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PUBLIC LAW 94.33 O~ PRE IATION 1982 "The Voice of the Lignite City" cents single copy YEAR, NUMBER 20 Box 509. Malakoff, Texas 75148 ,189-()5"11 THURSDAY, MAY 26, 1983 ) :,~w, :0f and Power Corn- The lignite fueled plant is planned for ded construction schedule, which J.E. Hail, an- construction about three miles south- reduces the company's construction that the schedule for the west of the town of Malakoff in Hender- cost in the mid and late 1980's, is ,now the Malakoff Electric son County. Unit One is now scheduled possible in part because future slav- has been extended for completion in 1990, with Unit Two to trical demand in the Houston area will is scheduled follow in 1991. be reduced. instead of late 1983 as Hejl said the adoption of this exten- The Malakoff Electric Generating ltoyt has been named Markham, Tim Mattingly, DarrellDavis, Jerry Ochoa, Dwayne Spencer, of the Malakoff High Mooeley, Greg Murrah, John Newland, Diana Stanton and Kindra Tiner. Class of 1983 with Harold Rhonda Palmer, Alesha Powell, Lori Barnett has been named valedic- Caroline Reed, Sbeila Reid, Susan Self, torian of the Cross Roads graduating exercises will be Todd Shelton, April Shopher, Craig class of 1983. Salutatorian will be Robin 8 p.m. at Tiger Spivey, Keith Stenovitcb, Ken Stuffs, Chandler. Bonnie Tanner, Jeff Templin, Kelvin Honor graduates include Connie are Michelle Toliver, Homer Turner, Kim Turton, McKinnerney, Dana Hughes and Sheila Bonnie Tanner, Becky Pare Welborn, Charles Williams, Scott Giles. Williams, Michael WehrenbergandTed Graduation exercises will be held include Warren Quinn. Norman Ashton, Joe Greg King has been named valedic- Friday, May 27, at 7 p.m. at the football field. Melissa Branch, torian of the Trinidad High School Other graduating seniors include Kandi Clark, Melinda Senior Class of 1983 with Paul Airbeart Terra Agin, Stephanie Drummond, Coleman, Linley Dyer,as salutatorian. f, Tim Ferrell, Michael Commencement exercises will be Shannon Rounsavall, Ginger Proper, Grissom, Chris held Friday, May 27, at 8 p.m. with Jerry Logan, Sharon Cannon, Polly Essie Henderson, David Jones as speaker. Edwards, Stacy Beavers, 7,abe James, Jackson, Jerryl Other class members include Dale Robby Robertlon, Louis Floyd, Janke, Johnny Anders, David Arnold, Steven Brigan- Dewaine Cain, Steve Allen, Let,]hdl, Bobby Kelley, Scott ce, Jennifer Chandler, Charles Donna Norman, Barbie Brown, Johnny McCurrin, David Colman, Nathan Crocker, ValerieGressettandJackMoorehead. Station will use lignite mined near the site to provide 1.2 million owatts of electricity, or the energy oe Uivalent of about 12 million barrels of a year. About 1,000 persons will be employed at the plant and mine when they become fully operational. Plans for the proposed plant were an- nounced in December, 1981. The original schedule called for the 1990 completion date. The Malakoff plant will be the second of two lignite-fired plants to be built by HL&P. Groundbreaklng for the com- pany's first lignite-fired plant, the Limestone Generating Station in Limestone County, was held in October, 1981. The two 750,000-killowatt units are scheduled for completion in 1987 and 1988 at an estimated cost of $1.7 billion. Lignite for the Malakoff plant will be provided through a joint venture by North American Coal Corp. and Getty. i! i /711:ii ........ . r/' Superintendent Bob has been constructed, the original An additional special meeting will be his letter of building has been completely held to determine the method to be used to trustees in a special remodeled, including improvements to to select a revlacement for Elsom. the auditorium, dressing rooms have Eisom is [o assume his new duties his pest of nine been added to the gym and the home June 15. a similar position with economics cottage has been built. School District. In addition to his work at the school for the fall term of Beard president Bob Rounsavall said Elsom has been active in community his association with the following the meeting that the affairs, including the Chamber of football field and track resignation was accepted "with Commerce where he has served as a COmpleted, a new ag shop regrets" by the entire board, director. .I ROUNSAVALL He said the duties of his firm would be i tabled action on to write letters of notification of intent tax attorney for theto collect to delinquent taxpayers and meeting Monday follow through by filing suit. discussion but City manager Dennis Cannon infor- firm decisionatthe mad the council that City Attorney .Mike George had previously handled Pelt of Corsicana, an any delinquent tax cases that the city R. York, Jr., ap- has had. He had been contacted about the council offering to the matter, Cannon said, and indicated taxes, penalty and in- that he felt the hiring of a delinquent at- city at a cost of 15% per torney could be beneficial to the taxing entity. Van Pelt told councilmen that filing ;e: : on delinquent taxpayers would serve ........ several purposes: It would show an in- :i:: .............. crease in current collections; it would , .... i,:: ..... encourage other delinquent payers to update their bills; and it would balance the burden among taxpayers by not allowing some not to pay while others did. He also said that hardship cases would be handled separately. See .TAX, page 14 IT'S ALMOST TIME-Seniors form Malakoff, Trinidad and Cross Roads schools will have commencement exercises Friday night at their respective schools. Preparing for the IZ-year finale earlier this week were Malakoff seniors Michelle Ashlock, Shells Reid, Bonnie Tanner and Becky Gawlik. Jeff Prentice (background) and Rodney Branch (on the ladder) prepared the marquis so that everyone would know. (Staff photo by Lori Callaway) iii ii iii i i iiii i illlll i !i / RENNYROGERS provements to the high school gym- ly priorities for nasium and an upgrade of academics Independent School as the top priorities to be completed a three-year period were during the 1983-84 school term. of the Improvements to the parking it Tuesday night, situation on the Elementary campus, embers ranked am- two additional classrooms in the ad- :i ii last week. Making ministration building, the addition of eact t)f the following two years to corn- volleyball to the girls' high school plate other goals. Board members athletic program and Idscaping at established the $130,000 figure at the the high school were also listed tobe May meeting, but had to cut the first. finished during the next school year. The board allocated 0,000 to com- plete the tint-year goals and $150,000 in year figure back to 90,000 because of ddit/onal coete in construction outran- fly underway on the Junior high cam- Trustees anticipate spending $25,000 on both the gymnasium and oademic project. Improvements planned for the ofgymtheinClude additional lighting, repair floor, sandblasting of interior walk and improvements to the foyer lea. Board president Ron Speed called the current condition of the high school gym "the pits" and said that he felt the gym should be "high on the list" since it wu on an original priority list a few years back. That list called for ira. provemenla to the facility during the ': ...... :: .... liel-aa school year, ::: : ;;:, ,, Speed also said that he felt only im- provements should be made to the gym since new gym may be forthcoming i : , "rexlonably soon" with the impact of / .... i! the proposed Houston Lighting and , Power plant. Included in the academic project is the introduction of computers to the : problem to be corrected by the addition "" " of extra parklnl space and the re- Malakoff school true Carl Anderson was presented a plaque of lal trsm tits routing of bus and automobile traffic. the presentatinnwasboardpreeidentRonSpeed.(StaffphoobyAnnRounsavall) An expenditure of $12,000 is an- ticipated to rennovate two classrooms program will be offered the opportunity in the administration building. The two to participate in volleyball during the classrooms will help eliminate a 1983-84 school year. Trustees expect the current problem that has one class addition of volleyball to cost the district "meeting in a closet" and another "inn no more than $2,000. hallway." Girls in the high school athletic See,MISD, pagel4 Malakoff Rotarians will meet at noon Wednesday, June 1, at the Harbor House Restaurant for their weekly luncheon. Masonic Lodge No. 759 Study Club will be held Monday, May 30, at the lodge hall in Malakoff. SCHOOLS TO DISMISS EARLY All Malakoff Schools will release at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, May 25 and 26. Parents should make note of the early release time. OLD FIDDLERS REUNION SET MAY 27 The 52nd annual Old Fiddler's Reunion will be held in Athens May 27 starting at 9 a.m. Friday morning. Masters of ceremonies will be Bob McGee and Bud Hall with the feature band being Cliff Bruner and his Texas Wonders from Houston. LOG CABIN VOLUNTEERS SET RUMMAGE SALE Log Cabin Estates Volunteer Fire Department will have a rummage and bake sale Saturday, May 26, at the Big Red Barn. Donations of $I each are being taken on a rod and reel, tackle box and four prizes of plastic fishing worms. There will be six total prizes given and donations may be made with the ladies at the sale. high school curriculum. Also included The drawing will be at 3 p.m. at the Red Barn and you will not need to be present is the addition of a physics lab and the to win. schooading of the science facilities at the GARAGE SALE TO BE HELD I and Junior high. Members of the Trinidad United Methodist Church will host a giant garage sale toes expect to spend $ 0,000 to at the Trinidad Community Center June 3 and 4. AU proceeds from the sale will improve the parking situation at the go into the building fund of the church. The sale will be held Friday afternoon and Elementary. The board expressed con- Saturday. tern for the safety of students with the COMUlJnr AIINOUItCEMENTS current litultion. Plans call for the To mike sure people are aware of your oqlenitltion's activities, contact the Mllikoff News at 489-0531. For in itm to appear in the Thursday publicltion it must be received it the News office by 4 p.m. on the precledin8 Monday.