Mason County News
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • Posted February 26, 2015 • Photos
After a very successful “Chili On The Square,” the Mason Study Club gave the library a check for $1500. Thank you, Citizens of Mason, for making this possible by braving the cold and buying a bowl of chili. Pictured presenting Patti Grote with a check are Barbara Brunken, Diane Evans, Karen Olson, Patti Grote, Judy Branch, and Alberta Birk.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • Posted February 26, 2015 • Photos
During the SNIA Annual Members' Symposium, Nancy Clay of Mason was named as recipient of the prestigious Deborah K. Johnson Memorial Award. Mrs. Clay is the SNIA Education Program Manager, and the award cited her tireless devotion to the SNIA Tutorial Program. Nancy has managed SNIA Tutorial tracks and speakers for so many years that Tutorials are almost synonymous with her name, according to her supervisors.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • Posted February 26, 2015 • Photos
On January 13th, 2015, Shirley Siler and Bonnie Eubank were gifted with VIP tickets to the Englebert Humperdink concert at Mary Moody Northern Theater in Austin, Texas. Humperdink, the King of Romance, was on his Texas tour. On Valentine's Day, he appeared on Hallmark's Home & Family network.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • Posted February 26, 2015 • Photos
Hochheim Prairie Branch 160 (represented by President George Schoenfeld and Treasurer Thom Canfield) made donations this year to the following organizations: Second Chance Animal Rescue (Jim Hoffman and Jenny Denton); Mason County Historical Society – Fort Committee (Max Jordan); Mason County 4-H Shooting Sports program (Kristy Powell); Young Life of Mason (JW Harle); Steady Steps Children’s Weekday Ministry (Tiffany Stidham); Mason Senior Nutrition Center (Mario Arteaga).
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • Posted February 25, 2015 • Photos
The Mason Garden Club met Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at the Stribling Room of the Mason County Library. The program was given by Gretchen Lang Qualls of Mason on “Old Time Gardening” in the 1800’s in Mason County. It covered the early plants, insect control, seeds and seed collection of our Mason ancestors.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • Posted February 25, 2015 • Photos
The Mason Study Club held its monthly meeting on January 28 in the Stribling Room at the library. Providing a salad luncheon were hostesses Jan McCann, Phyllis Estill, Mary Polk, Mary Freytag, and Trudy Irwin, chairman. Following lunch was our special guest speaker, Kay Evans, sharing with us her recent adventures in Africa.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • Posted February 25, 2015
(Mason, Texas)—The Texas legislature is back in session, and Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) members have shaped their agriculture priorities for legislators in Austin. “Each year, Farm Bureau members from Mason County and across the state gather to outline what issues are most important to farmers and ranchers in the coming year,” said Tim Dockal County Farm Bureau president.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • Posted February 25, 2015 • Photos
This is the first installment in a series of upcoming feature reports focusing on the history of Mason Habitat, the volunteer Care-A-Vanners who participate in the actual building of homes, local volunteers from Mason who make the project work each year, how Mason has innovated for the benefit of Habitat for Humanity Affiliates nationwide in green building and a personal look at the 2015 Mason home recipients.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • Posted February 25, 2015 • Photos
The Mason County Commissioners Court has appointed Mitzi Drennan to the Library Board of the Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library. Library Board President Margaret Persky welcomed Mitzi Drennan to her first meeting on February 17. As an at-large member, Mitzi will serve for three years.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • Posted February 25, 2015
The voice of Mason County is being heard in Austin thanks to farmers and ranchers. “Every time the legislature is in session farmers and ranchers visit the capitol to speak with our lawmakers about the issues most important to our area,” Tim Dockal, Mason County Farm Bureau president, said. “We do this to ensure the voice of Mason County is heard and represented.” The trip to the capitol was part of Texas Farm Bureau’s annual Leadership Conference.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • Posted February 25, 2015 • Photos
The Mason Square Museum is very excited to have a special exhibit titled “Mason in Flight”. This exhibit traces flight from the beginning of the construction of the Mason County Airport through today. Newspaper articles tell the stories of Mason County pilots, their experiences, their heroics, and their patriotism. One such pilot is Mildred Eckert Carder whose love of flying did not deter her from serving in the military, even though at the time it was a financial hardship for women.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 • Posted February 22, 2015
Our local merchants met this week to correct some of the locations on Google Maps and to delete some businesses that are no longer in operation. New Mason businesses were also added to make it easier for patrons and tourists to Google business locations on their smartphones while looking for a particular place.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 • Posted February 22, 2015 • Photos
The Cherokee 3D Archery Shoot was held on February 14, 2015. Mason performed well at the event, with K. O. Tedder placing third, Daniel Gainer placing second, and J. J. Ake placing first.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 • Posted February 21, 2015 • Photos
The 8th graders of Mason Junior High went on a field trip touring the UT Campus last week.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 • Posted February 21, 2015 • Photos
James Ranck is known as the Father of Mason, coming about 1859 and dying in 1892. Not only did he expend his life in making certain Mason thrived, he brought his extended kin—other Rancks, the Bridges, Lockharts, Lorings, etc.—with their education and financial resources to help do their part. Recently, Gary Johnson and his wife Paulette came from California, searching for his Ranck-Loring family roots.