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Hog6 & Sons Book 2ndez,y , . nc. s r n ort, N oa. ,L Plemons was named ~off Schools in a of the board of trustees has been principal ser- science teacher at chemistry and math teacher at Ennis High School, was golf, varsity football, basketball and track coach at Ennis High School from 1967 to 1971. He is a graduate of Spring Branch High School in Houston and holds a B. S. degree from East Texas State Univer- sity and an M. Ed. degree from ETSU. He is a certified professional ad- ministrator and is certified to teach high school chemistry and math. Plemons is a member of TASSP and AIPE. He is a past member of the ET- SU Student Affiliate American Chemical Society, executive committee chairman, the American Chemical Soeeity, TSTA, THSCA and NASSP. While in high school he lettered in football, basketball, track and American Legion baseball and was a member of semifinal, quarter finals and state finals team. He was named All District and Who's Who in High School Athletics and attended Trinity University on a foot- ball scholarship where he earned a track letter. School Board President Joe Cox said following the meeting that he was pleased with the selection of Plemons as superintendent. "We had a number of outstanding candidates for the position," he said, "but felt like that at this time Plemons would be the man for the district's needs," Plemons received a two year con- tract by unanimous vote of the board. He will assume his duties in Malakoff July 1. PRESS ' cents "The Heartbeat Of This Progressive Territory" single copy AR, NUMBER 25 Box 509, Malakoff, Texas 75148 489-0531 THI IRSI)AY. JUNE 25 i!} 1 J PLAY-The Malakoff City Park has recently had a facelift, thanks to the efforts of Max ltallmark. are Linda Annette Arnold, Tabitha Phinny and Brian Miers. (Staff photo by l,ori Callaway ) By LORI CALLAWAY Malakoff City Park is ready for area children this summer. Max Hallmark has made sure of that. Max and his wife, Sarah, live on Cedar Street across from the park. He has repaired the merry-go-round and the swings and also sees to it that the park is mowed, raked and broken bot- tles and trash are always picked up. "I went to the city and told them if they would furnish the wood I would fix that merry-go-round," he said. "They did, and I did." He said the merry-go-round had been leaning to one side badly and that the swings were broken and had fallen to the ground. "I really enjoy working there and it gives me something to do," he said. Retired from the Air Force, the Hallmarks moved to Malakoff five years ago from Weatherford. Their O Am~her rabid skunk has been killed the office of Dr. Watt The latest rabid found in the Bel Air addition. Meliesa Spivey said the animal was first discovered in her garage and ran from there to the garage at the Tommy Tanner home. daughter, Carol Johnson, also lives here. They have two sons, Robert and Jack Hallmark, both from Port Arthur. "We like Malakoff," Hallmark said. "It's a nice little town." Hallmark said that his interest in the park started with he noticed several children who came there to play. In ad- dition, the high school students would gather there at lunch time and prior to school hours. The park was dedicated July 12, 1975 in honor of Leroy Kirby, W. E. Phillips, Sr., and Dan M. Royall , Sr.. It is located at the intersection of Cedar and Pine Streets. Taking things into his own hands, Hallmark has assured those visitors a pleasant place to relax. Fortunately for Malakoff, Hallmark lives across the street. That assures residents that the Malakoff City Park will stay in tip-top shape. Tanner killed the animal there and it was taken to Dr. Norman's for testing. As far as can be determined the skunk did not bite any other animal. Residents are again reminded to practice extreme caution when any wild animal is around. In addition, all pets should be vaccinated for rabies. MAX HALLMARK D adminit lakoff Cemetery Association 9 or $750 per week for four weeks Donate today by leaving your check at The Malakoff News office lO n requests new mowers Association funds for im- expenses, according ins the f funds alone, PUrchasing two new we have are 4V~ I Said, "and constant of land has corn- Is planning to pur- mower and a new narrow places and the two pieces of at $3,000. All charges made at the cemetery for lot sales and cemetery fees are added to the Perpetual Care Fund, Dodson ex- plained, and operational costs must come from donatons. Dodson said the Perpetual Care Fund now stands at $43,250 and is placed in a fund drawing 14.25 percent interest per annum. Interest is added to the fund. The goal of the Perpetual Care Fund is $50,000, an amount that is expected to produce enough revenue from interest to maintain the cemetery forever. Fun- ds now placed in the