The Mason County Chamber of Commerce held a formal ribbon cutting last week for The "Shooting Star" on the east side of the square. The business was recently purchased by Carolyn Copeland, who explains more about what they offer: "For a very long timer it has been my dream to have a shop on the square in Mason. That dream was finally realized through the efforts of many friends and family. The "Shooting Star’ features, in addition to my own custom designed jewelry, contributions from artist Jenny Smith, photographer Lawrie Airheart, collections from "Precious and Lively Stone" designer Christine Cortez, crocheted handbags by Sylvia Castenada, hand-painted items, CDs, jelly, and vintage stock from BBG Designs, unique silver spoon jewelry designs from Mary Polston, "Stix and Stonz" art by Gay Donaldson, "Sassy Fashions" by Debbie, antiques from the Tutta Dreyer collection, glassware and candles from the Joyce Mutschink/Barbara Krause collection, jewelry, handbags, and purses designed by Kristy Powell. "Shabby. Sheen Furniture"/old collectibles from the Bonnie Beam collection, antiques/vintage pieces from the Rick and Louise Little collection, and paintings, miniature room boxes, crochet items and dolls from the collection of Ramona Kelso. Put all of that together in the new Shooting Star shop at 110 South Live Oak on the square in Mason. Open from Monday thru Sat 10 to 5. Call us at 325-347-5301 or drop by and look in our window."