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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 • Posted March 5, 2015 • Photos
Mason County Soil & Water Conservation District #223 held their poster contest for the 5th & 6th grade students of Mason Jr. High. The topic this year was Dig Deeper. Pictured are the top 3 winners of each class along with the Directors. L-R Front row: Morgan Beard (3rd), Monika Ruelas (2nd), Alexandria Row (1st), Tori Perlichek (3rd), Esmeralda Lugo (2nd), Ana Segura (1st).
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 • Posted March 5, 2015
Mason will now boast chiropractic care on the Square on Thursdays of each week at Panacea, 126 Ft. McKavitt. Dr. Emily Morales-Ball, of Fredericksburg will be accepting patients by appointment beginning Thursday, March 12th, 10 am-12pm and 1:30-5:00pm. Please call for an appointment! (830)997-2224 Dr. Emily Morales-Ball, DC is a native of Fredericksburg and an honor graduate from FHS where she participated in multiple clubs and sports venues.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 • Posted March 5, 2015
The Mason County Ministerial Alliance announces their Lenten lunch schedule as follows: March 4th hosted at First United Methodist Church; March 11th with meal provided by St. Martin’s Episcopal/hosted at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church; March 18th hosted at St. Joseph’s Catholic; March 25th with meal provided by Hilda United Methodist/hosted at St.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 • Posted March 5, 2015 • Photos
The Commercial Bank and Commercial Company, Inc. held its annual joint shareholders’ meeting on February 11, 2015. During that meeting Julio and Beatrice Ramon, Jim Heath, and Michael and Leslie Cope were elected to serve as Directors of the Board for The Commercial Bank. On January 7th, the Ramons, the Copes, and Kenneth Burow purchased Lee and Bobbie McMillan’s interest in the bank.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • Posted February 26, 2015 • Photos
Sometime during the weekend of February 14-15, vandals broke into the Seaquist House and defaced walls, wood work and masonry with spray paint. The Mason County Sheriff's Department is currently investigating the case. Donors have assembled a $1,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the perpetrators. Tips can be called in to the Sheriff's Department at 325-347-5252, and the caller may remain anonymous.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • Posted February 25, 2015
Need extra money for college? Several scholarship opportunities are available for both high school and college students who are part of a Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) member family, Mason County Farm Bureau President Tim Dockal said. “Texas Farm Bureau offers these scholarships to help the next generation as they continue their education,” President Dockal said.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • Posted February 25, 2015
The Mason County Ministerial Alliance announces their Lenten lunch schedule as follows: February 25th hosted at River of Life Church; March 4th hosted at First United Methodist Church; March 11th with meal provided by St. Martin’s Episcopal/hosted at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church; March 18th hosted at St. Joseph’s Catholic; March 25th with meal provided by Hilda United Methodist/hosted at St.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • Posted February 25, 2015 • Photos
Ten high school students in Pioneers Youth Leadership were awarded $24,000 in scholarships and cash awards last week at the Capital Farm Credit Rural Youth Entrepreneurship Competition at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. Jessica Dong from Knippa (rainwater collection business) and Steeley Smith from Mason (local meat processing business) each received a $10,000 scholarship.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 • Posted February 22, 2015 • Photos
On Wednesday, February 11th, the Mason High School chapter of the National Honor Society hosted a blood drive in conjunction with the United Blood Services of San Angelo. The goal for the drive was to collect 20 units of blood. Thanks to the great support of students and community members alike, the event exceeded its goal by receiving over 30 units.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 • Posted February 22, 2015
A final reminder from the Mason Community Foundation of the grant application deadline on Monday, March 2, 2015. Nonprofit organizations with worthy projects that benefit the citizens of Mason County are encouraged to apply. The necessary forms are available at the Community Thrift Store, at 206 Moody St, during regular business hours and are to be returned there by close of business on March 2nd.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 • Posted February 21, 2015
The Fredericksburg Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International announces a $500 scholarship to be awarded to a local female college student. Eligible applicants must be female, and either the student or her parents must reside in Gillespie, Mason, or Kimble counties. Applicant must be admitted to a teacher education program.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 • Posted February 21, 2015
A resolution important to Mason County farmers and ranchers, pushed by the Texas Farm Bureau, helped to create and change national policy at the American Farm Bureau Annual Convention in San Diego earlier this month. “One of the most important actions was making sure that ranchers drive future decisions on the Beef Checkoff and its marketing and research programs,” Tim Dockal, Mason County Farm Bureau president, said.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 • Posted February 21, 2015
Fifty-six students from the Mason High School UIL Academics team competed at the Sonora Invitational on Friday, 2/9. The meet was extremely competitive, one of the highest quality meets in this region, but MHS students still managed to place in multiple events. In fact, in several events—including Informative Speaking, Current Events, Social Studies, and Literary Criticism—MHS competitors managed to leap-frog over competition who beat them two weeks ago at the Brady Invitational Meet.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 • Posted February 18, 2015 • Photos
First, I want to apologize for getting information into the paper so late. Everything just started happening at once and it’s been hectic around the band hall. First - we had Corinne Perlichek attend the Region Band Clinic & Concert in Stephenville where she performed with the All Region Concert Band.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 • Posted February 18, 2015
During Monday night's regular meeting of the Mason I.S.D. Board, Superintendent Pam Kruse presented information to the group about a plan to apply to the State Board of Education for a new field of study at the Mason campus. The classes would involve the study of viticulture, or wine grape cultivation. Mrs.