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Page 10 - The News I Back Page Friday, December 6, 2013 Herriage tells MalakoffRotary of,::lerk qualifications By Russell Slaton The News Correspondent MALAKOFF Betty Herriage of Athens told Malakoff Rotary Club members Nov. 26 why she believes she is qualified for the office of Henderson County district clerk. "I work with the district clerk's office day in and day out, and I see many things that I see as a prior- ity," said Herriage, who currently serves as chief administrative assistant for the Hendersofi County dis- trict attorney's office. She touted her 17.5 years of experience in county gov- ernment, which now in- cludes handing a $1. l mil- lion budget. Herriage, who grew up in Murchison and gradu- ated from Brownsboro schools, originally worked with the Smith County dis- Irict attorney's office, but wanted to return home to Henderson County. She once worked as crime-vic- tims coordinator with the DA's office, which involved helping major-crimes vic- tims deal with paperwork during the legal process. In 2000, she ascended to her current position. The candidate hopes to streamline the paperwork process between the dis- trict clerk and other county offices. "Every piece of paper that comes through there touches a life," Herriage said. Specifically, she pledged to address the paperwork involved for Henderson County Jail in- mates, which she thinks is inefficient. "Otherwise, (in- mates) sit in jail, costing money," to the,tune of $32 per day, she said. "I want to make sure taxpayer money is spent wisely," she added. Herriage also proposes to extend the district clerk's office hours to 7 a.m. through 5:30 p.m., and will not close for lunch. She said the courthouse is open al- ready during those hours, and most working people need that extra time to tend to district-clerk business. Herriage also doesn't be- lieve in voice mail. "By the time they press 1 and get to you, they are mad," she said. "They want a person." Herriage is running as a Republican. Early voting lasts Feb. 18-28, with the primary Tuesday, March 4. In other Rotary business, member Carlos Padron, who is branch manager of Citizens National Bank's Malakofflocation, said the club's Rotary Youth Lead- ership Awards have been settled after a thorough vetting process. A primary and alternate student from both Malakoff and Cross Roads soon will be notified of their selection. The pro- gram will send the students in February at Rotary ex- pense to a leadership camp for future community lead- ers. Rotary member Teri Caswell also reported that her Faith in Action Out, reach food pantry and clothing program served more than 150 people this past Thursday in advance of the Thanksgiving holi- day. Also, Caswell said the Walk to Stop Hunger in Malakoff Education Foundation grants THE NEWS PHOTO/RUSSELL SLATON Kristi Dalrymple (left) and Stephanie Youngman are awarded $1,695 for the Step on Board grant THE NEWS PHOTO/RUSSELL SLATON (From left)Ashley wittrllil, Sherrl 3Itrett, Jerd Cheek received scienc grants totaling $406 for Space Stations, $723.34 for Earth Lab and $2500 for Science Technology Labs, Nov. 26. THE NEWS PHOTO/RUSSELL SLATON Kaci Holt, Malakoff Tiger mascot Meaghan Morton, who is a student at the high school and Mary Lou Faulk celebrate when Holt and Faulk are awarded the Malakoff4th grade Ipads grant worth $2,472. Not pictured is Debra Elledge, another teacher included in the grant. THE NEWS PHOTO/RUSSELL SLATON Melanie Hurd is awarded the "Sounds Like Fun" grant totaling $893.55 to instal listening centers in the classroom for children. Malakoff doubles up Neches, 72-36 By Russell Slaton TheNews Correspondent MALAKOFF Mala- koffquickly opened a wide lead in its boys basketball season-opener Dec. 3 while downing Neches 72-36. The team got a late start on beginning practice be- cause of the recently con- cluded football season that extended deep into the play- offs, coach DeArtis Nickerson Jr. said. "We were rusty, but I thought the kids played hard," Nickerson added. The Tigers led 16-7 af- ter the first period, then held Neches scoreless through much of the second period, before the visitors scored Library their ninth point on a bucket with 4:50 left in the half. The Tigers led 40-13 at in- termission, and 64-20 after three periods. Kendrick Hombuckle led the Tigers with 13 