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Another look at MISD Board Candidates By Loretta Humble Clyde Tinsley is the first of MISD Board C'an- didates to come by the Clyde Tinsley News office to visit with us. We hope to get a pic- ture and statement from each Candidate in the com- ing weeks. Clyde Tinsley, the candi- date for the MISD Board that the News had no in- formation about last week, came by Monday and intro- duced himself. Mr. Tinsley is retired from the Southland Corpo- ration, where he was Man- .aging Director of the North American Licensing Group, over all the Southland U.S. He and his wife Glenda and 13 year old son, Taylor, moved from Carrollton to the Pinnacle Club last July. He stated the main rea- son he moved was to get out of the big city, and into a smaller community, which he believed was a better environment in which to raise a family. Glenda Tinsley, now a busi- ness, multimedia teacher at Malakoff High School, was teaching at the very large Newman Smith High School in Carrollton. They wanted to be where they could become a part of the community and maybe make a difference. Mr. Tinsley says he en- ters this race with no pre- conceived bias on any problems, but wants to bring whatever skills and talents he has to help to continue to improve the school system. He said that our education system is extremely important as we are now in a global so- ciety and we need to equip our kids to enter into that society. He says he is very ex- cited about being here and he looks forward to hope- fully serving the students, the parents and the taxpay- ers of the Malakoff Inde- pendent School District. Selena Tarkington Higgins lives with her husband Kevin, and her three children, eleven year old B0bbje, ten year old Daniel, and nine year old Dana on the Tarkington homestead near Tool. She is the fifth generation to live there. Higgins was a 1985 graduate of Malakoff High School. Her father, Travis Tarkington, graduated here in 1960. She worked as a substitute teacher at Malakoff for two years, but is now a full-time stu- dent, majoring in Elemen- tary Education. Her hus- band is Assistant Chief of the Tool Volunteer Fire De- Selena Tarkington Higgins partment. The Higgins family left Dallas, where she was manager of a direct mar- keting company in Dallas in order to enjoy the qui- eter life of a small town and to spend time with their children. Higgins says she is run- ning for office because she believes there should be representation from the west side of the lake. She says it takes a person who lives in that area to under- stand the special circum- stances of living that far Randy Betz from the school. Her own children get on the bus at 6:30 a.m, and arrive home at 4:15p.m. each day ....... Randy Betz is a gradu- . ate of Malakoff High School. His wife of 21 years, Cyndie, is also a graduate of Malakoff High School. He has two chil- dren in the Malakoff School system: Stephanie, a 15-year-old freshman and Stephen, an l 1-year- old fifth grader. Betz is an account man- ager in the sales depart- ment for Dr. Pepper of Texas, based out of Corsicana, Texas. He lists his hobbies as spending time with his family and at- tending his children's school activities, hunting, fishing, football and base- ball. He established and started the first Cub/Boy Scout troop in Tool. Betz says his goals for the Malakoff School Board are the following: Better communication between parents, teachers, students, administration, and com- munity; Student and Teacher safety in the school setting, Expanding the vocational programs such as a school to work program, Academic and Athletic Excellence, In- creased benefits and sal- ary schedules competitive with neighboring districts in order to attract and en- David Hennessee courage teachers to STAY in this district. "With all children in mind," said Betz, "Educa- tion is necessary for a functional society, whereas Athletics is important in keeping their bodies and minds healthy and alert for their future." Incumbent David Hennessee is seeking re- election to MISD Shool Board. He is presently serving his second year as board president and eighth year as board member. David graduated Malakoff High School, and_worked for TU Electric in Dallas for 14 years, He moved back to Malakoff in 1977 and his daughter Darinda Rogers graduated from Continued on page 8B 000untr)' Pet Store 1430 S. Third St. Hwy. 198 Mabank, Texas (903) 887-4138 MAY 5TH OPEN HOUSE - BLOCK PARTY 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday Lots of in Store Specials Many Free Samples " " Drawings to Give Away that day: Aquarium Supplies Pets Free Refreshments, Hot Dogs & Hamburgers Block Party with: Vics Small Engine and Friends of the Animals u J i i I Wednesday, May 2, 2001 - The Malakoff News - PAGE 1B: Tattle Tales By Carva Beidler Opal Robertson and son Vernon were in town Satur- day afternoon visiting rela- tives. Ken Lasater, Education and Music director at First Baptist Church, is teaching the Sunday School lessons to those members unable to attend church services. Ken is a man of many talents. He is a master potter and is in- volved in painting and sev- eral other crafts. Maybe I can get him on a loom bench and put a shuttle in his hands. Louise Farmer is in West Place Nursing Center un- dergoing therapy. She suf- fered a light stroke last month. The Bobwhite Fiber Arts Guilt meets the second Sat- urday of each month. Visi- tors and new .members are welcome. Call 489-1463 for information. Gladys and J0e Fink's granddaughter and husband, Amy and Brian Bird of Port- land, Oregon stopped in Malakoff for a shortvisit decorated with Tyler roses and a cake with Polly's pic- ture at age 16. Family members present were Glenn Walker and daughter and grandson, Jenifer and Dallas; Mary Ferguson and daughters Hillary and Haley; Bobby and Becky Matthews and son Mat; Stacy Travis and sons Zack and Walker; Charles Sawyer and grand- daughter, Matty. If we have missed any out of town guests, we'll pick you up next week. Sharon Hoskins is home from East Texas Medical Center after reconstruction of a broken ankle. Rhonda Robertson Wilcox,  of Waco visited her parents, Rollen and Virginia Robertson over the week- end. Writing articles for the Malakoff News is now newl for me, but reporting you interesting activities is.l Please, let me know about', the things that are happen- ing in Star Harbor and Malakoff. Call 489-1463. UNLIMITED INTERNET ACCESS FOR A LIMITED TIME STARTING AT $15.95 (Pricing Subject To Change Without Notice) * First 720 hrs FREE if not satisfied last week. They are o their ........... *3 E-Mail Addr., 10meg WEB space way to Tayikistan, where they will teach and help in restoration projects. Amy, a Bayl0r graduate, spent two years in Pakistan and six weeks in Japan. This is their third overseas trip,in the past three years. They will be away two years. Polly Walker's daughter and son-in-law, Sussie and Niks Matthews hosted a din- ner party celebrating her 80th birthday. 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