Mason County News
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014 • Photos
Anna M. Gillespie, a native South Texan, is the Artist of the Month at the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial library. She was born and raised in Poteet, Texas, located in Atascosa County. Poteet, a farming and ranching community, is known for its annual Strawberry Festival. She is a proud descendant of pioneer families of this area.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014 • Photos
September 9, 2014 marked the beginning of a great new schedule of upcoming events for the Fine Arts Association of the Hill Country (FAAHC). In a meeting chaired by president, Rosemary Davis, a full and exciting list of arts demonstrations, lectures and local shows highlighted the schedule. Rosemary encouraged members to exhibit their art at the upcoming Old Yeller Days celebration to be held on September 27, 2014, at the courthouse square.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014 • Photos
Mason Bank hosted their annual scramble last Saturday. Here are the results.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014 • Photos
St. Paul Lutheran Church youth and adults participated recently in the “God’s Work. Our Hands.” Day of Service, a special day for ELCA Lutheran congregations across the United States to gather to serve communities in ways that share the love of God with all of God’s people. The volunteers enjoyed a wonderful afternoon helping to beautify a Mason County Habitat for Humanity home for a deserving family.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 17, 2014
The Board of Directors of Operation Orphans, Inc. has selected four dates for doe hunts during the forthcoming whitetail season. They are the following Saturdays: October 25, November 15, December 6 and January 10. The October date will be an all girls’ hunt, while the remaining dates will be all boys’ hunts. This is the 55th year of the “Take a Child Hunting” program.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 17, 2014
NOTE: On the weekend of October 11-12, 2014, the new Mass Time Schedule will take effect; and, following the weekend, the daily Mass Schedule will be effective. Saturday- 4:00 p.m. Sunday - 10:30 a.m. Friday - 5:30 p.m.* First Friday Reconciliation/Confession will be taken up from 4:45 to 5:20 p.m. Reconciliation/Confession will be at 3:15 to 3:45 p.m.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 17, 2014
Do you like to play chess? Wish you had new opponents? The Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library is trying to organize a chess club that would meet here. If you’re interested, please call the Library at 325-347-5446.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 17, 2014 • Photos
The Texas Historic Tree Coalition is kicking off its Texas County Historic Tree Initiative and they need your help. Their goal is to find, recognize, and celebrate a historic tree in each of Texas’ 254 counties. To reach their goal, they are asking every County Historical Commission to join them in this project by nominating as many as three trees for consideration.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 11, 2014 • Photos
The recent annual meeting of the Mason County Historical Society had Jean Brown visiting with speaker, Larry Cissna, of Sweeney, and Carolyn Loeffler showing an artifact found near her home on Centennial/Gamel Creek, and Barabara Pluenneke also visited with the group. Cissna is with the "Dig Gusy" who search old forts and Civil War sites.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 11, 2014 • Photos
Barry Deans (center) of the Voca Volunteer Fire Department accepts a $1000 check from Charles Loeffler (director of Hill Country Telecommunications) while Angelina Deans watches. Hill Country is donating these checks to all of the volunteer fire departments in their service area in support of the wonderful job they do for their communities.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 11, 2014
Scott Zesch will be our guest speaker at the September 19th meeting of the Hilda Community Club. His topic will be “The Seaquist House: Past, Present & Future”. The Seaquist House Foundation, Inc. has recently been established and is hoping to inform the community of its plans for the house.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 10, 2014 • Photos
JASMINE – 1 ½ Year Old Female Tabby If you are looking for a companion kitty look no further! Jasmine is an absolute doll, and enjoys the company of all. She is litter box trained, spayed, current on her vaccinations and she tested negative for feline leukemia / HIV. She is a beautiful brown tabby with striking amber colored eyes.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 10, 2014
We give them. We accept them. Most of us expect them. As people. So, I started thinking about this term and just how well it fits the name of this animal rescue group. I would venture to guess that the vast majority of the people, with pets, have said this at one time “I would take Duke over most people I know any day of the week”.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 • Posted September 4, 2014 • Photos
Mason Hatfield won a $25 Walmart card for Read to Swim.
, Ag Extension Agent
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 • Posted September 3, 2014
For years now, we have been trying to get Mason 4-H’s shooting sports program going. The first step in this process is to have leaders/coaches trained through a 4-H Shooting Sports training. In order to do that, an interested person must first sign up as a 4-H leader and pass a background check.