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XAS PRESS'i ;SOCIATION 1983 "The Voice of the Lignite City" cents single copy Year, Number 25 Box 509. Malakoff, Texas 75 1,18 189-O5" l Thursday, July 14, 1983 ROUNSAVALL councilmembers are councilman Ben hand his family moved to a is located outside the requiring that he Julian informed need for an appoin- Monday night. He be submitted at the ideration and ap- Judge Leo Orr with a plaque of ap- of service to the month and was replaced by Judy Newman. The council approved an ordinance making city numbering work that has been underway for the past several years a mandate for residents. The new ordinance officially calls for the re-numbering of city streets using Hwy. 31 and Hwy. 90 as the base point. Previously, the base point for numbers was the railroad track south of the business district. Malakoff Area Chamber of Commer- ce is assisting residents with the new numbering process. Residents of the city are asked to contact city hall to be sure their numbers are correct and if not, to contact the Chamber to see if new numbers are available. Chamber secretary J. D. (Red) Waller said at the meeting that house numbers no longer in use by residents are being turned in at the Chamber of- fice to be switched out with residents who need new numbers. The uniform numbering system has been established to aid emergency agencies (fire departments, ambulan- ce and police) in expiditing service within the city limits. Approved with the ordinance was a penalty for non-compliance, a fine not to exceed $I00. Residents wltt be given ample time to have their house num- bers adjusted before the fines are im- plemented, according to Julian. Councilmen also approved a no parking ordinance for a section of Highway 31 from Carver to Hillcrest Streets. No parking signs will be erec- i ted and a left turn lane will be designated by the Highway Depar- tment, according to Julian. Julian said that most businesses along the route bad requested the no parking signs in an effort to prevent ac- cidents from happening from blind spots caused by parking on the sides of the highway, The council also approved a resolution designating the Malakoff Public Library as a community library. The resolution was a formality required for the library to remain associated with the central library system located in Garland. Bills for the month of June were reviewed and approved for payment in the amount of $10,696.89. City Manager Dennis Cannon reported the city Is saving 10 a gallon on gasoline for city vehicles since utilizing a gas tank that is located on city property. Julian told the council that he bad received a complaint call recently from Vollie Robertson concerning the action of Malakoff Police at the scene of a recent accident involving Mrs. John Dukes. Julian told councilmen of the complaint and the response he received from the official report of the police department. He said that he was satisfied that officers acted correctly and in the line of duty in handling the situation. Cannon said that contact had been made with the firm that installed the flag pole at the city complex in an effort to duplicate the pole when one is in- stalled with the Veteran's Memorial. An exact duplicate of the existing pole will be available for a cost of $5,200 to $5,300, Cannon said, and the Veteran's Committee is planning to raise the fun- ds for the purchase. A Texas flag will fly from the new pole. Councilman Ernest Wilson asked about citations that have been issued in compliance with a clean-up ordinance. Cannon said that six letters have been sent on mowing with five complying and that five letters have been sent on abandoned autos. The mowing and abandoned autos has been a central point of discussion at the past several council meetings. By FRANK SOPUCH Precinct I Commissioner Jim Blakeney recommended Monday that the Henderson County Commissioners Court authorize purchase of a dump truck from John Glatt Ford of Athens. Glatt and Williams Chevrolet of Mabank each submitted two bids last week with the Athens dealer turning in the low bid of $15,871.75. Glatt's other bid amounted to $16,535.19 while Williams submitted bids of $17,698.80 and $19,232.01. In accepting the Athens Ford dealer's bid Blakeney admitting erring by not writing a delivery date into the bid specifications. "l couid've got a quicker delivery date from Chevrolet," Blakeney noted to the court, "but I made a mistake and because of the options included in the latter's bid and aLso due to a 10-day delivery deadline the commissioner had written into the advertised specifications which Williams met. Glatt appeared before the corn- missioners court last Tuesday to suggest the county fathers periodically evaluate their equipment to avoid the need for "crash purchases" with delivery deadlines. He told the commissioners then that "no factory is going to build a truck for you between June and Sep- tember...