Mason County News
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, President, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 285
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 24, 2015 • Photos
Over fifty years ago, The American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary, working together, created two programs – Boys State & Girls State - to educate America’s youth in the duties, privileges and responsibilities of American citizenship. These programs were designed to provide future citizens with a hands-on opportunity to learn the problems of government by performing the same duties as real office holders in the everyday world.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 24, 2015 • Photos
From June 12th-15th, ten junior high kids spent time in our nation’s capitol. From the time we arrived our kids visited sites such as Mount Vernon, Lincoln Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, a couple of Smithsonian museums, the Capitol and even made the trip to Gettysburg to view the battleground and national cemetery there.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Posted June 24, 2015 • Photos
This was Dale Scott's 23rd year to participate in the police games and he won one gold and one silver medal. First place in fighting, and second place in forms. Dale is a fifth degree Black Belt. He has been with the Mason County Sheriff's Department for 16 years. At 58 years of age, he continues to perform in the competition and place year after year.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 • Posted June 19, 2015
Join Texas Songwriters in the Round at Sandstone Cellars Winery on June 18th- from 7-10PM for a slice of Texas’ finest original music, in Mason Texas. The featured musician for June is Rick Bussey. Rick started performing in Austin, Texas in the mid 70’s, playing street corners, on “the drag” on Guadalupe St., he eventually began playing at many venues such as Raven’s Garage, Chicago House, Colorado St.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 • Posted June 19, 2015
1st Place Donald Schulze, Derrick Schulze, John Olson and Garry Norris 2nd Place Greg Gardner, Rusty McClane, Josh James, Darrell Dayton and Ron Birk. 3rd Place Larry Smith, Jenny Smith, Jim Bob Armes, Denver Stockbridge and Mitzi Drennan. Winners of the closest to pin awards were: Derrick Schulze and Greg Gardner
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 • Posted June 19, 2015 • Photos
Fifth & sixth graders from Mason ISD attended the Farm & Ranch Safety Day sponsored by the Mason County Soil & Water Conservation District and the Texas AgriLife Extension Service on May 14th. Students learned a variety of safety topics including tractor safety, seatbelt safety, firearm safety, snake safety, electrical safety, ATV safety, animal safety, accident assessment & procedure from Mason Fire Department & EMS.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 • Posted June 19, 2015 • Photos
Danny Conner, the Croc Doc, is the owner of Reptile Adventures, and he will be at the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library today at 1:00 P.M. The show is appropriate for all ages, and admission is free! Danny has been keeping and caring for reptiles for over thirty years.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 • Posted June 19, 2015 • Photos
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 • Posted June 19, 2015 • Photos
Annual Anderegg-Fritze Family Reunion met Saturday, June 13th at Castell Community Center (old Schoolhouse) with 40 members present for a covered-dish meal. Visiting was distant kin-folk Jim Anderegg of Tennessee who gave a presentation on his family, Andreas Anderegg (1854) of Minnesota. Ron Fritze of Castell showed pictures of the five Fritze siblings who have descendants scattered from New Mexico, Fredericksburg, Castell, and Oklahoma.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 • Posted June 19, 2015 • Photos
DENVER - Chet Weitz, a 2014-2015 eighth grade student at Mason Junior High School has earned a position on the Texas State National Junior High Rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Des Moines, Iowa, June 21-27 to compete at the 11th annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo (NJHFR) in the Tie-Down Calf Roping & Ribbon Roping competitions. Chet is the son of Doyle and Renee' Weitz and sister of Chainey.
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.
, Mentor Coordinator
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.