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Wednesday, Back in the Kitchen ByMary Reppond ] This time, I am sharing the page with Charles Blair He used to cook lots and lots of briskets. Every time we would have a night dance, he and Vivian, his wife, would bring a bar-b-que'd brisket and it would be completely devoured, usually before I got some of it. Today he brought me his sauce recipe to share with you. His recipe will follow mine, for the bris- ket. I don't cook on an outdoor grill, so this is a good, simple oven style brisket. UNBEATABLE BRISKET OF BEEF Place meat, fat side up (trim and discard a lot of it). Place in a large baking pan (Brisket to be 6 to 10 pounds or so). Sea- son with soy sauce, rubbing on both sides of the meat. Cover and bake for about 6 hours in a slow oven - 250 degrees. Re- move from oven, cool and re- frigerate. When ready to use, slice starting at the small end and then return to the pan and cover with the following Bar- B-Que sauce. CHARLES BAR-B-QUE SAUCE 1/2 cup molasses 3/4 cup water 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 teaspoons onion juice 2 teaspoons Tabasco 1 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup vinegar 2 cup ketchup 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 teaspoon garlic juice Mix all sauce ingredients and simmer for 30 minutes. Pour over brisket. Cover again with foil and when ready to bake return to a 275 oven for 1 hour. Serve to many delighted guests. The liquid drained off the cooked brisket makes good stock for beef stew. If you want to make just the sauce, just mix all the ingredi- ents, heat and put in acontainer, let cool and put in the refrig- erator until you are ready to use it. Texas Voice ABOVE ALL ELSE, WE ARE AMERICANS By Steve Martaindale As often as we've cried with broken hearts this past week, we've swelled with pride at the ways our nation has responded to cowardly attacks. A large crowd met at our church the night of the attack to offer prayers and to seek solace. Through tears, we heard reports of vain efforts to learn if friends and relatives were OK. Even in our little cor- ner of the country, people were directly touched Friday, during the National Day of Prayer and Remem- brance, we held a brief cer- emony at noon in the middle school where I often work. A seventh-grader overcame the fears associated with singing in front of her peers and belted out still scheduled but was preceded by a candlelight vigil, more prayers and more patriotic songs. Our little town has no daily newspaper and no televi- sion or radio, but the word made its way through the grapevine and a huge crowd turned out, wearing red, white and blue clothing and ribbons. Relatively few stayed for the concert, but they came to light a candle and show their sup- port. Prior to the beginning of the ceremony, our volunteer fire de- partment positioned its trucks in the middle of a grassy area of the park. The centerpiece was the ladder truck, its extension ladder stretching several stories high above the gathering people. Attached to the top of the ladder was a large Ameri- can flag, the Gulf breeze HEROES Why? Well, we always ap- preciate our firefighters; that's reason enough. And it's natu- ral that we should acknowledge what they did with the display of the American flag. But, more than anything, our local, volun- teer firefighters stood as rep- resentatives of those heroes who risked and lost their lives in New York City while at- tempting (and succeeding in many cases) to save others. The idiots who planned and executed the attacks certainly illustrated their ignorance of the American will. We might fuss Norma's and moan about the least little personal inconvenience, but when someone dares to tread on us, all thought of individual- ism rushes out as we unite against a common foe. Yes, we come from countless lines of ancestry, represent a hundred different religions and fight mightily among ourselves politi- cally, but we are bound by one common thread ... we are Americans. Steve Martaindale is a free- lance columnist living in Port Aransas, Texas. You may write him at September 19, 2001 - The Malakoff News - PAGE 5A Henderson County Teen Court meets at 5:30 p.m. on the First' Monday of each month in the 173rd District Court in the Henderson County Courthouse, Athens. Malakoff/Trinidad VFW Post 4133 ha s bingo every Monday and Thursday at 7 p.m. and a dart tournament each Sunday at 4:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. On Saturdays there will be a live country and western band