Timpson Frontier Days History: Article from Timpson Times-June 28, 1968 Pony Express to Kick Off 7th

A bigger and better program has been planned for the Seventh Annual Frontier Days to officially begin Saturday, June 29, when the Pony Express will leave Timpson at 9:00 a.m. with Kim Parkman riding. 

Saturday has also been set for Western Day in Timpson and everyone is urged to wear his Western apparel that day and all the following week. Every business is also asked to decorate their windows in the Western theme.  A full evening of entertainment is planned for Saturday evening beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the Webb Quartet, sponsored by the Stone Fort National Bank in Nacogdoches, and other singers providing an hour of gospel music.

Following the singing, the Frontier Day pageant will get underway with the crowning of Miss Frontier Days.  Twenty-three of Timpson’s lovely young ladies have filed as candidates for the title and she will reign over this year’s Frontier Days. Voting is underway in the various stores and everyone is urged to go by and vote for the candidate of his choice.  Voting will run through Friday (today) at 5 o’clock.  The Queen will be chosen by the one receiving the most votes.

Following is a list of the Queen candidates and the place of business each is representing;
Joanne Kaluza, Mc’s Malt;  Vonda Hudson, CM House of Color;  Drewan Smith, New Bussey’s Drug;  Kay Samford, Tracy’s Malt Shop;  Valeta Gale Crump, East Texas Light;

Also, Janet Bussey, Timpson Plumbing and Electric;  Donna Amos, Amos Foods;  Brenda Walker, Alexander’s Ranch House;  Vicki Crump, Phelps Chevrolet;  Diane Bogue, Young’s Motel and Restaurant;

Also, Becky Bogue, Bill’s Hardware;  Virginia Pate, Timpson Livestock Service;  Veronica Scott, Ross Graves Texaco Service Station;  Daphne Nail, Mack’s 5 and 10;  Marian Hudman, The Timpson Times;  Janet Warren, Hughes’ Shoe Shop;  Nancy Franks, Brinson’s;  Karen Lovelady, Callie’s Beauty Shop;  Jean Collins, Stephenson’s Station;  Judy Rhodes, Cotton Belt State Bank;  Shawn Johnson, Eakin Motor Co.;  Phyllis Brittain, Royce Crawford Gro.;  and Melissa Crouch,  Shelby County Tractor Co.

On both Friday and Saturday evenings, June 28 and 29, beginning at 8:30, there will be an amateur rodeo held at Hairgrove Arena east of Timpson.  Barney Linthlewam and E.O. Fears of Good Springs are the producers.  There will be bareback riding, roping, barrel racing, junior bull riding and junior barrel racing.

Thursday morning at 8:30 a Frontier Day Caravan will leave Timpson and will tour cities, extending them an invitation to attend the Frontier Days.  KTBS-TV of Shreveport will be here to take pictures to be shown on Channel 12. 

C.W. Milford, chairman of Frontier Days, will be leading the caravan and everyone is urged to go on the caravan and invite someone to go.

Several Timpsonites will be on KTRE-TV, Lufkin, this evening (Friday) at 6 o’clock to advertise the Frontier Days.  Frontier Days buttons are now on sale.  The buttons are the admission to all activities of both days.