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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 18, 2014 • Photos
Operation Orphans, Inc. which has its base camp located on the Llano River in Mason county hosted 53 boys from 6 residential children and foster homes April 11th and 12th. The boys traveled to Camp Gene Ashby from Big Springs Ranch for Children, Leakey; Foster’s Children’s Home, Stephenville; Collard Foster Home, Glen Rose; West Texas Boy’s Ranch, San Angelo; Texas Baptist Home, Round Rock, and Sweeten Children’s Home, Brownwood.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 18, 2014
Now that spring is in full swing (if you ignore the cold fronts) Texas Songwriters in the Round is preparing the next showcase at Sandstone Cellars Winery in Mason Texas. These showcases are every third Thursday from 6-10 in front of the wine bar. This month the show is on April 17th featuring Steve Brooks, a favorite of TSR, since 1999, is not new to music and song.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 18, 2014 • Photos
Some aspect of time steals quietly into our psyche in all conscious moments, and our use or abuse of it is central to much poetry, lyrics, scripts, conversations—you name it. Time, we’ve long claimed, is—or is not—on our side. It marches on, but sometimes seems to stand still. Though it deserves unending respect, its import is easily kicked to the side, like a soft drink can on life’s highway. Timing, some claim, is everything…. ***** A poet—and much more—challenged us to m ...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 16, 2014
Totipalmate. A village in the tropics. A tropical drink. An actress (Toti Palmate?) A lotion. Or toothpaste. Or dish soap. Nope. None of the above. Totipalmate. Pray you don’t have it. Or anyone else you know. Yep. Webbed feet. Something only a mother duck could love. The song rings true: “Be kind to your fine feathered friends For a duck could be somebody’s mother…” Or a goose. Or a pelican. In any case, it can happen. A person can be born totipalmate. Surgery u ...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 16, 2014
Spring is in the air, and the time is here again for the annual spring Steady Steps fundraiser. Please join us Saturday, April 26th, at Ft. Mason Community Building for a delicious meal (donation only) catered by Willow Creek, followed by the traditional cake auction and silent auction, which always proves to be fun and exciting!  You may view and bid on the silent auction items starting at 5:00 p.m., and the meal will begin at 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 16, 2014
Monday April 14th thru Sunday April 20th, 2014 TUESDAY OF HOLY WEEK-- 10:30am-- Chrism Mass @ St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Austin, with Bishop Joe S. Vasquez. Fr. Melvin will bring the Holy Oils for the Offertory Presentation at our Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Thursday. THURSDAY OF HOLY WEEK-- Conclusion of the Lenten Season/ Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper-- 4:15pm [Washing of the disciples’ feet-- 6 “chosen servants” Transfer of the Holy Eucharist with Adorati ...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 16, 2014
We will have our regular monthly meeting on April 21st at 630 p.m. At this time will elect officers for next year and delegates for the conventions in Dallas and St. Louis. Please make plans to attend. All questions about the VFW post in Mason can be directed to Lawrence Spell Post Commander at 325-429-6224.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 16, 2014 • Photos
Sandra Kay Fredrick, 61, of Texarkana, Texas, died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at her home. Ms. Frederick was born March 12, 1953, in Childress, Texas. She was retired from the Barry Telford Unit, New Boston, Texas, and a Christian. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Ashley and Casey Martin of Texarkana; one stepdaughter, Lanisha Giddnes of Texarkana; one son, Bradley Frederick of Madisonville, Ky.; one stepson, Nicholas Pace Sr.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 16, 2014 • Photos
Crystle Keyser, of Mason, passed away on Sunday, April 13, at the age of 94. Mrs. Keyser is survived by her daughter, Priscilla Martin and husband Bill, of Mason, two grandchildren Kim Metcalf and husband Harvey of Center Point and Lori Allen and husband Skeet of Mason, three great-grandchildren; Kassie Potter and husband Luke, Garrett Allen and Kristen Allen and one great-great-grandchild Keagan Potter. Funeral services for Crystle Keyser will be held on Friday, April 18, at 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 16, 2014 • Photos
While enjoying a fine day of kayaking on the Llano River this past Friday, members of SEPM, Society for Sedimentary Geology took time to pose on top of the “Turtle Carapace”, a Stromatolitic dome (bioherm) some 500 million years old. SEPM was conducting this field trip in conjunction with the American Association of Petroleum Geologist’s Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 16, 2014 • Photos
Mr. and Mrs. James Taylor Virdell, Sr., of Llano, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on April 5, 2014. Close friends and family joined them at their home in Llano to congratulate them on this momentous occasion. Taylor and Annelle (Lehmberg) were married at First United Methodist Church in Austin, while Taylor was serving as an aerial engineer in the United States Air Force during World War II and Annelle was working at Bergstrom Field in Austin. Their first home was Marfa, Texas, but ...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 16, 2014
St. Paul Lutheran Church welcomes you to join us for our Holy Week services. We will have a special service of Holy Communion on Maunday Thursday, April 17 at 7 p.m. Good Friday services begin at 7 p.m. on April 18 with a final summation by the state’s attorney to conclude our dramatic Lenten series, “Why Did Jesus Die?
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 16, 2014 • Photos
Sacrifice and commitment by Mason High School students and academic coaches earned MHS the 2014 academic championship. Competing against 11 district schools Mason High captured the District 29-A Spring Meet title. When points from all academic events and one act play were awarded MHS scored 395 points well ahead of second place Harper with 317 points.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 16, 2014 • Photos
Hilda United Methodist Church’s annual sunrise service will take place Easter morning at approximately 7 a.m. Special music by Matthew Gideon will round out the unforgettable drama of the Easter sunrise. This event is Hilda Church’s gift to our friends and families. Seating is not provided, so it is advisable to bring chairs or blankets. The church will serve a continental breakfast at the new fellowship hall immediately following the service.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 16, 2014 • Photos
Brandy Neece, President of the Chamber of Commerce, is excited to welcome the new Executive Director, Nikki Sills. There are a lot of great things happening at the Chamber and the board as a whole feels that Nikki is going to be a huge asset. If you missed the Open House, please stop by the office and meet her.