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HoEE & Sons Book Bindery , In'.: SprinEport, Mich. 4928 I | JNSAVALL members of the Malakoff Booster Club facility." pproved a motionand the Malakoff All Sports "The board is totally committed to baseball in the athletic Association. building this basebaP field and track," this year in Ed Lee, acting as spokesman for the trustee Sam Tanner said. y night, group, pledged support to help get the In addition to the motion to include on followed lengthy program underway, baseball in the athletic program the the long-planned project Board president Joe Cox told theboard also approved a motion to baseball field and track on visitors that the board "is keenly aware authorize advertisment for bids for fen- Approximately eleven that the youngsters are missing out cing for the property. Superintendent at the meeting, each year that goes by without the Norman Plemens will notify athletic PRESS :IATION 1981 director Dale Norris to get underway in Henderson County Appraisal District to If the delay were approved the ordering supplies and equipment for delay providing the district with tax Malakoff School District would have a the team. values for another year died for lack of reduction in cost to the Appraisal Plemons reported to the board on the a motion. District of $28,000. In addition, beginning of the new school year. The The legislature allowed this year that however, the district would still be district has added their third first grade if % of the taxing bodies in a district responsible for maintaining their own teacher due to increased enrollment, he approve the delay it can be put into of- tax office, evaluations, board of said, and all other areas of the district fect. Plemens told trustees that 20 equalization meetings, and pay the are functioning well. taxing units have indicated that they remainder of their share of the total Any action to be taken to allow the will not approve the delay. (See BOARD. page 9) "The Heartbeat Of This Progressive Territory" sbtgle copy // 'i j~ /i ,I YEAR, NUMBER 37 Box 509, Malakoff, Texas 75148 489-0. 11 THURSDAY, SEPT. 17, 1981 ROUNSAVALL peal utility poles into. truck carrying oil field Driver of the truck, Isiam M. Pitt, target for increasedreportedly stopped the vehicle after Wednesday after- passing the highway intersection when cat walk on top of he realized that lines had been broken. r came loose. The truck is owned by Eagle Trucking $10,000 to $15,000 Company out of Kilgore. reported to Gulf States According to Malakoff Police Chief Company lines in an Don McCord the load the truck was the city limits to the carrying was a legal load. The loosened as the large cat walk reportedly caused the damage and pop- to happen. d of oii field equipment caused a burst of activity in when the cat walk of the truck came loose and popped Gulf lines. The driver of the truck reportedly stopped as soon had been broken, but not before damage covered a several Lorl Cailaway) @ (for a total of 33 on 100 percent ad vaiorem tax rate by the Henderson Court Monday Commissioner W.E. "Saint" McLean, Precinct four, said. The commissioners decided to raise the tax rate six cents in case they needed to add something to the budget, according to Commissioner Fred Box, Precinct two. for the debt to theCounty Judge Winston Reagan Appraisal District pointed out Anderson County has a tax 1981 county deficitrate of 37 cents and Van Zandt County $230,000, the corn-has a tax rate of 38 cents. able to lower the cent, accord _g to RAISE INCREASES Blakeney, Precinct The commissioners gave 10 percent raise increases instead of the requested the tax rate to be im- 15 percent and dispensed with several hearings must extra requests, according to Judge date of Oct. 1 Reagan. Final As stipulated by County Auditor set for Oct. 12) ofThomas Simmons' new budget must be made in a proposal, the maintenance department ! of the court, according will have a 69.57 percent increase over county tax assessor- last year. This increase is for a new telephone system for the courthouse for to run anestlmated$65,000. notice of a tax rate The Veterans Service Officer will be (tax rate increase) bare necessities," reduced 4&12percent from last year because the officer will be changed to haft time employment. er one bites the dust" beat Bears 37-8 s fall to Bulldogs 40-0 Roads wins 25-8 (See Stories, pages 6 A 7) / .... /") / ........ :- = ' ]i i " '.m~ A MAYPOLE IN SEPTEMBER? It may look that way, but the pole above had Gulf States Telephone lines hanging from It last week as the result of an accident through Malakoff. (Staff photo by Ann Rounsavall) @ The Juvenile Board will have a 214.86 Department, which will be reduced to percent increase due to the fact the 13 employees from the present 17 and board members salaries will be in. the Sheriff's Department, which was creased from $100 a month to $250 a denied its request for three new month, deputies and additional laundry funds. Total expenditures now equal Other areas that will be cut back are $2,303,496 as opposed to ,458, .13.69 the Tax Assessor and Collector that waspreviouslyrequested. By LORI CALLAWAY nothing happened," he continued. Larry Lofton, new principal at He said that there are 150 7th and Sth Maiakoff Junior High School, is con- grade students and 14 teachers at junior cerned about rumors and gossip he has high. "There are several students from heard concerning the Junior high. St. Paul," he said, "more here than at "They (the rumors) bother me," he the high school. I called Alice Smothers said. "I was told that certain parents when I came here and she told me she were watching this school and what was would cooperate with me 100%. I told going on here and if they see something her that I would with her." they don't like, they will take their "St. Paul is no problem for me," he children to another school district." said. "They (St. Paul students) will get "Lotion stated that he was an honest no special favoritism but at the same person. "I believe in an open ad- time will be treated just the same as ministration," he said, "but I