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L~i|~L:A,I~dL ::M ~.L . D4 -- The Southern Gateway To Cedar Creek Lake -- www.malakoffnews.net * malnews@earthlink.net Malakoff - Cross Roads- Trinidad- Star Harbor- Caney Ci - Log Cabin - Payne Springs - Toot VOLUME 97 NUMB m 15 2006 The MalakoffNews Friday, April 14, 2006 50 cents Happy Easter From the staff of The MalakoffNews Coming MYFA signups next week MalakoffYouth Football As- sociation will have signups for football, cheerleading and drill during the Malakoff Cornbread Festival on April 22. The signups will be held at MYFA headquarters, which are located on South Terry Street just south of the inter- section with Hwy. 31. Leagues are open for children ages kindergarten through sixth grade. For more information, call Trisha Nix at 903-489-2831. PTO planning fundraiser The Malakoff PTO will have a spaghetti dinner and silent auction April 22 begin- ning at 5:30 p.m. at the caf- eteria on the intermediate campus. Tickets are being pre-sold through April 21 at the campus. Tickets purchased in ad- vance are $6 for adults, $3 for students ages 4 and over and $3 for senior citizens age 62 and older. Tickets will also be sold at the door and will cost $9 for adults, $6 for students and $4 for seniors. For more infor- mation call, call Ms. Ptacek 903-489-2226. Jim Dave Bartlett II Billy Ray Crutcher Richard 'Rick' Holland Correction The headline for the article "One-act play moves on to regional competition," which was published in the April 7 issue, contained an error. The one-act play cast and crew participated in area competition April 8, not re- gional. The Malakoff News re- grets the error. Our goal at The Malakoff News is to deliver information in an accu- rate manner and corrections brought to our attention will be run as soon as possible. Please call 903-489- 0531for corrections. Index Calendar Pg. 2 Opinion Pg. 4 Obituaries Pg. 7 Sports Pg. 8 Trinidad Page Pg. 11 By Jennifer Stone-Hannigan Municipal Judge Remley retires made his niche in the commu- Editor nity and a lot of the people in After Monday's meeting of Chief of Police Joe Cantu at the but only in the capacity ofpo- town expressed their opinion the Malakoff City Council, a March meeting. Monday, the lice chief, said Mayor Pat that they would like for the resignation had been rescinded council rescinded his resigna- Isaacson. His salary was ad- council to keep the chief and and a retirement accepted, tion. j usted accordingly to reflect the let him keep doing the good The council accepted the res- Cantu will remain an em- Change. ignation of City Administrator/ ployee of the city of Malakoff, "The council felt he hadSee CHIEF, Page 10 ; ;iii! i!iii!i: i/i!i!:ii! i!i:ili! I ;i :iii:!i:i:;!iiii)!:iii!i/i!i:ii!!i: i( i i ii )! Malakoff track team member Gabby Crockett leaps more on recent track events, see Page 8. over JENNIFER STONE-ttANNIGAN/TttE MALAKOFF NEWS the high jump pole during- last week's Tiger Relays. For Special to The News The Henderson County Black History Committee will be wrapping up its spring events with the annual Children's Pag- eant. The Black History Children's Pageant will be Saturday, April 15 at the Malakoff Community From Staff Reports It took an extra month, but Re- publicans now know Tommy Center. Time for the event is 7 p.m. Admis- sion is $3. awarded two Each king and queen holds trophies and the crown for one year and the each child next year they are asked back Barnett will face Democrat LloydArthus in November's Pct. 5 Justice of the Peace race. Barnett won Henderson i County's only local runoffelec- tion Tuesday by getting 58 per- I cent (242) of the vote to oppo- I nent Pam Underhill's 42 percent !(174). "Of course, I'm excited about I winning," said Barnett Tuesday i night. "But it's been a good race. I've known Pam tbrever, mad I [ appreciate the way everybody See RUNOFI Page 3 i 1 I Annual festival set for April 22 From Staff Reports Hungry'? Malakoffwill be serving up a little old, fashioned fare next weekend at the annual Combread Festival. At the center of the festivi- ties is the fight lbr the bragging rights that go to the best combread cook. The Combread Contest will begin at noon April 22 at MalakoffCity Hall. This is the ninth year for the annual shindig, which is sponsored by the Malakoff Chamber of Corn- merce. The pageant is open to chil- gift bag. dren throughout Henderson The winners are crowned The pageantwillbejudged by entries. County and surrounding king and queen of the a panel of three: Barbara l Then, counties. Henderson County Black McClelland, Cesar Ledezma All participates are History Committee. and Ruth Weiheimer. I Organizers say there is no reg- istration, just bring your combread to MalakoffCiW Hall on Saturday before the contest willreceive a to crown the next king and l and get ready to eat. Cash queen. ! prizes will be given for the top the public gets a See FESI'I~9,L, Page 3 = v l:: Padgetts work together to make karate class a success By Jennifer Stone-Hannigan close friends. Don's first wife the next year. Editor passed away. Then, seven years Having a karate school with his When Don Padgett came to ago, Don and Corene married, name on the sign is nothing new Cleveland, Okla he thought he Now, they teach karate to- to Don. As part of Padge- was going to take a break for gether, filling the fellowship hall Mathis-Hale Martial Arts, Don awhile. His future wife, Corene, of Malakoff First United Meth- has been running karate schools had other ideas, odist Church on Monday nights since 1980. Don, along withpart- "The first time I met him, it was and taking on students of all ages ners Dave Mathis and Rob Hale, at church. I asked him to start a and skilllevels, have five active schools in Texas karate school there," said Corene. The two came to Malakoff, so and Oklahoma. She was driving 60 miles to take Don could work as a coach at Over the years, overl,500stu- classes and the idea of having Malakoff High School. He has dents have come through Padge- something closer was ideal for coached at various schools for Mathis-Hale schools. Of the hun- her. years, dreds, only 28 have made black Don had not planned to start a But the two continued their ka- belt. school in Cleveland, but he rate teaching on the side and now "It's not that earning a black agreed, and Corene became his have about 3 5 students in belt is so brutal, it's just that a student. He was impressed by her Malakoff and plan to open a fighting skills andthetwo became school building in Malakoff in See FORCE, Page 10 JENNIFER STONE-HANNIGAN/THE MALAKOFF NEWS [)on and Corene Padgett demonstrate techniques during a recent karate class. Your H me Town Bank Gloria Sims ?ermanent Cosmetic Implant Artist Located at ltM Dul Avriett, Suite B, Athens, TX 75751 903-670-3209 ~s~:fsbathens,com Member FDIC. H~a', 31 East MalAoff * 903-489-1188