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TEXAS PRESS 1976 Malakoff 00ewu 10 Single Copy _ , v YEAR No. 33 MALAKOFF, HENDERSON COUNTY, TEXAS ' THURSDAY, August 18, 1977 Malakoff ISD Trustees ...... !ii! ;i was the program for the Malakoff Rotary g Tuesday, and arrived by ambulance his part. Trussler related to his fellow Rotarians he had recently at Baylor Hospital in Dallas while recovering from a heart attack. Pictured with Trussler is Jerry Hinkle of Paschal Funeral Home who furnished the ambulance, and Marlin Perkins of Malakoff Prescription Shop. nty Commissioners Agree Out-Of-Court Settlement vall settlement in the lawsuit filed to a 30 percent increase above tion of the two schools is by Delhi Pipeline Corporation the amounts rendered by effective immediately. t Commis- claiming unequal taxation. Delhi Pipeline, Mobile Pipe- to a The agreement will amount line and Explorer Pipeline ..................................................... companies, and 70 percent Retain Present Tax Rate Malakoff trustees adoptea a budget Monday night main- raining a $1.37 tax rate for the coming year and allowing funds for repair of the high school building roof. Total revenue, projected at $1,126,802, will exceed pro- jected expenditures esti- mated at $1,186,519 allowing a projected balance of funds August 31, 1978 of $43,291. Although the budget pro- jects an accurate estimate of revenue and expenditures Superintendent Jack Murray told the board that some small areas of revenue had not been included in the total budget that could be used to overcome unexpected ex- penses that might incur dur- ing the year. Assessed valuation for the year is $38,328,150. The $1.37 tax rate is broken down to $1.15 for maintenance and $.22 for debt service. Total I tax revenue is estimated at' 14,906 with $432,209 mandat- ed for maintenance and $82,697 for debt service. Citizens State Bank of Malakoff was designated as depository for school funds for the coming year. Trustees adopted a list of goals and indicators for the the student council with a the board approved employ- clinical psychologist prior to ing Roger Pillins to replace board action on discipline. Tom Hill who resigned as Also in executive session junior high farm and ranch teacher and Kathi Pillins to work in elementary and junior high emergency school assistance. MALAKOFF MAYOR AL INMON presented past mayor Buddy Thompson with a plaque of appreciation for his service to the city at a recent meeting of the Malakoff Rotary Club. Mayor lnmon cited Thompson's foresight and forward leadership with paving the way for a productive and growing city.[Staff photo by Ann Rounsavall] New Construction reduction on the amounts district for the coming year. T SUBJECTS recommended byPritchardassessment The listwillbeprintedand Supervisor Hired For Project and Abbott, firm d by Region VII for dis- for the county, throughout the dis- .... *  ...... County Tax Asseasot;-Col- ........................  Byonn s:ahr ....... Their bids were aCCepted by films d visual aids for  Assembly of God will sponsor a :and bake sale Sat- at 9 a.m. Funeral Home r. 31. McGuire Fami- honoring George and Martha Mc- be held August 28. friends and the family are meeting of pupils and their been changed to 23 at 7:30 was neces- conflict with that has to of school. for getting ac- be time well pupil and afford the child to get to know who will also informa- ".said Lionel School age participated in Library Sum- coke party Mon- 22, at 3 p.m. at Wil be made and Will be awarded. are urged to the project was a mere- the Library. meeting of the Club has been August 30 the band hall. are urged to tneeting so that for the first complet- staff will at the meeting, Mrs. Mary said that mem- at the most ever. Touchdown! Football will be underway Friday night as both Malakoff and Trinidad teams host the first scrimmage of the sea- son. Malakeff's Tigers will scrimmage, both varsity and jr. varsity at Tiger Field against Whitehonse. The first contest will begin at 6 p.m. Trinidad will scrimmage against Leon at Trojan Field. Season Tickets Malakoff Tiger reserved seat football ticket sales are underway as of Wednesday, August 10, at the high school office. Reserve seat holders from last year will have the option of renewing their location until Friday, August 26. Revival A revival will be held at First Assembly of God Church in Malakoff beginning August 22. Services will be held each night except Saturday, and the evangelist will be Don Bell. Samuel Calk, pastor, has extendecI a special invitation to attend. New Hours The Malakoff