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l':u;v: 12B - The Malakof/'News - Wednesday, May 2, 2001 **round the Town I am beginning to think of this column as mv fairy god- mother. I just ask for something and it appears. ! ask for an ad sales person, and Mary Erb Dunn appears. better than I could have hoped for. I ask for some one to come in to help us sort out the confusion and maybe write a few storms. Pat Rudkin appears and is already making sense out of our mailing system, and we got a call from some- body else who sounds great and who we haven't even had time to visii with vet. Then Carva Biedler calls and says she will write a column about Malakoff tid- bits. I've been begging for ttmt ever since I've ov, ncd this paper. Okay, I'm going to really test it now. It'sabout the old hotel. 1 bought it so it wouldn't get torn down. I love looking across the tracks and seeing it there. basically dry. Mrs..Smith had been living in it just a year or two before. I thought maybe there was a grant to save it if a non-profit took it over. It would make a great mu- seum In fact. I believe there are some pretty good funds available for anything that has to do with trans- portation, especially rail- roads. And our state rep- resentative. Clyde Alexander. is chairman of that committee. However. I was just too busy to re- ally explore those possibili- else, the look of the place: I was advised by Roy Clay and/or Peter Gould, who both dearly love old build- ings, and who have worked both on restoring and sal- vaging old buildings, to tear it down. save the good stuff, and rebuild. I can't take that on. I don't know how to make it feasible. But somebody out there knows what we can do to save something about this won- derful old building. I had somebody recently asking about buying it. I told them how bad it was, ties. husband and partner Doug ttumble ordered our 30- years accunmlation of trash and treasures out of his hangar in Athens. ! allowed much of it to be moved to the "dry" side of the hotel. Well. guess what. These rains this spring convinced the other side to leak as well. I am told much of that stuff that should have been Then. when my ex- and that they should think long and hard about it. That's another problem I face. I don't have a lot of money in it, and somebody out there will probably call and offer to give me at least as much as I paid for it. But the problem is, if they don't know what they are getting into, it could easily still end up like the drug- store has, a pathetic eye- Looking Back By Loretta Humble TEN YEARS AGO At the MHS Faculty Ap: preciation Banquet Doyle Loper and Judy Shipman were given 15 year service pins. John Brown and Mary Newland, 20 year pins, and Virgie Orr, .Jerry Brown and Edwina Carson 25 year pins. Vanoid Johnson, Malakoff running back was selected to play in the Whataburger All Star Football Game by the Texas High School Coaches Association. Michael sparks ,and Chantel Green qualified for State track meet by win- ning 100- and 400-meter dashes at Stephenville. Rhonda Wilcox pocketed $8000 first prize at the Florida Invitational Bass Tournament, catching 14 bass with a total weight of 34.88 lbs. Edwards and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Boyd announce the engagement and ap- proaching marriage of their daughter, Teressa Lynn Boyd, to Stevie Wayne Splawn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby splawn of Murchison. Annual FFA Rodeo to kickoff with parade May 8. Twenty school ex- pected to participate in this year's event, which is planned to bethe biggest and best yet. Trinidad freshman Louise Hornbuckle advanced to state'witha 35"10 " shot throw. Bennie Rogers wrote a long tribute to Dee and sheryle Hoyt for the excel- lent job they'd done with the Little Dribblers. THIRTY YEARS AGO Tickets are on sale for the Miss Athens Pagent, and may be obtained from Miss Malakoff 1970-71, Miss 1 didn't want it to go the way of the old drug store that is standing there half torn down now. I had a couple of semi-profes- sional old building lovers look at it right after I bought it. and they bolh told me it would be too ex- pensive to save. It already had big leaks on one side ,fit, but the other side was thrown away years ago will now have to be. I haven't had the time or the nerve to look. But I'm not ask- ing you to do anything my wet junk. What I want is for any- body out there who has any ideas, expertise, or contacts to please, let's put them to- gether and see if there is any way we can save. if nothing sore. So if somebody can't .... Lynn Allen, president of convince me they know what they are doing; it is going to keep setting there until I am finally convinced there is nothing to do but tear it down. This is a serious problem; people. It calls for heroic measures. Can you help me? Is this column really magic? We'll see. VOTE FOR Bank of Athens spoke to the Rotary Club, saying communities should