C-C Progress Forum starts Monday night

The first of a series of Progress Forum meetings sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce gets started Monday night. The meetings continue most of the day Tuesday and wind up Wednesday morning. Sessions for the homemaker and industrial groups and a makeup session will be held at the Texas Theatre, but all other meetings are scheduled at the Brady High School auditorium. Directors of the Chamber of Commerce were completing a campaign this week to get almost everyone in McCulloch County to attend at least one session. The directors are holding the Forum to get suggestions on civic projects, and from the suggestions they will plan a five-year work program for the C-C. Suggestions on any worthwhile activity are invited: activities that will improve health, safety, education and recreation in McCulloch County as well as activities designed to increase payrolls and expand retail trade. The meetings will be informal, and everyone will have a chance to express his/her ideas. Those attending are asked also to bring their suggestions in writing or outline the projects on suggestion cards which will be available at the meetings. Ralph Duncan of Abilene, from the community service division of the West Texas Chamber of Commerce, will sit in at each session as an observer. The WTCC then will develop a report and analysis of the suggestions for presentation to the C-C board. * * * Junior Golf Meet to draw 60 boys Sixty to 80 boys from 13 schools are expected here Saturday for the third annual Brady Junior Golf Tournament, sponsored by Brady High School. The tournament is limited to boys under 16 years of age as of last Sept. 1. It is designed to improve interest for future high school golf teams. Each team will be allowed to enter five boys, with the four lowest scores counting as the team score. Stephen F. Austin of Austin is an easy favorite since the Maroons will have two sophomores (Barry Bishop and Royce Roberts), who were on the Austin team which won the state AAAA title only last week. The same team also took the championship at Brady’s Invitational Meet here last March. Other teams entered are O’Henry Junior High of Austin, Edison and Lee Junior Highs of San Angelo, South Junior High of Abilene (winner in 1957), Breckenridge, Waco, Gatesville, Big Lake, Ballinger, Brownwood, Stephenville and Brady. Brady, the winner last year, will have two teams playing as will Lee of San Angelo. To represent Brady on the first team are Bob Archer, Jimmy George, Bob Moran, Martin Broad and Charles Dicker. On the second team are Bill Geeslin, Melvin Tittle, Karlton Steffens and Skippy Priess. * * * Mercury News At Mother’s Day services at Mercury Baptist Church, corsages were given to the oldest mother present, Mrs. Jim McBee; to the youngest mother present, Mrs. Gene Smith, San Angelo, and one was sent to Mrs. Sidney Berry as the pioneer mother of the church. Guests of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Weatherman, Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. Gene Smith and children, San Angelo, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Weatherman and children, Del Rio and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Weatherman and children. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Harve Knight, Mr. and Mrs. L.V. McCarthen and Karen were guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Johnson for a chicken barbecue dinner on Mother’s Day. * * * Three seniors honored with lake outing Charleene Brown, Max Cox and James Davis, members of the Brady High School graduating class, were honored by their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Brown, Mr. and Mrs. (Jiggs) Wright and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Davis, when they entertained the entire senior class with an all day outing on Buchannan Lake Saturday, May 9. Swimming, boating and dancing were enjoyed by the honorees and Dan Gandy, Bill Street, Claude Ryan, Royce Blackburn, Jackie Threadgill, Edlin Hahn, Gordon McBride, Anne Marshall, Tony Dutton, Byron Bratton, Edward Lohn, LaNell Flannigan, Susan Sorell, Janice Hadley, Anita Young, Glenda Cornelius, Patti Broad, Brenda Gary, Lloyd Ivy Jr., Valton Bryson, Charlotte Griffith, Bennie Teague, Jeanette St. Clair, Burton McCord, Sue Ethridge, Charles Anglin, Gerry Owens, Betty Bradshaw, Carolyn Williams, Brenda Schaeg and George Rose. Other guests attending were Richard Harvison, Jimmy Ross, Gilbert Steelhammer, Johnny Wright, Dorothy Jean Wright, Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Powell and Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Ross. Refreshments of hot dogs, potato chips, Fritoes, cookies and soda pop were served. * * * News form Melvin Mrs. Avert Carlson was hostess and Mrs. N.M. Barnett was program leader when members of the Melvin Woman’s Society of Christian Service met Monday afternoon for their regular monthly meeting in the Carlson home. Mrs. M.P. Renfroe gave the devotional, then the group sang, “Alas’ And Did My Saviour Bleed.” Mrs. Renfroe, Mrs. Carlson and Mrs. Benson assisted Mrs. Barnett in bringing a program on “The World to Christ We Bring.” An impressive pledge service was held and the meeting closed with a prayer. Refreshments of punch, cake and open faced sandwiches were served by the hostess to Mmes., Arnold Benson, N.M. Barnett, G.C. Hardin, George Barth, Eugene Sunvison, Carroll Barnett and Miss Carren Barnett. * * * Winners announced in ‘Cute Kid’ Contest Stovall’s Babyland Studio has announced winners in the “Mr. and Miss Cutest Kid Contest” sponsored at the formal opening in April. Top prizes went to the following: Group 1’Karen Bates, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Bates, first; Calvin Williams, second and Brenda Winslette, third. Group 2’Charles Hallford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hallford, first; Cynthia Marie Herrington, second and Peggy Ann Sain, third. Group 3’Derinda Rickman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Drew Rickman, first; Joe Daugherty, second and Stephen Loyd, third. In the run-off and receiving honorable mention were Darlene McNatt, Marlin Dale Koerth, Leitha Ann Purcell, Mary Mignon Walker, Benny Reyes, Lisa Jordan, Victor Lohn, Rickey Machen, Kathy Joyce McGee, Billy Joe Cobb, Eddie Bermea, Deborah Curren, Andy McBee, Elaine Hurd, Kathy Turnell, Roxanna Simon, Warren Pedroza, Janetta Barekman, Scott Morrow, Karen Yvonne Hermanson, Toby York, Annette Treadway, Pamela Engdahl, Richard Probst, Jackie Blair Jr., Mark Lemons, Victor Cruz, Tommy Puckett, Wallace Roy Bingham (13 days old and youngest child photographed), Jerry Bob Taylor, Tommy Gibbs, Buddy Otte, Cora Lynn Ingram, Terry Salley, Kristi Kay Malmstrom, Terry Ake, Kathy Lohn, James David Jordan, James Flemm-ing, Willis Plumley, Keith Petty, Bobbie June Hampton, Bitse Kim-brough, Dolores Ledezma, Johnny Smith, Carol Ann Boyd and Sherry Joyce Powell. Mrs. S.E. Stovall of the studio announced that the prize winning portraits would be completed in about three weeks. * * * PERSONAL MENTIONS Visit in Eldorado Mrs. John Bledsoe of Brady, is expected home this weekend after a week’s visit in Eldorado.

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