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Hog8 & Sons Book Bindery , 1 Sprln6qoor t, Mich. 4928 ., voters are reminded that local A list of area elections, positions to be and city elections will be held open and voting places follows. 15 to choose representatives for the CITY OF MALAKOFF The places of Mayor Howard Julian filing for a place on the and councilmen C.L. Nichols and Er- on any of the elections will be nest Wilson will be up for election in the 4, allowing 30 days prior to the Malakoff city council race. Prospective tion. Anyone interested in candidates can file for a place on the a candidate can sign up for a ballot at the city hall. Voting will be at on the ballot at the local office city hall April 5. Last date to file will be March 4. TEXAS PREI ASSOCIATION 1980 MALAKOFF I.S.D. position on the ballot is March 4. and Arthur Arnold will be up for elec- TRINIDAD I.S.D. CROSS ROADS I.S.D. tion in Trinidad, as well as the post held Two three year terms will be up for Two places will be open on the ballot The places of Don Hughes, Jamesby Mayor Lamesa Sillick. Mrs. Sillick election in the Trinidad school board for Malakoff I.S.D. The seats held by Pryor and Rance Anding will be up for election. The terms of Bill Green and Sam Tanner and Charles Morman, both election in the Cross Roads I.S.D. Ap- was filling the unexpired term of Harlin Bobby Rounsavall will expire. Also on three year terms, will be filled. Ap- plications to be placed on the ballot are Banks. The last day for filing for a the ballot will be the unexpired term of plications to be placed on the ballot are available at the school office. Voting position on the baUot will be March 4, B.W. Tatum who resigned the position available at the office of the school, will be in the homemaking building at due to ill health. The last day for filing located in the old elementary building, the school, and applications are available at city for a position on the board will be Mar- Voting will be at the Tool City Hall and hall. The election will be held at city ch 4, and candidates can file at the the Malakoff Elementary School TOWN OF TRINIDAD hall and election judge will be Gertrude school office. The election will be held cafeteria. Last day for filing for a The one-year terms of Erma Dickey Stanfield. at the school. l'he Heartbeat Of This Progressive Territory" single copy YEAR, NUMBER 9 Box 509, Malakoff, Texas 75148 489.4}531 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1981 DRIZZLE and showers left local residents with hope but little water to refill February has brought no promise of a dwindling water supplies this week as the continued low rainfall for the area con- Callaway) Unues. Malakoff fell one inch behind the norm in rainfall during January, and break in the trend. (Staff photo by Lori By ANN ROUNSAVALL Luther Ellis served as chairman of the lakoff city officials have set an committee, with members Sam for voters to choose a mayorStogner, I.W. Brown, J.A. McLain, and %pril 5. Aresta Jackson. held by Mayor Howard and two council posts held by The city is making application for a Id C.L. Nichols will be new community development block r election. March 4 will be the last grant for 1981. ~iling for a place on the ballot, Councilmen approved purchase of a are available at city 36" bucket for the street department backhoe. The machine has a smaller, Gentry will serve as election narrow bucket now, Lott explained, and ; and C.O. Dodson will be assistant a wider one is needed to clean out dit- ches. The new bucket can be loaded on- Manager John Lott reported to to the truck with the machine, and of the council during their carried to sites for work. session Monday night on the Athens Ford Tractor has the unit, at a of the $250,000 block grant cost of $557. Julian recommended the last year. Lott said the city is purchase to the council. the last two homes being In a related discussion councilman under the program, and Dennis Cannon told the group that a total $250,000. From that recent accident in the area causing the eight new homes have been death of a man working on a tractor ucted, 16 houses were pointed out the need for safety shed, and 24 homes were precautions for city equipment. Cannon suggested that a roll bar be purchased Williams, who has served asto put on the small city tractor. Lott for the grant program, con-said that he would check into the cost to work even though his pay has and need for the bar. Lott said. Williams did an In other business the council voted to mding job for us," *he said and pay bills totaling $11,380 ;,:lapproved to watch over the completion minutes of the previous meeting; and project though we no longer pay discussed action on delinquent taxes. do the work." Guests attending the meeting in- said that others who should be eluded three local Boy Scouts working for their work on the on merit badges; David Quinn, Kevin are members of the Neigh- Kilman, and Kelly Quinn, and Texas Committee, responsible forPower and Light Company manager work should be done. Howard Watson. IBIyP-ATHARRIMAN The existing county road, from enaerson County Corn- Highway 155 into Berryvllle, will be !rs Court agreed to pay $20,211 acres of land for the right ..f, made into a farm-to-market road, ded to improve the Berryvme which the state will build and maintain. James Berry, the county right- The road is 1.3 miles long. The court also chose a county price includes 13 depository, set a new rate for city payment for fences, prisoners in the county jail, amended the Malakoff Public Library Is a collection of heirlooms and an- homes in Malakoff. Items on display are from the homes of Mrs. Ellen Kirby, Mrs. Blanche Schoil, Alma Jesse Jesse Robertson. (Staff photo by Lori Callaway) the budget and authorized County certificates and a new 26-wesk $100,000 The court also approved an $11,859 on the way down to the meeting. Auditor Thomas Simmons to re- certificate that will pay l2.01percent, budget ammendment. The money will "Sometime back, Frank LaRue Jr. advertise for bids for four sheriff's If any of the money is withdrawn be transferred to the sheriff's deputies came and asked about putting blinds in department cars. before 26 weeks, three months interest salary fund. Fields said he needed the the main office and I told him to talk to Berry presented