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k: !i I Wednesday, Jmae 13, 2001 - The Malakoff News. PAGE 7]B Tattle Tale By Carva Beidler Jack and Jan Sneed left Thursday for Minneapolis to help John and Donna Harmon celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Donna is Jan's sister. She and John spent the winter months in their Lakewood North home for several years. Donna volunteered for the library each winter• Jean and Bill Self left Jan. 13 for a church building tour in Oklahoma and the Northwest. Their first stop is in Broken Arrow, OK. Where they will work on the Indian Springs Baptist Church. Then they will travel to Libby, Montana to work on the First Baptist Church. From there they will go to Port Orchard, Washington to help the First Baptist Church• Their last stop will be Beaverton, Or- egon where they will help build an addition to the First Baptist Church. John and Charlotte Brown, their daughter, Sheri Duncan and children, Florence, S. C., spent last Thursday night with Bill and Inez Green. The Browns were on their way to Lub- bock to attend the funeral services for John's mother. Lester, Wanda and Corrine Tanner and Bill and Inez green motored to Ft. Worth May 26 to attend a graduation party for their nephew, Gary Lee Johnson. Other family members joined them at the Golden Corral where the celebration was held• The Rogers, Scott Robertson cousins' party was held at Country Side Inn Saturday night. The family reunion was held at the Citizens' building in Malakoff the next day. The three families are inter-re- lated• The Scotts came to Texas in the 1830's and the Robertsons in the 1840's. William Willis Robertson was one of the first two trustees of Malakoff Meth- odist Church, It seems that I am not the only tattletale in the fam- ily. I keep getting calls about my fractured' finger. I actually did fall out of a chair. However, I reached over to pick up a ball of yarn and the chair tilted, causing the fall. This broke up the weaver's-Guild meeting. My finger was x- rayed and placed in a Splint at East Texas Medical Cen- ter. Hopefully this will lay to rest the rumor that I am too old to sit in a straight chair without being strapped in. Opal and Duncan Robertson and their daugh- ter Judy Pardue Palestine, attended the Rogers, Scott, Robertson reunion and vis- ited relatives who were un- able to attend the reunion. Please call me with your happenings - 489-1463. God's Blessings! Letters to the Editor Around the Town Continued from page 1A write people's names down. Actually, Mr. Brandenburger wanted to know if I would sell'him some flooring out of the hotel, as he is building on to his weekend house in Star Harbor and wants to use an- tique wood. I told him I would really hate to do that, and encouraged him to help me think about how to save the thing, or some part of it. He went away thinking about it a little. And then, at last, one won- derful person found me a copy of that paper we didn't have any of because we threw out all we had because we thought we had already stored some. Eugenia Bennett had been saving pa- pers to take to the humane society, and after my second plea and/or gripe, dug through and found us a copy, in mint condition. In the meantime, we found a copy Banessa had stored away with the originals of everything she had typed that week. We now have two copies. We need more. Somebody out there has an- other one or two to share with us, and we are still ex- pecting them. I asked Ms. Bennett what we could do for her. I was expecting to do something silly, like put a big picture of her on the front page. But she had a serious request, which I would have been happy to honor whether she found me a paper or not. Her 21 year old daughter, Regina Bailey, has an incur- able kidney disease, and a lot of people have helped the family out and n}mueaj00m page ....  "--to ,thank them. The other thing she is hoping to get arranged is a blood drive to buildup an ac- count of blood for her daugh- ter. If she does that, she would appre- ciate some publicity. She's got it. What ever we can do for her weql do. classes; it gives me hope for the future. Thanks for all the work you do to produce the paper and many thanks for your hospital- ity. Larry Hesketh Dear Editor, I was in Dr Mark Hughes office reception room Thurs- day I saw the Malakoff News on the table ,and picked it up to read while I whited to be Called i loved the write up on Jill Pridgen She is a wonderful young woman. She is a bright spot in Dr. Hughes office and very professional. Going on through the paper I saw Gail Lundy's column. She is another • one of my favorites. She is not only a professional but also funny, too. I was in a night book- keeping class