Winnsboro News (Newspaper) - October 14, 1976, Winnsboro, Texas �i:praM center, tne. P* 0. BOX 45436 CAILAS* TEXAS 7523? Trails Country ready to greet horse crowd By Imogene Neytand As the upcoming event on the Autumn Trails calendar, the annual Big Woods Trail Ride, sponsored by the Winnsboro Trail Riders, marks the 20th anniversary of this ride in which tens of thousands have participated over these years. Beginning with a small band of 20 riders on a chillv October 27.1957, the ride has grown to be the largest one day ride in the nation, with over 3,000 participants last year. Second generations of riders have enjoyed the Big Woods Ride and are being joined by the small fry of the third generation. Weekend festivities begin with the Friday arrival of the Big "D" and Texarkana Trail Riders, with possibly other groups represented. They will be met by local riders and escorted to the Hospitality Center about 3:30 p.m. where they will be greeted by officals of the City of Winnsboro, Autumn Trails and Winnsboro Trail Riders. Wagon Master Bill George of the Big "D" Riders and Wagon Master Oliver Littlejohn of the Texarkana Riders will present trophies to members of their groups, then they will form a parade through town, ending at City Park for their Camp-out and 8:00 p.m. End-of-Trail dance at City Auditorium. The dance is open to the public, admission $3.00 per person. There will be a rodeo performance at 8:00 p.m. Saturday activities include a rodeo performance at 2:00 p.m. Winnsboro Trail Riders Stew at 5:00 p.m. and the big camp-out of visitors and participants in the Sunday Big Woods ride, which is the climax of the week-end. There is no charge for parking. The City of Winnsboro has again arranged for an additional parking area for campers, east of the Rodeo Arena, with entrance at Coke Road. The stew Saturday evening will be held inside the Rodeo Arena and is open to the public The Winnsboro Trail Riders are in charge of the preparation and serving of G steaming pots of chicken and beef stew, and all bowls and spoons will be furnished. Price is $1.50 for all THESE are not an exotic breed of cattle which arc being intoduced to the Tri-County area, but would you believe buffalos. The year old animals are roaming the range on the Leroy Howard farm on Glade Branch Road. Howard discovered the year old buffalos while traveling through Missouri and decided to transplant them to East Texas. Howard and his family reside in Houston. Mrs. Howard is the former Alma Holmes of Winnsboro. (Staffoto) OLDT1MESKII.LS continue to hold their historic popularity as is evidenced by this scene at the art and craft show Sunday, October 10. Estelle Koon, right, of Sulphur Springs shows how she makes the place mats which she featured in her display of crafts while her daughter, Mary Pearce, is busy crocheting an article which will be added to her display. One person hospitalized in school bus-car mishap One woman was hospitalized and four school students were treated and released from Winnsboro Memorial Hospital for injuries received Friday afternoon in an accident involving an automobile and a Winnsboro school bus. Mrs. Crystal Scudder, driver of the car, was admitted to Winnsboro Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries to the ribs. Westbrook School students who were treated and released for bruises and abra- sions were Carol Lynette Spence, 7, Gaylon Darnell Rushing, 7, Richard Spence, 10, and Buck Allen Strickland, 6. Mrs. Scudder remained in Winnsboro Memorial Hospital Wednesday morning in satisfactory condition. The accident occured at 3:05 p.m. at the intersection of Walnut and Myrtle Streets. The bus, which was driven by Jack L. Anderson, was traveling south on Walnut Street on its way to Memorial School after picking up about 20 students at Westbrook school. The car driven by Mrs. Scudder was traveling east on Myrtle Street. Mrs. Scudder's car received extensive damage to the left side when it was struck by the bus. The bus sustained front end damage, including bent fenders, broken headlights and a cracked windshield. Damage to the windshield,was received when Anderson was thrown against it. you can eat and includes tea or coffee. The Saturday night Barn Dance at the City Auditorium features music by Joe Pruitt, with admission charge $3.00 per persons. The ride will start at 8:(Hi a.m. from the Rodeo Arena nl City Park. The Winnsboro Rotary Club