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6A--The MalakoH News, Thursday, April 2, 161 Due to the tremendous response to our new car sales we have a lot full of extra nice used carsl 1978 Olds Cutlass Landau AM/FM stereo, cloth interior, extra nice | 1976 Camaro Silver color, auto. trans., power steering, power brakes O0 1980 Chevrolet Luv Pickup 4-wheel drive, 10,000 miles O0 1978 Pontiac 'Bonneville Brougham 4-door, power windows, power door locks," AM/FM stereo, wire wheel covers, real clean O0 J I II I iiiii 1979 Buick LeSabre ' 2-door, white with blue Landau top. You must drive this one! | I 1975 Cadillac Coupe DeVille loaded, equipment- extra, extra clean! | 1978 Chev. Diesel Pickup- Silverado PB, auto. trans., 2-tone 9 Rebates on 1981 Malibu - Camaro - Century Baron Good thru April 4 Come See- Dortha Earl Smith, Sam Jack, Lester Simmons ~DmDU~ m m DIVISZOW Iflg~ TliA~ @RIr~T Gila Iq~UJNQ wrrH ci~ dim PARTS. Dallas (214) 821.3656 Local 489.0520 510 Royail Blvd. Athens 675.9002 THE ports For Bale: One over-used crystal ball, gone bad. For g better school district vote for APRIL 4 MISD Trustee Pd. Pol. Announcement by Jan Smi~l, Box 417, TrlntdlKI Sooner or later I knew it was bound to happen, but I never expected my prediction on the final outcome of the NCAA tournament to be so totally and throughly wrong. But that's just one of the many dangers faced when publicly predicting. If you will recall, and I'm sure most of you do, last week I predicted LSU and Virginia to reach the NCAA finale, which was played Monday night. Well, it probably goes without saying that both were beaten-and bad-to set up an Indiana-North Carolina title game. It's funny-strange may be a better word-bow people always remember the games you predict incorrectly and not the ones you get right. How many of you The perfect town or travel dress. The handsomely tail- ored jacket in shades of red, blue & cream. The slim-line Icream colored dress accent- ed with matching plaid at the V-neck & belt. Fashioned of easy care Monsanto polyester. Size~ 8-20 !,, 9 ..,,#, Fa,hlo., ../4wv, 31 ph 4s9-1520 Hours Mon hruSat MJed, , Fex., 9a m to 5 p m remember that I correctly guessed the outcome of the Super Bowl past? Or averaged around .770 guessing during the regular football season? Or correc- tly picked seven of the 11 bowl games? I don't know why, but there's something about the field of prognostication that intrigues people- especially sports writers. My first recollection of predicting dates back as far as my fourth grade year when me and my father began a practice we still exercise -- trying to guess the outcomes of the pro games each week. As I reached junior high my taste for predictions continued to mount and upon entering high school I started polling classmates and we installed a weekly prediction poll. When I entered this business I started taking my guesses more seriously as for some peculiar reason sports writers' predictions are closely scrutinized and criticized. Believe me, when a writer goes against local teams he sometimes finds himself the victim of local ridicule. I don't know how many times the Cross Roads Bobcats' fans were wanting to lynch me for not predicting their team to win a game this past season. I too, as a player was frustrated when certain writers always went against us in the prediction polls of area newspapers when I was a member of the fighting Tigers. Finally, when several teammates and myself became so visibly frustrated, Coach Bobby An- derson called us aside and put predic- tions in proper perspective. "Those predictions and fifty cents will buy you a cold drink," he said. I'm not like a lot of predictors, I have only one theory or rule when making predictions: Always predict the Tigers, Longhorns and Cowboys to win. More times than not I come out ahead in the long run. There's little doubt in my mind that I'll bounce back from this latest disaster. Let's face it, for the past five years I've said the Texas Rangers would win their division. Speaking of baseball, the 1961 season is less than two weeks away. Guess I'd better keep the crystal ball. DRIBBLE TALK Five fantastically fun weeks of regular season Little Dribbler action came to a close