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Bowie News (Newspaper) - December 16, 1973, Bowie, Texas I a of i 2� it i a Box 4>43bdoll to Tifi 75? 3 jamaicans search county for goats Shoff Sci Fok Milton Mcnichol a guided tour of Wheeler Center the Stewart ranch gives Bernard Webber and South of Bowie during their Vuu m a to Purchase Goat or the. 4h club. The six month shopping tour was sponsored by the jamaican government. Staff i Halo jamaican 4 h club representatives Bernard Webber and Milton Mcnichol included Bowie on their Agenda of stops while touring the United states for six months in an Effort to Purchase 50 ram goats to be used for Breeding in their native land. Their tour started in f Lorida where they looked at a vacation of milk goats and then to Georgia where they saw another Breed of milk goats. Then it was Westward bound for the two government representatives where they found the rugged Brush goats in Arizona and then to san Angelo Texas to consider the popular Angora Breed. It was while they were in san Angelo that they Learned of the rugged Cross Breeds in the Bowie area. Webber explained that the jamaican 4 h club is supported by the government and it was their task of finding a Breed in the . That could be distributed to 4 h club members to beef up the Goat population which is the prime source of meat in that Small country. Mutton is Selling for $1.00 per Pound As compared to 80c per Pound for beef with top registered Young male goats bringing As much As $500 for Breeding purposes. At the present time Only the Richer Farmers in Jamacia have Breeding Stock and it was with this in mind that the government sent the two men on their Goat searching volume a number 39 school Days will sunday. December 16, 1973 frontage Pemaj unchanged Ron Taylor tis these Ason. To be Jolly. Hoho to that a just about the Way people feel towards the Best part of the year. Children and adults today Are really being cheated at Christmas time. The children especially since they Don t remember How it used to be and ifs our fault. We parents have really gotten away from the True meaning of Christmas with commercializing and the rat race Pace. Go Back thirty years with me for just a minute and try and remember Christmas time. This was really the most joyous time of the year even though our Christmas tree was t loaded with gifts in my particular Case Christmas was the time of year when All my mothers family would converge at a Granny Quot House in Cottonwood for a real Christmas. Everyone on Christmas eve and then Grandad would take the grandchildren into the Woods on a big flatbed Wagon drawn by two mules even remember their names Buck and Frances where we picked out a big Cedar tree for Christmas. Then All the grandchildren would decorate the tree with Popcorn cranberries paper chains Cut out pictures of the Christ child and strings of torn Cotton. Boy us we have fun talking and playing games the rest of the Day before we were rushed off to bed so Santa Claus could come. And by gum. He always made it before Daylight Christmas morning. Sure was hard to sleep on Christmas eve. Night just thinking about what we might find under the tree. Then about 4 00.All of us kids would get restless making just a Little bit of noise so our parents would hurry and get out of bed for Christmas. Of How pretty the Christmas tree looked that morning. Just enough Light by the lamps to throw a glitter flow on All the presents which were displayed by Santa. got some of Grandad big Wool sox and had them tied on the Back of the big Cane Bottom chairs that sat around the Large Oval dining table. We would Scurry about in All directions trying to see what everybody else had received for Christmas and i done to Ever remember being jealous of what my cousins got for Christmas because my aunts and uncles were struggling to make ends meet just like my dad. Then it was time. For gift exchanging Between the adults which at that time i could care less about. At the first crack of Dawn we children would put on our Coats and run outside to play with our new toys. My How times have changed. Usually the families get together on Christmas eve for gift giving and i am probably the worst of All because i can to wait to see my wife and daughters faces when they tear open continued of Fage 2 requests by Public schools to shorten the school Day to conserve Energy will be refused according to local school officials. The Bowie Board of education had adopted emergency schedules last monday after a request by the governor and the Texas education Agency to adopt a shortened school Day As an Energy saving measure the schedules would have been for a three month period during january february and March of 1974 and would have included a six hour Day for Ordinary school Days and other schedules for Days of extreme weather condition. The Texas education Agency had requested agreements by boards of education across the state to follow the governor s suggestions and the local trustees had expedited the request to allow some announcement to students and parents before classes were dismissed for the Christmas holidays. This would have permitted parents to make arrangements for the care of their children during the supposed shortened school Days beginning when classes were to have resumed in january. Junior High choir sets Holiday mood the Junior High music department under the direction of miss i eggy Patterson presented its annual Christmas program last tuesday displaying a variety of Talent. Traditional Christmas music was interspersed with Lively skits and a narration was Given by Kathy Ensey. The influence of various ethnic groups was shown in music and skits. The a Huron Indian Carol was Sung by him Beggs with Frances Barber on the flute and Cindy Howard and Kim Wagnon on Drums. A skit depicting a Mountaineer version of Christmas was portrayed by Julie heard by y Mcgowan Tina Lee Carol Garrett and Steven Turner. Ellen Evans begged in song Lor someone to let Santa in the door because he is a a too eat for the Joe Taylor gave very descriptive reasons for wanting a Snake Worms glue and other Odd gifts until principal . Matlock came on the stage with a paddle. Quot White Christmas. A Winter won Der land and a a marshmallow world a were Sung by the choir with Solo parts by Carole Boydston Jennifer Black Ann Hackler and Holly Hall. Brenda Johnson tried to explain what can happen to a planning list the twelve Days before Christmas when everyone gets so Busy. Other