his bid to the court will be lost, but no penalty is imposed money to complete his payroll.Judge Reagan," S i unons said. "To my and said he based his land and fence for early withdrawal of the regular "The commissioners court told me to understanding, ' he s put blinds up appraisals on comparable sales. He time-deposits, go ahead and hire and train personnel throughout the juvenile building. oaid he used $1,000 an acre as a basisfor "This (26-wcek certificate) takes for the jail, which I've done with six," County Judge Winston Reagan said Fields said, "and I will be in corn- the juvenile board wanted LaRue pllance (with the Texas Jail Standards have blinds for the front two windows Commission )." like the Jail. his land appraisals. He said fences were appraised by the linear foot, plus a separate cost for the posts. "As long as you appraise fairly and get comparable sales, we'll be on fair ground," Berry said. "I don't see any problems. I'll be going in with two comparable sales." The court also approved paying Berry's $780 bill. Berry retired from the state Highway Department after 25 years and has been performing this service since 1976 for other counties, including Smith and Anderson counties. First State Bank of Athens will be the 1261 county depository. Bank President Pat Neill said the bid included a 10 percent interest rate on time-devosit away flexibility but adds more in- terest," Neill said, "which will require a little more planning as far as maximizing the yield on the cer- tificates." Slmmmm said he didn't think the county would be able to use the 26-week certificates, but maybe the hospital would be able use them. The court adopted Henderson County Sheriff Charlie Fields' recom- mendation that a ff,-a-day rate be charged for prisoners from cities and other counties. "Any person booked in the Jail from one to 24 hours will be charged Fields said. "If they stay the next day, they'll be charged another $5." The court authorized Simmons to re- advertise for bids for four new sheriff's department cars. The original bid was for five cars, but the low bid of $40,260 was $4,740 more than was budgeted. Kinnabrew Chevrolet, the low bid- ders, said they cannot furnish four cars at the same individual price they could five cars. The commissioners passed over authorizing bids for a new com- munication tower at the jail until they talk to county communications advisor Tom Carter. The commissioners said they hadn't heard anything about the tower and weren't sure whether or not it was part of the deal they had ap- proved for the new dispatcher's console at the Jail. The court also passed over paying a bill from the Athens Glass & Blind Co. and a bill from Gulf States- United Telephone Co., which had been charged by the juvenile office. Simmons said he'd received the bills The statement from Gulf States- nited wag a proposal to eliminate the eriff's office numbers from ringing in the juvenile office. "The juvenile office does ring on all the calls the sheriff's department gets," Fields said. "They don't have to pick it up, but they have to look at the third button to see if it's their call." Reagan told Simmons to contact the phone company to see what needs to be done and said the court should table the other bill until they talk to the juvenile board. The court appointed Dr. Ben Johnson, Earl Carson, Jeff Fulgham and Howard Watson to three year terms on the fair board and V.B. "Mac" McKinney Jr. was appointed to a one-year term. Reagan signed a proclamation from the Henderson County Farm Bureau, designating Feb. 9-14 as Farm Bureau week. The court also agreed to make a $200 indigent funeral expense payment. Calendar of events Jewelry taken in the Charles Foster murder on Cedar Creek Lake was found after three suspects were arrested Thursday. Two men and one woman remain in the Henderson County Jail in connection with the Jan. 27 murder, Henderson County chief field deputy Marion Marshall said that the trio had not as yet been filed on. Two other suspects are being sought through a nationwide alert. Other developments pertaining to the case were made available over the weekend. There may be more stolen items as yet not found. A quantity of JdlsceWeiry belonging to Fester was overed at the time of the arrest of the suspects. Marshall said that in- formation from an unidentified person who has been helpful since the in- vestigation began gave authorities reason to believe that more jewelry is missing. Two guns, one which may be the murder weapon, have been found by authorities. HCSO now speculates that there are more weapons to be found, according to Marshall. The guns were taken from the marina and discarded along the road between Seven Points and Mesquite. Marshall said that as of Monday morning there were not any Henderson Countypersons tied into the case. The arrested suspects are from the Dallas area as are the two still being sought. Tens Ranger H.B. "Slick" Afred gave an update Monday morning about a woman who is in a Dallas hospital that was the key in the arrests. The woman was first thought to have only been beaten by one of the suspects. Alfred said that she also had been shot. See JEWELRY, page 9 MEETINGS Malakoff Masonic Lodge will meet Thursday, Feb. 12, at the lodge hall. For this meeting chili will be served, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The regular study club meeting will be held Monday, Feb. 16. Malakoff Fire Department will meet Monday, Feb. 16, in a training session at the fire station. Malakoff Rotarians will meet at noon Tuesday, Feb. 17, at the Harbor House for their weekly luncheon meeting. - Malakoff Dad's Club will meet Tuesday, Feb. 17, at the club's facilities for their regular meeting. The I.O.O.F. will meet Tuesday, Feb. 17, at the ledge hall in Malakoff. OFFICE HOUR8 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 is included. COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS To make sure people are aware of your organization's activities, contact the Malakoff News at 489-0631. 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 precondlng Monday. DEADLINE INFORMATION Deadline for new items, classified ads and display advertising for the Thursday publication date of the Malakoff News is 4 p.m. the preceedlng Monday. For further information contact the News office at 4~9-0M1.