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VIVA CINCO I[)E MAYO! SATURDAY, MAY 5TH, THE ATHENS SQUARE Brought to you by the Cedar Lake Family X io'j eJ :: :.=L(;L.;:-""" Srving The Southern Gateway To Cedar Creek Lake Ihhlhlhnillnlhllhuulhlhllhllhihuhhlluilull SMALL TOWN PAPERS 5026 California Ave SW Seattle WA 98136-1208 VOLUME 92 NUMBER 30 2001 The MalakoffNews MALAKOFF, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2001 * * * * 25 Cents * * * * Voters will make choices Saturday By Loretta Humble Voters in three cities and three school districts in the Malakoff area will head to the polls Saturday, May 5 to choose candidates in city and school board elections. Two area cities aren't hold- ing elections, as their can- didates are unopposed. Polls open at 8 a.m. Sat- urday and close at 5 p.m. The most heated race is that of the Malakoff school board election, where nine candidates are vying for three seats. Incumbents Homer Ray Trimble, O. R. Perdue, and Board Presi- dent David Hennessee are being challenged by Belinda Brownlow, Randy Betz, Clyde Tinsley, Tommy Worley, Selena Higgins, and Eddie Miers, who has been ill but has not withdrawn. The profiles of the eight candidates who have been interviewed are reprinted inside this issue. In the Malakoff City Council election slate, in- cumbents Jeanette King, Tim Trimble, and Mayor Pat Isaacson have all filed Continued on page IOA Double wrecks on Hwy. 31 send three to ER By Loretta Humble An accident on Hwy. 31 east of town, involving a school bus with children aboard and a truck pulling a cattle trailer wasn't nearly as bad as it appeared. But the ambulances and police called to the scene were needed for the second accident which occurred at the scene. The school bus, driven by Tommy Barnett, was stopping near the Diamond Shamrock Truck Stop on Hwy 31 East to let off children about 12:30 p,m. Tuesday, May 1 when it was hit from the rear by a Dodge truck pulling a cattle trailer driven by Crystal Hatton of Brownsboro. Hatton said she applied her brakes but they didn't hold, pos- sibly because of the weight of the trailer. The children were examined at the scene and released. One of the children getting off at that stop went to her house but returned presently, com- plaining of neck and back pain. She was taken by ambulance to the hospital. Another bus transported the other children home. Later another student reported neck and back pain and was also taken to the hOs- pital by ambulance. After police and ambulance had arrived, but before the stu- dent was placed in the ambu- lance, Larry Dunn, a Malakoff antique auctioneer, pulled up on the roadside in his 1999 Ford Truck, and got out. Pres- ently a green.1990 Lexus, driven by Kim Duch, came over the hill and plowed into the back Of Dunn's truck. Speculation was that the Lexus was a total loss, and that Dunn's truck was heavily dam- aged. Dunn was said to have been carrying antiques, which were also damaged. Duch was taken to East Texas Medical Center in the same ambulance as the first student reng possible inju- ries. He was treated and re- leased, tt is believed the chil- dren were also released, but that was not officially con- firmed. Athens' Cinco de Mayo has Malakoff roots The fun starts Saturday at 11:00 on the courthouse square, when the Fourth An- nual Cinco de Mayo Celebra- tion starts in Athens, and it doesn't stop till midnight. Although this is a traditional Mexican holiday, Malakof{'s own Liz Allen, head of the non-profit Henderson County REACH, organizer and major sponsor of the event, makes it clear that its purpose is to promote understanding and friendship between all races and cultures of this area. All entertainment is free, and includes appearances by the Tapatia, Jalisco, and Hon- duran Dancers, Motions Dance Studio, the South Ath- ens, and Bel Air Elementary Schools, all doing traditional Mexican dances in their new colorful native costumes. The children from the elementary schools are always the big show. Numerous