U.S. Government and service troops need support of nation

The Brady Rotary Club met Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 12 noon at the Caf’ on the Square. Bob Youree was the guest of his wife, Sandra. Sam Prough of Stanton was the guest of Jeanagayle Behrens. President Brad Bowen read a “Thank You” letter from the Interact Club of Brady High School, thanking the Rotary Club for the 4-Way Test Banner. The members voted to put up flags on Sept. 11 in memory of those who died in the disaster. Cara Lee Crudgington is the new Student Rotarian. She is the daughter of Butch and Jodi Crudgington. She has a sister, Shanna. She is affiliated with the Community Church of Christ. She is a member of the National Honor Society, SPOOKS and was drum major of the Famed Brady Bulldog Band. She was named High Point Girl for the class of 2004 and received academic excellence awards in algebra, computer science, world geography and business integrated computer systems. Program chairman Charlie Humphreys introduced Mike Trollinger, local banker and veteran. Mike reminded us of Sept. 11, and also Sept. 19, POW-MIA Recognition Day. He showed us pictures of some service personnel who were killed in the line of duty’one was his college roommate. We have over 150,000 service people overseas helping to preserve peace. We must actively support our government and our service people. There is a POW/MIA flag at Brady Middle School that was given by Paul Hernandez. The $2 bill was won by Charlie Humphreys for knowing that Fritz is the name of the Assistant District Governor. He also won the gift of the month drawing’a Rotary letter opener. Program chairman for Sept. 16 is Blake O’Dell. H Steve McCarn is the newest member of the Brady Rotary Club. He is the Assistant School Superintendent and his wife, Cindy, teaches third grade. They have two sons, Chris, who is a nursing home administrator in Katy; and Jeff, who is in law school in San Antonio. Steve is a native of Pawnee (Bee County) and attended Texas A&I in Kingsville and Sul Ross University in Alpine. He has a bachelor of science degree and a master of science degree and a superintendent’s classification. Steve was a teacher and high school principal in Banquete; high school principal in Sonora and Region XV Education Service Center consultant. He and wife Cindy are members of the First United Methodist Church, where Steve is a choir member. He is also a Lion. He enjoys golf, woodworking and reading fiction. His favorite quote is, “Where there’s a will’there’s a relative.” WELCOME TO BRADY!

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