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Friday, Dec. 20, 1968

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Williams Gift Gallery and the Rev. James Jones parsonage home were judged first place winners in the Chamber of Commerce sponsored contest conducted on Thursday evening. County Agent Todd Berry, Home Demonstration Agent; Miss Lucille Watson and a Canton businessman, B.C. Schefer judged the windows this year. Thurmon’s Store, with its Nativity scene was second place winner in the business places contest and the Green House was third place winner. The Dyde Manning, Jr. home in Wynne Addition was second place winner in the homes contest and the Billy Ray Tarver home on East Canton was winner of third place. Prizes in each contest were $25, $15, and $10 respectively for first, second and third.

The first city sales tax money from the state comptroller’s office was received by the city Friday, Wilson Read, city recorder, reported. The amount of the check for the quarter; July, August and September in which the city sales tax first became effective for Wills Point was $5,990.45.

The Buddy Burrows of Mesquite have purchased the Dairy Maiden in Wills Point and also the residence near the business where they make their home. Mrs. Burrows is the former Charlene Kellam. Her father, the late Jack Kellam was born southwest of Wills Point in the Williams Chapel Community. Mrs. Burrows operates the business while her husband is employed at Ford Motor Company in Dallas. They have three children; Sonja, eight years old and in the third grade, Bobby, seven, a second grader and two-year-old Terry.

Miss Sally Beth Robinson, bride-elect of Sammy Pilgreen was honored with a miscellaneous shower on Sunday December 15, in the beautiful home of Mrs. Harvey Rankin. Co-hostesses were Mesdames Bill Courtney, Bob Miller, Dodson Harris, Rubye Shepherd and Claude Read. Miss Linda Krantz, registered the guests and Misses Stephna Harris and Gwen Stroud, all cousins of the bride, served holiday punch, cake squares, mints and nuts, to a large number of guests including Mrs. Blue of Dallas. Miss Robinson is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Dodson.

Miss Carolyn Ann Jones and William Michael Lee Winters were married in the Westmoreland Heights Baptist Church in Dallas, Dec. 21. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Jones, Jr., Wills Point. and the groom’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Vernon M. Winters of Dallas. Rev. Robert Stacy performed the double ring ceremony. The bride was given in marriage by, her father. Mrs. Della Jo Allison of Terrell served as maid of honor while the bride’s sister, Miss Louise Jones, was her only other attendant. Jack Bateman, of Dallas was best man. The couple plan, a wedding trip to Oceanside, California at a later date. (See newspaper for complete article and picture.)

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Cannefzx entertained with a rehearsal dinner in the fellowship hall in the First Baptist Church on Dec. 12, honoring their son, Bobby Cannefax and his fiancée, Miss Jan James. (See newspaper for complete article)

Cradle Roll –Arthur Collin Cherry is the new son of Dr. and Mrs. Comer Cherry of Atlanta, Georgia. He was born on Dec. 13. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. H.A. Carpenter, Dallas, and Mr. and Mrs. Comer Cherry, Valdosta, Georgia. Young Cherry was born on the wedding date of the late Mr. and Mrs. T.L. James, his maternal great grandparents. Mrs. Cherry is the former Camille Carpenter.

Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Pirtle are the parents of a new son, Odis Wayne born on Dec. 18 in a Terrell hospital.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Buchanan announce the adoption of a son, Timothy Bryan, who was born on Dec.19.

Miss Dianna Deen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Deen has been initiated as a member of Kappa Upsilon Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, honor society in education at Texas Christian University.

Men-Women in Service - DK-3 Johnny Paul Hargrove of San Diego, California arrived Thursday morning to spend Christmas holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.L. Hargove and other relatives and friends.

David A. Parker, brother of J.B. Parker, Ozona, has been promoted to colonel in the U.S. Air Force. Colonel Parker is a member of the Pacific Air Forces. A 1936 graduate of Ozona High School, he received his B.S. degree from Hardin Simmons University, Abilene. He has also studied at the University of California at Los Angeles, California. Colonel Parker’s wife, Ann, is the daughter of Mrs. Ben Duke of Edgewood.

World War I veterans and their ladies held their annual Christmas dinner on December 19 at the American Legion Hut. A delicious meal of turkey and all the trimmings was served to 45 people. The program consisted of singing carols and a story read by Mrs. W.M.L. Johnson. Following the program those present enjoyed an exchange of gifts from a tree to complete the enjoyable evening.

Jack R. Johnson of Houston, son of Mrs. W.M.L. Johnson, has been awarded an all-expense paid vacation trip for himself and his wife to the West Indies by his employer Gulf Publishing Company for sales excellence. Mr. Johnson’s wife is the former Ann Sanders. She is a teacher in the Houston public schools. They are parents of two sons, Douglas and David.

The rural home of Mrs. Katrina Moore was the scene of a Christmas social for members of the Esther-Ruth Sunday School class of First Baptist Church on Dec. 12. Thirteen members and three visitors answered roll call by quoting a verse of scripture containing the word love.

The Poetry and Arts Society of Wills Point met on Thursday evening Dec. 5, in the home economics room at the high school. Mrs. Elizabeth Simmons introduced the speaker, for the evening, William E. Bard of Dallas. Mr. Bard gave a review of Mrs. Della Boswell’s new book of poems. “The Stars Sing.” Fruit punch was served to the members and guests.

A large number of the Beta Omega members of D.K.G. met at Wards Café, Dec. 10, for their annual Christmas party and business meeting. The dining room was aglow from the red candles and fresh holly used in abundance. Following a short business meeting, Mrs. A.M. Tunnell introduced the speaker, Mrs. B.L. Darby of Van, who told a moving legend of a Christmas miracle with its setting in the deserts of New Mexico. Santa’s helpers dispersed gifts from around the tree and all were eager for the white elephant sale to begin. Mrs. G.H. Johnson, the auctioneer, kept things moving at a lively pace until all items had been sold, and everyone departed in a happy holiday spirit.