Mason County News
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, Mason County Agricultural Extension Agent
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 • Posted January 28, 2015
It’s that time of the year again to plant, prune and fertilize your trees. PLANTING – February is the best time of the year to plant trees for adaptability, permanence and durability. By planting in February your trees will have a better chance of surviving in more of a harsh environment.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 • Posted January 28, 2015 • Photos
The Cub Scout Tiger Den 281 (and one guest) visited the Mason County News on Monday to learn more about businesses and how a newspaper is put together each week.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 • Posted January 28, 2015 • Photos
February 21-22, six Mason High School students, along with about 100 other students from six other counties, came together at the Texas State Capitol for the Pioneer Leadership Forum. During this time, they were recognized by the House of Representatives and the State Senate, and received the opportunity to present their ideas to help our state to the Water Conservation Board, Texas Department of Agriculture, and the Texas Education Agency.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 22, 2015 • Photos
As a big surprise and the grade finale at the Puncher College Week pep rally, ASU Recruiter Jonathan McKissack presented t-shirts to seniors who have applied and been accepted to Angelo State University. In addition, David, Pascual, Tyler and Conner all learned they are recipients of the Carr Scholarships.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 22, 2015 • Photos
Meet Scout! He is one fantastic dog. No doubt about that. Scout is a 1-1/2 year old Red Heeler Mix who is an absolute sweetheart. He was found in the country in very poor condition. The poor guy had not seen a decent meal in quite some time. A loving family with 3 young children took him in until Second Chance could get him into our Foster Care Program.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 21, 2015
The second cookbook entitled: Nonnie’s Ktchen: recipes from Family and Friends will be on sale at the Mason County Library on Friday, January 23, 2015. This cookbook, features recipes from the second session of cooking classes held in the Stribling room. Recipes range from soups and salads, Mexican food and eight of Nonnie’s favorite desserts.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 21, 2015 • Photos
The Mason schools were transformed for Puncher College Week. We decorated the hallways, doors and lockers in anticipation of Puncher College Week.  There were posters, banners, flags and pennants from every college and technical school you have ever heard of! Students in grades PK-8 viewed a Powerpoint to introduce possible choices and reasons for continuing with their education after high school.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 21, 2015
BOERNE, TX – January 15, 2015. Canadian Brass Co-Founder and Tuba Master, Dr. CC (“Chuck”) Daellenbach was recently appointed to the Order of Canada, the Country’s Highest Civilian Honour. On December 26, 2014, the Governor General of Canada announced this appointment as recognition of Chuck’s lifelong works as Canadian Brass’s co-founder, and his critical role as a performer, mentor and entrepreneur. In 1970, building on his intense love of brass chamber music, Chuck initiated an ...
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Posted January 21, 2015 • Photos
On Jan. 15, HCM distributed 10 handheld lactic acid measuring devices to emergency medical services (EMS) crews from the surrounding counties. HCM Laboratory Director Eric Jepson distributed the machines, which were funded by gifts from the community, at a training event with the manufacturer and HCM staff. Eleven paramedics, captains and directors attended the training with staff from HCM’s emergency, laboratory and pharmacy departments.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 16, 2015 • Photos
Pictured left to right, DRT members Julia McAnelly, Judy Hanks, Jennifer Roddie and Laura Greenwood model some of the artifacts found in the DRT Traveling Trunk. The trunk and its contents will also be shown to local school Texas History classes.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 16, 2015 • Photos
The Rumbaugh family enjoyed having five generations celebrating the Christmas holiday. First is great, great grandmother Dean Rumbaugh, great grandma Margaret Williams, grandmother Brenda Harris, mother Aspen Williams; and, newborn Jaxx Harrison Williams, born December 6, 2014 at 3 a.m., providing the family with its fifth living generation.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 16, 2015 • Photos
Dillon Grote won all around champion title in Sulphur Springs, Texas, at the TJRA finals. He is pictured with his parents, Will Grote and Tina Grote.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 16, 2015 • Photos
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 14, 2015 • Photos
Bill Wittliff wrote the screenplay for Lonesome Dove.... just released his new book, The Devil’s Backbone, at a book signing at Texas State University in December.... presented the book with excerpts read by Ray Benson to a captive audience.... signed the books afterwards.... was in a conversation with me.... who mentioned purchasing these books for the Mason Square Museum....
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 14, 2015
Operation Orphans, Inc. at Camp Gene Ashby in Mason County enjoyed another successful deer hunt for less privileged boys Saturday, January 10th. 55 boys from various child residential facilities and foster homes harvested 55 animals during the “Take a Child Hunting” program. Animals harvested were 48 whitetail does, 4 spikes, 2 bucks, and 1 feral hog.