(because) that's when the assembly lines are changing over for the new models and vacations are taken." Glatt also recommended the com- missioners standardize .equipment specifications and implement a single unit road system. 8ee w OTHER, page 14 didn't put it (delivery deadline) in the :: specs." The First Baptist Church of Malakoff music, Ray Batson. Glatt appeared briefly at Monday's is inviting the general public to attend .... v,,a .... ,o ,,t non, o ,,,,, ' ....... 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Marilyn Taylor 'Mal koff" ' a 'in new school superintendent, Bill Hamm, and his wife, Pat, were honored at a receptlea at ~ bid on a half-ton ~c~~u~ '~ W .1"~..t of Mabank wiU. be guest pla~t _ _.,. _" .,. t' ?afternoon~Resk~entsandfr~e~dsvis~ted~ththe~ewschoo~headfr~m~unt~4p~/ammplanst~be~nby Precinct ~ Co.loner Jack aria Norma KelVin will be ~lest Pastor roll ~am~o, along w~m ne full time basis beKlanlng Friday. He replaces Bob Eisem, superlntendentfor the past nine years, ,Stegall., .but _,~eg~:H.::~]Yeeor~ended ~.~..Mmic. ~ ltd. lude .the.. adult ..c~q~e~l..tion, ex~ an.invitation to (Staffphotoby Ann Rounsavall) awar~x~g me ~ ~o wtmama ~l~W~01et cn~r arms solo mm~tor Of, auwJom mL'~ton u~specmA~ay. aJa !, !:i: !:' homage to the lit- is celebrating it's July. The Black-Eyed is set for and Sunday, July festivities begin at with the opening of the Carnival and Food Preliminary Black-Eyed pea Cook- ).m. Friday in the Union Building County Junior l will :h reci-peas will be to turn of Texas In- I requesting an athletic rule eSted in 1981 by the Cross Roads School recommended for "', according to Bonnie Assistant Athletic I1, recommending a A football and non- ing schools, was ballot item for declared winners in the final Cook-Off. Categories in the Cook-Off competition include Appetizer, Salad, Vegetable or Main Dish, and Peanique (a category which includes reci-peas that don't qualify under the other three). Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. the Pea Pickers Square Dance will begin. Round Dan- cing will start off the square dance, followed by a Grand March at 8:00 p.m. Tickets for the square dance will be $5.00 (advance) per couple and $6.00 (at door) per couple. The square dance will take place in the ballroom of the Student Union Building on HCJC cam- pus. A Jamboree Softball Tournament Later, the 20 member legislative council rescinded their previous action to allow the proposal to be voted upon and instead placed the request in the hands of a special study commission. That commission, after completing a series of five meetings across the state, recommended the "extensive study" of reclassifioation process. The UIL Legislative Council met June I and 2 and declded the proposal will not be included on the up.coming ballot. The proposal recommended that schools only participating in basketball be placed in a separate UIL com- petition district. will continue on Friday evening and all Crafts Show, Food & Souvenir Booths Terrapin Races are off to a Terrapin der. The dinner is held in the campus day Saturday. and Carnival open at 9:00 a.m. Satur- start at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Cook-Off Cafeteria. Saturday things are' off to a running day. Also at 9;00 a.m., the Jamboree finalists are judged at I:00 p.m. Satur- This year's Jamboree Concert will start beginning wi 'a One Mile Fun Invitational Swim Meet starts with a day and the Grand Champion Cook will star The Charlie Danlels Band with Run. The Run beginS at 7:30 a.m. at the big splash at the City Pool adjacent to be named. See lovely young ladies from guest Delbert McCllnton. The 8:00 p.m. Jamboree camlmS (HC.JC). The Fun Jamboree ca npus. The Jamboreethe area compete for the title of "Miss concert is held at Bruce Field. See The Run is open to ages. Entry fee for the Parade kicks o fat 10:00 a.m. Saturday Black-Eyed Pea" in the beauty pageant Charlie Daniels Band perform "South's Fun Run is Following the Fun with lots of pretty girls, marching scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Gonna Do It", "Devil Went Down To Run will be a 10 Kilometer Jamboree groups and clo ns. Preliminaries