will serve a pancake and sausage breakfast from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a in., inside city Auditorium, at a cost of $2.00 Trail Ride lunch tickets for the ride will be available at the Rodeo Concession stand Saturday, as well as Sunday morning before the ride at a cost of $2.50. Tickets bought at the lunch site will be $3.00. Lunch, catered by Ernie's of Greenville, will be a barbecue plate and all trimmings, with tea or coffee, at the usual noon stop at 4-1) Guest Ranch. John Crow, president of the Winnsboro Trail Riders, urges that all members and local riders arrive early to help with the final arrangements for the many visitors of the day. Ed Ilutcherson. "Voice of the Winnsboro Trail Riders. " will be at the microphone for announcements and information. Riders will assemble in the rodeo grounds for a brief devotional and invocation. For departure assembly this year horseback riders are requested to enter from the North end of the rodeo arena, by the concession stand, as the ride will leave from the South end of the arena to Coke road, on to the Perryville road i EM852), proceeding to Farm road 2 , nection on Farm to Market Road 2910 between Winnsboro and FM 2088. Total length of the project is 2.3 miles and primarily is that section of road from Cater's Hill south to FM 2088 publicized in Autumn Trails write-up as the "Tunnel of Trees " The 'existing facility is an Band Boosters make report on projects A report of fund raising projects planned and the results of projects completed was given at the Monday night, October U, meeting of the Band Boosters. A concession stand will be operated by members during the Autumn Trails sidewalk sales Saturday, October 23. A bake sale is planned for the day, also. The report showed that 523 band calendars have been sold and 70 cars were washed by band members at the car wash October 2. The Band Boosters also operate a concession stand during the home football games. The Red Raider Band will present a concert at 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 18, at the Texas State Fair in Dallas. Preparations have begun for the UIL marching contest scheduled November 4 in Long-view. Stolen plane recovered near Tyler An airplane belonging to Charles Colvin was recovered Friday, October 8, at a landing strip on private property near Tyler after it was reported missing from the Winnsboro Municipal Airport earlier in the week- The landing strip is located approximately 15 miles south of Tyler on FM 344. The plane was reported missing by Colvin who had gone to the local airport after 5:00 p.m. Monday, October 4. The plane was spotted by a Texas Ranger after the Winnsboro Police Department had issued an all points bulletin. No, damage was reported to the plane, according to, p^ce Chief C- S- McCarver, and no further jnioj-iiiatian on the incident was available Wed-nxorning. 18-foot graded road. The new construction will provide a 20-foot paved roadway utilizing a one-course surface treatment on approximately five feet of compacted soil asphalt base. "^T'he work will be under the i supervision of District Engineer W. W. Potter of Tyler with Sidney C. Cox. Jr., of Mineola serving as the project engineer. Autumn Trails WEEK-END TIME TABLE Friday, 3:00 p.m.-Arrival of Big D and Tcxarkuna Trail Riders, Assembly of the two groups at Hospitality Center, then parade through town before setting up camp at City Park. Friday, 8:00 p. m.-Eml-of Trail Dance at City Auditorium. Open to public. Admission $3.00 per person. Friday, 8:00 p. in., and Saturday, 2:00 p. m. Rodeo sponsored by the Winnsboro Rodeo Association. Admission, $2 adults, $1 children. Saturday, 5:00 p. in.-Trail Ride Stew inside Rodeo Arena. $1.50 per person, includes tea or coffee and all the stew you can eat. Saturday, 8:00 p. m.-Trail Ride Dance, City Auditorium. Admission $3.00 per person. Sunday, 5:00 a, m. to 8:00a. m.-Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast at City Auditorium. $2.00 per person. Sunday, 8:00 a. m..