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February 19, 1981

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Hog8 & Sons Book Bindery , Sprlnsport, Mich. PRE: ION 1980 "The Heartbeat Of This Progressive Territory" cents single copy , NUMBER 10 Box 509, Malakoff, Texas 75148 489.0531 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1981 ? ANN ROUNSAVALL trustees continued to face concerning tax collection in their regular meeting followed trustee on the future of the local while facing pending the Henderson County Ap- (HCAD), a tax agency by the state legislature. The and other taxing agen- currently funding operation of appraisal district, but cannot local work at the present local office will continue dsal of taxes for the tmtil Jan. 1, 1982. At that time ppraisals within the county taxing R. York, Jr., delinquent tax for the district for the past 23 before the board for of a two-year contract with told trustees that during the months his firm has collected in delinquent taxes for the 'less his 15 percent fee. Tax pending for additional collec- board that his Office had pieces of corresponden- during 1980, and 2213 correspondence from March the end of 1979. the firm filed 24 suits in contract asked for an in- 15 percent to 20 percent collections, due to costs of his overation. York increases in salaries, sup- rental and utilities. Les Crews pointed out that in increase York benefit from increases in Valuations. with York and the board associates Lester Van Pelt, discussion where increased on the future the HCAD, and following a from Superintendent trustees approved a one- recommended to the board district continue collec- in the Malakoff office at that the HCAD is and stated that even if the at a later date to in- in their services along mandated appraisal service will probably be an ad- for that. what we've seen so far it will cost us more to go with them "trustee Run Speed said, "if is an indication." president, Joe Cox, said lost focal'control, the clerical process." the board that he felt it several years before all Utilize the appraisal district's if they are offered. an 11 year-old 4-H Malakoff will par- [he beef scramble at the 1981 Rodeo. Son of Eugene and Betty Will "scramble" during the performance in the only will he have the catch a calf, but also he of the Friday entertain- that includes the best ~orld and stars as the featured enter- a favorite with rodeo audien- scramble begins as an event in the rodeo arena. , for the contestants who to catch a calf, halter and a finish line, the scram- the start of a year-long experience. in the calf scramble certificate him to purchase a heifer that he fit, and return to Show for special Competition the following also agrees to keep ac- records, submit mon- ss reports both to the and to his individual , chronicle the calf and prepare a 500- on his project. @ In approving the motion to extend a one-year contract to York the board cited the unsurety of continued local operation due to later action by HCAD, and the board's earlier concensus to eliminate long-term contracts in the district where possible. Also present for the discussion was tax assessor-collector Inez Allen. Mrs. Allen provided trustees with infor- mation concerning the position of the local office and further explanations of Senate Bill 621 and its mandates. Trustees agreed that until further in- formation is available from HCAD that few decisions concerning the local operation could be made. Following a report from school tex- tbook chairman Lionel Duncan the board approved recommendations from the committee for adoption of new books for the coming year. Discussing correspondence, Cox in- formed the board of a letter received from State Senator Roy Blake. Blake thanked local trustees for their resolution supporting his bill before the Senate limiting unemployment com- pensation in areas where employees quit their jobs. In additional support of the bill the local district contacted State Representative Elton Burner showing their approval of passage of the bill. The board took no action on a request from the Texas Association of School Boards for funds for a legal assistance program for all school boards. The fund would be used in legal defense of state schools against lawsuits, mainly federal suits. The board agreed that ac- tions represented by the fund might not be in the best interest of this particular district in all cases. 'i .... JIM WEAVER of Log Cabin Estates held the distinction of being the first customer to enter the doors of the new Citizens State Bank building Tuesday morning. The bank moved to its new 8,000 sq. ft. building over the weekend, taking advantage of the President's Day holiday on Monday. Customers were t In related action the board discussed ...... the possibility of securing liabiIRy In:~II.