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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 16, 2014 • Photos
While enjoying a fine day of kayaking on the Llano River this past Friday, members of SEPM, Society for Sedimentary Geology took time to pose on top of the “Turtle Carapace”, a Stromatolitic dome (bioherm) some 500 million years old. SEPM was conducting this field trip in conjunction with the American Association of Petroleum Geologist’s Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.
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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
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
The Mason Garden Club has several events coming up this month. The club will be taking a trip to Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and the Natural Gardener Nursery in Austin on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. We will be carpooling and need to meet at 7:45 a.m. in the Mason County M.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 9, 2014 • Photos
Mason’s Scarlet Punchers, those adventurous ladies clad in crimson chapeaux and purple duds, are “going cross-country” for their monthly luncheon. Jan Appleby, a member for many years, has volunteered her home in Hilda for a pot lunch luncheon on Monday, April 14th. Members will meet in the Methodist Church parking lot at 11:00 for a car-pooling caravan to Jan’s house.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 9, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Community Foundation (MCF) recently granted funds to several local organizations. Pictured are two of these groups. The Mason Community Garden was recently started to supplement the Food Bank, by providing fresh produce to local residents. They received money for a shed to house implements. Pictured, left to right: Whitney Bownds, Brent Hinckley, Carolyn Phillips, Charles Pluenneke, Linda Laury and Bob Laury.
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 5, 2014
AUSTIN — Visitors to the State Capitol in Austin during the month of April will have the opportunity to view a variety of photographs representing the size and diversity of Texas agriculture — each taken by 4-H and Future Farmers of America youth. The exhibit, called “Picturing Texas Agriculture,” will open April 9 and remain on display through April 27 in the Capitol ground floor rotunda.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 5, 2014 • Photos
Earlier this year, the leaders of Mason Elementary collected treats for soldiers. These goodies were packaged and mailed to soldiers all across the United States and overseas by the students. Mason Elementary Leaders collected enough treats to fill 15 boxes! Mason Elementary students are “Sharpening Their Saws” by giving back to our community and beyond.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 5, 2014
The Hill Country Cattle Women organization consists of women in one of the following counties, McCullouch, San Saba, Menard, Mason, Llano, Kimble, Gillespie, Blanco, Edwards, Kerr, Kendall, Real, Bandera, and Northern Bexar. Our primary objective is to promote and support the production of beef and the beef industry. We do this by awarding scholarships to college students who have 60 college hours and have a grade point of at least 2.8.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 5, 2014 • Photos
During the opening day celebration for Mason Youth Baseball, Mason's first Little League Team had their own float in the parade. Left to right: Kenneth Durst, Corky Mueller, Charles Kramer, Raymond Brandenberger,George Schoenfield, Bob Al Hofmann and Pat Reardon.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 5, 2014 • Photos
Riata held its monthly meeting in the home of Jodie Kingston with C.J. Reardon serving as co-hostess. KK Brannies, program chairman and former educator, introduced school superintendent Pam Kruse. Mrs. Kruse talked about what is going on with the school buildings now and what is to come in the future.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 5, 2014 • Photos
Mason 4-Hers Compete in District Consumer Decision Making Contest - Ty Hoksbergen and Colby Brown competed in a contest at the San Angelo Stock Show where they judged classes of items using their consumer education skills. Ty was the 9th place Intermediate contestant, while Colby was a Junior level participant.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 5, 2014 • Photos
Home Health Services of MKM hosted a lunch for the habitat of humanity on March 14th. They enjoyed a shrimp & vegetable pasta salad, beans, garlic bread and dessert. Sherry Martin thanked the caravaners for all their hard work in our community. We are grateful to Tommy Bierschwale for allowing us the use of the Mason Housing Authority Facility.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 • Posted March 27, 2014
Everyone enjoyed the March meeting hosted by the Mason County members of the Hill Country Cattle Women. You can tell that Spring is in the air as the bluebonnet flowers were poking their heads out of the parched earth. With that being said, the next meeting of the of The Hill Country CattleWomen will be held April 15, 2014 in Fredericksburg at St.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 • Posted March 27, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Garden Club met on Tuesday, March 18th at 2 p.m. at The Green House with Jeff Durst giving a program on “Native Plants”. The Green House is an organic nursery and natural health store owned by Jeff and Margaret Durst located on San Antonio Street here in Mason.