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/" Mrs. Uvnuettc ,,. Fogsn }foaL: & Sons Book Blnc'er Sprlngport, M1ch, 49284 TEXAS PRESS ASSQCIATION 1976 Single Copy YEAR- No. 12 MALAKOFF, HENDERSON COUNTY, TEXAS THURSDAY- March 24, 1977 lZltS SPOT--This erected Tuesday to site of Malakoffs m new Municipal Building to be built with an Economic Development Administra- 00:N00your .. P000000communlly in hip with the city of lakoff, Texas US DEPAIZt'MENT OF COMMEICE Economic Development Admirstion i! tion grant. On hand for the sign erection were [from left] Donny and Earl Oxford of Oxford Construction Co., Mayor A. M. Thompson, City Manger John Lott, and County Gives Up Ambulance Service councilman, AI Inmon.[Staff Photo by Loraine Herline] Center Work To Begin Immediately he was "amazed and buildingas they havea lot of pleased" at the bids on the experience in masonry half-million-dollar facility, work," the spokesman said. Five firms bid on the Completion time is 290 construction and 11 took out days, with a January 4. 1978 plans for study, he said. date set as the projected Other bidders and the completion date. The amounts bid included: architect said he expects Hershall James Co.. completion sooner than that, Garland, $371,000; Metro- however. politan Construction Co., Official groundbreaking Duncanville, $384,551; ceremonies, originally Redbird Construction Co., announced, have been Athens, $414.274: and West canceled. & Wyrick Co., Athens. i The building will be $378,400. " .,-erected on the Melton "Earl Oxford is particular-, property between downtown ly well-qualified to do this and First Baptist Church. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Included in the complex ' Sh0rt are city offices, city court :::: ::ii facilities, police station, fire !ii Subjects :: .:.: station, and library, along :.:. !!i with a large meeting room and lockers and kitchen Booster Club facilities. construction, funded in its entirety by a $499,000 Malakoff first learned of the grant at year's end, and was the only municipality or gorvernment entity m this part of East Texas to receive a grant. A spokesman for Jackson Cates and Associates, Tyler, architects for Barber & Associates, engineering firm representing Malakoff, said The Malakoff High Booster Club will meet at 7 broker 20 years, and Dan, a p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 29. at retired marine, has been a the Malakoff High School broker since 1967. Also associated with Action Library. On the agenda is a dis- Realty are Star Harbor cussion of the upcoming residents Charles Barndt all-sports banquet set for and Joe Cardo. [Staff Photo May 7. All boosters and by Tom Herline] interested high school sports fans are invited. Was to begin this Economic Development Malakoff's new Agency grant under terms of building following the Local Public Works Friday of a Capital Development and bid by Earl Investment Act of 1976. Co. of Under terms of the grant, construction must begin Was to be erected before March 29, or the the site of the grant is forfeited. --Mem- in ceremonies Tuesday Medakoff Cham- morning. Dan and his wife, s gold- Evelyn Ciosser of Star Her- greeters, including bor, are located at the former president Jerry site of Ray Donnell Realty. mad A.M. They are open from 9 to 5 Dan dally except Thursday and Realty as from 12 to 5 Sundays. in Malakoff Evelyn has been a real estate This Corner up garmets as they talk. Let a man come into a washateria and he gets the "'jack-the-ripper" looks from the ladies present. The scene almost resembles that of an old movie where the wagon train master has just issued the order. "Circle the Wagons" as the Indians Rotary Egg Hunt approached at full gallop. Let me tell you, washateria can be a lonely place for a men when it's packed by a half dozen ladies who're doing their level best to keep two rows of heavy duty washing machines between you and them. But I survived the ordeal and returned to the trustful atmosphere of home to dry the clothes. Only then did I discover in one batch of washed clothes a dishtowl glued together by some gooey brown substance which remained, immune to detergents. A kitchen analysis by this expert diagnosed it as peanut butter. So, if you suddenly think you're smelling peanut butter when you're away from the kitchen, look around. It could be me. Malakoff Rotary Club will join hands with Malakoff Elementary School to spon- sor the annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 8, according to chairman Jim Hinkle. Food Fare has donated 60 pounds of eggs for the event, and other donations of eggs and donations from merchants of prizes will be announced at a later date, Hinkle said. Pre-school students will be invited to participate in the egg hunt at the Elementary School. More details on the egg hunt will be announced later, Hinkle said. a Council Agenda MAJOR ALL-STARS--Re- presenting Malakoff in the Major Little Dribbler All- Stew Tournament at Browns- boro March 31 will be this all star team composed of i! C JUNIOR ALL-STARS-- Members of the Malakoff Junior Little Dribbler All- Star team which will compete in Brownsboro Relzional tournament March By Tom Herline Malakoff City Council has a varied agenda for next Monday at 7 p.m. Old business on the agenda includes approval of revenue sharing funds budget, lights for the new City Park, a report from Neal Velvin, engineer for the storm sewer system, and Pat Burke with a report on comprehensive planning. New business agenda items include community development matters discussion by Tom Barber, opening of bids on the sale of a 1974 police vehicle, the renaming of Church Street, a discussion of delinquent taxes, a discussion of Senate Bill 251 regarding Texas Utility Commission and the mayor's report. I've had a harrowing week. With three children in a .home, it doesn't take long for all the towels and under- wear to run mlt. Not to mention outer garments. First major problem I encountered was when I got ready to attend a St. Patrick's party and there wasn't a green piece of clothing clean. And nothing clean matched the one green necktie I own. Well, old American ingenuity reigned supreme. I merely pasted a few S&H Green Stamps to my lapel and trotted off to the party. This was later supplemented by a glob of gnacamole salad I spilled down the front of my blue leisure suit. By