Mason County News
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Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 5, 2014 • Photos
The 2014-2015 Royal Court of Mason High School was named during the annual ceremony held Saturday night. The Mason Band Boosters sponsor the Coronation as their annual fundraiser.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 5, 2014 • Photos
COLEMAN - One local 4-H member from Mason County was among 22 youth honored during the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service's District 7 4-H Gold Star Banquet. The annual event was held Oct. 27 in the Bill Franklin Center in Coleman. The honoree was Jayde Lopez-Witt granddaughter of Connie and Tim Witt of Mason County. “The Gold Star Award is the highest honor given by AgriLife Extension on the county level,” said Garry Branham, AgriLife Extension 4-H specialist at San Angelo.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 31, 2014 • Photos
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 31, 2014 • Photos
The PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) for Mason Elementary and Junior High have put together their leadership team for 2014-2015.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 31, 2014 • Photos
Josh Foster encountered this giant desert tortoise out on Long Mountain Road and had to move him in order to get him out of the roadway. He moved him down to Fort Mason City Park, where the large reptile caused quite a stir when golfers saw him moving from the pond up to the football field.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 30, 2014
Just received conformation from National Headquarters that Lawrence Spell, Post Commander, and Carl Tapp, Post Quartermaster, have been named National-Aide-de-camps to Commander in chief John Stroud. They were recommended for this position by State commander Joe Hayes. This is another honor for our post for the great year we had last year.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 30, 2014 • Photos
Sunday, October 26, was World Priesthood Sunday, a day to honor and show appreciation to Catholic priests. Younger Religious Education students colored pictures and older ones wrote notes to their pastor, Father Melvin Dornak. The presentation was made following Mass and he was very surprised. He also received a bag of treats and some star shaped balloons.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 30, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Garden Club met at the Mason County Library, on October 21st with 18 members present. An interesting program on “The Art of Spinning and Weaving” was presented by Brenda Pape, a Mason Weaver. She uses mohair and talked about the preparation of the mohair, such as cleaning, dying, and cording, before spinning it.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 30, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Study Club held its monthly meeting on October 22 in the Stribling Room of the Mason County Library. The hostesses for the meeting were Lynn Hedges, chairman, Joyce Mutschink, Sue Kaan and Johnny Heidelberg. Jan McCann, RN, MSHA, presented a most informative Power-Point program titled “The Concept of Dementia and Spirituality”.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 30, 2014 • Photos
Dayna Fowler Haines is the Artist of the Month at the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library. Dayna is an aspiring Texas artist with a highly creative and imaginative slant on life and art. She was born in Irumagawa, Japan, spent her childhood in South Texas and her adolescence in the D.C.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 30, 2014 • Photos
Mason 4-Hers participated in a food drive on October 18, collecting food for both the Food Bank and the Thanksgiving meal project sponsored by the First United Methodist Church. Thank you to everyone who shared with those in need and helped us learn about “making the best better” through community service.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 30, 2014 • Photos
The Mason 4-H club got together to enroll for the new 4-H year out at the beautiful Honey Creek Ranch. If you haven’t enrolled yet for the new year, we have to sign you up before Oct. 30 or you’ll have to pay an increased fee! Only 4-Hers 3rd grade and up have to pay, Kinder through 2nd graders are free.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 30, 2014
County/District Clerk Pam Beam has reminded the News that early voting continues through 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 31st. Those who requested ballots by mail are reminded that those ballots MUST be received in the County Clerk's office on Tuesday, November 4th in order to be counted. The election is on Tuesday, November 4th from 7:00 a.m.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 30, 2014 • Photos
Rev. Thomas Broad (standing in the doorway), a Methodist pastor who was also a stone carver and builder, started constructing the Seaquist House in 1887. As this photo shows, he built it in phases, completing the north wing first. Originally, it had only two stories. Would you like to be a part of helping to save the Seaquist House?
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Posted October 30, 2014 • Photos
1 - 1 /2 year old Female Shepherd Mix LUCKY is definitely one lucky girl!  LUCKY was found about 3 weeks ago out in the middle of highway 71 between Voca and Fredonia.  She has been in a foster home since then and is doing very well.  Lucky is putting on weight and learning basic obedience.