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-'----1 1983 brat Year, Number 28 cents "The Voice of the Lignite City" single copy Box 509. Malakoff, Texas 7514(; ,189-()531 Thursday, August 11, 1983 (k at groundbreaking Dedication and program committee Veterans Memorial members include Waller, chairman; A. Friday, August 5. M. Thompson and Charles Barndt. 9:30 a.m. in front of the Williams told those present that over Complex, J. D. $5,000 has been raised by donations as master of from area residents and family morn- invocation was givenhers of Veterans. y of God. The original goal of the committee, present included $5,000, has been met, but since that time Julian and coun- the addition of a flag pole to match the ames Anders, Ernest existing one at the site has been added. Moore, C. L. Nichols"Additional funds will be needed to Also recngnized was pay for the flag pole," Williams ex- plained. lakeney. Donations may be left with any eommittee members member of the committee or at the Alfred Williams, Malakoff News office. vice president Williams said it is hoped the memorial will be in place for an un- steering committee veiling ceremony during Homecoming, chairman, Carl Sept. 3. Shumate and Barneil Dedication ceremonies will be held at a later date. committee mem- Groundbreaking was supervised by chairman; Ray G.V. Walker. Berry; Oresta The benediction was given by Rev. i Graham; TravisMat-Huey Clements of Malakoff First United Methodist Church. T T Groundbreaking (Staff photo by Lisa Weeks) i! ] and don't intend to start now." City was ap- Nichols thanked the council for their City Judge, C.L. support. Sworn in as councilman Following his talk Nichols was elec- program was ted Mayor Pro-Tern by acclaimation busy meeting of vote of the council. A public hearing was held on to replace proposed use of Revenue Sharin~ funds Leo Orr. He is a for the coming budget year. Y Cove Resort in Caney Alma Jessie McLain, head librarian judge there from of Malnkoff Public Library, appeared May of 19e2. He is before the council to explain operation State of Texas and has of the Library and to request that in ad- Municipal Court dition to the $2,500 the city usually budgets for the Library that a raise be Jndge. He is included. as estimater and Job Mayor Howard Julian said that the V. Sumner Con-request would be taken under ad- visement. was made by a City manager Dennis Cannon said that another hearing will be held on previously served revenue sharing fuods with suggested City Cram- allocations at that time. in to fill the unex- Giison Westbroqk, coordinator for the Ben Woolverton who City Beautification Project appeared ~ city limits, betore the council with architectural in Nichols told those drawings of proposed projects. in town had a lie out Westbrook explained that the city has election, saying that he been approved for a $50,000 drinking at city council beautification grant and that funds must be expended by September 30. "Nichols said. He said that plans had been drawn up would cause trouble to require low maintenance after the Nichols continued. "I initial work has been completed. any trouble in six years The majority of work will be done on chairman of Malakoff are asked to bring along their dogs, 1983, sponsored cats, turtles or whatever to be judged. Area Chamber of There will also be sack races, horse :this week that the city shoo pitching, three-legged races and contests wflI be held for the ugliest faces. can bring hap- In addition, there will be hog calling, those friends from cow calling, husband calling along with Drake said. "So a wife calling. It is planned to be fun for brought to mind to all. sometimes cry." The Sweet Adelines will also perform for Homecoming will and there will be bands playing and at a central location gospel singing throughout the day. The Johnny Honey Award will be and sno cones will be presented for the first time in a number one cool and a ten will of years and it is hoped that all past to afford shade for recipients can be present to be recognized. asked to bring folding Anyone wishing to help with Homecoming plans should contact Mrs. held and children Drake at 489-0~45. right-of-ways adjoining Highways 31 and 90. Plans call for the creation of a gateway on both the west and east ends of town, giving travelers who enter the city a good impression from the on- start. He said that random planting will be used on highway planting and that some planters will be placed at the em'- ners of each block in the downtown ~kcbeard and the Henderson County A park located in Malakoff. "Hardy explained the he, a group from the Sports Association, Billy Norwood and several other people had been working to do something about the park. "We would like tO see the city take over the park," Hardy said. He explained that the park had never business section. "really gotten off the ground" and that Two public buildings have been in- the YMCA had "Never fulfilled what pOOl, "We think that some arrangements can be made with the YMCA," he said. Hardy explained that 100% of the labor for the work on the existing Y baseball field had been donated, that the city donated the lights, that Malakoff Truck and Body gave pipe for the backstop and that meet of the funds expended there had been donated by Malakoff area people. "The area needs to have something eluded in the project, the municipel they set out to do." done with it," he said. building and Malakoff Junior High Hardy said the group would like to Julian told Hardy that the city would School. put tennis courts out there, to flnislt up need ~ hear from the YMCA before Also included was the ]galakoff City the baseball field and get it in good con- they ~d become involved with the Park located at Cedar andPlne Streets. d/tioga, and that long range plans would park. Bed clean-up, additional planting lind tl~cl~ the addition of a swimming Councilman James Anders suggested the use ~ pine hark chips in flower ~ ~ " ' L will be'utilized a] the mun'ic~t~ At the pukDlamt ca~! for tllplanting of shrubs on either sid9 of a monument located there and add/~ou of a bed bor- der at the Y of the park, Other plans call for the planting of shade and ornamental trees, including pine, oak, sweet gum, crepe myrtle and utilizing beth tall and short plants. Bids will be let next week at a special called meeting of the council. Howard Hardy appeared before the council to discuss the formation of a . ,~..