students with Solo and Small group performances included Dona Matejcek Cindy Brooks Rene Brooks continued on Fage 2 local school officials were at a loss to explain Why officials at the Capitol changed their mind during Hie week but it now appears that the governor and the Texas education Agency have decided that shortened school Days Are neither needed nor desirable and consequently school schedules will proceed As originally set up when school began. Funeral services conducted for Stephen Dill funeral services were held i hurs Day december 13th in Gainesville for Stephen Bradley Dill thirteen year old son of or. And mrs. Norris Dill of Rosston Texas and grandson of or. And mrs. Gayle Bradley of Bowie. Young Dill was killed tuesday when a gun accidentally discharged As he was Riding in the Back of a pickup truck while returning Home from feeding chores on the Dill ranch with his two Brothers. Services were held at 2 00 . In the Gainesville methodist Church under the direction of Carrol funeral Home of Gainesville. Stephen is survived by his parents two Brothers Scott and Gary All of the Home his grandparents of Bowie and mrs. Bobby Dill of Rosston and his great grandmother. Mrs. Of. Bradley of league City Texas. O Hom wind estimated upwards of 40 Miles per hour swept a disastrous acres wednesday in he stoned area. Hardest hit was the heard ranch. Staff photo 12 pages two girls 12, Are found to be delinquent on Friday december 14th, a juvenile delinquency hearing was held before District judge Marvin London on two twelve year old Bowie girls who were charged with the burglary of a House arson of a House and the theft of a horse. The two girls were found to be delinquent and placed under the jurisdiction of the Texas youth Council however they were placed on probation and returned to their parents. The girls allegedly broke into a rent House belonging to speck Dodson on october 30,1973 As Well As the burning of a vacant House on Strong Street on november 12th and the theft of a horse from mrs. Jewel b. Hewes on november 16th. At the conclusion of the hearing one of the girls confessed to chief of police Bryon Wasson that they had burglarized Richardson s furniture and appliance. This offence was reported to the Bowie police department on october to. 1973. $49.50 was reported to have been taken in this burglary. Chief Wasson stated that no further action will be taken against the girls for this burglary As one More offence would not change anything. All regional four Bowie High school band students were recently selected to perform in the Region \ All Region band. Students selected Are Teresa Cartwright flute tim Brinkley Bassoon Thomas Belden. Baritone Horn and Cathy Clardy. French Horn. The students will participate in As two Day clinic in january at the grand Prairie High school and will join with some two Hundred other Bondsmen to present a Public concert at the close of the clinic. Raging grass fire hits heard ranch. In a i. A was better than a Section of prime grazing land was destroyed wednesday when High winds pushed a grass fire across the Center of Montague county and was finally brought under control with the help of fighting units from Saint to Bellevue and Bowie. The fire started about 1 00 . On the Wilbur Cross ranch close to Ston Burgand immediately raced East where it jumped the Stoneburg Highway onto the Gordon heard ranch. De Starnes of the Bowie Volunteer fire department was All alone fighting the fire for about thirty minutes before a few Farmers and ranchers with cattle sprayers arrived but by that time the fire was raging out of control. Remembering a similar fire tha broke out in december 1969. Volunteers converged on the area to assist in fighting the Blaze where it was finally brought under control before hitting the Henry ranch Between the Stoneburg and Belcherville highways. Few Days left. Man killed shoppers better Hustle Billy Howard Simmons. 44, of fort Worth was killed Friday about 4 30 . When the vehicle he was driving was involved in an Accident with two other vehicles Between Sunset and Alvord. He was pronounced dead at the scene. A family of three from Wichita Falls. Joe Gantt 44, mrs. Peggie Gantt. 42 and their son Kent 21. Were taken to Bowie memorial Hospital but later transferred to Bethania Hospital where they Are listed in serious condition. The Driver of the third car Dwight Ronald Pace and his wife Annette were not injured in the Accident. Shoppers have exactly seven Days to Complete their Christmas buying and Many local businesses Are experiencing a Rush for merchandise As time starts running out for this Holiday season. Many downtown merchants started staying open late at night several weeks ago to accommodate shoppers and they Are being joined by Many More during this final shopping week. For Bowie school students a Long break from classes will Start at 2 30 . Thursday december 20th and not resume until wednesday morning on january 2, 1974. Employees at the Montague county court House will Start their Christmas Holiday on saturday december 22nd and not return to their positions until thursday december 27th, while City employees will have saturday and monday off before Christmas with the exception of Skeleton Crews that will be on Call from saturday through tuesday. Bowie policemen and department of Public safety officers will continue their regular shifts during the Holiday in order to help control traffic accidents. Triple a wrecker service was called to the scene about 3 00 to pull the Saint to fire truck from the mud neat the Stoneburg Highway and remained in the area in Case More units became stuck in their fight to control the Blaze no estimates of damage have been released but approximately seventy acres were burned on the Cross place and upwards of eight Hundred acres on the heard ranch. Bowie news to Combine issues the Bowie news will Combine their thursday december 20th publication and sunday december 23rd paper in order to give news employees some time off to spend with their families on Christmas. The Bowie news will move publication of the thursday december 27th paper up one Day and actually publish on thursday instead of the Normal wednesday printing time and follow the same schedule for the thursday january 3rd Issue. Merchants Are being asked to adjust their schedule whereby after Christ Mas Sale advertising copy can be picked up on thursday Friday or monday before Christmas on i tuesday

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