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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.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • Posted December 10, 2014
The Mason National Honor Society (NHS) chapter, in association with United Blood Services, will be holding its annual Mason High School Blood Drive Tueday, December 16th. Donors may visit the Bloodmobile, located by the high school tennis courts, at any time between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM. This year, in addition to a free t-shirt which all donors will receive, those 18 years and older will be entered for a chance to win a trip for two to the Super Bowl.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • Posted December 10, 2014
The Patriot Warrior hunt is fast approaching, with a little over five weeks to go for us to get ready. Sounds like a lot of time, but it will fly by. The logistics for coordinating with cooks, hosts, the City Office, food suppliers, hunters from Houston, San Antonio, Mason, Fort Hood, and Fort Sill will ensure the five weeks will seem like five days.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • Posted December 10, 2014 • Photos
Kenneth Paul Mueller, age 70, of Brady, Texas, passed away Tuesday, December 2, 2014, in San Angelo, Texas. He was born November 19, 1944 in Fredericksburg, Texas, to Arno Mueller Sr. and Bertha (Stanke) Mueller. He was a Lineman for Sharyland Utilities for over 39 years. He has lived in Brady since 1975, moving there from Mason. Funeral services for Kenneth Paul Mueller were held at 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • Posted December 10, 2014
Once again we are in the middle of the holidays. For many, this means it’s time for festive partying with friends and family, sharing gifts and laughter -- and getting depressed. That’s right. For many people, the holidays bring on feelings of sadness and anxiety that can be hard to shake.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • Posted December 10, 2014
Please make plans to attend the Mason County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Mixer on Wednesday, December 10th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Mason County Chamber of Commerce. This is a great opportunity to celebrate the Holidays with members and friends. Refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing you all!
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • Posted December 10, 2014
Mason High School Band had four students compete at the Region 7 Tryouts this last Saturday in Tolar. It was a long day after a great, late football game, but Corinne Perlichek, Marina Ramon, Julie Mae Drazan, and Raegan Palacio made the trip. Corinne ended up making the All Region Concert band and will get to perform in the region band concert in January in Stephenville.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • Posted December 10, 2014 • Photos
Take a step back in time by coming to the Museum on the Square during the month of December. There are several exhibits of special Christmas items on loan by Mason families. The front two windows each have a Christmas tree with items loaned by Bobbye Frazier and the Bierschwale-Larrimore Family. Last Friday, December 5th, Bruce Petty and his nephew, Wade Petty, shown in the accompanying photograph, were in town for the weekend, heading to the deer lease.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • Posted December 10, 2014
We invite you to support “Operation Christmas Greeting”; Mason County’s annual fundraiser for the EMS Association. For new participants, it works like this: A donation is made to the “Greeting” fund and your name is listed on a full page Greeting Card that appears in this paper’s Christmas edition on December 24th.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • Posted December 10, 2014 • Photos
It was amusing on Saturday to read the stories about last Friday's game between Mason and Refugio. They all expressed surprise at Mason's victory, and indicated that Refugio felt like every penalty went against them, every break went for Mason. All I can surmise is that the people writing those articles did not see the same quarterfinal game between the Bobcats and the Punchers that I did. In the game I saw, the Punchers had nine penalties for a total of 81 yards, while Refugio had five penalt ...
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 4, 2014
Since last February or March, when I wrote about the black rhino hunt auctioned off by Dallas Safari Club, I’ve been inundated with angry complaints written on recycled paper in biodegradable ink. Well, maybe not inundated. But I have received lots of complaints. Well, maybe not a lot, but some.