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PRESS i fflON J 1980 H YEAR, NUMBER 14 'ANN ROUNSAVAIA, in her present teaching position, but a four hour executive trustees instructed Superintendent ;tint until 2 a.m. Wednesday Jack Murray to see if there is a School trustees ap- placement area for her elsewhere in the motion to honor the present district. athletic director and headTrustees als0 approved a motion COach PhiiTrice. Trice has one honoring the spirit of contracts for a two-year contract, teachers. The motion further stipulated action neither extended that any new teacher hired by the it tw0-year contract of Trice district will be placed on a term con- revoke the remaining year.tract. honor the present contractA large group of teachers were on among the six board hand at the Tuesday night meeting to request continuing contracts. Speaking her action following the for the group was Jeannie Scaly, Bren- Session a motion was ap- da Garrett and Charlotte Brown. l~ Jaqueline liarper Ms. Sealy told trustees that con- S AT HARRIMAN .eeper Reagan's hiring is using '.'squeeze tactics," to try to cuts in the Corn- pressure Congress to make spending and Training and tax cuts without first giving enough (CETA) program will appropriate details. the jobs of about 230 A coalition of some 39 special interest Texas area who are groups outside of Congress, including Under the Title 6 and Title 2-D the AFL-CIO and the U.Sonference of according to area Mayors, is also upset about the cuts because of the impact they will have on Boston, Executive Director the lower economic groups. Texas Training and Em- is shotthere "Anytime a program at, . no., said the hiring freeze on will be a fight," Ms. Boston said. Dprogram was a surprise, up Congress," "It's still to Holcombe lew on Feb 18, she said she said. "They will have to move to block in the Title 6 program, do what we didn't expect freeze and made Ms. Boston said, "and good possiblity they may ram." Reagan's proposal. They could take away the program's spending authority or transfer its funds to another program." Holcombe said CETA involves more than just those two programs, but that he thought the public service jobs, employed under Title 2-D which are Title 2-D and 6, would be Unemployed for a long time, eliminated and the other CETA training skilled and are a lowerprograms wouldbereduced. Ms. Boston said. phasing it down and whether or not it will be freeze went into effect ann those who leave the )laced. the Region 6 of CETA, said, "to ling no money at all has in the '82 fiscal year for Indfi.,, Is one of the larger CETA, with about $1.5 six county area proposals still have to get and Ms. Boston said nes are forming and I have happen." Democratic Study Group, i i i research arm of the caucus, is headed William Brockbead of claims that Reagan "We are turning our efforts to preparing to phase down these programs," Holcombe said, "but I don't know how to tell what the final impact will be. My reaction is to stand pat and guarantee the largest quantity of service available for whatever amount of money we have." "I don't know whether Congress will re-allocate the money or just discon- tinue funds," Ms. Boston said. "We are phasing the program down, but Congress has to make the final decision and there is a lot of pressure on both sides." "We can't put anymore people to work and if these cuts are passed by Congress, all of them still on the program will be laid off Sept. 30," Ms. Boston said. If the people in the Title 2-D program are laid off, they will be eligible for 26 weeks of unemployment compensation and many of them will be eligible for food stamps and welfare. ( at the Malakoff Library is a handwork collection sponsored by the he Library. Pictured in the display case is "The Nativity," an ection made by Virginia Jenull in 1979; a christening dress made in ~d by Mrs. Jenuii; a Bettenberg lace yolk made by Mary Dyer Carr, s mother, in 1895; a christening dress made for Frank Jenull's 1910; and Normandy lace made in 1880. (Staff photo by Lori "The Heartbeat Of This Progressive Territory" Box 509, M_alakoff, Texas 751 Teacher, coach at center of attention HogE & Sons Book Bindery Sprlnil ort, Mich. tinuing contracts serve as an incentive to teachers and said there were enough problems ssocited with the profession without having personnell hving to worry about next year's, con- trct. Mrs. Garret(, a teacher at Malakoff Schools for three and one-hlf years, said the continuing contract was like a reward and served as mor! support for employees. Malakoff Schools have offered con- tinuing contracts since 1967, Ms. Brown said, and to take away the contract would be a step backward. "We request a positive step by the board," she said. High School teacher Tom Wylie told trustees that he appreciated the raise above state scale that trustees allowed this year and expressed hope that the increase would continue. Board president Joe Cox told the teachers tht their talks had "shed light to me, for one, on wht you wnt as teachers. "We would like to see better facilities and better pay for teachers for the hard job you have," Cox said. "We will exmine what we can do," he con. tinued, "but we are not a wealthy district. We hve to fce the taxpayers, too." Trustee Sam Tanner said tht he un- derstood that the above state rise was a continuing thing and thought that it ,cents single copy 489"0531 THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 1981 would continue to be in effect. Other trustees agreed that as long as the budget allowed the above-state scale would continue. Homer Ray Trimble, president of the Malakoff Dad's Club, told the board that his organization was concerned over the possible release of a black teacher. Trimble told trustees that when Malakoff Schools intergrated there were 14 black teachers and that now the district only has eight. "We have a double standard in our school district," he said. Trimble also said he felt there was a double