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Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • Posted December 11, 2014
My grandfather suffered from macular degeneration and loved to read. He was blessed to have found a program that sent him free books on tape, which he LOVED. He was able to pass his last years doing something he still loved but could no longer physically do. I am a big fan of our library systems in both Mason and Menard, and I use them frequently for borrowing books on CDs myself, which keep me entertained running back and forth between my two lovely counties.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • Posted December 11, 2014
We’re entering the gift-giving season, and the Library has received several gifts of service recently. I want to thank the Garden Club for taking such good care of our front flower beds; they’ve worked hard to leave them neatly prepared for the winter. I also want to thank Christie and Kendal Keller for taking the old, rickety park bench and replacing the slats.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • Posted December 11, 2014
Santa Clause is coming to town, to Mason, to Art. Better watch out. Thanks to everyone who made cookies for the Food Bank in this week. Shoe-boxes for Mexico and the Angel Tree Gifts are needed by Dec. 14th. A Finance Meeting to finalize the budget will be Dec, 10th at 6 PM. There is an Open-House at the Art Parsonage on Sat.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • Posted December 11, 2014
I have tried to be clear in the past several columns to explain some of the variables and some of the policies that the City is working towards with the transition to the side arm trash collection. Most of the decisions will be approved at the City Commission meeting tonight, but I would like to remind you of what I expect the policies will finally be.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • Posted December 11, 2014
Perhaps the most nagging question left unanswered after five wonderful days in San Diego is this: Where could San Diegans choose to vacation that would rival the wonderment available year-round in their own backyards? It is a magical place by any measure, whether one is seeking the grandeur of nature, man-made attractions or a culture where community pride assured the natural beauty of beaches long before zoning laws decreed so. On the subject of sand, it is a happy thought that visitors can ...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • Posted December 11, 2014
Beneficial. Insects. Two words. Some folks might not think those go together. The Reader’s Digest Great Encyclopedic Dictionary begs to differ. The dictionary, copyright 1969, lists them all. They even include drawings of all 33. Since the dictionary is 45 years old, maybe some are extinct by now. Nah. That’ll never happen when it comes to insects. Ask any entomologist. At least they’re beneficial. Tiger beetle. Fiery hunter. Praying mantis nymph. (Ooh la la.) Ground bee ...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • Posted December 10, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Staff for U.S. Representative K. Michael Conaway (R-Texas) will be in Mason on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.to meet with residents to offer assistance with any federal agency issues.  Residents in need of assistance should bring any paperwork related to a federal agency issue and should feel free to reach out to Congressman Conaway’s staff before the event. WHAT: Assistance with federal agency issues WHO: Regional Director Nancy Watson WHEN: ...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • Posted December 10, 2014
Operation Orphans, Inc. hosted 63 boys during the third hunt of the 2014 Take a Child Hunting program. The 63 boys came from 11 children homes and foster homes. The boys harvested 66 animals which included 40 whitetail does, 14 spikes, 8 bucks, 1 feral hog, 1 aoudad and 1 turkey.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • Posted December 10, 2014
A REMINDER: Peter’s Prairie Community Christmas Party is THIS Saturday. It will be a very nice evening so don’t let the 13th slip your mind. Starting at 6 PM, friends and neighbors gather at Camp Air’s historic ole’ Peter’s Prairie Schoolhouse for an evening of visiting and to share wonderful meal.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • Posted December 10, 2014
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been compared to my father: blue eyes, stocky build, square, German head. As much as I love my appearance being compared to that of a 54-year-old man, I’ve always longed for the day the “you look so much like your dad!”s would cease.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • Posted December 10, 2014
Dear Gerry As many of your readers know, the Community Thrift Store is thriving thanks to our wonderful patrons but also to those who donate great items to sell. A recent donation that was extra special was a brand new topaz necklace contributed by Susan and Warren Grote of Country Collectibles.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • Posted December 10, 2014
Editor-- One of the joys of Christmas and Easter that grace these special seasons is the Mason Community Choir. These gracious men and women of our community give their time, energy, joy and musical talent to present a gloriously entertaining presentation to us every year. I want to thank each and every one of you for sharing your gift with all of us.
, Editor
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • Posted December 10, 2014
We are one step away from heading to Dallas for the state final game. At last Friday's game in San Antonio against Refugio, more than 3600 fans from both towns packed the stadium. This Friday, as we head to Georgetown for the Semifinal game, it's a very good bet that the number of fans from Mason and Centerville will top that number.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • Posted December 10, 2014 • Photos
The Second Annual Toys For Tots Concert will be held on Sunday, December 14, at the Heart of Texas Events Center in Brady. “Christmas Celebration With the Blackwoods” will feature both gospel and Christmas music beginning at 3:00 PM. Admission is free. An unwrapped toy to be donated to the Helping Hand’s Toys For Tots program is requested.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • Posted December 10, 2014
Mason ShortStop and NuWay Grocery has contacted the News and indicated that they want to revive the tradition of a contest for residents who go to the trouble of decorating their homes for the Christmas holiday. The two stores, owned by Charlie and Linda Reichenau, have offered a $300 prize for first place, $200 for second place and $100 for third place.