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f :~ i/ i:/' (i i/,i 14A--The Malakoff News, Thursday, July 14, 1988 By FRANKgOPUCH McLean, however, countered by Athens Ford dealer John Glatt ap- recalling for the court that delivery of peared before tlm Henderson County Glatt's trucks last year took 16 weeks Commissioners Court last Tuesday to and declared, "that's a little bit nmke three proposals regarding the ridiculous." county's procedures on bidding and The Athens dealer explained the purchaseof equipment, commissioners the difficultiesof or- Glatt suggested the comm/seloners: doting a custom-built truck during the , Perlod/cally evaluate end review summer months. "No factory is going the condition of county equipment to to build a truck for you between June avoid the need for "crash purchases" and September," Glair pointed out. with delivery deadlines , Standardize equipment qmclflootions to take advantage of past experience and proper planning Implement a single unit road system in the county, not only for management and maintenance purposes, but also in budgeting rood funds Glatt's proposals came in the wake of the county's purchase last month of a 1983 Chevrolet Sllverado pickup truck for $9,6 from Williams Chevrolet in Mshank as endorsed by Precinct 2 Commissioner Jack Stegaff. The Athens Ford dealer had sub- mltted a low bid of ,218.21 on a 1983 Ford FI02 model half-ton pickup, but $tegall preferred the Chevrolet truck because it included air.conditioning, cruise control, tilt steering wheel, tinted glass, clock, AM-FM radio and other features not offered by Glatt. Stegall had also written a 10-day deadline into the advertised spocffiootious for the truck. Glatt restated Tuesday his previous belief that he did not include in his bid certain options he felt were un- necessary on a work truck. "If I thought a Ford Ranger XLT model truck would're been eatiMactory then I would've bid one," exclahued the Athens dealer. "But instead I bid what I thought would get the Job done. "I don't bid these things to make money," Glatt concluded. "I hope we can work together better in the future." The bidding war between Glatt end Will/aria Chevrolet continued Tuesday as each dealer submitted two bids to the commissioners court on a dump truck needed in Precinct 1. Glatt was once again the low bidder with offers of $15,971.75 and $16,535.19 while Williams Chevrolet bid $17,698.80 and $19,232.01 on the desired equip- mont. Precinct 1 Commissioner Jim Blakeney told the court he would review the bids with his shop foreman of 26 years experience before making a recommendation for purchase by the county. During his presentation Glatt advised Blakeney "I don't think the place to get an opinion on a $20,000 purchase is from your shop foreman." Last month Williams Chevrolet submitted four bids ranging from $18,502.76 to $23,697.87 on two dump trucks requested by Stegall for Precinct 2. In that action Stegall reconenended the court accept the two lowest bids of $18,602.76 and $19,568.95. Both Chevrolet trucks contained a four to five yard bed mounted on a Ganion 300 U body powered by 308 eu V-8 engines with power steering included. All of the bids conformed to Stegaff's 10-day delivery deadline. The Precinct 2 commissioner ex- rhlained the delivery deadline by noting on, "I was told we sometimes have to wait two, three or four months to get ulpment and I am in desperate need trucks." Tuesday Glatt reminded the court he sold Precinct 3 Commissioner W.E. "Saint" McLean some dump trucks last fall at a unit cost of $16,676.40 and noted that he might have been able to save the county as much as $6,400 in last month's bidding had the 10-day delivery limit not been imposed. ,OTHER. James "Bubha" Lawson Waller, 27, was arrested Saturday following the shooting death of his father-in-law, Crafton Doyle Harris of Cedar KnoLls addition on the west side of Cedar Creek Lake. Waller was arrested at the site of the shooting in the front yard of tlm home of James Kelley in Mankin. Bond was set at 1200,000 for a charge of murder, ac- cording to Justice of the Peace Judy Newman. According to witnesses at the scene the shooting occurred as a result of a disagreement between the two men from page one ...... Other action In other action at Tuesday's com- m/seloners court session Stegall told the court his road crews would assist City of Tool with requested road repairs