standard for children in the district. "We need to keep from expelling students when possible," he said. Trustee Ron Speed told Trimble that he didn't want to look at a person's evaluation because they were black or white, but to evaluate grounds for hiring or re-hiring. Trimble requested thaf the board give the evaluation of the particular black teacher in question consideration and asked that if possible she he given another chance. The board adopted a concept for par- tioning the elementary school as recommended by teachers. Permenant partitions will he placed in some areas while folding partitions will he utilized in other res. Murray told trustees that the district is about II percent below last year in tax collections and that the work would be done as funds become available. Murray gave a short report on progress at the track and baseball field. He said the recent wet weather has hin- dered ground work. Speed said it appears the facilities wil not be available for use this year and that a definite timetable should be set up to assure that it he completed during methods of grading students, another In other business the board approved contracts items to be discussed again at a later election,judges; set driver's education date. feesl, at $95 per student; discussed .Trustee Les Crews appeared early in che~l~/le~ding requirements but made the meeting to inform the board that he no t~cigion; and approved minutes of had moved from the district and would the previous meeting and the financial the summer months, no longer he a member. Crews said he report. The board held a lengthy discussion has moved to Salado. Among the over 50 people present at on the types of report cards used by the He told trustees that he has ap-the meeting were two candidates for district and recommended that the item preciated working with other board trustee seats in the April 5 election, be added to a future agenda. At the members and his association with the Larry Cailaway and Walter Lewis same tima a discussion was held on the members. Jackson. , I~~ :: e WAITING FOR THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING and daring nature to freeze are the delicate peach blossoms on area trees. With threats of a frost on the,way the fruit trees are chancing their early blooms against nature. Friday is the first day of spring. (Staff Photo by Ann Rounsavall) Area residents are advised that a rabid skunk has been killed in Malakoff. The office of Dr. Watt Norman, veterinarian, advised The News that the skunk had been tested in Austin and that test results were positive. Johnny Poole killed the animal Thursday near his home off Hwy. 90 north behind Poole Gas Company. According to Poole he first saw the animal on O stian At Election of officers for the newly Johnson, (Jr.); and secretary- formed Fellowship of Christian treasurerisRusselITarver, (Jr.). Athletes was held at Malakoff High The organization, sponsored by School March4. Coach Phil Trice and Coach Willie President of the organization is Kyle Wilson, meets every two weeks on Kilman, (Jr.); vice president is Jerry Tuesday nights at the high school at7 Calendar of events his back porch wrestling with his dogs. The skunk ran away apd Poole chased it to another area where it was killed. A second skunk killed in the yard Saturday. Poole said that his adult dog had been vaccinated for rabies, but two eight- week-old puppies will have to be put to sleep. Poole said the skunk was not acting strange when he saw it. There was no outward sign of the rab!es infection. Residents are cautioned to he on the alert for skunks and other wild animals throughout the area and to be sure that all pets and tame animals are vaccinated. e TRACK MEET Trinidad High School will host the nnual girls and boys track meet in Trinidad Saturday, March 21. MEETINGS Malakoff City Council will meet Monday, Mrch 23, at 7 p.m. at the city com- plex. Masonic Lodge No. 759 Study Club will be held Monday, Mrch 23~, at the lodge hall in Malakoff. Malakoff Rotarians will meet Tuesday, March 24, at noon at the Harbor House Restaurant for their weekly luncheon. The I. O. O. f. will meet Tuesday, March 24, at the lodge hall in Malakoff. The Cedar Creek Riding Club will sponsor a barbecue dinner April 11 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the riding club arena. Tickets are noW on sale for $2 apiece and can be bought from members of the club. The organization meets every third Friday of the month and new members are being requested. The next meeting will be March 20. The Malakoff Lions Club will meet Thursday, March 19 (tonight) at 6:30 p.m. at the Lions Den. All members are urged to be present. OFFICE HOUR8 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 mmure that your news is included. COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS To make sure people are aware of your organization's activities, contact the Maiakoff News at ~&~L For an item to appear in the New~ on ira Thursday publication it mtmt be received at the News office by 4 p.m. on the preceeding Monday. I)EAI)LINE INFORMATION Deadline for news items, classified ads and display adverUaing for the Thurs41ay publication date of the Malakoff News is 4 p.m, the preceedin8 Monday. For further information contact the News office at 489-0531. NB before losing to Town NOrth, 38-36, in the consolation finals. WACO-Malakoff's entry in the II-12 year old division of the Henderson County YMCA basketball program claimed a sixth place finish here March Members of the team, which closes 6-7 in the regional tournam41nt, the YMCA year at 7-2, are Greg The Tigers, who captured the local Ashlock, Grady Baker, Mike Hoyt, titlewith perfect S-0 mark, openedt Donnie Hodge, Paul Loper, Scan regional meet with a 45-29 to Stenovitch, Sean McKean, Billy tough North'Town Rockets. After the Hughes and Andy Thomas. The team is setback the local cagers reeled off coached by Dee Hoyt and Gary over Woodway, 41-29, and Waeo, 49-17, Ashlock: