Mason County News
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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 • Posted January 8, 2015 • Photos
10 year old David Ruff, Jr. killed his first buck, an 8-point, on December 29. He killed the buck on the Ruff Ranch near Streeter. Grandfather, Jon Ruff, has been hunting in Mason County for over 64 years.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 • Posted January 8, 2015 • Photos
In spring, poets say a young man’s fancy turns to love. In January, almost everyone’s fancy, or at least thought, turns to New Year’s resolutions. The cows in Chick-Fil-A’s commercial want us to “eat more chicken,” Jenny Craig wants us to lose some weight, and Nancy Reagan wanted us to “just say no.” With advice coming at us from all angles, Mason’s Scarlet Punchers are stepping out boldly, as only women “of a certain age” are free enough to do, by resolving to “Have Mor ...
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 • Posted January 8, 2015
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Each year the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association honors those in the rodeo industry that have gone above and beyond during the year. Each winner was recognized during the annual WPRA Star Celebration on Dec. 4 at the Grand Ballroom of the South Point Hotel & Casino. Mason County resident, Wanda Harper Bush and the Harper-Bush Ranch were honored with two of the Association’s most prestigious awards.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 • Posted January 8, 2015 • Photos
Ellie is a very sweet girl who just wants to be loved on. We think she is about five years old. She is a grownup girl but she still has plenty of spunk. Ellie has great house manners. She is crate trained and has never had an accident in the house.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 • Posted January 3, 2015 • Photos
The Jingle Bells Bike Ride Xmas Lights Tour was "partially" canceled last week; but, a few folks braved the evening. Cold, but lots of fun.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 • Posted January 3, 2015
I often hear, “I always wanted to try yoga.” But I also hear, “I could never do yoga because I can’t (insert physical limitation here), or “I am afraid I will look silly, “ says yoga teacher, Sally Martin who is bringing her alignment based yoga classes to Mason in 2015. “I started doing yoga almost ten years ago when a friend needed a guinea pig student to practice with before she went to yoga teacher training.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 • Posted January 3, 2015 • Photos
We first introduced Miss Izzie to you back in September.  She is a 13 year old Jack Russell mix who had been dumped at the pound.  Izzie was partially blind, quite thin and had problems eating due to the condition of her teeth, but we knew that this old girl wasn’t ready to give up.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 • Posted January 3, 2015
Have you noticed a bit of a buzz around Mason? There is a busy hive of Mason entrepreneurs who have created a group called Mason on the Map whose mission is to share the attractions of this amazing Hill Country Town with people outside of the county in the interest of economic development and sustainability from tourism. How do people in the cities “shop” for a place to recreate and explore?
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 • Posted January 3, 2015 • Photos
In 1945, Merlyn Gail Kothmann took this Hereford to the Houston Fat Stock Show and won Reserve Champion Fat Steer. The calf was purchased for $1,000 cash by the Kelley Restaurants of Houston. The Mason Livestock Show is in just two short weeks, and though you may see some champion steers, they probably will look a bit different than Miss Kothmann's.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 • Posted January 3, 2015 • Photos
Despite the late freeze, the Menard County Pecan Show was a success, with 79 entries. Retired Extension horticulturist, John Begnaud, judged the show and praised the excellent quality that placed on top and advance to regionals. New this year were a number of entries from Mason County pecan growers. According to the State Pecan Show rules, if there is no pecan show in your county, then you may enter in the closest county show available.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 • Posted January 3, 2015 • Photos
On December 11th, the CTEC Operation Round-Up Board of Directors approved 5 grant applications. Two went to Mason organizations. One was awarded to the Bluebonnet CASA organization in Mason Texas. This group trains and supports volunteers to advocate removing children from their homes because of abuse or neglect. The volunteers work with these children as they journey toward safe, loving, permanent homes in Mason, Menard, McCulloch and Kimble counties.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 • Posted December 24, 2014 • Photos
Members of Cub Scout Pack 281 and the Mason County Republican Women join forces to play “Santa” for the residents of the Medina Children’s Home.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 • Posted December 24, 2014 • Photos
At their Christmas party last week at Grace Christian School, Vice Commander Bruce Fowler of Mason VFW post 8554 presented awards to Patriot Pen winners. This is open to all 6th-8th graders. 1st place going to Ty Hoksbergen, 2nd to Marshall Marquart. Congrats to both winners.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 • Posted December 24, 2014 • Photos
Madelyn Williams, daughter of James K. and Barbie Williams, celebrated her 9th birthday on December 13 by collecting pet supplies in lieu of gifts for herself. Madelyn is shown in this picture as she delivered them to Topaz Confections for Second Chance Mason Animal Rescue.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 • Posted December 23, 2014 • Photos
The Crosby Cemetery Rock Fence Project was started this past week with the pouring of the cement base and the laying of the concrete blocks. The natural stone will be added later this winter and new entrance gates and designs will also be added. Crosby cemetery is rich in character and history and is registered as the first burial ground for the citizens of Mason.