Saturday. But the real By Benny Rogers fun is about to begin as the regional and national tournaments are in the offing. The boys' regional tournament gets un- derway today (Thursday) at Tiger Gymnasium. Only two teams were able to capture outright titles in the competitive local league. The Sunny Glenn Resort and old West Steakhouse teams captured titles in the 9-10 boys and 11-12 girls leagues respectively. Both teams posted perfect 5-0 marks. Sharing crowns were: Gregory Tire Co. and McKean Marine in the 11-12 boys and Citizens State Bank and Mat- tingly Ranch in the 9-10 girls. While the local league's boy all stars begin post season play today the girls regional tourney is not until May 14-16. Despite the extra time the girls all stars were chosen following last Saturday's games. Selected to the 11-12 girls team were: Jana Clark, Lisa Stone, Bobble Tanner, Kelly Wood, Tonya Johnson, Tammy Holyfieid, Beth Pattison, Kim Sanders, Shannon Roberts, Christy Evans, Sharla Slaton and Michelle Wright. The team will be coached by Janet Jackson, Mandy Rogers, Philltp Hall and Mike Givens. Making the 9-10 year olds' team were: Sherry Green, Kim Mattingly, Tyra Green, Lee Sonntag, Davanna Williams, Tara Johnson, Marcl Ferrell,, Alisha Harris, Wendy Williams, Quivoria Smothers, Wendy Cheatham, and Christie Green. Coaches for the team will be Donna Hyde and Marilyn Davis. SOFTBALL UPDATE As the month of April rolls around Malakoff's three softball teams - the Rebels, Jays and All Stars - are preparing to turn four long weeks of spring training into competitive action as tournament play begins. The Rebels are scheduled to open the local season as they compote in the second annual Coors Invitational in Palestine this weekend. The All Stars began play next week in the annual TUGCO tournament to be held in Teague April 9-11. At the time of this writing the Jays were uncertain of their first tourney. Area softball fans will get their first taste of tournament action the last weekend in April as the Little League Association of Trinidad hosts its second t Savings is celebrating the Grand Move to our new home at 210 East Royall Blvd. in Malakoff. Everyone's invited to the Open House April 2 and 3 from 9-5. Our new office features drive-in facilities, a night deposi- tory and ample free parking, along with checking and sav- ings accounts, loans and Spirit. Stop by during our Open House and have some refresh- ments. We've got a little gift for you too. And be sure to register to win two great prizes. First Savings First Prize RCA Playmate -- portable Black & White TV with AM/FM weatherband, 5" screen & digital clock Second Prize $25 Passbook Savings Account Drawing will be held at 5 p.m. April 3, but you don't have to be present to win. IASSOCIATION OF ATHENS Member FSLIC An Affiliate of lnvest-Tex, Inc. 210 East Royall Blvd. 489-0991 Judy Seat, Officer Manager Regular office hours: 9-3:30. Mon.-Thurs., 9-5 Fri. slow pitch tournament at League field near the ch this corner for more the meet in the weeks to come. QUOTE/UN( University of Texas Abe Lemons on the use of the press - "I like to press but doesn't. One time I sent captain that I wanted to press. He came back players didn't want to hurt. I sent him back out him to ask the player if came back and said couldn't promise anything." LITTLE DRII PLAYERS The superlative spots for week of play go to Tammy and Clyde Dowell. Tammy tallies and turned in a fine fort as the Old West posted its fifth straight win. ted 19 markers as the sponsored team garnered a win to gain a A record 28 honorable mention status week. Making the MicheUe Wright, Beth Johnson, Kim Sanders, Scan Stenovitch, Bonnie Loper, Lee Hobbs, Ronald ! Billy Hughes, Mike Ashlock, Andy Thomas, Smothers, Alisha Harris Kim Mattingly, Davanna Chris lvey, Rodney Gregory, Marcus Monroe, Bart Beasley, and Eric Clendennlng. Growing trees not easy Growing Christmas trees easy as one might think, sayS specialist with the Texas Extension Service, Texas sity System. Christmas tree requires a highly management program, per site preparation and and insect control, and tree About a million seedlings are being planted this season, with most dered through the Texas Tree Growers !.ii