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March 24, 1983

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Hogg & Soz s Book Bindery , Inc. Springport, Mich, 4928 ASSOCIATION cents 1982 "The Voice of the Lignite City" single copy 9 YEAR, N BER 12 Box 509. Malakoff. Texas 75148 ,18 -0.)$1 THURSDAY, MARCH 24. 1983 .( @ @ .ByANN ROUNSAVALL Merideth as vice president and James serve the best commumty in the I Commissioner Jim Anders as treasurer, nation." was named Malakoff Area Hold-over directors for the Chamber Williams called a meeting for Mon- of Commerce Citizen of the are Marlin Perkins, Bill Malone, Horn- day, April 4, to present the coming the annual banquet held er Trimble, Bill Vinson and Frances year's program• Johnson. "Malakoff is the best community in )resentations at the banquet In-coming directors are Peggy Estes, the nation," he said in closing, "but we Carl Anderson, named Direc- Ron Speed, Howard Julian, Jack Mc- can m~/kc ~t better." Year, Loretta Vieregge, Cool, Leonard Beaubien, Pete I)odson Entertainment was provided by Tony / lwho was recognized and Gerald Countryman. Brigmon who instructed those present ./ .~ service to the Chamber, to Bro. Bill Rambo gave the invocation how to "Change and Feel Good." )ff News {or Outstandingfor the 7 p.m. banquet with Mrs. Drake Brigmon used music and songs to en- , ~i~ "~ 19B2; to John Lott, out-going welcoming and introducing guests, tertain. • ..... ~i City Manager who was Lionel Duncan served as master of Pam Merideth presented the Citizen for outstanding service for ceremonies for the event, of the Year Award to Blakeney citing ., and to Mayor Howard Mrs. Drake said that she had "en- his work for the entire county. She pain- recognized for his out- joyed every minute" of the past year in ted out that Blakeney has al~ been of her service as president• great service to Malakoff. "-~-- president Nannie Drake Williams, in accepting the office of Table decorations for the banquet '~) o/ the gavel to in-coming president, said the "seed has been plan- were provided by Cone Country. A door Alfred Williams. Joiningted for future growth" for Malakoff and prize was provided by Malakoff Floral as officers will be Pam that be welcomed the "opportunity to Center. t CITIZEN OF THE YEAR--JIm Blakeney was named Citizen of the Year for 1982 by members of the Malakoff Area Cham- ber of Commerce. Accepting his award, Blakeney is congratulated by Pare Merldith, left, and Nannie Drake, right. (Staff ~, • photo by Ann Rounsavall) ~. .... • ..... In mbl- " a u anc Servlce i, • OF LEADERSHIP--New Malakoff Area Chamber of Commerce president Alfred Williams presented out-going By FRANK SOPUCH $298,392 defter in the cost of providing resident approx/mately $4.18 annually plaque of appreciation Friday night at the annual banquet. A large crowd was on hand for the Henderson County Commissioners ambulance service to county residents plus the users' fees, which he termed activities. (Staff photo by Ann Rounsavail) were told Monday of an estimated for 1983. "not unreasonable." The proJected losses incurred by East "We (ETEMS) bill Henderson @ Texas Emergency Medical Services County in the same manner we've been came to light in a report to the county handling the Smith County account for fathers by Elmer Ellis, vice-president the past 15 years, except that Smith of East Texas Hospital Foundation, the County and the City of Tyler share the parent company of ETEMS. costs on a 50-50 basis," said Ellis. Ellis said the commissioners court In his report Ellis told commissioners from the State local sales tax payments in March. tax rebates, received a March sales tax a whopping 29 percent jump whenwill have to authorize paym, nt of the the ambulance service currently showtbatMabank Mahank, which has consistently led rebate check for $9,358.17. Mabank's compared to the same period last year. deficits on a monthly basis as they maintains two stations in the county, Creek Lake area cities in the area pack when comparing sales 1983 payments to date total $48,283.63 -- Runner-up to Mabank was Seven occur, according to the operating one in Athens and another in Gun Points, which received a March sales agreement between ETHF and the Barrel City. Approximately 60 percent " tax rebate check for $7,848.55. The county, of the overall calls are handled by the Net Payment Net Payment Same1983 Payments Payments % Change March rebate check pushes Seven The ambulance service hiked its fees See COURT, page 12 Th/sPerind PerlodPrlorYear toDate toDate toDate Po/nts'1983 total payment to $52,931.15, effective Jan. 25 to include a base -- t which is an impressive 18 percent charge of $75 per call and $2 per mile Area All-District .REL CITY $ 41MI.25 $ 6,946.49 $ 24,558.19 1 $ 29,204.63 22 improvement over the 1982 total, for calls outside the Athens city limits Finishing third among area cities assessedouaone-waybasls, Teams announced DINTS 7,848.55 9,992.00 32,931.15 27,903.97 18 was Malakoff, which banked a March Ellis reported it would cost the -- rebate check for $5,922.94. The yearly ambulance service "about ball as much The LaPoynor Flyerettes, who corn- 0 1,176.44 2,713.18 2,258.35 20 payments to date for Malakoff stand at more money to operate" during 19S3 peted in State competition representing $21,680.95 -- a healthy 17 percent hike than expected due to the high cost of District 48-A in basketball, had all five ITY 2,503.43 4,181.81 9,309.03 9,412.47 - 1 when compared to the same period last personnel salaries and medical members of their first team named to the District 48-A team. - year. equipment. 