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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.
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.