Brady hosts largest shoot in history of TMLRA

June 14-17, 1966 Over 100 shooters took part in the 20th annual championship matches of the Texas Muzzle Loading Rifle Association at the Brady Lake Range last weekend. Termed by officers of the association as the best shoot in the history of the organization, the visiting riflemen were loud in their praise of the range facilities and of the hospitality of Bradyites. The muzzle loader enthusiasts traveled from far and wide to attend the meet which included men and women, young and old. The state championship was won by Jerry Rhodes of Austin. He had the highest aggregate score in the designated matches. Mrs. Allyne Keplinger of Waxahachie won the women’s aggregate on designated matches. J.P. Gardner of Azle won the Williamson aggregate and a hand-made gun, made and donated by Lou Williamson of Fort Worth. At a business meeting Saturday night, members voted to name the range the Kenneth Medlock Range in memory of Medlock who was killed in an accident a few months ago. He was a life member of the TMLRA as well as an officer. Dr. Jerry Wood, president of the Brady Rod and Gun Club was elected a three year director of the TMLRA. Officers elected for the coming year were Lou Williamson of Fort Worth, president; Jerry Rhodes, Austin, first vice-president; Harland Goodner, Grand Junction, Colo., second vice-president; Ken Pate, Fort Worth, third vice-president; Mrs. Kenneth Medlock, Loop, secretary-treasurer and Mrs. Ken Pate, editor of the Swap Sheet. Dedication and memorial services for members who have died were held Sunday morning. The meet invoked much interest among local citizens as numbers of them were on hand each day to watch the shooting. Muzzle loaders were always ready and willing to explain the process of loading and shooting and even let onlookers fire the old guns. *** Frank Corder, Jr. wins bull riding in Del Rio Frank H. Corder, Jr., a sophomore student at Angelo State University is rodeoing as a member of the American Junior Rodeo Association. Recently in Del Rio, he was the winner in the bull riding event in which he earned a silver buckle and top money. There are AJHA rodeos in Texas, New Mexico, and other states during the current season and he will participate in a number of them. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Corder of Brady. *** Grand opening this week for Jordan’s Conoco The grand opening of Dean Jordan’s new Conoco station at 1407 S. Bridge will be held June 17-18. Owner of one of Brady’s newest businesses, Jordan has planned a gala affair. Five pounds of sugar and a five dollar gas coupon will be given with each eight gallons or more of gas purchased. The coupon will be good for 30 days. This offer is good Friday and Saturday. A wash and grease job will be on special for $3. The station will also give S&H green stamps. Toys worth $25 from any store in Brady will be given to the one whose ticket is drawn. Registration is free with no purchase necessary and you do not have to be present to win. The second drawing will be for a 36 month battery. Jordan is a well known station operator in Brady and invites everyone to come by for a visit or to fill up with Conoco gas. *** Leifeste returns; Marshall to Trinity Methodist The Rev. Lamar Leifeste was returned as pastor of the First United Methodist Church by action of the joint annual conference of the Methodist Church in Dallas last week. He also serves the Bethel Church. Brady’s Trinity Methodist Church, Melvin a nd Fife received a new pastor, Rev. W.H. Marshall, brother of Rev. Charles E. Marshall former pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Brady. The latter, now retired, lives with his wife at Eagle Lake. The Rochelle, Richland Springs, Bowser churches will also have a new pastor, the Rev. Thomas E. Connolly who replaces Rev. Howard Johnson. Mr. Johnson was sent to the Carlsbad-Water Valley churches. Former Pastor of the Trinity, Melvin and Fife churches was the Rev. Dan Harry, who was transferred to Garwood. *** Attends San Angelo College Miss Cheryl Broad is taking a six weeks course at San Angelo College in English and Speech. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.O. Broad, are entertaining their grandchildren. Kathleen and Tyson at their ranch home. Parents of the children are Mr. and Mrs. Alfred T. Broad of Austin. *** Guests of Haglers Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hagler and family had as guests last Friday, Mrs. Hagler’s sister , Mrs. Geneva Watkins and family. The latter also visited Mrs. Pauline Ingram and family.

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