from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. For infor- mation, call 778-2677. Malakoff Chamber of Commerce meets at 12:00 noon the first Thursday of each month at Ochoa's Mexican Restaurant, 505 W. Royal Blvd. Guests are welcome. Log Cabin Swingers Square Dance Club meets at the Prom- enade Hall, Hwy. 274, Tool. Dance on the 1st and 3rd Saturday at 8 p.m., workshop for mainstream and plus at 7:30 p.m. Malakoff Masonic Lodge #759 meets the second Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. Study club meets every Monday at 7 p.m. at 110 Jackson Ave. 489-1170. The Malakoff City Council meets the second Monday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Malakoff City Hall. Trinidad Concerned Citizens and Neighborhood Crime Watch meets the third Tuesday of every month at 8 p.m. at the Trinidad Community Center. Trinidad City Council meets the third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Trinidad City Hall. Tool City Council meetings are the third Thursday of every month. Malakoff and Trinidad School Board meetings are both held the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Malakoff Band Booster Club meets the second Monday of each month at the High School Band Hall at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcomed to attend. For more information, contact Booster Club President, Stephen Strawn at 489-0486. The Malakoff Friends of the Library meet the first Monday of each month at 5:00 p.m. New members are welcome. Cedar Creek Writers Guild meetings are on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Tri-County Library. The Athletic Boosters Club of Malakoff ISD meets the first Monday of every month at the Malakoff Elementary School teach- ers' lounge at 7 p.m. The Cedar Creek Porcelain Club meets the third Wednesday of each month at Tomlinson Community Room in Seven Points from 9:30 a.m. until noon. For more information call Gayle Harry at 903- 451-5116. The Athens Genealogical Organization meets the last Thurs- day of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Texas Utilities Building on East Tyler Street, Athens, Texas. You can call LaVeme Rodgers for more information at 489-1054. Women of Strength Outreach for women with special needs meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at Christian Life Center, 2611 W. Main Street in Gun Barrel City. For more infor- mation call 903-887-5429. / Branch First State Bank, Athens a stirring rendition of"The Star- Spangled Banner" while scores of normally squirming kids re- mained in quiet reflection. I stretching it parallel to the ground, the blue sly" of the early evening providing the perfect backdrop. Boutique OME ANK know more than a few teach- Later in the evening, as the O/^ ?, ers were dabbing their eyes. concert wasjn progres ,g, I ::: 40 offall summer ..... Tows BANK SHOWING SUPPORT fireflghters gathered dleir |  Greag savings throu00outtlae-storel = v.o.nox 1089 903rA89f, l!88 Last week's column, written ......... I 1/4 mile from 7 Points left on 274 Malakoff, Texas75148 0.,,,,,,, equipment in the background Hwy.31East  Fax: 903-489-2387 before the attacks, mentioned ano eventuauy lett, wmcn re- ..... (3 doors from Country Cleaners) a concert some friends and I quired them driving near the I Open Tues Fn 9 5, Sat 8 4 were looking forward to Friday amphitheater, to the applause of I " " " . " night. The outdoor event was the crowd. I 2783 Hwy274 u 903-432-2333 i  Ct.yl. t SIF. ! iv Iy os'r Vo,,r MnNEY CAN GROW ! ltOV  ,,,. v ,- v ,., ...,, I ['s... In LIFE It'$;RAN"dET" I I ': ASK US FOR THE I I l DETAILS! I I '. Malakoff Insurance T ,.1 ttW.. MIlakoff, TX 75148 By Donna Drake Farmer DREADLOCKS Oh, to discuss hairstyles. When the first of two World Trade Center towers col- lapsed, huge curls of smoke bil- lowed out and over everythirrg like some giant head of dreadlocks. For too long I found myself locked to a tele- vision screen. And dread, I fear, is here to stay. Nearly three years ago, the gas well explosion and fire that took my youngest son and six other men roared on for several days. No one could get near the conflagration to re- trieve bodies. Those in charge told usthe fire would have to be extinguished before that could happen. Someone finally decided that armed with shields, fire retardant clothing and special equipment they could bring out our loved ones. Through seemingly endless days and nights, television sta- tions played and replayed video footing of the continuing fire. For obvious reasons, au- thorities refused to let the me- dia near the fire, but they filmed the. flames shooting