McCulloch County Retired Teachers met Oct. 9, in regular session at Barbara’s Party Pantry. President Gloria Weatherman opened the meeting at 11 a.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance and prayer. John Hartley was welcomed as a new member. Marilyn Powell introduced BISD Supt. Steve McCarn who gave an overview of the new high school building. He displayed plans and thoroughly explained the details. He explained that the plans were subject to change in some minor ways at the upcoming board meeting. A brief discussion period followed. He mentioned the possibility of new tax revenues being generated by the establishment of a wind farm in the district. The business meeting followed. There was an inquiry from Erica Reeves, 2007 scholarship recipient, who is attending Mary Hardin Baylor. Approval was given to send the $500 to UMHB. Marilyn Powell requested that members begin bringing books to the meetings for the library books for McCulloch County kindergartens. She also announced that Kay Holloway will assist her with the cookie distribution at the end of the school year along with retirement information. Information and Protective Services Chairman Frances Huntington warned members against leaving their cars running and unattended while warming them up in cold weather as that is an invitation to theft. Jessalu Lorck reported she will begin a new scrapbook this year due to the inability to acquire additional pages for the current book. Marilyn Powell was added to the list of members who will attend the District Convention. Members attending were: Eileen Kitchens, Gloria Weatherman, Glenda Middleton, Dolores Barton, Jessalu Lorck, Criselda Ynostroza, Frances Huntington, Eloise Ficke, Marilyn Powell, Ruth Carson, John Hartley, Connie Hartley and Ray Bever.