Mason County News
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Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 6, 2014 • Photos
The Scarlett Punchers, Mason’s intrepid, highly sociable “women of a certain age,” celebrated still being above ground this past October, and remembering where we were with a Halloween pot luck luncheon at the home of Joan Lindley. It was a wonderful drive through the countryside, and perfect weather for a gathering.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 6, 2014 • Photos
We are pleased to congratulate our students who worked hard to achieve a listing on the first quarter honor roll!
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 6, 2014 • Photos
Taken in May 1890, this is the only known photo of the Seaquist House as Rev. Thomas Broad originally completed it. The house had only two stories and a small entry porch at the time. Also, the bay window was much more modest than the alcove that later replaced it.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 6, 2014 • Photos
14-16 Week Old Female Kitten SWAY had a rough start to her little life. She entered Second Chance’s foster program with a broken pelvis. Our best guess is that she probably had been hit by a car. Sway was kept confined in a crate for a couple of weeks to limit her activity and allow her body time to heal.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 5, 2014
It’s easy to get caught up in the commercialism of the holidays, shopping for gifts and fueling anticipation of the new toys, clothes and other goodies that lie ahead. Bluebonnet CASA encourages Mason residents to delight in the season by also celebrating the joys of giving back. “Kids and adults alike deserve to experience the fun of ‘getting’ during the holidays, but giving can be just as fulfilling,” says Executive Director Lisa Goehmann.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 5, 2014
(Editor's Note: Mason High School English teacher, John Pierce, has graciously agreed to share the work of some his students. We will be presenting occasional essays from these students in upcoming editions.) By James Perlichek- My frozen, rain-soaked t-shirt pressed against my chest, sending cold shivers down my spine. It was summertime in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 5, 2014
Mason ShortStop and NuWay Grocery have contacted the News and indicated that they want to revive the tradition of a contest for residents who go to the trouble of decorating their homes for the Christmas holiday. The two stores, owned by Charlie and Linda Reichenau, have offered a $300 prize for first place, $200 for second place and $100 for third place.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 5, 2014
Capital Farm Credit is delighted to announce that it is the presenting sponsor of the Pioneers Youth Leadership high school business plan contest. The Capital Farm Credit Rural Youth Entrepreneurship Competition will allow high school students in rural Texas communities to gain hands-on experience as early stage entrepreneurs, learn basic business principles, and develop written and verbal communication skills in a business setting as they compete for $24,000 in scholarships and cash awards. T ...
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 5, 2014
The Comanche Creek Ladies’ Golf Association played their annual club championship on Monday, October 27, 2014. Congratulations to the winners: First Flight: Sheila Innis, Gross, Patsy Brandenberger, Net Second Flight: Bertha Templeton, Gross, Cynthia Bauer, Net Third Flight: Rita Ash, Gross, Kathy Bradley, Net Fourth Flight: Kay Evans, Gross, Gladys Kaderka, Net We had a great turn out this year and everyone had a great time.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 5, 2014
Operation Orphans, Inc. welcomed 30 girls and their chaperones to Camp Gene Ashby, October 24th. The girls were eager to participate in the “Take a Child Hunting” program. The girls and their guides would travel to area ranches to spend the day in the field hunting and observing wildlife. The young hunters came from Boys and Girls Country, Hockley; Texas Baptist Home, Round Rock; Presbyterian Children’s Home, Itasca; Christ’s Haven, Keller; Methodist Home, Waco; and Cherokee Home, Chero ...
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 5, 2014
Amid increasing opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed “Waters of the U.S.” rule, the agency has extended the public comment period to Friday, November 14. “The rule would expand federal jurisdiction well beyond what was authorized by Congress,” said Mason County Farm Bureau President Tim Dockal. Regulations previously used for rivers, lakes and large steams would be applied to flood plains, small creeks, ditches, farm ponds and drainage features in fiel ...
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 5, 2014 • Photos
Artists are generally known for the uniqueness of their vision within a culture that guides their purpose and subsequent venues for exhibition of their work. Exhibiting work to a visual artist is the same as performance to a musician. Both exhibition and performance transforms the “work” into art when shared with an audience. The Arnold Art Gallery continues its mission to share work by Texas artists with the Mason community with an exhibition of paintings by Lillian Tyler (1922-2004) duri ...
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 5, 2014
Mason County Commissioners Court approved the display of a Nativity Scene on the Courthouse lawn between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. We’re trying to get a complete full size set of 7 to 8 pieces which will cost approximately $4,000. This would be a yearly event for the entire community and we are looking for donations to get this set ordered by November 18th. To donate, a Nativity Scene account has been set up at FIRST STATE BANK, Mason Tx. For more information contact Bob Vacek 347-58 ...
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 5, 2014 • Photos
Nan Loeffler is both unique and extraordinary. Everyone who knows her says, “There’s nobody like Nan!” A retired art teacher, she has been a silversmith and artisan for more than 22 years. Four of her new award winning pieces will be on display at the Mason Artisan Gallery, during the month of November.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 5, 2014 • Photos
Over the course of the last few months, a dedicated group of volunteers have been cleaning up and restoring the beauty and elegance of Gooch Cemetery. The largest cemetery in the county also features some of the oldest and most historic gravesites in the area, and it provides a final resting place for the ancestors of almost all Mason County residents. B.