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Wednesday, September 2, 2015 • Posted September 2, 2015
The Old Yeller Days celebration to be held Saturday, September 26th, from 9:30-1:30 on the Mason County Courthouse lawn will bring to life the frontier times of Mason County and its literary heritage of Mason author Fred Gipson. Sponsored by the Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library, the event will be filled with activities emphasizing the 1870’s time period in which Old Yeller was set. Cavalry re-enactors, storytellers, frontier household demonstrations, and old time games, such as ...
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 • Posted September 2, 2015
When: September 24th 7:00 PM Where: Sandstone Winery Join Second Chance – Mason Animal Rescue September 24th at 7:00 p.m. at Sandstone Winery and unite with pet lovers around the globe for a pet candle lighting ceremony. Candles will be lit across the world honoring the millions of pets who lose their lives without the benefit of a loving home and shine a light on the millions of pets who are awaiting adoption.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 • Posted September 2, 2015 • Photos
Story Time has resumed! Mitzi Lehne and Dutch are reading to preschoolers at the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library. Story Time is held every Wednesday at 10:30 A.M. and offers a great way to entertain your youngster while developing language skills. We hope to see you soon!
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 • Posted September 2, 2015 • Photos
The Library Book Club will be reading All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr for its September selection. The book is available at the library in print and eBook formats. The club will meet at 5:00 P.M. in the Stribling Room of the library on Tuesday, September 29 to discuss the book.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 • Posted September 2, 2015
The Library 42 Domino group will be meeting on Wednesday, September 9th at 2:00 p.m. in the afternoon. Come one, come all. Everyone is welcome. Bring a friend.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 • Posted September 2, 2015 • Photos
Come hear Mason's own musical treasure, Daryl Watson, this Saturday, September 5th at 7:30 p.m., at Sandstone Cellars Winery. Daryl Watson is a Mason songwriter and a great musician who has been in the music world for 39 years, playing with musical greats like Stephen Fromholtz (songwriter for Willie Nelson); Bobbie Bridges (who wrote The Ballad of the West); West Studit & Joe Sears (of Grater Tuna fame) and many more. He has shared his talent with Mason folks for over 25 years in benefits fo ...
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 • Posted September 2, 2015 • Photos
The Hill Country Astronomers (HCA) will meet at 6:30 PM, Monday, September 7, at the Hill Country University Center, 2818 East US Hwy 290 in Fredericksburg. Kim Arvidsson, Ph.D., will talk about stellar evolution – the lives of stars from their enshrouded births to their spectacular deaths. Dr. Arvidsson has been an Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Schreiner University in Kerrville since 2013.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 • Posted September 2, 2015
Cherokee Home for Children is having its annual benefit auction on Saturday, September 26th, with bidding beginning at 9:00 a.m. Cherokee Home is located 2 miles north of Cherokee Texas on Hwy 16. Donated items for sale include furniture, antiques, collectibles, appliances, automobiles, tools, saddles, and much more. All proceeds of the sale go to the care of the children at Cherokee Home.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 • Posted September 2, 2015 • Photos
The Heart of Texas Historians & Storytellers will be hosting their third annual event on Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Heart of Texas Event Center in Brady, Texas. This year’s speaker is Mason native, Scott Zesch. An accomplished musician and author, Zesch will focus his presentation on his book THE CAPTURED: A TRUE STORY OF ABDUCTION BY INDIANS ON THE TEXAS FRONTIER (St.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 • Posted September 2, 2015 • Photos
Sept 26, 2015 9:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m., Mason Texas on the Court House Lawn. On September 26, in Mason, many Church groups and Nonprofit organizations are coming together to raise money and play games. For example: The London Methodist Church is selling raffle tickets for $1.00 each for a handcrafted sterling silver pendant that Nan Loeffler made and donated to raise money for their building fund.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 • Posted September 2, 2015 • Photos
This Monday, Mason I.S.D’s viticulture class made their first trip to a vineyard for an experience in the field. The 19 high school students were brought to Robert Clay Vineyard, owned by local viticulturist Dan McLaughlin, where they were shown the 12-acre site and given their first experience of a small but important aspect of viticulture. Each student was given clippers and a Ziploc bag and instructed to take a small sample of grapes from two rows of the vineyard’s Touriga Nacional bloc ...
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 • Posted September 2, 2015 • Photos
A fire that burned through northeast Mason County last week ended up consuming 9000+ acres before finally being brought under control early Sunday morning. The fire began with a woodpecker and a transformer near Eaton Cemetery Road. The Mason Volunteer Fire Department soon was joined by fire crews from all the neighboring communities and counties, as well as the Mason County Road Department and the Texas Forest Service. Containment on the south end of the fire was centered around Eaton Cemete ...
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 • Posted September 2, 2015 • Photos
Filling Puncher Paks at the Senior Center on Thursday were (left to right) Oleta Kuhlmann, Jerry Wright, Mario Arteaga, Dena Davis, Barry Kilgore and others. Puncher Paks are part of the Mason ISD program to provide food for children who may not have access to meals over the weekend.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 • Posted September 2, 2015 • Photos
The staff of Mason Clinic held a reception last Thursday with a dual purpose. They were saying goodbye to long-serving physician Dr. David Hoerster, and welcoming their new physician, Dr. Monte Horn. The arrival of Dr. Horn marks the first time in years that the Mason Clinic has had a physician on staff who was also a resident of Mason.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 • Posted September 2, 2015 • Photos
The first regular game of the 2015 season saw the Mason Punchers welcome the Ozona Lions to the Puncherdome last Friday night. The Ozona team has been going through a rebuilding process; and, on Friday night, they still weren't able to pull together enough resistance to stop the Punchers. The Mason team has a lot of new personnel in key positions; and, a large contingent of senior players.