Mason County News
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 13, 2014 • Photos
RESULTS There were 57 participants in the 5k. Over $15,000 raised for research!! Kid’s Race (Ages 7 and Under) 1st Kalen Langehennig 2nd Ainsley Burns 3rd Drake Hooten (Ages 8-10) 1st Madelyn Williams 2nd Avery Burns 3rd Eliza Cope Adult 5k (Group 1 Ages 14-25) 1st Jillian Lebow 2nd Ariel Slaughter 3rd Alexandra Cope (Group 2 Ages 26-45) 1st Jeri Langehennig 2nd Sara Virdell 3rd Cody Slaughter (Group 3 Ages 46 and up) 1st Larry Appleby 2nd Mike Coward 3rd Michelle Ingraci ...
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 13, 2014
Our next monthly meeting will be on the 17th of November at 6:30 p.m. We will begin planning the Post Christmas party and setting up for raffle ticket sales and discussing attending the mid winter convention in Austin. Also we will be announcing the winners of the Patriots pen and voice of democracy contest.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 13, 2014
Hill Country Memorial Hospital Foundation is focusing its end of year appeal on the goal of raising funds to purchase a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine. To bring a new, more efficient and more patient-friendly machine to HCM and the community, the HCMH Foundation will use the 2014 end of year appeal, gifts from major donors, foundations, and the Gala XVI in the fall of 2015 to raise the funds needed for the MRI equipment and relocation into the hospital building.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 13, 2014 • Photos
Saturday November 8 the Mason Pioneers competed in the Capital Farm Credit Rural Youth Entrepreneurship Competition. The students presented an Ag Business Plan for the opportunity to compete in the San Antonio Stock Show for a $10,000 scholarship. The competitors from Mason were Steeley Smith,Luis Castillo,Connor Bowling, Taylor Doss, and Daniel Busby.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 13, 2014 • Photos
Zach Brennan (left) and Ryan Barnes recently spent the night in Mason as they started their bicycle journey from Austin to Phoenix. The duo from Grand Rapids, Michigan had gotten a ride from Grand Rapids to Austin to take advantage of the great fall cycling in the South. The pair had built the bikes from spare parts and Ryan was sporting home made panniers created from kitty litter buckets.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 13, 2014
There will NOT be an American Legion meeting on Thursday, November 13th. For information concerning the programs and/or operation of The American Legion Fort Mason Post #285, please contact Holly B. Gilmore, Post Adjutant, at 325-347-2274. For information on the Ladies Auxiliary, please contact Gail Coldiron, 347-9016.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 13, 2014 • Photos
7 MONTH OLD MALE PYRENEES MIX WYLEE is a big bundle of cuteness.  He is sweet, friendly and smart!  For a 7 month old puppy WYLEE has very nice manners.  He doesn’t jump on you, and he knows “sit” and “down”.  He does great with other dogs both big and small.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 12, 2014 • Photos
Over 500 million years ago during the Cambrian period, vast tropical oceans covered Texas. While these oceans have long since disappeared, evidence of prehistoric environmental conditions in microbial reefs—mats of cycnobacteria and other organisms found preserved in the ancient rocks—remain. This summer, Trinity geoscience students Grace Mabry, Clayton Ford, and Lindsey Yazbek traveled to the Llano area in central Texas with geosciences professor Dan Lehrmann to examine these environments ...
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 12, 2014
Author and activist Karen Watson will address the bi-monthly meeting of the Republican Women of Mason County on Wednesday, Nov. 19th at noon in the Stribling Room of the Mason County Library. Karen is the author of “Being Black and Republican in the Age of Obama” and we are very excited to have her as our speaker.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 12, 2014
The Mason Garden Club will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 in the Stribling Room of the Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library starting at 1 p.m. This is a change from the regular meeting time because of the soup luncheon that will be held before the program.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 12, 2014 • Photos
The faculty and students at Mason High School like to show our appreciation to the supportive community who helped make the 2010 National Blue Ribbon School Award a reality for us. To that end, we created “Blue Ribbon Service Day” to repay our community, and it has become an annual event.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 12, 2014 • Photos
The winner of the grand prize Polaris awarded during Saturday night's Mason County Chamber of Commerce Wild Game Dinner was Letha Garrett of Brady, Texas, shown here with her entire family enjoying the new vehicle.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 12, 2014 • Photos
First photo: Riata presented a $5000 check toward the purchase of the Seaquist Home to the Seaquist Foundation last week. Second photo: This undated photo from the late Wibby Shearer’s collection shows the Seaquist House after local banker E.M. Reynolds enlarged and extensively remodeled it in the 1890s. His Architect was German immigrant Richard Grosse, who worked on the project five years.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 12, 2014 • Photos
The Mason County EMS Association’s “Operation Christmas Greeting” fundraiser will be starting next month. Please look for details about how you can donate in upcoming Mason County News issues! Last year’s fundraiser was a great success, enabling the purchase of two McGrath Laryngoscopes. These devices are the latest cutting-edge technology in video laryngoscopes, making intubations easier and more successful, especially in difficult situations.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 6, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Star Gazers (MSG) recently hosted Dr. Paul Derrick at the Mason County Library and later at a star party in Heritage Park. 18 participants listened with great interest as Paul presented a practical introduction to astronomy and star gazing. Later, Paul led the group on a star hopping tour of the night sky using a laser pointer with great effect to key the group in on various stars, constellations, galaxies and planets.