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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014
August 6, 2014 Dear Parents/Guardians, We hope you have had a fantastic summer and are prepared to begin an exciting and challenging school year! We are looking forward to meeting each of you and/or seeing you all again, and ensuring that everyone has a successful school year! We would also like to announce that Mason Elementary is a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School Nominee!!
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Community Thrift Store is featuring another unique item for the Silent Auction. It is an antique Roll Top Desk that has been in Mason for over 100 years! The vintage desk is made of oak and has five lower drawers (one is double depth for holding files), a center drawer below the desk surface (not always found in these) and ten cubbyholes under the roll top, with an additional small drawer for special treasures.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014 • Photos
The Mason County Chamber of Commerce held a formal ribbon cutting for the Willow Creek Cafe and Club last Wednesday, helping owner Angela Eckert celebrate the end of construction and the beginning of service to her loyal public. Angela was joined by her husband, Jody Eckert, while her son, Chase Crouch, was working with the staff to welcome the many customers that were arriving to help celebrate the opening.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 • Posted August 6, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Community Foundation would like to remind local non-profit organizations that the deadline for grant applications is fast approaching! Annually, this round for grant applications is due on September 1st but with the Labor Day holiday, it has been extended to Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014. Non-profit groups and organizations that have projects intended for the betterment of the community are encouraged to submit an application, which can be picked up at the Community Thrift Store at 2 ...
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 • Posted August 6, 2014
LCRA is accepting applications through August for membership on its four Regional Councils, groups of volunteers who provide an important link between LCRA and the communities it serves. Regional Council members meet several times a year to discuss regional topics involving LCRA services in their communities. Members pass along information from council meetings to their local communities to provide a clear, accurate understanding of issues related to LCRA. “The Regional Councils help LCRA i ...
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 • Posted August 6, 2014 • Photos
The Llano Country Opry will be staged on Saturday, August 9, at the Lantex Theater in downtown Llano. The show begins at 7:30 PM and will feature Darrell and Mona McCall. Tickets are now on sale at the Llano Chamber of Commerce, Llano National Bank, Lively Computers or by calling (325) 247-5354. Darrell McCall grew up listening to the music and guitar picking of Merle Travis.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 • Posted August 6, 2014
Why should you participate in exercise? Exercise helps you improve endurance, strength, flexibility, & balance. Exercise will help you be able to continue to do the things you enjoy & continue to live independently. You will have the energy to enjoy your family. After you’ve increased your physical activity, you will notice you can do things easier & your thinking will improve.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 • Posted August 6, 2014
The St. Paul Lutheran Church Joyful Ringers Handbell Choir will begin fall rehearsals on Thursday, August 28 at 5:00 p.m. in the St. Paul Sunday School Building. The handbell choir is sponsored by the Lutheran Church, but membership is open to community members. We have members from St. Paul’s, as well as both Mason's First United and Art Methodist Churches, and would love to welcome new members from the area.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 • Posted August 6, 2014
(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reminds shoppers the annual sales tax holiday is scheduled for this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 8 -10. The law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 from sales tax, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend during the weekend. Lists of apparel and school supplies that may be purchased tax free can be found on the Comptroller’s website at www.TexasTaxHoliday.org. This year, shoppers ...
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 • Posted August 6, 2014 • Photos
The Odeon Preservation Association (OPA) will be able to purchase and install LED stage lighting for Mason’s historic Odeon Theater with the help of a $24,000 community development grant. The Lower Colorado River Authority and the City of Mason provided the grant to OPA to help reduce the theater’s energy consumption by upgrading the theater’s stage lighting system from conventional to LED. Built in 1928, the Odeon Theater is the oldest continuously operating movie theater in West Texas ...
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 • Posted August 6, 2014 • Photos
The annual Mason County Historical Society meeting is Thursday, August14th, 7 p.m. in the Stribling Room at the Library. Speaker for the event is Larry Cissna of Sweeney, Texas, who has visited several times in Mason with his crew who do archaeological digs on civil war sites all over the United States. Larry (center) with his son, Jake, and father-in-law, Oscar, began digging at Fort Mason last December.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • Posted July 24, 2014
If you have not received your calendar yet please come by Benjie’s to pick it up. Also if anyone has any interest in helping with coronation this year please contact Mr. Halamicek at the band hall.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
(SAN ANGELO) -- The Sheep and Goat Predator Management Board will mail ballots this week to elect three producers to represent sheep and goat raisers in its 111-county area. In addition there will be a vote to set the refundable assessment to $1.00 per head. Ballots must be returned to the Board office by the midnight July 31 deadline.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
During the 2014 District 7 Leadership Lab, held in Brownwood on June 25-27 at the Texas 4-H Center, Sierra Martin was elected at the 3rd Vice President. She along with 8 other kids from across the district were elected as offices, the offices are as follows: President – Ethan Brodemeyer, Runnels County, 1st Vice President – Rachel Gibbs, Runnels County, Delegate at Large – Kevin Padaja, Nolan County, 2nd Vice President – Hadley Hatler, Runnels County, 3rd Vice President – Sierra Marti ...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 17, 2014
The Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library is proud to announce and to congratulate the winners of the reading programs. Thirty-one children participated in the Book Hounds Club, and 734 swim passes were earned. Winner of the Kindle Fire HD—Joe Angel Martinez Book Hounds 1st Karli and Delani Bauer each won a $100 Walmart gift cards 2nd Jaxson Reichenau won $75 a Walmart gift card 3rd Jose Valdez won a $50 Walmart gift card 4th Sarah Peyton Dospapas won a $25 Walmart gift card 5th ...