~r" D aI surance for damage suits that might be 1 filed against the district. Cox asked that the insurance discussion be included as a future agenda item, and appointed trustees Carl Anderson and Speed to work with Murray on acquiring infor- mation. Bobble Rogers was approved as elec- tion judge for the Malakoff box in the upcoming April election, with LaVerne Perkins and Lois Harris as clerks. No judge had been appointed for the Tool box. In a report on educational im- provements Murray told the board that work continues on the baseball field and track, but has been hampered by the recent rains. Teachers at Malakoff Elementary School are being asked for input for additional information about future partitioning of the building; and work is underway in converting a building at the junior high school to a future lunchroom area. Loyd Arthus met with the board to discuss air conditioning of the auditorium. The board approved a motion authorizing Murray to have air conditioning installed in that building. In other action the board approved minutes of the previous meeting and payment of bills for the month in the amount of $30,598.15. @ Every performance of the 1981 Rodeo will feature a calf scramble (either beef or dairy) as its fourth event. In each beef scramble, 24 boys will compete for 12 calves; and, in each dairy scramble, 28 boys will compete for 14 calves. Through the 1980 show, winners in the calf scramble have received more than $1.7 million to purchase some 8,700 quality animals. Most heifers become the basis for future cattle herds; thus, a one-year learning partnership is stretched into a lifetime career. For those youngsters who decide not to continue their cattle program, the learning experience is in- valuable and many times serves to stimulate a career in some other agricultural occupation. The Livestock Show opens February 25 and runs through March 8, with rodeo performances in the Astrodome beginning on Feb. 27. The 1961 Rodeo will spotlight the world's top professional cowboys and barrel racers competing for one of rodeo's richest purses, against the toughest stock seen in a rodeo arena. Stars for the 1981 Rodeo include Anne Murray, Charley Pride, Crystal Gayle, The Charlie Daniels Band, The Oak Ridge Boys, Mac Davis, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers Band, Dolly Parton, Don Williams and Waylon Jen- nings. Tickets are priced at $3, $4 and *7. For the next seven months some of the roads of Henderson County will have extra surveilance by troopers of the Department of Public Safety. As many as nine additional patrol units will be working each week according to Sgt. James N. Beggs who is coor- dinating the program, funded by a federal grant. The extra patrols will be operating on four specified roads; Hwy. 155 and FM 315 in the eastern part of the county and Hwy. 31 west of Athens and FM 90 from Malakoff to Gun Barrel City. The hours of the day and days of the week will vary on a week to weel basis, Beggs said. The program went into effect Feb. I and Beggs said that the extra personnel were coming from the surrounding counties of Anderson, Cherokee, Ellis and Navarro. Beggs, operating out of Palestine, is responsible for the paper work involved in the project and Sgt. J.F. Scott in Corsicana and Sgt. Frank Crosley of Waxahachie are working with him in a contributing effort. Beggs said that the nine extra units will be in addition to the five patrol units that are now assigned to the county. CUSTOMERS of Citizens State bank's move to their new location by Lori Callaway) ANDY THOMAS, II year old student at Malakoff, will participate in the scramble at the 1981 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. (Courtesy photo) 8 standing in line on the first day mation on the bank see Section LoriCallaway) ' of business in the new location. For more infor- B nf this week's Malakoff News. (Staff Photo by Bank in Malakoff anxiously awaited the opening of business hours Tuesday following the on E. Royall Blvd. Tuesday was the first day of business in the new location. (Staff Photo beef O W1 ,rm The Malakoff News will begin run- ning local candidates' election announ- cements on a weekly basis beginning next week and continuing through Mar- ch 26. The announcements~fwill include a picture of the candida[$ and a story. Candidates are asked to come by The News office during the hours of 9 a.m until 4 p.m. weekdays to have their pic- ture taken for the announcement. Can- didates should call for an appointment, 489-0531 to make an appointment with a photographer for the picture. Information for the election story should be brought with the candidate to The News office when having their pic- ture taken. The candidate should provide information concerning per- sonal background, views on the office seeking, past political experience and reasons for running for office. Calendar of events STUDENT ART CONTEST The Malakoff Art Society will sponsor its Annual Student Art Contest on April 4, 1981. Entries must be at the Malakoff Library by 2 p.m., Saturday, April 4. MEETINGS The Malakoff I. O. O. F. No. 233 and Rebekah Lodges No. 44 are having a covered dish supper Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. Everyone is invited to come v'isit and bring a covered dish. The Malakoff Lions Club will meet for its regular meeting Thursday, Feb. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lions Den. The Malakoff City Council will meet Monday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. at the city com- plex. Malakoff Masonic Lodge No. 759 Study Club will be. held Monday, Feb. 23. Malakoff Rotarians will meet at noon Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the Harbor House Restaurant for their weekly luncheon. OFFICE IIOURS The Malakoff News office is open on a regular basis from 9 am until 4 pro, Monday through Frlday~ For your convenience, please contact the office during those hours to assure that your news is included. COMMUNITY AN NOUNCEMI,)NTS To make sure people are aware of your organization's activities, contact the Matakoff News at 489.4}~I, For an item to appear in the Nevhs on its Thursday publication it must be received at the News office by 4 p.m. on the preceeding 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 preceeding Monday, For further information contact the News office at 4~19 0531.