Mason County News
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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.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 • Posted April 3, 2015 • Photos
The Mason Study Club held its regular monthly meeting on March 24th at First United Methodist Church. After a brief business meeting, we welcomed new member Margaret Persky. Margaret, a Mason native, is an ordained Methodist Minister and is also the former Director of Mason Steady Steps, where she now serves as a volunteer/reader.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 • Posted April 3, 2015 • Photos
For unknown reasons, there are misunderstandings about who can receive a Habitat for Humanity home. After many discussions and ad hoc surveying of people in Mason, the conclusion could be drawn that most people believe it is for young single mothers, young parents and those who are disabled. All of those choices are correct.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 • Posted April 3, 2015
SAN ANGELO, TX - The second in a series of training events through Angelo State University Small Business Development Center will be held Tuesday, April 7 from 6-8 p.m. at the M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library. The topic for this month’s workshop will focus on marketing for your business. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore components of a marketing plan.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 • Posted April 3, 2015 • Photos
The Fine Arts Association of the Hill Country was represented at the Stribling Art Extravaganza by members Dayna Haines, Nan Loeffler, Marcy Wheeler, and Frances Taylor. They showed watercolors, jewelry, gourds, and acrylic Painting. Frances was unable to attend and Diann Crenwelge went as a guest. The 16th annual show sponsored by Beverly and Ben Stribling benefits the West Texas Rehabilitation Center and showcases Artists at Fort Concho in San Angelo.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 • Posted April 3, 2015 • Photos
The Mason Golf Ladies had a great time at the Nanny Goat Tournament at Blue Lake Golf Club in Horseshoe Bay. From left to right: Mitzi Drennan, Rita Ash, Patsy Brandenberger, Mary Schmidt, Martha Smith (won closest to the line) Cynthia Bauer, Kathy Bradley, Sheila Innis (won second gross) and Carole Richie.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 • Posted April 2, 2015 • Photos
Faith Ingracia competed in the NTBA SW Regional Twirling Championship. She received First Place in Regional Solo, which qualifies her to represent Texas in the National Championship held at Dotre Dame in Indiana this Summer. Faith also received First Place in Open X-Strut, Second Place in Regional X-Strut, Second Place in the Miss Southwest Regional Pageant and Seventh Place in the Three Baton Routine. A Bake Sale will be held on Saturday April 4, 2015 to raise funds to send Faith to Nationa ...
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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 • Posted April 2, 2015
Texas Child Protective Services (CPS) has been in the news lately for failing to protect children in the state’s care. Many are just now learning about this tragic situation, but if we only focus on this issue when it is highly visible in the newspaper or on the morning news, it can be easy to miss the bigger picture. This April, as we observe National Child Abuse Prevention Month and National Volunteer Week, it’s important we recommit ourselves to ending the vicious cycle of abuse and to ...
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 • Posted April 2, 2015 • Photos
Mason High School art students competed in the Regional Visual Art Scholastic Event (VASE) at Brady High School on Saturday, March 21. Mason brought home sixteen medals with four students advancing to the state competition in Dallas on Saturday, April 24. Those advancing to state are from left to right: Ashley McLaughlin, Margaret Graves, Justyn Tedder, and Bode McMillan.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 • Posted April 2, 2015 • Photos
Mason High School earned the District Championship at the UIL Academic Meet held last week in Johnson City. By the end of the two day meet, MHS had accumulated 472 total points. Harper High School placed second with 336 total points. In addition to winning the overall meet, Mason also won the meet’s other two overall awards for Best Journalism Team and Best Speech Team.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 • Posted March 27, 2015 • Photos
Heather Shaw walked away with the overall Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat banner at the Star of Texas Livestock Show in Austin!!
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 • Posted March 27, 2015
A strong Texas demands high leadership standards. That’s where Texas Farm Bureau’s (TFB) Youth Leadership Conference (YLC) comes into play. For 52 years, the program has equipped students with leadership skills and economic knowledge, as well as boosted their confidence with goal-setting activities. “Every year, hundreds of students from across Texas—including Mason County—are encouraged and inspired after attending YLC,” said Mason County Farm Bureau President Tim Dockal.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 • Posted March 27, 2015
There was only running events and pole vault at this meet. Our 7th and 8th kids went out and ran against teams from San Saba and Goldthwaite. We even got to see some kids compete in different events that normally don’t run. They ran extremely well considering we just come off of spring break and even improved some of our times. 2400m Run – Zane Shoemaker – 10:43.72, Aaron Reardon – 11:31.43, Tyler Tatsch – 10:41.16 4x100m Relay – 54.69 – Tad Kirby, Whitt Bierschwale, Clay Hyatt, ...
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 • Posted March 27, 2015 • Photos
Llano River Region Adventures kicked off the 2015 paddling season by guiding a group from Houston on the Llano River between White’s Crossing and James River Crossing. The group, led by Rice University Professor, Andre Droxler was enjoying a field trip to Mason County after attending the Industry Rice Earth Science Symposium (IRESS) in Houston.