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e I'tog8 & Sons Book B:h-zdex a Enc Sprn ,por M:l,O/to @ By ANN ROUNSAVALL effort at tax collections." $42,991.00 leaving $19,649.10 remaining sewer fund is running above 50 percent city budgeted $14,934.00 for utility costs Malakoff City Councilmen heard Totalgeneral fund revenues collected for the year. Street department expen- of the expected revenue. To date the for the year and have used $10,841.08 to bookkeeper Eleanor Roberton tell the at the end of the reporting period in ses totaled $21,868.10 of the budgeted department has coilected$68,000.13ofa date. Another large overage was in the "the overall picture for the city looks March was $206,384.18. The total mount $48.404.00 leaving a budget balance of budgeted amount of $166,745.00. Balan- contingency where a sewer line was good," at the close of a six-month budgeted for the year was $248,658.41, $26,535.90. ce in the revenue to be collected is laid near the football field to replace a budget report Monday night, leaving $42,274.23 to be collected. Mrs. Police department expenditures for $78,744.87. broken line. That amount was $6,870.21. Mrs. Roberton said the city budget is Roberton pointed out that the bulk of the period totaled $43,484.03 of the Water and sewer fund expenditures Total water and sewer bond paymen- running "close to 50-50,"a good position collections in the general fund are budgeted $61,136.00 leaving a balance of included totals of $62,521.47 spent of a ts for the period were $27,650.00. Total to be in at mid-year, made during the first six months of the $37,651.97. Fire Department expenses budgeted amount of $102,352.00. The net revenue for all departments was The report showed an overage in year. have totaled $3,051.21with a remaining budget balance for the year is $72,542.23. collection on delinquent taxes and Expenses from the general fund ad- balance of $3,026.79. Total bond$39,830.53. It was the overall concensus of the penalty and interest above what had ministrative department totaled payments made from the general fund Lott said that the greatest overage in council that the city is running accor- been budgeted. City Manager John Lott $23,341.90 during the period. The amounted to $74,713.57 for the period, the water and sewer operation came ding to their proposed budget for the credited that overage with an "intense budgeted amount for the year is Mrs. Roberton said the water and from increased electrical costs. The first six months of the year. PRESS cents "The Heartbeat Of This Progressive Territory" single copy YEAR, NUMBER 23 Box 509, Malakoff, Texas 75148 489-0531 THURSDAY, JUNE il, t981 Q i ROUNSAVALL / owners from the in Malakoff at- meeting of the city water protection for their for the group, with a petition of 56 residents on it. recent house fire on the matter to area residents who that three fire hydran- told councilmen that ago the voters ap- that was sup- protection for that re and John Lott told the r members of the serving at the that was men- why the plan it has been my rsrn talking to people of money. As "he said, "about all plan was ~. 31." council and fire protection in at Lott said. money (for fire ." James Bates ," Mayor Howard told the group applied for grant fire protection but that no funds present time. area listed on our be done," he said, available we insurance areas without fire than for areas that )ut th~at money into for insurance that the cost of fire plugs to the Would cost the city "That amount @ would cover a plug for every 1.000 water in the Riddlesperger area. TheY feet," he said, "and the Malakoff asked if something could be done to Volunteer Fire Departmen has hoses allow the water to flow from the area that reach for 1,000 feet." instead of standing as it is now. Councilman Dennis Cannon said the Councilmen explained that only a council has been working on a plan to certain amount of drainage work could provide fire protection for the entire be done without getting on private city. property. "We're very concerned about fire Other areas of concern for the protection;" he said. "We keev working citizens that were mentioned included to provide the entire city with that mosquitos, holes in the street, yards protection." that need to be mowed, and trash that is Lott also explained that the city is piled in ditches and left. now working on drilling a well to add to Lott said that the city has been unable the water supply, to spray for mosquitos due to the wet "Believe me," he told those present, weather, but that plans are being made "if we don't get a good well in or more to do so. He also said that streets had water to add to our supply the fire plugs not been repaired since no oil dirt could won't do any good." be mixed due to the weather. "It's a matter of priorities," Julian The group also issued complaints to said, "and we are working to get the the council about loud parties that are water first, then the fire protection." held behind the Dairy Queen area off of Councilmen assured the group of Hwy. 31. petitioners that as soon as funds are "There are parties held there with available the lines will be laid. loud music until all hours of the night," Other areas of concern from the floor of visitors included high and standing See FIRE, I~age 2 By PAT HARRIMMAN Henderson County is assured of having .at least one ambulance. Where that ambulance is located will depend on which part of the county has the most subscribers. CareFlite General Manager Frank Miller said last week that 2,500 sub- scribers had joined, which will pay for one vehicle. "The county will have one ambulance for sure," Miller said, "the placement is the item in question. Most of our sub- scriptions so far are from the west end of the county, around Cedar Creek Lake." "If we've got at least 3,000 by Wed- nesday," Miller said, "we'll extend the drive and try to get the needed 4,000." He said 3,000 members was a major w To sign up for membership Call 675-2273 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. hurdle" and if it was crossed, they