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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 22, 2015
From time to time, readers send email or call to pose similar questions: “Is your Uncle Mort real?” My unvarying rhetorical response is: “Do you want him to be?” I sense their sinking feelings, let down by my failure to provide positive answers. I grudgingly admit that he is a figment of my imagination, but is a conjured composite of some of my actual uncles. Mort’s “escapades” have been chronicled here for more than a decade.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 22, 2015
Another day in Mason. Another day of life. Here in the Texas Hill Country. And then there’s that particular piece of white paper. Not just any paper. These get posted outside shops and offices that surround the square. As well as other parts of town. At first glance, they appear to be festive white flags flapping in the wind.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 21, 2015
On January 27 at 2:00 p.m. at the Post on Post Hill St., we will recognize the signing of the Vietnam peace accord. All interested parties are invited to attend. All questions about the Mason VFW can be directed to Lawrence Spell, post commander, at 325 429 6224.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 21, 2015
The second cookbook entitled: Nonnie’s Ktchen: recipes from Family and Friends will be on sale at the Mason County Library on Friday, January 23, 2015. This cookbook, features recipes from the second session of cooking classes held in the Stribling room. Recipes range from soups and salads, Mexican food and eight of Nonnie’s favorite desserts.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 21, 2015
Those of you who have not had the pleasure of attending a music event at the Odeon Theater in Mason, Texas should make the effort to get there for one. It is a remarkable venue right on one of the most classic Courthouse Squares in a Texas town. Get there early, walk the square, eat at one of the restaurants, spend some money in the galleries and mercantiles and shops. Then go attend an event at the Odeon. Last night it was Jay Boy Adams[officially now just Jay Adams] and Zenobia and the drum ...
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 21, 2015
One of the most beautiful things about living in a remote area is the ability to step outside on a clear night and to be able to see millions of stars. Here in Mason County, there are very few sources of light pollution, which means that we can enjoy seeing entire star systems that urban dwellers may never see if they don't leave their city homes. When we live here, we sometimes forget that, even if we live in town, we can still see more stars from our backyards than many people visiting Peder ...
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 21, 2015 • Photos
The Mason schools were transformed for Puncher College Week. We decorated the hallways, doors and lockers in anticipation of Puncher College Week.  There were posters, banners, flags and pennants from every college and technical school you have ever heard of! Students in grades PK-8 viewed a Powerpoint to introduce possible choices and reasons for continuing with their education after high school.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 21, 2015
Mark your calendars now to join us for food and fun at the Dinner Tonight Healthy Cooking School, which will be presented by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. This event will be held January 29, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the St. James Lutheran Church in Llano, Texas.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 21, 2015
A Photoshop Elements class may be offered at the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library. If enough people register, Carol Tucker will teach the class in March. The class is free. Please call 325-347-5446 to register.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 21, 2015
Carol Tucker will be teaching Computer Basics II in February at the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library. The class is free and will be held in two sessions: Tuesday, February 3, and Tuesday, February 10, at 6:00 P.M. Please call 325-347-5446 to register; class size is limited.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 21, 2015 • Photos
BOERNE, TX – January 15, 2015. Canadian Brass Co-Founder and Tuba Master, Dr. CC (“Chuck”) Daellenbach was recently appointed to the Order of Canada, the Country’s Highest Civilian Honour. On December 26, 2014, the Governor General of Canada announced this appointment as recognition of Chuck’s lifelong works as Canadian Brass’s co-founder, and his critical role as a performer, mentor and entrepreneur. In 1970, building on his intense love of brass chamber music, Chuck initiated an ...
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 21, 2015 • Photos
On Jan. 15, HCM distributed 10 handheld lactic acid measuring devices to emergency medical services (EMS) crews from the surrounding counties. HCM Laboratory Director Eric Jepson distributed the machines, which were funded by gifts from the community, at a training event with the manufacturer and HCM staff. Eleven paramedics, captains and directors attended the training with staff from HCM’s emergency, laboratory and pharmacy departments.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 21, 2015
Marie Atkinson Cole Garner was born on August 1, 1920, in Pushmataha, Oklahoma. She passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2015, in Austin, Texas. Marie graduated from Sterling High School in Sterling City in 1938. She married rancher J.S. Cole Jr. in 1938 and lived on the Cole ranch until Mr.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 21, 2015
Delores Rankin, of Harper, passed away on Saturday, January 17, at the age of 72. Survivors include her uncle J. W. “Jay” Taylor and wife Charlene, of Harper, long-time companion Jimmy Fralicks of Harper and cousins Sheba K. Kothmann and Billy K. Johnson both of Mason and Tim Taylor and Richard Taylor both of Kerrville, Tommy and Lewis Taylor both of Harper.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 21, 2015
February 3 will be a hot time for great basketball and tasty pancakes at the games in Mason. Be sure to hold onto your appetite until you get to the game where the Mason Lions Club will be sponsoring their annual pancake supper to raise funds for all the worthy Lions' projects.