Winters get 3 festival trophies

March 8-10, 1966 Breckenridge, Winters, Eastland and Blanco High School bands swept concert and sight reading honors in their respective classes at the 18th annual Heart O’Texas Band Festival last weekend. Breckenridge, in class AAA ,took both the sight reading and concert trophies as did Winters in Class AA-CCC, Eastland in class A and Blanco in Class B- C. A total of 16 visiting bands entered the competition, including Breckenridge, Lake View of San Angelo, Taylor, Winters, Robert E. Lee Junior High of San Angelo, Ballinger, Burleson, Lincoln Junior High of Abilene, Menard, Burnet, Eastland, Iraan, Santa Anna, Blanco and Rising Star. The Brady Junior High School bands took part in the festivities but were not in competition. The Winters Blizzard Band won the showband performance trophy over the Taylor and Breckenridge bands. Their renditions of “Relax,” a Latin American tempo and a tone poem “Voodoo” assured them a trophy. In addition they played a Spanish march and “Trombrero,” a number featuring four members of the trombone section. Winters may have won the trophy but the Brady Junior High Band stole the hearts of the near capacity crowd. Made up of seventh and eighth graders, the “little band” performed with a verve and enthusiasm that carried over to the audience. The cornet solo to the strains of “Cheri Beri-Beri Ben” by seventh grader Jimmy Young and the cornet solo of “Sugar Blues” by Suzette Calliham stopped the show as visiting bands and parents alike rang the rafters with applause. Band Director James Mallow made the trophy presentation to Jeanie Hood, drum major of the Winters band. Judges for the Friday evening performance were Cecil Streigler, Abner Trigg, and Miss Linda Adrian. K.K. Steffens was master of ceremonies. *** Eleven 4-H’ers place at Houston show Eleven McCulloch County 4-H’ers exhibited 11 lambs, six steers, and six barrows in the Houston Livestock Show last week. In the Junior Steer show, Elaine Galbreath placed seventh with her heavy weight Angus steer, while Steve Snodgrass exhibited the fourteenth place heavy weight Hereford steer. In the lamb show, Menzies McWilliams placed second with his finewool lamb in the open show, while his brother, Calvin, placed tenth with his lamb in the same class. Larry Ringer placed two Yorkshire barrows in the Junior Swine Show. He exhibited the fourth place heavy weight and the sixth place light weight Yorkshire. Cen-Tex Farms of Voca placed tenth with a light weight Duroc in the Open Show. *** Three persons hurt in auto mishaps Monday night Two automobile accidents within minutes of one another, and 20 miles apart, sent three people to the hospital about 7 p.m. Monday evening. Mr. and Mrs. B.F. Nowlin of 706 W. 8th were traveling north on the Coleman Highway about nine miles from Brady when they were reportedly struck from the rear by Mr. and Mrs. Tim Snowden of Lohn. Mrs. Nowlin received back injuries and was taken to the Brady Hospital by Wilkerson ambulance. Snowden received a severe laceration to his nose but was treated and released Monday night. Mrs. Nowlin is still undergoing X-rays and treatment. Mrs. Snowden and Nowlin were uninjured. The other accident occurred about nine miles south on the Mason highway when Ellis V. Short of Fort Worth overturned a pickup while pulling a trailer load of carnival equipment and was taken to Brady Hospital by Wilkerson ambulance. He received a severe facial laceration, rib injuries, and back injuries. He is currently undergoing X- rays and treatment. Local highway patrolmen, Sheriff Luke Vogel and Deputy Golden Jones said the accident reports came within three minutes of each other. *** Bulldogs take second place in Winters relays The Bulldog tracksters, in their first outing of the season, placed second behind the Abilene Junior Varsity at the Winters relays last Saturday. In piling up the 87 points, Dennis Lane placed first in the shot put with a toss of 50′ 5 3/4″ and in the discus with a distance of 163′ 5 1/4″. Also the 440- yard relay team of Puddin Jones, R.L. Carey, Pat Elliott and Bobby Wade took first place with a time of 44 seconds flat. Other placings by the Bulldogs were: Gary Davenport, fourth, high jump; Puddin Jones, second, 100-yard dash; Bobby Wade, second, 220 yard-dash. Coach K.Y. Owens was well pleased with the showing as the Bulldogs held a 15-point lead going into the final last two events only to come up short and take second place to Winters. The Bulldogs will be defending their championship title at the Brady Relays set for this Saturday at Bulldog Stadium. Eighteen teams are expected.

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