Mason County News
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 26, 2014
Operation Orphans, Inc. will be hosting the third deer hunt for underprivileged kids Saturday, December 6. At present, an additional 12 kids wish to participate but Operation Orphans is short ranches and places to hunt. Whether you can host one child or more, Operation Orphans is asking your help to get these kids the opportunity to spend a day in the outdoors. We are grateful to those who came to our aid for the November hunt.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 26, 2014 • Photos
I’ve often wondered why so many people believe that in order to donate to a “foundation” that you have to donate hundreds or thousands of dollars. This is definitely NOT the case. Just think, if 100 Mason folks donated $10 to the Seaquist Foundation we’d have $1,000; 100 donations of $25 and we’d have $2,500!
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 26, 2014 • Photos
We are THANKFUL for our volunteers. Mason Community Thrift Store held a luncheon to honor our wonderful volunteers and staff. They are at the Store daily or weekly repairing and displaying items and creating a welcoming atmosphere. We also want to give special recognition to John Earl for his assistance this year.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 26, 2014
The Fredonia Community Association’s rummage and bake sale was a tremendous success in spite of the chilly weather. We had many wonderful cooks provide sweet and tasty homemade desserts. We would like to extend a special thank you to our talented cooks who worked so hard to make our sale special.
, President of MCHS
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 26, 2014 • Photos
The MCHS board of 13 members recognize and appreciate Charles Eckert on his work as president of MCHS for the past 4 years. He also served as Chairman of the Fort Mason Committee and initiated several Fort events, major repairs and had the Jerry Ponder book of Generals reprinted. At our MCHC annual Meeting in August Judy Schoenfeld was installed as President.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 26, 2014
It has been determined that the Christmas party this year will be on December the 11th at 7 p.m. Again this year, we will hold it with the American Legion. It will be held at the Post on Post Hill Street. Hope to see everyone there to enjoy themselves. It is asked that everyone bring a dish to add to the table. All questions about the VFW can be directed to Lawrence Spell at 325 429 6224.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 • Posted November 26, 2014 • Photos
Garrett Rice of Mason, Texas, MHS class of 2011, has donated $6,500.00 worth of weight lifting equipment to Head Coach Kade Burns and the Mason Independent School District Football Program. Rice, who was named Team Captain of the 2014 DePauw University football team and started as Outside Linebacker for three consecutive years for the Tigers said, “Mason is a proud football town and I have some great memories playing for the Punchers.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • Posted November 20, 2014 • Photos
Around Christmas time 1974, Bob Parvin came to Mason to write a feature article on the Seaquist House for the Texas Highways, and several local people posed for the photo shoot. This scene shows the ballroom on the third floor. Note the musicians’ balcony on the upper right. There are many ways you can help preserve this Mason treasure.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • Posted November 20, 2014 • Photos
The Texas Retired Teachers of the Tri County, containing Mason, Junction and Menard counties, presented the Head Start students with books for them to use to stimulate their reading skills.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • Posted November 20, 2014 • Photos
The annual meeting of the Mason County of Friends of the Library was held on November 10, 2014. During the short business meeting the membership approved unanimously the following slate of officers for 2015: Co-Presidents Pam Scott and Nanci Gibbons; Secretary – Jan Strickland; Membership Chairman – Nan Larrimore; Treasurer – Wendy Hastings.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • Posted November 20, 2014 • Photos
This feral hog that a friend of Robert Beaulieu's, Dave Swire, visiting them at Granite Oaks Ranch shot on November 1st, west of Mason. Dave wanted to shoot a hog to add to his bucket list. Since, fortunately, they had no hogs on the ranch, they set him up with the Wildlife Ranch Outfitters on the north edge of town.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • Posted November 20, 2014
The Mason Star Gazers will have their quarterly meeting on Tuesday, November 25, at 6:00 P.M. in the Stribling Room. Mark Ward of the Hill Country Astronomers in Fredericksburg will present “The Intricacies of the Milky Way.”
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • Posted November 20, 2014 • Photos
Some of the 4-Hers who participated in the Mason 4-H County Food Show pose with the dishes they made.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • Posted November 20, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Study Club held its annual fundraiser, Chili On The Square, on Friday, November 14. It was a cold but glorious day for chili! A HUGE Thank You to the community for supporting the library by making this one of the best chili fundraisers ever. Thanks also to our wonderful members for their donations of homemade chili and toppings, and to those who braved the cold to help out.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • Posted November 19, 2014
Operation Orphans, Inc. hosted 53 boys during the second hunt of the “Take a Child Hunting” program Friday and Saturday, November 14 and 15. The young hunters harvested 80 animals which included 50 whitetail does, 3 spikes, 19 management bucks, 1 aoudad, 3 axis and 4 feral hogs. Children and foster homes which brought boys were Texas Baptist Home, Waxahachie; Castro-Araujo Home, Elmendorf; Ramirez Home, Converse; Boys & Girls Country, Hockley; Gulf Coast Trades Center, New Waverly; Methodis ...