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7 Hog6 & Sons Book Bindery SprtnSport, NAOh. sales continue and plans are for the annual Malakoff of Commerce banquet to be March 31. will be installed as r president of the organization by president Jack McCool. Ser- Callaway will be vice- president Nannie Drake and secretary- treasurer Judy Newman. New directors will be Dennis Halter, Evelyn Closser, Bill Vincent, Judy Seat, James Anders, Alfred Williams, Marky DuBose, Marlin Dawson and Homer Ray Trimble. Hold-over directors are Jim Blakeney, Wayne Callaway, Jack Murray, Judy Newman, Ruby Rogers, Nannie Drake, Fred Sonntag and Carl Anderson. Also during the vening the coveted "Citizen of the Year" award will be presented. Last year's Citizen was At Inmon. The banquet will be held at the Malakoff Elementary School cafeteria and will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are still on sale for $5 each from any member of the Chamber. Entertainment will be provided by Fred Smith and The Country Edition Band. Smith, leader of the band, is ac- companied by five musicians, two of which are vocalists. The band is under contract with Front Page Records. They have one album, "Moods of a Country Picker" released, and two singles. They have pt~eviously perform, ed. at Harvey Hall in Tyler, American I.~eglon Hall in Priddy, Main NC Club, Fort Sill, Okla., The Cove Ballroom, Lindsey, the Sportatorium, Dallas, and for the Kilgore College Homecoming Dance in Kilgore. TEXAS PRESS 1980 cents "The Heartbeat Of This Progressive Territory" single copy YEAR, NUMBER 15 Box 509, Malakoff, Texas 75148 489-0531 THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 1981 ANN ROUNSAVALL of the Smith, Moore & public accounting firm city councilmen Monday continues to remain condition, although the previous year reflects total assets and a loss in in good shape," Smith quite as good as last r HOWard Julian responded to by saying, "Inflation hits general fund assets was of $229,412.54 to the 319.42. from general fund from the 1979 figure to the 1960 figure of Collection of taxes for the a portion of that in- increases coming franchise taxes and general up, mainly due to in- / costs, Smith ex- $199,609.51 994.89 for 1980. sewer fund showed an in total assets from 32 in 1979 to $2,244,515.23 in system reflected an overall for the year of That department had of $13,000 during 1980 $23,000. for all funds within the $3,607,639.5& 862 water connec- the city and 786 sewer In other business councilmen con- tinued their discussion on an ap- propraite site for drilling an additional water well. Julian told the council that the proposed well site on the park now cared for by the city would have to be scpaed, since two people have refused to okay the drilling. "Another site will have to be found," he said. City Manager John Lott will contact two landowners for possible sites for drilling, he said, in an effort to have a new well in operation by the time the hot summer weather hits. Councilmen have earlier learned that the city is in good shape with their water supply at the present, as long as the three wells now in service continue to function. Those wells are over 20 years old, some past the normal lifospan of a water supply well. If one of those wells should play out, they have been told, the city will be in dire straits during a dry spell. In other business Julian appointed three members to the tax board of equalization. Those members will be George Riddlesperger, J.A. (Mac) McLain, and Ernest Wilson. The council also approved minutes of the previous meeting and heard a report from Lett on the condition of police vehicles. Lett told councilmen that one of the 1980 vehicles now owned by the department is in bad shape, and that a new car may have to be pur- chased prior to the proposed October purchase date. The next scheduled meeting of the council will be April 13 at the city com- plex at 7 p.m. THIS GROUP of seventh and eighth grade students at Malakoff Junior High School showed parents, teachers and peers why teachers go nuts during their presentation of a play last Friday. The play was directed by Pam Hampy, teacher. (Staff photo by Lori Callaway) SEAN PATRICK LAWIMER Lawler has been selec- Muscular Dystrophy child for Greater the East Tens Chapters of MDA, from other children 27 counties of the two the second year Scan has as poster child. As a for MDA in 1981, Scan at various MDA spon- and other community ac- also entered the State contest held annually by MDA. Last year Sean's MDA activities in- cluded participating at the Diboll Days festivities and parade and the Athens and Malakoff Christmas parades. He was also a special guest at the local Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon held at KLTV in Tyler. Since January Scan has represented the Muscular Dystrophy Association at MDA's Open Exchange patient seminar program, and Just Between Us, a youth rally sponsored by MDA. He will also be ap- pearing at skate-a-thons which will be scheduled in several East Texas corn- By PAT HARRIMAN Henderson County Memorial Hospital's construction plans are more uncertain than ever. HCMH ad- ministrator Gene McIntyre said the board no longer has any t~pe of agreement with contractor ueorge Emerson. Emerson Construction Company in Temple had been awarded the $3.7 million contract in November, but because the hospital has not been able to sell its bonds, construction has not begun. The bonds can't be sold because the state usury limit is 10 percent and bond interest rates are higher than that. Emerson guaranteed his bid price until Feb. 15 without financial penalty. Since the 15th, Emerson and the board have not made any formal agreements. "I talked to Mr. Emerson about a week ago," McIntyre said, "and he brought up the possibility of extending the contract through April 15 if we add on another $34,000 on top of the con- tract. He's now bid another job and will not send us anything official." A quorom was not present at Tuesday's meeting, so the board members present and McIntyre in- formally discussed the construction project and the possibUty of hiring a pathologist. Willis Moore, Pat Nefll and Charles Mathis were the board members at the meeting. McIntyre said the state House of Representatives had passed a bill raising the usury limit from 10 to 15 percent, but