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/ i, i Malakoff August 22 ASSOC T PRESS, IATION Cross Roads August 24 1983 "The Voice of the Lignite Year, Number 29 ....... m,,, 5o9. M,,/,,k,,d. 751 ta /////////////////////////// )//////Z August 24 ,|89-053 1 e are aUowed one absence. An 80-93 average has any business being exempt in a split average brings exemption up to two frdm a test, no matter how many ab- exemption policy misses and students with a 94.400 scares he has," Merman said. "I just night's meeting of average and three almm( are el- d 't see it. Even the students with the s Schoolcused from quarter tests, v 70-?9 average shouldn't be exempt." Students are also toha e an "All he (the student) has to do is set Voted 4-3 in favor main- umarreddiscipline r llzettdteIass in the classroom, Merman said in CUrrent exemption policy from which he or slwor ktmtempt and rderence to the students with perfect year after hearing a an unmarred disclpllas NMm'd in the attendance and a 65-69 average being from Superintendent principal's office bef e, exemptlon is exempt. "I think we may be Plemons told board allowed, overlooking something." and his staff "could live The superlntendent's rec- "All we're doing with the current that the policy be corrLendstion triggered a quickpolicy is dangling a carrot in front of study his staff." resizmse from board member Charles the kids," Merman added. current policy students Merman, who had suggested at the Sttly average and perfect at- board meeting trustees take a lock at from quarter the exemptionpolicy, trustee Terry Shelton, who had also a 70-79 average "I don't think a student with a {1549 4, t | Board president Ron Speed said 'he felt similar to the way Merman and See * SCHOOL, page 14 le/ A NEW ROAD--Another phase of the Malakoff Independent School District's improvement the elementary campus with the addition of a new road for buses only. The new roadway, on the noz~IZ side building, was constructed In an attempt to relieve the congested parking areas on the campus, quite when school opens Monday. (Staff photo by Benny Rogers) r & ByANN ROUNSAVALL to Malakoff Nursery, C&J and Bid opening for a beautification grant Margarette's. " *fTOPN lakoffturnedintoahattle Total work expenditures for thenine previonMy of bidders Monday nigl~t with cot~- project will be $39,417.42. C&J will employ cilmembers as supporter 'et r,',u side, Malnkoff Nursery will be in charge of will employ four. Councilmen reviewed ]bl A meeting w. Ut landscaping public lands ahd right-of- on three targeted beeu / i j, ways, Margarett's Nursery will be in Wednesday to lntervE Gflson Westbrook, gram tov, charge of landscaping public lands and ployees. Westbreok explained that all bids we/,e overcasto public buildings while C&J Hydro Malakoff ruident, funding, Mulchers will be in charge of lan- the jolmavaflable. The city had-applied for a $70,000 dscaping public lands and the city park. In other aetton tho mmlMilL beautification grant and received fun- Work at the park will be control of public bearlng on all cling for $50,000. Of that amount, $10,000 erosion, erection,of a steel cable around Development BIo Orut ug . will be consumed by administrative the site and seeding for grass. Some The grant would tm ;].Wld eost leaving M0,000 for actual work. trees will be trimmed. Work will be is available for Westbrook and his associates spent done on public buildings at Maiakoff repair, dralmq ud W NIi* tbe earlier part of tho day working with City Complex and at Malakoff Junior lines .... , bidders from Athens Nursery. Mniakoff High School by Margarette's Nursery. City MaMpr Nursery, Margarett's Plants andPlants will be added along Highway 31 recom thal tim Flowers and C&J Hydro Mulch to delete and 90 right-of-ways with ground cover application e, lilM.i *i i and/or substitute specification items in tn some areas, study and cmmti ol,' an effort to remain within the budget. The project, federally funded in an ef- water for the city. Following aprint-out presentation by fort to put unemployed persons on the Westbrook explal|iml ' Westbrook andexplanation by the bid- payroll in an immediate action, is to be maximum amotmt of " ders involved contracts were awarded completed bY Sept. 30. expectedfftbeai icaltl Ig tr of Events .~,,# EN battled a mobile home fireon the east side of the 8prlng Creak Development around noon Monday. at the time. suffered extensive smoke and water d~mage, but was spared from total structure VFD's quick response, It took firemen a little over an hour to complete the Job. (Staff photo by Benny for the start of school adding a computer class 'to theappointed Ann Holcomb as her order of business for curriculum for tho first time this year. replacement. Mrs. Bankston has accep- a regular meeting Jordan's Hardware was awarded the ted omployment with the city. Georgia bid for repair and construction to the Davis was hired as an elementary aide west end of the gymnalsum. Repairs and Bm'bera Cubr was employed as fir- approved the pur- will be made and an office will be con- th grade teacher. 