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Wed
21
Jun

This Week in Wills Point History

Friday, June 16, 1961

Sat
10
Jun

This Week in Wills Point History

Friday, June 9, 1961

  Wills Point is getting ready for Western Week, June 12-17. Highlighting the week will be the rodeo set for June 15, 16, and 17. Getting things underway Thursday afternoon will be a big parade downtown Wills Point at 4:30 p.m. Following, the parade a barbecue sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce will be held on the park grounds.

  At a regular meeting of the city council Tuesday night, councilmen voted to abolish the job of night watchman and hire a night policeman, according to a statement made Thursday by Homer Read, mayor.

  Little leaguers lost their season opener last Thursday night to Van 13-8.

Thu
11
May

This Week in Wills Point History

Friday, May 12, 1961

  Three comedies will be staged next Tuesday and Wednesday nights, May 16 and 17, in the high school auditorium at 8 p.m. The plays are being sponsored by, the recreation committee of the Wills Point Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club, as a means of raising funds to benefit, the swimming pool.

Tue
02
May

This Week in Wills Point History

Friday, April 28, 1961

  Judge George D. Staton, 80, judge of Van Zandt County, died April 24, at a Dallas hospital. Funeral services were held in Canton Tuesday afternoon. Interment was at White Rose Cemetery. (See newspaper for complete obituary and names of survivors.)

Fri
21
Apr

This Week in Wills Point History

April 21, 1961

  The Tigers remain undefeated in district baseball play by capturing their second and third victories over Brownsboro last Thursday, 4-2 and Edgewood on Tuesday, 3-1.

Thu
20
Apr

This Week in Wills Point History

April 14, 1961

  In the first game of the baseball season last Wednesday afternoon, Wills Point Tigers defeated their hosts, Kerens, 6-to 2. Jimmy Carter was the winning pitcher and Sammy Gunter and Bobby King the catchers. Clifton Williams, George Conn and Jerry Beck got one hit each and Paul Hubbard two hits, for a total of 10 hits for the Tigers. The next game will be April 18, Edgewood, here.

  Wills Point took all honors in the high school, junior high and seventh and eighth grade divisions in the district track meet held in Van last Friday. High school Tigers captured first place with 154 points total to win district. (See newspaper for complete article.)

Tue
04
Apr

This Week in Wills Point History

Friday, March 31, 1961

 The Holy season will be observed in Wills Point with special services planned by many of the churches on Easter Sunday. Rev. C.T. Taylor, Jr., pastor of the Assembly of God Church will give the Easter message at his church, Sunday morning at the 11 o’clock hour. During the afternoon an Easter Egg hunt is planned to entertain youths from 2 to 16 years of age.

The Resurrection” will be the subject of Rev. Ben A. Pierce, pastor of Russell Memorial Methodist Church, Sunday. The pastor will also be heard in a solo, entitled “The Joyful Easter Tide.” Easter Lilies will be placed at the church altar by relatives in memory of departed ones.

East Side Church of Christ minister, Perry Kerr, stated special services are planned Sunday.

Wed
29
Mar

This Week in Wills Point History

Friday, March 24, 1961

 

James McFarland, son of Mr. and Mrs. Grady McFarland of the Enterprise community, and a second year student in the Wills Point Future Farmer class was top money winner at the annual Future Farmers Livestock and Poultry Show Saturday. Hugh Hall, a first year student was second place winner. Hugh is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hall. (See newspaper for names of other winners and complete article and picture.)

Tue
21
Mar

This Week in Wills Point History

Friday, March 17, 1961

A number of events to interest the entire family is in store for those attending the 15th annual Wills Point Chapter FFA Livestock and Poultry Show Saturday. The show, sponsored by the Wills Point Chamber of Commerce will be held in the W.T. Russell cotton warehouse on South Fourth Street. The chamber has offered $150 in prize and expense money for the show.

Mon
13
Mar

This Week in Wills Point History

Friday, March 10, 1961

Van Zandt County 4-H’ers will observe National 4-H Club Week during the week of March 4 to 11. The local 4-H club members will join more than two and a quarter million boys and girls in rural, urban, and suburban areas throughout the United States, by participating in special events in the county during the week.

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