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i/!i 6A~The Ma!akoff N_ews.Thursday___~,J un_e 11, _1981 a The annual Howard Family Reunion was held over the weekend, June 5, 6 and 7 at TP&L Employee Park on Cedar Creek Lake. The family gets together every year the first weekend in June. Those who attended this year were: Joe and Frances Monroe, Malakoff; Louise Shumate, Malakoff; Base and Halloween Lambert, Lamesa; Doyle, Polly and Sbeila Shumate, Carthage; Jeff and Susan Shumate, Carthage; Randy, Sharon, Shane and Amy Monroe, Malakoff; John D., Inez and Teresa Monroe, DeWitt, Arkansas; Frank and Julia Monroe, DeWitt, Arkansas; Ed and Cecil Monroe and Benny Monroe, Austin; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Miller, Mabank; Mac Neely, Corsicans; Odie and Hazel Bell, Kemp; Maudie and Dorsey Meador, Mabank; Clyde Miller, Santa Barbara, Califor- nia; Lena Miller, Malakoff; Richard, Kim and Guy Monroe and Patti Reese, Malakoff; Mike, Barbara, Mandi and Christi Monroe, Malakoff. Also, Larry, Lori, Jeffrey and Rendi Callaway, Malakoff; Barbara Begeman and Barbara Sue of Kauf- man; Edgar, Erma and Todd Monroe, Malakoff; Philip and Marsha Grant, Dallas; Fred, Mary, Freida and John Carter, Midlothian; Rex, Terri, Josh and Rachel Monroe, Malakoff; Blanche Kinchen, Memphis, Tennessee; Arzilla Hughes, Malakoff; Don and Sandy Aultman, Ferris; Bill and Janice Slay, Mabank; Donald Slay, Mabank; Darlene and Paul Pace, Dallas; Garland, Andrea, Amy and Keith Nolan, Waco; Glenn, Quieva, Cheryl, Eddie and Kevin Williams, Dallas; Aubry and Sandra Monroe and Jerry Don Graham and Robert Graham, Malakoff; Ruby Miller, Malakoff; James Bates, Malakoff; Kevin and Donna Airheart, Malakoff; Rodney Monroe and Cindy Truitt, Malakoff; Mac and Suzanne Shumate, Malakoff; Earl and Wanda Jones, Malakoff. KISSIN' COUSINS-All of these cousins gathered last weekend for the annual lioward Family Reunion held at TP&L Employee Park on Cedar Creek Lake. Back row, left to right, are Maud Meador, Mabank; Louise Shumate, Malakoff; Joe Monroe, Malakoff; Edd Monroe, Austin; Aubry Monroe, Malakoff; Clyde Miller, Santa Barbara. Calif. : and J.I). Monroe. DeWitt, Ark. Seated in the mid- dle is Edgar Monroe. Malakoff. Front row, left to right, are Ruby Miller, Malakoff; Odie and liazei Bell, Tool; Aunt Lena Miller, Malakoff and Raymond Miller, Mabank. (Staff photo by Lori Callaway MISS MABANK CHOSEN - Miss Valerie Jean Flach, second from left, was named the new Miss Mabank in a pageant held Saturday, June 6, at Mabank Elementary School Auditorium. She is 19 and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Flach of liar- bar Point, Gun Barrel City. Others are from left, Miss Robin McBurney. first runner-up; Miss Connie Gilbert and Miss Angle Clark, tied for second runnersup. (Staff Photo by Tom Finley) L LASTS THE ENTIRE MONTH OF JUNE LANDSCAPE INSTALLATION, LAWN SPRINKLER SYSTEMS, HYDROMULCHING & LAWN SODDING CLEARANCE SALE 1 Gal. Reg. $1.99 6 Ft. to 7 Ft. Red Maple 2 Gal. Reg. $4.99 Purple Plum i Weeping Willow Ash Red Ruffle, Coral Bell, Glacier, White, President Clay, George Tabor, Formosa EVERGREEN SHRUBS FOR YOUR HOME Redbud Reg. $12.95 While Supply Lasts SO HURRY! 1 Gal. Waxleaf Ligustrim, Willow Leaf Holly, Jap Boxwood, Dwf. Chinese Holly, Burford Holly, Gardenia, Dwf. Gardenia Reg. $1.99 NOW S S9 or 10 For 15 GOOD SELECTION LOTS OF WEEDS IN YOUR YARD? USE HI-YIELD 5% H.C. Reg. S5.98 NOW DIAZINON DUST 1 Lb. Shaker Can 5% SEVIN DUST 4 Lb. Bag 10% 5Lb. $ $ 49 89 HOURS: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Mon.-Sat. 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sun. Valarie Flach named 1981 Miss Mabank Miss Valerie Flach, 19, was named the new Miss Mabank in the first formal Miss Mabank pageant held Saturday, June 6 in the Mabank Elementary School auditorium. The daughter of Mr, and Mrs. Ben Flach of Gun Barrel City, she was sponsored by the Bank of Mabank. She is a sophomore at Henderson County Junior College where she was an officer in the Cardettes drill team, a member of the Student Senate and a member of the Cardinal Dancers. She enjoys water sports, dancing and teaching dance. She hopes to open her own school dance in the future and to act and dance professionally. Other winners were Miss Robin McBurney, first runnerup. She is 17, a 1981 graduate of Mabank High School and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred McBurney. Also, in a tie for second runnersup were Miss Angle Clark and Miss Connie Gilbert. Miss Clark is 17 and a 1981 graduate of Mabank High School. