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Hog6 & Son Sprinffport, Book Bindery M eh. 49Z8 , InC. Traei Nix: intensity plus on the court By SCOTT (H'r FLUSHING MEADOW, N.Y. -- If you don't think Athens' Traci Nix has the world by a string, consider this. She's II years old and travels around the nation with her morn, little brother, two dachshunds and a pet raccoon named "Pandy" in a plush van complete with stereo and television. And that's Just for openers. Traci is what is known as a child prodigy in tennis, another in a long line of youngsters who have amazed the sports community since the time Chris Evert burst onto the scene as a 16-ycar-old phenom in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open. Indeed, Traci might one day develop into another Tracy Austin, Andrea Yeager or Kathy Rlnaldi. She will take another step in that clireetion here Sept. 9-13 when she and her mother, Mrs. Brenda Nix, represent Texas in the Equitable Family Tennis Challenge tour- nament. The tournament will be held at the United States National Tennis Center on adjoining courts to those that will be used for the U.S. Open, being held that same week. Equitable will pay all the Nixs' expenses, including travel, lodging, taxi service and meals. Mrs. Nix calls it simply "the thrill of a lifetime," and that's quite understandable to a tennis buff. Imagine playing in a nationally prestigious amateur event while on adjoining courts such legends as Borg, Connors, McEnroe, King, Evert and NavratUova are competing for one of the world's greatest titles. The Athenian duo will play in the mother-daughter division for the national title, having earned a berth in the annual tournament v/a w/ns on the local, district and sectional levels. For Traci, this is another notch in a tennis career that has taken o~f like a rocket since she began playing four years ago at the ripe old age of seven. According to all available reports, Traci will be the youngest player in the Equitable nationals by three years. For Mrs. Nix, it's an opportunity to enjoy an experience that only a minuscule of parents might ever with one of their children ... a chance to compete against the h, tion's very best in any endeavor. ,I'm a proud, proud mother," NIX said. "We're both very cited about making it to the , Uonal level. I'm just thrilled to be getting to experience this with Traci." To qualify for the nationals, the Nix-Nix tandem won a local 'See TENNIS, page IZ Brenda sets to return with a forehand shot I Staff photo by Bruce Davis ] "The Heartbeat Of This Progressive Territory" ",+, cents single copy YEAR, NUMBER 33 Box 509, Malakoff, Texas 75148 489-0531 'rlIlII,ISDAY, AIJ . 20, 1981 'ALL Miss by last year's winner, LaCosta runners and Davis. First runner-up was Misty spectators at Crocker and third place Winner was Trinity River Jam- Kathy Larsun. in Trinidad. Joseph Germans retained his first event culminated Satur- place title in the 6.2 mile Trinity Trot. p.m. when Kim CludyPaula Odom took the women's title. Trinity River Jam- Amy Cook came in second in the 19- - year-old and under category and Paula Sheriff Cbarlie Odom came in first. the trophy to Miss Karen Sumner, Dorothy Cain and sty Jones 1980 Queen, Claudia Kirkwood won first, second and Roun- third consecutively in the 20 to 29-year- a trophy as first old division. In the 30 to 39.year-old division, Tet'ry was crowned Junior Clark won first, Sandra Miller took little-holder, Suzanne second and Linda Enger captured runner-up was Shonda third. third Bridget Williams won first, Sharon Hobart placed second and Wanda Nixon crowned Little was third in the 40 to 49-year-old MEETINGS Y Council will meet Monday, August 24, at 7 p.m. at the city corn- Lodge No. 759 will hold their weekly study club Monday, hall in Malakoff. Ly, August 25, at noon at the Harbor House luncheon meeting. F. will hold their ~gular weekly meeting Tuesday, August Malakoff. BOOSTER CLUB MEETINGS SET meet Thursday, August 27, at 7 p.m. at the High for the new year will be elected. All parents and in- zters are urged to attend. Club will have their first meeting of the year Thur- P.m. at the baseball field at the school. There will be homemade is invited to attend. LIONS CLUB TO MEET Club will hold their regular meeting at the Lions Den Thur- at 7 p.m. The district governor will meet with the club. All attend. ys are here -- Drive carefully RAINFALL REPORT tkoff area received 2.2 inches of rainfall, according to Bro. E. 16, the area received an additional 1.9 inches of rain and from 96 degrees to 80 degrees when the rain started. s rainfall each weekend for the next two to four weeks. FOOTBALL IS UNDERWAY will