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July 24, 1975- MALAKOFF NEWS- Page 3 Lois Williams hazy, but not so of summer have arrived. It's picnic- again. Seems like soul invites me r time I Y inquisitive proboscis door these days. I past Friday, my luv attended the Annual and discovered real, old fashioned, picnic in Texas Sakes alive! I haven't much fun -- or seen so people having a I was a gal attending my and Pone Festival in the West i Hills. {The good [Texas have more of everything you can than any people I've the world over -- don't have ramps, fortunately. How- add to your list experiences try a wild appalachian called the ramp and the after effects it It's a blast! type of a fund-raising new to me. In most been, these kind of called carnivals, or fairs. But I've the residents of of our land prefer :". The Payne Springs Benefit Picnic was July fourth and was a big success. The Shiloh Cemetery pic- be held Friday, July with the promise of congenial corn- games, contests and usic furnished by "Country Wran- band, is sure to be a way to spend a evening for the at- and a hopefully suc- for the of the cemetery. the Tool Ceme- aroused my neigh- loyalty and it's only three miles from Trade Winds. this goggle-eyed and Texan tell you things I saw and amid the last Friday. a mid-morning I visit to the picnic which is located side the Providence Church, to meet some hard-working volun- Who were making pre- for the expected I met the minister Church, Brother Irvan told me members of the Association picnic were. The head Was Bruce Smith, Tool City Council- Trinity River director: among {My, but he is a citizen!) Other of the committee Swift Meat Pack- Ralph Storey, O.D. Smith, re- blic Works employee, retired U.S. Lawson Hendrix. Brother Anthoncy of the committee were already on with Cemetery Treasurer, R.J. Texas in Malakoff, Power and Light Spivey, busily Ice around innumer- of soft drinks. in the hamburger  early shift of busy, ladies were pre- relieve the hunger the afternoon game participants and arrivees. I Massingill and her Debra Mas- Yakesch, Charlene John- Jeanie Pember- from Dallas, all in hamburger, other fixin's. that friends, rela- former Tool resi- their vacations so they can be pin the current resi- activity. San Corsicana, Lubbock, and Arkansas a few of the heard mentioned as homes of visitors. When the sun started fad- ing I coaxed my feller into his new western shirt from Mike's Mens Wear in Mabank and his Father's Day bolo tie from Kitch's Rock Shop in Tool and we mosied up to the picnic to check out the evening doings there. Tool Policemen F.L. Hullum, George Shaw and Bill Ruff were on hand to supervise traffic and parking and it was a needed service because there were hundreds of people there needing directions and an occasional helping hand. A long line of hungry humanity was working its way toward and around a big "U" shaped table, filling plates to overflowing with traditional picnicing fare cooked and donated by some of the best cooks in the county. There was also a dessert shack full of saliva- starting cakes and pies. Happy winners were show- ing off nice prizes like blan- kets, stuffed animals, stain- less steel flatware and cutlery and other trophies won at the Bingo Game. Bob Dempsey and Billy Arnold were co- chairmen of that endeavor and they were being assisted by Mike Cox and Tool Mayor Oran White and his two sons Mike and Tommy. At the Country Store booth, Allie Mae Mullins, assisted by grand daughter- in-law, Sue Mullins, was offering some lovely pillow slips, home canned pickles, house slippers and otler items at bargain prices. A double booth that fea- tured the throwing of base balls at stacked wooden bot- tles was doing a brisk busi- ness. Cliff Carpenter Jr. from Dallas, who comes to visit his grandparents every year at this time, was supervising one game and was being assisted by Bobby Kelley. Cousins Chip and Greg Spivey were running the game in the other half of the booth. A similar game was under- way nearby. It involved throwing balls at a target that would release a catch that dumped young Jimmy Jones from his overhead perch into a tank of water. Bill McClin- tock and Buddy Johnson were bossing this game with Mic- hael Coke and seven-year-old Freddy Yakesch assisting them. There was something for every age. J.D. White and Fred Hendrix were manning booths for small tots that involved breaking balloons with darts or dropping small balls through a funnel device in order to win small toys. I kept seeing people walk- ing around carefully holding good looking cakes and dis- .covered that Marcell Winston and Faye Huckaby were handing them out as prizes at the Cake Walk over near the soft drink stand. Bob Gunnels and his Blue Chaparrals western band filled the air with toe-tapping music and as an extra treat, pretty Sephani Samone, of Dallas, sang several special numbers with the band. She has a true, sweet voice and confided that she is going to California this fall to make her first movie. Malakoff's har- monica player, Olin Duke also performed a couple of num- bers with the band. Bruce Smith expertly auctioned off a number of delicious cakes. I saw Hen- derson County Sheriff Brown- low pay a generous price for a delectable carrot cake. Entries in The Pretty Girl contest were given an hour to canvass the crowd for cur- rency in order to win a gold wristwatch. At a penny a vote, Valina Cox of Malakoff won the watch by turning in ten thousand, eight hundred and eighteen cents. {In other words, $108.18} Somebody holding a lucky ticket won a TV set but I pooped out and went home before they had the drawing for that. The bugs were biting, my feet were aching and my eye balls were begg- ing for mercy - but, all in all, it was a belly.filling, soul-sat- isfying way to spend a warm summer evening and I think I'll go back next year. GIBSON'S NT Hwy. 85& 274 Seven Points, Texas Prices Effective July 23.26 Hemz Keg KETCHUP 32 oz Maryland Club ('DFFEE 2 lb All Grinds s169 Lipton TEA 4 oz Jar s147 EXCEDRIN 100's SALE SlO9 Excedrin Miss Breck Lasting Hold HMR SPIb 12 oz tHE EXTRA-STRENGTH PAIN RELIEVER i8 oz  Reg. Sl  300 ct. Reg. 97' SALE C()CA COL00 Del Monte Whole Kernel and Cream CORN Style Early Garden PEAS Frenches MUSTARD Pump Jar 12 oz Jar LUNCHKeMEAT 6 oz 43 Zest Bar SOAP Bath Se COMET 14 oz Reg. 29' 4/Sl Big Wally WALL CLE0000IER Reg. s157 SALE