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Wednesday, February 10, 2016 • Posted February 10, 2016
Today is Mardi Gras. That is French for Fat Tuesday, the beginning of the Lenten season. Tomorrow will be all about sacrifice, solemnity and observation of ritual. For today, we celebrate, and we will do so again in 40 days. Wednesday will be Ash Wednesday, marked by services around the area.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 • Posted February 10, 2016 • Photos
Michael Murphy has loaned for display at the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library his basket collection. These baskets have been collected from different places over the last 30 years. Most are from South Africa and represent the craft of basket making as a utilitarian as well as artistic enterprise.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 • Posted February 10, 2016
Wednesday, February 10 at 6:30, THE ODEON THEATER will be offering a free film about mature love as part of the ongoing community enrichment series of free documentary films. There is no charge for the film. The film THE AGE OF LOVE, shows us that love is a vital energy needed by all humans and the search for love knows know age.
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Wednesday, February 10, 2016 • Posted February 10, 2016
By , On Thursday, Feb. 11th, The American Legion Fort Mason Post 285 will have its regular meeting at 6:30pm, at The American Legion Post Hall, 237 Post Hill [behind the Jail]. All members plus friends, family, and other interested parties are encouraged to attend. For more information on The American Legion, call Holly Gilmore, 429-6368, or Lawrence Spell, 429-6224.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 • Posted February 10, 2016 • Photos
Juan Rojas Vasquez, of Mason, passed away on Tuesday, February 2, at the age of 81. Mr. Vasquez is survived by his wife Maria Elena Vasquez, of Mason, 4 daughters Dora Vasquez and husband Marco Berreles of Mason, Victoria Duarte and husband Ray Duarte Sr. of Mason, Maria Martinez and husband David Martinez of Mason, Gloria Gomez and husband Jose Gomez of Rochelle along with 2 sisters Petra Morales of Iraan and Fidencia Barrientos of Nova, Coah., Mexico, 14 grandchildren and spouses: Maria, Ch ...
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 • Posted February 10, 2016 • Photos
The Quilting Class has begun at the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library! The class is full with twelve participants. Carolyn Thomas(middle, back row) is the instructor, and she brought some beautifully crafted quilts that she has created. The class will be making an Underground Railroad Sampler quilt that tells the story of the railroad—each block represents something specific about the history.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 • Posted February 10, 2016 • Photos
The UIL Academic team had a successful contest at the Sonora Invitational UIL Meet on February 5th. Though the meet featured some high quality 3A schools, Mason students were very competitive, with several earning medals in the competition. In Extemporaneous Persuasive Speaking, senior James Durst won 1st Place. Three Mason students placed in Extemporaneous Informative Speaking.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 • Posted February 10, 2016 • Photos
Last May, the Artisan Quartet delighted the listening ears of many with a classical music presentation at the Odeon Theater. Building on that classical music success, the Odeon Preservation Association is pleased to announce the first annual Mason County Chamber Music Festival being held April 1-3, 2016. The Artisan Quartet will be the festival’s Artists-in-Residence.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 • Posted February 10, 2016 • Photos
Mason advanced two teams to compete at State at the District Cross-Examination Debate in Harper on February 8th. In all, Mason teams earned the top four spots at the meet. Monaco Schmidt and Luke Gillespie repeated last year’s district championship by winning Monday’s meet with a perfect record. Schmidt and Gillespie, both seniors, advanced all the way to the Octofinals at the State Meet last year and hope to top that mark when they compete in March. James Durst and Jackson Chapman placed ...
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 • Posted February 10, 2016
The new guidelines allowing open carry of firearms went into effect in Texas at the beginning of the year. However, businesses and governmental bodies around the state have wrestled with the details of if, and how, to handle open carry within the areas they control. Mason County and the City of Mason have also had to deal with the new guidelines. The Mason County Commissioners Court initially determined that they would be able to ban concealed or open carry in the Commissioners Courtroom, the ...
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 • Posted February 10, 2016 • Photos
This month our local Mason County Farm Bureau is going promote “Texas Food Connection Month”. “Texas Food Connection” month is mainly about connecting food with agriculture and connecting with our communities and promoting agriculture—is part of our culture and a big part of the Texas Farm Bureau. We will we be working with local businesses and media to promote “Texas Food Connection Month”.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 • Posted February 6, 2016
These really are “classics.” They remind me of the rolls that we had almost every Sunday and certainly every Thanksgiving. They’re soft, light, a tiny bit sweet, and I could eat about 20 of them in one sitting. Slather on some butter and/or honey when they’re fresh out of the oven and help yourself to as many of them as you can eat.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 • Posted February 6, 2016
As often as possible, I avoid flying on commercial airplanes. This is not because I have a fear of flying. It’s also not because I have a fear of crashing, which is what most people mean when they say they’re afraid of flying. No one is actually afraid of flying.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 • Posted February 6, 2016
1-1-16 @0304-Grass reported in Erna. Land owner reported a tree stump was burned on purpose, not a grass fire. 1-1-16 @0401-Deputy Wall detained a male subject on the North side of the square pending verification of vehicle ownership. 1-1-16 @-EMS- male fell at his house and wanted a Dr to come outside.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 • Posted February 6, 2016 • Photos
The Mason Lions Club met Tuesday, January 26th for it’s weekly luncheon meeting. There were 34 members and no visitors in attendance. “Boss” Lion Joel Kuykendall read the upcoming program schedule. Lion Pat Reardon mentioned that Lion Harold Hoerster will have surgery next week. Lion Mark Hurta was responsible for the program and spoke about his recent stint as a photographer aboard the new cruise ship Norwegian Escape.