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Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • Posted December 11, 2014 • Photos
The "Not So Serious Book Club" enjoyed their Thanksgiving/Christmas gathering at the home of George and K. K. Brannies. Not only are the ladies not entirely "serious", they are also just a step away from anonymous, as they prefer to be identified as a fun group, not as individual members!
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • Posted December 11, 2014 • Photos
The Parish Hall at St. Joseph’s Hall was the scene of the action for the local art community last Friday and Saturday. Many members of the Fine Arts Association of the Hill Country brought their paintings, photographs and crafts for review and sale at their annual show. The show was well attended and enjoyed by all.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • Posted December 11, 2014 • Photos
Children from Mason Elementary recently toured businesses around the courthouse square to learn more about the jobs people do and where they work.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • Posted December 11, 2014 • Photos
Once again the citizens of Mason have stepped up to show their support of the work done by Second Chance - Mason Animal Rescue to find excellent, loving homes for the abandoned dogs and cats in our City and County. On behalf of Second Chance we would like to express our deep and sincere gratitude to our gracious hostess Kay Hudler who opened her heart and beautiful home last Thursday, December 4th to all the guests who attended in support of the work of the non-profit organization.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • Posted December 10, 2014
Operation Orphans, Inc. hosted 63 boys during the third hunt of the 2014 Take a Child Hunting program. The 63 boys came from 11 children homes and foster homes. The boys harvested 66 animals which included 40 whitetail does, 14 spikes, 8 bucks, 1 feral hog, 1 aoudad and 1 turkey.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • Posted December 10, 2014
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been compared to my father: blue eyes, stocky build, square, German head. As much as I love my appearance being compared to that of a 54-year-old man, I’ve always longed for the day the “you look so much like your dad!”s would cease.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • Posted December 10, 2014
The Patriot Warrior hunt is fast approaching, with a little over five weeks to go for us to get ready. Sounds like a lot of time, but it will fly by. The logistics for coordinating with cooks, hosts, the City Office, food suppliers, hunters from Houston, San Antonio, Mason, Fort Hood, and Fort Sill will ensure the five weeks will seem like five days.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • Posted December 10, 2014
We invite you to support “Operation Christmas Greeting”; Mason County’s annual fundraiser for the EMS Association. For new participants, it works like this: A donation is made to the “Greeting” fund and your name is listed on a full page Greeting Card that appears in this paper’s Christmas edition on December 24th.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 4, 2014 • Photos
Author Karen Watson addressed the Mason County Republican Women on Wednesday, November 19th at their bi-monthly meeting.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 4, 2014 • Photos
The Heinrich Conrad Pluenneke Reunion was recently held at the new fellowship hall at the Hilda United Methodist Church. Approximately 35 family members attended, coming from as far away as Wichita, KS, Sedona, AZ, and San Diego, CA. As usual, there was enough food for an army and everyone enjoyed the time visiting and catching up on family news!
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 4, 2014 • Photos
Mike Innis took his grandson, Justin Sullivan, and his son-in-law, Paul, out for a hunt Friday morning, with no real expectations of even seeing any deer! Right at 7:00 a.m., this healthy young doe showed up and Justin knocked her down with one shot!
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 4, 2014 • Photos
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 4, 2014 • Photos
Tony Plutino (Llano River Region Adventures) hosted his last large group of the year this past weekend with Professor Andre Droxler and his Rice University undergraduate students who are taking his Earth Science course. These students are pursuing a variety of mostly non-Earth Science majors and are taking Professor Droxler’s course as an elective.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 4, 2014 • Photos
The Llano Pioneers Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas participated in the Genealogy Fair and Research Workshop that was held Saturday 22nd at the Kingsland Library. The event was sponsored by the Llano Uplift Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and there were both men’s and women’s Texas patriotic organizations represented who spoke about their individual organization and Chapter.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 • Posted December 4, 2014 • Photos
John Preston Parrish was the winner of the Alpha Beta Psi coloring contest, and as a result, was chosen to flip the switch on Saturday night to turn on the lights around the square as part of Light Up Our Town.