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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.
, Editor
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 3, 2014
I'm a bit of a sap when it comes to Christmas music. I do wait until after Thanksgiving; but, I quickly start playing Christmas music as soon as the turkey dinner is finished. There's so much to choose from. You can start with "Silent Night," written for guitar so that a church whose organ had broken could still have a Christmas Eve musical service.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 3, 2014
Dear Ger, I just want to put in one more mention of The Community Choir presentation of “When Earth Received Her King” which will be presented next Sunday, December 7th , 6:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church. The members of this choir have been rehearsing every Monday since October 13th.
, Editor
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 26, 2014
The Seaquist family, after many decades of ownership and stewardship of their beautiful home, have decided to sell their house. The Seaquist Foundation has been formed, made an offer on the home, and plans on developing a restoration plan for the structure. Mason people are accustomed to pulling themselves up by their own bootstraps.
, Editor
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • Posted November 19, 2014
On October 27, a young man by the name of Brian Wright sent me some photos and a short article about a remarkable situation. He explained how J. R. Nicholson's dog, Buddy, had ridden on the back step of an ambulance during a call to bring his owner to medical assistance. I check on the validity of the story, verified that it had actually occurred, and included it in our October 29 edition as "Buddy the Wonder Dog."
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 12, 2014
I have put off writing this article for two weeks. Not because I am too busy, or because I am ungrateful, but because I fear that the words I write will not express the gratitude I have for our community of Mason. As a girl dreaming of her future I would have never imagined that I would have a child with a disability, let alone a life threatening one.
, Editor
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 12, 2014
Last Monday night, I had the privilege of acting as the guest speaker for the Friends of the Library annual meeting. They were a warm and engaging group, and I am honored to have had the opportunity to talk to them about something that means a great deal to me. The topic of the presentation was "The Future of the Newspaper."
, Editor
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 5, 2014
For the last several months, a crew of workers and volunteers have been working to preserve Gooch Cemetery. They've brought some shine and glory to a place of reverence and importance, and made sure it will be here for the next generation. In Mason, preservation of our heritage is part of our personality.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 5, 2014
On October 16th, I drove from Junction to Mason to visit my friends, Homer & Elvira Sanchez, at their ranch. Upon arriving I noticed that Homer wasn’t feeling too good; as he had injured himself working on a fence. We visited and he told me that he probably should not go to the Jr.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 30, 2014
Mr. Mayor, I sincerely hope that you reconsider your push to purchase the new style trash truck and switch to the large containers. You stated in your column that the city could save money on insurance but I don’t see how since you are still going to have two people on the trash truck anyway.
, Editor
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 30, 2014
I can't help myself! I have a personality disorder that, for lack of better terminology, I'll call Cliff Clavin Syndrome. Like the postman from Cheers, I store away bits of useless information, then regurgitate it when conversation turns that direction. I don't do it intentionally, I just find stories, facts and anecdotes spilling out of my mouth before I even realize I've begun speaking. When Kelly and Misty moved up here from McAllen, we would drive around different parts of the county.
, Editor
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 23, 2014
With every week's paper, we put our stories, photos and columns out into the public sector. Once they are on paper, anyone and everyone can pick it all apart, letting me know what we got wrong, what we missed saying, and what we missed entirely. Any job that involves the public has the same exposure.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Posted October 23, 2014
Dear Friends, The insert included in your last issue indicates that the subject organization has an A+ rating with the B.B.B. You might want to check that out. I did so today and found that: 1. They are accredited but not rated. 2. Of the the comments BBB received concerning the company, 73% are negative. Our local church’s experience with them has also been less than constructive.