Mason County News
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015 • Posted August 27, 2015
The issue of Cecil the Lion came up again in a conversation a few days ago. Although I had not planned to revisit this story, at least until something really relevant happened, this recent discussion has caused me to rethink the whole thing. For me, thinking hard about something once is a rarity in itself.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 • Posted August 27, 2015 • Photos
West Central Wireless recently gave over $30,000 to Athletic and Band Booster Clubs throughout West Central Texas. Missi Davis of West Central Wireless presented an $80 check to Mason ISD Booster Club, Pam Kruse.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 • Posted August 27, 2015 • Photos
Miss Vicki Ritter shows Coen Carroll of Stephenville one of the many bats from the James Eckert Bat Cave. A great evening of entertainment & knowledge was enjoyed by many. Thanks Miss Vicki! Coen is the great grandson of Iris Moore & the late JC Moore of Mason.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 • Posted August 27, 2015
The Hill Country CattleWomen will begin their new year with the Administrative Committee hosting. The meeting will be held September 15, 2015, at the Hangar Hotel/Convention Center, located at the Airport in Fredericksburg. The cost of the meal will be $18.00. The Social Hour will begin at 10:00 a.m., with the meeting and lunch to follow.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 • Posted August 26, 2015 • Photos
The Mason Garden Club met at 2 p.m., Tuesday, August 18, 2015, at the Stribling Room of the Mason County Library. Rose Stein, Vice President; Lynn Hedges, President; and Joan Lindley, Parliamentarian; were installed at the meeting by Sherie Clarkson, outgoing Parliamentarian. Wendy Hastings, Treasurer, and Penny Peterson, Secretary, will continue to serve until the end of their term.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 • Posted August 26, 2015
The Board of Directors of the Grit Cemetery Association met on August third in the Stribling roon at the Mason County library. New board members Buddy Schuessler, Kathy Lackey and Cookie Underwood were welcomed. Officers were elected: Buddy Schuessler- President Kathy Lackey - Vice President Sheila Cooper - Secretary Bob Vacek - Treasurer The main topic of discussion was the aerial spraying of herbicide that has killed or put in a state of decline the trees at the cemetery.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 • Posted August 26, 2015
Thanks to everyone that attended, our Meet the Punchers scrimmage and barbeque was a great success! The Mason Puncher Club would like to thank Lowes Grocery Store, Weber’s Chevron, the MISD staff that worked so hard to get the field, stadium grounds and Field House ready, as well as the many parents and volunteers that helped to make Meet the Punchers happen.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 • Posted August 26, 2015
Mason’s own Steady Steps Children’s Weekday Ministry, a Christian based child care mission program of the First United Methodist Church, was recently inspected and evaluated by the Texas Workforce Commission under the Commission’s new Texas Rising Star (“TRS”) rating program. Susan McDaniel, the Commission representative conducting TRS evaluations for the San Angelo region, recently sat in on Steady Step’s operations for a full week, observing teacher performances and overall faci ...
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 • Posted August 19, 2015
A total of 32 players gathered together to help raise money for the Mason Golf Team, and everyone agreed that it was a great success! The competition was fierce, and at the end of the day there were a lot of sunburned but smiling faces. Because of the remarkable heat wave we’ve been enduring, the tournament organizer, Larry Smith, decided to offer the players both morning and afternoon tee times.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 • Posted August 19, 2015
The Fredericksburg Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International announces a $500 scholarship to be awarded to a local female college student. Eligible applicants must be female, and either the student or her parents must reside in Gillespie, Mason, or Kimble counties. Applicant must be admitted to a teacher education program.
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015 • Posted August 19, 2015
State Fair of Texas Entry Deadline: Thursday, August 20th When: September 25 – October 18, 2015 Website: http://bigtex.com/livestock/livestockshow/ State Fair Youth Show Entry Worksheet (pdf) LAMB, GOAT, BREEDING SHEEP, & BREEDING BOER DOES VALIDATION TAG ORDER Due: Thursday, August 21st, 2015 Market Lambs and Goats Going to Major Shows Tags will cost $11.00 each for market lambs, market goats, wether dams, and wether does.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 • Posted August 19, 2015 • Photos
The Adolph Keller Reunion was help June 13, 2015, at the original Keller home place just off the James/Llano River. There were 65 to 70 descendants and guests who attended and enjoyed a barbeque luncheon. They heard some history of the Arhelger family who are related to Mrs. Emma Katherine Keller, the wife of Adolph Keller.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 • Posted August 19, 2015 • Photos
Greater Works is an active group of people from various churches who step up to the plate and provide new opportunities for various groups in our community. This summer was no exception. Thanks to an anonymous donor, they were able to provide a Kids’ Lunch Camp in the building adjoining the Mason food bank.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 • Posted August 14, 2015
Initially they were clueless. A few of them had heard about a successful fight to stop a proposed power line that was to be erected across the county and they had heard hints about a possible wind farm planned for the area. Then, as the activity on their quiet county road began to increase, they started asking questions.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 • Posted August 14, 2015
The Library Book Club will meet in the Stribling Room of the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library on Tuesday, August 25, at 4:00 P.M. They will be discussing the romantic comedy, The Rosie Project, by Graeme Simsion. Everyone is welcome!