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Friday, August 4, 2006 i - The Malakoff News. PAGE 3 By Emily Lundy A fire which began Monday evening in the dry-cleaning es- tablishment on East Market Street in Mabank destroyed four businesses. The fire is believed to have begun after 3:30 p.m. The blaze took firefighters hours to extin- guish. The buildings damaged in- cludedAngie's Southern Charm Beauty Salon, McAfee's Insur- anceAgency, and the two-story youth building of the Fi .t Bap- tist Church, located in what was Travis Hardware. Mabank's first post office, once sat among these buildings before renovations were made for new businesses Mabank has managed to keep some qgpe of business or actiw ity in nearly every storedown- town. EMILY LUNDY PHOTO Ther w fbuildingsc ntahl- Firefighters battle the blaze that hit downtown Mabank Monday afternoon. ing several,stores on the north side of Market Street now has Tommy Poland of Holiday Rushing to the back, the two Although town was filled with a large burned out section in the Cteaners in Athens, is apickup women opened the door to a customers and employees, no middle, from ~e cleaners east- and delivery station, back room filled with flames, one was injured. ward. For several decades it was Lundy called 9-1-1, and the la- In the 1980s, fire destroyed At one time, firefightersthe area's only,cleaners and dies ran from the building alert- the original Mabank bank on the thought the fire might also was owned by Chuck and Linda ing everyone to the fire. end of the south side of the spread to buildings westofthe Gregory of Mabank. Mabank's Volunteer Fire De- street. clealiers, but a northern shift in Cynthia Lundy, front-desk partment is a block to the south: The first fire took two build- the wind kept the fire from clerk, and Ruth Belcher, in al- Also responding on the blaze lags before being extinguished. spreading in that direction, terations, were ~n the cleaners were firefighters from Tool, The fire occurred at night. The Mabank's Cleaners, now the when they heard a loud explo- Payne Springs, Seven Points, burned buildings were not re- 3 For 2 Shop, managed by sion. Gun Barrel City, and others, placed. in Special to The News [ The Fighting Tiger Marching] Band has already started their season. Each day this week the students have been at the school at 7:15, bright and early to take advantage of the cooler morn- hags. The band has been putting in a lot of hard work preparing for the upcoming football season, so they can support the Tiger football team, promote school spirit and give you an entertain- ing halftime performance. This year the band has had some changes in leadership. The new Malakoff High School Head Band Director is Jeremy Jordan. Mr. Jordan is coming from Jena, Louisiana, formerly of Sulphur Springs, and is bring- ing a fresh and energetic ap- proach to working with the bands here. "I am looking forward to tak- ing this band to its greatest po- tential and I am excited about the progress and dedication I have seen so far from the stu- dents." According to Mr. Jordan, the students are ready for this year by coming each day to band camp with great attitudes, while enduring the summer heat. Ms. Denita Rood is coming to us with several years expe- rience in schools in Texas. She will be heading up the Malakoff Middle School band. Ms. Rood has been a great asset in as- sisting in band camp this sum- mer. "I have enjoyed the enthusi- asm of all the high school band students and have been im- pressed with the student lead- FUNERAL HOMES i CREMATION SERVICE Our Services At No Charge For Infants Minor Children A t Our Cost 903-432-4441 903-489-1500 Seven Points, TX Malakoff, TX TIIIm IN DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS from 11-3 #1 - #13 $4.10 from 3 till closing $5.15 Monday. Chicken Fried Steak $3.99 Tuesday Quesadillas $6.00 Wednesday. T-Bone Steak $8.00 Thursday. Enchiladas #14,#15,#16 $3.50 Friday Rib Eye Steak $8.00 Saturday. Fajita's for Two $14.25 Beef, Chicken or Combo Phone In Orders Welcome 1614 Hwy. 31 W. 327 FM 3'i6 South Malakoff 903-489-2922 Eus ce 903-425-2922 I COURTESY PHOTO ership," mentions Ms. Rood. contact Ms. Rood at Malakoff Any high school student Middle School 903-489-0264. that is not currently a mere- Be sure to come out and ber of the band but is inter- support the students involved ested may contact Mr. Jot- in all the various activities dan at Malakoff High School within the schools this year and 903-489-1527. be sure to show your school Any middle school student spirit by cheering on the. band interested in joining band may at the football games. Computers Parts Accessories Upgrades & Repairs Available. for Service Calls Monday thru Friday * 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. We've Moved Ill sow LOCATED AT 815-1 E. Royall Blvd. Malakoff 903-489-1807 www.commiatohitek.com v Teach your child the value of money and the benefits of saving with our easy-to-use accounts for kids. Accounts for children under 12 feature no minumum balance requirements and compounded daily interest. Our account for young options designed to introduce to the world of banking. FIRST STATE www.fsbathcns.com * Member FDIC Hwy. 31 East * Mahkoff * 903-489-1188 Special to The News It's rodeo time again in Ath- ens, Texas and stace Smith Pro Rodeos, winner of back to back awards 200412005 for PRCA Stock Contractor of the Year and the PRCA Rodeo of the Year for the 2005 MDA Ben- efit Rodeo, is producing the big- gest concert and rodeo produc- tion of the year for East Texas. The event will be held at the Henderson County Fair Park Coliseum in Athens, Texas on August 17th, 18th, & 19th. The event will feature two of the world's top country and west- ern entertainers, Pat Green and Restless Heart, along with top PRCA cowboys from through- out the United States. All the action starts on Wednesday with the limed event slack at the Fairgrounds at 6 pm, at 8 pm we'will follow with the rodeo kickoff party at Coal Min- ers featuring Cooder Graw. Thursday night, August 17th will be the Kid's Rodeo. We will have special events for kids beginning at 6:30 pm. Admis- sion on Thursday night will be $5 per adult and the kids are free. Books open at 5:30 pm and entries are limited. On Friday night, August 18th, Pat Green will be performing after the rodeo; and on Satur- day night, August 19th, Restless Heart will be performing. The pro-rodeo will start at 7:30 both nights followed by the concert at around 9:45 pro. Gates will open at 6:30 pm. The show will also feature Professional an- nouncers, contract acts, rodeo clowns, bullfighters, NFR quali- fied stock, and some of the fast- est and most exciting rodeo ac- tion you will ever see. This show will be an event for the whole family to attend, with events for the kids each night. Some form of muscular dystro- phy affects over 400 families in the East Texas area. A portion of the proceeds from this rodeo will directly benefit those families. There is no single disease called muscular dystrophy, The term designates a group Of hereditary muscle-destroying disorders, which vary in inheritance pattern, age onset, initial muscles attacked and the rate of progression. The, Muscular Dystrophy As- sociation (MDA) works in your community to combat neuro- muscular disease through (1) basic applied scientific investi- gation, (2) local comprehensive programs of medical services and clinical care, and (3) wide- spread professional and public health education. Come on out and enjoy qual- ity entertainment while contrib- uting to.a good ~cause. The major sponsors of the event are Kelly Harris Tire, Wrecker & Quick Lube Service, Elder Dodge of Athens, KNUE and KLTV Channel 7. Friday Night tickets are $19.50 in advance and $22.50 at the gate. Saturday night tickets are $19.50 in advance and $22.50 at the gate. Kids 12 and under get $5.00 off the adult ticket price in advance and at the gate for Friday and Sat- urday night. Tickets can be purchased at Lone Star Western Wear in'Ath- ens and Corsicana, and Cavender's Boot City in Tyler and Palestine. For additional infor- marion you may.visit the website at www.ssrodeo.com, or call Stace Smith Pro Rodeos at (903) 48%2652, or 1-888-822-5919. 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