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!6A,~i~e ~koff Ne_w_s_, T~nm-sday, Sept. ~, 1983_+ EDITOR'S NOTE: The following ar- tlc|e is the last In a series of three being submitted by the Lake Trails Chapter of American Business Women's Association in observance of American Business Women's Day, September ~. The purpose of the series is to acquaint the local community with women who are involved In the business world in'thls area and with the local chapter of this national service organization. Alma Jessie McLaln is apparently one of those people who believe that folks rust out rather than wear out t At the age of 71, several years after her official retirement, she is still going strongr Most local citizens know her as Head Librarian of the Malakoff Public Library. In this capacity, Alma Jessie Solid state tune-up includes installation of MotorCraft spark plugs, inspection of choke, throttle linkage, spark plug i wires and distributor cap, ad- justment of carburetor and tim- ing. 4 Cylinder 6 Cylinder 3O V-8 Any tax extra i i i , ii (Does not include Ford 24/24 warranty) 1106 South Palestine worJt~l~J~+~e days a week. In addition to which used to run about $8, are now $15, Having worked with the library for theltdm~J~;Waflon of the library (under The Malakoff Public Library con- "about eight years," Alma Jessie has the'+:d~re/~ of a seven-member tains approximately 22,000 books, only received monetary compensation ~)~id~primarilyconcernedwith Besides the books, it also has audio- for the "last three years." And, fu~;raising.iCompletely donor-funded, vassal equipment such as film strips, 16 although the pay is minimal, (she figures she clears about $50 a month), thoi,+ |l ary + in order to function properly, ntttst belong to the North East Texas Library System. The requirement for belonging to this or~tien:Is that each library raise ~,000 a year, The Malakoff City Coun- cil provides $2,500 each year...and Alma Jeaje tides to raise the remain- der. This money is kept within the library col[era. It is used to purchase bo0b, eq~pment and for utilities. She recaUs that when she first became in- vo)ved with the library, childreus books cost shout ~$5; currently they are costlng'arOlmd $10 while adult books. l WHILE SUPPLY LASTS ,wrmi of ,hese services. Ladies' or men's artz watch. :~ : T~'J~ time and date. Our :giffto you when you order one of th~se services : Ph. 675-5753 mm projectors, tapes, records and cassettes. These can all be checked out by the public. Assisting Alma Jessie are one full- time assistant, Sue Williams and a part- time aide, Novells Simpson. Other activities sponsored by the library include an adult art show each fall and a handi-work display. Alma Jessie is especially excited about a weaving exhibit which will be given, in October, by Carve Bedler. Alma Jessie seeks out additions to the library which will "help to enrich the lives of our patrons." Includes band adjustment, screen cleaning, adjusting of manual and throttle lin- kage, includes replace- ment of fluid and gasket. (Ford-built vehicles only.) Does not apply to vehicles equipped with automatic overdrive or transaxle au- tomatic transmissions. I _ III i i i ii Athens, Texas + she is extremely pleased that the system has progressed to this point. Born six miles south of Malakoff, Alma Jessie (this name is in memory of her mothlg's father who was a captain during the Civil War) McLain remem- bers riding a horse or coming in a buggy to town until she finished school. Completing school at the age of t6, she took a business course in Palestine and attended Baylor Belton for one year. In 1934, she married Mack McLain. Of their three children, only their daughter, Jeanet Quinn, is still living. They lost one son at a very early age and their son, Jearl, was killed in 1980. Alma Jessie has, since that time, spent a great deal of time with his children, and, in fact, has kept one gran- ddaughter for long periods of time. During the early years of their marriage, she helped Mack, farming and ranching, even though most of her efforts were aimed at homemaking. Later, when Mack began working in building construction, she drew house plans and kept books for him until his retirement in 1972. Her work experiences, prior to the library, involved working Saturdays and holidays at Kirby Dry Goods, being a teacher's aide in the local school, being one of the first workers in the Head Start program and drawing house plans for the Malakoff Lumber Com- pany. Extracurricular activities have in- cluded helping raise money for the local cemetery association and working with the Homecoming Committees. She is a member of the First Baptist Church and secretary of her Sunday School class. For "pure-dee" relaxation she enjoys crocheting, making quilts for her six gran- dchildren(she has four finished), raising, and viewing flowers, and, of course, reading. She also loves to travel and reports that she has been in about half of the United States, Canada, Old Mexico and Novia Scotia. She and her traveling companions like to stay off the major highways. They enjoy taking the back roads and really "seeing what the coun- try is like". She says that they just don't go into large cities, unless it has "a major museum, art gallery, or a lovely garden of some sort". t q / I f Contest will be in .2 age .groups: months, and 9 1 months. Pr,zes will be iwarded for 1St, 2nd, and place in each a, group. Two door prizes will also be given: Pampers Extra Absorbent (box of 60) and a Curity Bundle C uilt. + start at: 9 a.m..11 a.m. ,Y, Race will begin at: 2:00 Children of WaI-Mart Employees are not eligible for prizes. 