and drainage maintenance ~'on a priority basis." In a letter to the commissioners court, property owners involved in the plarmed repairs promised to provide materials needed if the county would only provide the labor. Stegall also said his crews would help St. Jude's Catholic Church in Gun Barrel City with some ditch and dirt work whenever they have a blade in the area. The commissioners authorized Tuesday purchase of a typewriter for Justice of the Peace A.R. Bell. The next regular session of the commissioners court is slated for Monday, August 1, at 10 a.m. in the county courtroom. "That's when the assembly lines are changing over for the new models and vacations are taken. "To get around this all the com- missioners have to do is Just plan ahead." Glair also suggested to the court Tuesday that they consider specifying more heavy-duty dump trucks such as those currently used by the state road department. over the suspect's children. Harris reportedly was keeping his grandchildren for his daughter. When he refused to allow Waller to leave with the children the shooting occurred. The three children reportedly witnessed the incident. After the shooting, which occurred in the front yard of the Highway 274 residence, the suspect reportedly left the scene with one of the children. He later returned to turn himself in to of- ricers who had been called in to in- vestigate. The Texas Health Facilities Corn- mission received no filed opposition to a request from Lakeland Medical Center to construct, equip and operate a 116,000 square foot replacement facility for Henderson County Memorial Hospital, a THFC spokesman said. The deadline for protests to be filed with the THFC was 5 p.m., July 5. A hearing on Lakeland Medicalcon- ter's application slated to begin Aug. 1 at the THFC has not been waived, but a I determination on the hearing could be made anytime before the end of July, spokesman John Noel said. The proposed facility would contain 115 licensed beds, including 99 medical and surgical beds, eight obstetrical beds and.eight intensive care beds. Ancillary and support services to be offered include surgery, radiology, nursery, laboratory and other services. Purchase of fixed and movable equipment is also planned. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS I I Q. I have only been working in my current Job as a mechanic for one year. Before that I was in the Navy for 4 years. Have I worked long enough to get Social Security disability benefits? A. That depends on your age at the time you become disabled, You should check with your 8oc|a~ Security office to find out how many quarters of coverage you need, but your mil/tary service will als0 count, Q. My doctor says that because I Iffve alone I have to stay in the hospital until I am well enough to take care of myself. I am worried about whether or not Medicare will keep paying my bills. A. Medicare cannot pay for custodial care even if you are in a participating hospital or skilled nursing facility or you are receiving care from a par- ticipating home health agency. Care is considered to be custodial when It Is primarily for the purpme of meeting personal needs and could be provided by persons without professional skills or training: help in walking, getting in and out of bed, bathing, dressing, eating, and taking medicine. Q. My wife died about 2 months ago. My sister told me that my children and I can get Social Security survivors payments. Is she right? My wife only worked 4 years. A. Under a special rule, survivors benefits can be made to s decsased worker's children and their mother or~ father even ff the worker had as little as 1~ years of work under Social Security in the 3 years before death. Benefits can be paid to unmarried children who are under 18 (under 19 if full-time high school students) or who became disabled before ZZ and remain disabled. You may be elHglble for checks, too, but the amount of your cheek could ne affected by any earnings you have. You can apply at any Social 8ecurlty office. --- FORMERLY WA YNE'S -- 1 mi. E. of Malakoff Mon-Thur 5 am/10 pm Open 24 hrs. Fri & Sat Sun. 5 am/4 pm BUFFET SERVED 3 Breakfast buffet 5 Lunch buffet 11 am/2 pm OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK TIMES DALLY am/9:30 am Dinner buffet 6 pm/9 pm SPECIALIZING IN Prime Rib Wednesday Evening Seafood Buffet Friday Evening Sunday Buffet- Turkey & dressing, baked