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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 16, 2014 • Photos
Hilda United Methodist Church’s annual sunrise service will take place Easter morning at approximately 7 a.m. Special music by Matthew Gideon will round out the unforgettable drama of the Easter sunrise. This event is Hilda Church’s gift to our friends and families. Seating is not provided, so it is advisable to bring chairs or blankets. The church will serve a continental breakfast at the new fellowship hall immediately following the service.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 16, 2014 • Photos
Brandy Neece, President of the Chamber of Commerce, is excited to welcome the new Executive Director, Nikki Sills. There are a lot of great things happening at the Chamber and the board as a whole feels that Nikki is going to be a huge asset. If you missed the Open House, please stop by the office and meet her.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Updated April 10, 2014 9:03 AM • Photos
In January, 1999, with the encouragement and advice of the late Dr. Jackie Hunt, St. Paul Lutheran Wellness Exercise Class was organized. This is the project of the St. Paul Lutheran Parish Nurse. At middle age, there is the beginning of Sarcopenia (muscle loss) and Osteoporosis (bone loss). Each condition may be slowed by exercise and better nutrition. To improve the safety and activity level of our members is the goal of the class. Wellness Exercise Class is held on Monday, Wednesday, and ...
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 9, 2014
Every year, countless children are abused and neglected by the ones they love and trust. It’s time for each of us to speak up for these children so that they may live safe, happy lives. Last year, 156 Texas children died from abuse and neglect. That means an innocent life was taken every 60 hours.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 9, 2014 • Photos
Mason County Judge Jerry Bearden signed a proclamation declaring April as Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month along with members of Bluebonnet CASA and the Mason County Child Welfare Board. Seated left to right are Morgan Martin, Judge Bearden, and Ann Mahnken, Back Row, Lisa Heath, Cheryl Nail, Lisa Goehmann, Karen Olsen and Roxanne Benefield.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 9, 2014
The public is invited to join new Habitat partner family Stephanie Sparks and her three children in the dedication of the twelfth home built by Mason County Habitat for Humanity. The dedication will begin at 2PM at the new home located at 1315 Morrow St. Construction of the home began on February 4th with the arrival of the first group of Care-A-Vanners and finishing touches are now being completed. This year’s home is a first for Habitat in that it is totally solar powered.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 9, 2014
My niece shared this recipe with me, and we have found it to be really great. The original recipe calls for just pears, and for walnuts instead of pecans. I “Texized” it a bit, by adding apples and substituting pecans! This is one of those baked goods that can bake too fast if you’re not vigilant.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 9, 2014
When Europe adopted the Gregorian Christian calendar in 1582, New Year’s Day was moved from April 1 to January 1, which, as you can imagine, caused a lot of computer billing errors. After that, anyone who still celebrated the new year on April 1 was mocked, ridiculed, made fun of, and generally debased to the point they pretty much had to just quit.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 9, 2014 • Photos
Last Friday, there was a balloon release up at the Mason Elementary School. The groups participating were: Bluebonnet CASA, Mason County Child Welfare Board and the Hill Country Children Advocate Center. Balloons were released at 10:00 a.m. They released 43 blue balloons for the children they have in care at Bluebonnet CASA and 156 white balloons for the number of child fatalities due to child abuse or neglect in the state of Texas this year.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 9, 2014 • Photos
Stop and reflect on the multitude of ways you use water every day – drinking, cooking, washing, providing water for pets and livestock, watering the lawn, garden or crops. The list goes on and on. Even in the drought conditions we’re experiencing in this area, we are still blessed that the water we use for daily living is clean and available when we turn on the nearest faucet.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 9, 2014
Varsity Boys and JV Boys Win District Track Meet The boys track team performed very well and won the overall meet. The top 4 in the Varsity will be advancing to the Area Meet on April 10th in Harper. There was a big crowd of purple in the stands supporting our Punchers and Cowgirls and we appreciate that very much.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 9, 2014 • Photos
When the moon hits your eye like a bit pizza pie! That’s amore!!! Every time I hear these words sung by Dean Martin, it reminds me of our time spent on the East coast in New Jersey. We lived in the tiny town of Fanwood, New Jersey, the train station was just a block from our house and the bus to New York City stopped on the corner of our street.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 9, 2014
Varsity Girls Track Results @ District 27A Meet in Junction Triple Jump—3rd Kelly Kothmann—32’ 8.75”, 6th Corinne Perlichek— 30’ 9”. Shot Put—5th Kristen Gipson—30’ 4.5”. High Jump—5th Madison Anderson—4’6”. 4 x 100M Relay—2nd Kelly Kothmann, Madison Anderson, Khrista Morquecho, Cassie Benefield—52.74 800M—1st Angelica Ramirez—2:31.68. 100M Hurdles—5th Kelly Kothmann—18.87. 100M—4th Cassie Benefield—14.49. 4 x 200M Relay—4th Kelly Koth ...
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 9, 2014
The Mason County Cancer Benefit is just around the corner on Saturday April 26th from 11 a.m. - 7:30 p.m., ending with a memory bag ceremony. These memory bags can be purchased for $5 at Grosse and Sons, the Script Shoppe, or by any of the Cancer benefit teams fundraisers.
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 9, 2014
Mason Elementary is having its annual Pre-K and Headstart Roundup (pre-registration) on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 in the Elementary/Junior High Library from 2:30—5:30 pm. If your child will be attending Pre-Kindergarten NEXT school year (August 2014) at Mason Elementary, please come anytime between 2:30 pm and 5:30 pm to the library to register your child. The following are the guidelines for registering your child for Pre-K or Headstart: Your child must be 3 or 4 years old on or before Septe ...