The Wylie News (Wylie, Tex.), Vol. 36, No. 27, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 22, 1983 Page: 1 of 28
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THE WYLIE NEWS
Devoted To The Best Interest Of Wylie Since 1947
Wylie, Collin County, Texas
V olume .'56: Issue 27
Thursday, December 22, 1983
Two Sections - 28 Pages
25° Per Opy
Ho,Ho,Ho, It's Snow, Snow, Snow
Brrrrrrrr* Did It Get Cold
Wylieites awoke last Friday mor-
ning and immediately thought
that Christmas had arrived a week
Most had to take a second look
because they thought their eyes
were deceiving them. What they
saw was a landscape covered with
snow - the season's first and even
before Winter had officially arriv-
By 8 o'clock the area was covered
with a somewhat unexpected
three-inch blanket. A " hilling nor-
theast wind had dipped
temperatures to the 30-degree
By mid-afternoon, skies had part-
ly cleared and warming
temperatures caused most of the
snow to melt. Very little of the
snow stuck to streets and
highways and traffic, though slow-
ed somewhat, moved at a steady
Most local residents were elated
with the snow, particularly in view
of the fact last winter saw none at
all. Many expressed the wish it
had waited until Christmas to give
the city its first "White
Christmas" in decades.
However, the Weather Man is
not too optimistic for the weekend
as he declines to even indicate a
slight possibility for a return of
the white garment for the big day.
Area residents just thought it
was cold! A new frigid blast blew
in early Sunday and by nightfall
temperatures had dropped from 30
degrees to 21 degrees and the
biting wind gave the City a chill
factor of 10 degrees below zero.
As predicted, light snow Vil
before daylight and the mercury
stood at 15 degrees at (J a.m. Mon-
No immediate relief was promis-
ed as the entire area appears to be
in the throes of a severe cold wave.
And to think: Winter doesn't of-
ficially arrive until the middle of
this week! Shape of things to
Wylie Places Three On AN District
The 1983 all-district football
team has been selected and Wylie
placed three stalwarts on the first
team offense and landed a like
number of the all-star eleven on
The first team offense is as
Tommy Frizzell, Sanger, QB;
Running Backs are Rodney Gar-
rett, Sanger; Aaron Saffell, Wylie:
and Rodney Higgs, Bonham; Wide
Receivers are Charles Galbreath,
Sanger and .Jeff Ray, Princeton;
Tight Ends: Toby Inman, Sanger
afid Robert Franks, Wylie; Offen-
sive Linemen: .John Rhodes,
Wylie; James Williams, Sanger;
Bohhy Wilson, Bonham; Robert
Kubicek, Lake Dallas; and J.
The first team defense is as
Defensive Linemen: Greg Bass,
Commerce; Edward Garza,
Sanger; Cliff Gant, Bonham;
Robert Kubicek. Lake Dallas:
Mike T hatcher, Wylie.
Linebackers: Sammy Reyes, Lake
Dallas; Tim McCabe, Commerce;
Mike Webber, Wylie; .John Forest,
Sanger. Defensive Backs: R. Pat-
terson, Sanger; Butch Morgan,
Whitesboro; Greg Roddy, Wylie;
and Randy Loftin, Lake Dallas.
Defensive player of the year:
Sammy Reyes, Lake Dallas.
Offensive player of the year:
Tommy Frizzell, Sanger.
Player of the year: Tommy
Sophomore of the year: Fabian
Coach of the year: Jack Big-
Fire Takes One Life
( Y' Tragedy struck Wylie early Mon-
day when fire of undetermined
origin destroyed a house at 910
Memorial claiming the life of Mrs.
The house was occupied by Mr.
and Mrs. Edwin Buckner.
Mrs. Dan Roarke and Mrs. Mar-
tine/. were guests of Mrs. Buckner
for the night while their three
husbands were away on a hunting
trip. There were three adults and
five children in the house.
Contents of the house were a
Buckner. Martinez and Roarke
all are members of the coaching
staff of Wylie schools.
Collection points for the receipt
of furniture and clothing are being
set up and a fund has been
established at First State Bank to
aid t he victims.
At press time Monday funeral ar-
rangements for Mrs. Martinez
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i'A ''Vi* s*
Wylie was full of Christmas card scenes during our Duane C. Helmbergers on Ballard Street. (Photo by
recent snowfall. Pictured above is the home of the Scott Dorseyl.
W andering Around
Wide Awake Wylie
Never sell our layout depart-
ment short! They're always
looking for new ideas and ways
to spruce up the paper, both in
the advertising area and in the
news and photo departments,
lake lust week, for example.
That little fellow with the horn
rimmed glasses and bow tie
which from time to time accom-
panies this column in picture
was the object of our ad man's
attention. Lo and behold when
we picked up our copy of the
paper we noticed something
different immediately. On
closer scrutiny we found that
The Living Nativity sponsored by the First United Methodist Church was
one of the highlights of the Christmas season in Wylie. It is hoped that this
celebration will become an nnnual event. (Photo by Elayne Mayes).
the clever in-house artist had
very deftly given us a Santa
Claus beard and whiskers.
Now, it not only gave the little
fellow that "Christmas" touch,
but we have to admit it may
well have improved his ap-
pearance. We have said this to
further call your attention to
the fact that we have here on
our staff talented people who
can do wonders with your
advertising program with eye-
appealing ideas in layout and
execution. This well may be
construed us a commercial but
we wanted you to know that
you should give consideration
in 1984 to letting these experts
work with you on a program to
assist in building bigger
volumes and greater profits.
Congratulations are in order
for those Wylie Pirates who
made the all-district football
team. We refer to Aaron Saf-
fell, Robert Franks, John
Rhodes, Mike Thatcher, Mike
Webber and Greg Roddy.
These guys were outstanding
throughout the season and we
salute them. Saffell, Franks,
Thatcher, and Roddy are
seniors and will be leaving us,
but Pirate fans can look for-
ward next season to see'.ng
Rhodes and Webber back as
they are juniors. A big round of
applause for these six fine
ODDS and ENDS: A big word
of thanks and appreciation is
due to Pat Griffith and her
band of helpers who staged the
community's Live Nativity
Scene last week in City Park.
Complete with a cast of
characters, including a number
of animals, it attracted a large
crowd despite a blustery wind
with a chill factor near 18
degrees. It was sponsored by
the Wylie United Methodist
Church and we understand
that plans are already being
considered to expand and im-
prove the performance come
next Christmas season. It was
well done and we look forward
to next year! Earl Reilly was
by to see us and we're sorry we
missed him. Come again,
Earl! Enjoyed a visit with
Bill Stultz last week. Bill is a
native of the area and lived
here a long time before moving
to Bellinger where he and
Thera now reside. He's retired
after many years with Lone
Star Gas and is now taking
things easy and enjoying
life It was interesting dur-
ing last week's Cowboy-
Redskin game to see the
camera focusing numerous
times on the crowd. Especially
was this true throughout the
Continued On Page 4-B
There will not be any gar-
bage pickup on Monday,
December 26 and January 2,
due to the holidays.
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