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'd - The Southern Gateway To Cedar Creek Lake- MalaY#. Cross Rools . T tad . $tar llobor - Caney City-lag VOLUME 102 NUMBER 23 ~b 201.1 MediaOne LLC. Friday, June 10, 2011 Tmta Happy 100th Family and friends helped Malakoff's Oscar Matthews celebrate is 100th birth- day last Saturday. The event was held in the Fellowship Hall of Malakoff Church of Christ. See more, Page 5A. Whitcher named to elite rodeo team Congratula- tions to Malakoffs Jus- tus Whitcher, who has been named to the Bloomer Trailers high school rodeo team. Whitcher will be competing against approxi- mately 1,200 other contestants at the In- ternational Finals Youth Rod In Shawnee Oklahoma July 10-15. See story, Page 8A. Athletes at work Some may take the sum- mer off, but not Malakoff's athletes. MHS athletes have started summer works, Monday through Thursday, 8:30-10 a.m. or 5-7 p.m. "Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle." -- Abraham Lincoln f 55 percent Increase brings back memories of 2007 rate case dispute i By Michael V. Hannigan The News Staff Monarch Utilities recently filed a request with the Texas Commis- sion on Environmental Control (TCEQ) to raise water and sewer rates. The combined increase will be about 55 percent utility-wide and is set to go into effect Aug. i. Monarch is a member of the Southwest Water Company and serves 23,000 customers in about 90 small water systems. Monarch has many cus- tomers around the Cedar Creek Lake Area, including: Beachwood Estates, Car- olynn Estates, Cherokee Shores, Michael's Cove, and the Pinnacle Club. According to Monarch's Notice of Proposed Rate Change, most customers using 10,000 gallons of water a month and a 5/8- inch or 3/4-inch meter currently pay $89.59 for water and $63.72 for (a ombin $153.31). After the in- crease, the, : I0,000 gallons will cost $129. 2 for water and $ i 02.99 for sewer (a combined $232.81). The rate increase will be challenged. See MONARCH, Page 12A be TMN Online: Son. Robert Nichols and Rep. Lance Gooden sign a letter to Gov. Rick Perry requesting water utility related Issues added to the special session. - Sf~,!.~.LL Tr~t,",.,'t~j F-'At:'ER ::~ 217 ~.,'~,' COT.'~ :gT ~1 :-~H~LTOI~J "~'~ ~-,'='~;.-," -. ~v .... --,,-,.., _,4 - .,:. 7~ ._-, fl'l,l'b'h.lHl.vlh .J,lll.q.hdh, lfl,.,iqhdhlh P Cabin. Payae Sprimgs- Emt e. Tool 75 cents System confirms job reductions By Michael V. Hanni- gan The News Staff ATHENS - The ETMC Regional Healthcare Sys- tem confirmed last week it would be curing Staff across East Texas as a cost-saving measure. An ETMC spokes-: woman issued the fol2 lowing statement Friday,." June 3: "ETMC is re: spending to the external economic climate by streamlining operations. This means becoming more efficient by reduc- ing non-critical staff po- sitions and finding ways to make processes more. cost-effective, as the or- ganization has through- out its 60-year history of caring for East Texas." While the ETMC spokeswoman could not say how many jobs would be lost or where the cuts would come, she did say that "non-critical" referred to the overall ira.- pact on the system and not to a particular catego- ry of employee. "The streamlining deei- sions were made so that they would not in any way compromise quality of care," said ETMC spokeswoman Christine Rutherford in an email interview. See ETMC, Page 12A ...... i From MediaOne L.L.C. iffs and District Attorney's and Jeff Whitworth, 33, of the above address. SEVEN POINTS - One Office personnel responded Kemp, suffering from mill- Stanflld argued with man is dead following a dis- tothccaltat31081Conntytiplegnnshotwonndstothe Whitworth about .the pule that began with the op- Road 2100, at around 6:30 chest, arm and face. group's alleged reckless eration of all-terrain vehi- p.m. Saturday, June 4.According to a press re/ driving in the area. cles west of Seven Points. Upon arrival, investiga- lease from the sheriffs of- Following the initial ver- Another man is recover- tots found Wilburn "Murl" rice, Whitworth and family bal argument, Stanfield is ing from gunshot wounds. Stanfield Jr., 43, of Kemp members were riding ATVs Henderson County Sher- deceased in the driveway on and near their property at SeeATV, PageI2A * M~I~ FDIC ' Hwy. 31 F~ ' i/~' 903-4~1188 214 N. Martin