booths will serve real, honesHo-good- ness home made Mexican food at very reasonable prices. People drive for miles just to stock up on the food. Allen says she bets most of the people who take it home tO .t[ iLall before it gets to the freezer. This year the live band will be a very popular Dallas band, Costumbres, who played for a Cinco celebration last week- end at Texas Stadium. Athens Cinco D.J., Cesar Ram/fez who makes sure ev- eryone is having a good time, found the band for REACH and convinced them to come here at a discount to help the cause. Ramirez has also found at least one other tal- Continued on page IOA Seat Belt Laws to be enforced By Loretta Humble May is National Seat Belt Month, and Malakoff Po- lice Chief George Corn says his officers will be cooperating with DPS of- ficers to enforce existing seat belt laws. Fines for more,00 ,ly Chief. He says to expect police officers in other communities to be more aggressive in enforcing the laws as well. Chief Corn did say that he didn't expect to be hand- cuffing anybody that he failure to us seat belts are [topped on a sea-tbelt of- $110 in Malakoff. Tickets ence, as happened to Gall will be issued, says the Continued onpage IOA r ld young son o ,sn watt as .l'.f.e andEM crew sort out the damage a che two vecks urrig on lthCy, 31 Motiay, See pictures from the wreck on page I OA. . i I The Doctor" s in Dr. Paul Sanner wrapped up his San Antonio practice last week and is seeing patients at his office in the Village Center this week. When the News Visited his office Tuesday, he already had several new pa- tients waiting to see him. Sand?'a Sanne'wh,0is work- ing wiih her husbaffd, showed us the off'ice, which is spacious and features a laboratory and their offices with a number of /original works by San Antonio !artists, Jose Villareal and An- :drea Peyton, both friends of x-ray department. Dr. Sanner theirs. They will happily take will do his own lab and x-ray visitors on a tour to see both their work for the time being, facility and their art. The Sanners have decorated See picture on page 7. ,k visit with C.M, Gilmore By Emily G. Lundy At 101, C.M. Gilmore mos " likely is Malakoff's oldest citizen. He and his siblings have all known longevity al- though their parents did not, and he cannot account for his ability to live 100 years plus on earth. A sisterqn Dallas is 98, a brother 95. Another brother is deceased. Married twice, C.M. has a total of seven children. l'e and Flora, mar- ried 20 years, had four chil- dren, with Gene Gilmore, a son, the only one living. Then for over 50 years he was married to Gladys, and they had hree, two boys and a girl. , "Before Gltdys married me." said Mr. Gilmore, "she , girl. ,After that we hadione more daughter." Those three are alt living, the nearest kin inTyler. In fact Gilmores fill many areas14 gra, ndchil- dren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 4 great, great grandchil- dren. Mr. Gilmore has resided in the same home on Maryland Drive in Malakoff sinc 1942 and takes much pleasure in the beauty of his backyard view. "It's really private," he says as rich wc{ods tower above the landape blocking out any sign of civilization behind him. In his plush back yard, he has a swing, table, and brick grill to enjoy his oasis of sorts. A Methodist, Mr. Gilmore spent his career with the had two sets of twins. The/!/ Cononbelt Railroad Corn- we had anothej a boy nnd Continued on page liB --7"* .2L | I Gene Gilmore, at 101, still enjoys life and finds friendship and inde- pendence mean much at this stage. He is a resident of Malakoff and probably holds the title for Oldest Man in the community. Some are close behind. 1529 W..Corsicana Athens 677-9123 ATHENS TRtX, NSt ISSION Two Locations to Se],ve Y!00u FREE Road Test FREE Diagnostics- Free,;timates Se Habla Esp'anol Visa & Mastrcard Aepted / Trans Tune-Up $54.95 Most Cars. Indu. ,hi, Filter&.._ Pan Gaskets , , '.t': , - i  .  j 139A-A Baywood Plaza 1/4 Mile south of GBC on 198 Payne Springs 451-3446