points, followed by Marcus Dowell and Q.T. Barker, who each chipped in 10 points. Jared Givens added nine points, Damontes Dowell eight, Dariuhn Jackson seven, A.J. Cook with five, Deric Greenhaw four, and Garrian McCallister, Braylon Cable and Terrance Scott each scored two points. The Tigers next play in the Blooming Grove tour- nament Dec. 5-7. THE NEWS PHOTO/RUSsELL SLATON Malakoff's Marcus Dowell swoops to the hoop during the Tigers' 72-36 season-opening victory over Neches. Dowell scored 10 points on the night. The Tigers next play in the Blooming Grove tournament Dec. 5-7. Continued from Page 1 replacement with handi- capped accessible doors and more fundraisers are in the works. Holyfield is organizing the Saturday free movie showing of "The Polar Express" in the children's section and plans to stay on as assistant librarian. Cox only recently moved back to Henderson County from New Jersey and plans to start her new role in the next few weeks. THE NEWS PHOTO/RUSSELL SLATON Betty Herriage (center) told Malakoff Rotary Club members Nov. 26 her qualifications for county district clerk. With her is her husband Glen, who is director of utilities for the city of Athens and once worked for the city of Malakoff. At right is Rotary treasurer Pat Isaacson. Gun Barrel City raised trict governor Michael more than $5,000, and will Moore of the Cedar Creek be held in Malakoff next Lake Rotary Club. The dis- year. Also in attendance trier covers most of North- was Rotary assistant dis- east Texas. Cain Center Turkey Trot a success Special to The News The 16th Annual Turkey Trot held on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, set new records for the Cain Cen- ter. Trotters enjoyed beau- tiful sunny weather for the 5k and lmile fun run and walk! The Cain Center logged almost 450 regis- tered participants and furry companions beating the pre- vious record by nearly 100 participants! Each first place winner was given their choice of a Smoked Turkey or Ham provided by Danny's Smokehouse and Barbeque. In addition to the turkeys and hams given to our race winners, there were several other door prizes from pies to carving boards that were given out to race participants and food pantry donors. Win- ners in each category were: Men Under 13: Alex Elfarr, 32:08.72. Men 13 - 15: Luis Garcia, 22: 53.09 Men 16- 19: Alexander Meyers, 19:54.13 Men 20 - 24: John McGuffey, 22:11.99 Men 25 - 29: Shadraek Songok, 20:12.55 Men 30 - 34: Garrett Grimes, 22:29.94 Men 35 - 39: Stephen McNiel, 21:31.10 Men 40 - 44: Louis Wall, 24:21.21 Men 45 - 49: Dean Mclnnis, 23:06.20 Men 50 - 54: Randall Bowden, 23:48.45 Men 55 - 59: Richard Davis, 30:27.47 Men 60 - 64: Allen Alves, 25:59.92 "M''n"q65 --'r"69: Terry Brown, 31:56.82 Men 70 - 74: Walter Hellebrand, 28:43.21 Women Under 13: Jessie Camacho, 27:41.30 Women 13 - 15: Calli Camacho, 23:22.59 Women 16 - 19: Khaki Carr, 22:33.75 Women 20 - 24: Holly Eckert, 24:30.21 Women 25 - 29: Angela Clemmons, 25:11.55 Women 30 - 34: Dorea Wilder, 23:22.97 Women 35 - 39: Andrea Manry, 26:27.55 Women 40 - 44: Jennie Mahmoud, 24:18.40 Women 45 - 49: Sherri McInnis, 27:11.24 Women 50 - 54: Tammy Barnett, 26:40.85 Women 55 - 59: Jamie Meyers, 27:52.81 Women 70 - 74: Karen Whitten, 49:37.45 Football Continued from Page 1 MalakoffheldNew Boston " yards and three touch- to only 114 yards on the downs through the air. ground, but gave up 180 Angel Tree Continued from Page 1 they will." Come by the lobby at First State Bank located on the square across from the Court House during normal lobby hours: Mon- day through Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fridays: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Board asks that all pur- chased presents be re- turned by December 13 th. This allows for the Board to make sure that pre- sents get to the children on time. The Henderson County Child Welfare Board's mission is to support a net- work of volunteers and Child Protective Services workers who are con- cerned with the welfare of children, especially those suffering from abuse and neglect. Its purpose is to function as a liaison between the community and the Texas Department of Family and Child Protective Services. Please help spread the word to anyone in the community who may be interested in helping to make Christmas for these children a little brighter and a little more normal.