~- i, ,~ .~ " lners By FRANK SOPUCH A request for a late hours operating permit from Leo Whatley, owner of the Coal Miners Club in Precinct 1, was denied by Henderson County Com- missioners' Court Mon4ay morning. Henderson County Sheriff Charlie Fields and Texas Alcohol and Liquor Board representative Kenneth King of Dallas testified before the county fathers in opposition to issuance of the permit. The club, located on highway 3! on Monday through Friday and 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday as allowed by state law. The late hours permit would extend the sale and service of alcohol on the premise to 2 a.m. ightly and consumption to 2:15 a.m. Whatley said he needed the extended permit to "make the club operate economically" and voiced his belief that the issue at hand was not of a moral nature. He characterized his facility as "not a typical, run-of-the- mill club" and noted its members were between Athens and Malakoff, is "well-thought of in the con'anunity." currently open from 7 p.m. to midnight Sheriff Fields, on the other hand, that the city appoint a committee to meet with the YMCA board to represent Maiakoff. James Anders was named chairman of the committee, one member will be appointed from the Chamber of Com- merce and other members of the com- mittee will include Hardy and Nor- wood. In other action the council approved payment of July bills in the amount of $18,139.18 and approved minutes of the previous meeting. A special meeting will be held Mon- day, July 15, to open bids for the beautification project and to hold a public hearing on an Urban Devclopement Block Grant. opposed the permit on the grounds it would open all rural towns and areas in the county to after-hours consumption of alcohol because it would apply to all clubs under county Jurisdiction. The late drinking hours would cost the county taxpayers approximately $250,000 in additional salaries and equipment for at least six extra deputies to handle law enforcement problems that might arise, according to the sheriff. King explained that Chapter 105 of See COURT, page 8A a By ANN ROUNSAVALL merly resided in Carthage. National Science Teachers Association. Meeting in emergency session Wed- A graduate of Linden Kildare High Mrs. Jerry Pirtle of Athens was em- nesday night Trinidac~ ISD trustees School, Cochran holds a B.S.E.D. from ployed as language arts teacher for employed a high school principal, a Texas Christian University and an junior high school and trustees accep- language arts teacher and agreed to M.E.D. in supervision from Stephen F. ted the resignation of O.B. Casey. make repairs and improvements to the Austin State University. Casey has accepted a coaching position gymnasium. While at TCU Cochran served as at Milano. The emergency meeting was president of the "Spirit Wranglers", Trustees approved a motion to adver- necessary following an tttempt to meet was named TCU Outstanding Student tise for bids for repairs to the west end Monday night that failed for lack of a Delegate, was editor of the Cross and of the gymnasium, The area, presently quorum. Kent Scott Cochran w~s employed as Cressart Yearbook, was named Who's a storage room, will be reconstructed to Who in American Student Leaders house an office and expanded storage, In other action the board approved a high school principal to replace James Delegate and was a member of Lambda motion to-Join Region VII Service Cen- McDaniel who earlier accepted a Chi Alpha Fraternity. superintendents' post. ter at a cost of $3 per student. The ser- Cochran reported to the job this week He is presently a member of the vice provides audio-visnal aids, con- and will maintain residence in the National Education Association, Texas sultants, and help in planning and district's one, ampu! house. He for- State Teachers Association and the curriculum. ~ .*~. ,.., . ~i :~ ~i~ ,~ ~!r~ SENIOR CITIZEN PASSES AVAILABLE Any senior citizen resident of the Malakoff SChool District is invited to obtain a free pass to all school sports and other activities. Anyone wishing to have a pass should visit the achuinistration office to pick up a form. The gold card will then be issued. All passes are good for a lifetime. MEETING8 Maiakoff Volunteer Firemen will meet for a training session at 7 p.m. Monday, August 15, at the fire station. Maiakoff Masonic Lodge weekly Study Club will meet Monday, August 15, at the lodge hall. lVlalakoff Dad's Club will hold their regular meeting Tuesday, August 16, at the club's facilities. The I. O. O, F. will hold a regular meeting Tuesday, August 16, at the club's facilities in Maiakoff. The Essence Club has a scheduled meetiug Tuesday evening, August 16, in Malakoff. Malakoff Tigers Jehmd ether Texas sehoothey feet- side oppmllion for the first time Thmday, August 18 in Elkhart. Area fans will field Momday morning as two-a-day workouts began, have an opportunity to see the Tigers at home Friday, August 2S against a tough 8EASOb~ TICKETS ON 8ALE 0punlag of the l~gll football seasou. MH8 defensive eaord/nator IAndale team. The 19~1 reason opens for the Tigers Friday, 8ptember 2 at Tiger Season tickets for the 1983-84 Tiger football games are now on sale at Malakoff putting I/nebaekor prospoets (left-to.rlght) Randy Lee, 8tad/urn agahmt the state's thlrd.ranked Kerens Bobcats. The News will publish High School office. Previous ticket holders have until Aug. ~6 to retain the same and Todd Locke through the wave drill. Tiger coaches welcomed 23 a special football tabioM Thursday, September 1, previewing the upcoming font- seats they held last year. Tickets are SIS per Nt, hy of preparations for the I~ sensou. The Tigers face out- bail season for Heudersm County area teams. (gteff photo by Bena~ Rogers) .... , ................. Malakoff ISD trustees will hold a regular meeting Tuesday, August 16, at the board room In the old elementary building. Malakoff Rotartans will hold their weekly luncheon meeting Wednesday, August 17, at noon at the Harbor House Restaurant. LUNCHEON SCHEDULED The United Methodist Women will have a luncheon August 15 in the home of Mrs. Bobble Mime of Bayside Drive at Clearwater Bay. They will be meeting to leave from at church at 12 noon.