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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 22, 2014
Grace Christian School was pleased to share some time with CJ Burford last week. CJ spoke to our school during our morning devotional time and shared his amazing story. CJ is 9 years old and is actually a seasoned fund raiser for causes dear to him. At 6 years old, he heard a song and a Bible verse from Colossians 3:23 “ Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord” which inspired him to think of what he could do for the Lord.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 22, 2014 • Photos
The rivalry between the Mason Punchers and the Junction Eagles always guarantee that, no matter the record going in, there is going to be a great night of football. The 2014 matchup last Friday night in Junction was no exception. Fans on both sides of the field were chewing their fingernails during the first quarter of play, as both teams were fired up and playing tough football.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 22, 2014
Dr. Paul Derrick will be at the Mason Co. Library on Saturday, October 25, to present A Beginner’s Guide to Learning the Night Sky. The program is free to the public and is from 4:00-6:00 P.M. in the Stribling Room. Dr. Derrick will return at 8:00 P.M. at the track behind the library in the Heritage Park to give a “naked eye” Sky Tour, pointing out constellations, stars, and other heavenly objects.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 22, 2014 • Photos
Just a reminder about Hannah’s Hope for a CURE 5k Walk/Run. The event will be October 25, 2014, at Fort Mason Park. Registration in advance is $25 and $30 the day of the event. Along with the 5k there will be a Kid’s Race, a silent auction with amazing items, and a raffle.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 22, 2014 • Photos
Dr. William E. Moerner, with family roots into Mason County, received word on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, that he was one of three recipients of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, announced in Stockholm, Sweden. Moerner, known by his family as W. E., along with two other scientists were awarded the Nobel Prize for advancing the range of light microscopes into new realms, enabling researchers for the first time to see inside single protein molecules and bacteria in the human body.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 22, 2014 • Photos
Last Saturday the Mason Puncher Band attended the Region 7 UIL Marching competition in Early, TX. The band received a 1st division rating from the judges, the highest rating that they could achieve. “I was really proud of the kids, they have worked really hard this year and it paid off on Saturday,” said director Bobby Halamicek.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014 • Photos
Together with big sister Macy, “Tooter” & Jimma Robertson of Boerne are proud to announce the birth of John Preston Robertson III. Born on September 4, Preston weighed eight pounds, one ounce, and was 21.5 inches. Proud grandparents are Jim & Kitty Cone of Llano.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014 • Photos
Rainbow Prism, Pam Scott’s latest quilting creation, is on display in the Stribling Room of the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library. Pam commented, “This is another modern quilt that reflects my fascination with color. I saw the pattern online, and it just made me happy! I couldn’t wait to try it with some of my favorite jewel tone fabrics.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014 • Photos
Tim Osbourn gave an informational program at the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library on Oct. 9. Mr. Osbourn explains Medicare basics, supplemental plans, open enrollment, and changes in Medicare. He will be returning to the library in December for one more session before the open enrollment period ends.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014 • Photos
Mason Bank has given a donation to the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library for the Old Yeller Literary Association. The Association holds Old Yeller Day and will host a Winter Book Festival with authors, storytellers, and other events relating to the theme of the book chosen for the Community Read.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014 • Photos
Save the Date! December 4th, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m., a Cottage Christmas Fundraiser for Second Chance - Mason Animal Rescue. At the home of Kay Hudler, 537 Westmoreland, Mason. Donate $20.00 and become a PAW PAL for Second Chance! Door Prizes and some Surprises. Please join us!
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Square Museum is currently featuring a special display of firemen and firewomen equipment. The equipment is from the Mason Volunteer Fire Department and includes some old, well used items and some newer items. As an example of old, a red bandana is on display symbolizing the first breathing equipment for smoke.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014 • Photos
Members of Fort Mason Board meet monthly and discuss maintaining and repairing of the fort property. Recent improvements include stabilization of the walls with metal rods, and plastering and painting cracked areas. The Officers Quarters now needs clean up for a possible Open House for Christmas, roof replacement, plus painting of windows and frames.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
The recent article by the Mayor evoked memories of big cities and loud noises. San Antonio adopted the large container automated collection system and in my opinion created a visual nightmare when citizens were unable to “hide” the cans due to their huge size and ungainly handling qualities. The median age in Mason should in itself answer the question of whether continued present service or change to the automated behemoths would be best. Let’s keep some of the small city in Mason and e ...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
Most of the time, we take the words and actions by others in authority as being cast in stone and don’t call them down. All of you are familiar with the proposed building of the KEYSTONE pipeline system to carry crude from the oil sands of Canada to Cushing, Ok., where it is blended with higher gravity crudes and shipped to the Gulf Coast to refine.