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Mary Dunn, our great ad representative is having to cut back be- cause of her back trouble. We already needed more help with ad sales before this, and now we really need somebody. Advertis- ing is what keeps this pa- per going. If we don't get somebody really soon, I'm gonna have to become an ad rep and I'm not very good at it. You may see the paper shrink in size. You don't want that, do you? Downy's in Caney City has closed for the winter. I am really disappointed. They were just figuring some things out. I think when they reopen in the spring they will have it to- gether. But now the blues guy and his saxophone player friend I told you about don't have any- where local to play. I wanted you all to hear them. Maybe we can have a big party some- where and invite them to play for us. I'm still on my search for every different Christ- mas gift you can buy right here in Malakoff. Be sure you take a look at what I find this week. Also, this week I got around to ask some of our businesses if they wanted to put their two cents (well, it was a little more than that) in on encouraging folks to shop locally. Just about every- body I asked was glad to do so. Check out those folks on the back of sec- tion one. Remember, I asked you guys for sugges- tions. Only one person replied. Ruby Davis of From the Heart Flowers and Gifts sent me a nice long list of suggestions, aimed particularly at gifts for senior citizens. But they would actually be good for anybody. We're going to print the whole list just like she sent it. You can read her suggestions on page 6B. You may or may not know that Ruby is a nurse, and a dam good one. One reason she is so conscious of the needs of older folks may be because she was working for us at Cedar Lake Nursing Home when Continued on page 6A Log Cabin Mayor quits; Police Chief resigns Bothwell, the focus of sexual harassment suit, makes no mention of a rumored settlement By Richard Townley Chris Bothwell, the controversial Police Chief and City Ad- ministrator of the city of Log Cabin, has submitted his resigna- tion from both jobs. The likely result will be the abolition of the City Administrator position. His action comes on the heels of Mayor Shelia Callahan's resignation, citing health problems. Mayor Pro-Tem Doris Gunnels, who is acting mayor until the city council appoints a replacement for Callahan, denied that Bothwell had been asked to resign. She said "He has done a good job and I regret he is resigning." In the background of this sudden turnover in the lakeside community govern- ment is a $3 Million sexual harassment suit filed by former City Secretary Becky Morse. In her suit, she charged that Bothwell, waged a continuing cam- paign to get her to have sex with bill! :r;;l accused the city of coHdonm,. Bothwell's behai,r, l'he city's attor- ne) s a,iswered with a charge that Morse had been the ag- gressor if anything actually happened. Among the rumors blow- Continued on page 2A Life at their ,own troubles family By Richard Townley For high school teacher Cyndy Turnage it was 911 all over again, and she and her family were at ground zero. The first indication of trouble came from her husband, Wes,: yelling "We're on 911".. It was Thursday, Novem- no time to cover her pajamas with a robe. She raced through the front door to the lawn where her husband was star- ing up at the roof.. From the chimney came sparks and flames. Their 15-year-old son, John, had gotten onto the roof and was soon spraying the in- bet 28th, about 3:30 A.M. She femo with a garc[en_ called the emergencff numFr geemed t-o lie ifng; ' and told the person who an- smoke replaced flames. swered what was happening.. "I thought, 'we're going With the operator's assurance beat it" she says. "Then sud- that- firemen were being sent, derdy there was a 'whoosh' and she donned slippers. There was Continued on page 4A Cyndy Turnage son John, 15, his room in their destroyed home. Jingle Bells. Superintendent Dan Rose, wearing his Rotarians' hat, rings the bell for the Salva- tion Army and prepares to hand over the bell to fellow Robertson of Star Harbor. Rotarians and other civic clubs are volunteer bell ringers for the Army this year. The money collected will stay in this area for Rotary Club member Dick charitable work. A raging at 121 Hideaway Circle. fl " An old pro esslon with timeless value When Jerry McGehee dresses :for work he looks like a character out of Dickens. His 'uniform' is a formai silk hat and full length waistcqat: I And his profession is an ant and honorable one. Jerry is  chim, ney sweep. And while some of the implements of his trade are relatively unchanged from their historical counterparts, he's not above using a Shop Vac to pick up the soot and ashes that are his work product. When McGehee climbs a lad- der in his formal hat and tux- edo he is following a centuries old tradition that started in En- gland. London chimney sweeps grew tired of being considered lower class workmen because of the grimy environment in which they worked. So, in what must be considered an example of early spin doctoring, the sweeps began wearing formal attire while cleaning out the city's chimneys. The tradition continues to this day. If his job of cleaning out chimneys has its uaint traits it is also a serious business: Though no longer used as a pri- mary source of heating in Three generations of McGehee's ply the honorable trade of chimney sweep. today's housing, most new homes will feature a fireplace. If fueled with wood they cre- ate a heavy smoke. A partly blocked chimney can be a smoky nuisance: a badly blocked one can be a danger- ous household feature. (Ironi- cally, when the News went to Continued on page 7A Stewart Motor Co., Inc., We want to be Transportation Ce00,tt'e00, / 500 N. Bealom) (.rslcana, "l'X , 110 " wv,',,: slr,wartmotors.omn 9(),$-8.-t..1") 6 . ,. ..... , , ...............