Cisco Writers Club Contest Winners

Jacqueline Richardson of Spring, Texas, recipient of the David Autry Sweepstakes Award for best all-round performance, and other winners in the 34th Annual Cisco Writers Club Contest were honored Tuesday, Sept. 7, in Cisco.

Other special awards and winning authors:

Christine Reich Rhymed Poetry Award
Dr Jim Wilson, Abilene TX – ACHIEVING FIRST IN “RHYMED POETRY”
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Dr. Joe Stamey Unrhymed Poetry Award
J Callarman, Cisco TX – ACHIEVING FIRST IN “UNRHYMED POETRY”
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Irene Wylie Nostalgia Award
J Richardson, Spring TX – ACHIEVING FIRST IN “NOSTALGIA”
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Lou Prange Inspirational Award
G Ingram, Big Sandy TX – ACHIEVING FIRST IN “INSPIRATION”
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Vida Killion “General Articles” Award
T Nelms, Bruceville TX – ACHIEVING FIRST IN “GENERAL ARTICLES”
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Jasper Cook Humorous Poetry Award
R York, Cisco TX – ACHIEVING FIRST IN “HUMOROUS POETRY”
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Mary Latch Carey Fiction Book Award
R Davenport, Baton Rouge LA – HIGHEST RANKED FICTION BOOK
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Julia B. Worthy “Columns” Award
V Payne, Cisco TX – ACHIEVING FIRST IN “COLUMNS”
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Viola Payne “Young Readers’ Story” Award
M Henry, Cisco TX – ACHIEVING FIRST IN “CHILDREN’S STORIES”

Judges and winners in each of the eleven categories were:

Short Stories
Wesley J Valek–Cisco TX–Ret. History Prof, writer, prize-winning poet
1. S Gomez, Rising Star TX – THE LIGHTHOUSE LADY
2. G Ingram, Big Sandy TX – DOREEN’S TOMORROWS
3. H McCoy, Alvarado TX – NO ONE TO BLAME
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Short Shots (Brief Anecdotes Such As Those In Reader’s Digest)
Patrick Ready–Ranger TX–Writer, Eastland County Newspapers
1. C McKeown, Breckenridge TX – COWBOY DISHWASHER
2. V Payne, Cisco TX – SENSE OF DIRECTION
3. C McKeown, Breckenridge TX – DAMN GRASSHOPPERS
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Poetry, Dr. Joe Stamey Unrhymed
Angie Cook–Abilene TX–Cisco College English Professor
1. J Callarman, Cisco TX – TRAILS
2. Dr Jim Wilson, Abilene TX – JUNK YARD DAWN
3. D Hale, Cisco TX – SUCCESS
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Poetry, Christine Reich Rhymed
Judy Callarman–Cisco TX–Poet, writer, Cisco College English Professor (Retired)
1. Dr Jim Wilson, Abilene TX – OFF THE MARK
2. H McCoy, Alvarado TX – UP FROM THE DEPTHS
3. J Richardson, Spring TX – OUR LOVE
HM J Richardson, Spring TX – HIS MIGHTY POWER
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Poetry, Jasper Cook Humorous
Maybelle Trout–Eastland TX–Avid reader, long-time stringer for Abilene Reporter-News
1. R York, Cisco TX – PUPPIES
2. A York, Cisco TX – PROOF
3. Dr Jim Wilson, Abilene TX – CREDIBILITY CRISIS
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Stories For Young Readers (Children 12 And Under)
Evelyn Valek–Cisco TX–Past stringer for Abilene Reporter-News, poet
1. M Henry, Cisco TX – FIDEL’S FRIGHTFUL BIKE RIDE
2. D Carr, Breckenridge TX – TORNADO TYE
3. W York, Cisco TX – MIDNIGHT
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Columns Of General Interest
Julie Elrod–Gordon TX–Owner MicroplexNews.com
1. V Payne, Cisco TX – THE AWAKENING
2. D Hale, Cisco TX – DID CISCO HAVE A PAST BEFORE THE YEAR 18
3. D Hale, Cisco TX – LITTLE TRUTHS FROM LITTLE PEOPLE
HM R York, Cisco TX – GIFT OF MUSIC
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Books
Larry Lawrence–Sweetwater TX–Retired Newspaper Editor, Book Reviewer
1. R Davenport, Baton Rouge LA – SILENT VOICES IN SWEET WATER VALLEY
2. G Ingram, Big Sandy TX – SECOND TIME AROUND
3. G Cumins, Rio Vista TX – SAND FLATS
HM S Gomez, Rising Star TX – THE ADVENTURES OF GINGERBREAD ANN AND GINGERBREAD ANDY
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Articles Of Nostalgia
Jerry Eckhart–Cisco TX–Author Of Books, Articles (over 225 published)
1. J Richardson, Spring TX – DON’T FORGET THE CRANBERRY SAUCE
2. F Strawn, Abilene TX – MY CONFESSION: I SPANKED THE TEACHER
3. H McCoy, Alvarado TX – MY FATHER’S TOOLS
HM S Gomez, Rising Star TX – THE EAST TEXAS ONION HOUND
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Articles Of Inspiration
Lee Lewis–Cisco TX–Minister, contributing editor “Heart to Heart, House to House” Newsletter
1. G Ingram, Big Sandy TX – COLLECTING A LIFESTYLE
2. D Hale, Cisco TX – TIM AND WAYNE
3. J Richardson, Spring TX – DEATH AND HIS SPECIAL GRACE
HM J Richardson, Spring TX – GOD’S MIRACLE POWER, MY TESTIMONY
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Articles Of General Interest
Shirley Strawn–Abilene TX–Author, Editor, founding member of Abilene Writers Guild
1. T Nelms, Bruceville TX – A WOMAN OF CLASS
2. J Richardson, Spring TX – TRAVELING WITH A HANDICAP
3. D Hale, Cisco TX – REEVALUATING MIRANDA’S JOURNAL
HM G Ingram, Big Sandy TX – GLIMPSES FROM THE PAST
HM G Cumins, Rio Vista TX – CROSSBOWING IN THE CROSSTIMBERS
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The Cisco Writers Club meets at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month, September through May, in the Community Room of the American State Bank in Cisco. Visitors are always welcome.

For more information, visit our website, www.ciscowritersclub.org, email info@ciscowritersclub.org, or write Cisco Writers Club, 2301 County Road 169, Cisco TX 76437.

We congratulate these winners.

Ruth York
Cisco Writers Club Contest Director