in the Tickets for the pageant are .60. The Georgia", "In America", "Long Jaunt beglnning at 8:00 a.m. Entry fee "Pea Shellin' Contest" begin at 11:00 pageant is held in the auditorium on Haired Country Boy" and many more. for the Jaunt is $7.00 and is open to a.m. Saturday. Try your hand in this Jamboree campus. Treat your taste Tickets for the concert are $9,00 advan- everyone. The Jaunt will also originate dexterous skill and see how many peas buds to a delectable dinner featuring on Jamboree campus. The Children's Pet Show will start at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday. Bring your kids and their pets for prizes and funt The Arts & can be shelled in a five minute time limit. Entry fee for "Pea Shellin" is $1.00; Preliminary heats for NATO (Nat I. Ass'ni of Terrapin Owners) the Black-Eyed Pea at the Country Dinner at 5:30p.r .m, on Saturday. .Tickets for the dinner are $3.96 for adults and $2.50 for children 12 and un- ce and $10.00 the gate. Sunday's events are off and racing with the Jamboree Criterium Bicycle See t RACES, page 14 There are 312 Class A schools in Texas that play football in addition to basketball. A group of 110 schools play basketball only. Original research on the project, prepared by Trinidad and Cross Roads Schools, reflected that not one Class A football participating school had one a state basketball championship in five years. participate in footoal! you can't spend all fall sharpening your basketball skills," The propeul would divide the con- feronce into I[ group with 32 districts and a group , .th 19 districts. Each con- ference would play to a state basketball championshil ) Jim Payn0, one of four Class A representatives on the UIL Legislative One factor that continually kept Council and superintendent of showing up research work was that BrucevilIe - l:ddy School District, said schools that participate in football do he is '/personally in favor of the not do as wel in basketball, change. "It's logical," former Trinidad school "We voted to place the proposal on superintende,tBobElsomsaid."Ifyou the ballot," Payna said, "and then another group asked that Class A schools be reclassified according to size," He said the second proposal would establish a new classification for Class A schools with under 78 students in high school. "It's definately not a dead issue," Payne said, "I think It will be presented to the Athletic Commission this sum- mar and may or may not be put on the ballot this fall." "That's all we asked them to do," Cross Roads School Superintendent Don McKlnnerney said. "We Just want them (UIL) to let the schools decide. If they do," he continue~, "i'm sure it will paSS." A preliminary survey of Class A school districts on the proposed change supports McKinnerney's belief. In that survey 154 Class A schools wanted the change while 53 did nnt, Payne said that if the "other group" (the group requesting reclassification to high schools under 78 ADA) had not appeared he felt the issue would already have been voted on. "The will of the schools will be the ultimate decision," Payne said. "That's all we want," McKinnerney said. MEETINGS Malakoff Volunteer Fire Department will hold a training session Monday, July 19, at 7 p.m. at the fire station. Malakoff Masonic Lodge No. 759 study club will be held Monday, July 18, at the ledgeh . , Malakoff Dad s Club will hold their regular meeting Tuesday night, July 19, at 7:30p.m. Malakoff Rotarlans will hold their regular luncheon meeting Wednesday, July at noon at the Harbor House Restaurant. SPECIAL MEETING SET All Master Masen's in the Malakoff area are invited to attend a special meeting (Thunday) July 14 at the lodge hall in Malakoff. The newly elected of- ricers will hold their first stated meeting. i= !ii:;i .......... large crowd was on hand Friday evening when the ef Commerce sponsored ribbon cutting ceremonies at 81de Inn motel and restaurant. Cutting the ribbou ls~ Guy Durham, general manager. He was assisted by pertn rs in the buinass venture. City and county effklals were on hand for the oxtravagan~ officially welcoming the city's first motel. (Staff photo by A/~ Ronn~vaJl) Th# Malokoff Ne~ office is open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Fridoy for customer convenience. T~ office is cloud both on Saturday and Sunday, O[ADUli[ INFORMATION Deadline fm news, classified ads and display advertising for the Thursday publicett~ datu of the Mllokoff Nero is 4 p.m, tM precendin~ Monday. For further information contact The News at 489-0531. , ~ - .... .... ,,,, , ~,