Mason County News
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015 • Posted April 15, 2015 • Photos
Each year members of the Texas Retired Teachers Association give back to their communities by serving others. TRTA members serve their communities by volunteering in schools, health care facilities, libraries, and churches; by participating in civic organizations and serving on boards and as officers of organizations; and by working on fundraisers and preparing meals.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 • Posted April 15, 2015
The Mason Garden Club was awarded several District V awards at the recent District V Spring Meeting held March 4 at Zilker Park in Austin. District V Director Sherie Clarkson, who is also a member of the Mason Garden Club, accepted the awards for the club. The club won first in the yearbook category and second for the president’s report.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 • Posted April 15, 2015
The Hilda Community Club will meet this coming Friday, April 17th at 6:30 p.m. in the Hilda Community Clubhouse on Hwy. 783. This will be a covered dish supper so all attending are asked to bring a dish to share. Hosts are Reuben and Doris Geistweidt. Drinks and desserts will be provided. We will have a special program that evening with The Mason Star Gazers coming to Hilda!
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 • Posted April 15, 2015
Join Texas Songwriters in the Round at Sandstone Cellars Winery on April 18th from 7-10PM for a spring time romp through musical fun! The featured musician for April is Allan Ray Redd from Llano Texas! Allan Ray Reed’s music can be described as one part Texas twang, one part Blues, and two parts Fun.
, President; Charles Eckert-Fort Chairman
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 • Posted April 10, 2015
The Mason County Historical Society Board wishes to thank all those Historical Society members, relatives, friends, and unknown customers who gave by their monetary gifts, saleable donations and for attending and buying at our two rummage sales on Mar. 21 and 28. The gifts of saleable items arrived at our Pecan St.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 • Posted April 10, 2015 • Photos
PIPER is a 7 month old female Heeler mix. She is a super sweet girl who LOVES attention. Piper does well with other dogs. She is a smart girl who would make a great companion. She has the cutest floppy ears and one of the happiest smiles we have seen.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 • Posted April 10, 2015 • Photos
Last Tuesday, March 31st Texas author and professor at St. Mary’s University, Ito Romo, visited Mason High School and read his story, “Killer Dog.” Following the reading from Mr. Romo, English III AP and English dual credit students asked questions which opened a learning conversation. It was truly a privilege to have Ito Romo discuss his literary work.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 • Posted April 8, 2015 • Photos
Just as we hear the news of the latest Habitat for Humanity recipients preparing to move into their new homes, it is time to begin the search for the next fortunate person or family who will receive a Mason Habitat home in 2016. Nanci Gibbons, Chairperson for the Mason HFH Family Selection Committee, has announced the date for the orientation meeting.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 • Posted April 8, 2015
As part of its “Be Well with Diabetes” program, the Hill Country Memorial Wellness Center will host a seminar on shopping and cooking for those with diabetes from 10:00 am to noon on Thursday, April 16 in Fredericksburg. Certified diabetes educator Kim Thornton, RD, LD, will lead “Shopping and Cooking for Good Diabetes Control.” This seminar will provide the knowledge and skills needed to cook for someone who has diabetes.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 • Posted April 8, 2015 • Photos
Wildflowers are bustin’ out all over Mason County. Soon patches of roadside bluebonnets will be pocked with “butt-marks,” from the ubiquitous family/kids/pets posing for pictures among the state flower of Texas. Mason’s Scarlet Punchers will be making marks of their own in April, when they head south to the home of Kasey Butcher (but leaving comments about our butts out of it).
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 • Posted April 8, 2015 • Photos
Award-winning watercolorist Annette Bennett likes to paint farm animals with, in her words, a watercolor “art-itude.” When she first started painting she was taught to paint what she saw, but she knew that wasn’t how her heart wanted to paint. She took more classes and explored different techniques until she slowly began to develop her own technique.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 • Posted April 8, 2015 • Photos
To help kick-start the upcoming Bloomin Art Festival on Saturday, April 11, the Arnold Art Gallery will have an opening the evening before from 5 - 7 for Lona Griffin Flocke and her exhibition entitled “Wilderness.” The artist will be present to answer questions about her work in the exhibit.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 • Posted April 3, 2015 • Photos
The SPC (service, patriotism, community) ladies of London joined the London Community Association on Saturday, March 28 to help with the highway clean up to spruce up for Easter. Picking up trash from left to right are: Ollie Hight, Joy Neighbor, Claudette Primeaux, Lynda Schiel, Allie Johnson, Nan Loeffler, and Nancy Wright.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 • Posted April 3, 2015 • Photos
The Mason Community Foundation recently completed the March Grant cycle. One of the grants awarded was to the Loyal Valley Volunteer Fire Department in the amount of $2500 for communication equipment. Pictured (left to right): Whitney Bownds, John Byerley, Brent Hinckely, Rosemary Kruckemeyer.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 • Posted April 3, 2015 • Photos
Riata met for its regular meeting in the home of Kay Evans with Willeda Rea as co-hostess. KK Brannies introduced special guest Martha Kothman who presented a cooking demonstration on making and baking fruit Crostatas. She said this recipe is one to have in your recipe box to fix and serve in an emergency, like unexpected company, just add ice cream and you have a delicious dessert.