scrimmage Italy in their first test of the year at ,a Thursday (tonight) Aug. 20. Bobcats will scrimmage Friday, Aug. 21, against T. K. Got- will scrimmage in Elkhart tonight (Thursday) beginning y team will be the first to scrimmage. MAGUIRE FAMILY PLANS REUNION for the decendants of the late G. W. Maguire and his wife, Aug. 23, at the Lions Den located on Highway 90 Allen, grandson of the couple, said that all relatives and to attend the all-day event. Guests are requested to take a division. In the men's division, David Weatherly won first, Brian Hobart was second, and Johnny DeLeon took third in the 19.year-old and under division. Joseph Germano woo first, Marc Dick was second and Ricky Hammon- teel won third in the 20 to 29-year-old 4 *A J "~ division, third, Larry Lenamon, Jeff Beck and POO Wi~d Sample won first place in the Welch placed first, second and third, 50-y~ old division, Charles Ogelvie r~spectively, in the 30 to 39-year-old placed second and Monteeue Lowry finished third. to 49-year-old division, Hal Theda Craig took the Premium first, Chuck Bailey was Award in the cake contest held Friday G,L, lamcanster finished with her three tiered fruit cake decorated with flowers. Her cake also drew top honors at the Friday night auction of award winning cakes for a price of $27. Wanda Bradley took first place in the scratch cake contest with an Italian See JAMBOREE. page I0 ;+ W --++. THERE ARE UPS .....AND THERE ARE DOWNS as these two canoers found Joe Hunt and Joe Fly of Dallas were,wlnners In the event with Jeff Dunacusky out in the Annual Trinity River Jamboree Canoe Race Saturday. The two coo- and Donald Williams taking home the Trinidad Trophy. For more pictures from testants pictured above found the Trinity River a tough foe early In the race. the Jamboree see pages ~ and 7. (Staff Photo by Ann Rounsavall) 3R MALAKOFF FACULTY of Commerce will host a reception for the faculty of y, August 24th at 7:00 p.m. at the Elementary School I$ Sports Association will meet on Tuesday, August 25, at entary School Cafeteria. 0FFR( HOURS OPen on a regular basis from 9 a.m until 4 p,m. Monday through Friday. For your con- during those hours to assure that your news is included COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS of your organization's activities, contact the Malakoff News at 489-053]. For an Publication it must be received at the News office by 4 p.m. on the preceedini DEAOLINE INFORMATION .classified ads and display advertising for the Thursday Monday. the News office at 489-0531. publication date of the Malakoff By ANN ROUNSAvALL for the district for the coming year. Bairds Bakeries for bread service and Smothers told trustees that of the 33 Malakoff School Trustees adopted a Of that rate 76 cents will be used for Metzgers Dairies for milk. Both firms children now attending St. Paul School tax roll, approved a new budget and set local maintenance and nine cents will submitted thelowest bid. ten are expected to become college the tax rate for the 1981-82 school year be allocated to debt service, graduates. during their regular meeting Tuesday Breakfast and lunch prices for the Clay Smothers, representing St. Paul "That speaks well of the education night, new school year were also approved School, met with trustees to talk about they are receiving here," he said, The 1981 tax roll, with a net amount of during the meeting. Trustees future plans for St. Paul and for the Smothers said that SL Paul is the only ,116,125,579.00 was accepted as presen- established a lunch charge of 75 cents students that reside there, black poverty program that is self. ted to the board by the tax assessor, for elementary students, $1 for secon- Smothers said the school is planning supporting. The new budget was approved and dary students and $1.50 for adults, an expansion program, possibly as "When I look at our products (the trustees set a tax rate of .85 cents per Reduced lunch prices will be 40cents. much as $1 million. He also said plans children) it makes me want to do $100 valuation, an increase over last Breakfast fees will be 50 cents for for a neighborhood home for children more," he said. year's rate of .81 cents per hundred, students, $1 for adults and 30 cents are in the making, an action that may He also said they plan to provide ad- Taxes are based on a 100% valuation, reduced. Additional milk will be sold increase the number of children served dittonal help for St. Paul children in The four cent increase in the tax rate for 20 cents per ',z pint. by the school from the present 33 to will allow a 5% overall increase in taxes The board also awarded bids to Mrs. near I00. See SCIIOOL, page t2