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February 7, 1980

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r|XAS PRE "The Heartbeat Of This Progressive Territory." cents single copy YEAR, NUMBER 8 Box 509, Malakoff, Texas 75148 489-0531 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1980 / @ a I.S.D. voters will go to the Feb. 9, to determine the $975,000 bond issue for ira- ion to Malakoff bond package is iden- the one offered voters in with the exception of the regarding selling land the OWns. That issue was convin- with th.e last vote and a part of the new package. the facility improvements construction called for in the is identical to the one of- December, the cost of the proposal is now $20,000 higher. The increase is due to inflation, basically the increased cost of oil. Trustees were advised by architects that in addition to increases in costs of the overall project, increases in oil prices will definitely affect paving costs and the package calls for new parking areas and paving of parking areas at the high school plant. The ballot for the election calls for a straight "Yes" or "No" vote to be cast for the improvements. What trustees call a "no fat, minimum needs" proposal calls for the building of a 2,000 square foot dining calls for the addition to dressing roon l hall at the high school plant that will facilities in the gymnasium; surfacing the gymnasium floor arid also provide two additional classrooms, remodeling the refreshment area; m. d Other improvements at the high school construction of a dining hall-classro Jm plant are providing air conditioning and building. adding dressing rooms to the At the elementary school the packlJge auditorium; construction ofa 4,000 calls for the installation of partiticins; square foot vocational ag building; a bus shop and mechanical repair shop; remodeling of the gymnasium and adding public restrooms in the foyer; new paving and angle parking in the parking areas and a new 24 car parking lot. At the junior high plant the package remodeling of the cafeteria and kite hen adding some new equipm, ent; remodeling of the old elemew'mry school building to provide additional classroom space; and adding curbing, field on a portion of the 82 acre site the paving and sidewalks, district owns off of highway 31 west. Some of the old elementary building If the bend issue passes the present will be remodeled to provide ad- tax rate of $1.51 per hundred will in- minstration and tax office space, but crease to $1.78 per hundred. that work is not a part of the bond Voting boxes will open at 7 a.m. at package. The money for the work will Tool City Hall and the Malakoff come from funds derived from the Elementary School. The polls will recent sale of the present ad- remain open until 7 p.m. Judges for the ministration and tax office building, election will be Bobble Rogers at the The bond package also calls for the Malakoff booth and Janice Sneed in construction of a track and baseball Tool. for the sale of the "Forest Grove is definitely an in- proval by the Reguiatory Authorities. t Grove electric tegrai part of our plans," they said, The completion of these transactions Plant to Houston Lighting "and the plans of the other twowill result in TP&L's ownership in have concluded withoutoperating companies." Comanche Peak, located near Glen TP&L Athens Watson said that about 2 percent of Rose, going from 33% percent to 35 ,/, Howard Watson said construction work has been completed percent. and jint announcement at the Forest Grove site. F. Hawn, TP&L Texas Power & Light is scheduled to The company's ownership in Martin ,. mat TP&L, Dallas Power own 20 percent of Forest Grove with Lake unit 4 near Henderson would rise. texas Electric Service Dallas Power & Light owning 20 per- from 30percent t032 percent. nave lecided to defer the cent and Texas Electric Service Com- "This transaction will help to counter of the Forest Grove plant pany having 60 percent ownership, the uncertaiuity of having to depend on Watson also said that the company is gas and off as fuel," he said, "and this better balance between planning to acquire 21/2 percent of action will have long-term economic capacity theComanche Peak Nuclear Power benefits for onr customers." Watson Plant units I and 2 and 2 perce of Comanche Peak's tmR 1 mad 2 are 0n datethe lignite-fueled Martin Lake uait 4 scheduled go on linein and ItS& changed from Dallas Power and at eost. vei/. Lake 4 is Botb, h'a.,mac "ttem are aubj t ap- sch uledIOi'.,operatlon in 19eS. related jobs continue to be beamed for chemical feedstock and for in new employment op- the gasahol market. for area workers, it was McWhorter said that initial em- week with the announ- ployment is expected to be ap- of Tyler has remaining production Kerens. convert the former fer- methanol