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Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 16, 2015 • Photos
The Rumbaugh family enjoyed having five generations celebrating the Christmas holiday. First is great, great grandmother Dean Rumbaugh, great grandma Margaret Williams, grandmother Brenda Harris, mother Aspen Williams; and, newborn Jaxx Harrison Williams, born December 6, 2014 at 3 a.m., providing the family with its fifth living generation.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 16, 2015 • Photos
Dillon Grote won all around champion title in Sulphur Springs, Texas, at the TJRA finals. He is pictured with his parents, Will Grote and Tina Grote.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 16, 2015 • Photos
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 14, 2015 • Photos
Bill Wittliff wrote the screenplay for Lonesome Dove.... just released his new book, The Devil’s Backbone, at a book signing at Texas State University in December.... presented the book with excerpts read by Ray Benson to a captive audience.... signed the books afterwards.... was in a conversation with me.... who mentioned purchasing these books for the Mason Square Museum....
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 14, 2015
Operation Orphans, Inc. at Camp Gene Ashby in Mason County enjoyed another successful deer hunt for less privileged boys Saturday, January 10th. 55 boys from various child residential facilities and foster homes harvested 55 animals during the “Take a Child Hunting” program. Animals harvested were 48 whitetail does, 4 spikes, 2 bucks, and 1 feral hog.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 14, 2015 • Photos
Toby 1 1/2 Year Old Male Mix Breed Neutered Just look at that smile!  Toby is a super friendly small to medium size dog that Second Chance rescued from the local pound.  To say that he is people orientd is to put it mildly.  He really craves human interaction and love.  Toby weighs about 15 lbs.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 14, 2015 • Photos
The winners of the Mason Bank "Bonus Bucks" promotion were named on Monday. Local shoppers dropped their receipts for their Mason purchases into the boxes in the bank's lobby, and the winners were drawn during the bank's Wassail & Gingerbread holiday reception. Thom Canfield presented prizes to three of the winners on Monday.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 14, 2015 • Photos
Bruce Fowler of Fort Mason Post 285 of American Legion (at left) presents a check to Steve Toone of the Patriot Warrior Foundation.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 • Posted January 8, 2015 • Photos
10 year old David Ruff, Jr. killed his first buck, an 8-point, on December 29. He killed the buck on the Ruff Ranch near Streeter. Grandfather, Jon Ruff, has been hunting in Mason County for over 64 years.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 • Posted January 8, 2015 • Photos
In spring, poets say a young man’s fancy turns to love. In January, almost everyone’s fancy, or at least thought, turns to New Year’s resolutions. The cows in Chick-Fil-A’s commercial want us to “eat more chicken,” Jenny Craig wants us to lose some weight, and Nancy Reagan wanted us to “just say no.” With advice coming at us from all angles, Mason’s Scarlet Punchers are stepping out boldly, as only women “of a certain age” are free enough to do, by resolving to “Have Mor ...
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 • Posted January 8, 2015
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Each year the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association honors those in the rodeo industry that have gone above and beyond during the year. Each winner was recognized during the annual WPRA Star Celebration on Dec. 4 at the Grand Ballroom of the South Point Hotel & Casino. Mason County resident, Wanda Harper Bush and the Harper-Bush Ranch were honored with two of the Association’s most prestigious awards.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 • Posted January 8, 2015 • Photos
Ellie is a very sweet girl who just wants to be loved on. We think she is about five years old. She is a grownup girl but she still has plenty of spunk. Ellie has great house manners. She is crate trained and has never had an accident in the house.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 • Posted January 3, 2015 • Photos
The Jingle Bells Bike Ride Xmas Lights Tour was "partially" canceled last week; but, a few folks braved the evening. Cold, but lots of fun.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 • Posted January 3, 2015
I often hear, “I always wanted to try yoga.” But I also hear, “I could never do yoga because I can’t (insert physical limitation here), or “I am afraid I will look silly, “ says yoga teacher, Sally Martin who is bringing her alignment based yoga classes to Mason in 2015. “I started doing yoga almost ten years ago when a friend needed a guinea pig student to practice with before she went to yoga teacher training.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 • Posted January 3, 2015 • Photos
We first introduced Miss Izzie to you back in September.  She is a 13 year old Jack Russell mix who had been dumped at the pound.  Izzie was partially blind, quite thin and had problems eating due to the condition of her teeth, but we knew that this old girl wasn’t ready to give up.