Mason County News
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016 • Posted January 28, 2016
Lifelong learners over the age of 50 living in the Hill Country can now register for a variety of non-credit courses, events, and activities, offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) and Texas Tech University (TTU). This spring the program is offering 30 courses from February through May. They are held at the three Texas Tech University centers in the Hill Country, located in Fredericksburg, Marble Falls, and Junction.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 • Posted January 28, 2016 • Photos
Brenda Etter joined the staff of the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library on January 5th. Her husband Bob also works for Mason County. They moved to Mason in 1994. Brenda’s sister and brother-in-law, who was hired as high school principal, had moved here, and Brenda and Bob helped work on their house for two weeks.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 • Posted January 28, 2016 • Photos
This weekend the CX debate team from Mason High School competed in La Vernia. This is a tough arena and Mason had to go up against much larger schools. Freshman Ethan Powell and freshman Joshua Fluhmann competed in the novice category. Senior Monaco Schmidt and junior Jackson Chapman competed at the varsity level.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 • Posted January 22, 2016 • Photos
Lee Roy (Butch) Loeffler, at 76 years young, along with his grandchildren Shanna Price & Hawkins Allen competed in the San Antonio Rock & Roll 1/2 Marathon in December. The family members are so proud of y’all!!!
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 • Posted January 20, 2016 • Photos
2-3 Year Old Boxer Mix SAMSON is a dog that truly loves life! He is a happy and energetic guy with a fun and goofy personality. Samson is very friendly and does great with other dogs. He has a lot of energy and would do best in an active home with a big backyard to run around in.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 • Posted January 20, 2016 • Photos
Aspen Martin had the Reserve Champion Duroc at the Arizona National Show. At the National Western in Denver, Aspen Martin had the Grand Champion Market Goat and Dakota Martin had two 2nd place goats as well. Hill Country District Show is going on this week and we started out on Monday with the Breeding Gilts.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 • Posted January 20, 2016 • Photos
For the New Year, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has released the top 10 worldwide fitness trends for 2016, and Hill Country Memorial Wellness Center Director Dawn Bourgeois said the local fitness and aquatic facility offers them all. The ACSM Health and Fitness Journal reported the trends are based on surveys completed by more than 2,800 health and fitness professionals as part of its Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2016. Bourgeois said the Wellness Center has stayed a ...
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 • Posted January 20, 2016 • Photos
Speakers from the Mason High School UIL Academics team competed last weekend at the Burnet High School Invitational. Though the meet is a very large one, featuring mostly schools from class 4A and 5A divisions, the Mason students who attended performed very well. In Poetry Interpretation, Erin Haley won 1st Place, and Kade Willimack won 2nd Place.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 • Posted January 20, 2016 • Photos
Rep. Austin Habecker, a junior at Mason High School, competed at the State UIL Congress Meet held in the State Capitol in Austin on January 11-13. UIL Congress is an event that is comprised of two days of debate, with students following parliamentary procedure to debate on proposed bills. The students debate for a full seven hours on the first day of competition, in order to earn a chance to compete for the championship in the final chamber on the second day of competition.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 • Posted January 20, 2016
The final session of Nonnie’s Kitchen will begin at the Mason County Library starting Friday, February, 26, 2016, from 12 to 1:30 PM. The tile of this session is: “Funeral Food meets Fast Food.” We will explore delicious and traditional “Deep South” Funeral food. Pimento cheese fritters with Hot Pepper Jelly, Chicken Lasagna with pecan topping, Spinach Salad, Broccoli Squares and Southern Caramel Cake will be on the menu for the February class.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 • Posted November 25, 2015
No doubt you’ve heard people say, “I wish I had a dime for every time . . . something.” Depending on the situation, it could be “every time I drove home and forgot to get the milk my wife asked me to get,” or “every time I drove home and forgot my wife at the store,” or something similar.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 • Posted November 18, 2015
I have a cook book entitled “Quick and Easy Dump Cakes and More” from which I have collected a few recipes. Almost all of them are, indeed, “quick and easy,” and with the holiday season upon us, I thought I’d share a few of these recipes. Things get pretty hectic this time of year, so I’ll see what I can do to make the baking chores a bit easier for you.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 • Posted October 29, 2015
Gerry, Any voter on the fence about the school bond election would do well to call our superintendent to schedule a walkthrough of the 1952 elementary school. Got my attention and the restrooms are a real show stopper. I’m showing my Puncher Pride – I’m voting “FOR” the bond. JD Kidwell
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 • Posted October 28, 2015 • Photos
On September 23, representatives from Hill Country Memorial attended the Texas Ten Step Star Achiever Breastfeeding Learning Collaborative conference in San Antonio. Director of Obstetrics Erin Huff, RN, lactation consultant and clinical analyst Vanya Keyser, RN, IBCLC, Fernando Munoz, LVN, and “parent partner” Julie Dreyer participated in the two-day conference. Breastfeeding is one of the most beneficial health measures for infants and mothers, but only 21.3 percent of Texas mothers excl ...
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 • Posted October 28, 2015
10/21/15 Under the threat of some serious rain, the turnout for the 10/21 Scramble was very light, and the brave souls who showed up had to keep one eye on the sky and one eye on the golf ball. The 9 golfers were split into 3 teams and play began just before 5:00pm.