Public Lib- rary will be open from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday beginning this week. The new hours will remain the same indefinetely as the library staff continues to increase service to the public. Meeting Dates The Trinidad Chamber of Commerce will meet at 7:30 p.m. tonight (Thursday) at the community center. The Malakoff City Council will meet in a regular session Monday, August 22 at 7:30 p.m. at city hall. The Malakoff City Council will meet in regular session Monday, August 22 at 7:30 p.m. at city hall. Malakoff Dad's Club will hold their regular meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 23. The Malakoff Rotary Club will meet for their noon luncheon Tuesday, August 23 at Rob's Kitchen. lector Keith Hearn termed the settlement "fair", con- sidering the shape that the overall county records have been in. Along with the settlement are actions to be taken by the county to correct the assess- ment of properties within the county, including the addition of all properties on the roll; all personal property to the roll; reevaluation and assess- ment of real property, uni- form and equal assessment; and employment of sufficient appraisers, agents, or em- ployees to carry out the objectives set-forth. Hearn said the stipulations in the agreement demand no more than the constitution demands, and is hopeful that next year a realistic figure will be placed on all acreage and properties within the county. Commissioners accepted the agreement after meeting in executive session with Attorney Elvin Tackett who represented the County in the case. Tacket said it could be as long as two weeks before the case is dismissed, depending on the length of time it takes for the legal papers to reach the plaintiffs for their signa- tures. In other tax related busi- ness commissioners agreed to accept bids for work in the tax office, including partitioning of one wall and cutting and re- locating a marble counter. Hearn told commissioners that a state law concerning compensation for tax assessors-collectors for the collection of fees has recently come to his attention, which would entitle him to not less than $20 nor more than $30 per month in addition to his regular salary. The law falls under the Certificate of Title Acts, and Hearn said the amount should be retroactive to January when he assumed office. Commissioners tabled the matter until the county at- torney could be contacted. In other business com- missioners canvassed the re- turns fromm the consolida- tion election of Bethel In- dependent School District and Athens Independent School District and declared the vote count of 476 for and 165 against as correct. Consolida- The establishment of goals and indicators was mandated by the legislature in House Bill 1126, but local officials agreed that establishment of the goals and subsequent attention to see that they are ffilled would be beneficial to tl local distgric district. Elmer W. Finley Meeting in executive ses- sion the board authorized Ta leton Plans Murray and high school r principal Jack Fry to meet Honor For Local Man Elmer W. Finley, Rt. 1, Star Harbor, will be among more than 30 former Tarleton State University track men who will be honored at the dedication of the Oscar H. Frazier Memorial Track at TSU's Memorial Stadium on Aug. 25. The new $55,000 all-weather track will be dedicated to the late Oscar H. Frazier who coached track at Tarleton from 1925 until he retired in 1965. The track is a part of a $350,000 renovation and im- provement program now be- ing completed at the univer- sity stadium. During his four decades as Tarleton track coach, Frazier's teams won 19 conference and state cham- pionships. Frazier himself was a member of the state championship team at Hills- boro High School in 1918 and was on the Southwest Con- ference championship teams at Texas A&M University in 1921 and 1922. The track dedication has been set to coincide with a meeting of the board of regents of The Texas A&M University System which will be held on the Tarleton cam- pus. Clyde H. Wells, former Tarleton student and chair- man of the board of regents, will be principal speaker for the dedication. The program will start at 6 p.m. with open house at the stadium, with the formal dedication to start at 6:30. Finley was a member of the 1935 conference champion- ship team at Tarleton and co- captain of the 1936 team. He set conference records in the 100 yard dash and 220 yard dash in the 1935 conference meet. with the parents of a high school student who was in- volved in a distrubance on school property