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Nov. 29-Dec. 2, 1960 Rochelle and Melvin have one boy each on the second team of the all-district selections of District 8-B. Rochelle is represented by the Hornets’ 185-pound center, Kirby Huffman, and Melvin is represented by the Bulldogs’ flyweight halfback, 125-pound Eddie Sandoval. Huffman is a junior, and Sandoval is a senior. District champion Eden dominates the first team with five selections, followed by Blanket, Richland Springs and Bangs with two each. Eden was edged out of the bi-district by the Baird Bears, 30-25. Coaches of the district, in making the selections last week, singled out four boys from Rochelle and four boys from Melvin for honorable mention. Rochelle landed David Prown and Pat Ridens, both seniors, and Ray Doyal and John McDonald juniors. Melvin placed Roy Lynn Ferris, a senior, and Richard Germany, Reuben de los Santos and Gilbert Perez, all juniors. Melvin’s left guard, Tommy Taylor, who was killed in an automobile accident during the season, was voted “honorary all-district.” Big Jim Edgar, fullback for Blanket, was named the “best all-around back” in the district, and the “Best lineman” title went to Mike Dail of Eden, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Dail, former Melvin residents. ALL DISTRICT 8-B First Team Butch Williams, Eden; Jim Wilson, Blanket; John Barina, Richland; Jim Edgar, Blanket; Troy Choat, Eden; Donald Wood, Richland; J.R. Cupps, Eden; W.C. Wilson, Bangs; Edwin Hall, Eden; Mike Dail, Eden; Royce Wallace, Bangs. Second Team Jim Switzer, Blanket; Eddie Sonadoval, Melvin; James Davis, Menard; Wayne Brown, Eden; Cliff Eoff, Blanket; J.R. Carruth, Blanket; Jimmy Ryan, Blanket; Kirby Huffman, Rochelle; Walter Russell, Menard; Kenneth Hudson, Menard, Roy Murray, Menard. HONORABLE MENTION Quarterbacks: Gary White of Richland Springs; David Brown of Rochelle and Richard Germany of Melvin. Halfbacks: Frank Green of Richland Springs; Wayne Polk of Menard; Denny Cawyer of Bangs; Ray Doyal of Rochelle; Mike Garcia of Eden; Gene Laughlin of Blanket; Judy Lockett of Eden; and Reuben de los Santos of Melvin. Fullbacks: John McDonald of Rochelle; and Roy Lynn Ferris of Melvin. Ends: Gilbert Perez of Melvin; and Gary Wood of Richland Springs. Tackles: Grubbon of Eden; and List of Blanket. Guards: Pat Ridens of Rochelle; and Wallace of Richland Springs. Center: Bridges of Eden. * * * Concho County wreck fatal to Brady man Alvin Clarence Nelson, 36, of 1201 South High, Brady, was killed about 8:45 p.m. Thursday when his car overturned on Farm Road 380, 10 miles west of Paint Rock. The car crashed through a fence after Mr. Nelson lost control. It landed upright several hundred feet inside the pasture. Mr. Nelson’s body was found about 30 feet from the car. Born Dec. 6, 1923, in Concho County, Mr. Nelson and his wife, the former Lena Mae Lohn, were married in November, 1955. He worked in Brady at the Roddie Wool Scouring Plant. The Rev. Gene Dickson, Pastor of the Central Baptist Church, conducted the funeral at 3 p.m. Sunday at Wilkerson Chapel, and burial was in Rest Haven Cemetery. Survivors are his wife; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Nelson of Brady; three brothers, George and Elmer Nelson of Brady and Paul Nelson of San Angelo; four sisters, Mrs. D.G. Cooper and Mrs. R.L. Copeland of Melvin, Mrs. J.W. Wilson of San Antonio, and Mrs. Martin Helge of Brady. * * * Brady to host SAC Ramettes Brady had a date Thursday to play host to the San Angelo College Ramettes. The Ramettes, en route in three buses to the Hospitality Bowl in Gulfport, Miss., where the Rams will play Saturday night, were to stop here at Rudder Drug for refreshments about 6 p.m., courtesy of Brady fans. At least five local girls are in the Ramettes, and the two captains are Bradyites: Brenda Gary and Carlene Brown, Patsy Engdahl of Rochelle, Brenda Shuffield and Frederica Miller of Brady are other Ramettes. * * * PERSONAL MENTIONS Daughter born to James Glenns Mr. and Mrs. Harold Deaton announce the birth of a new granddaughter, Judith Susan, born in Abilene Wednesday, Nov. 23, to Mr. and Mrs. James Glenn. The Glenns have another daughter, Vicki, 7. Mr. and Mrs. Deaton spent Thursday and Friday getting acquainted with their new granddaughter. * * * In Austin for Big Game Mr. and Mrs. J.H. DuBose, Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Powell, G.B. White, Charley Darley, John Bratton, Jack Locklear, C.D. Reed, Bill Jordan, E.L. Bodenhamer, Mr. and Mrs. L.J. Townsend, Mr. and Mrs. Parker Pumphrey and Mr. and Mrs. Bert Harrison were in Austin Thursday for the Texas Longhorn-Aggie football game in Memorial Stadium. * * * Here for Thanksgiving Mrs. Douglas Moore and small son, Douglas Jay, of Arlington, were Thanksgiving holiday guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jay Cochran.

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