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Friday, June 23, 2006 - The Malakoff News. PAGE 9 Special to The News Hot, dry weather continues to bake Texas landscapes, lawns, gardens, fields and forests -- and increasing both the number and the risk of wildfires. An extended weather pattem of hot days relieved by only iso- lated showers has left grasses and other vegetation much drier than normal. The result: without significant widespread, long:du- ration rains, Texas f'irefighters foresee a growing threat of wildfires. Conditions now are similar to those that occurred in summer 1998, during which Texas expe- rienced one of the worst years on record for wildfires, accord- hag to Tom Spencer, wildfire risk assessment coordinator with Texas Forest Service. "The similarities between weather and vegetation condi- tions in 1998 and now are very Manning, from a wildfire stand- point," said Spencer "Texans could be facing a bad summer fire siege if increased winds should accompany hot, dry weather. Strong, gusty winds contributed greatly to the major wildfires experienced earlier this year." What the whole state needs is slow, steady rainfall spread over many hours so most of the rain will soak into the ground and not run off, Spencer added. Many areas of the state, par- ticularly in far West Texas, haven't received enough rain to stimulate full spring green-up, and even where green-up has occurred, grasses are wilting and turning brown in the heat. Regional fire coordinators have also reported that wildfire activity has picked up across the state "Local fire departments every- where are making more fre- quent runs on wildfires, and our own fire crews have battled many wildfires, including several recent fires more than 100 acres in size," said Bill Rose, Texas Forest Service chief regional forester for resource protection in East Texas He noted that accidental fires. due to escaped debris burning continue to be the primary cause of wildfires, particularly in the eastern half of the state. Sparks-producing equipment, hot vehicle exhaust systems and careless disposal of smoking materials also cause many wild- fires. In addition, Texas Forest Ser- vice fire investigators attribute several recent fires, including a 253-acre wildfire in northern Walker County, to the work of arsonists. Firefighters across the state could also face a seasonal wild- fire risk if dry conditions con- tinue. Athens RO. Commission Co. Box 183. Athens TX 75751 903-675-3333 Fax: 903-675-2041 Sale Every Friday Cattle 12:00 Uvestock Auction Inc. P,O. Box 118i. Henderson, TX 75653 ,903-657-2690 Fax: 903-657-6831 Sale Every Monday: 12:00 Emery Livestock Auction inc. P.O. Box 522 Emon/TX 75440 903473-25i2 Fax: 903-4734366 Tuesday Sale: 12:00 Saturday Sale: 12:00 "Your Good Neighbor Pharmacy" 409 W. RoyaU Blvd. - klalakoff Plaza I We now MEDICA PART D We Welcome All Medicare Part D Prescriptions County Attorney's Report Special to The News 3 interfere with emergency County Attorney James H.call; Owen reports the following ac- 1 purchase fumish alcohol tivity in the disposition of cases to minor; filed through his office during 1 illegal dumping the month of May. >51bs.<5001bs.; 29 assaults; 6 theft $500<$1,500; 3 unlawful carrying of a 1 theft of service weapon; >=20<500. 2 boating while intoxicated; 5 perjury; 1 burglary of a vehicle;15 criminal mischief 3 criminal trespass; >$50<=$500; 9 driving while intoxicated/ 2 criminal mischief open alcohol container;>$500<=$1,500; 53 driving while intoxicated; 1 failure to identify fugitive .2 escape from custody;from justice; 3 evading arrest; 1 50-foot rule personal wa- 33 driving while license sus- tercraft; pended/invalid; 45 theft by check; 1 making alcohol available 1 harboring a runaway child; to a minor; 4 gambling promotion; 3 terroristic threat; 1 failure to appear; 1 terroristic threat of faro- 2 unlawful restraint; ily/household; 2 operate motor vehicle w/ 3 failure to give id/false info; o financial responsibility; 1 possession of illicit bever- 1 deadly conduct; age/equip to manufacture; 1 disregard official traffic 2 prohibited weapon control device; switchblade/knuckle; 1 unsafe speed; 1 possession of CS PG 1 public intoxication; 3<28G; 1 bigamy; 41 possession of marijuana 1 alcoholic beverage dry under 2 ounces; area; 3 resisting arrest search or 1 speeding; transport; 1 false alarm or report. Market Report Athens Commission Sale Date 6-16-06 Buyers 99 Sellers 378 Head 2,673 Steers 300-down 80-180lb. 300-400 75-142.5 lb. 400-500 75-132.5 lb. 500-up 7001241b. Heifers 300-down 80-155 lb. 3000400 75-135 lb. 400-500 70o127.5 lb. 500-up 70-113lb. * Plainer calves and dairy breeds below these figures Slaughter Cows 27-48.5 lb. Hvy. bulls 45-60 lb. Pairs Top Up to 1,040 Low-Mid Up to $650 Stocker cows 50-81 lb. Baby calves $15-250hd. Horses $15-40 lb. Goats $15-90 hd. CLUF~ ACROSS 1. Person doing menial work 5. Hacks 11. Japanese waist pouch 12. Family connections 16. Heroin 17. Iridium 18. To fidget, (Scot ) 19. Assembly 24. 1/3 of Santa's expression 25. More tense 26. Keep ~- 27. Calendar month (abbr.) 28. Observed 29. The end of gestation 30. 1 lth U.S. president 31. Volcanic tuff 33. Sierra lake 34. Exchanged 38. Small mission 39. Afghan city 40. City in Papua New Guinea 43. Ruler or chieftan 44. Docile 45. One point east of southeast 49. Perch 50. Serum (pl.) 51. 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