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i - c( ii  ' ; ) ".  : .......  J.c!. h ' TEXAS PRESS ASSOCIATK)N  1976 She !00alakoff Single Copy YEAR- No. 29 MALAKOFF, HENDERSON COUNTY, TEXAS THURSDAY. July 21, 1977 Miss Malakoff To Compete For Miss Black-Eyed Pea Title Gay McSweeney, Miss Malakoff, will compote in the Miss Black-Eyed Pea contest Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Henderson County Junior College auditorium. Miss McSweeney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh McSweeney, was named MSLss Malakoff in the annual pageant May 21. Each contestant will begin competition Saturday morning with a judges' interview and then will be featured as part of the jamboree parade. Contestants will be judged for poise, personality and beauty only as no talent is required. Swimsuit and evening gown competition will be held during the afternoon pageant. Entertainment will be provided by Miss Athens, Krista Woodruff, and Julie Owens. The winner will receive roses, her official trophy and clothes from Pepper Tree Pant Co., Mr. Fine, The Sports Scene and Vassarett. Duchesses include: Springs Volunteer Fire Dept.; Judges for the pageant are and Kim Dawson, Kim Laura Anderson, Grand Susan Hughes, Cedar Creek Dick Wheeler and Alex Dawson Modeling Agency, Saline; Lorinda Busby, Lake; Kimberly Lawrence, Burton, KRLD, Dallas; Jack Dallas. Mabank; Bobbette Chron- Quitman; Gay McSweeney, Dillard, KWKH, Shreveport; Tickets for the pageant aster, Palestine; Tracy Malakoff; Barbara Small, Catherine Dillard; Dick may be purchased in advance French, Athens; Kippie Gun Barrel City; Deborah Gibbs, Corsicana Daily Sun; at the Athens Chamber of Goggans,, Canton; Robin Vaughn, Kemp; and Andra H.A. (Tony) Bridge, Big K Commerce for$2. Tickets will Harris, sponsored by Payne White, Tool. Media Network, Marshall; also be on sale at the door. Malakoff School Trustees Okay Roof Repair Expenses Malakoff Trustees will borrow $40,000 for a new roof for the high school building, it was decided Friday night in a regular meeting where they heard a report from architect Jack Cates on costs for the job. Cates outlined the break- down of costs for the job which he estimated would be $40,200 at a maximum. Cates also said that it would be the middle of August before bids could be received on the job, but assured Trustees that work could be .done while school is underway with no problems. He recommended a five year guarantee be secured from contractor and material supplier at a cost of $32 for material guarantees. Money from the project will be borrowed at six per cent interest, according to School Superintendent Jack Murray, who suggested that two other loans for tax evaluation done in 1975 and maintenance at the field house be combined into one loan. Trustees also approved a final payment of $10,000 to Dan Royall for the school administration building. Borden Dairies was awarded the bid on milk for the school. Borden made a firm bid of .0925 for ! pint of chocolate. Rainbo Bakery was awarded the contract to supply bread for the school upon the stipulation that they can meet delivery require- ments. Rainbo bid 28 cents per loaf of bread, and for buns and hot dog buns. Other bidders were Mrs. Barid's with a 29 cent bid and Ideal, bidding 36 cents for bread and 39 cents each for hamburger and hot homogenized milk and .10 for Court ChoOses Counsels chocolate milk. Other bidders were Metzgers, who bid .1025 for homo and .1125 for chocolate, and Cabell's with a Miss Malakoff-Gay McSweeney ,.  ,  y Ann~Roosav/  : e.." by the society and paid ............... ' .......... .........   : "   ,  r by Mrs. Peary. Proceeds Henderson County Com- from the sale of the book were Reagan for a trip to Washing- ton, D.C. with Trinity River Authority; proclaimed bid of .11 for homo and .12 for dog buns. Prior to going into execu- tive session for the discussion of personnel the board heard a report on general school maintenance by Murray. d Trustees Request essee Colony Information S. Alexander construction of the lake or any planning now in effect. trustees passed a The board asked Suporin- Monday night tendent Bob Elsom to meet :Corps of Engineers with the city council Tuesday study of the night to ask the city adman- Colony istration to consider a similar the Trinidad School resolution. Operation of a Child Care by Trustee Center for students from Rounsavall and kindergarten through sixth by the grade was approved by the short resolution unanimous decision of the to the Corps with board. The Center will be Trinity River open from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. every school day. said he was Elsom said the Center for or against would be established in the lake or the Home Economics Depart- but certain ment. There was some had recently discussion about fees to be to his attention charged and methods of the lake may economic and problems for Trinidad and the specifically to appeared in Texas Observer, Dr. in 1972 at gave an prognosis about effects of Colony Lake on and Malakoff. greater concern, said, was the loss acres of district which producing tax for the district. provision for the to corn- School district-- or for lost which projects, he Possibility that relocated if built is mentioned recent with the Corps yielded the that there has that possibility. said he did not Trinidad ISD would delay payment. It was tentatively agreed that there should be a standard fee of $1 per child per day, payable in advance. The Center would be avail- able to children whose mothers are working, and also to those mothers who might want to leave their children there occasionally. The board agreed that some sort of penalty should be imposed on parents who do not pick their children up promptly at 5:30, but action was deferred until the August meeting. O.B. Casey, former football coach at Oakwood, was hired by the board as junior high See LAKE, Page 5 missioners spent a good portion of their Monday morning meeting in executive session deciding on legal counsel for two lawsuits pending against the county. County Attorney Bill Bandy was authorized to represent the county in a tax