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Wednesday, July 2, 2014 • Posted July 2, 2014 • Photos
Debbie Armstrong’s incredible “Crazy Quilt” is now on display in the Stribling Room of the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library. Debbie is self-taught and handcrafted the quilt in 1999. This is her first quilt and took about a year to complete. Her process of creating each piece with hand embroidery to depict a certain relevance to her life has resulted in a unique piece of art.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 • Posted July 2, 2014 • Photos
Michael Hoffman is the eldest son of our local residents George and Judy Schoenfeld and Otto Hoffman from Waller, Tx and the half-brother of Cody Schoenfeld who graduated from Mason High School. Michael lived in Mason and worked at Eckert’s Dealership as a mechanic for a year. Michael was in the Army serving as a Military Police Officer when a car wreck tragedy killed his wife and left him at the age of 21 with a month old daughter.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 • Posted July 2, 2014
ger/july 2 free masons What is Freemasonry? Free Masonry is a men’s fraternity. It exists to take good men and help them to become better men. Masonry is believed to be the oldest surviving fraternal organization in the world. Freemasonry can be easily traced to sixteenth century Scotland. Masonry teaches the importance of helping the less fortunate.
, Fire Marshal
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 • Posted July 2, 2014
According to City of Mason Ordinance that has been in effect since 1950, firing or exploding fireworks within the City is prohibited. However, this is enforced, for the most part, only when a complain is received. Complaints can be called into the Mason Sheriff Dispatch at 325.347.5252. EXTREME CAUTION should be taken when using fireworks.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 • Posted July 2, 2014 • Photos
The Fine Arts Association of the Hill Country kicked off its upcoming year with a meeting of new officers on June 12. Held at the Artisans’ Gallery in Mason the tone of the group was upbeat and charged with new ideas for an adventurous season of shows and  art training opportunities for old and new members.
, The American Legion
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 • Posted July 2, 2014
When most Americans think of the 4th of July, they think of hot dogs, fireworks, patriotic songs and going to the lake or beach. Few of us, probably, take time to reflect on the sacrifics made over two centuries ago that have enabled us to live our widely-envied “American Way of Life”. The United States of America began as thirteen different English colonies established along the eastern seaboard during the 17th & early 18th centuries.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 25, 2014 • Photos
Pastor Wade Powell presented his painting of Estes Chapel at Asbury Seminary in Wilmore, KY, to seminary president, Dr. Timothy Tennent. The painting hangs in a prominent spot in the office of the president. Prints and greeting cards of the painting will be available through the alumni office and seminary events office.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 • Posted June 25, 2014 • Photos
The Community Thrift Store, on the Mason Square, receives regular donations of items to sell which helps the store continue to ‘give back’ to the community through grants awarded by the Mason Community Foundation. These donations range from everyday household goods and clothing to those of particular value. A recent donation was an unusual item of historic interest, a handmade Signature Quilt from 1941, signed by 30 members of the Fredonia Quilting Club.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 12, 2014
Even though school is dismissed for the summer, there are many people hard at work preparing for next school year. One of the most significant tasks will be to prepare to start construction on the new classroom wing. The projected date to begin construction is mid-September (weather permitting). Prior to that happening portable buildings must be relocated, utilities disconnected and reconnected, etc.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 12, 2014
(Editor's Note: Kelly Schmidt has served his country in World War II, and in the past two weeks, he watched his granddaughter, Havana, graduate from West Point Military Academy. It moved Mr. Schmidt to share the following memories.) In 1939, Hitler ordered his German armies to conquer Europe and take the island nation of England .
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 12, 2014 • Photos
With so many free exercise programs in Mason, it’s not difficult to find something for everyone. For those of you who want to pursue a fitness program this summer, we have just the challenge for you. It’s the Summer Meltdown Challenge. There are at least 13, YES, 13 FREE exercise programs offered in Mason.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 11, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library has named Al Dreyer as the Artist of the Month for June. Al is a native Texan, but former employment with the Department of Defense Air Force resulted in frequent assignments within the United States, Panama, and Germany. Always interested in art, he had myriad opportunities to visit museums, private galleries, and showrooms as well as informal “sidewalk” exhibitions.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 11, 2014 • Photos
The art work of Ashlyn Brandenberger will be exhibited at the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library for the next two weeks. As a senior art student, Ashlyn chose a theme for her art throughout the year. She stated, “Since I have been a big reader most of my life, I thought it would be only natural that my theme be illustrating my favorite stories.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 11, 2014 • Photos
Riata met at the beautiful home of KK and George Brannies for their end of the Club year party. Husbands were special invited guests. A catered meal was served by Boon Docks in Brady, deserts and appetizers were provided by Club members. A good time was had by all in a beautiful setting around the pool.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 11, 2014 • Photos
~ ~ ALOHA ~ ~ ..a bit of Island Attitude in Mason! The ladies at the Mason Community Thrift Store (l to r, Hortencia and Wendy) were seen recently on one of their celebrated Theme Days, where they model items fitting the days theme. As seen here, it was “Hello to Summer” as they arrange the swimsuit and summer wear racks that have come into high demand with the onset of summer time temperatures.