Lynn Fellers, 19 year old daughter of Mrs. Calvin
Fellers, was the winner of a Westinghouse refrigerator
given away by Walls Home Furnishings in Wills Point
on September 2. Miss Fellers
is seen here admiring the 14-ft frost-free refrigerator.
It is a double door model and has a capacity of 117
pounds for frozen foods. Also seen in the picture
are Ben Hobbs, left, and Terrell Walls, owners.
AID TO TRAVELERS
sign erected in the Hiram community on Harry C. Smith’s
land directs those persons traveling IH 20 to take the FM
47 exit to go to Wills Point and Lake Tawakoni. FM 47 is
the best totally paved route to Wills Point from IH 20.
The highway department has designated the Hiram-Wills Point
road a Farm-to-Market road. When it is paved it will be
the shortest distance on all-weather road from IH 20 to
Wills Point. The sign, a project of the Wills Point Chamber
of Commerce is 10 feet long and 11 feet high, K. C. Lybrand,
Jr., chamber of commerce manager, reports.
"PLEASE PAULA" WANTS
TO SOLVE YOUR PROBLEMS
Girls and boys of Wills Point High
School, do you have any troubles you need some help
with? If you do, please ask "Please Paula." She'll
answer your questions in each week's Tiger Cat.
Just drop your problems on a piece of
paper at Locker 34 and you'll be helped very soon. Don't
be shy; just remember "Please Paula' can't work
miracles, but she can try.
Polly, why were you running down
the hall from Mr. Massey?
Mr. Roberts' latest pastime: Drawing pictures
of Judy Ditto on the board in chemistry.
Linda Kennemer, what boy do you call a
Judy Morgan, did L. W. get mad because
you let 4 other girls wear his jacket?
The Tattler wants to keep it a secret
that Chuck Allen is the Roving Reporter!
Lost: One Senior ring.
Owner: John Shepard
Dianne Deen, have you sat down in the
Sundy, can't you tell the difference
between a purse strap and Sandy Lay's foot!
Can anyone tell us why some of the girls
cry everyday in 4th period P.E. class? It couldn't
be because of singing sad songs could it?
Joe Dempsey thought it was so funny when
he found a snake in his car, that he put it in Dianne's
newest fad: Action Teeth? Warren, are 3 sophomore
girls “vandalizing” your car?
Richard, is it true that when your
hands are warm, you are in love?
Ronnie Clowers, why did you buy
your lunch Wednesday? Could it be someone stole your
Margaret Ann, were you really cold
Thursday or did you just want to wear a certain senior’s
Gangway students! When Libby comes
down the hall, she swings every thing she’s got!
Danny Mapes, what’s this about
your Bride and ‘Broom’s’ expense? Can’t you say Groom
Charlie, did it hurt when you fell
out of the Action Truck Thursday night?
Joyce, can’t you see a pole before
you run into it?
PEP RALLY CHEERS
TIGERS TO VICTORY
Great school spirit was shown by the
student body Friday morning, September 17, as the
words "Beat the Vandals" rang out of the gymnasium
during the pep rally.
The speeches were made by the captains:
John Shepard, Richard Davis and Wayne Langford; by
Mrs. Sarah Strawn, cheerleader sponsor, and by Coach
Dewayne Carter and Coach Ken A. Davis.
The cheerleaders led the crowd in ten
yells and the band played three numbers under the
direction of John Brown. Some of the yells led were
Great, WPHS, and Action to Win.
At the conclusion of the rally, the student
body repeated "The Lord's Prayer" and sang "Blue and
White" while the Tiger Band played the school song.
Flowers Is Named Queen For East Texas Day
Miss Linda (Candy) Flowers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Bill Flowers, Route 3, Wills Point, and a junior in
Wills Point High School, will represent the Wills
Point Chamber of Commerce at the State Fair of Texas
on East Texas Day, October 23. Miss Flowers will attend
a tea in a garden on the fair grounds from 5 until
6 p.m. Later in the evening beginning at 8 o’clock
she will be presented with other queens from towns
in East Texas. Following the presentation they will
enjoy the Cotton Bowl show. Mike Smith, grandson of
Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Smith, Wills Point, will be Miss
Flowers’ escort. Sixteen year old Miss Flowers is
a popular member of the junior class. She is drum
major for the Wills Point band and participates in
many other school activities.