equaliza- tion lawsuit filed by Delhi Pipeline Company, and to employ outside legal counsel to help with the suit subject to approval of the court. Bandy told commissioners that he anticipated the need for additional counsel with the case. Bandy and Henderson County Judge Winston Reagan were authorized by the court to meet with officials of Anderson and Houston Counties to co- ordinate counsel for a law suit filed by District Attorney Bill Green. Green has filed suit against all three counties. In other business during the special session com- missioners took no action on a Officials request from Mrs. Waymon School Peavy of the Historical Society for $800 to publish a book containing cemetery Ponder Finance Area school superinten- dents and school board mem- bers were busy this week trying to solve the puzzle of the school finance bill passed Friday by the Texas legisla- ture in a special session. The predominant attitude in local districts seemed to be "wait and see,' in spite of wire service stories in metro dailies which describe "thou- sands of additional dollars" that will flow into school coffers to relieve the financial pinch suffered during the past two years. Most superintendents were simply grateful that any bill had been passed to replace HB 1126 that has created so many economic problems for school districts since its en- actment in 1975. Areas of concern with the new bill include administra- tion of a provision reducing the school year from 180 to 175 days. Most districts have already planned their school calendars, set holidays, and scheduled teacher in-service days. It is expected that compliance will be on a voluntary basis this next school year. A large percentage of funds received locally will be used to absorb teacher pay raises which were a part of the new finance bill. The bill is reported to increase state spending on public education by a total of $945.4 million during the next two years. More state aid has been promised to most dis- tracts; teacher's salaries have been increased; the local tax burden on property owners is expected to be less; and more equalization funds are expected to be available for poorer school districts. Whether the bill is all that it is ballyhooed to be will be determined after a closer look at how it will affect each school district. records within the county and adjoining counties. One book was printed last Association Homecoming Set Sunday Annual Homecoming Services for the Antioch- Steen Cemetery Association will be held Sunday, July 24th, according to an announce- ment by association president Homer Ray Trimble. Services will be at the First Baptist Church at 3 p.m. and dinner will be served beginning at 1:45 p.m. Members are asked to come prepared to pay the annual fee of $12 if possible. Fees will still be collected on a monthly basis if necessary, Trimble said. Anyone unable to attend is asked to mail donations to Antioch-Steen Cemetery Association, C/O Mrs. Annie C, Wilson, Malakoff. returned to the society for other projects. The society was allowed a 00 budget by commission- ers, and has as yet spent none of their allocated funds. The price quote of $829.25 for printing the book has a July 29 deadline. In other business commis- sioners approved reimburse- ment for expenses for Judge PPOA Directors Call Planning Session On County Roads The board of directors of the Presidents Property Owners Association will meet Saturday, July 23, at I0 a.m. in Arnold Hills Adition at the home of chairman Forest Haralson. The board hopes to form- ulate two plans to present to the PPOA general member- ship at the next meeting August 20 and to the Hender- son County commissioners court on Sept. I. Two proposals under con- i sideration are the unit sys- tem and allocation of road and bridge funds to each commissioner according to the number of miles of roads to maintain in each precinct. The unit system is re- ported to be used succes- fully in Smith County and in many other counties throughout the state. Allocation of road and bridge funds to precincts according" to the number of roads which must be main- August 1-7 as Water Safety Week; heard a recommenda- tion from Tax Assessor- employCllectr KeithMccrearyHearnandtO Issue Sewer Bonds Hughey of Austin to represent the county in the tax equaliza- tion suit; and heard a letter from S.E. Riggs, Jr. of the Texas Employment Commis- sion commending the new office for TEC in the court- house. l Malakoff city officials adopted resolutions for the issuance of $280,000 in bonds and certificates of obligation for work on the sewer tained is presently used with success in Angelina County. It has also been reported that some counties have been forced to change pre- cinct lines according to con- centration of population which also has some effect on the number of roads to maintain. Kaufman County redistricted several years ago and precinct lines were changed. program at a special meeting Thursday night. Money was previously designated for the program in the amount of $225,000, bat after bids were received the additional $55,000, which w come from the issuance 0[ certificates of obligation, were required to do the job. Interest on the debt will be paid at $15,680 per year at 5,6 per cent. The $55,000 debt wilt be repaid in 1996 and 1997, a payment on the principal o[ the $225,000 debt will be in the years 2013-15. Tom Wolf of First South- west Investment Bankers Company told council members that the recent raise in rates, plus interest drawn on reserve funds should handle the additional expense for the city. According to engineer designs the total project should sufficiently serve the city up to 4900 population. A DREAM COME TRUE for Mainkoff Masons and Eastern Star members is the omp of their new lodge hall located at Jackson and Martin Streets. The building was built through the efforts and donations of Individuals and companies. Masonic open installation eeremonl will be held Saturday, July Z3 at 8 p.m., and the first stated meeting In will be August 11 at 8 p,m. Masonlc4md Eastern r members have expressed their appreciation  everyone who aided in the construction process. Malakoff Officials