ham, fried chicken, roast beef, and all the trimmings. TRY OUR SALAD BAR Served daily- Delicious home-baked pies . RACES from page one Races beginning at 9:00 a.m. Races are held all day (Tourist Races begin at :30 p.m.) atthe Athens Jr. High School. TheArts& Crafts Show, Car- nlval and Food and Souvenir Booths open at 12 Noon. At 12: 30 Sunday, sam- ple all of the prize winning "reel-peas" at the Test,in. Tickets for the Taste-In are S4.00 per parson. The Taste-In is held in the Ballroom on Jamboree Final competition in the "Pea Shellin' Contest is held at 1:30 p.m. For only you skill of popp/n' Imas in the "Pea Popptn' Contest" held at 2:00 p.m. At 2:a0 p.m. watch as the fastest terrapin is declared in the NATO Inch Gran Prix Terrapin Race. Eating watermelon is tim name of the game at 3:00 p.m. Sunday after- noon. Develop your fastest eating for the Watermelon Eating For information and tickets for Black.Eyed Pea Jamboree, contact Chamber of Commerce, P,O. BoxtM , Athena, Texas 75751, (214) 875.5181. OPEN EVERY TUES-SAT 4 pm til ? LIVE ENTERTAINMENT No Cover before 8 pm Ladies' (No COVER) Night Tues. & Wed. with specialty drinks 6-8 pm . Speoial First Month Memberships i Full Membership Now Available Club available for private parties, meetings & other "The Nicest Place in East Texas" i! i: : BEP TIME ALMOST HERE---Gettlng their concession stand ready for the 13th annual Black-Eyed Pea Adellne members (back row, left to right) Jo Chambers, Clan Allison, Barbara Wheeler and Virginia painters are Arline Lenon, Kathy Herriage and Pat McNew. (Staff photo by John Cox) O new zone s The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission will consider establishing a three-zone mourning dove hunting al/gument for the state when, it con- venes in Austin on July 28. If adopted, the three-zone system would replace the two-zone setup which has been in effect since 1946. Ron George, dove program leader for the Parks and Wildlife Department, said the three-zone proposal is designed to provide better hunting opportunities when doves are available and reduce the number of immature doves in the hunter's bag. Details of the proposal have been published in the Texas Register, and interested persons may direct com- ments to Ron George, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744, prior to July 28. Under the proposed system, the state would be divided into a Panhandle Zone, consisting roughly of the Panhandle-South Plains, the Northern Trens-Peces end portions of North and Northwest Texas (see map); a Central Zone covering most of the East end Central Texas; and a Rio Grands Zone encompassmg all the Rio Grands Valley, South Texas and the Southern Trans-Pecos. If approved, the Panhandle Zone mourning dove season would open Sept. 1. The Central Zone would open on the first Saturday in September (Sept. 3 this year), and the Rio Grende Zone would open the first Saturday after Sept. 16 (sept. 17 this year). The new system would establish a season of 4,5 consecutive days with a 15- bird daffy bag limit for the Panhandle Zone; a 70-day split season for the Central Zone consisting of a 60-day fall season and a 10-day winter season beginning the first Saturday after Jan. 1 (Jan. 7 in 1984) and a 12-bird daffy limit; a 70-day split season would be established in the Rio Grande Zone with an aggregate 12-bird daffy hag to in- chide no more than two white-winged doves. In an area designated as the Special Four-Day White-winged Dove Area, the four-day whitewtng season would be Sept. 3-4 and 10-11, 1983, during which the daffy hag limit would be 10 white-winged doves end 12 mourning doves. Shooting hours in this area during the would be noon to sunset; for the rest of the would be 30 minutes sunset. In the El Paso Panhandle Zone day whitewtng season hunters would be doves daily, not to two whitew/ngs, during dove season. As in the past, all white-wlnged doves their possession in hunting persons exempted purchase a hunting their age possess a whRewing white-winged doves. Store foods of the same cheeses) together in the Make a special corner That way, you'll be before they spoil. e O Featurinr.WIIderness and Wilderness Clmarron By Fleetwood veu ..s "" Starting at only Sleeps Six ! Fish,n [e O * Full Hook-ups* * Wooded Lots* * Mobile Home Rentals* * Mobile Home Lots* * Mini Storage Leasing* S R.V. Sales and Service Open M0nd -Saturd 8. 01.m.-6:00p.m. 489.1163