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Wills Point Chronicle (Newspaper) - March 25, 2005, Wills Point, Texas Since 1879 Also Covering Lake Tawakoni and Elmo Zandt Newspapers VOLUME 126 NUMBER 12 2 SECTIONS 24 PAGES WITH INSERTS WILLS POINT TEXAS 903 FRIDAY MARCH ENTRIES SOUGHT FOR QUILT SHOW Q The Wills Point Society is seeking entries for the annual quilt show to be held April 22 and 23 during the bird Festival Any quilted item may be entered from small to large hew arid old Each person who visits the quilt show will have the to vote for their quilt Larry Heckman dent of the historical See SHOW Page I CHARITABLE BINGO I At Gunpoint Q Southwest Rains Fire Department will host charitable bingo ing Friday March 25 for little league night with early bird bingo at 7 Southwest Rains teer Fire Department is at 7615 47 one mile form Tawakoni Rats information call By Julie Vaughan Editor Wills Point Police Officers Tim Scharfenberg and Doug Small with the assistance of Edgewood Police Officer Donna Still and deputy Monty Cain arrested three Terrell men at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon after the subjects were involved in a theft of weapons and unlawfully carrying weapons Scharfenberg said he was fied at around p.m that an incident had occurred out in the county and three subjects were entering the Wills Point city We had two calls The first call was that black male subjects were on 47 North and were shooting at a Scharfenberg other call came from A woman who said she was driving by the MP Ranch on FM 47 and the men were in g a gun toward the house and then pointed the gun at her Van Zandt County Sheriff's Department Investigator Harris said the woman was ing home from picking up her children from soccer practice and had four young children in the vehicle with her when she noticed stopped on the side of the road She turned around and no- someone running from the house carrying Harris said According to her he fired a couple of rounds Harris said although they could hot find any spent rounds which does not mean rounds were not fired Harris said the Wills Point lice Department then notified the Van Zandt County Sheriff's De- in an attempt to locate the vehicle Scharfenberg said the woman observed the subject throwing Weather by Martin The high and low temperatures as well as the precipitation count for Wills Point for the week of March 16 through March 22 March 16 high 47 low 40 03 inches of precipitation March 17 high 50 low 30 no precipitation March 18 high 59 low 49 no precipitation March 19 high 72 low 51 no precipitation March 20 high 73 low 53 no precipitation March 21 high 76 low 53 07 inches of precipitation March 22 high 72 low 41 45 inches of precipitation There has been 73 inches of precipitation for the month of March The year-to-date total for 2005 is 7.10 inches something off a bridge on FM 47 which ended up being two ons believed to be stolen from the house Scharfenberg said the men en- tered the city and were getting gasoline at the 24 Market located at the intersection of FM 47 and Fourth Street One subject was outside and two of the subjects were inside In order to ensure the safety those inside and around the Market Scharfenberg said he waited for them to leave The men left out FM 751 made a u-turn and came back to the in of FM 751 and Street pulling back into the Market Earnest Frye 19 Terrell Surrell 28 Terrell anc Charles Edward Turner 27 Terrell were taken out of the ve hide at gunpoint by officers anc See ARRESTS Page City Resumes Picking Up by Wilbur Callawuy Maxine Lester was named Citizen of the Year during the Wills Point Chamber of Commerce Civic Banquet Lester was presented a plaque March 17 by chamber board chairman Dr Eddy Buhr Lester Honored By Correspondent The most prestigious award of and Bob Adkisson of the both from the Wills Club and Photo by Rhonda Varsane Wills Point fireman Brandon deans the fire truck Brush after a run Sunday afternoon INDEX Classifieds Obituaries SB Police Schedule of 7 A Wills Point History Third Graders Beat TAKS State Average By Julie Vaughan Editor Dog owners are being urged to keep their animals in in areas as the city has started enforcing the leash law again after being on hold since August 2004 Wills Point City Manager Butch Girdley said that last week the city of Wills Point resumed picking up dogs that roam the streets after they were notified in August that the Canton mal Shelter would no longer take in animals out of the city limits The newly constructed ter located southeast of Grand Saline is being shared between the two cities In a meeting October 2004 it was proposed to council bers to join hands with Grand Saline in building the shelter which was later approved The shelter can house up to 30 animals giving Wills Point as many as 15 available pens Dogs will only be given three days at the shelter before they are due to limited space If someone goes to Grand Saline to pick up their dog they See DOCS Page quet Thursday night the Wills Point Chambers Citizen of the went to a long-time Wills Point resident Maxine Hollister Lester It wasn't the first time for her to be honored as she was named Woman of the Year by the chamber of commerce in 1985 and also received the Kiwanis Service to Youths award in 2003 Chamber chairman Eddy Buhr said Mrs Lester and her late husband Jack Lester made a bution to the city which will enrich the lives of zens as their donation of 73 acres of land near Wills Point High School is now being utilized as a city park and ball fields Other awards during the quet were presented to Lisa Donehoo and Krista Morris each receiving scholarships from the Wills Point Ladies Club Rick Johns for Community vice to Youths and Rachel Hardin for Community Service by both from the Wills Point Kiwanis Club Fran Carter Wills Point Pilot Club heart and Graham Phillip Pearson Pilot Club scholarship I Pam Pearson Service Above Hardin Outstanding Students of the both from the Wills Point Chamber of Commerce Mrs Lester born near Wills Point in 1923 graduated from WPHS and after marrying Fred Hollister moved to Oklahoma during his days in the U.S Army After his retirement from the Armed Service they returned to make their home in Wills Point She became very in- in Girl Scouts with her daughter Donna while they were stationed in Germany serving the daughters of servicemen and women overseas She established a ing service in Wills Point after keeping books for ery She also served on the board of directors for MacBee Water Supply After selling her business she and her husband traveled sands of miles together The devoted much of their time and effort to ing neglected and needy dren welcoming many children into their home and serving as a mother and father to 12 of them See CHAMBER Page By Julie Vaughan Editor Beating the state average again this year on the state mandated Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills TAKS test students at Earnest O Woods Intermediate School proved once again they are anything but average In a press release from the Texas Education Agency TEA 89 cent of the third grade students passed the TAKS ing exam Wills Point third graders ended up with a 94 percent passing rate for the first administration of the test TEA requires that all third ers must pass the reading portion of TAKS in order to be promoted to Ac fourth grade Students have three ties to take and pass the TAKS before school starts again in the fall The second administration of the test will be in April and the third administration will be in Jury after intense tutorials The overall average of the test is calculated between the first and second administration Last year in reading Earnest 0 Woods In- received a 98 percent after the two tests were averaged out and principal Jeannie Deen is hoping for that score or better I think we had slight Deen said about scores compared to last year The TAKS third grade reading is the only test mat count's on the campus for promotion but Deen pointed out that last year writing scores were at 92 percent and mathematics was at 94 percent We are strong in everything she said confidently ing out the skills of the teachers which have aided in the high scores Because this test is so tant Deen said they will continue with tutorials and intervene be- fore retests But they will not change the style or manner in which they tor because Deen explained the system they have works We had such good success flat See TAKS of awards last Thursday night hiring the Wife Point Chamber Photo trv and Maxine Lester aari r raa Charter aaw Rick
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