Wood being honored for 30 years in VA

Aug. 2-5, 1966 Talmage Wood, vocational agriculture teacher at Melvin for the past 24 years, will be honored by the Vocational Agriculture Teacher’s Association of Texas in Fort Worth, Aug. 10, according to M.S. Hammack of Ferris, president of the organization. Wood is being recognized for his 30 years of service to the Vocational Agriculture program in Texas. The award will be presented at the annual awards breakfast of the association, held during the statewide conference of Vocational Agriculture Teachers. Leaders in agriculture and education from throughout the state and nation will participate in the four day in-service meeting. Wood has taught a total of 36 years, 24 years at Melvin and 6 years of vocational agriculture at Doole. He taught at Colony, Pioneer and Neri for six years before going to Doole as vocational agriculture teacher. He completed high school at Tolar and received his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees at Texas A&M University. For outstanding work with members of the Future Farmer Association, Wood was awarded the Honorary Lone Star Farmer degree by the Texas Association of Future Farmers of America. *** Medical Society urges schools to give TB tests Schools in McCulloch County are being urged by the Kimble, Mason, Menard, McCulloch County Medical Society to have all children in the first and seventh grades examined for evidence of tuberculosis infection. The society has recommended that a planned program of health education be carried out prior to this examination and preferably as an on-going program. Following the educational program, a form should be sent home to obtain the parents signed permission for the test, which will consist of a tuberculin skin test. The tests may be made by the school health nurse under the supervision of the County Health Officer, Dr. James P. Anderson. They may also be performed by the family physician on a fee basis. The actual time, date and number of tests needed will be worked out between the health officer and the respective school boards. The testing has been approved by the Brady Independent School District and will be carried out either in a mass program or individually, time to be set at a later date. The tuberculin test is to be required of all first graders in the future. Dr. D.E. Pentecost, president of the medical society, said that by testing first and seventh graders each year for a few years, the examination would soon have to be made only prior to a child’s entering first grade. He also pointed out that all school personnel would undergo the same testing on their own initiative. *** Patterson named Universal City principal Billy Patterson, Lohn High School graduate, has been elected principal of the Northview Elementary School of Universal City, near San Antonio. Patterson has been a teacher in the system for the past two years and will be in charge of the new pilot school now under construction. Patterson is a graduate of Southwest Texas State College in San Marcos and at present is working on his MA degree. He is the son of Mrs. and Mrs. J.D. Patterson and son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. I.V. Pearson, all of Brady. *** Boren delegate to fourth annual Youth Conference Susan Joyce Boren, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dayton Boren, has been selected delegate to the fourth annual Texas Youth Conference to be held in Austin, Aug. 18-21 on the University of Texas campus. She is sponsored by the Brady Lions Club. The conference will attract over 1200 outstanding youth leaders throughout Texas to study projects for the prevention of juvenile delinquency in Texas communities. Delegates are selected by schools, churches and civic organizations on the basis of their proven leadership in their own communities. The unique youth led program, only one of its kind in America, is credited by many law enforcement officers with playing a major role in he reduced delinquency rate in Texas for 1965-66. *** Members gather here Saturday in Co-op meeting Three directors will be chosen from six nominees from three districts Saturday at the annual membership meeting of the McCulloch Electric Cooperative, Inc. The meeting will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. in the Brady School cafeteria. Jackie Canada, Randy Atkins and the Top Hats from Ballinger, will provide musical entertainment at 9 a.m. Nominations for director from District 2 are Bobbye Hurd and Jean F. Williams; from District 4, Stanley Moore and Zane Carroll and District 8, Elmer Posey and Walter Thompson.

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