings. Our group fosters the art of writing, and consists of all levels of writers from beginners to well-published authors. We meet with the hope of inspiring and encouraging all who wish to attend.
, Editor
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • Posted November 21, 2013
On Friday, Donna Nelson and I were discussing our pending conversion to all new computers and all new software. We talked about the many challenges that would face us as we converted every page, every ad, every headline, every graphic. We worried about the problems we knew we would have, and we wondered if there really was a good time to make the leap. And then, we decided to just go ahead and do it! Since we didn't have a game on Friday night, I began the computer upgrades on Friday afternoo ...
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 • Posted November 14, 2013
Letter to the Editor, Have just returned from the most edifying experience I have had in a very long time. The 4th grade faculty and students laid out a fantastic luncheon for those of us who are Veterans. The fantastic part was the beautiful and brilliant students who took part in this occasion.
, Vice President, Lady's Golf Association
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 • Posted November 14, 2013
Dear Gerry, I went out to play golf with the Lady’s Golf Association on Thursday, and as I drove into the Park, I noticed several young people hard at work painting the cables and posts alongside the road. The result of their work made the whole entryway really sparkle. Asking around, I discovered that their labors were part of the “Blue Ribbon Work Day,” during which our high school students take on various projects around town to help improve the overall look of our city. On behalf of ...