that she taught at the Mabank High School one year, Of course, she wouldn't remember me. But since she is now on your staff I want to re- new my subscription. Sincerely, Angeline M. Crawford It got "sick" the same week. Isn't that the way it goes, when it rains, it pours. Remember these folks in your thoughts and prayers, as Mr. Jeter has a lot of medical problems anct Mrs. Jeter hag a lot to do taking care of him and the home. Our whter maintenance operator, Vinson Mounts, just got back from a • week's trip to Disney World in Florida with his family. He reports they had a very wonderful time. There isn't anything new to report from City Hall this week. We still haven't yet been granted another hearing on the sewer project• Yes, I know you don't want to hear this, neither do we, but that is all I can tell you at this time. The busiest place around here these days is our park. With school out, all the kiddos are hitting the water• There is always alot of work to be done around the beach. Again, let me urge all of you to please call us with your news, good or bad, but we sure hope it is good news. Will have more for you next week. Thought for the week: "It is easy enough to be pleasant when life flows along like a song. But the man worth- while is the one who will smile, when everything goes dead wrong. Dear Readers: Todays's column will be short as there is not much news to report: We sure hope this is because you are all well and having no problems. Unfortunately, there has been an- other sad death of one of our Log Cabin residents, due to a terrible ac- cident. Mr. Dan Bailard of 5489 N. Sam Houston, who drove a truck for Consolidated Freightways in Dallas, had an accident while on the job. This happened on May 28th, Memorial Day, and he later passed away on May 30th due to injuries sustained in this accident. He left his wife, Gin- ger, and two sons and a daughter and thier families. We extend sincere sympathy to Mrs. Ballard and all other family members. Mr. Donald Jeter, On Daniel Boone Lane, had a very bad fall in his home on Wednesday night on June 6th. He fell against the fireplace, and received two very bad cuts on the head, which required stalSling. He was taken to East Texas Medical Center in Ath- ens, treated and kept overnight. He returned home the following afternooon, but has since had prob- lems with his eyes, probably due to the blow on the head. Mrs. Jeter tells us she will get him to an eye doctor just as soon as she gets her car back. Kenny Berry deserves to be in trouble, so I'm going to help him get there• They have this big sign on the front door of Berry Lumber that says "Lazy Susan $129" or maybe it's $198. Anyhow, I thought that was kind of high for one of those things you set on the table that turns and serves snacks or condiments. I asked him what a Lazy Su- san was. "Well, it's better than a Lazy Kay," he says. "What's a Lazy Kay?" I innocently ask. "My wife, I can't get her to do anything." I know Kenny's wife, and know this to be a bald-faced lie, but if he is going to say things like that, he needs to pay the price. He finally told me the thing is some kind of turntable you put in a closet• Did you ever wonder how John and David down at Glass Gardens get their stained glass and concrete creations to come out of the molds without breaking? No? Well I'm going to tell you any- how. They use that stuff you spray in your skillet when you don't want to use fat. We were trying to get our back door off the hinges so we could move desks in the other day, and went to see if we could borrow some WD 40 from them. They loaned us Pam. We sprayed it on the hinges, but all it did was make a greasy spot on the door. We do have desks in our editorial department now, and Richard has some of his trea- sures moved in. We got some moving help from the nursing home maintenance guys, Trazell Timmons and Michael Hart, and my ex-hus- band and friend Doug Humble, who furnished and drove the truck. However, we won't have phones and internet in Until the end of the week, so Richard is still hav- ing to work at home. He is keeping busy, though, as you may have noticed. We ne- glected to get his name in the masthead last week. We're going to rectify that this i* week. • Did you know a fellow (at least this fellow) can make a good living selling alligator gar and soft shell turtles? Kirk Dilliard catches the ugly fish that most folks around here don't want to catch, and takes it to Houston, where it is ap- preciated, and is also shipped to many other places. The Dilliards raise most of the turtles, but also catch some , of those. These are mostly shipped to New York, where they are prized as a delicacy. 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