to- ward night skies from a safe distance and over a silhouetted Northeastern Louisiana tree line. It must have been only a fraction of a second that I saw those flames and before I turned away from their image in tears. That picture, though, is burned into my brain, my heart and my soul. Oh, the victims. Ola, the sur- vivors. Oh, the families. Reality and logic tell us we need...we must see this latest horrific spectacle re- peatedly as to etch it indelibly not only into our individual minds but also into our national psyche. Like the Challenger instantly transforming from a rocket headed for glory into a smoky scorpion bent on poi- soning our goal of manned space our ships ly- ing quietly at anchor on a quiet tropical Sunday morning and becoming flaming metal coffins for sailors caught those things, the 9-1-1 bombing changed us. It changed the world. Yes, terrorists have long made their bloody statements. Northern Ireland, just days ago, experienced another coward's attack near a schooE Terrified children ran and cried. For years Middle East- ern children have played war because it's what they know best. Innocent Kurd nomads fell in and around their tents when Saddam loosed deadly gases into their mountain re- treats. Dying mothers clutched dying children in fu- tile attempts at protection. Terrorism is nothing new. Mankind frequently proves it- self most unkind. Just days ago, a newspaper or newsmagazine ran an article on man's "free will." That human aspect allows us to choose our behaviors, our re- actions, our future. Some, in radical mindsets, opt for may- hem as a means to an end. Those of us who survive look on in amazement wondering at our fellow man's choice of inhumanity. A relatively small group of men intent on punishing a na- tion boarded civilian airplanes with pleasure and business travelers. Evidently they threatened passengers and crews with knives and box cut- ters and commandeered the crafts. They not only allowed passengers to call family, some more or less ordered them to do so - a means of transfer- ring fear to loved ones on the ground. A cross section of America died in this attack. Race, na- tionality, abilities, talents, color, sex, and age made no differ- ence- death came. Already, some Afghans ready themselves for possible United States retaliation. Women under Taliban rule have lived with religious retali- ation for several years now. PARAGON - Ocroan 4TX & 5 NO longer permitted any posi- :30 a.m. At Trinidad DQ $3950 Includes $14 cash back, bus, tions outside the home, female hoteVdo-ble occupancy, luggage handling ca. day and free breakfast doctors no longer practice. Bus Stops: Old Bud's, Gun Barrel City, 7:00 a.m. Women cannot see male phy- sicians. That unfortunate mathematical equation adds up to no women's health care when the Taliban interprets Is- lamic Holy Scripture. An oligarchy ruled the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics through its existence.., an iota of a giant populace. Such is the case with terrorists. That devilish few live in hiding, TheMalakoffNews emerging to exhibit hatred on those unlike themselves. (903) 489-0531 Fax: (903) 489-2543 PO. Box 509, Malakoff, TX 75148 Every generation notches LORETTA HUMBLE PUBLISHER history with certain dates and experiences. Two symbols of RICHARD TOWNLEY, EDITOR American power and pride fell victims to evil. The World  EMILY GAIt LUNDY, TRINIDAD EDITOR Trade Center, symbolic of U.S. financial success, and the Pen-  BANESSA ESTRADA, PRODUCTION MANAGER tagon, headquarters of an "o o xx vvTEPHANYIMMONS, IoDUCTIONEBMASIT_R unparaUed military,, took the attack's brunt. MARY EP.B-DUNN, ADVERTISING MANAGER Failing to unlock ourselves PAT RUDKIN, OFFICE MANAGER from the carnage and dread- ing thousands of body bags, ssn: 1050-8937 * Published weekly by The MalakoffNews, 111 E. Mitcham, Mala- bagpipes and funerals for pub- kun, TX, 75145. Subscription rates are $17.00 per year in Henderson County, $22.00 lic servants and civilians, we peryear elsewhere in Texas, and $25 per year outside Texas. Entered as periodicals at Malakoff, Texas 75145. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: The Malakoff must grasp our faith, hold our e,., p.o. aox 509, Malo., r.x., 75145. loved ones, and find a Any erroneous reflection upon the character, standing or reputation of any person, firm, or corporation which may appear in the columns of this newspaper will be center...a pole around which ady corrmeted upon being brought to the attention of the publisher. to axis of love spreading out from each of us to all humanity.