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Fdday, September 15, 2006 - The MalakoffNews - Page 3 I I I Illll I I I Illlllll P S MICHAEL V, HANNIGAN 'PHOTO The Pierce Collection Rosalie Meir speaks to the Malakoff Rotary Club at recent meeting. Meir is the archives assistant at The Peame Civil War Museum in Corsicana. The museum features firsthand accounts of the Civil War, including letters, dial, journals, photographs and artifacts from the era. The Pearce Collections at Navarro College are open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. Call 1-800-988- 5317 for information, or log on to www.pearcecollec- tions.us. Hall (Continued from Page 1) was disappointed. Early this month, Hall's attorney, Mike Head, and Bennett reached an agreement to drop all. three criminal charges. The agree- ment came just betbre jury selection began for Hall's trial. The agreement calls for :Hall "My lungs were eat up," he Hall does not begrudge the said. work at either location. For the first six months he "l think it's our responsibili- was in isolation, he said, only ty as a government to provide able to see his wife and two a service for the people," he sons from a second floor win- said. dow. He just thinks churches After that he went through a should be given the same con- year-anna-half in a VA hospi- sideration. tal, then I0 years in outpatient "And I just don't understand there to protect us from a church-rim government. "I'm not promoting a church-run government," ihe said. "I'm promoting the pros- perity of the people. I am sim- ply advocating that private, nonprofit organizations, such as the church, provide a serv- ice and a purpose for the well- to not work on any churchtherapy, anybody who has any different being of the community using county resources with- "None of that bothered me opinion of that, for the simple "And evidently, the ) out prior approval from the half as much as (these indict- reason that (churches) provide Legislature agrees " ,ith me / Henderson County Commiss- ments)," he said. more services for our commu- became they, abated th/e taxes / loners Court. Hall was not Theissue, aecording to Hall, nity than all the other (non- for churches, ' he aid. "Nowif required to admit any wxong- is whether churches should be profits) put together," he said. that's not giving taxpayers' doing. He also agreed to pay treated the same as other non- Hall pointed out some of the money back to churches, what $1,734 to the Henderson profit organizations, services provided by churches is?" County Treasurer's Office as Helping nonprofits makesincluded clothing closets, food So, will Hall use county part of thesettlement, sense, said Hall. Government pantries, family counseling, resources to help churches Now, with the case behind is supposed to help the people, daycare facilities and nuts- again? According tO the agree- him, Hall isreadytotalkabout "li inkifsonlyrightthatwe eries, ment to drop the criminal the expenence, provide whatever we can pro- "And every church has a charges, that's up to commis- "That's the hardest thing I've vide," he said, "since we have youth ministry," he said. sioners court. ever had to face," Hall said last the assets to help our commu- "That's to keep the kids offthe But it's likely Hall will make week in an interview with The nity." streets and out of drugs, out of sure the other commissioners MalakoffNews. Hall pointed out examples of alcohol and out of trouble." have a chance to put their That includes the time he the commissioners pitching in But how about the "separa- views on the record with a was told he would die.to help nonprofit organiza- tion of church and state" issue, vote. Hall said in 1969, when he tions, specifically when corn- commissioner? "I don't want to seem like was discharged from the U.S. missioners helped clean up the "The Constitutional amend- I'm holier than thou, because Army, a doctor told him he had Humane Society in Athensment does not prevent us from I'm not," he said. "Let's just do six months to live. He was after a fire and work they did assisting churches. The things right, that's all I'm ask- diagnosed with tuberculosis, at the East Texas Arboretum. Constitutional amendment is ing." L .