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i. * "d f,A ! --1" 0 ~d~ .~ ' ~ :, (") ... ~r ;~ ~- ,/, ,i i ,lUl ,i ' Mal "~" ' Area youngsters will have their tint Sources say Santa will have candy to chance to visit with Santa Claus in throw to children along the parade " Malakoff this season at 4 p.m. Friday route as well as candy to give while he when he arrives for the annual Christ- mas Parade. Starting from the Malakoff Elemen- tary School parking lot, the annual parade will pass through the streets of town with Santa riding on a Malakoff Volunteer Fire Department truck. visits with individuals following the parade. The annual parade, ushering in the Christmas Season in the city, is spon- sored by the Malakoff Area Chamber of Commerce. There will be several bands in the parade, acco I/ng to chairman Namfle Drake, as well as decorated cars, floats, bieyeles, horses, buggies, clowns and other entertainment. In an effort to encourage float building, the Chamber has added a cash incentive to be awarded to three win- flY'S. First place winner will receive ~5, i i n ii second place will be awarded $SO and third place will receive Floats will be judged on the Christmas theme, and will be uncataSorized. Everyone is invited to enter the con- test, including businesses, churches and organizations. Floats will be Judged immediately prior to the parade's entry to the streets of town. i u l i i i 1983 t Year, Number 48 "The Voice of the Lignite City" cents single copy Box 509. Malakoff. Texas 75148 489-0531 , Thursday, December 8, 1983 "' ~ v % By FRANK SOPUCH Commissioners to rescind all orders concerning the [ surplus county road and according to road this year the county fathers the East Texas Council to prepare detailed county roads in purpose of these maps in distributing surplus the mapping been delayed due to per- at ETCOG. result P Commissioners Jim recinct I), Leland Tarrant and W.E. "Saint" McLean 3) voted Monday to rescind Chairman of the "Committee, has a public meeting for next 7 p.m., at Malakoff at City Hall. Of in- public will be the printing the Memorial style and in the Malakoff area is be present and take part Actions taken will and hold for our for many years. The will have all known previous orders concerning distribution of surplus road and bridge funds and continue with the previous system of allowing a comrnissioner to carry over any surpluses from one year to another. Commissioner Jack Stegall (Precinct 2) and County Judge Winston Reagan voted against Monday's resolution. Other HCCC action In other commissioners court action Monday the county fathers unanimously approved work orders for administrative and architectural services concerning a senior citizens building contract with the Tyler firm of Barber, Brannon and Traylor. The building is to be constructed at the Henderson County Fairgrounds with federal funds. The commissioners als~ unanimously See. FUNDS, page 11 a military service personnel listed, name, rant, branch service and service dates. Wllllanw m gests that all Veterans or family members of Veterans report the above infoln~stion at once to assure its inclusion in the book. The Veterans Memorial Monument and the Veterans Honor Book is being financed by volunteer contributions. An estimated to $ 000 is still needed. The Malakoff News, Alfred Williams, Bill Malone, Noel Lawson or the Chain- bar of Commerce will gladly accept your donation toward this patriotic project. 4 A REPEAT PERFORMANCE -- Sent~ Claus will make his annual pro- Christmas visit with area youngsters Friday afternoon. He will be a guest of the Malakof! Area Chamber of Commerce at their Christmas Parade and will be provided transportation by Malakoff Volunteer Firemen. (File Photo) By FRANK $OPUCH The Texas Health Facilities Com- mission last Thursday cleared the way for construction to begin on the g S.2 million Lakeland Medical Center in Athens. The commission unanimously ap- proved a required certificate of need for the ll -bed hospital to be con- structed two miles south of Athens on State Highway 19. LMC administrator Gene Mclntyre, who attended the commission hearing in Austin last Thursday, said the THFC approval culminated nearly a year of preliminary planning surrounding the certificate application. "All of the legal work is behind us now," exclaimed Mclntyre. "The bids on the first phase of construction will probably be let out next week and groundbreaking will follow in January." The administrator explained the first phase of the project includes "moving dirt and laying foundations." He said final plans on the I16,000 square foot hospital need to be finalized before all bids are advertised. The new facility would replace the current Lakeland Medical Center, formerly Henderson County Memorial Hospital, at 405 Lindsey Lane in Athens. Last year the hospital was leased to East Texas Hospital Foundation of Tyler for a 30-year period. The lease agreement included the Tyler health care corporation constructing and operating the new facility. Looking ahead, McIntyre predicted the new hospital would open its doors to See. HOSPITAL, page 14 Cross Roads' Matt Anding topped a ll t of 13players recently named to Um District II-A East Ze e coaches' All-Dlstrlct team. Anding, a 15~-pound senior, was lauded by II-A conches in two areas. Anding was a unanLmous choice as the Jackson and split end James Boyd. Both are seniors. Named to the second team defense were linemen Mark Thompson am/ Jerry Stanfleld, iinebacker Mike Hoe- nbuckle and safety Brant Hller. Stan- field is the only senior of the group. east zone's top punter and was named Thompson is a Junior and Hornbuckle second team quarterback, and Hller are beth sophomores. Cross Roads m .ior Jeff Tmmell, a Cross Roads players recelvin 14£er, was the only other area player receiving first team status. Tunnell was named to the first team eond . Trinidad garnered six spots on the second teams. Selected to the second team Mfenae were runningbeck Derek honorable mention were Chris Hope, Mike Baggers, Camp and Gerald Emanuel. Leo Stantan of Trinidad was also named to the list. Selected to the first team offense Sea. DISTRICT, page 14 -obably not get under con'struction for has." The man questioned whether a traffic with a continuous