Mason County News
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Wednesday, April 8, 2015 • Posted April 10, 2015 • Photos
Last Tuesday, March 31st Texas author and professor at St. Mary’s University, Ito Romo, visited Mason High School and read his story, “Killer Dog.” Following the reading from Mr. Romo, English III AP and English dual credit students asked questions which opened a learning conversation. It was truly a privilege to have Ito Romo discuss his literary work.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 • Posted April 8, 2015 • Photos
Just as we hear the news of the latest Habitat for Humanity recipients preparing to move into their new homes, it is time to begin the search for the next fortunate person or family who will receive a Mason Habitat home in 2016. Nanci Gibbons, Chairperson for the Mason HFH Family Selection Committee, has announced the date for the orientation meeting.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 • Posted April 8, 2015
As part of its “Be Well with Diabetes” program, the Hill Country Memorial Wellness Center will host a seminar on shopping and cooking for those with diabetes from 10:00 am to noon on Thursday, April 16 in Fredericksburg. Certified diabetes educator Kim Thornton, RD, LD, will lead “Shopping and Cooking for Good Diabetes Control.” This seminar will provide the knowledge and skills needed to cook for someone who has diabetes.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 • Posted April 8, 2015 • Photos
Wildflowers are bustin’ out all over Mason County. Soon patches of roadside bluebonnets will be pocked with “butt-marks,” from the ubiquitous family/kids/pets posing for pictures among the state flower of Texas. Mason’s Scarlet Punchers will be making marks of their own in April, when they head south to the home of Kasey Butcher (but leaving comments about our butts out of it).
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 • Posted April 8, 2015 • Photos
Award-winning watercolorist Annette Bennett likes to paint farm animals with, in her words, a watercolor “art-itude.” When she first started painting she was taught to paint what she saw, but she knew that wasn’t how her heart wanted to paint. She took more classes and explored different techniques until she slowly began to develop her own technique.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 • Posted April 8, 2015 • Photos
To help kick-start the upcoming Bloomin Art Festival on Saturday, April 11, the Arnold Art Gallery will have an opening the evening before from 5 - 7 for Lona Griffin Flocke and her exhibition entitled “Wilderness.” The artist will be present to answer questions about her work in the exhibit.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 • Posted April 3, 2015 • Photos
The SPC (service, patriotism, community) ladies of London joined the London Community Association on Saturday, March 28 to help with the highway clean up to spruce up for Easter. Picking up trash from left to right are: Ollie Hight, Joy Neighbor, Claudette Primeaux, Lynda Schiel, Allie Johnson, Nan Loeffler, and Nancy Wright.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 • Posted April 3, 2015 • Photos
The Mason Community Foundation recently completed the March Grant cycle. One of the grants awarded was to the Loyal Valley Volunteer Fire Department in the amount of $2500 for communication equipment. Pictured (left to right): Whitney Bownds, John Byerley, Brent Hinckely, Rosemary Kruckemeyer.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 • Posted April 3, 2015 • Photos
Riata met for its regular meeting in the home of Kay Evans with Willeda Rea as co-hostess. KK Brannies introduced special guest Martha Kothman who presented a cooking demonstration on making and baking fruit Crostatas. She said this recipe is one to have in your recipe box to fix and serve in an emergency, like unexpected company, just add ice cream and you have a delicious dessert.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 • Posted April 3, 2015 • Photos
The Mason Study Club held its regular monthly meeting on March 24th at First United Methodist Church. After a brief business meeting, we welcomed new member Margaret Persky. Margaret, a Mason native, is an ordained Methodist Minister and is also the former Director of Mason Steady Steps, where she now serves as a volunteer/reader.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 • Posted April 3, 2015 • Photos
For unknown reasons, there are misunderstandings about who can receive a Habitat for Humanity home. After many discussions and ad hoc surveying of people in Mason, the conclusion could be drawn that most people believe it is for young single mothers, young parents and those who are disabled. All of those choices are correct.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 • Posted April 3, 2015
SAN ANGELO, TX - The second in a series of training events through Angelo State University Small Business Development Center will be held Tuesday, April 7 from 6-8 p.m. at the M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library. The topic for this month’s workshop will focus on marketing for your business. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore components of a marketing plan.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 • Posted April 3, 2015 • Photos
The Fine Arts Association of the Hill Country was represented at the Stribling Art Extravaganza by members Dayna Haines, Nan Loeffler, Marcy Wheeler, and Frances Taylor. They showed watercolors, jewelry, gourds, and acrylic Painting. Frances was unable to attend and Diann Crenwelge went as a guest. The 16th annual show sponsored by Beverly and Ben Stribling benefits the West Texas Rehabilitation Center and showcases Artists at Fort Concho in San Angelo.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 • Posted April 3, 2015 • Photos
The Mason Golf Ladies had a great time at the Nanny Goat Tournament at Blue Lake Golf Club in Horseshoe Bay. From left to right: Mitzi Drennan, Rita Ash, Patsy Brandenberger, Mary Schmidt, Martha Smith (won closest to the line) Cynthia Bauer, Kathy Bradley, Sheila Innis (won second gross) and Carole Richie.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 • Posted April 2, 2015 • Photos
Faith Ingracia competed in the NTBA SW Regional Twirling Championship. She received First Place in Regional Solo, which qualifies her to represent Texas in the National Championship held at Dotre Dame in Indiana this Summer. Faith also received First Place in Open X-Strut, Second Place in Regional X-Strut, Second Place in the Miss Southwest Regional Pageant and Seventh Place in the Three Baton Routine. A Bake Sale will be held on Saturday April 4, 2015 to raise funds to send Faith to Nationa ...