A “Bit” of Looking Back – Rotary Club Elects Officers for Ensuing Club Year; Richards is New President (April, 1949)

Rotary Club Elects Officers for Ensuing Club Year; Richards is New President

from The Malakoff News

Superintendent M. B. Richards

Superintendent M. B. Richards

Friday, April 8, 1949

The Malakoff Rotary Club at the Tuesday Noon luncheon meeting completed the election of officers for the ensuing club year beginning on July 1st.

The new leaders selected by unanimous vote are: Supt. M. B. Richards, president; J. R. Yeager (Trinidad) vice-president; Clyde Humphries, secretary; and W. A. Trotman (Trinidad) treasurer.

Rotarian Joe Barnett, serving as principal speaker at the Tuesday program, discussed the faults of the club and the member Rotarians.  Among others, the speaker adjudged failure to function on the part of committees as the worst fault of all.  If each committee would operate with the president and function properly he said, a big difference could be noted in attendance and progress of the club.

Visiting Rotarians for the week=s meeting, included A. P. Smith, and Supt. J. R. Low of the Athens Club.





A “Bit” of Looking Back – Fishing Report (June, 1965)

Fishing Report…

From The Malakoff News
Friday, June 25, 1965

Clifton Crocker

The cats are on the prowl as is indicated by the above picture of Clifton Crocker of a thirteen and three quarter pound and six and three quarter pound channel cat that he caught recently on a trot line at the cut-off.  The same catch netted six more cat of smaller size.

Crocker, who manages the C&H sigh camp at the cut-off, reported that the big cat are running in deep water now but that the catches are good.

For some reason known only to the bass, these fighting bombshells are now hitting blue worms and only the day before Crocker’s catch, two unidentified men from Athens caught 27 bass weighing up to four pounds with such lures.

An estimated two hundred persons from far and near were trying their luck at the cut-off over the weekend.

Joe Barnett swears that Earl Gentry leased the catfish for $1.25 that was in the picture of Gentry and his brother-in-law that appeared in week before last’s paper.  Gentry vows he and hanks caught the 30 pound beauty at Lake Tawakoni.

Fowler Lucas of Trinidad and Scooter Gilmore of Malakoff are having their usual luck of always bringing home their limit.  They report a catch of 10 bass in less than an hour on Wednesday of last week and Gilmore on a fishing safari by himself brought home a nice string last Sunday morning that was picture worthy.  Most of their fishing  thus far has been near the banks around the Texas Power & Light Lake.

Those families around the Malakoff-Trinidad area who journeyed to more distant lakes over the weekend report bad luck on their outings as in most cases, they were rained out.

No reports have come in from other local lakes.