center left- Payne Springs, and- follow the existing grave error to b ass the businesses on of Highway 198 another five to eight years, separate hearing could be held to iron turn lane. path aft - the last curve by the Shell Highway 198," Stiff stated. d/strict in Gun "The intersection is dangerous now," out an alternate route for Highway 198 2) From the location south of Twin ptant south to Malakoff. Dr. David Manning noted that "a lot stated Stan Johnson, "and five years probably never leave from now it will bellti v ' He through Payne Springs. Creek to the Clear Creek Bridge, need a More than 15 businessmen and city thisf moneYa nice commercialhas been investedarea.,, to make xd following a public Payne Springs Mayor Joe Wilbanks 44 ft. crown, rural type road with two 12 officials voiced opposition to a possible Greg Smith questioned the con- the traffic problems on questioned the poasib" y o p gsuggested that the city council set up a ft. lanes and two 10 ft. shoulders, bypass of 198 to the west of the existing from Mahank to Malakoff. 85 and 198 intersection as a priority town hall meeting for Payne Springs 3) From Clear Creek to the north end roadway. All agreed the bypass would structton cost tobulld a bypass or to room only as more than item on the project, residents to talk about alternatives for of the Caney Creek Bridge, need 66 ft. of be devastating to the existing business four-lane the existing route. Packed into Brawnar Hall Waggonner stated that studies were the highway in their city. Wilbanks roadway with curb and gutter and SO ft. community. Waggonner th@t the construction cost V afternoon to hear the being made to alleviate the bottleneck noted that the proposals discussed of right of way (ROW). To eliminate the bottleneck at the would be comparable either way. "The possible re-routing of at the intersection now. He said that a during the city's town hall meeting 4) From the Caney Bridge to the curb intersection of Highways 85 and 198, ' new route would be longer, and the old route would require detours during temporary route could be possilbe could be submitted to the highway and gutter roadway In Malakoff, need Leo Jones, representing the Kldd Jones construction," he stated. ect depends to a large before the entire project is completed, department for consideration, four 12 ft. lanes with two I0 ft. paved gas station and convenience store he feeling in the com- Waggonner also noted that the GBC Bernie Dodd, resident engineer for shoulders. "I have heard no advantages to an tted Cornell Waggonner, area of the project could be placed as Henderson and Anderson counties, Dodd stated that the highway located at the intersection, suggested al rnate route," stated Jim Baldwin, design engineer for the toppriority, opened the meeting Tuesday afternoon department currently has SO ft. of ROW the improvements bring the road "and I think you should Just go straight straight through the intersection where through " out of Tyler. After But the problem with Gun Barrel by stating, "We don't have anything set from Mahank south on Highway 198 to his store and an auto repair and supply "This'thin ill hav " " complete unity in traffic wa 't the only matter on the in concrete; we re not fixed to any the city limits, and 70 ft. of ROW proposals for line. After almost an hour of conm3ents location or design yet." through Gun Barrel City. He said that store now stand, affect," Tomg Wward stated.e an everlasungHe note Barrel City, from GBC business leaders, one Payne Dodd outlined the following needs to the highway department was looking to Bath Barrel City Mayor Charles that the sales tax from the businesses officials agreed Springsresidentcommented,'Tmgiad improve Highway 198: widen the highway, to elinflnate the Stiff and GBC Building Inspector Bill support the city, and that the ldbe to four-lane you've got everything worked out to 1) From Highway 175 in Mabank to bottleneck at the intersection of Adams expressed the city's stand as businessespay su tantlal taxes to the Path through the business their satisfaction in Gun Barrel, but two miles south of the Twin Creek Highway 198 and 85 in Gun Barrel, to opposing a possible bypass. Both Mabunk ISD. ,.r, . what about Payne Springs? We knew Bridge, need66ft, of roadway with curb eliminate the 90 degree curve in the favored placing a four-lane road Tom Gflreath said that he was told to ',oc I news for the city, this would be basically a Gun Barrel and gutter and SO ft. of right-of-way, road near Enchanted Oaks, straighten through the existing path of Highway is the vroject will meeting when we came here, and it This would provide for four-lanes of dangerous hairpin curves tlwo 198 through the city. "It would be a See, ROAD, page 14 VOLUNTEER FIREMEN were eaUed out laet week when high what started as smsil fire. Firemen are urging extreme controlled Imrulng. Gasthtg winds, e. mb with fallen laavee, some#mac cam even the smallest fire to get out of eentrol. (Staff pketo by Ann I vail ) SCHOOL8 TO DlMM188 EARLY FRIDAY Malakoff Schools will dismiss early Friday, Dec. 9, so that everyone will be able to attend the Chrktmas Parade. All elassea will be dlsmlssnd at ~ p.m. Friday and buees will run at that time. TICKE'r8 ON SALE Tickets are still available for the Lake Trails Chapter of American Busineas Women's Association Christmas Tour of Homes. Ticl ets are available at Inter. First Bank or from any member of A.B.W.A. o RAINFALL REPORT Bro. E. P. Allen reports a total rainfall for November of e.15 inches, bringing ~K~wear's total to data to 52.41 incheg, The warmeat day in November was the hen the thermometer reached degrem. The first frost fell on November le while the first frseu was a hard one arriving November 29. Bro. Allen said the area is I.LI rainfall above last year's amount. MEETING8 Malakoff City Council will meet Monday, Dec, at 7 p.m. at the municipal com- plex for a regular meeting. Masoa/c Lodge No. 7S9 Study Club wtll be held Monday, Dec. at the lodge indl in Malakoff. Malakoff Rotartam will meet Wedmmday, Dec. 14, at noon at the Harbor Home Restaurant for their weekly luncheon meeting. The I. O. O. F. regular weekly meeting will be held Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the ' lodge hall in Malakoff. :/