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Friday, November 4, 2011 - The Malakoff'News - Page 3A Celebrating the amazing life of Cleatus Haning Editor's Note: This is Part 2 of a 3-part series leadino~ ~up ~o the Garder~ Club evenr, COURTESY PHOTO Windsor Ladies Help CAC Officials at the Child Advocacy Center thanked the ladies at the Windsor Place RV Park for making blankeN for the children who are seen at the CAC Sexual Assault Room. Pictured above are. fiom left, Mona Munn. Marie Gossman, Donna Stinson. Unda Hedges and Susan RandaU. CAC Family Advocate, For more information about the Child Advocacy Center. visit www, thelSelpcenter, org or call 903-6754357. Goeden receives PAC award By Susan Harrison MediaOne LI_,.Co ATHENS - [)istHcl 4 state representative t,ance Gooden received the Iex- arts fi)r Lawsuit Reibnn Civil Justice Leadership Award Oct. 19, Texans for Lawsuit Re- fbrm PAC chairman Richard Frabulsi present- ed the award, Ceremomes were held both in Terre[1 With a breakfast and in Athens with a lu acheon. Gooden currendy repre- sents Kaufinan m'~d /ien- derson coumies Redis~ tricting wilI divide Hen- derson Count}, betwem~ ~opden a,nd Reg.. Jim "Rel~resentative Gooden is committed m,a {air and balanced civil justice sy> tern and lawm~it reform. In his first tem~ in the Texas }louse. he has supported lhe lawsui| reforms thai are increasing jobs in Texas and keeping _the state's economy strong. Representative Gooden stands up tbr' Ms district and th] best interests o J Texas." said "l"mbulsi in presenting the award to Gooden. ]"rabulsi explained thai in 1994, most busihesses m~d individuals did not think they could receive a ihir trial in the Texas civii Justice system, thus the SUSAN HARRISON PHOTO Malakoff Independent School DisNct Business Man- ager Mary Ferguson (left), Assis.tant SuPerintendent Syb I Norris :stan~,with Distdct 4 State Rep, Lance ...... hifiJ, fro' ; Ieft) " - Gooden ( ~, along with Superintendent Randy PerG ~n Athens Oct, 19 when Gooden re- ceived the Texans for Lawsuit Reform Civil Justice Leadership Award creation of d~e Texans R~r [,awsuit Reform, 'There was an imbal- ance in the civil justice system and busbaesscs had to pay 20 percent more in /iabi/ib insurance just m do business in 'lExas/' Tra- bulsi said. "Doctors and h(~spitats were leaving the state be- cause of the uncertainb in many of the Texas county cOl.lrts," In 1995. %'abu~si said that Governor George W. Bush adopted eleven points to restore balance to the civil justice system in Texas and this led to major lawsuit refoml. Then in 2003. a tot1 re- lbrm bill was passed ad- dressing appeal bonds and joim and several~ bonds ~o make them more equi- table. "These reforms have lead to more accessible hea~thcare, economic growth among doctors and cost savings in i~surance premiums. Texas now has a business environment creating jobs." Trabulsi said COURTESY PHOTO Bush Meets Hensading Congressman Jeb Hensading~'left, met with Lee and Susan Bush of Athens during their recent trip to Washington, D.C. Mensarling and Bush discussed Buckner International, a g obal Christian ministry serving.children and families around the world. Bush is a Iocai business owner in Athens and currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Buckner International ........................................ ................................. ~ ..................................... ~: ............................. ......................... ~ ..................... : ............... ............................................ .2 ................................ ...2.. ....................... :CHECK US OUT Or ILII ,IE AT www.m a| a k off news, n et Ib, Kvn Dunsavage Ybung Special to The New~ Cleatus Haning's daugh- ters Holly (then-Jonesl and Linda (then-Sanders) cer- tainly inherited her passion for transfonnati0n, com- mtmilT, and delicious meals. Holly and her then-hus- band John -with Cleatus whole-heartedly backing them - purchased the old "t~tt dilapidated historic Murchison House on Easl "I3qer Street, totally re- stored it (for commercial usel, and trans:formed ii into the now-legendmT Barktey House restaurant. where just about eve~- bo@g'ongregated for great down home cooking with haute cuisine flare in the ewly 80s. That house sub- sequently was saved and moved to become the place of weddings and great wine tastiugs at Tara Vineyards in Athens. The Barktey House was so-named because "Barkley" is Cteatus' maid- en Pamily name. Man~ of the recipes in the family cookbook - appropriately titled "Five Generatkms of BaN|ev Girls' Cooking" - will be given to people at~ tending "A Step Back in Time" event Nm< 12 in Malakoff. celebrating Cleatus Haning and the un- veiling Of her most recent house. Also in the 80s in Athens. Cleatus and daughter l.,inda Opened "The Holly Tree." (i~amed aRer daughteffsister Ht~lly), which not only of fered fabulous antiques and decorative items, it also fi~atured a tearoom tbr light lunches, also well-known to Athenians who loved good tbod, In the 90s. Cleatus moved to Colorado, where she bought a rammed ea~'th house (so-called because the space between the rafters and 2 x4s was packed with em~h), outfit- ted with solar, heating pan- els to wam~ the house in winter and rain barrels to capture water for the gap det~s the rest of the year. She "made headlines" in La Vita when she and her son and grandsons built a two-bedroom house (m top of the mountain where she lived because they con- stmcted its interior out of straw bales (which people in East Texas should be able to enviskm because they piled up the bales brick-like on a concrete base). Once the walls were created, windows and doors were "cut into" the structure and an adobe mix was applied on the outside and tt~e interior finished OUt. The straw and tire hous* es in Colorado and New Mexico,have become leg~ endmw as being the most insulated and welMbrtitied structures im aginabte. They're also affordable and based on recycling and/or natural materials_ E~nex,~ Home:~m~or~ System iAvallable www, infi~ ityb~ Jr, co m /