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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.
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.