9,358.17 8,043.55 45,233.63 34,971.09 29 Gun Barrel City received a March The ETHF executive later said, Also named to the girl's team was ...... sales tax rebate check for $4,381.25. The "Historically speaking all ambulance Robin Chandler and Lori Barnette of PF 5,922.94 5,017.97 21,600.95 18,586.21 17 . yearly payments to date for that city services are money losers. I don't know Cross Roads, Louise Hornbuckle of -- - stand at $24,558.19. Last year, the of any ambulance services that are not Trinidad and Jennette Jenkins and _ 2,023.22 3,090.09 10,316.97 9,158.94 13 - yearly payments to Gun Barrel totaled subsidized because It would be Pam Hubbard of Cayuga. only $29,204.63. prohibitive to charge enough per call to Named to the District Boy's Team D .... 0 5,952.08 3,399.09 , 13,983.02 -75 - Caney City, which banked a March cover costs. " was Danny Hughes, Zabe James and 769.14 589.30 2,669.95 2,538.28 5 rebate check for $2,503.43, is the only Ellis also noted his belief that tax Dewaine Cain of Cross Roads, Charles .... lake area town which has received leas support is the fairest way to distribute Colman of Trinidad, Kerry Pettie and rrAL $ 32,806.70 $ 44,038.74 $152,812.15 $139,016.96 10 in payments this year than the year ambulance costs. Based on a county Randy Meador of" LaPoynor, Victor ., before. At this time last year, Caney population of between 50,000 to 60,000, Rios of Martins Mill and Donnie Sharp, N 9,972.76 10,877.87 57,988.29 48,446.36 19 City had received payments totaling Ellis estimated the current ambulance Randall Wisenbaker and Bradley -- $9,412.47. This year, that total is service costs each Henderson County Jenkins of Cayuga. _ 30,657.35 51,900.97 172,990.36. 167 565.13 3 $9,309.03, a drop of 1 percent.' Other lake area towns and their N A 51,650.05 94 289.21 323r216.76 307,394.55 5 respective March rebate payments .... included Kemp, $2,023.22; and Eustace, _ 22 033.28 34,015.97 138,488.28 133,903.51 3 $769.14. Trinidad and Tool did not receive March rebate checks. _b TOTAl, $147,970.12. $235,122.76 $845,195.75, , $796,346.48 7 See, TAX, page MEETINGS tl I Malakoff Rotarians will hold their regular weekly meeting Tuesday, March 31, • : The Eustace Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor a fish fry April 2 at the : at Star Harbor City Hall. ..... .... i Fire Station. The fry will be underway from 3 p.m. nntil 9 p.m. Plates will be sold .... for $3.50 for adults and $2.50 for children. They will consist of a regular fish din- ner, potato salad, hush puppies, cole slaw and drink. The Malakoff Band Parent Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. April 5 at the Malakoff High School Band Hall. All members are urged to be present for the meeting where new officers will be elected. Malakoff City Council will meet in regular session Monday, March 28, at the city complex. Malakoff Rotarians will hold their regular weekly' meeting at noon Tuesday, March 29, at Star Harbor City Hall. Malakoff Masonic Lodge No. 759 will hold their weekly study club Tuesday, , March 29, at the lodge hall. : TRINIDAD BAND CONCERT SET The Trinidad Trojan Band will be in concert Monday, March 28 at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. Tickets are on sale for the annual spring event. • ~ COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS To make sure people are aware of your Organization's activities, contact the Malekoff News at 489-0531. For an item to apPear in the Thursday publication it must be received at the News office by 4 p.m, on the preceeding DUOUNE INFORMATION Deadline for news items, classified ads and diaplay advertising for the Thursday publication date of the Malakoff , ~ News is 4 p,m. the preceedinl Monday. : " ., ~ ~ , ' : For further information contact the Newa It 489.0531. ...... -.'~,..,,, ............. OfFlC[ 98UN$ The Malakoff News office is open from 8 a,m. until 5 p.m, Monday through Friday for customer convenience. ]'he k ~ ~ office is clo~ed both on Saturday and Sunday. presented a St. Patrick's Day of the scboel and at 7:30 at night for the public. Clover leaves and the voices of March 11. The play was presented st 1: 30 for ether students children filled the elementary zchool auditorium. (Staff pboto by Lori Callaway)