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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 • Posted May 21, 2015 • Photos
Some of the Mason 4-H shooting sports project members were on hand to accept a check donated by Alpha Beta Psi service organization. Members in the photo include Marshall Marquart, Hugo Martinez, Colby Brown, Gracie Weber, Millie Marquart, Selah Farmer, Riggin Farmer, and Brooke Powell. For more information about 4-H Shooting Sports (open to members 3rd grade and older) contact the Extension office at 347-6459.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 • Posted May 21, 2015 • Photos
Mason County 4H Archery competed very well at the McCulloch County 4H Shoot May 2nd. In the Seniors Compound Aided, Daniel Gainer Jr. placed 1st, and Jimmie Airheart placed 3rd. In the Intermediate Compound Aided, J.J. Ake placed 1st, KO Tedder placed 2nd, and Jax Tedder tied for 3rd. In the Junior Compound Aided, Witt Tedder placed 1st.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 • Posted May 20, 2015 • Photos
My daughter, Kerri Appleby McLaughlin of Austin, (and sister of Larry Appleby of Mason) has been training for the Ironman Triathlon for over a year. She’d run two Half Ironman Triathlons (70.3 miles), but had never run a full one and this was her goal. She and I left Austin this past Thursday morning for The Woodlands, about 26 miles outside of Houston.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 • Posted May 20, 2015
Join Texas Songwriters in the Round at Sandstone Cellars Winery on May 21st from 7-10PM for a slice of Texas’ finest original music! The featured musician for May is Lorrie Newman Keating from San Angelo, Texas! Lorrie is an internationally recognized singer-songwriter who uses personal life experiences to carve out lyrics from the heart.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 • Posted May 20, 2015 • Photos
Peters Creek Creations is joining Mason merchants on the square at Panacea, beginning May 23rd from 1:00-5:00pm. Chris Hancock became interested in reinventing vintage pieces when her mother died. She received several pieces of costume jewelry that she redesigned and updated into contemporary pieces, discovering a passion for jewelry making. Chris moved to Mason in 2006, restoring the Carl Martin home.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 • Posted May 20, 2015 • Photos
On Sunday, May 17th, volunteers representing the Mason American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary plus a great nephew finished placing American flags on veteran grave sites in the new section of Gooch Cemetery. This is in conjunction with Memorial Day which this year falls on Monday, May 25th. By Memorial Day, more volunteers from the American Legion will “flag” veteran grave sites throughout Mason County.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 • Posted May 15, 2015 • Photos
Wendy Hudson called the News Office a few weeks ago and could not contain her excitement. After being in her current location for several years, she was finally getting the sign she had always wanted for her store installed. She wondered if there was any way we could take a photo for her own scrapbook, but we decided to share it with our readers as well.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 • Posted May 14, 2015 • Photos
The TEXAS JUNIOR HIGH RODEO ASSOCIATION consist of 10 regions across the state of Texas. Although the organization does not fall under the UIL umbrella, it does however follow the same requirements for eligibility in order to compete. Throughout the year there are twelve rodeos within the region where the Cowboys and cowgirls compete for year end championships and to qualify for STATE!
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 • Posted May 14, 2015 • Photos
The last weekend in April of 2015 saw a 7.8 earthquake which struck the country of Nepal. Climbers and guides on the slopes of Mount Everest lost their lives, and the capital city of Kathmandu suffered devastating loss of lives, infrastructure and property. Two weeks after that disaster, the death toll is over 7,000, and survivors are clinging to lives that are drastically changed. The international disaster relief organization Shelter Box was on the ground in hours providing their assistance ...
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 • Posted May 13, 2015
The Area Agency on Aging of the Concho Valley strives to provide information, assistance, and services to the older citizens of Mason County. AAA staff will be in your area to provide you with information about services and programs available to older individuals. Needing to apply for services? Income and Resource levels have changed!
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 • Posted May 13, 2015 • Photos
Bruce Williams here on behalf of the Artisan String Quartet. The four of us would like to thank the Odeon Preservation Association and the entire town of Mason for the wonderful reception we received at our sold out performance May 2 presented by the Association. We were in contact with Dennis Evans for several months prior to the concert and were delighted to present the very first (and hopefully not the last ) Classical music performance in the history of that organization.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 • Posted May 13, 2015
The regular meeting of the Mason Garden Club will be held on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at the Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library, Stribling Room. Please note the time change. The program will be “Wildflowers” by Mason Garden Club member Laura Hansen. With the wonderful display of wildflowers this year, this is a very timely program.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 • Posted May 13, 2015 • Photos
Since we began the repair and restoration of the Seaquist House, I’ve had many, many people tell me that their family lived there at a time when it was a boarding house, that they worked there, that they remember as kids playing in the basement or Miss Clara turning on the water in the shower so they could run around under the cold, cold water and holler, or that as teenagers they did yard work for Garner and Clara Seaquist.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 • Posted May 13, 2015 • Photos
Riata held its first Mother’s Day Brunch on Wednesday in the Eckert Center, where there were over a 100 in attendance. Brunch was served buffet style from a beautifully decorated table. All the tables had a flower arrangement done by Bertha Templeton. The arrangements were given away as door prizes to a lucky person seated at the table.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 • Posted May 13, 2015 • Photos
Last Wednesday the Mason chapter of the National Honor Society held its 2014-2015 induction ceremony. Newly selected members listed from left to right are Cristina Mejia, Monaco Schmidt, Corrine Perlichek, Kayla Guice, Kirsten Allen, Katy Armstrong, Madison Anderson, Nick Martin, Levi Hofmann, Seth Hudson, James Durst, and Luke Gillespie. May 29th graduates with membership in the distinguished organization are pictured on the back row left to right: Paris Jones, Leah Pearman, James Perlicheck, ...