Mason County News
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015 • Posted August 27, 2015
There is much to be gained--we’re begged to believe--in exercise engagement, even if it’s simply kicking cans on down the road. In so doing, however, we’re guilty of more than “messing with Texas.” Don’t look now--or maybe you should--but the cans are stacking up. So many--from the White House, state house, courthouse and finally to our house--litter our world.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 • Posted August 27, 2015
As the super hot and dry dog days of August continue we can only wish for the cooler wetter fall and winter so we can wish for the warmer weather of summer. Good ol’ Texas weather. My little dog wants to go for marathon walks but she has realized that it’s really too hot during the day so she now prefers the hours between 11:00PM and 6:00AM.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 • Posted August 27, 2015
What. What would we do without “what”? What’s new, Pussycat? What’s up, Doc? What’s it all about, Alfie? What’s the problem? What’s happening? Que passa? What’s done is done. What’s a mother to do? What would Jesus do? What do you mean? What do you say? Please. And thank you. What difference does it make? What do you know? What do you think? What happened? What was it? What’s the matter? What the world needs now is love, sweet love. What’s love got to ...
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 • Posted August 26, 2015
River Kids invite you to their performance of the play, Ants’hillvania, on Saturday, August 29th at 6:00 p.m. in the sanctuary at River of Life Church and again Sunday morning, August the 30th at 10:30 a.m. Refreshments will be served after the Saturday evening performance. The play tells the story of an ant colony, Ants’hillvania.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 • Posted August 26, 2015
On September the 1st at 1:15 p.m., the veterans of VFW Post 8554 Mason will hold a remembrance of the start of the Operation Iraqi Freedom and the victory over Japan. Operation Iraqi Freedom started on August 31st. Victory over Japan is celebrated on September the 2nd. All interested parties are invited to attend. All questions about Mason VFW Post 8554 may be directed to Lawrence Spell, post commander, at 325 429 6224.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 • Posted August 26, 2015 • Photos
Doreen Murphy is having to learn a whole new set of skills as she releases her "From Fear to Faith" trilogy. In this photo, she is seen at her first book signing at Benjie's last week. This week, she will be signing books and meeting fans of her autobiographical books at The Mason Gallery on Friday, August 28th from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 • Posted August 26, 2015 • Photos
The Mason Garden Club met at 2 p.m., Tuesday, August 18, 2015, at the Stribling Room of the Mason County Library. Rose Stein, Vice President; Lynn Hedges, President; and Joan Lindley, Parliamentarian; were installed at the meeting by Sherie Clarkson, outgoing Parliamentarian. Wendy Hastings, Treasurer, and Penny Peterson, Secretary, will continue to serve until the end of their term.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 • Posted August 26, 2015
I would like to thank our hard working mayor for his persistent efforts to create a speed limit change for some of the streets in our town. And, a “thank you” to our city commissioners for approving a measure to help protect and keep our town safe for pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers. In 2006, 52 residents of El Paso Street and Avenue F signed a petition requesting a speed limit change.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 • Posted August 26, 2015
The Board of Directors of the Grit Cemetery Association met on August third in the Stribling roon at the Mason County library. New board members Buddy Schuessler, Kathy Lackey and Cookie Underwood were welcomed. Officers were elected: Buddy Schuessler- President Kathy Lackey - Vice President Sheila Cooper - Secretary Bob Vacek - Treasurer The main topic of discussion was the aerial spraying of herbicide that has killed or put in a state of decline the trees at the cemetery.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 • Posted August 26, 2015
Pastor Tim Scheffel is retiring as minister of St. Paul Lutheran on Sunday after serving ten years. A brunch honoring Pastor and Mrs. Scheffel will be held Sunday, August 30, at 9:30 a.m. in the church Fellowship Hall. The community is invited to stop by and wish the Scheffels God-speed as they start a new phase of their life in San Antonio.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 • Posted August 26, 2015
Dear Gerry: Re: Grit Cemetery Drift from Herbicide Aerial Application This letter is in response to inquiries I’ve received regarding the post oak trees at the Grit Cemetery. In 2014, I, and others, noticed a helicopter spraying herbicide in the pasture next to the cemetery’s east side. At the time I wondered why apply aerial herbicide in such a small, confined space and how could you avoid drift damage to surrounding areas.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 • Posted August 26, 2015
Dear Gerry, The editorial, “Small Town”, submitted by Mrs. Bartlett and published in the August 12th edition, has inspired me to comment. I found it an interesting history lesson on Mason and hope she will take the time to write down more of her recollections. It is also a great illustration of a very dynamic community and economic system that is constantly evolving and changing based on many variables.
, Editor
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 • Posted August 26, 2015
During the Constitutional Convention held in Philadelphia in the summer of 1787, delegates met for almost four months in order to draft guidelines for their new country. Eleven years earlier, they had declared their independence from England; but, then they had to figure out how to run their new country. During those long, hot days of deliberation, during which they created the rights of "freedom of speech,"
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 • Posted August 26, 2015
Over 500 Central Texas Electric Co-op customers, members and spouses, gathered in the Fredericksburg High School Auditorium on August 18, as CTEC hosted its 68th Annual Members’ Meeting. CEO Robert A. Loth III welcomed them and introduced the eleven-member Board of Directors. Jack Asbill from Mason provided an invocation. The business of the meeting included the election of four directors to represent their respective districts on the Board.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 • Posted August 26, 2015
What is Celebrate Recovery? Celebrate Recovery is a ministry designed to help hurting people. It is made up of regular folks like you and me who are on a journey toward wholeness - seeking recovery from and celebrating God’s healing of life’s hurts, habits and hang-ups. Leaders provide safe, confidential, Christ-centered groups where people can grow.