Perpetual Care Fund cannot be used for operation and maintenance. The Association is asking that everyone who has family buried in the Malakoff Cemetery make their donation now to aid in raising the needed $3,000. "We have faith in the people," Dod- son said, "and think we can continue to maintain our cemetery as it is today while building our Perpetual Care Fund." The Malakoff News is joining in the fund raising effort and will, for the following weeks, advise readers of the advancement of the fund raising program by keeping a weekly running total of contributions and those who have given. installed as new Lions Club Billy Bonner in- as first vice- as second vice- as secretary; Roy Cook as Faulk as Tail are Alfred Callaway. Two- J. A. McLain and W. Bang was ap- of chaplain for Neal Lawson, master of ceremonies, welcomed members and guests to the Installation of Officers program and banquet that was held Thursday, July 18, at the Lions Den. Following the welcome Jerry A. Garrison led with the Pledge of Allegiance and Bang gave the invocation. A buffet dinner was served. Special guests who were recognized by Jim Blakeney included J. T. Stephenson, Ethel McCool, Barry Choate, and Lori Callaway. The secretary's report and awards presentation was made by H. B. Poole and outgoing president Willie V. Sims gave his final remarks. Jack A. Hearn led the benediction at the conclusioh of the program. Members of the Club include Bang, Blakeney, Leroy Brannon, Hylas H. Cade, Callaway, Dennis Cannon, Roy Clark, Cook, C. O. (Pete) Dodson, J. Roy Edwards, Luther C. Ellis, Raymond H. Etheridge, Faulk, J. G. Fowler, Garrison, Hearn, E. O. Hollifield, Robert R. Irwin, F. L. Jackson, Walter L. Jackson, W. W. Jackson and Leo Kinabrew. Also, Lawson, John A. Lott, R. K. (Ricky) Matthews, O. D. McCann, Jack McCool, McLain, Percy L. McLain, C. L. Nichols, Poole, Paul Powers, George Quinn, Leroy Rogers, Scott, Dee Scott, Sims, Samuel Stogner, Jerry Stone. Micael L. Thomas, Billy Thomas, M. J Turlington and Williams. By ANN ROUNSAVALL Malakoff School trustees voted Tuesday night to sell the former ad- ministration building on Hwy. 31 to Robert W. McAtee. McAtee submitted the highest of two bids received for the building in the' amount of $39,250. The other bid received was from Jerry A. Garrison in the amount of $35,050. In submitting the bid McAtee stipulated in the contract that the building and land was accepted as is, subject to seeing that the air con- ditioning unit is in good working order. Martin Walling, representing McAtee, said that the building will be renovated and will possibly be used for office spaces in the future. The contract for sale is to be closed by Sept. 1. Trustees said there is a $50,000 loan on the building at the present time. The funds were used for renovation at the old elementary school where the ad- ministration offices are now located. "I think we can make a new, short- term loan for the amount we will need," Superintendent Jack Murray said, ex- plaining to the board how the sale will be completed. In other action the board approved a r~ew term contract to be issued to teachers working for the district and approved a motion that will exempt teacher's childre~ from the $150 tuition fees now charged for out-of-district students. The tuition fee action was taken after Murray explained that in seeking the best personnel possible for the district it would be a plus factor to be able to of- fer teacher's children education in the district in which they would be teaching. "If we can get a good teacher because of this, (exemption from tuition fee)" he said, "it will be a plus for the district." New superintendent Norman Plemons, who attended the meeting, said that "ordinarily teacher's children are very high attendance students." The board also heard reports from Virgie Orr and Jim Fort on the Texas Assessment of Basic Skills test. Both speakers noted areas of improvement and areas where the percentage of students mastering the skills had drop ped from the previous year. Mrs. Orr also presented a report to trustees on the five-year plan. In other action the board approved a contract to continue to receive Region 7 Media Services at at cost of $870 for the year; approved minutes of the prior meetings; approved the financial report and accounts payable and held an executive session on personnel. Also present at the meeting was Mar- sha Plemons, wife of the new superin- tendent, and their son, Brice, who is four-months old. NEW OFFICERS Installed at the Malakoff Lions Club Banquet Thursday night included, pictured above, left to right: A.W, Bang, Wayne Callaway, Roy Cook, Neal Lawson, Billy Thomas and Willie V. Sims. Back row, left to right, is Alfred Williams, J.A, McLaln, Paul Powers, H.B. Poole, Rev. Billy Bonner and Joe Faulk, t Staff photo by Lori Callaway)