--Big Woods Trail Ride leaves from south end of Rodeo Arena to Coke Road, on to Perryville Road (FM 852), turning on FM Road 2910 to Cater's Lookout and regular trail ride route. equipment for Westbrook School which the Lions Club has considered sponsoring. A tax refund in the amount of $71.87 to Joe McNair Elliott for over payment during the years of 1969-75 because of loss by fire of the house on the property was approved. A discussion regarding future building sites recommended by the building committee was tabled due to the absence of Trustee E. R. Davis. Superintendent L. M. West was advised by the board to secure an architect to discuss the possibilities of expanding present sites for future growth of the school district. Growth in scholastics already has substantially filled space added during the past several years. Attending the meeting were Trustees Malcolm Clayton, T. G. Joiner, Max Newton, David Pollard, Ronny Knight, Dr. Warren Murley, Superintendent West and Miss Elizabeth Martin, school secretary, Absent was Trustee E. R, Davis, ART and crafts displayed on a beautiful fail afternoon provided the perfect setting for visiting with friends and viewing the work of artists and craftsmen at the Autumn Trails crocheted items, handmade art and craft show held Sunday afternoon, October 10. The displays included a variety of paintings and crafts such as pillows, dolls, placemats, ceramics and macrame, Downtown streets swarmed with the largest crowd of visitors throughout the sunny after noon as this event, like others of the Autumn Trails festival continues to grow in popularity with both exhibitors and spectators, (staffoto) Raiders will host Patriots Friday By Gregg Burger This is the third week of district play and a very important one for all the teams. The Raiders will host Prairi-lan's Patriots Friday, October 15, with kick-off set at 7:45. The Raiders will be coming off a win over Rains, as Prairi-land will be coming off a loss to Rivercrest. Prairiland is 3-2, defeating Honey Grove, Trinity Christian and Rains. They have lost to Rivercrest and Cooper. The Patriots run a similar type offense and defense to the Raiders. Lukey Merritt is the quarterback for the Patriots. He is a very goad and efficient runner. His backfield consists of haH-hacks Troy Punn and Kenneth Haley. Both of these players average around lap lbs-, but they are quipk and can break loose for yardage before anyone knows what's going on. The Raiders are now ?-3 and seem, to he improving each week offensively. The game against Prairiland mwW be tight, however, and the team that makes the fewest mistakes should win. Last week we reported that Randy Williams had a broken leg; but first reports are not always as they seem- Williams is much improved and may get to play before the season is over. Jay Lindley was out during the last game with vertebrae problems, but he may start this week or the next. The Raider coaches are waiting on doctor's Commerce title bound after N, Lamar victory The District 15-AA football race jelled quickly and unexpectedly Friday night. The Commerce Tigers, ranked no better than fourth in pre-season, proved themselves for real with a 24-0 shellacking of the North Lamar Panthers following a decisive 31-0 outing against the Red Raiders the previous week which puts them on top for a clear-cut advantage to win the 1976 crown- North' Lamar came into the Commerce fray ranked sixth in the state- The Tigers appear to have clear sailing the rest �f the way heeau&e Rivercrest and Mt. Vernon appear to he the only serious contenders on the remainder of their schedule which also includes Prairiland, Rains and Quinlan- Rivercrest) also with two wins, is tied with Commerce but their victories happen to be a one-point squeaker over Mt. Vernon and a touchdown victory over Prairiland-District Standings Wan Lost Commerce 2 0 Rivercrest 2 Q Winnsboro l 1 Prairiland i l Mt. Vernon i l North Lamar l 1 Rains 0 ? Quinlan o 2 diagnosis on both of these players before anyone will know for sure if they will play. Last week Commerce upset No. 1 ranked North Lamar 24-0 in district play. Now, both Winnsboro and North Lamar need to win all of their next games if they have a chance for district honors. The starting line-up, again, is not definite because Raider coaches say they still need to strengthen some weak spots. Prairiland is a very aggressive ball club, and will he a tough opponent. The Raiders know they'll have to be mentally and physically ready to play to come away with a win. h full crowd should be on hand to view their favorite Raiders in gridiron action, and a hard-fought contest seems assured. Wayne Thomas is reported improved at Mather Frances Hospital in Tyler after several days in the intensive care unit following a heart attack last Friday morning.