1111 E. Tyler - Store Hours 9 a.m..9 p.m., Mon.-Sat. ~i:':i Another special interest for Alma As a member of the Jessie goes back to the library. She is Chapter of American especially involved in fostering theWomen's Association, library's system of memorials. Persons one of 45 million women wishing to donate money in the name of others may do so. This money is used to era for working women--a purchase a specified book, or one selec- they have banded together ted by the staff. These books are themselves--and each tagged, on the inside cover, to professionally, ducat designate the name of the donor and the culturally and ~ocially.,.~ll person being honored. Memorials are Since ABWA's inception, ,r~- ~ not limited to books. In fact, there is, in chap rs ave bee + enc0_tu_~ MM the main wing of the building, a ~Pea~,te~h:Chc~?J~Je~Infcl~a+w?"'~'*"d-lll~;'-lJllll touching shelf-system for childrens books in the memory of a young boy. Association awarded : When asked about her dedication, $1,600,000 in local scholarshi~' Alma Jessie explains that she "just The Lake Trails chapter,ff.~ loves working with the library". She meets every third Thursd~ adds that she enjoys "being with the month, at Star Harbor, is no , people and getting a good feeling when They have established.and ~ she helps others find enjoyment in the :chro~aCOrhd of providing thrN.~ available books". Although she doesn't " to local women eacn~,~ dwell on it, it is doubtful that another For more information "certified librarian" would be please contact Peggy Estes, l~" i available for the comvensation 2avert. ter president, at 489-1391 and re~ A NEW LOOK--Malakoff will offer a new appearance for visitors _.=~ alike soon as Beautification grant funds supp'ly shrubs and trees along ~'~ All work on the project Is shceduled to be completed by the end o= -, i 'i, (Staff photo by Lisa Weaks ) a Students taking the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) this year on October 18 will be able to "learn from their own mistakes".by using information ill their score report provided by the College Board, according to Anthony Rusk, director of guidance at Malakoff High School. "After taking the PSAT/NMSQT, all students receive a 'Report of Student Answers' which includes the correct answers and their own responses and scores," said the local guidance of- ficial. "They also receive their own test Scholastic Aptitude by many PSAT/NMSQT is test for students in competitions of the Scholarship Corporation. Qll ' By Question - AmericanS $43.7 billion in 1979 for spirits, according to ts from the U. S. Depa merce and liquor Based on persons what was the Per booklets so that they can review the ac- of alcoholic beverages tual questions, wee which ones they got year? wrong, and try to figure out'the correct a) 4 gallons answer and why they may have missed it,'~ This process can help students learn from their own mistakes by en- couraging them to understand the reasoning involved in finding the right answer, an ability which will be useful for future school work Looking at the kinds of mistakes made on the test can help students identify areas in which they may be weak and need more work. Before taking the PSAT/NMSQT, students receive a "Student Bulletin" containing a complete practice test with an answer key and scoring instruc- tions. After the test, they receive a booklet, "About Your PSAT/NMSQT Scores", that helps them to interpret their test results and to plan for college. The PSAT/NMSQT is cosponsored by the College Board and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Since 1959, more than 26 million students have taken the test, which measures verbal and mathematical abilities. By taking the test, students discover how they rank among Juniors (or sophomores or seniors) taking the test across the country. It also provides a preview of the College Board's b) 14 gallons c) 24 gallons d) 34 gallons Answer AmerlC~ 6,235,100,000 gallons beverages In 1979 or in a gallons Per Capita. fed a record 5.3 bevers According to the Poll, 69% of the A populations uses some occasion. data, American average of 52 gallons hard liquor in 1979 costing each inblber an annually (a dollar a daY)" Correct answer - d. 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