Sunday it was apparent that an emergency existed. School began the following day, and Malakoff's not ready for nudism. So off I trotted to the washateria. Now there's woman's domain, for sure. Even in the day of liberated women, it's usually the ladies who're exchanging gossip as they fold towels and switch wet clothes to dryers and touch its no new  tYOu ladies out as a male head of there has been terrifying in than the of a washing qUitely browsed as the was doing a Was jarrett ltu,u a grinding noise. the old machine this expert tried to make the turning in fact the a think was the rneath the flooded my Blowing on the made my chest lid what I should place. I He came diagnosed the took three the part, because ordered from a town. In the repaired now. B Henderson County's new ambulance garage and commissioners voted dormitory to Eubank Tuesday morning to sell Ambulance Service of their ambulances, lease a Mabank, and vowed to get School District Hires P'itchard & Abbott By Tom Herline about lignite values, McNeill said that at present virtually Malakoff School Trustees all school districts and other voted to hire Pritchard & Abbott, Appraisal Consul- tants to appraise minerals, public utilities, and industrial properties during Monday night's regular session. Under the terms of the contract, the school district will pay 5 cents per $100 valuation for the service, which applies to some $5 million in appraised value. Supt. Jack Murray said preliminary discussions with Pritchard & Abbott did not indicate any appreciable change in assessments, although their estimate was slightly higher than current values placed on that type property. However. Murray said, the service would assure the district that its policy of trying to provide equal assessments would be furthered by the action. Harold Rusk, James Holland, Gerald McNeill and Don Turlington of Pritchard & Abbott appeared before the board and answered questions about their methods and criteria for valuing properties. Responding to a question taxing bodies are holding off on doing anything about valuing or taxing lignite deposits in the ground pending the outcome of suits in Panola County, where a tax was levied last year. Fairfield, for instance, taxes only the mined coal inventoried at the Fairfield generating plant on January 1 each year. McNeill did say, however, that he saw no significant difference in lignite deposits and stored gas underground, which is taxed. Pritchard & Abbott will make preliminary reports under the terms of the one-year contract to the Board of Equalization and will be available to assist them in reviewing the valua- tions which they put on the mineral, utility and * industrial properties. "It isn'tour intent to raise taxes." Murray said. "'We wish only to make our tax office more efficient." "We can't expect our tax assessor to know all these things {values of minerals, utilities, industrial See SCHOOLS, Page 5 [front, left to right] Scott Shultz [alternate] Steve Allen, Dewain Cain, Todd Sheiton. Danny Hughes, Tim Mattingly, [back row] Coach Wesley Hughes, Rod- ney Shultz, Norman Ashton, Tracey Thomas, Royce Bane, Scott Williams, altern. ate, Edward Herline and Coach Charles Caln.[Staff Photo by Loraine Herline] 31 are Kevin Mattingly, 12; Bell, 52; alternates Phillip Levi Karr, 41; Jeffery Pren- Suds, Robert Johnson, and tice, 15; John Costlow, 11; Coaches Andra White and Tony Hulin. 21; Keith Ken Hayes. [Staff Photo by Rabertson, 22; Phil Dulaney Loralne HerUne] 13; Scott Newman, 42; Joey out and stay out of the ambulance business. The action was anti- climactic, as the commis- sioners at a meeting earlier this month stripped the revenue sharing budget of funds tentatively set aside for the ambulance service and placed the funds into the individual precinct road-building funds. A joint meeting with the Henderson Couty Memorial Hospital board last week elicited the opinion of the commissioners that they should "get out of the ambulance business." The court has originally planned to sell the am- bulances and equipment out- right to Eubank Ambulance Service, but reconsidered, on advice of County Attorney Bill Bandy, and decided to advertise for bids on the ambulances. The ambu- lances will be sold at a meeting April 5. Eubank immediately be gan a drive for memberships in Henderson County. The cost of memberships is $25 per family or $15 per in- dividual and memberships will be effective through April 30, 1978. The firm also agreed to take over the payroll now being paid by Henderson County for emergency medical technicians. lance begin March will go on the Eubank payroll at 12:01 a.m. March 28th, it was agreed. The commissioners also passed an order offering exclusive endorsement of the Eubank Ambulance Service of Mabank, but qualified the endorsement by saying they did not exclude ambulance services now providing ser- vice if they wish to continue to do so. Eubank has also been endorsed by Tool, Seven Ponts, Gun Barrel and Mabank city councils. The court also leased its new ambulance garage and dormitory in Athens to Eubank for $100 per month, contingent on it putting together a successtul membership drive. The lease will be an annual one with yearly renewal options. Bob Eubank, Jr., in prepared release, said, "The success of our enrolment drive will most likely be directly proportional to the energy focused into the progar-m by all parties con- cerned. Most importantly, all county residents must understand tha t their memberships alone will determine the number of ambulances that we will be able to place into service in Henderson County. "Additionally, we realize the 'bad will' and confusion that has been created during the past few years concern- ing ambulance service for Henderson County," Eu- hank said. "We foresee some difficulties with our member- ship drive; however, none are so severe that they cannot be overcome through an informative presentation of facts concerning subscrip- tion-funded ambulance ser- vice. "We feel that our proven performance in the areas we have served suppOrts the contention that we are a reliable ambulance company with responsible manage ment and can provide quality ambulance service to the residents throughout Henderson County," he said. The commissioners met and discussed the matter Monday morning at a special meeting, but postponed See AMBULANCE, I 6 ii I =mm=m