Mason County News
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 12, 2014 • Photos
The faculty and students at Mason High School like to show our appreciation to the supportive community who helped make the 2010 National Blue Ribbon School Award a reality for us. To that end, we created “Blue Ribbon Service Day” to repay our community, and it has become an annual event.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 12, 2014 • Photos
The winner of the grand prize Polaris awarded during Saturday night's Mason County Chamber of Commerce Wild Game Dinner was Letha Garrett of Brady, Texas, shown here with her entire family enjoying the new vehicle.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 12, 2014 • Photos
First photo: Riata presented a $5000 check toward the purchase of the Seaquist Home to the Seaquist Foundation last week. Second photo: This undated photo from the late Wibby Shearer’s collection shows the Seaquist House after local banker E.M. Reynolds enlarged and extensively remodeled it in the 1890s. His Architect was German immigrant Richard Grosse, who worked on the project five years.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 12, 2014 • Photos
The Mason County EMS Association’s “Operation Christmas Greeting” fundraiser will be starting next month. Please look for details about how you can donate in upcoming Mason County News issues! Last year’s fundraiser was a great success, enabling the purchase of two McGrath Laryngoscopes. These devices are the latest cutting-edge technology in video laryngoscopes, making intubations easier and more successful, especially in difficult situations.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 6, 2014 • Photos
The Mason Star Gazers (MSG) recently hosted Dr. Paul Derrick at the Mason County Library and later at a star party in Heritage Park. 18 participants listened with great interest as Paul presented a practical introduction to astronomy and star gazing. Later, Paul led the group on a star hopping tour of the night sky using a laser pointer with great effect to key the group in on various stars, constellations, galaxies and planets.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 6, 2014 • Photos
The Scarlett Punchers, Mason’s intrepid, highly sociable “women of a certain age,” celebrated still being above ground this past October, and remembering where we were with a Halloween pot luck luncheon at the home of Joan Lindley. It was a wonderful drive through the countryside, and perfect weather for a gathering.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 6, 2014 • Photos
We are pleased to congratulate our students who worked hard to achieve a listing on the first quarter honor roll!
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 6, 2014 • Photos
Taken in May 1890, this is the only known photo of the Seaquist House as Rev. Thomas Broad originally completed it. The house had only two stories and a small entry porch at the time. Also, the bay window was much more modest than the alcove that later replaced it.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 6, 2014 • Photos
14-16 Week Old Female Kitten SWAY had a rough start to her little life. She entered Second Chance’s foster program with a broken pelvis. Our best guess is that she probably had been hit by a car. Sway was kept confined in a crate for a couple of weeks to limit her activity and allow her body time to heal.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 5, 2014
It’s easy to get caught up in the commercialism of the holidays, shopping for gifts and fueling anticipation of the new toys, clothes and other goodies that lie ahead. Bluebonnet CASA encourages Mason residents to delight in the season by also celebrating the joys of giving back. “Kids and adults alike deserve to experience the fun of ‘getting’ during the holidays, but giving can be just as fulfilling,” says Executive Director Lisa Goehmann.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 5, 2014
(Editor's Note: Mason High School English teacher, John Pierce, has graciously agreed to share the work of some his students. We will be presenting occasional essays from these students in upcoming editions.) By James Perlichek- My frozen, rain-soaked t-shirt pressed against my chest, sending cold shivers down my spine. It was summertime in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 5, 2014
Mason ShortStop and NuWay Grocery have contacted the News and indicated that they want to revive the tradition of a contest for residents who go to the trouble of decorating their homes for the Christmas holiday. The two stores, owned by Charlie and Linda Reichenau, have offered a $300 prize for first place, $200 for second place and $100 for third place.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 5, 2014
Capital Farm Credit is delighted to announce that it is the presenting sponsor of the Pioneers Youth Leadership high school business plan contest. The Capital Farm Credit Rural Youth Entrepreneurship Competition will allow high school students in rural Texas communities to gain hands-on experience as early stage entrepreneurs, learn basic business principles, and develop written and verbal communication skills in a business setting as they compete for $24,000 in scholarships and cash awards. T ...
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 5, 2014
The Comanche Creek Ladies’ Golf Association played their annual club championship on Monday, October 27, 2014. Congratulations to the winners: First Flight: Sheila Innis, Gross, Patsy Brandenberger, Net Second Flight: Bertha Templeton, Gross, Cynthia Bauer, Net Third Flight: Rita Ash, Gross, Kathy Bradley, Net Fourth Flight: Kay Evans, Gross, Gladys Kaderka, Net We had a great turn out this year and everyone had a great time.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • Posted November 5, 2014
Operation Orphans, Inc. welcomed 30 girls and their chaperones to Camp Gene Ashby, October 24th. The girls were eager to participate in the “Take a Child Hunting” program. The girls and their guides would travel to area ranches to spend the day in the field hunting and observing wildlife. The young hunters came from Boys and Girls Country, Hockley; Texas Baptist Home, Round Rock; Presbyterian Children’s Home, Itasca; Christ’s Haven, Keller; Methodist Home, Waco; and Cherokee Home, Chero ...