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S Into Ige n it with needlepoint, put the old rocker back tuse. The rocker is at least 90 years old. The six in her dining room are with needlepoint talked, she pulled a afghan she had knitted she throws across her the cold months, and years she used her knees when she to football games to : her grandchildren play. all past the football age now, and she and no longer attend the she said. I'm sitting, I've got to r hands;" she said. Bob, in order to keep and to occupy himself his stroke forced a amount of inactivity, the ropes of Deason, on a tour of exhibited china samples from the of her daughter, and by her sister and Mrs. Deason, an avid flower gar- outside the house, has interested in African and other indoor ts. Her yard twice won of the month honors Garden Club active. retired from Bond and she retired from company after service. They have married 55 years. Their outside the home !limited to the Lions Club Bob and she holds a in the Eastern still shows the slender that surely was an mark when he professional baseball salad days for San in the old Texas they sit comfortably spinning t their years in comfortable they both enjoy, from the turbulence and of city life. Market needed by farmers ranchers are generally in supply and prices eased somewhat, to an economist the Texas Agricultural Service. So, producers should needed purchases for coming year or at least get suppliers. items with larger are fertilizer, farm pesticides, wire twine, and seed for crops. Although diesel gas supplies should be propane and natural again be tight in this winter. Richard Hudorf Hansdorf Seeking DA Post SPOOL lkVORK--Bob Deason They're useful for making uses a nail and a common coasters, throw rugs, or even thread spool to make unique, Christmas decorations. [Staff colorful ropes shown here. Photo by Tom Herlie] WCCMUD Discusses Buying Royal Oaks Water System Members of the West Cedar Creek Municipal Utilities Dis- trict met last week with representatives from Royal Oaks Estates toiscus the possible purchase of the sub- division's water system. Fred Swalford and Curtis Furguson told the directors that they were acting strictly as individual members of the Royal Oaks Property Owners Association and were at the meeting to learn the different aspects of such a spell. Swalford, who is president of the owners association, said that if the group did choose to sell the system, a profit would have to be realized on their $50,000 in- vestment "We can pay a profit, but you're going to have to pay some of that profit back," said president Jim Loden. Loden explained that if the district was forced to pay high prices for all the water systems it purchases, higher rates will have to be charged for services. The Royal Oaks system currently has 104 customers, 40 of which are full-time residents. Usual monthly ex- penses run close to $300 while monthly income totals around $1,000. Ed Brady, of Johnson Engineering, told the two men that current water rates charged by the Royal Oaks Association are close to what the district rate will be when it begins operations. He esti- CANEY ::: mated the future rate at $9 a month for the first 1000 gallons and then 90 cents to $1 for each additional 1,000 gallons. When Swalford asked whether residents would be required to subscribe to the sewage service, Brady told him they would not unless their septic tanks were in violation with standards set by the State Health Board. Brady also noted that sewer taps are currently being sold for $300 would cost from $500 to $600 if requested after the district begins operations. The directors decided to attend a general meeting of Royal Oaks residents Jan. 4 to discuss the specifics of the sale of the system and to determine if the majority wish to follow that course of action. Members of the district will meet Dec. 18 to officially call the Jan. 10 trustee election. Three members will be run- ning for re-election while a fourth seat has been vacant since the resignation of Bob Fincher last September. Members Dillard and Clif- ton Smith along with Joe Cox will run for two-year terms on the board. The vacant seat is also for a two-year term. Persons wishing to run for the position must be 21-years- old or older and a resident of the district. Deadline for filing is today with applications available at the Tolosa Water Corporation office at Flint Motors on Highway 274 north of Seven Points. Loden reported to the board that the district now has $55,407.08 in the bank follow- ing the recent release of sewer funds by the cities of Tool and Seven Points. The board also went into executive session to discuss the purchase of water from Community Water Corpora- tion of Corsicana. "A lot of people are smarter than they look---and that's re. assurillg." from page one be necessary to hold Special election. Recent changes limit special by municipalities to Vacancies to specified each year. The next slot is January 17'. the council legally act, on advice council's attorney George, the two members voted to pay opgrating bills The bobtail council will meet again in to pay emergency :i:i:-:i:i:::i bills, Rogers said. George told the mayor, Rogers reported, that he felt that no court would challenge the quorum- less council's action to pay outstanding debts. Prior to the resignations, the council had been involved in a hassle with police chief Herman Kite and officer Bill Bearden over use of the squad car, coffee breaks in Malakoff and Kite's carrying his wife with him in the squad car. Kite is hired by the city directly, and Bearden is hired under ETCOG through the terms of the Manpower program. Dismissal pro- cedures are complicated. from page one Van, and (tie) Scott Mabank, and Allen, Grand Saline, Floy Bradford, wide receiver; Joe Mabank, quarter- and Robert Davis, David Carroll, Saline, and Wayne Van, running backs. entire defensive first includes Larry Gibson, oro and Jessie guards; William Mahank, and (tie) Nava, Brownsboro, and Clark, Van, tackles; Powler, Van, and Glenn Mabank, ends; Dan Mabank, Mike Wills Points, Mike Van, and James Brownsboro, line- McCowan, Jessie Trevino, and Brian McFarlin, defensive backs. Richard Handoff, district