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Clark and Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Simpson. Miss Gilbert is a 1981 graduate of Mabank High School and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill M. Gilbert of Hyde Away Valley, Mabank. The contest was sponsored by the Mabank Chamber of Commerce. Miss Flach received a trophy, crown and $100 for wardrobe expenses. She ~vill represent the city of Mabank in the Miss Black-Eyed Pea pageant in Athens in July. Last year's weather was typical in Texas Most Texans recall only last sum- mer's record heat wave, but records recently placed on file here show just as many months of cooler-than-usual tem- peratures during 1980. New government weather documents stored and analyzed by the State Climatologist's Office at Texas A&M University reveal that temperatures during February, March, April, Oc- tober and November averaged four to six degrees below average, based on 30 years of statewide readings. Temperatures were three to six degrees above average during the peak of the heat wave. June, July, August, September and December of 1980 showed statewide readings clearly above what is considered normal. "The whole year was hot, cold, wet and dry. In other words, it was an en- tirely typical Texas year," said Texas A&M professor John Griffiths. Regula Now $14.00 Famous Amity top-grain leather Body Billfolds at a special once-a-year sale price. Your choice of super- soft leathers in Tri-Fold, Di- rector or Identifier Body Billfold@ styles. Gift boxed. session in O By PAT HARRIMAN "It was the greatest experience of my life. It truly was a great feeling to represent our people," Rep. Elton Bomer-D, Montalba, said, "but it's good to be back home and wear blue jeans, boots and a cowboy shirt." Bomer, who just returned home from his first term as the 14th District Representative in the state legislature, took time out to talk about his Austin experiences. "My impressions were very favorable," he said. "I had some frustrations and a few disap- pointments, but by and large I was pleased with the session. I was im- pressed with the quality of the representatives. It was higher than I thought it would be." He said he was also ,impressed with the amount of work the legislators were willing to do. "I went down there to work in the first place and most of them do. A few don't, but the majority works long hours, six or seven days a week. "I enjoy the friendships I've made with the House and Senate members across the state. I also enjoyed learning the legislative process and par- ticipating in the debates. "The disappointments I guess I've seen are when you feel some bills that come through would really benefit the people of the state of Texas, but they fail because they can't get enough people to agree. They don't fail because of their merits, but because of per- sonalities or a lack of understanding of parliamentary procedure." Bomer said he felt his major ac- complishments were in public education. "I worked very hard to get a good teacher pay raise. I was instrumental in getting good pay raises, but I worked just as hard against collective bargaining. I believe in collective bargaining for the general labor force, but I don't believe in it for state and municipal workers. The services we pay for with state and municipal funds are required services; we can't do without them. That includes policemen, firemen and teachers." The specific bill Bomer introduced was included with other smaller bills in one piece of legislation, he said. The teachers received a 26.6 percent pay raise over two years. He said he found the money for the raise in an "un- necessary line item in the teacher retirement system. I found $24 million in the proposed budget that was an expense line item, not a part of the retirement funds, that wasn't needed. That money was jnst re-appropriated." He said he was also "very proud of the bill that raises the occupation tax on those dirty movies. They're hard-core pornographic movies that people put quarters in