= 18 ~y ,y Id N~ II, l: ~t r, ,t I~ d it Special to The News Chili's, Papa T's, Extreme The Pinnacle Women's Club Barbecue and McAlister's 9th annual garage sale is slated Dell, along with theatre tickets for Thursday, Sept, 14 from 7 provided by the Henderson a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday, Sept. Count)' Performing Arts 15 fi'om 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Center and the Main Place Lighthouse Baptist Church. Cinema. In addition to bargains on The Spa Package features clothing, electronics, books, gifts from Mooreana's, Gigi's toys, linens, house wares and Salon, Merle Normal Studio, more, the club will sell raffle Scent's & More, and the tickets for four prizes includ- Saddle-Up Salon. A green and ing a framed original watercol- red handmade holiday afghan or painting by" local artist, Jim rounds out the raffle choices. Baridon. Buy chances to win these The dining and entertain- prizes valued at over $1,400 mentpackage includes restau- during garage sale hours. rant gift certificates donated by Tickets are $I each or six for The Ranch House, Bubba $5. Jean's, The Blue Bu,rito, Cafd The drawing Will be held on Barista, The Pinnacle Club Friday and you do not have to Restaurant, Dairy Queen, be present to win. Police Report --- From Staff Reports * Warnings: 54 MalakoffPolice Chief Billy * Alarms: 21 Matthews reported the fol- * Total fuel: 757.235 gal. lowing activity from theTotal miles: 7,340 department for the month of During Monday's Malakoff August: City Council meeting, Mayor Service calls: 134 Pat lsaccson said she wanted Offense reports: 33 Arrests: 9 to commend Matthews for the Agency assists: 43 work he had accomplished Citizen assists: 21 since joining the city. Accidents: 8 "I just want to say job well Citations: 80 said. I I II I I FUNERAL HOMES UNroll I III Illllll Ill CREMATION SERVICE Our Services At No Charge For Infants Minor Children At Our Cost 903-432-4441 903-489-1500 Seven Points, TX Malakoff, TX uln i nnl .i Malakoff OKs TML insurance for employees; council starts budget talks From Staff Reports because of the city's loan The Malakoff City through the United States Council made short work of Departnlent of Agriculture a routine agenda during its for the water treatment regular monthly meeting plant. Monday night. Following the meeting, After approving the min- the council convened into a utes from last month's workshop session to begin meeting and paying the on next year's budget. The city's bills, the city council is expected to con- approved carrying Texas vene several times in the Municipal League (TML) next week to work on the insurance for city employ- budget. ees for another year. The city, faces some Public Works Director tough decisions on its budg- and Co-City Manager Glen et. Last month, the city Herriage told the council needed to cash in a certifi- the cost for the insurance care of deposit (CD) worth will be lower next year. $122,903.96. At that time, Cost per employee will fall city officials said the move from $574.03 to $488.85 was to help the city make per month, ends meet through the rest Council members also of the fiscal year, which approved emergency ends Sept. 31. response plans for the water Officials pointed to the and wastewater systems, rising cost of electricity and Herriage told council mem- gasoline, as well as lower bers the plans were required sales tax rebates, as the rea- by the federal government son for the move. IIII II Illllll I I O Computers Upgrades & Repairs Available for Service Calls Monday thru Fflday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. We've Moved !!! sow Loc rea Ar 815-1 E. Royall Blvd. Malakoff 903-489-1 807 www.commiatohitek.com IIII Events (Continued from Page 3) Benton birthday bash coaches meeting Tuesday,Saturday, Sept. 23, from 3 to Sept. 22 at the Athens YMCA 5 p.m First Baptist Church of office at 6 p.m. Athens league Tool will be having a 90th registration for the sttmmer birthday party for Tom softball leagues will be accept- Benton. His daughters are giv- ed at the YMCA office either ing him a 90th birthday party, in person or mail through the in the fellowship hall. Come league coaches meeting, celebrate with Tom and his Additional inibnnation may be family and friends on his 90th obtained by calling the Y2dCA birthday. at 903-264-YMCA Horal design class set Classes '40 throughWomen Mentoring Women '46 reunion will present a Floral Design AreunionforMalakoffHigh Class by the floral designers School classes '40 through '48 from Expressions from 6 p.m. il[,; ;hbid Sel . 23 :'in the 'to8 p:m. Sept. 25 at the First Malakoff Community Center. United Methodist Church of The reunion will begin at Athens. Please $5 to 10:30 a.m and will be an cover the cost ofmaterials and informal event. This will be refreshments. RSVP to Kristin the 60th anniversary for the DeLong at 903-675-6130. Class of '46. Students from other classes, spouses and Class of'76planning teachers are welcome to reunion attend. There will be a charge "lqae Class of 1976 is plan- of $10 per person to cover ning a reunion for Oct. 7. We expenses. Lunch will be need addresses fbr fom er stu- catered by Danny's dents. If you have any infbr- Smokehouse of Athens, andmation, please contact Davana will be served at 12:30 p.m. at 903-675-1365 or e-mail Please RSVP by Sept. 18 to johndavana@aol.com. More Esperanza (Hope) Copenhaver information concerning loca- at 817-498-1710 or pdcopen- tion and time of the reunion is haver@sbcgiobal:net, pending. "Your Hometown, Home Owned Company" OPEN MON - FRI 7:30-5:OO SAT - 12:OO 206 E. Royall E. 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