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Wednesday, December 30, 2015 • Posted December 30, 2015 • Photos
Jasmine Jefferson is the proud winner of a Kindle Fire given away by the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library. The Library held the drawing and Open House on Dec. 18th. The library staff appreciates all the folks who donated for the Santa Paws tree; needy cats and dogs will enjoy the food, treats, toys, sweaters, and blankets.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015 • Posted December 30, 2015 • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, December 15th, for its annual Christmas Luncheon, with spouses in attendance. There were 36 members and 21 visitors in attendance. Lion Martin Leatherwood was responsible for the program and introduced Crockett Keller who spoke about current gun laws and pending changes related to concealed carry regulations.. Mr.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015 • Posted December 30, 2015
As 2015 draws to a close, I look back, and I am so grateful for the tremendous community support that the Library enjoys--thank you, one and all! Nancy and I are looking forward to 2016, and we wish you a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year! Remember, the Library will be closed Thursday and Friday. Non-Fiction: The Road to Character by David Brooks (170 BRO) Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush by Jon Meacham (921 BUS) Audiobooks: George Washington’s ...
Wednesday, December 23, 2015 • Posted December 23, 2015 • Photos
The Mason Junior High Gifted and Talented classes would like to thank Rhona and Chad Lemke and Mrs. Pam Kruse for initiating the purchase of five new robots for our Junior High competition teams. The new robots replaced the seven year old robots, which have been passed down to the new Robotics Club.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015 • Posted December 23, 2015 • Photos
A fourth grade Prime Time group initiated a food drive at Mason Elementary. Students brought 1,230 food items, and they were taken to the Mason County Food Bank. Thank you to everyone who helped made this "Leaders Give Back" service project a success.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015 • Posted December 23, 2015
Varsity Cowgirls vs. Bangs Tuesday, Dec. 15 Mason 13—16—22—5 = 56 Bangs 5—11—9—13 = 38 Scoring—Monaco Schmidt--2, Kenley Stockbridge--10, Justyn Tedder--2, Sara Powell--6, Cheyenne Ivey--4, Kayla Guice--19, Ruby Magnus--9, Katy Armstrong--4. Rebounds--Powell--8, Magnus--11, Armstrong--7. Assists--Schmidt--4, Armstrong--3. Blocks, Steals, & Deflections--Stockbridge--6, Powell--5, Armstrong--7. Varsity Cowgirls @ Coleman Friday, Dec. 18 Mason 22—17—10—13 = 62 Col ...
Wednesday, December 23, 2015 • Posted December 23, 2015
The judges have met, they have toured the homes, and they have issued their final opinions in the 2015 ShortStop/NuWay Christmas Decorating Contest. In the large yard category, the first prize winner was Merle Cattan at 924 Post Oak St. The second place winner in the large yard category was Dewayne and Sheri Simon at 505 E.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015 • Posted December 23, 2015
The City of Mason will be closed Thursday and Friday December 24th and 25th for the Christmas Holidays. Trash trucks will pick up as scheduled Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (December 21, 22, and 23). Thursday, Dec. 24th (Christmas Eve) pickup will be on Tuesday December 22nd Friday, Dec. 25th (Christmas Day) pickup will be on Wednesday December 23rd Landfill and Recycle operations will be closed Saturday December 26th.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015 • Posted December 23, 2015 • Photos
Riata Service Organization held its annual Christmas party in the beautifully decorated home of K.K. Brannies with Willeda Rea, Nan Larrimore, Amy Capps, Susan Coe, Judy Cordes and Carol Dyal serving as co-hostess. Thirty members were in attendance. A gift exchange of Christmas ornaments was held and some were happy and some were sad when their ornament was taken from them.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015 • Posted December 23, 2015 • Photos
The new year always holds a promise of new rewards and new challenges. For the staff at The Mason County News, for the first time in memory, it also means that we will spend our weekdays without the company of Tom Kent. In early December, Tom made the decision to fully retire, after 28 years of working at the News. Prior to serving as our delivery coordinator, and being in charge of managing our in-house print services, Tom and his wife Frances owned their own business in Rising Star.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015 • Posted December 23, 2015 • Photos
The Texas Tennis Coaches Association announced Friday night, December 11th at its annual banquet that the winner of the 2015 Region IV Regional Coach of the Year for Jr High was Mason’s own Tammi Pinter. This is a great honor as it encompasses approximately 1300 1A through 6A Jr High Schools. Tammi was presented the award by former Texas A&M coach and TTCA Hall of Fame President, Bobby Kleinecke.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015 • Posted December 23, 2015 • Photos
Agriculture leaders from Mason County Farm Bureau participated as voting delegates recently at the 82nd Texas Farm Bureau Annual Meeting held December 5-7 in Arlington. The Mason County representatives were Will and Rita Frey. Discussion of the latest agriculture issues - including eminent domain, property rights, groundwater and drone uses on the farm; the recognition of top county Farm Bureaus and individuals; and evaluation of the organization's policies - were the tasks for 799 voting del ...
Wednesday, December 23, 2015 • Posted December 23, 2015 • Photos
The Heart of Texas Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT) held its December meeting as a Christmas Party in its meeting room on the west side of Brady’s downtown square. Shown above at the party, a special plaque was presented to Sharon Purcell (left) by President Karen Bishop (right) in acknowledgement and honor of her membership and service to the local Chapter. Purcell was a Charter Member of the Heart of Texas Chapter and served two terms as its first President.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015 • Posted December 23, 2015 • Photos
Monday December 21st, Mason County Republican Party held it’s ballot drawing for the March 1, 2016, Republican Primary. Present were (left to right) Leann Fleming, Precinct 210 Chairman; candidate for County Commissioner Precinct 3 Marty Pape; candidate for County Commissioner Precinct 1 Reggie Loeffler; Candidate for County Commissioner Precinct 3 John Olson; candidate for County Attorney Rebekah Whitworth; candidate for County Commissioner Precinct 3 Buddy Schuessler; and Precinct 101 Chair ...
Wednesday, December 23, 2015 • Posted December 23, 2015
We want to thank everyone who donated to Santa Paws and who dropped in during our Open House last Friday. We also wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! Remember, we’ll only be open until noon today and will reopen on Monday, December 28th. Non-Fiction: Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War (973.7 ABB) The Judge: A Life of Thomas Mellon, Founder of a Fortune (332.092 MEL) The Bridge at Dong Ha by John Grider Miller (959.704 MIL) Fiction: All quotes are from ...