to watch. You see them all around Austin, Dallas and Houston." The operators of those machines, he said, pay $15 for a certificate from the Texas Amusement Machines Com- mission. He said he found out each machine "grosses $15-20,000 a year and I wanted to make the tax they pay more corresponding to what their income is." He said he was successful in getting the tax raised to $1,500 per machine, which will bring in an estimated $30 million in revenue over the next five years. "Over half the owners of those machines are from out-of-state," he said. "There were a lot of people shooting at us on that one. I won't say who, but they were trying to keep that from getting passed." Bomer is just as sure of his con- vlctions when he talks about bills he voted against that passed. "I don't agree with the bilingual education bill. I favor it in kindergarten through third grade as it is now. The bill we passed didn't solve William Wayne Justice's problem. It didn't do what he wanted, but it was more than I wan- ted." The bill requires bilingual education for kindergarten through In seventh and eighth bilingual or English language classes must in ninth through as a second language offered. "Fifty dollars per was appropriated, state several million "We can't afford it. Are this just for Hispanics? Vietnamese kids who valedictorian of the didn't haw "I think like we're kindergarten enough. If they then, they won't. Mexican-American through intensive English other subjects, math, history, should be language, not both. "I get a little upset not Mexico, it's the English is our in the business of program is being funded I Another "bad old Bomer said, was one that cap on welfare million to no more than the state budget. Our over $26 billion, so something like $266 bad piece of legislation." That particular bill by Craig Washington-D, is a friend of Bomer's. "Amazin you vigorously on the floor, heated discussions and That's a lot of my friends' phi Another friend Wayne Peveto-D, Orange, Peveto tax reform bill. "I voted for Nabor's completely repeal the said. "I voted a had to clean-up the I didn't think it addressed our problemS. "We're shift from business residential and For example, let's saY now on the tax rolls valuation while homes percent and the rate is $100. If the entities per $100, what they public is that when we valuation, business taxes by 10 percent, while percent. If people knew coming, they'd against it." When asked present system, with industry bearing Bomer quickly shot is fair. The Peveto bill is make it fair, very costly and when under-valued. Sales taxes aren't fair either. I the ad valorum tax was." Of the nine bill said only one failed. "It got hooted down, that. The bill would have legislators to three that me or anyone office at the state or make a career of it. doesn't pay a job too long, you needs of the as responsive. You reasons why not to get instead of finding out get it done. You get and don't explore." He said he "feels verY s limited terms. I plan terms in the state all. My long-term With the season for fresh fruits and vegetables at hand, growers may want to consider some of the newer marketing options, says Gordon R. Powell, economist - fruit and vegetable marketing, with the Texas Agricultural Extension Service, Texas A&M Univer- sity System. Besides traditional marketing systems -- and the popular roadside markets -- other options include the farmers' market or community produce market, self-serve selling, rent-a-tree, mail order gift baskets, and selling from a truck, Powell explains. Consumers and growers often benefit from the direct sales. "The farmers' market has as its primary function to bring together two or more producers to provide and sell locally-grown produce to consumers in a specific area. This system offers 'producers and says. For the tive selling attracts because of the fered for sale. The number of sellers a greater variety of usually fresher and Some of these ten combined with alternatives to increase emphasizes. In eve! producers who plan to: required to have a operate an off-the-farm ds. For All Your Call 676-5771 Athens 24 Hours A Day 7 A 213 Cayuga Drive, Athens, Texas 675 -4402 Drug & Variety S&H Green La Malakoff 312 Underwood Street Athens Texas We install and complete los * Sell or Tanks *