Area News

Lohn Eagles Booster Association hosts ‘Meet the Eagles’ night

One of the largest crowds in recent years crowded into the Tabernacle Thursday, Sept. 4, for the annual ice cream supper and “Meet the Eagles” night. Supt. Leon Freeman introduced new coaches, Jayson Wilhelm and Keith Hughes. Coach Sanchez introduced the 2008 Eagles, and Anna Freeman presented the cheerleaders. Everyone enjoyed the evening. Officers for…

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‘Million Dollar’ rain blankets McCulloch County’stock tanks full

Sept. 13-19, 1967 A ‘million dollar’ rain covered McCulloch County the past weekend and for the first time since last September, this banner headline graces the front page of this newspaper. There have been several near million dollar rains, but Jupiter Pluvious just did not smile on McCulloch County with such favor until last Thursday…

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Billies down, Lions next at homecoming

I really don’t like clich’s nor do I like using them in my talks or writings. But if there was ever an old-fashioned clich’ that fit Friday night it would have to be the oldest one in the book’It’s not the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in…

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Marguerite Shackelford, 94

Marguerite Shackelford, 94, of Rochelle, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2008, in San Angelo. Family visitation was heldWednesday, Sept. 10 from 6-8 p.m. at Leatherwood Memorial Chapel. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at Leatherwood Memorial Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Barr officiating. Burial followed at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 15, at Memory…

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Military Brief’

USAF Graduate Air Force Airman Daryl L. Booth has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises and…

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Mildred Zesch, 82

On Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, Mildred Zesch passed away at her residence in the Calf Creek Community in McCulloch County between Brady, Mason and Menard. Mildred died following a long, tough and even stubborn battle with cancer. Services were held on Wednesday Sept. 17, at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Mason. Interment…

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Brady woman wins statewide radio contest

Nan Crouch of Brady had never entered a radio contest before and never imagined she might win something’anything’let alone a grand prize, if she were to enter one. All that changed when she listened to KNEL 95.3 on the morning of July 31. The KNEL morning team of Tracy Pitcox and Guyanne McCall had a…

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Winnie Berquist, 90

On Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008 Winnie Sheffield Berquist, 90, went home to her Heavenly Father. Born in Royce City, Hunt County, Sept. 13, 1917, to Norris Ray and Blanche (Bridges) Hughes. Winnie graduated from Rochelle High School. To this day she has special ties. She had lived in Menard since 1952. Winnie was married to…

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McCartneys celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

What do you get when a Ballinger Bearcat marries a Winters Blizzard’A happy couple of 60 years. Jim D. McCartney and Jerline Buxkemper were married Sept. 7, 1948, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Rowena. The couple celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary Sept. 7. A reception honoring them was hosted by their children and families,…

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, In reference to the Quin Williams “non-political” letter to the editor published in the Sept. 10 Brady Standard-Herald, as one of her Republican friends, I make these comments. I do not know whether Barak Obama is a Muslim or not, but I don’t want to find out that he is after he becomes…

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