that the bill has been assigned to the Senate Government Affairs Committee and is not yet scheduled for a hearing. Neill said long-term interest rates are "not doing any better. There's more hope for that (the legislature raising the limit) than for the long-term rates to come down." as munities and at the Lufkin Parks and Recreation Softball Tournament scheduled for March 21st and 22nd. Scan is nine years old and lives near Malakoff. He attends fourth grade at Malakoff Elementary School where his favorite subjects are Science and Social Studies. Sean's favorite friends include four dogs, two cats and a horse which live with him and his grandparents on their country residence. Sean helps care for the animals and plays with them with the assistance of a golf cart his gran- dfather restored. The golf cart provides High Medicare reimbursement has been interest rates cut." , Moore said they would have to con- with bond sales, contract price sider a generalincrease. "Salaries areup by 10, 12 and 13 percent and we're sitting where we were two years ago." McIntyre said he didn't know "This is a terribly small margin," "Bllls payable have gone up $42,000 in whether or not it would be better if they McIntyre said. "We've not had any rate just a year," McIntyre said, "and that's do have to re-bid the job. increases in over two years and the cost for things like IVs and drugs that "It couldgo either way," Neill said. of everything has gone up and our there'p no way to get by not buying. ,, "We could get more bidders, but costs could go up, or if the economy slides down further, we could get a lower bid." Calendar of events Chief of Staff, Dr. Joe Ed Smith, told the board he could only speculate the advantages of hiring a pathologist to run the laboratory. MALAKOFF CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BANQUET "It bolls down to a business thing," The annual Malakoff Chamber of Commerce Banquet will be held Tuesday, Smith said. "I think a pathologist is March 31, at the elementary cafeteria in Malakoff. Tickets are still available worth something in terms of the overall from any Chamber member. revenue and quality of the hospital, but it's hard to put a figure on. I don't know MEETINGS what it would be worth." Malakoff Masonic Lodge study club will be held Monday, March 30, at 7 p.m. at Dr. Medford McCoy has applied to be the lodge hall in Malakoff. the hospital s full-time lab director. Dr. Malakoff Rotarians will meet Tuesday, March 31, at noon at the Harbor House Nolan Geddie Jr. is the hospital lab's Restaurant for their weekly luncheon meeting. clinical director and Dr. Virgil Gun- The I.O.O.F. will meet Tuesday, March 31 at the lodge hall in Malakoff for their zales, a clinical pathologist in Tyler, Is weekly meeting. the lab's part-tlme consultant. "Dr. McCoy would be able to do full- The annual Azalea Trails will begin Saturday, March 28 in Tyler. The Trails time what Dr. Gonzales does part- will remain open through April 5. time," Smith said. "With a young The Fort Worth Symphony Concert will be held in Corsicana April 2. aggressive guy running the lab, the First Monday Trades Days will he held in Canton April 3-6. hospital could get a lot out of it in Derrick Days will be underway in Corsicana April 4 with the annual minithon, revenue and quality. He could do more canoe and kayak races, chili cookoff, balloon race, fiddlers contest and home things, which would generate more tours, among other activities. revenue, and it could also affect the quality of personnel we're able to at- TERRELL HERITAGE TRAIL tract." " The Heritage Trail of Homes, an annual springtime event in the East Texas Moore, Mathis and McIntyre will town of Terrell, will be held this year on Saturday and Sunday, April 25th and meet with McCoy Saturday morning to 26th, the weekend following Easter. discuss the idea. ' This year's tour will include five vintage homes, dating from 1885 to 1922, plus an 1895 executive rail car, the Heritage Room of the State Hospital containing an- McIntyre told the board that the tique furnishings from 1885, and the Carnegie Library and Museum. hospital had only $17,000 more than expenses after paying the JanuaryDERRIcK DAYS'CELEBRATION and February bills. The fifth Annual Derrick Days' Celebration will be held in Corsicarm March 28- April 4. The list of activities to be held in this town located on Interstate 45, sixty miles south of Dallas, includes events for all ages. The major day of Derrick Days week is Saturday, April 4. Events scheduled for this day include a 9.3 mile run - The Oil Town Minithon; a 9 mile marathon canoe race, appropraitely called the "corsicana Spill," and the Texas Championship Whitewater Kayak Slalom Race. Also scheduled are a Chili Cook-off, softball tournament, old-time fiddler's con- Scan with mobility and allows him to be test, hot air balion race, spring bazaar, children's events including a visit from outside and to cover all the boundaries Rnnald McDonald, Kids Olympics, Super Teams Competition, Oil and Energy of his large yard. Museum, Classic Car Show, Armadillo Race, Bed Race, and plenty of food. Other activities for Scan include Cub For additional information, contact the Corsicans Chamber of Commerce, Scouts where he has recently earned his P.O. Box 426, Corsicana, TX 75110, or call 214/874-4731. Bobcat badge. Scan also enjoys traveling and has seen much of Texas OFFICE HOURS as well as neighboring states. His gran- The Malakoff Newlofflce is epenon a regular basis from 0 a,m. unUi 4 pm. Monday through Friday, For your convenience, please contact the office during tho~ hours to assure that your news Is included, dparents have planned more sight-COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTN s eing excursions during the coming To make sure people are aware of your orSantzation'a activitiee, cefitact the Malakoff Newt at 4e~4}1~1. summer months, p~ an item to appear in the Ne~t on its Thursday publication it mult be received at the News office by 4 Sean enjoys drawing, clay modeling p.m. on the preceeding Monday. DEADLINE INFORMATION and working with pastels. He is in- Deadline for news items, classified ads and display advertising for the Thursday publication date of the Malakoff News is 4 p.m, the preceeding Mnday' See SEAN, page 12 For further information contact the News office at 489-0MI,