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Hogg & Sons Book Bindery Springport, Mich. , ~nc: "Another one bites the dust" See stories and photos, pages 4 and 5 PRESS 1981 "The Heartbeat Of This Progressive Territory" cents single copy YEAR, NUMBER 39 Box 509, Malakoff, Texas 75148 489-0531 THURSDAY, OCT. 1, 1981 . ANN ROUNSAVALL "We're (parents and teachers) all on Crowd of parents, gran- the same side," he said, "with the best friends attended a get- interest of our children in mind." house at Malakoff Plemons said the district has an open night, door policy and feels that the response to Norman Plemons, is better when parents feel comfortable the open house was about talking with teachers. the year in order to "Sometimes there is aprehension on an opportunity to meetboth sides," be said. "Teachers that don't know parents might hesitate to and teachers know eachcall that parent about a child's lines of com- problem. Parents, on the other hand, "he said. might be hesitant to call teaclters about said the get-acquainted their children." this timegiving "We hope to break down those anxieties," he said, "and open the lines trot still enough inof communication." Students had an opportunity to show year. off some early-in-the-year school work arises for .parents to to parents at the open house. me year we Also held Tuesday night was the to know them at this regular meeting o/ the Malakoff down any anxietiesBooster Club, composed of parents and he ~id supporters of the athletic, program .... Sharing n Murchison Memorial Library will receive $39,425 in 1982 as opposed to County Com- $30,379 in 1981. This includes a 10 per- a public meeting cent pay increase and a part-time fund Tuesday employee, according to Simmons. one thing was Simmons stated the court is required to hold a proposed use hearing to give 15 minutes in a cour- the people a chance to speak for or anyone excepting county against any item in the revenue sharing Auditor Thomas fund. went over the At the end of the meeting, County asked for and Clerk Joe Dan Fowler reminded the MALAKOFFklNDERGARTNERS were the first to welcome visitors to Tuesday nights open h~se at all Malakoff Schools. Visitors were treated to a tour of each school with student work on display. Pictured are first-year students, (I to r), .strict attorn By JOHN H. COX Henderson County was one step closer to having its own district attor- ney Monday as Steven W. Starks assumed the duties, working directly sometime. "Maybe now we'll be able to clear up our heavy case load in Henderson County," the first term district at- torney remarked immediately Kelth Masslngill, Trey Norman, 8hamocka Green, Amanda Wenks, Jeffrey Callaway and Allcla Dairymple. (Staff photo by Lori Cailaway) O county area The 35-year-old new assistant district attorney, a Cedar Hill native, has been in Athens for six months, moving to the area from a five-year stay in Durango, Colo. where he was in private law prac- tice. Prior to his years in Colorado, he practiced law in Brownsville. increase in revenue commissioners the general election for under Richard Handorf, district attor- following Starks' swearing-in the amendments to the state con- ney for the third judicial district, ceremony. The third district as well as will receive stitution is Nov. 3. According to Handorf, Starks took the the 173rd district cover two additional In March he Joined the law firm of as compared to $24,000 Fowler asked the commissioners to oath of office Friday. Third District counties in addition to Henderson, Jack Life and Matt Livingston (who m( ns pointed out this consider consolidating the voting Judge Wayne Lawrence administered derson and Houston. Handorf. and also serves as municipal Judge for the ey is broken down into boxes, which means not all the polling the oath in his Palestine office. Melvin Whitaker, D.A. of the 173rd have Handorf expressed delight in getting often Joked about passing each other on department plus $6,000 places will be used. someone of Starks capability to fill the the highway between the southernmost center. According to Fowler, this would bring post which he (Handorf) has been at- county seat of Crocker and the nor- County Clint W. the cost from $6,000 to $2,500. tempting to bring into for thernmoet county mat of Athens. City of Athens). Handorf explain that like Livingston, Starks would be allowed to maintain his private prac- tice in addition to the newly created posit/on of assistant district attorney. Earlier Handarf told The Review he was attempting to secure an assistant for Henderson County to help handle the heavy case load. He added that (See COUNTY, page 8) ii~ i: / i!! MEETINGS The regular Malakoff Art Society meeting will be held in the Malakoff City Hall conference room at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6. All members, prospective members and persons interested in art are invited to attend. For further information, call Mattie Broyles at 489-1565 or Mary Durham at 451-2693. Malakoff Rotarians will meet at noon Tuesday, October 6, at the Harbor House Restaurant for their weekly luncheon. Malakoff Masonic Lodge No. 759 Study Club will be held Monday, Oct. 5, at the lodge hall in Malakoff. Malakoff Booster Club will meet at the high school library Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. Trinidad Booster Club meets each Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the school homemaking cottage. All parents of athletes and interested friends are urged to attend. The Malakoff Art Society will hold their regular meeting in the city hall con- ference room Tuesday, Oct. 6. The meeting time has been changed to 7 p.m. Beth Davis will do a painting with acrylics. HOMECOMING SET The second annual Homecoming Day will be held at the Malakoff Lion's Club Saturday, Oct. 3, beginning at 9:30 a.m. All families who have moved away are encouraged to come by for a visit and to bring a covered dish for lunch. Newcomers are also urged to attend. CHURCH GARAGE SALE SET A garage sale will be held Thursday and Friday, Oct. I and 2, at 713 Liberty in Malakoff to benefit Parkview Baptist Church. Clothes, dishes, and miscillaneous items will be sold. The sale is sponsored by me WMA. ARTS AND CRAFTS SllOW 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 Ne!l 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. ~ere a part of the action last Friday at pep rally. The teachers added additional enthusiasm to the event while student body members looked ~. Coach of the squad was Jewel Cot. ton. They also sang "Our Boys Are Fine." (Staff Photo by Lori Cailaway) OFFICE HOURS The Malakoff News office is open on a regular basis from 9 a.m. until 4 p,m. Monday through Friday. For your con- venience, please contact the office during those hours to assure that your news is included. COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS To n,ake sure people are aware of your organization's activities, contact the Malakoff News at 489-0531. For an item to appear in the Thursdsy publication it must be received at the News office by 4 p,m. on the preceedin[ Monday. Ot:AOLINI~ INFORMATION Deadline for news items, classified ads and display advertising for the Thursday publication date of the Malakoff ,News is 4 p.m. the preceeding Monday. For furrier information contact the News office at 89~053L