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I 0A---.The.Malak0ffNeWs, Thursday, March !9,198! Drought and forest fires go hand in hand in '80 Drought and forest fires go hand in 3,294 fires burned 41,372 acres of forest hand and 1960 statistics just released by and grassland in East Texas. the Texas Forest Service prove it. Some Most people believe campers and . Disabled Veteran ,15-year resident of Malak0ff ".9 would appreciate your vote and in#uence on April 4th " AT | 6 9 9 READY. MARES TRUCK LOAI) FRAMES OlRECT FROM FACTORY Representative will be here to also introduce art supplies soon to be available. SALE PRICE4-112" W/Liner 16 x 20 '13.00 EXAMPLE 18 x 24 '16.92 THURSDAY & FRIOA MARCH I{I A 20, 1911 9 A.M. 6 P.M. Oul So. Palestine to 605 St. Thomas Drive, Athens--675.2739 It's a al e; US it poss smokers are the major cause of wild- fires, but according to Texas Forest Service figures, trash and debris bur- ning cause 48 percent of all forest fires. Following debris fires is incendiary causing 18 percent, smoking at 6 per- cent, railroad fires at 6 percent and equipment-caused fires at 6 percent. Some counties were particularly hard hit by wildfires. These include Ander- son, Cass, Jasper, Hardin, Harrison, Houston, Newton, Montgomery, Morris, Panels, Red River, Rusk, Smith, Titus, Tyler, Upshur, Wood and part of Gregg Counties. Wildfires-caused by debris burning numbered 1,570. Individuals burning trash and fields during dry windy periods are the major reason for this problem. Other fire causes included incen- diaries causing 639 fires and railroads causing 204 fires, smoking causing 211 and equipment causing 163 fires. Weather outlooks fol" 1981 are projec- ting another dry year. As of Feb. 23th, 723 wildfires have burned 10,316 acres of forestland. That is equal to the amount burned in the entire year of 1979. Until weather conditions become wet- ter, the Texas Forest Service is urging everyone to use extreme caution with all outdoor fires. Precautions should in- clude burning before 10 a.m., clearing all flammable materials away from the trash burner or brush pile for at least five feet and covering the flame with a screen to stop sparks. Fires should never be started when the relative humidity is below 40 percent. This is particularly true for the months of March through May. If you are not sure when conditions are favorable for safe burning, contact the nearest Texas Forest Service office, your local fire department or sheriff. Bricks Cracked? Sills Rotten? Unlevel Floors? ---CALL--- Derl Cannon Rt. 1, Athens675-7096 t | GRANADA GLX 4-DOOR THUNDERBIRD HERITAGE MUSTANG 3-DOOR GHIA MAKE YOUR BEST hEAL ON ANY OF THESE NEW 1981 FORDS FIRST. GET MONEY BACK BESIDES. FOR EXAMPLE: FAIRMONT FUTURA 2-DOOR GET AN ADDITIONAL $11157 BACK GET AN ADDITIONAL $715 BACK ON THUNDERBIRD HERITAGE ON GRANADA GLX 4-DOOR GET AN ADDITIONAL $641 BACK ON FAIRMONT FUTURA 2-DOOR GET AN ADDITIONAL $679 BACK ON MUSTANG GHIA 3-DOOR Take delivery or order any of 19 models now through March 21, 1981, and Forcl will send you a check for 10% of the sticker price for the base vehicle. Or, apply the equivalent amount toward the down payment. But hur~ offer ends March 21i 4981. Fleet customers askyour dealer about special fleet programs. 9 I I I I l I I I I I l I I | I I I i I | l | I I l I | I I I II 303 W. Royall Blvd. Athens phone 675-5566 | l Ill i | m It II | IP II D It It | ! MALAKOFF P.T.O. officers are, bottom row left to right, Jaequeline Harper, parliamentarian; Leda Lee, Jerene Laughery, president; (back row) Betty Boss, second vice president; Gary Laughery, historian; Linds treasurer; Jackle Hightower, secretary; and Phillip Givens. The organization meets the second Tuesday of each the Malakoff Elementary School at 7 p.m. (Staff photo by Lori Callaway) y supports By LAURA ALBRECHT "If you take a kid that has gone A 18-year-old girl needing through a trauma and lock hlm up, then psychological care Is held in a Hen- you end up with an outlaw citizen," derson County Jail cell. The writing on Bandy said. the jail cell wails - "Why" and "Does "With family counseling, most of the God Know I Am Here?" time you can put the family back Her only offense against society was together," Bandy said. "Some times being sexually assaulted and having you don't." nowhere eLse to go. The Lighted Window, Inc. will be a This was one side of juvenile care place to take the child from a troubled that was presented to members of area home, Bandy said. He said the child will churches Monday at the Cedar Creek be able to stay at the facility for a Lake United Methodist Church in hope couple of days while someone is being of galnlng their support for a facility to located and screened to take custody of be built in Henderson County for the child. mentally and physically abused children. Billy Bandy of the law firm Kugle, Douglas, Skelton and Bandy and a former juvenile prosecutor is heading up the program called Lighted Window, Inc. which will provide a facility for juveniles to be housed who have been abused. Bandy said the county has a new Juvenile detention facility but "but most children do not belong in jail." Bandy said he realized there are kids who commit offenses that require them to be locked up, but there are very few. There are hundreds of juvenile cases handled each year by the county, Bandy said. Many of them are the result of physical, sexual and mental abuse. In these type cases, the police officer has no other choice but to take the in- dividual to Jail, Bandy said. "The Lighted Window, Inc. is an alternative," Bandy said. He said this program will provide a family atmosphere with np locks or fences. He said the facilit will also provide family counseling for those involved. "We have a wonderful foster parent program in the county," Bandy said. "But you can't take a girl that has been sexually abused and put her in a home with younger children." Bandy said the program, which he started four years ago, has purchased land for the facility on Lake LaRue east of Athens. He said they are now in the process of drawing up a floor plan which will meet with welfare stan- dards. Bandy said that once the building is completed, there are. grants that can be obtained to operate the facility. He estimates the total cost of the building to be 1,50,000. Bandy said he received a deaf ear from the county for funds on the project, the welfare board said they couldn't help and the state said they would help, but only after it was completed. "I have received less than en- couragement on the program and have been told it wouldn't fly In Henderson County," Bandy said. "It has been slow but steady for four years," He said. Bandy said a couple will live in the facility. If a behavioral problem FEED . SEED . SUPPLIES KENNETH LEWIS OWNER FARMERS & RANCHERS SUPPLY CALL COLLECT 2J4/395288J OR WEST HWY. 31, KERENS 396-2282 developes, the juvenile will the county Bandy said while at the Lighted Window, they required to attend church be given responsibilities normal life while they are facility will be equipped children, will J "There is no doubt we the goal," Bandy said. Bandy said that all the donated now will be used struction. "Our biggest supporters the Henderson County PeaCe Association," Bandy said. "The facility is not for a wants to stick a gun in or is on drugs," Bandy there are already facilities juveniles. "I think we can might have lost Contributions for the dew, Inc. program LaRue, Jr. who is treasurer Lighted Window, Inc. in Juvenile Officer, Courthouse, Athens, Texas. Athens Rq to publish The Athens Daily Review iJ to publish its second annual tion featuring the various clubs in Henderson County Cedar Creek Lake area. They would like to include derson County women's cluM activities in the section. section is scheduled for April 24. Deadline for cluded is April 10. The Review will need a white photo of the current a story of the organizatian history and projects both present. All information should by Holbert, Family Living The Athens Review. 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