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Wednesday, February 10, 2016 • Posted February 10, 2016 • Photos
The Quilting Class has begun at the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library! The class is full with twelve participants. Carolyn Thomas(middle, back row) is the instructor, and she brought some beautifully crafted quilts that she has created. The class will be making an Underground Railroad Sampler quilt that tells the story of the railroad—each block represents something specific about the history.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 • Posted February 10, 2016 • Photos
The UIL Academic team had a successful contest at the Sonora Invitational UIL Meet on February 5th. Though the meet featured some high quality 3A schools, Mason students were very competitive, with several earning medals in the competition. In Extemporaneous Persuasive Speaking, senior James Durst won 1st Place. Three Mason students placed in Extemporaneous Informative Speaking.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 • Posted February 10, 2016 • Photos
Last May, the Artisan Quartet delighted the listening ears of many with a classical music presentation at the Odeon Theater. Building on that classical music success, the Odeon Preservation Association is pleased to announce the first annual Mason County Chamber Music Festival being held April 1-3, 2016. The Artisan Quartet will be the festival’s Artists-in-Residence.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 • Posted February 10, 2016 • Photos
Mason advanced two teams to compete at State at the District Cross-Examination Debate in Harper on February 8th. In all, Mason teams earned the top four spots at the meet. Monaco Schmidt and Luke Gillespie repeated last year’s district championship by winning Monday’s meet with a perfect record. Schmidt and Gillespie, both seniors, advanced all the way to the Octofinals at the State Meet last year and hope to top that mark when they compete in March. James Durst and Jackson Chapman placed ...
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 • Posted February 10, 2016
The new guidelines allowing open carry of firearms went into effect in Texas at the beginning of the year. However, businesses and governmental bodies around the state have wrestled with the details of if, and how, to handle open carry within the areas they control. Mason County and the City of Mason have also had to deal with the new guidelines. The Mason County Commissioners Court initially determined that they would be able to ban concealed or open carry in the Commissioners Courtroom, the ...
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 • Posted February 10, 2016 • Photos
This month our local Mason County Farm Bureau is going promote “Texas Food Connection Month”. “Texas Food Connection” month is mainly about connecting food with agriculture and connecting with our communities and promoting agriculture—is part of our culture and a big part of the Texas Farm Bureau. We will we be working with local businesses and media to promote “Texas Food Connection Month”.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 • Posted February 6, 2016
These really are “classics.” They remind me of the rolls that we had almost every Sunday and certainly every Thanksgiving. They’re soft, light, a tiny bit sweet, and I could eat about 20 of them in one sitting. Slather on some butter and/or honey when they’re fresh out of the oven and help yourself to as many of them as you can eat.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 • Posted February 6, 2016
As often as possible, I avoid flying on commercial airplanes. This is not because I have a fear of flying. It’s also not because I have a fear of crashing, which is what most people mean when they say they’re afraid of flying. No one is actually afraid of flying.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 • Posted February 6, 2016
1-1-16 @0304-Grass reported in Erna. Land owner reported a tree stump was burned on purpose, not a grass fire. 1-1-16 @0401-Deputy Wall detained a male subject on the North side of the square pending verification of vehicle ownership. 1-1-16 @-EMS- male fell at his house and wanted a Dr to come outside.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 • Posted February 6, 2016 • Photos
The Mason Lions Club met Tuesday, January 26th for it’s weekly luncheon meeting. There were 34 members and no visitors in attendance. “Boss” Lion Joel Kuykendall read the upcoming program schedule. Lion Pat Reardon mentioned that Lion Harold Hoerster will have surgery next week. Lion Mark Hurta was responsible for the program and spoke about his recent stint as a photographer aboard the new cruise ship Norwegian Escape.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 • Posted February 6, 2016
It never ceases to amaze me about the drivers who always have to be first. I don’t know the mentality of such, but it’s obvious that they have to be first. Personally, it’s not one of my priorities. They will ride your bumper and this gives me the hee-bee- geebies!
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 • Posted February 6, 2016
OOPS!!! Sometimes that about sums up things that happen in life, we all make mistakes and this week we had one of those times at the City. When we sent out the utility bills for electricity, water and garbage fees late last week many of the bills were printed with an incorrect due date.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 • Posted February 6, 2016
KIDNEYS are the organs that maintain our water balance and help manage the pH of our bodies. While we generally think of kidneys as organs that get rid of water, they actually conserve water by filtering waste products into urine while returning the rest to the blood stream. Approximately 100 quarts of liquid are filtered through the kidneys daily with only 1½ quarts passing out of the body as urine. High protein diets are hard on the kidneys.
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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 • Posted February 6, 2016
Our community was saddened by the death of Ruby Toeppich this week. She was a blessing in our lives. She was cheerful and never complained of what came her way. I enjoyed greeting her at church and helping get her settled in her pew. She will be missed. Art Methodist Church is observing Ash Wednesday with a service at 6 pm on February 10.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 • Posted February 6, 2016
Well, with the big game coming up, it always makes me think of wings and pizza so I am including two recipes this week ,one for Spicy Mexican wings and one for mini Pizzas. You can serve either with blue-cheese or ranch dressing on the side. Spicy Mexican Wings Now you can have hot and spicy Buffalo wings at home any time with his quick and easy recipe. 2 ½ pounds chicken wings pieces 1 package “spicy taco” seasoning packet Preheat oven to 450 f.