from The Malakoff News
Friday, March 12, 1954
The architect’s drawing above is the exact likeness of the future First Baptist Church in “The Lignite City.” The plans of the building committee were unanimously accepted without change in a church business conference on Sunday morning. The new structure is designed to be gotten underway following appropriate ground-breaking ceremonies scheduled for Sunday afternoon, March 21st – the first day of Spring. The present church building is to be converted into a modern educational building for the Sunday School Department. The total expense outlay in the building is estimated at $40,000.