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Back in the Kitchen i While away at the family runion in Smithville, or Bstrop, (in between the two) X my mind was not far from work. So, I got a recipe for a very good Cole Slaw dress- ing. To me the dressing makes the slaw. This recipe makes a quart of dressing, so you will have plenty for sev- eral bowls of slaw, or you can give some to friends, and I am sure it will be good on a macaroni salad, and it works as a dip for fresh veggies. This recipe was the property of one of my nephews grand- father (not on the Harris side). He was the cook for the camping and hunting trips that he and his friends took. That is why it is such a large amount. But you can divide the ingredientg very easily, if you wish to. It is called Erchie's Cole Slaw. Erchie was the pet name of the wife of that grandfather. ERCHIES COLE SLAW DRESSING 3 cups Miracle Whip 1 cup white vinegar 1 teaspoon celery seed 1 cup white sugar 6 oz. dill pickle juice Mix all ingredients well and By Mary Reppond store in a quart jar. Keep tightly covered in the refrig- erator. Shred red and green cabbage (whatever amount you desire) or buy the bag Of cole slaw mix, and a few car- rots. Add the desired amount of dressing and mix well. Chill at least two hours be- fore serving. The remaining dressing will keep well in the refrigerator. Texas Voice EVERYTHING IS UNDER CONTROL By Steve Martaindale There was a discussion the other day about the layout of the future high-tech battle- field. No. we're not talking about international relations but the business strategies for the next step in the digi- tal revolution. What caught my ear was the mention of a digital liv- ing room, which I interpreted to be the house itself, but they were merely talking about entertainment. Appar- ently, the next goal is to in- corporate all our entertain- ment stuff into a compact, easy-to-manage, one-re- mote-controllable unit that will take care of television, music, Internet all rolled into one. Of course, we're not talking plain old television but the sort that allows view- ers to interact and to pull up movies on demand, all those things the Internet has been promising us. TOTAL CONTROL But that wasn't the direc- tion they got my mind started. Maybe I'm getting lazy:or'hard tO impress, brat' the first th6ughts that flicked across my internal television screen were of a remote- controlled house with a re- mote-controlled family. Picture this: You're sitting in front of your big-screen TV, watch- ing a more-real-than-life im- age of a popular new movie that you have downloaded through your satellite uplink (or is it downlink?). You're at a point in the movie where the high-tech sound system is being reined in for a quiet, soothing effect when, from the kids' room upstairs, your moment is blasted by the lat- est lousy excuse for music being popularized on the teen scene. With nary an extra thought, you pick'up your superduper Master of the House remote control and deftly lower the volume on the kids" enter- tainment system. This auto- matically projects on their screen a message you've previously programmed in .for just such an occasion, "Do Not Attempt to Over- ride, You Are Now Under the Control of the Master of the House." As you settle more deeply into the recliner that auto- matically adjusts to your fa- vorite'settings, you punch a: few buttons on your remote and popcorn is immediately dispensed into the air popper and a soft drink slides into the quick-cool section of the refrigerator to bring it to your perfect temperature. Then the doorbell rings, causing you to stir, but you then sink back down and pick up the remote. You hit a couple of buttons and the screen on the remote shows the view from the front door camera. "Hello, Skippy," you say into the mi- crophone on the remote, which automatically lowers the volume of the television while you're speaking. "The kids can't come out right now; they still must finish their chores. I'll have them send you an instant message on your pager when they're free to go." You watch Skippy walk away and then switch to the two-way radio feature that puts you in direct audio con- tact with the children, who still have not started the task of placing the laundry into the automated cleaning ma- chines. The thought of join- ing their playmate provides the final incentive for them to complete their chore, even with,p]d the standard blasting of their music video. YOUR REWARD Easing deeper into your recliner, you replay part of the movie that you missed during the commotion as you notice the Little Butler ro- bot head your way with your popcorn and soft drink - light salt, no butter, three cubes of ice. When the kids leave the house, you remember that you too have some chores to do and, during a slow part of the movie, you pick up the remote control and start the dishwasher running through its cycles. Then you check the soil moisture con- tent readings from the back- yard and decide to set the sprinkler to run for about 20 minutes. Of course, you first check the rear camera to make sure nobody is in the yard. Your chores completed, the end of the movie seems even more satisfying than it probably should have been, but that's all right because you've worked hard today and you deserve a br.ak .... Survivors needed at Stewart Weems, Kight engaged Chuck and Patsy Weems of Malakoff announce the engagement and approach- ing marriage of their daugh- , ter, Kimberly Ann Weems to Andrew Joseph Kight of Owasso, Oklahoma. The ceremony is planned for June 9, 2001 at 4:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Malakoff. The bride elect is a 1998 graduatcof Malakoff High School. She attended Trin- ity Valley Community Col- lege and was a Cardinal Cheerleader. She now at- tends Oklahoma State Uni- versity and is seeking a de- gree in Marketing. She is also cheering at OSU. The prospective groom is the son of Coetta Kight of Owasso, Oklahoma and Eddie Kight of West Vir- ginia. He is a 1997 gradu- ate of Owasso High School. He attended Trinity