Mason County News
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016 • Posted January 28, 2016
Jan. 21, 2016 – Mason-Llano County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Randy Maenius reminds livestock producers who suffered grazing losses that occurred throughout 2015 due to drought or wildfire, and have not yet applied for the 2015 LFP, they have until Feb. 1, 2016, to report their losses and to enroll in the 2015 Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP).
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 • Posted January 28, 2016
The freshman Punchers basketball team started out the week playing Junction on Tuesday. They came away with another district win with a score of 32-28. They followed the win up with a very close loss to Fredericksburg, with a final of 40-35.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 • Posted January 28, 2016
BLOOD PURIFIERS are one of my favorite classes of herbs, and one that truly is at the heart of herbalism. Blood purification is an old fashioned classification of herbs that are good for just about anything - including acne, arthritis, eczema, cancer and more. Many things in our modern life lead to BLOOD IMPURITIES - these include stress, poor diet, and exposure to many chemicals in our daily environments.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 • Posted January 28, 2016
Lifelong learners over the age of 50 living in the Hill Country can now register for a variety of non-credit courses, events, and activities, offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) and Texas Tech University (TTU). This spring the program is offering 30 courses from February through May. They are held at the three Texas Tech University centers in the Hill Country, located in Fredericksburg, Marble Falls, and Junction.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 • Posted January 28, 2016
This hearty beef bake feeds six and can be ready in no time and will warm you up on a cold winter’s night. 1 lb ground beef or turkey 1 medium onion, chopped ½ tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. pepper ¾ cups uncooked medium-grain white rice 1 cup water 1 medium zucchini, cut into 1/4inch thick sliced (2 cups) 1 large tomato, chopped (1 cup) 1 can tomato soup 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz) Heat oven to 375 degrees.
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016 • Posted January 28, 2016
January weather is always unpredictable. However, fishing in January is a bit unusual. We went to our son’s home on Saturday to help him celebrate his birthday. They went fishing for a couple of hours. This is much better than watching it snow for a couple of hours. Come join the Art United Methodist Church Sunday evening at 6 for the Ministerial Alliance Singing.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 • Posted January 28, 2016
The Library Book Club met yesterday afternoon, and we had a wonderful time discussing The Road to Character—one of our non-fiction selections—by David Brooks. Orhan’s Inheritance is our selection for February, and it’s fiction. Please join us in the discussion! We meet on the last Tuesday of the month at 5:00 P.M.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 • Posted January 28, 2016 • Photos
Alan Rickman, British veteran actor of screen and stage and director has passed away at the age of 69. Rickman starred in movies like “Die Hard”, “Harry Potter” Galaxy Quest, in which he actually spoofed himself and many more. The stage was his true passion and his list of accomplishments are too numerous to mention.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 • Posted January 28, 2016
Uncle Mort, staring down the barrel at his 104th birthday on July 4, lives in utter fascination of the moment--whatever he’s doing, wherever he is. Aunt Maude says he can entertain himself for a good four hours in an empty room with a fly swatter. “Add a fly to the mix, and his day is made,” she laughs. He gabs about tiniest shreds of minutia.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 • Posted January 28, 2016
Ah, the elegance of a winter sunrise. She sends out her scout, one Morning Star, who deems that night is indeed departing. Once Her Majesty is notified, the unrolling of Day begins. Even in the dark, you can hear it coming. Face east and wait. A Great Horned Owl sounds out, full and round as a drum roll. That peculiar moment has arrived that is unlike any other, when it is neither night nor day, and time cannot be measured. And maybe you’re wishing you were still sound asleep. Nonethe ...
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 • Posted January 28, 2016
The Fredericksburg Chorale will present its New Works Concert, The Song of Nature, on Saturday, February 6 at 3 PM at St. Joseph’s Halle, 212 W. San Antonio. This concert is entirely devoted to newly written works by local composers. In this case, all the works were written by members of the Chorale or by Mark Hierholzer, the Chorale’s director. The Chorale’s mission is to perform great works by the old masters as well as newly created works which speak of the profound as well as light a ...
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 • Posted January 28, 2016 • Photos
The festivities include a Dance on the Friday nights, an afternoon Matinee Concert at 2:00 PM on the Saturdays followed by a Dance on Saturday nights at the Brady Airport, Norma Jean’s Sunday afternoon gospel concert on March 20 & March 27, Justin Trevino’s Two Step Tuesday at the Heart of Texas Events Center on March 22, Open Jam Session and Steel Guitar Show on Wednesday, March 23, Thursday night dance on March 24 and the Darrell McCall and Friends Golf Tournament on Friday, March 25. Ti ...
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 • Posted January 28, 2016 • Photos
On Thursday, January 21st, Suzie Paris and Richard Taylor, of Blue Mountain Peak Ranch, Mason, brought their friends, Jim Blazek and Bill Fischer, to walk the Square. They stopped in the Mason Square Museum and viewed the antique/vintage camera exhibit. Jim and Bill were high school buddies, both serving in Viet Nam in 1969, though they were 300 miles apart.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 • Posted January 28, 2016 • Photos
Brenda Etter joined the staff of the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library on January 5th. Her husband Bob also works for Mason County. They moved to Mason in 1994. Brenda’s sister and brother-in-law, who was hired as high school principal, had moved here, and Brenda and Bob helped work on their house for two weeks.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 • Posted January 28, 2016
The 5th annual Mason County Youth Rally will be held Feb. 6 at the Community Building. All 6-12th grade students are invited to the biggest non school youth function of the year. This year, a vehicle decorating contest will be held. All licensed high school students with street-legal vehicles are eligible to participate.