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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.

Thu
09
Mar

The Doomsday Clock

In early 2017, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists reset their Doomsday Clock to two and one-half minutes to midnight, citing the danger of climate change. For the previous two years their Doomsday Clock was set at three minutes to midnight, the highest setting in 30 years.

The only time the Doomsday Clock was set any closer to midnight was in 1953, after the U.S. tested its first hydrogen bomb.

In 2016 the Doomsday Clock was set at three minutes to midnight. The Bulletin wrote in 2016, “The probability of global catastrophe is very high, and the actions to reduce disaster must be taken very soon.”

Sat
04
Mar

This Week in Wills Point History

Friday, March 3, 1961

Open house of the Wills Point Public Schools will be held next Thursday night, March 9 in observance of Public Schools Week. Every department and room of the school from the first through the twelfth grades will be open to the public for inspection and students’ work will be displayed. Refreshments will be served in the cafeteria by the cafeteria staff.

Tue
28
Feb

This Week in Wills Point History

Friday, February 24, 1961

  “Members of the Wills Point high school basketball team played a team composed of businessmen in Wills Point Tuesday evening in a benefit performance at the school gymnasium. The merchant roster contained approximately two full teams since it was necessary to do substituting at intervals during the game. Starting for the merchants were John C Lybrand, K.C. Lybrand, Charles Curtis, Douglass Lindsey, Jack Scott, Odie Chitty and Glynn Ellis. Others on the roster were Charles Jurden, Glenn McNeill, Jr. F.G. Hardy, Jr. Kelles Miller, Loyd Pond and Eugene Wilcoxson. Glenn Adams coached the merchant’s team.

Tue
14
Feb

This Week in Wills Point History

Friday, February 10, 1961

  “Wills Point Tigers cinched the number two spot in district basketball by taking their last two games. Malakoff was the victim of the Tigers last Friday night in the last home game of the season. The local lads took the thriller, 52-48. Richard Shinn led the scoring with 17 points and Karl Lybrand came close with 16. When the Tigers journeyed to Rains Tuesday night the boys cinched the second place in District by taking their opponents 38-33.”

Thu
09
Feb

Have a blind date with a book

Did the groundhog see his shadow? Will winter end soon or go on endlessly? Our most famous groundhog is Punxsutawney Phil. He makes his appearance every Feb. 2 in Gobbler's Knob, Penn. This is his 131st  year to forecast the weather for the remaining winter season.
Have you ever had a blind date? Was it fun? How exciting was it? Did it give you a scare? You didn't know how it would turn out. The Van Zandt County Library is now offering a blind date - “Blind Date with a Book.” Some books are wrapped with no labels; you just have to choose it and check it out. When you unwrap it, you'll have a chance to find out all about it. Sounds like fun, doesn't it? Come in and give it a chance; you might find a real winner!

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Tue
07
Feb

This Week in Wills Point History

Friday, February 3, 1961
   “Enlarged photos of the Wills Point Tigers, 1960 co-champs of District 17-A, and the Junior High Champions of the district, were presented to the two teams last week by football enthusiast, R.C. Lybrand, Jr. Both photos are enlargements of pictures taken last November of the teams by Muresh Studio in Terrell, and were made at reduced prices. The school is to frame the pictures which will be placed in the trophy cases.”
“Homemaking students who served the meal for the Wills Point Chamber of Commerce banquet in the school cafeteria Thursday evening, Jan. 26, were Myra Jo Golden, Peggy Smith, Lynn Ezell, Doris Ferguson, Elaine Edwards, and Dianne Welch. Others were Sue Bronson, Sue Holden, Linda Wheeler and Marilyn Flowers. Such an occasion provides the students with an opportunity to participate in community activities and thus fulfill one of the purposes of the FHA.”

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