Mason County News
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • Posted February 25, 2015 • Photos
This is the first installment in a series of upcoming feature reports focusing on the history of Mason Habitat, the volunteer Care-A-Vanners who participate in the actual building of homes, local volunteers from Mason who make the project work each year, how Mason has innovated for the benefit of Habitat for Humanity Affiliates nationwide in green building and a personal look at the 2015 Mason home recipients.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • Posted February 25, 2015
The Texas A&M AgriLIfe Extension Service will conduct a Multi-County Wildlife Program and Tour on April 9, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Murchison/Whitehead Memorial Youth Complex, Menard, TX. The complex is located on Highway 29/190 west going from Menard to Eldorado. If you are coming in from the Llano area you can travel 29 all the way.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • Posted February 25, 2015
On The Teaching of History There’s a riot quietly ongoing around something called “Advanced Placement History”. Folks on the Right want to revisit what is taught in schools about Our History. This seems to involve a lot of Revision, and Omission of many things that really happened that they, for whatever reason, find uncomfortable.
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • Posted February 25, 2015
We've had a cold winter this year. We've had very light snow, small amounts of ice, and several days that barely creeped above the freezing mark all day long. Yesterday, for the first time in quite a while, we even had a "snow day," and the kids stayed home from school. Texas winters, especially here on the north end of the Hill Country, can be very unpredictable.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • Posted February 25, 2015 • Photos
The Mason County Commissioners Court has appointed Mitzi Drennan to the Library Board of the Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library. Library Board President Margaret Persky welcomed Mitzi Drennan to her first meeting on February 17. As an at-large member, Mitzi will serve for three years.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • Posted February 25, 2015
The voice of Mason County is being heard in Austin thanks to farmers and ranchers. “Every time the legislature is in session farmers and ranchers visit the capitol to speak with our lawmakers about the issues most important to our area,” Tim Dockal, Mason County Farm Bureau president, said. “We do this to ensure the voice of Mason County is heard and represented.” The trip to the capitol was part of Texas Farm Bureau’s annual Leadership Conference.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • Posted February 25, 2015
The Mason County Ministerial Alliance announces their Lenten lunch schedule as follows: February 25th hosted at River of Life Church; March 4th hosted at First United Methodist Church; March 11th with meal provided by St. Martin’s Episcopal/hosted at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church; March 18th hosted at St. Joseph’s Catholic; March 25th with meal provided by Hilda United Methodist/hosted at St.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • Posted February 25, 2015
Find Out … *Your Cardiac Age *Blood Pressure *Glucose *Cholesterol *Your chances of having a Stroke or Heart Failure If you are at high risk for CHF we can test how well your heart is working. The clinic will be held on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 10:00 a.m. to noon, at the Mason County Library The 10 AM TO 12 noon At the Mason County Library Sponsored by the Texas 1115 Waiver and Kimble County Medical.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • Posted February 25, 2015 • Photos
The Mason Square Museum is very excited to have a special exhibit titled “Mason in Flight”. This exhibit traces flight from the beginning of the construction of the Mason County Airport through today. Newspaper articles tell the stories of Mason County pilots, their experiences, their heroics, and their patriotism. One such pilot is Mildred Eckert Carder whose love of flying did not deter her from serving in the military, even though at the time it was a financial hardship for women.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • Posted February 25, 2015 • Photos
Joyce Emmogene Keyser (Cravey), a long-time resident of Mason County, passed away in her home on Thursday, February 19, 2015. She was 78 years old. Joyce was born in Waring, Texas, on November 1, 1936, the youngest of 11 children to William and Elizabeth (Potschernick) Cravey. She is survived by her children Donna Yarborough (husband Jimmy) of Fredericksburg, Lyla Crouch (husband Jerry) of Mason, and Haden Keyser (wife Kim) of Brady; four grandchildren Kara Hollingshead (husband Talor), Kegan ...
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • Posted February 25, 2015
On February 28th, Operation Desert Storm began. Post 8554 Mason VFW will hold a ceremony on March 3rd to remember the start of this conflict. All interested persons are invited to join us at 2 p.m. at the Post on Post Hill St. to help remember those who put their life on the line in this event. Questions about the Mason VFW may be directed to Lawrence Spell , Post commander, at 325 429 6224.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • Posted February 25, 2015 • Photos
Ten high school students in Pioneers Youth Leadership were awarded $24,000 in scholarships and cash awards last week at the Capital Farm Credit Rural Youth Entrepreneurship Competition at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. Jessica Dong from Knippa (rainwater collection business) and Steeley Smith from Mason (local meat processing business) each received a $10,000 scholarship.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 • Posted February 22, 2015
Mason, Texas – Residents living in and around the Mason, Texas can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. City of Mason Community Building will host this community event on 2/25/2015. The site is located at 1015 San Antonio in Mason.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 • Posted February 22, 2015 • Photos
On Wednesday, February 11th, the Mason High School chapter of the National Honor Society hosted a blood drive in conjunction with the United Blood Services of San Angelo. The goal for the drive was to collect 20 units of blood. Thanks to the great support of students and community members alike, the event exceeded its goal by receiving over 30 units.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 • Posted February 22, 2015
Mason County Cancer Benefit will be having a team meeting in the Mason HS Common Area at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, February 19th. Please bring canned goods for donation.