Mason County News
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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 • Posted June 19, 2015 • Photos
The American Legion, Department of Texas today announced that Luke Gillespie and Nicholas Martin of Mason High School, Mason, Texas have graduated from American Legion Boys State, Department of Texas, better known simply as Texas Boys State. This was the 75th anniversary of this prestigious camp. Luke is the son of John and Julie Gillespie and Nicholas is the son of Todd and Sheri Martin. Begun in 1935, Boys State is a unique program that educates future leaders about government, civics, and p ...
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 • Posted June 10, 2015
Mason now has a Chiropractor, Dr. Emily Morales Ball. Emily’s parents, Pete & Catherine, bought a house in Mason in the early 1990’s, later purchasing acreage in the northwest corner of the county. Emily spent her childhood digging up “pear” with her four siblings. Emily’s grandfather worked on the Kothmann Ranch, losing an arm when dynamiting for a new water well.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 • Posted June 3, 2015 • Photos
On Friday, May 22, 10 children with severe visual impairment from the Texas Hill Country received life-changing Optelec Multiview Electronic Video Magnifiers (EVMs), or other assistive technology, from Sight Savers America, a nationally expanding nonprofit organization that provides free visual care for qualifying children. All 10 children have severe visual impairment that cannot not be corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses, medical or surgical treatment.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 • Posted June 3, 2015 • Photos
Mason’s Scarlet Punchers, undampened in spirit by all the blessed rain, are “taking to the road” for our June meeting. On Monday, June 8th, we will rendezvous at 11:00 AM in the Methodist Church parking lot to carpool to scenic Art, Texas, to the home of Marge Boyd. Marge, a fairly recent (and welcome) addition to our group, has graciously offered to host our June luncheon, a generous offer probably brought on by a banana-pudding-induced sugar rush at our May get-together.
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Wednesday, June 3, 2015 • Posted June 3, 2015 • Photos
Believe it or not, another school year has come and gone! To celebrate, we honored our praiseworthy mentors with a luncheon on May 18th. The purpose of our annual luncheon is not only to gather in fellowship, but to show our gratitude for the mentors’ time and commitment to this special program and to these wonderful children.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • Posted May 29, 2015 • Photos
(Mason, Texas) – Tuesday, May 19, 2015, the children and teachers at Mason Head Start, along with Kathy Loeffler from Teaching Strategies® for Early Childhood planted a rose bush in honor of Head Start’s 50th anniversary. Fifty years ago on May 18, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson stood in the White House Rose Garden to announce the creation of Project Head Start, a federal effort designed to ensure at-risk children across the nation received a quality early childhood experience.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • Posted May 29, 2015 • Photos
Pam Scott and Nanci Gibbons present a check from the Friends of the Library to Patti Grotte for use in purchasing new books, CDs, DVDs and remodeling projects for the Mason County Library.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • Posted May 29, 2015 • Photos
Smiles were the order of the day as the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Heart of Texas Chapter, initiated its new officers for the year. Pictured on the left is Registrar Sheila Van Zant being initiated by Chaplain Colleen Laman. She is available at 325-344-5423 to answer questions about joining the DRT and the local Chapter.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • Posted May 29, 2015 • Photos
The Mason Study Club held its Annual End-of-the-Year Picnic on Tuesday, May 19, at the beautiful home of Joyce and Stephen Mutschink (pictured) on the Broken S Ranch. It was hosted by the Social Committee, chaired by Nan Larrimore. The Committee members are Nanci Gibbons, Kay Hudler, Pam Scott, Linda Kesler, Carol Sattler, Corrine Wright and Mary Polk.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • Posted May 29, 2015
We finally got another Scramble together after missing a couple of weeks! Week before last, May 6, we had very high winds and only a few people showed up to play. This group of hard core folks played 9 holes in gale force winds, and I have to admire them!
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • Posted May 28, 2015 • Photos
On Tuesday, May 19, 2015, the Mason Garden Club met in the Stribling Room of the Mason County Library. Prior to the meeting, a salad luncheon, with members bringing their favorite salad, was enjoyed by the members. Laura Hansen, assisted by Rose Stein, presented an interesting program “ Wildflowers and Trees of Mason County.” There were nineteen members attending.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • Posted May 28, 2015 • Photos
Ashley McLaughlin of Mason, received the scholarship given each year to a graduating senior in one of the four counties (Mason, Menard, Kimble, and McCulloch) served by the Fine Arts Association of the Hill Country. Seniors in each of these counties may apply for a scholarship. Their talent could be in the area of drama, graphic arts, music, or writing.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • Posted May 28, 2015
The number one reason your pool is green is lack of sanitizer. A sanitizer is a chemical agent that will disinfect your pool water by killing the bacteria that cause algae to grow. The presence of algae in your pool indicates the presence of large numbers of bacteria that can cause disease. There are many different types of sanitizers available to the pool owner but the most commonly used is chlorine due to its effectiveness & relatively low cost.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • Posted May 28, 2015 • Photos
The Ramon Family Foundation is proud to announce the 2015 recipients of the Gilberto Ramon Memorial Scholarship Program. This year, the Foundation awarded 10 each $1000 scholarships to deserving Mason High School graduating seniors. The 2015 recipients are: Staci Habecker, Sammy Martinez, Rylee Owen, Madelyn Glentz, James Perlichek, David Hill, Carlos Chavez, Brook Falgout, August Kraemer and Ashley McLaughlin.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • Posted May 28, 2015 • Photos
The Hill Country Astronomers (HCA) will meet at 6:30 PM, Monday, June 1, in the HEB meeting room at the Hill Country University Center in Fredericksburg. Ryan Behrends, club member and president-elect, will present a program entitled “Observing the Moon 101” related to the Astronomical League’s (AL) lunar observing programs.