attorney for the Third Judi- cial District, has announced that he will be a candidate for re-election to that office in the 1976 Democratic Primary Election. , Handoff said he was mailed his filing fee to Calvin Guest, chairman of the State Demo- cratic Executive Committee, and sent designation of him- self as his own campaign treasurer to Secretary of State Mark White. "Due to my background and experience of working with federal, state, county and city law enforcement officers within the district, I feel that I am qualified to serve as district attorney," Handoff said. He was appointed by Gov. Dolph Briscoe in February, 1973, to succeed Mack Wal- lace, who had resigned, as Third Judicial District At- torney, and to hold that position until the following general election. In the general election of Nov., 1974, Handoff ran unopposed for the two years remaining on Wallace's un- expired oerm. His announcement this weekend makes him a candi- date for his first full four-year term as district attorney. A native of Anderson County, Handoff is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Han- doff. His parents have been in the building material business here for many years. Handorf graduated from Palestine High School in 1950, and served in the U.S. Air Force until being honor- ably discharged. He holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin and recieved his law degree from the UT-Austin in Janu- ary, 1966. Handoff was admitted to the State Bar of Texas and licensed to practice in Decem- ber, 1965, just prior to receiving his law degree. Following graduation, he returned to Palestine and was engaged in the private prac- tice of law here until being appointed by the Anderson County Commissioners' Court on Oct. 3, 1967, to fill the unexpired term of the late B.F. Hardgrave, who had resigned, as county attorney. Upon completion of that unexpired term, Handorf suc- cessfully ran for the office of county attorney and "was serving in his second term in that office when Gov. Briscoe appointed him to succeed Wallace as district attorney. Handoff is married to the former June Sumrall, daughter of, Mrs. Virginia Sumrall of Palestine. They have three children, Richard Jr., 15, a sophomore and member of the school band; Julie, 13, an eight grader and a member of the band at Davy Crockett Junior High School; and Nancy, 10, a fourth grader at Reagan School. Political Ad Paid For By Richard Handorf Jap Lucas Hardware 215 North Pratrtevllie Stnm ATHENS. TEXAS 17S.altPl An Athens tradition ..... Serving the good people of Henderson County/or over 30 yeara Reg. 2499s Sale 229" . ........................ o. .... .............. them to just about any area of expenditure they wish to. Following the meeting Mayor A.M. Thompson issued a request for suggestions for possible projects for which the funds might be spent. In other action Monday night, the city fathers agreed to spend "two or three days" cleaning trees and underbrush out of a drainage ditch below the city's sewage treatment plant site. The area involved is on land owned by Jerry Garrison, and the creek handles the drainage of treated sewage from the plant. Garrison appeared be- fore the council two months ago to ask some help in relieving a drainage situation in the area. The treatment Dec. 11, 1975-MALAKOFF NEWS-Page 7 C0UNC L :::::::::::.:::::::.:::.:::i:i:::i:i:!:i:i:!:!::::::::::::::::::::::::.::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::.:::: where Jones now lives, will have to pull the pump have a stencil made to paint The council also voted to which is at the 397-foot level, City of Malakoff on all the obtain a similar plaque of before it can be determined ' city's rolling stock and equip- appreciation for presentation what the exact problem is, he to Leroy Jones, who resigned said. recently for health reasons. He would not estimate the City manager Ron Turner cost, but said "$1,500 has said the new water well now is been talked about." pumping 150 gallons per Thompson told Turner to minute, and testing should be completed this week and a final production figure given by the contractor. The city's contract calls for 200 gallons per minute, but councilmen have indicated they might accept less if an adjustment is made in the contract price. Meanwhile, the city's main well in downtown Malakoff has begun pumping sand, Turner told the council. The presence of sand indicates either a hole in the piping, an plant site (14.06 acres} is accumulation of sand in the leased from Garrison on a bottom of the well, or a hole in long-term contract, the casing of the pump. ment. This came after Inmon asked if decals had ever been ordered. Turner indicated that the decals had not been ordered because of an over- sight. LUMBER LUMBER * PAINT * HARDWARE . SERVICE "EVERYTHING FOR THE BUILDER" Open'til 4:00 Saturday W.R. McKee Lumber Co. A1 Inmon, who is a member of the Library Board, told of visiting the library recently and about work under way to improve its appearance. He said the Malakoff Rotary Club and the Chamber of Commerce had donated $25 each for paint to paint book- shelves. He said brick had been donated for improving the front of the building and a volunteer had been found to lay the bricks. Mayor Thomp- son said he hoped to locate some new doors for the library. "Dust is flying down there. They are cleaning up," Inmon said. "This library will be a credit to the community," Thompson said. "I even en- vision enlarging the library. Mayor Thompson said a plaque of appreciation ordered for Joe Riley Jones had arrived and that a committee composed of Pete Dodson and Ernest Wilson was appointed to arrange to present the plaque to Jones, possible at a club meeting in Kaufman, "If it's not repaired it will wear out the pump in a short time," Turner said. The city Hiway 31 East Phone Malakoff 489-0527 1HE PERFECT GIFT FOR MOM Frigidaire Refrigerators Ranges Dryers Washers PHILLIPS APPLIANCES Malakoff v COME, LOOK, CREATE BEAUTIFUL ROOMS! SPE. CIAL PURCHASES MADE AT THE RECENT MARKETS ARE COMING IN DAILY .. MANY TOTAL LOOK ROOMS AWAIT YOUR CHOOSING. SiX PIECES MAKE A BEAUTIFUL ROOM Westart with a colorful sofa and chair. 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