Tiger of the
Our Tiger of the Week is Deborah Miracle.
Some remember her as Debbie Murrey, Class of '69.
After graduation Deborah
enrolled in North Texas State University where she went
to school two and one half years. Then in 1972 she
married her high school sweetheart, Bruce Miracle (Class
of '66). After marriage, they both attended the
University of Texas at Austin where she received her
They lived in Dallas
for a while but eventually moved to Houston where both
of her children were born. In 1980, she welcomed
daughter Elizabeth and in 1984, son David was born. Not
long after that, she and her family moved back to Wills
Point where she and Bruce now live. Elizabeth graduated
from Texas Tech and received her Masters degree from
TWU. She married Mark McBride in July and they live in
Colorado. David is a junior at Texas Tech. Deborah helps
her brother with the family business, Murrey Motor
Company and hubby Bruce has a CPA firm in Terrell.
When asked about retirement
she says "there are no plans" and no thoughts of 'where'
that might be or ... 'maybe the mountains?'.
She loves gardening and
antiquing, with a quilting class in store for after the
holidays. She also shared her recent love of snow skiing
with us but said that she hasn't been able to spend as
much time doing that as she would like
Her proudest moment
since she left high school "would have to be anything
that has to do with my children, there's been many proud
moments there". Her biggest regret Deborah says, "not
being the Christian person that I think I should have
been at times".
Deborah Murrey Miracle's
life in five words or less - blessed, fulfilling, busy.
Debbie Murrey's High School Memories:
1) How do you remember WPHS?
Great fun! Enjoyed it thoroughly!
2) What was a fun Saturday night for you back then?
Being with friends. Cruising.
3) What is a fun Saturday night for you now? Eating
4) Funniest thing you remember about high school?
One Halloween we were having a balloon fight in town,
like we all did back then, Ted Deen Jr. took a corner
and the wheel came off his car!
in next column...
Here's Karen Boswell, class
of '66 doing what she loves to do, eating ice cream
at the Dairy Queen.
Pat and I were out and about working on the
website when... there she was .... our classmate from
the halls of WPHS!
You can see her bio in Classes,
1966. Hi Karen!
Here's Betsy Davis Cavin, class of
'73 working hard!
Betsy has all kind's of links to the Champs year,
her brother is Ken Autry Davis, class of '56 and
coach of the '65 State Champs, she's married to
Ronnie Cavin, class of '70 and she works for Henry
Hallman, class of '71. Nothing but WP alumni! I
love it! Hey Betsy!
Tiger of the Week,
5) Proudest moment in high school?
Being Homecoming duchess.
6) A secret that we never knew?
7) Who did you have a crush on and they never knew
I'll pass on this one.
8) Ever cheat on a test?
I take the 5th.
9) Who was your best friend?
10) What's the craziest thing that you two ever
We tried smoking once, she threw up! It never happened
11) Favorite teacher? Mrs. Riley.
12) What did that teacher teach you that wasn't
in a book? She was always very professional.
13) Biggest regret? I wish that I had taken the
time to have more fun.
14) Very best moment in WPHS? When we won the
15) If you could go back for a day, what would you
do different? Be kinder to people.
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WPHS Marching Band Goes To
UIL State Marching Competition
The Wills Point High School
Marching Band learned Saturday that they would
be going on to UIL State Marching Competition
in San Antonio.
The 136 member band will
leave Sunday, October 30th and will perform Tuesday,
November 1st at 11:30pm in the Alamodome. Wills
Point was among five 3A bands that were chosen
to advance to UIL State Contest. A grand champion
will be chosen along with a second and third place
John Young has been a band
director for the past 15 years and this is his
first trip to UIL State. Mr. Young stated that
"the parents and staff are really dedicated to
the kids and that has helped the band in their
endeavor to be the best that they can be".
