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Hog8 & Sons SprlnBport, Book Bindery , Mioh. ~.~ U in, eT . PRESS :IATION 1980 The Heartbeat Of This Progressive Territory" cents single copy YEAR, NUMBER 20 Box 509, Malakoff, Texas 75148 489-0531 THURSDAY, MAY 21, 1981 ROUNSAVALL School Superintendent Jack Mur/'ay, who also serves as a member of the described by J. D. YMCA board, said the school would be Which would allow the expected to help maintain the field but Hender- that no funds would be required for field, development. came at a regular Waller explained that the school's night, program would end in May prior to the approved an opening of the YMCA basebaU season. for development "We would liketo build a facility that track on 80 acres of can be put to constant use," Waller district and located said. Road. Trustees recommended that the to trustees that the athletic director meet with Waller and a baseball field attend the next meeting of the YMCA and would welcome board to get a full understanding of the to utilize the operation. Also meeting with trustees was Terry Sbelton who talked about the vocational agricultural program and the Hender- son County Livestock Show. Ms. Shelton said that some paren were unaware of the total costs of some projects and she felt a parent-student- instructor meeting at the first of school would be beneficial. tha t instructor Johnny Mattlngly said they had tried to hold such a. meeting two years ago and that two parents attended. "We just don't have a lot of success getting the parents to come out," Mat- tingly said. Ms. Sbelton said that she felt if paten- ts were told in advance that costs would be included in the project there would be fewer problems at show time. "The band lets you know about % possible coots, cheerleader sponsors let program should advise parents of the you know," she said, "I just feel the ag See BOARD, page 2 ~L i] tony Perkins, left fielder for the Cedar Creek All Stars as Custom Shirt Works' first baseman Gary Jeter in the battle for third last weekend. Perkins was out on All Stars dropped the contest, 10-7, for a fourth place finish. L ReunsavaU) a 8y NNY R1TOul t.n , thall action and the traditional rains i~0t~R COUNCILMAN ERNEST WILSON was presented a plaque of appreciation May 11 for his years of ~ervice with highlighted the Sixth Rebel Invitational the Matskoff City Council. Making the presentation is Mayor Howard Julian. (Staff photo by Ann Rounsavall) here last weekend. When the last out had been made and the mud had dried, the Goodtimers, sponsored by Oliver Brothers Tran- smission, owned the first place trophy for the second consecutive week. The Corsicana-hased team took top honors in the Trinidad tournament two weeks ago. Falling victim to the powerful Good- timers was the Shields Tel-Comm team out of Athens. A/tar dropping an 11-4 decision to the Goodtimers in the semi finals of the winner's bracket, the Athens team stunned the eventual champions 28-5, forcing a second championship tilt. The Goodtimers returned the favor in the decisive game, winning 24-8. Custom Shirt Works, also out of Athens, grabbed third place honors in the three day, double-elimination event. The Cedar Creek All Stars were the only local team to place, taking fourh place. Other local teams com- peting were the Jays and Hub's Scrubs. The Goodtimers had very little trouble reaching the finals as they out- scored the opposition 44-11 in four preliminary contests. On their way to the winner's circle, the Goodtimers downed the Jays, 11-1, Jack Danlels Asphalt, 13-3, All Stars, 9-3, and the seven-peint win over Shields Tel-Comm in the semi-finals. Other than the loss to the Goodtimers, Shields Tel-Comm reeled off decisions over Williams Co., 12-11, and Custom Shirt Works, 12-11 and 3-0. On the local scene the All Stars, with their fourth place finish, led the way with a 3-2 record during the meet. The Jays and Hub's Scrubs recorded 1-2 records. O By ANN ROUNSAVALL" Malakoff City Councilmen accepted Lanford Drilling Co.'s bid of $78,000 to drill a new water well to add to the city's water system Monday night. The special meeting was called to review bids fordrilling the well and to determine who the driller would be. Other bidders included Lane-Texas out of Dallas and Houston with a bid of $110,2,50 and J.L. Miers Co. of Dallas with a bid of $113,581. Meeting with engineers Wayne Weaks and Neff Velvin of Athens, the council learned that drilling a test hole will coot about $19,000. Coots were estimated at $35 per foot with additional expanses of $2,000 and $4,000 roopec-* tively for an electrical log for sand sec- tions and pump and chemical testing. Councilmen had previously estimated coots for the test hole at about $10,000, stipulates, with completion expected within 60 working days. Weaks told councilmen that the well would probably be comvleted much earlier. The well is being drilled to try to sup- plement the city's water supply. All city wells are 20 years old