Mason County News
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Posted May 28, 2015
Superintendent Pam Kruse has notified the News that Friday night's graduation ceremony has been moved from Puncher Stadium to the High School gymnasium at 8:00 p.m. The change in venue is necessary due to the amount of rain already received, and the forecast for further rainfall and storms on Thursday and Friday.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 • Updated May 15, 2015 12:22 PM
The Golf Tournament has been canceled due to rain. It will be rescheduled at a later date. The Mason Puncher Club is holding its 13th Annual Golf Tournament Saturday, May 16th at the Mason Golf Course. The tournament will be a 4 person 18 hole scramble with 1 mulligan and bonus string.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • Posted May 29, 2015
Bison are dangerous creatures. The reason I know bison are dangerous is because I’m not stupid. Plus there are signs here and there all over Yellowstone National Park that say stuff like, “The bison here are dangerous, wild animals. Stay away from them, dummy.” OK, the signs probably don’t say ‘dummy,’ but that’s what they mean.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • Posted May 29, 2015 • Photos
(Mason, Texas) – Tuesday, May 19, 2015, the children and teachers at Mason Head Start, along with Kathy Loeffler from Teaching Strategies® for Early Childhood planted a rose bush in honor of Head Start’s 50th anniversary. Fifty years ago on May 18, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson stood in the White House Rose Garden to announce the creation of Project Head Start, a federal effort designed to ensure at-risk children across the nation received a quality early childhood experience.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • Posted May 29, 2015 • Photos
Pam Scott and Nanci Gibbons present a check from the Friends of the Library to Patti Grotte for use in purchasing new books, CDs, DVDs and remodeling projects for the Mason County Library.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • Posted May 29, 2015 • Photos
Smiles were the order of the day as the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Heart of Texas Chapter, initiated its new officers for the year. Pictured on the left is Registrar Sheila Van Zant being initiated by Chaplain Colleen Laman. She is available at 325-344-5423 to answer questions about joining the DRT and the local Chapter.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • Posted May 29, 2015 • Photos
The Mason Study Club held its Annual End-of-the-Year Picnic on Tuesday, May 19, at the beautiful home of Joyce and Stephen Mutschink (pictured) on the Broken S Ranch. It was hosted by the Social Committee, chaired by Nan Larrimore. The Committee members are Nanci Gibbons, Kay Hudler, Pam Scott, Linda Kesler, Carol Sattler, Corrine Wright and Mary Polk.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • Posted May 29, 2015 • Photos
Monica & Bill Brandenberger and Jody & Angela Eckert would like to congratulate their son, Austin Eckert, the grandson of Buddy & Sue Eckert of Mason, Texas; and, Wilbur & Martha Pontiff of Franklin, Louisiana; and Austin's wife, McKenzie Morrie Eckert, daughter of Phillip & Holly Morris of Austin, Texas, granddaughter of Opal & Ernest Morris of Tow, Texas; Dot Kendrix of San Antonio, Texas; and, Steve Smith of Austin, Texas.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • Posted May 29, 2015
Some have a “bucket list,” I have a wish list. I wish that holidays didn’t include Mattress or Car sales. Really, they can have sales but not on holidays. Shouldn’t we be celebrating the holiday and not the Mattress or Car sales? Would you want a Mattress on Valentines Day?
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • Posted May 29, 2015 • Photos
The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, May 19th, for its regular weekly meeting. There were 26 members and two visitors in attendance. Lion Chad Schmidt was responsible for the program and introduced Steely Smith who spoke about the Pioneer Youth Leadership Program and her achievements there. Steely gave a good explanation about the program and what she learned.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • Posted May 29, 2015
We finally got another Scramble together after missing a couple of weeks! Week before last, May 6, we had very high winds and only a few people showed up to play. This group of hard core folks played 9 holes in gale force winds, and I have to admire them!
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • Posted May 29, 2015
This week we have had Memorial Day so that the rest of the week is short for everything that needs to be done, and graduation and school’s last day are at the end of the week so there is an extra level of activity for most everyone. I am sure that when the week is really over we will all be glad for the start of summer and a brief time to catch our breath and slow down.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • Posted May 29, 2015
If you’ve got kiddos who were in grades K-5 this year, get out your calendar and mark these dates! We have three special summer performances that are free and fun: singer and children’s songwriter Joe McDermott is back on June 4; Reptile Adventures is here on June 17 (this one is great for all ages who love snakes and other creepy critters), and storyteller Joe Haile is booked for June 23.
, CEA-FCS
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • Posted May 29, 2015
I purchased some buttermilk to make our favorite buttermilk pie not too long ago. Today I’m going to make a Texas Sheet Cake for my fiancee’s birthday, using more of that buttermilk (which keeps for about 2 weeks in the refrigerator, and a couple of months if you freeze it).
, 2015 Texas Nature Conservancy Steward
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • Posted May 29, 2015 • Photos
The Eckert James River Bat Cave has officially been open for two weeks now but we have yet to have any visitors. No, it is not that people do not want to come. It is simply that we cannot get across the river safely. In fact, I went out early on Thursday to weedeat the trails before a group came in for the night and I encountered a very unusual sight.