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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.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 • Posted December 23, 2014
Texas Farm Bureau voting delegates passed policy regarding agricultural issues facing the Lone Star State and the nation during the organization’s 81st annual meeting in Corpus Christi. “Brackish water, private property rights and fertilizer storage regulations were the top concerns during the policy sessions of the largest farm and ranch organization in the state,” said Tim Dockal, Mason County Farm Bureau President. Resolutions adopted at the TFB annual meeting become policies that gu ...
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 • Posted December 21, 2014 • Photos
During Thanksgiving, Mason County youth from churches all over the area showed up at First United Methodist Church to help distribute turkeys and dinner preparation kits for families to make for their holiday meal.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 • Posted December 21, 2014 • Photos
Robbie Simon now leads the scoring for the ShortStop Grocery Big Buck Contest with a score of 50 points. His buck had 5.5" bases, 9 points, 17.5" wide and 12.5" high.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 • Posted December 21, 2014 • Photos
Each year the PTO has their annual poinsettia fund raiser! It once again was a success, thanks to all of you who purchased some of the beautiful plants! The students who sold the most poinsettias were awarded prizes for all their hard work. The 2014 Poinsettia contest winners were: Elementary winner Trevor Loeffler; Jr.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 • Posted December 21, 2014 • Photos
The decorating contest sponsored by ShortStop and NuWay Grocery came to a conclusion on Monday night when a team of judges from out of town met at the home of Charles and Linda Reichenau to begin their duties. After enjoying a dinner so that darkness could fall, Charlie and Linda ferried the judges all over the town to take a look at the many homes that had entered the competition.