All 4 McCulloch County schools open next Monday

August 23-26, 1960 School-age children from all over McCulloch County will pick up their long unused text books and get to work next Monday morning. All four school systems (Brady, Rochelle, Melvin and Lohn) will start registering students Monday, but the length of the first day varies. BRADY School will start at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 29. Buses will run on the same route and schedule as last year, arriving at school at 8:30 a.m. The first day will be short, and the buses will leave for the return trip home at 11 a.m. The regular class schedule will begin Tuesday, with the lunchroom also open Tuesday. High school students registered this week, but students in grades one through eight will register Monday. Children in grades one through five, living north of the Sante Fe Railroad will register at North Ward School. Children in grades one through five living south of the railroad will register at South Ward School. However, all beginning Latin-American first graders will register at the South Ward cottage. Children in grades six through eight will register at Brady Junior High. All beginning first graders must present a birth certificate and evidence of a successful vaccination for small pox. All other students new to the Brady School system must present a cleared book card from their last previous school. ROCHELLE School will start at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 29. School will be dismissed at 2:30 p.m. the first day. Lunch will be served Monday. The regular schedule of classes will begin Tuesday, Aug. 30. MELVIN School will begin at 9 a.m. Aug. 29. An assembly will be held at 9 a.m. with registration to follow. School will be dismissed at 3:50 p.m. LOHN School will begin at 10 a.m. Aug. 29. Buses will run an hour later than usual the first day and, school will be dismissed at 2:30 p.m. * * * B-Stamps ready for merchants Merchants participating in the Brady Stamp program will receive advertising materials and their first order of stamps next Monday night. A huge quantity of advertising banners, blank stamp books and decals already has been sent here to the Chamber of Commerce office, and the first shipment of stamps has been locked in a bank vault. The merchants will meet at the Country Club to receive their stamps Monday night and will begin distributing them to their customers Saturday, Sept. 3. * * * Decline seen in enrollment at high school Pre-registration figures indicate Brady High School can expect a decline in enrollment this year. The total as the high schoolers signed up Tuesday and Wednesday was 249’as compared to 289 in the pre-registration last year. Principal C.A. Ethridge said there are any number of students who weren’t able to register this week for various reasons, “but we’ll probably have a small drop this year; we ought to have around 300 students during the first week of school.” Registration at high school on the first day last year was 309. Pre-registration Tuesday and Wednesday shows 45 in the senior class, 74 juniors, 70 sophomores and 60 freshmen. Ethridge said he has had quite a few requests for transcripts for students who are moving from the district, “and moving of that Soil Conservation Service flood prevention party to Coleman took a few away, too.” * * * Lohn News Rain and showers spotted this vicinity Sunday afternoon with varying amounts of moisture. The area between Lohn and Pear Valley received three and one-half inches causing the creeks to get out of bounds. But Lohn only gauged an inch and it tapered off less eastward. The favored spots should have a good cotton crop insured, providing the insects don’t get too bad. Returning home last Friday from a trip to Tennessee were Miss Iris Moore, Mrs. R.J. Deck and Mr. and Mrs. Noland Underwood. The group stopped by Hurst and visited Mr. and Mrs. Narvel Rogers and baby daughter, Teresa Kaye. Mrs. Grady Moore who spent the previous week with the Rogerses, returned home with the vacationers. Mr. and Mrs. Cleve Littlepage and Jean Ann of Tahoka spent from Thursday until Saturday of last week with Mr. and Mrs. John Fullagar. They were joined by Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Ross and Jim of Brady. * * * Nominations made for BHS class officers Brady High School students will elect their class officers next week. In the president and vice president races, the students will vote for two students indicating the order of their preference. The one with the most votes will be president, and the second highest man will be vice president. Principal C.A. Ethridge said Student Council members will be elected at a later date after an explanation of the qualifications is made in assembly. The nominees for each class are as follows: SENIORS For president and vice president: Lanny Dorsett, Robert Ricks, Dan Salter, Gary Schill and Hunter Wigginton. For Secretary: Nancy Archer, Tony Flemming and Joyce Haynes. JUNIORS For president and vice president: George Kidd, David Quinn, Charles Reynolds and Darrell Roper. For Secretary: Nell Bryson, Cheryl Huffman, Kay Leach and Pat Porter. SOPHOMORES For president and vice president: Bill Geeslin, Joe King and Craig Steffens. For secretary: Connie Schaeg, Jeannette Sorell, Nancy Templeton and Mary Jo Trammell. FRESHMEN For president and vice president: Greg Chase, Johnny Crew, Jimmy Criswell, Mark Day and Byron Haynes. For secretary: Nettie Carr, Georgine Granville, Ima Kensing, Diane King, Susan Nixon and Elizabeth Ricks. * * * PERSONAL MENTIONS Move to New Braunfels Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Cornelius moved to New Braunfels Saturday, after residing here for the past nine years. Mr. Cornelius is now employed at Howard Aero Service at San Antonio. * * * Here from Fort Worth Mrs. Martin Forehand, Mike and Pat and Mrs. Carroll of Fort Worth, were recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. Burrell Flannagin and Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Taylor and family. * * * Home from hospital Mrs. G.T. Gallaway, who suffered a heart attack July 20, was released from Brady Hospital after a 19-day stay last Thursday.

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