would "probably extend the drive a couple of more weeks." CareFlite has been mailing subscrip- tion blanks throughout the county and Miller said the response has been quite good. RAIN FELL AND COLLECTED last resulted In flooded streets and some rp~0to by LorijCallaway) e nel "We've been getting about 200-250 new memberships in the mail each day. If we continue to do that, we'll probably get over the 3,000 mark." He said that he is still optimistic about obtaining the needed member- ships to maintain two vehicles in the county. "If there!s only one ambulance and it ends up in the west end of the county, we won't be able to service the east end at all. It would be impractical because of the distance. We would be trying to service a tremendously large area." For more information about CareFlite memberships, interested persons should call Duggan Boyd at 675- 2273 between 10 a.m. and 2 v.m. or go by the CareFlite office, located behind Henderson County Memorial Hospital. week as the area found Itself in near flood conditions at times. The heavy rainfalls reports of house damage due to high water. This photo was taken In Trinidad. (Staff SOME AREAS of Malakoff were hit harder than others when the rain came Wed- nesday. This house, located near the Dairy Queen, was accessible only If the residents didn't mind getting wet while getting there. (Staff photo by Ann Roun- savall) Calendar of events CALLAWAY Who submitted his Malakoff I.S.D. the Board of meeting, has position with Independent is has been with the for seven ' of 1974. ~m stepping up accepting the Mt. Pleasant he said. "I've there twice and to Malakoff, he a principal and at Mt. Pleasant and Rusk, I thoughts about said. "I went worked at so I knew said he would Tiger I," he has some go0d John Years before he and we found only learn .eaves good things at Granny Adams' house, he said while reflecting on his years here. Murray said it was the Mt. Pleasant offer that made him decide to leave Malakoff. He said that he was leaving with no had feelings. "I feel like I have worked with excellent faculty members through my years here, and the present faculty members are dedicated and work hard," he said. "Everyone has been easy to work with from the school board, faculty, down to the office person- nel," he continued. He said that Malakoff schools have been very stable as far as student population with a slight decline at the high school. He listed several improvements he has noticed while here such as improved curriculum, better policies and teaching plans, and bettered facilities. Murray said that his biggest concern has been the St. Paul School. "There is a real need to figure out a way to work with these children and this type of situation," he said. "There has to be a better way. I know that spells money, but there has to be somebody who can work with the school and at the same time work with these children." Murray said he knew that St. Paul was willing to work with the school and he hoped that some type of solution could be reached. "Malakoff has a lot to offer. The school system will need to be prudent with their money in the future. They're going to have to be tight with money. I feel like this is an ever growing problem in public schools today though," he said. "I've enjoyed Malakoff and its people and I will have only good memories of here," he said. ~ i i :i:i i JACK MURRAY GOODGAME MEMORIAL SERVICE SET A Memorial Service will be held at the Goodgame Cemetery Sunday, June 14, beginning at 11 a.m. The Rev. Lester Simmons will conduct a short service after which a covered dish luncheon will be served. For further information about the service contact R. H. Criswell at 489-0783. SPECIAL SUPPER PLANNED The youth of the Assembly of God in Malakoff will sponsor a casserole supper Saturday night, June 13, beginning at 6 p.m. and ending at 8 p.m. Supper will be served for $3 for all you can eat for adults and $1.50 for children under 12. The menu will consist of casserole, salad, bread, tea or coffee and dessert. There will he live entertainment. All proceeds will go to missions. SPECIAL CLASSES The homemaking department of Trinidad High School is sponsoring an adult class in needlework free of charge to the public. Mrs. Cleda Freeman will be teaching the classes which will be held in the homemaking cottage at Trinidad High School every Tuosday night at 7-9 p.m. from June 2 until June 23. The classes will include crochet, crewel, embroidery and quilting. MEETINGS The Malakoff Fire Department will meet for a training session at the fire station Monday, June 15. All members are urged to be present. Malakoff Masonic Lodge Study Club will be held Monday, June 15, at the lodge hall in Malakoff. Malakoff Rotarian will meet Tuesday, June 16, at noon at the Harbor House for their weekly luncheon. Malakoff Dad's Club will hold their regular meeting Tuesday, June 16, at the club's facilities in Malakoff. The I. O. O. F. will hold their regular meeting Tuesday, June 16, at the lodge hall in Malakoff. NATIONAL SAFE BOATING WEEK SET National Safe Boating Week for 1981 is June 7 through 13. U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 5-14, Cedar Creek Lake, is offering free courtesy boat examinations on June 6, 7, and 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Don's Port Marina and Prairie Creek Marina. OFFICE HOURS , The Mslakoff News office is open on a regular basis from ~ .m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday~ For your convenience, please contact the office during those hours to assure that your news is included COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS To make sure people are aware of your organization's activities, contact the Malakoff News at 489-0531. For an item to appear in the Nevh; on its Thursday publication it must be received at the News office by 4 p.m. on the preceeding Monday. I)EAI)I,|NE INFOIt MATIi}N Deadline for news items, classified ads and display advertising for the Thursday p~'Aicahtm date of the Malakoff News is 4 pro, the preceeding Monday For further information cont ice at