will not everyoneeise." cater to little interest groups." He has a "This can be a great schoolas long as daughter that will be in the 7th grade all of us chip in to make it that way," he here and said "what goes for her goes said. "That means all of us working for the rest of the students. All students together, students, teachers and paren- will be treeted the same. " ts." Lofton said that he had several He said he was also a strict students tell him already this year that disciplinarian. "I haven't paddled they llked Junior high. anyone yet, but if a student needs it, "Past is past," he said. "I like he'll get it." Malakoff and want to stay here. I intend Another thing he was told when he to make Malakoff Junior High the best came here was that the Junior high was it has ever been," he continued. the "old, black school" and that nobody Parents are welcome to call or come wanted to send their children there, by if they have any questions or One local businessman even told him problems. The number at the school is that the school needed a fence around it 489-02 4. for protection. Lofton, hired in August, came to Loften said, "People are people,Malakoff from Copperas Cove In- regardless of what color they are. I dependent School District. He and his slept here a few nights when I first wife, Maria, have three children, two of came and nobody bothered me and which are studonts in Maiakoffseheols. e Malakoff City Councilmen met briefly Monday night at the city com- ilex and approved payment of August lls in the amount of $18,106.07. City manager John Lott explained that the large amount for bills was due largely to $7,&I0 spent for road off. The oil will be used to repair city streets. In other businmm the council approve minutes of the August 24 meeting. Mayor Howard Julian announced that the next meeting of the council will be cancelled, and the next scheduled meeting will be Monday, Oct. 12. Councilman Dennis Cannon reported that the Malakoff Volunteer Fire Department should be commended for their efforts in controlling a house fire last week at the Bah'on home. Cannon said five firemen, using the new pure. per truck, were able to contain the fire. IT DIDN'T TAKE LONG for the damage to be spotted when an Eagle Trucking vehicle load popped telephone poles and lines in Malakoff last week. The scene above was on Hwy. 31 East. (Staff photo by Ann Rounsavall) EDOM ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR The tenth annual Edom Arts and Crafts Fair will be held Saturday, Sept. 19 and Sunday, Sept. 20, in and around the studios of the resident craftspersons in down- town Edom. The booths and tents will display the work of more than 40 other ar- tists who have been invited to be a part of the two day event. ART EXHIBIT Local businessman, Ernest Holland, has offered the use of his store, Phillips Appliance and Hardware, to the Malakoff Art Society for a "store-front" art exhibit and sale. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Members are pleased with this generous offer and hope this signals continued interest and support of its activities by other Malakoff business and civic leaders. Selected paintings by members of the Malakoff Art Society will be exhibited for viewing and for sale in front of Phillips Appliance & Hardware Store, 202 E. Royall Blvd., on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Everyone is invited to ome by. AFTER THE GAME DANCE SCHEDULED The United Methodist Church of Malakoff will host an after-the-game dance. free of charge for all area students Friday night. The dance will start Im- mediately following the Malakoff-Mabank game and will last until midnight. OPEN HOUSE PLANNED Open house will be held at all Malakoff School District campuses Tuesday night, Sept. 29, from 7 to 9p.m. All students, parents and friends are invited to attend the "Back to School Open House". MEETINGS Malakoff Rotarians will meet at noon Tuesday, Sept-, 22, at the Harbor House for their weekly luncheon meeting. Malakoff Booster Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, at the school library. The Lions Club will hold its regular meeting Thursday, September 17th, 7:00 p.m. at the Lions Den. A Zone Meeting will be hosted by the club at the same time. All members are urged to attend. ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW SET The date of the 13th annual Henderson County Senior Citizens Arts and Craft Show, originally scheduled for late October, has been changed. The new date is Friday, Oct. 2, 1981, according to Nell Stewart, chairman of the Henderson Coun- ty Subcommittee on Aging, the show's sponsoring organization. The date change has resulted because of extensive construction scheduled for the Athens National Guard Armory, the site of the 1981 show. All citizens 65 years of age or older or handicapped citizens over 60 years of age are invited to plan now to enter the Oct. 2 show. TENNIS MEET SET The second Navarro County Association for Retarded Citizens Tennis Doubles Classic and Instructional Seminar will be held Sept. 26-27 at Mertz Tennis Center. The single elimination with consulation bracket tournament will feature boys and girls junior, adult and mixed doubles. Entry fee is $6 per person per event in boys' and girls' 12-18and $7.50 per person in men's and women's open and 35.and-over and mixed doubles d visions. Registration blanks and fees should be mailed to tournament director Max Taylor, 3522 Kings Circle, Corsicans 75110. Checks should be made payable to the NCARC. The instructional seminar will cost $3 per person. OFFICE HOURS The Malakoff News office is open on a regular basis from 9 a,m, until 4 p.m. Monday throuilh Friday. For your COn- venience, please contact the office during those hours to assure that your news is included COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS To make sore people ere awerq of your orllanization's activities, contact the Malekoff News at 489.0531. For an item to appear in the Thursday publication it must be received at the News office by 4 p:m. on the proceeding Monday. 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