work together if the county is to overcome the sagging economy. Vandals broke windows out of the Old Flagg build- ing. The Malakoff FFA Ro- deo is called off for the first time in 42 years. Too many repairs are needed at the old arena and the new one under construction is still incomplete. - Ann Barker of Caney City reported to work Mond/y as the new city secretary. TWENTY YEARS AG'O Mr. and Mrs. Gaylon Sandy Mullins, a contestant in pageant. FORTY YEARS AGO The annual spring concert of MHS Band is on for May 2, said director Charles Wetzel. The Malakoff Chamber of Commerce has inaugu- rated a listing service for all available residential dwell- ings for rent or sale, as well as apartments or rooms, furnished or unfurnished, in preparation for the upcom- ing 9onstr-uction wrk on Cedar Creek Lake. FIFTY YEARS AGO Homer Adams of Fairfield was the low bid- der on the construction of the new high school audi- Belinda Garrison-Brownlow Accountability For All ........ Revenue High Academic Standards Safe Learning Enviroment Appropiate Resources For Boys & Girls Athletics Political '\\;d Paid t:or By Belinda Garrison-Brownlow torium. A variety show at the grade school auditorium netted the new fire station completion fund the sum of $52.90. The continued drought which was beginning to reach serious proportions was broken Tuesday night by an inch of rain. SIXTY YEARS AGO The Bartlett Building south of the railroad has been remodeled to house the Goodgame-Truelove Motor Company and the East Texas Pea Growers Association. SEVENTY YEARS AGO The new service station, recently contructed on the highwa2/by W.W. Jackson, is open for business. Clyre McWilliams is manager. Two new residence buildings are being con- structed on the old A. S. Tanner property on East Mitcham St. The old Tan- ner home place has been torn away to make room for the new dwelling. Preparations are now un- derway for the re-opening of Texas Clay Products Co. here which has been practically closed for sev- eral months. Fifteen men will be employed. EIGHTY YEARS AGO The Annual Methodist Revival is underway. Rev. S. N. Allen is conducting services. -baring AP'rii approxi- mately 1000 crates of strawberries were Shipped from Chandler, bringing growers around $6000 cash. :Free exams offered by Coast Guard By Jim Salzmann, U,S. Coast Guard Auxiliary A free courtesy Marine Examination by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will assure a boat owner that the vessel meets all federal and state legal requirements and has the proper safety equip- ment on board. Cedar Creek Lake Coast --GuardAuxiliar3, Flotilla 5-14 is conducting Courtesy ma- rine Examinations on every Saturday in May from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Two con- vcnient locations will be manned by uniformed Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers in our community at Don's Port Marina and at Chamber Isle. A tT.ained vessel exam- iner will board the boat at the owner's invitation, check its registration, and examine it for required and desirable safety features. The results are shared in confidence with the owner and regulations prohibit report to enforce- ment agencies. The owner is given a checklist, urged to correct any problems, and have the boat re-examined. Each vessel meeting the Coast Guard Auxiliary's standards receives a hand- some decal, the Seal of Safety, for display on the boat. There is no charge for this service to the boating pub- lic. If the Saturday dates are not convenient, boaters can ar{ange for a Courtes"Ex- am;nation at another time by phoning (903) 432-4490. Please make the effort to have your boat inspected and help keep Cedar Creek Lake a safe boating environment. The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers training courses provide you with the legal requirements you need to operate a boat/ personal watercraft (PWC). Class begins at 9 a.m., Sat- urday, May 26. You will need to reserve a-spot, so call now, join the Boating Safety course, and have your par- ents sign up with you! Call (903) 432-4490 or (903) 432-4802. The Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers of Flotilla 5-14 on Cedar Creek Lake are well known for their excellent boating courses to meet the state training requirements. Malakoff High School DATES TO REMEMBER 2001-2001 PRE-REGIsTRATION WEEK OF APRIL 30TH THRU MAY 4TH SENIOR PROM MAY 5TH FRESHMAN ORIENTATION MAY 8TH MAYFEST MAY 10TH SENIOR TRIP MAY 14TH SPRING BAND CONCERT MAY 15TH SPRING SPORTS BANQUET MAY 19TH AWARDS ASSEMBLY MAY 2IST GRADUATION 'MAY 25TH AT 8:00 P.M. BOATLOVERS. . . The feeling of freedom you get when you are out on the water is un- matched. Boating is a se- rious, business. Get the most out of your boating pleasure by boating safely. Take a Coast Guard Aux- iliary Safe Boating Course! Also ask for a FREE Courtesy Marine Examination to make sure your boat is safe to go. For more information call 903-432-4802.