and motor fuel to James O. Mc- produced at Nipak will proximately 60 people. Marsco purchased the ammonia, nitric acid, urea, and ammonia nitrate processing plant, along with associated ,warehousing, utility plants, office com- plex, laboratory, and land. The remainder of the plant was purchased earlier by Fertitex and is in production. Conversion activities are expected to commence immediately with an- ticipated startup of the methanol facility due by the third quarter of 19e0. Marsco Corp. is headquartered in Tyler and is engaged in the design, fabrication, and construction of petroleum refineries and related equipment, Marsco has recently become affiliated with the Williams. Hudson Group, LTD., an English energy related conglomerate. McWhorter said that even though Marsco has not opened the main office yet employment applications are available at the guard house. TAKING IT FiA$Y on Cedar Creek Lake this February fisherman took advantage of a handy lawn chair. Sunny weather has taken theat~,g out of usually cold winter weather, allowing lake enthusiast extra days at their hobbies. January was one of the mildest v dater months, and February is starting off the same. (8taft P]MM~GJby ,~y McGuffey) switching system, in. manufacturer, ITT-North, over to technicians of Gulf States-Uuited Telephone Company for testing, according to Gene King, district manager. atwas Telephone company technicians will conduct extensive acceptance testing prior to putting the new equipment in service f, or Malakoff area customers. "The r rpo of this stringent testing See PH'ONE, page 10 MEETINGS The Star Harbor City Council will meet in regular session Friday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at city hall. The Trinidad Chamber of Commerce will host a free chili supper Saturday, Feb. 9, beginning at 6:30 p.m. All community residents who are interested in working for industrial development within the town are urged to attend. Malakoff city councilmen will meet in regular session Monday, Feb. 1 I, at 7:30 p.m. at city hall. The Malakoff School Beard will convene at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. II, to canvass votes of the election held on Saturday. Malakoff Rotarians will meet at noon Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Harbor House Restaurant for their weekly luncheon meeting. February 14 is Valentine's Day. Remember those special friends and loved ones on the day of hearts. SCHOOl. BOND ELECTION Residents of the Malakoff I.S.D. are urged to vote Saturday, school bend election. Feb. 9, in the ,p ANYONE FOR A CANOE RIDE? A nine mile LeMans start canoe race is scheduled in Corsicana Saturday, Mar- ch 29, in connection with the annual Derrick Days celebration. Anyone interested in participating in the Corsicana event should contact Joe Hunt. 8519 Lakemont, Dallas, Texas. THOT Have I exposed myself to God's will today? RAINFALl. REPORT Bro. E. P. Allen reports in his rainfall report that during the first 19 days of Jan. we received 0.20 inches of rainfall. Through the remaining part of the month we received 3.17 inches, giving a total of 3.37 for the month. Average for the preceeding eight years was 3.98 inches. The month of January, 1980 was slightly below normal in rainfall for the area. FIRE SAFETY The Maiakoff Rotary Club has provided, as a community service, free fire safety stickers to be placed on phones. The sticker provides the phone number of the Malakoff Volunteer Fire Department and is designed to be placed on phones so that when the receiver is lifted the number can readily be seen. The stickers are available at several local businesses. Ask for yours, today. COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS To make sure people are aware of your organization's activities, contact the Malakoff News at 489-0531. For an item to appear in the News on its Thursday publication it must be received at the News office by 4 p.m, on the preceeding Monday. ROLL JAMBOREE is scheduled at Cedar Lake Nursing Home of the Jamboree council, making plans for the big event, In- Ruth Hunter, Mrs. Nellie Jackson, Mrs. Myrtle Cude, Mrs. Margaret Johnston, and Sue Smalling, activity director at the Home. Area residents will be asked to financially sponsor reek donations will go the American Heart Association. (Staff savall) and rollers, and all Photo by Ann Roun- DEADLINE INFORMATION Deadline for news items, classified ads and display advertising for the Thur- sday publication date of the Malakoff News is 4 p.m. the preceeding Monday. For further information contact the News office at 489-0531. OFFICE HOURS The Malakoff News office is open on a regular basis from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For your convenience, please contact the office during those hours to assure that your news m included.