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TEXAS PRESS ASSOCIATION "The Heartbeat Of This Progressive Territory" cents single copy YEAR, NUMBER 11 Box 509, Malakoff, Texas 75148 489-0531 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1980 @ ) By ANN ROUNSAVALL I.S.D. trustees said Monday they would wait until after election before making any decisions on facilities ira- district. came as trustees ap- election returns from the election, whdre voters third proposal for school and improvement in less nformal discussion trustees tur- , and that paren- in the district's three in strength. Apathy were cited as two failure for passage of the trustee Watt Norman said motivate the other 50 to go to the polls". Crews said that he felt two basic reasons for the "People don't want s," he said, "and they don't r are," Morman said that of the voters have ex- and felt the board now until the people come and say, "Let's do to what we and needed," Norman agreed that any future on facility needs should be until after the election, when the board will be filled. terms will expire are board president Homer and A.E. McClintock. term of Charles Green, Charles Morman, will ballot. McClintock is the file for a place on the has reinstated the system for Texas schools, Jack Murray informed ~rnbers, and credits for sehool pin.pal recommended to the 22 credits be required for even though the state only also approved an ad- recommendation to limit hours a student may be School for vocational work. The new policy for vocational workers will be a limit of two hours away from school each day for junior and senior students. The only excep- tions, Wood explained, would be gran- ted to senior students who were at the point of having enough credits for graduation with no additional courses available to them at the school. Presently students are allowed to begin work at jobs in the area as early as neon. The decision was made in an effort to keep students in a learning situation as long as possible, Murray said. "We're not trying to kill the program, simply to strengthen the educational system for our district. Wood told trustees that he is presen- tly working on a program that would allow senior students with near 22 credits to attend courses at Henderson County Junior College the last of their senior year, "We are attempting to stimulate and encourage higher education for our students," he said. Citizenship grade reports will be changed for the coming year, also ap- proved following a recommendation by the administration. Students are presently graded numerically, but the new system will allow a simple 1, 2, or 3 grade for citizenship. A I grade will signify good citizenship; 2 signifies im- provement needed; and 3 means that the student has inacceptable behavior in class. Election judges were appointed for the April 5 trustees election. Janet Sneed will be judge at the Tool box, and Bobble Rogers was appointed at the Malakoff box. Following an executive session the board approved an extended contract for high school principal Gharles Wood and elementary principal Lionel Dun- can. No action was taken on the con- tract of junior high school principal Ed Nichols. Also approved was the con- tract of Phil Trice, coach. The boa~ accepted the r~;,~., 2t.:,',,~ of Chester Morris, coordinated vocational educational instructor at the junior high school, and Karen Rober- son, math and science teacher at the junior high. Both resignations will be effective at the end of the current school year. Also accepted was the resignation of Judy Tucker, high school history @ teacher. Mrs. Tucker's resignation will Teachers Dial Moffatt was movedMr. Moffatt's position. Mrs. Jerry Pir- . The board will meet again Monday, be effective Feb. 29, so that she may from the junior high to high school, and tie was employed to fill the Title One March 3, in a special session to review move with her husband. Jerry Cotton was reassigned to take post at the junior high. bids. \i i:, )!: i' : ? : ~iiiii~ ~i i!~ii i ~ ~/I:I~,::i ~! MALAKOFF SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT JACK MURRAY told trustees It was early one foggy morning last week when the latest vehicle repair Job was Monday night that the district may exceed its budget where maintenance and demanded, when one of the busses broke down on the early run. (Staff photo by repairs of busses is concerned. Murray said that unexpected repairs to vehicles Ann Rounsavall) would account for the 77 percent of the budgeted $20,000 already spent this year. The first digital switching system to ~be made available to customers in the caller can hang up and the second call Individual ringing is a feature which, be imr~|emented b~~ Gulf State~-Un!ted ~89 exchange later.this year, hopefully willl ring. Call forwarding lets a by the different ringing sounds, tells ~,.