2E computers with structed during the project. and printer, accepted Bordena Milk Company was awarded and gym repair and ap- New light fixtures will be pur the bid for the year, Harem was named new light fixtures for the for the football field. A work day was to the Joint Committee for Region 7 and set for Saturday morning and anyone First State Bank of Athens was named that can help is asked to be on hand. the depository for the district for the coming fiscal year. School will begin for students in the district Wednesday, August 24. Bill Hamm said the the new com- and it is hoped they will The system is Handling personnel matters the board accepted the resi|pmtion of San- dy Bankston, high school secretary and ran SCHOOL BOARD TO SET TAX RATE The Malakoff Board of Trustees will hold a hearing for the the official budget for the 1963-'84 school year Tuesday, board room of the administration building in Malakoff. By FRANK SOPUCH The go-ahead was given to Henderson County Judge Winston Reagan by county commissioners Monday to apply for a federal grant to be used in establishing a senior citizens center at the county fairgrounds on State Highway 31, three miles east of Athens. Judge Reagan was authorized to act as the county's chief executive officer in pursuing approximately $275,000 of federal aid to be administered through the Texas Community Development Program. The Judge said more information would be forthcoming from the state agency in the near future. In other action durin Monday's court sesaion, Judge Reagan an- nounced the con sioners would begin meeting regularly on the third Monday of each month in addition to the first and second Mondays. The county fathers also unanimously approved reimbursing sheriff's in- vestigatorJim Brewer approximately $I,164 in travel expenses Incurred during the recent murder trial of James Moreland. COAST GUARD SETS MEETING Cedar Creek Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 5-.14 will hold meatin8 at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 20, at the Harbor HmM Star Harbor. SEASON TICKETS ON SALE Season tickets for the 1983-84 Tiger football games are now on t High School office. Previous ticket holders have until Aug. M to IldZlll seats they held last year. Tickets are $15 per set. BACK TO SCHOOL School begins next week in Malakoff, Cross Roads and In TrilM , carefully, watching for stopped buses and children along the r mdwa), ..... ?; SENIOR CITIZEN PASSES AVAILABLE Any senior citizen resident of the Malakoff School District is tnvitmt t, Ml dltll free pass to all school sports and other activities. Anyone should visit the administration office to pick up a form. Tim issued. Allpasses are good for a lifetime. MEETINGS Malakoff City Council will meet in regular session Monday, AUnt I, |~ ~ ~i. at the minicipal complex. " " Masonic Lodge No. 759 Study Club will be held Monday, ittN hall in Malakoff. The regular Weekly meeting of I. O. O, F, will be held l md lh the lodge hall in Malakoff, Maiakoff Rotarians will hold their regular weekly Ilmul : nesday, August 24, at noon at the Harbor House Restaurant. OffiCE HOURS state to testify during pre-trizd and trial office ,s ctos on Saturc ay end Sunday , and Brewer was subpoenaed twice by the The Malekoff News office ,s open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Moat~ay tl~rough F~iday for customer convenmnce. ['ha klalakoffhis bandHomecoming,Will entertain,83 "We want to be epic and spain when shoe pitching, three-legged races and action, according to Judge Reagan, and couuumrv ANNOUNCEMENTS '.'( : our day arrives," Mrs. Drake said. contest will be held for the ugliest faces, had to be flown back and forth from To make sure people are aware ot your organization's activ,t,es, contact the Malakotf News st 489-053L.1~ |p .. L t ll' ' tUltll, according to chair- Registration will begin at 10 a.m. In addition there will be hog calling, Quantico, Virginia where he was at- tam to appear m the T,ur ay o, ,t m,,st be t~etve~ at [he News office by 4 p.ok olt (he ,urake. Saturday, Sept. 3 at a central location cow calling, husband calling along with tending the Federal Bureau of In- o ay. : . i : benearPresentedInterFirstunderBankthe near the tent area. wife calling, vestigation's police academy. D[ADtIN[ INf0RMA]'ION ......... Cold drinks and eon will be The Sweet Adelines will also perform The initial subpoena involved a round ta and visitors are asked to plentiful to keep one cool. and there will be hands and gospel trip air fare of @16, said the Judge, but eadfine for news items, classifm t lot rhu ay publication date 0l the MaltkMf k. ' 4[lawn chairs for seating, the second subpoena was fulfilled with News ,s 4 pm precee mg Monday . . ',, for Homecom!ng, the A pet show will be bald and chfldron singing throughout the day. are asked to bring their dop, Anyone wishing to help with two one-way air tJckets costing and For furthez tnfo mahon contact The News at 489.053Z..... ~(,' tared next week as Clean- cats, turtles or whatever to be Judged. Homecoming plans should contact Mrs. respectively. ...................................................................................................... There will also be sack races, horse Drake at 4S .0 45. 8eetCOURT, pagel4 S