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Point’s annual Christmas parade looked like a school
campus parade last Friday, December 3.
The high school float, entitled “Up on the
Housetop,” featured Santa Claus, Jerry Estes, with
a bag of gifts going down the chimney.
The junior high float emphasized how much they
wanted a state football championship for Christmas.
Riding the float were Ellis Robertson, Dale Scott,
and Mike Lindsey, football players; Tommy Deen and
Jack James, basketball players; and Lauree Longacre,
Karen Furrh, Vicki Pratt, Karen Gunter, and Jeanette
The elementary school expressed the eagerness
of Julie Allred, Nancy Hagler, and Janice Powers for
Christmas to arrive in a big letter to Santa addressed
to the North Pole.
The Latin Club added color and interest
to the parade by having Ronald Evans and James McKnight
roman slaves, pulling the chariot of Dale Travis.
Two roman soldiers, Larry Geddie and Cary Conn walked
beside the chariot.
The FFA float featured Miss Peggy Vinson, FFA
Sweetheart, seated in a sled. Greenhands Danny Day
and Ted Jones were on the float with Peggy.
The FHA float was entitled “Key to the Future.”
Beauty was added to the theme by the appearance of
Rosalee Hall, Willene Woolverton, Sherry Lasater,
Cindy Moses, Donna Thompson, Polly McCully, and Martha
Kinney dressed in white formals.
The Student Council featured the Homecoming
Queen Joyce McFarland and Duchesses Mary Woodruff,
Dianne Deen, Peggy Vinson and Ginger Roberts. The
girls rode in a red convertible.
The Wills Point school lunchroom wished everyone
a Merry Christmas. Their representatives were Brenda
Truett, Linda Kennemer, Melanie and Kirk Wilson, Kathy
Hall and Harold Sprague.
The local MYF featured a large candle encircled
by cedar branches with the slogan “May This Candle
Enlighten Your Holiday Season.” Junior MYF members
Susan and Sally Hollandsworth, Frances and Kathy Pierce,
and Malia Ashley rode the float.
The PTC float featured a world globe with “the
children of the world” seated around it. The elementary
students, dressed in appropriate native costumes,
were Susan Burfoot, Marilyn Fuller, Kathy McLeod,
Polly Jamieson, Jessie Gonzales, Bill Huff, Guy Herrin,
James Lyons, and Jeremiah Webber.
High school students driving cars and tractors
pulling floats were Billy Parker, Glen Holt, Randy
Rankin, Buddy Weathers, Donnie McFarland, Jimmy Langford,
Jimmy Warren, Win Murrey, Jimmy Truett, and Dickey
On To State Big Blue -------
Editors note: Folks the paper had me listed as
being on two floats. As I remember it, I rode the
FFA float. Also, I think that Dianne Deen rode the
Football Sweetheart float but she and I both were
duchesses ... we just didn't get to ride with them
in the parade! ~~Peggy
Santa: I am four years old and have tried to be good
this year! My stocking will be over the fireplace
at my grandparents, Goggy and Dade Wingo’s house.
Please fill it with candy and bubble gum, a metal
cement mixer, and tow truck, boat, raceway, and some
records. Remember my cousins Tim and Phillis will
be in Wills Point with me— I love you, Stephen David
Santa: My name is Carolyn Sue and I am 4 ˝ years old.
I have been a good girl and hope you will come to
see me. Please bring me a Baby Boo doll, some dishes
for my playhouse and a cleaning set. Bring anything
else you think I’d like. I love you. – Carolyn Sue
Santa: My name is Little Joe. I am 1 ˝ years old and
hardly know about you yet. If you come though, please
bring me some little boy’s toys. I need guns, cars,
and trucks at my home. I love you – Joe Martin Rice,
Senior Girls Take
Betty Crocker Test For
“Betty Crocker Search for the American Homemaker of
Tomorrow Test” was given December 7 to the senior
girls who were interested. The person who scores the
highest in the state will receive a $1,000 scholarship
to the college of her choice. Those taking the test
were Polly McCully, Linda Flanagan, Carolyn Ferguson,
Linda Gunter, Sheila Barnes, Linda Earnheart, Paula
Furrh, Barbara Shelby, Ginger Roberts, Pat Truelock,
Janet Baker and Pat Frost. The test was a multiple
choice and essay on personal attitude and personality.
By Furrh and Longacre
the aid of butcher paper, paints, marks-alots and
a wild imagination, Paula Furrh and Walter Longacre
have created impressive and colorful 9’ x 10’ breakthroughs
for several of the Tiger games. The games were Homecoming,
Bi-District, Regional, Quarter Finals, and the State
playoff game Saturday night. “We always enjoy making
them because we want the boys to know that everyone
is behind them,“ stated Paula and Walter.
Great Deer Hunt
or “Billy’s Big Kill!”
of the Wills Point High School’s sharpest shooters,
Billy Parker, gunned it down to Hawkins over the holidays
to prove his marksmanship at deer hunting.
As luck would have it, Billy, the greatest
shot in the west, (so he says) didn’t kill a thing
all day Thursday, but bad luck didn’t keep our trooper
Friday morning he was back in the ‘woods’ stalking
his prey. Then, without warning, he raised his trusty
gun and downed a seven point buck.
Being the strong, able bodied person he is,
Billy decided to carry his “prize” back to his car
two and one-half miles away. Over hills and through
bushes he crashed his way like an early pioneer until
finally he reached his car and drove off with his
meals for the next two months.
Travis, are you back to your baby-sitting days again?
Carolyn Ferguson wishes to make an apology
to the Tiger Cat in order to win $20. She will not
marry in the fall.
Dianne, did you and Peggy get a homemaking
lesson Friday, when you went to cut a Victory Apple?
Mr. Turner, did you enjoy coaching the basketball
players at Van Saturday night?
Danny Mapes, is it true you were Santa Claus
in the Christmas parade?
Richard, couldn’t you sharpen Dianne’s pencil
for the SAT test in Tyler Saturday?
John Allen, you must have meant it when you
said that you were going to keep the money you get
for selling papers.
Lynda Rusk, what are you trying to prove by
running out of gas three times in one week?
Ronnie, what happened to your eye? Did Jeanie
get after you?
Pat Truelock gets attention one way or the
other, even if she has to faint.
The major cause of all the power failures is
the fact that all American women forget to pay the
light bill at the same time.
Paula to Walter: If it is at all possible,
please don’t make this week’s break through look like
modern art, like last weeks!
If anyone knows of a 12x12 floor space,
please notify Paula and Walter.
Bonnie Rushing has a new way to remember how
to spell arithmetic: “A Red Indian Thought He Might
Eat Turkey In Church.”
Mary Woodruff, why were you and Nelda Penny
so happy Monday? Could it be that a certain senior
girl was absent?
Joyce, shame on you for making Jimmy hitchhike
just to come home from college.
The Tattler would like to thank Chuck Allen,
Ted Jones, Billy Parker, Dale Martin, Billy Morgan,
Lynda Rusk, and Libby Craft for preparing the great
bonfire for the game. Also thanks to Mr. Carl Rusk
for the use of his wrecker to put up the adornment
Fanny: Mac, do you know why it takes three
Aggies to pop popcorn? Mac: No. why? Fanny: One to
hold the skillet and two to shake the stove.
Who is the girl that’s real crazy about a certain
Edgewood football player but doesn’t yet want to go
steady with him? Could it be N.E.P. and D. J. V.?
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