~..- ",,',, ~' .... " ...... :::. ";~'. " ':~,e, ~ ~June, officials s~fid, are call f~rw~r- c~J,~.orner forward all incomi~,calls to persons ~'~ ,~;: ,'.w.~i, : ,a, . ~,,~:~. serv~:e in the Ma~koff exchange at 2 drag, call waiting liotification, three- another telephone in the 489'exchange, ,called. .... a.m. Friday, GSU officials announced way conferencing, speed or abreviated by dialing two digits then the number to Technicians from Gulf States and the whichthe call is to be forwarded. This manufacturer of this new central office Monday. dialing, and distinctive individual The milestone opens the door to ringing, feature is cancelled when two other future provision of exotic services for The call waiting feature signals an digits are dialed when the customer customers from Cross Roads to incoming call to a phone even though it returns home. Malakoff to Caney City and Star llar- is in use at the time. A tone sounds, the Speed calling lets a person compile a bor. first caller may be placed on hold and personal directory of frequently-called Among optional features expected to the second call answered, or the first numbers, which then can be reached by dialing the speed calling number in- stead of the full directory number. Two verslons of this feature will be provided. ~iOWARD JULIAN and Peatmlstress Ruby Rogm J~n~l procinmti~ declaring the week of Feb. ~14-March I as letter writing week In Week to announce Nat/onal Letter Writing Week. Julian signed a Malakoff. (Staff photo by Sandy McGuffey) equipment, ITT-North Electric Company, have been installing and testing the equipment since last July. Literally thousands of calls already have been placed through this equip- ment as an arduous testing program has simulated customer loads nearly as possible. But the ultimate test will See PHONE, page 8 Proclamation WHEREAS, The City of Malakoff, Henderson County, Texas, hereby desires to recognize the Malakoff Independent School System; WHEREAS, The City of Malakoff hereby proclaims the week of March 3, 1980 through March 7, 1980 as Public school Week; WHEREAS, The City of Malakoff hereby desires to honor the Malakoff Public School System for their outstanding contribution to the entire Malakoff Community. THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Malakoff by and through its Mayor Howard Julian, does hereby proclaim the week of March 3-7, 1980 as Malakoff Public School Week. ATTEST: Tina Speake, City Secretary CITY OF MALAKOFF Howard Julian, Mayor IL Calendar of events MEETINGS The ESAA Adult Advisory Committee meeting will be held Friday, Feb. 29, at 1 p.m. at the Elementary School Library. A meeting will be held at 7 p.m. March 20 at the Malakoff Elementary School Library to discuss summer school for elementary and junior high school students needing extra help. Interested parents should attend the meeting. Malakoff Rotarians will meet at noon Tuesday, March 4, at the Harbor House Restaurant for their weekly luncheon meeting. Malakoff Dad's Club will hold their meeting Tuesday, March 4, at 7 p.m. at the Dad's Club facility. The Trinidad Chamber of Commerce will hear Joe E, Farren, senior con- sultant for the Texas Industrial Commission, speak at their regular meeting Monday, March 3, at 7 p.m. at the community center. DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE A course in Defensive Driving will be offered by the Division of Continuing Education of Henderson County Junior College. Classes will meet from 6 to 10 p.m. on Mondays, March 10-11, 1960 in the Liberal Arts Building, Room 23, HCJC Campus. Instructor for the course will be Ron Holder. Cost of the course is $10.00. For further information call the continuing education office at 675-6212. FIRE SAFETY The Malakoff Rotary Club has provided, as a community serv~.ce, free fire safety stickers to be placed on phones, The sticker provides the phorie 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 your, 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 ~blication it must be received at the News office by 4 p.m. on the preceeding onday. DEADLINE INFORMATION Deadline for news items, Classified ads and display advertising for the Thur- sday publics tion date of the Malakoff News is 4 p,m, the preceeding Monday. For further information contact the News office at 4890531. 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 is included.