last year. Officials will recommend that Picnic Set For Area Senior Folks Reservations must be made by August 22 for the Senior Citizens Picnic to be held at noon, August 25, at the TP&L Youth Center at Trinidad. Those planning to attend should send their names and names of guests with $1.50 per person to Mrs. Bernice Mc- Kay, P. O. Box 767, Athens, Texas, 75751. Checks should be payable to AARP. All members of AARP, NRTA, NARFE, HCGCOA, and the Home Demonstra- tion Clubs are urged to parti: cipate in this joint picnic. Any senior citizen who is not a member of these organiza- tions is welcome to attend also. The picnic will be served cafeteria style and will fea- ture roast beef, two vege- tables, a salad, and a dessert plus bread, tea or coffee. Special speaker will be James B. Thomas, from the Customer Services Depart- ment of Texas Power and Light Co,, sponsor of the picnic. Thomas Will talk about "Electricity: Is It Here To Stay?" He is a native of Lampasas, attended public schools there and later at- tended SMU in Dallas. He joined TP&L in 1936 in Lamp- asas, and was transferred to Dallas the next year. In 1962 he assumed his present posi- tion in the Customer Services Dept. John Scarf was named supervisor of construction for the renovation and new build- ing of the Trinidad school by the school board Monday night at a regular meeting. Scaff, a retired Texas Pow- er and Light employee, worked as a construction supervisor for that company. He will oversee work on the school project as it pro- gresses according to speci- fications drawn up by the school's architect, George Zapalac. Zapalac, a partner in Zapa- lac & Griffin of Austin, and Scaff met with the board Monday night. Zapalac pre- sented preliminary plans for the addition and remodeling of the school. Trustees, the architect, and Scaff toured the building, taking notes about the pro- posed remodeling and new construction. The board approved the preliminary plans, discussed various materials to be used in the building, and heard general recommendations from the architect. In executive session, trust- ees discussed the employ- ment of Scarf, then recon- vened to approve hiring him at a salary to be determined at a later date. The board also reviewed the student handbook, noting that there were no major changes from last year. Per- sonnel policies, adopted last year, were not altered. The student dress code will be the same as last year. Free passes to athletic events were discussed and the board agreed to maintain the same policy as in previous years. It was suggested, however, that better control could be maintained over free admissions. Supt. Bob Elsom proposed that he refund entrance fees to those who are actually working in the concession stand at half time. The board approved and the policy will be in effect during athletic events. For junior high events, it was suggested that the coach submit a list of players for each event. These students will be admitted free. Rainbow, Borden's, and Swift submitted lowest bids on supplies for the cafeteria. the board for bread, milk, and ice cream. In other action, the board: *Voted to employ Park, Smith, and Moore for an independent audit of the school's books. *Renewed the school's con- tract for workmen's compen- sation insurance with the Texas Association of School Boards. *Voted to participate in the Region VII media program which supplies classroom use. Agreed not to participate in the Title III Senior Citizens Transportation program. Preliminary discussions with the East Texas Council of Governments lead trustees to believe that participation in the program would enable the school to maintain a bus purchased with federal funds that could be used for extra curricular activities. Subse- quent information, however, educational See SCHOOL, Page 5 Windbreakers Due Soon Don't forget! The Malakoff Tiger Windbreaker jackets will be arriving in early September. Total cost, including tax, for the jackets will be $17.80. If you ordered a jacket from the Student Council, watch the News for an announcement about where and when to pick yours up. CHARLOTTE PATTISON displays the prizes to be awarded to the lucky raffle ticket holder in the PTO fund-raising drawing to be held September 5. Tickets for the drawing are on sale at Caney City Marina, Big T Liquor Store, from Janie at the Cozy Cove Lounge, at Mighty Mart in Malakoff and Mr, Pizza in Athens. The drawing will be held at a weatermelon slicing to be held at the roadside park across from Harris Realty. Prizes will bedisplayed at the Pattison Law flce from 10 to 3 each day,