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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 9, 2014
Operation Orphans, Inc. needs additional ranches to host children November 15. Operation Orphans, Inc. hosts each year approximately 250 children who hunt on area ranches, harvesting excess deer and enjoying an outdoor experience they will remember all their lives. Children who participate are in child care facilities or foster homes. Area ranchers use this program as a means to harvest excess animals (does, feral hogs, management bucks) and touch the lives of youngsters who have had a diffi ...
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 8, 2014 • Photos
As my son can attest, I usually react angrily when someone sneaks up behind me and scares me. Therefore, during the Halloween season, (and when he’s home from college) I am extra vigilant, as scaring people seems to be the norm in October. However, we Scarlet Punchers, being older than dirt, have reached the point where nothing scares us (except maybe the possibility of gasoline going up in price again).
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 8, 2014
The arrests of several celebrated professional athletes who some may call heroes have made national news. With widespread criticism of the way the NFL has handled these initial cases of child and domestic abuse, more incidents are unfortunately surfacing. Until recently, these players have not only escaped accountability and sanctions on game day, but have also somehow retained their images as positive role models. It seems that the word “hero” is thrown around quite loosely these days.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 8, 2014 • Photos
Mason artist Kim Paxson set the stage for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle at her opening at the Arnold Gallery on the First Friday Artwalk. Hints and clues were embedded in her acrylic and watercolor paintings, in the finely woven textiles with intricate woolen patterns and lastly in her graphite “Vail of Dreams “ which showcased her artistic depth.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 2, 2014 • Photos
The Mason County Historical Society at Ole Yeller Day. They officially started a fund to raise money to replace the roof on Fort Mason.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 2, 2014 • Photos
Carol Kothmann, Dana Butler and Corrine Wright enjoyed a trip to Spain and Portugal with seven other friends. This was an adventure in cultural and sociological studies. The culinary experience far exceeded all expectations!
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 2, 2014 • Photos
Pictured is (JJ) Jody R. Ake II with his Archery medals for 2014. The medals are as follows: 1st. place Callahan county 4H junior 3d Compound Aided; 1st. place McCulloch county 4H junior 3d Compound Aided; 1st. place Cherokee Archery Club junior 3d Compound Aided; 1st. place Cherokee Archery Club Wounded Warrior Shoot junior 3d Compound Aided; 1st.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 2, 2014 • Photos
Riata held its first meeting of their new year in the Mason Bank community room with CJ Reardon and Laura Tallent as hostesses. A salad luncheon was provided by the first half of the membership. KK Brannies, Vice President handed out new year books . Riata is looking forward to another year of productive activity, always striving to help the needs of our community.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 2, 2014 • Photos
Linda Basham is a new volunteer at the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library. Linda works the front desk primarily, but she’s willing to do whatever’s to hand. She is a Registered Nurse, and she and her husband moved here about a year-and-a-half ago from Midland where she worked as an oncology nurse and then a Hospice nurse.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 2, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Study Club kicked off it’s new year with lunch and a meeting on September 24 at the Stribling Room of the Mason County Library. The hostesses for the meeting were Diane Evans, chairman, Judy Branch, Carol Holmes, Mary Carlman and Pam Scott. The special guest speakers were Scott Zesch and Jan Appleby who gave a presentation, including a most informative and entertaining slide show, on the Sequist House: Past, Present and Future.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 2, 2014 • Photos
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 2, 2014 • Photos
Last Saturday marked the 8th Annual Gem of the Hill Country 5/10k as one of the best ever. Great weather and good competition - who could ask for more? 53 year old Javier Escobar was the overall winner in the 5K race scorching the hilly course in 20:42. Right behind him was Sarah Pledger who broke the old women’s course record by more than two minutes with a time of 20:48.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 1, 2014 • Photos
SCOUT! Scout is a beautiful 1 – ½ year old Red Heeler Mix who is an absolute sweetheart. He was found out in the country, and was in very poor condition. The poor guy had not seen a decent meal in quite some time. A loving family took care of him until Second Chance could get him in to a foster home.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 1, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Art Walk is back for its fall season and will be in full swing at the Mason Artisan Gallery on Friday, October 3 and Saturday, October 4. Come for wine and snacks from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday and meet the local artists and artisans whose works are available for sale in this diverse collection.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 1, 2014
The Wesley Nurse at First United Methodist Church invites you to take part in a grief and loss support group open to all citizens in the Mason area. The focus of the support group is to offer a time of listening and caring while participants work through the loss of someone, or something dear to them.