or older, and recent attempts by city officials to secure an additional well have been un- successful. In making the motion to award the bid to Lanford Drilling Co. councilmen stipulated that while work is underway on the well initial information gathering should be taken to study the possibility of securing water from the town of Trinidad. In earlier meetings the council has discussed the possibility of buying treated water from Trinidad. That town's water supply comes directly and faced the possibility of having to from Cedar Creek Lake. Councilmen drill more than one hole to find a good have decided that checking into that water supplyl possibility for the future would be ad- Lanford Drilling will begin work visable at this time, even if the new well within ten days of Monday, the contract becomes a reality. Annexation proposed "Any water you get from the lake is going to be more expensive than well water," City Manager John Lott said. "Expensive water is better than no water," councilman Dennis Cannon replied. Lott said that in the event Malakoff could use 'water from Trinidad they would still keep the working wells in operation to add to the lake water. In doing so they would reduce insurance rates, cut costs, and mix the two sour- coo of water. There is no shortage of water in Malakoff at the present time but con- cerns from the council stem from the possibility of losing one of the system's present wells. If that happens the city system could be faced with a possible shortage, especially in a continued drought situation similar to last sum- mer. The actions that are being taken at the present time are preventative measures planned to secure a stable water system for the future. STAR MeN the stomach of Roger Hanes, catcher for Custom Shirt Works. fight for third place of the Sixth Rebel lnvitatloual held here last weekend.L ball pass behind the collision, is umpire Wes Holt. Custom Shirt Works won the game 10-7. all) By ANN ROUNSAVALL present tax rate for the town, based on Questions from the floor from lake There were mixed emotions as a 30 percent of value at a 94 cent per 100 See MEETING, page 7 result of a town meeting In Trinidad tax rate. Saturda where Mayor Ernest Jenkins :: ::: proposed possible annexation of areas north of the present city limits. Calendar of events Jenkins opened the meeting by ex- plaining to the 100 people present that Trinidad has received a grant for ex- pansion of the wastewater treatment plant where work is about to begin to increase the capacity of the plant and the availability of service. Jenkins said that the Trinidad Town Council feels that the town is at a crossroads where decisions should he made. "If areas north of our present town limits are interested in annexation for the purpose of securing city services we need to know prior to starting work on our facilities," he said. Jenkins told Cedar Creek Lake area residents present for the meeting that "We want to ten what we have to offer and see if you are interested." Jenkins said the town waterplant is capable of pumping 800,000 gallons of water per day and at the present time is utilizing only about I00,000 gallons per day. The new sewer system will provide a large enough capacity to service a much larger area than Trinidad, he said, and we also have police and fire ~,,~-t#=,~tt,,u~ TAmb.lna .Iron av~lminm4 fl,~ MEETING8 The Malakoff City Council will meet in regular session Monday, May 25, at p.m. at the couference room. Masonic Lodge No. 759 will hold their weekly study club at the ledge hall Mon- day, May 22. Malakoff Rotarians will meet Tuesday, May 26, at noon at the Harbor House Restaurant for their weekly luncheon meeting. The I. O. O. F. will hold their regular weekly meeting Tuesday, May 26, at the lodge hall in Malakoff. The Malakoff Lions Club will meet this Thursday, May 21, 1981, for its regular meeting at the Lions Club Building. The FFA Boys, the Boy Scouts and the Fire Department are invited to attend. All Lion members are urged to attend. SKATE-A-THeN The Muscular Dystrophy Association fund raising Skate-A-Then will be held at the Athens Skate Palace Saturday, May 22, from noon until 9 p.m. About 40 children have signed Up and donations will be accepted. OFFICE HOURS The Malakoff News office is open on a regular basis from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For your ~venlence, please contact the office during those heurl to assure that your news is included. COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT8 To make sure people are aware O/your organization's activities, contact the Malako/f News at 489-O531, For an item to appear in the New~ on its Thurs~lay publication it must be received at the News office by 4 p.m. on the prec~Mlng Monday. DEADLINE INFORMATION Deadline for news items, classified ads and display advertising fvr the Thursday pilblication date Of the Malakoff News is 4 p.m. the precseding Monday, For further information contact the News office at 489-0531.