"Seven years ago they struggled
to get the support from the community but after
much hard work things have come together for us".
Mr. Young says that he has no doubt that
this band can compete with the best in the state!
We say good luck to Mr. Young
and the WPHS Marching Band!
use of the term hippie is first attributed to
San Francisco Examiner writer Michael Fallon in
a 1965 article. In 1966, then governor Ronald
Reagan described a hippie as someone who “dresses
like Tarzan, has hair like Jane, and smells like
it the Truth...
I've sure gotten old! I've had two bypass surgeries,
a hip replacement, new knees. Fought prostate cancer
and diabetes. I'm half blind, can't hear anything quieter
than a jet engine, take 40 different medications that
make me dizzy, winded, and subject to blackouts. Have
bouts with dementia. Have poor circulation; hardly feel
my hands and feet anymore. Can't remember if I'm 85
or 92. Have lost all my friends. But, thank God, I still
have my driver's license!
The WPHS Class of 1965/66 met for a 'girls only
reunion' dinner October 15.
Seated left to right Sharon Warner McEnturff, Nelda
Penny Chambliss, Peggy Vinson Baird, Mary Woodruff
Langford, Linda Gunter Kerr. Standing left to right
Libby Jo Craft, Pat Frost Lindsey, Laquita McCormick
Fellers, Linda Flanagan Dees, Linda Earnheart Gober,
Ginger Roberts Hess, Linda Rusk Lovell, Paula Furrh
Grokett. The entire class will meet next summer for
their 40th class reunion.
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Do you remember some of the movies and music from '65
What was your favorite movie? The
Majestic was the place to go on Saturday night to meet
friends! All the movies from
'65 and '66 are available on DVD today so now we can really
watch the movies we told our parents that we saw 40 years ago!
Remember cruising? We'd make a few circles downtown ...
go around the monument down to the end of main street, make a
u-turn, do that three of four times ... then cross the tracks
take a left at the light and head out to the Dairy Maiden 'or'
Cowboys .... (according to who your talking to and what they
called it) .... then you head back downtown ... or you stopped
at Cowboys if you saw someone that you knew ... you left your
car there if you were 'getting in' and 'riding around' with
somebody else ..... ahhhh, those were the days!
Hey, gas was 31 cents a gallon in those days and there
were plenty of cool cars. We were a real American Graffiti
We partied with our
friends, played ingenious pranks on each other like pushing a
car several blocks away, baby goats in the back seat, flashing
emergency lights behind couples who were trying to park, and
more that we can't list here.
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Activities, Organizations and Memories!
Although our football team was the biggest part of our
history that year, a lot of us were taking part in other activities
and school organizations. And just to bring back more memories,
we included some of the movies and music from our great
Mr. Troy Roberts,
Roy Deen, President and
David Teel, Vice
Dianne Deen, Secretary
Joyce McFarland, Head Cheerleader
Kathy Martin, Junior
Janet Geddie, Sophomore
Marsha Coomer, Mascot
Flowers, Drum Major
Sandy Lay, Junior
Sandra Owens, Sophomore
Suzanne Lingold, Freshman
1965-66 Tiger Band!" Seventy-two members led by John Brown
received honors such as a Division Two rating in the UIL contest;
Division Three rating in concert; Division One rating in sight
reading. The band performed at parades and community functions as
S.P.Q.R. Wills Point
Mrs. J. W. Simmons, Sponsor
John Holt, Vice President
Mrs, Linnie Foster,
Steve Roberts, President
Kirk Evans, Vice
Melissa Hallman, Secretary
Mrs. Glenn Roberts, Advisor
Roy Deen, F.H.A Beau
T. Wiggs, Advisor
Glen Holt, President
Sarah Strawn, Advisor
Dianne Deen, Editor
Alana Wilson, Assistant Editor
Chuck Allen, Sports Editor
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