Valley Community College and was a Cardinal Cheer- leader. He now attends Oklahoma State University and will graduate in spring 2002 with a degree in Mar- keting and International Business. He also cheers for OSU and is employed at Nomadics Inc. Stewart Regional Blood Center is asking all who want to celebrate survi- vors to come by one of our donor centers or blood drives this week and to save a life. "This week, all blood types are needed and everyone participating is appreciated," said Renay Moore, Director of Donor and Community Ser- vices. To say thank you to all who take the time to do- nate, Stewart will be giv- ing one of the new "Survi- vor" t-shirts. "We want our donors to know that the unit of blood they donate helps to turn an East Texas patient into a "Survivor," Moore said. "With the warm weather arriving, our hospitals need to be prepared for any and all tragedies and disasters. That includes having a safe and adequate blood sup- ply," added Moore. All blood types remain critical this week. Types O Positive and O Negative are the most critical. To donate you must be at least 17 years old, weigh more than 110 pounds and be in good general health. Donating is simple, takes about 30 minutes or less and is healthy and life sav- ing. Also remember to bring a photo I.D. when going to donate. Stewart Regional Blood Center provides 50,000 units of blood products to patients in more than 45 Io- cal health care facilities. If there is not enough blood donated locally, Stewart must import these units from other regions. We must continue to meet the needs of our patients lo- cally. Stewart, 1 501 (c)(3) not- for-profit organization, re- lies on financial contribu- tions to help provide sup- port for new equipment, new technology, educa- tional programs and im- provements in services provided for our 26 county region. Financial contribu- tions can be made to Stewart's main office at 815 S. Baxter, TyLer, TX 75701, or you may call the Development Office at (903) 5-5447 with ques- tions. Stewart is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 6:30 p.m., and on Satur- days from 9:30 a.m.-l:30 p.m. The Tyler center is open until 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays. The blood cen- ter has locations at 815 S. Baxter in Tyler, at 504 E. Loop 281 in Longview and at 202 E. Franklin St. in Lufkin. Other centers are located in Marshall, Mt. Pleasant and Paris. You can get a survivor t- shirt by donating blood at one of our donor centers at the location listed below: ETMC Athens Health Fair at the Cain Center in Athens on Saturday, May 5th from 9:00 a.m. to i:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2001 - The Malakoff News . PAGE 5A ALMOST GONE By Gary Allen The things one accumu- lates after a period of time is incredible. Especially if the period of time is de- cades. One or two decades of gradual accumulation will add up to a HUGE pile of possessions. This pile glows a little less brightly after a few years have passed. This pile of gold has mi- raculously turned into a pile of unnecessary eyesores. The problem, as I see it, is a total lack of appreciation for these fine artifacts. Certainly, SOMEONE will find these gems as exciting as we once did. Maybe, just maybe, there's some income involved, too. That's one of the great motivators. If I can scarf some "muula" for this trea- sure, I am actively pursuing an outlet, baby; a venue for the retail and wholesale dis- posal of these items. But, a garage sale doesn't sound too exciting. There's all these people poking around at your stuff and then they have the gall to walk away with a forced smile on their face and say, "Thank you". Thank you for what? Did you buy anything? No! That's it! I'm 'gonna have to get off this stool and MAKE these people buy something. "Here...lady, isn't this cute? You can have it for a dollar. O-kay, fifty cents?" Also, I'm not happy with the prospect of having to haul all this stuff back in the garage at dusk and close the door on this dream world. Hey, I want to get RID of this stuff! I don't want to look at it or trip over it any- more. Isn't there a better way? An auction! Yea. I'll take some of this stuff to the auction house and take what I can get. But wait a minute. Suppose I only get five dollars for my washing machine that has a broken switch? Curses. I should get at least twenty-five, maybe thirty dollars for that machine. It's a good machine...except for the malfunctioning main switch that renders it nearly use- less. Oh well. I'll just have to take my chances. After all, it's better than no dol- lars. BE SURE AND CHECK US OUT ON THE WEB AT WWW.MALAKOFFNEWS. COM MR. MAC'S MEN'S FASHION SPORTSWEAR & CLOTHING Hours: Monday - Saturday 10-6 HERITAGE SQUARE CENTER 607 East Tyler Street Athens, Texas 75751 675-4478 PARAGON - MAY 9 & I0, MAy 27 & 28 & JUNE 7 & 6:30 a.m. At Trinidad DQ $39.50 Includes $14 cash back, bus, hoteldouble occupancy, luggage handling ca. day and free breakfast. Bus Stops: Old Bud's, Gun Barrel City, 7:00 a.m. The Ma la koff New s (903) 489-0531 Fax: (903) 489-2543 * PO. Box 509, Malakoff, TX 75148 LORETTA HUMBLE, PUBLISHER/EDITOR BANESSA ESTRADA, PRODUCTION MANAGER CHERYL SEGUIN, BUSINESS ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE EMILY GAlL LUNDY, TRINIDAD NEWS EDITOR MARY E00-DUNN, ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE/OFFICE ASSISTANT GARY ALLEN, COLUMNIST/W'EBMAsTER ISSN: 1050-8937 * Published weekly by The Malakff News, 111 E. Mitcham, Malakoff, TX, 75148. Subscription rates are $17.00 per year in Henderson County, $22.00 per year elsewhere in Texas, and $25 per year outside Texas. Entered as periodicals at Malakoff, Texas 75148. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: The Malakqff News, P.O. Box 509, Malakoff, Texas, 75148. Any erroneous reflection upon the character, standing or reputa- tion of any person, firm, or corporation which may appear in the columns of this newspaper will be gladly cnrreeted upon being brought to the attention of the publisher. Member 2001