Honor graduates named at Rochelle High School

April 29-May 3, 1966 Principal Bill Spurgin has released the names of the 1966 honor graduates of Rochelle High School. Ronnie K. Mohr, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Mohr, of Rochelle, was named valedictorian with a four year average of 95.086. He plans to attend the University of Texas next fall. Gloria Jean Adams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Adams of Mercury, was named salutatorian with a four year average of 93.051 and will attend North Texas State University in Denton, next year. Baccalaureate services will be held May 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rochelle Methodist Church. Graduation exercises will be held May 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the gymnasium. *** Brady fire poster winners announced Winners of the Hill Country District competition were recently announced. The District winners will be sent to the state convention for judging. In the high school division Laura Mickelwait and Joan Breckenridge were the local winners, Belann Flemming was the local and district winner. Grade school winners were Albert Pearson, district; Mark Cunningham, district; Steven Gonzales, local; Bobby Jack Hoffmann, district and Alonzo D. Reed, III local and district. The contest was sponsored by the Brady Volunteer Fire Department. *** Brownwood men charged in Townsend theft Two Brownwood men have been arrested and charged in JP Myrick’s court with burglary of the Townsend’s Ben Franklin Store on April 17. Sheriff Luke Vogel uncovered clues which led to the arrest of Cecil Stembridge and Leonard Roy Robertson, who have been bound over for the Grand Jury. Monday night Sheriff Luke Vogel and Texas Ranger Charley Miller of Mason went to Brownwood and arrested Stembridge and returned Tuesday to place Robertson under arrest. Bond has been set for $3,000. The men allegedly gained entry through an entrance in the rear of the building and removed a safe and contents valued at $857. *** Nine schools invited to Brady FFA Rodeo Nine schools have been invited to the annual Brady FFA Rodeo May 6-7 at the Jubilee track arena. Ten events have been scheduled for the two nights with action to begin at 7:30 p.m. Individual trophies and ribbons will be awarded as well as team banners to the number one and two teams. Schools that have been invited include Rochelle, Lometa, Mason, Eldorado, Mullin, SanSaba, Richland Springs, Melvin and Llano. The events on the program are Senior boys tie down roping, ribbon roping, saddle race, and wild cow saddling. Also junior and senior girls pole bending and barrel racing and junior boys pole bending and break-away roping. *** 5 Brady Scouts get Eagle Badges May 5 All Cub Scouts, scouters and their parents were invited to attend the Court of Honor at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5, in the Fellowship Hall of the First Methodist Church. The highest award in scouting, Eagle Badges, will be presented to five Brady Boy Scouts, Donald Barley, Frank Carmichael, Raymond Martin, Ronnie Martin and Tommy McSwain. Special guests will be all Scouts who have been awarded the Eagle Badges in Brady as well as holders of the Silver Beaver awards. Vince Hobbs of San Angelo, Scout Executive of the Concho Valley Council, will preside at the Court of Honor. *** Bride-elect feted with gift tea A gift tea, honoring Miss Vicki Herberg, bride- elect of David Barker, was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Davenport at 1000 West 12th St. Saturday, April 23 from 3 to 5 p.m. Other hostesses were Mrs. Noel Haynes, Mrs. Dennis Hodges and Miss Linda Fleming. The receiving line was composed of Mrs. Davenport, the honoree and her mother, Mrs. R.L. Herberg, and mother of the bridegroom, Mrs. Ernest Barker. The honoree’s chosen colors of blue and white were stressed in the floral centerpieces on the white serving table. The centerpieces were made up of white asters and carnations and blue delphiniums. Mrs. Hodges and Donnie Anderson of San Angelo served punch and cake squares, and Mrs. Johnny Hendley of San Angelo presided at the bride’s book where approximately 50 ladies registered.

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