A “Bit” of Looking Back – Faculty Selects Miss Kay Reese As Miss Malakoff (October, 1963)

Faculty Selects Miss Kay Reese As Miss Malakoff

From The Malakoff News

Kay Reese

Friday, October 18, 1963

Miss Kay Reese of Malakoff High School and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orvilla Reese, was chosen by the school faculty as “Miss Malakoff” to represent this community at the State Fair of Texas on Tuesday, October, Tuesday, October 15th, on East Texas Day.  The day at the Fair was sponsored by the East Texas Chamber of Commerce.

Miss Reese chose Tommy Tapley as her escort for that momentous occasion.

A reception honoring the queens and their escorts was held at 5 p.m., and the presentation ceremony was held at 8 o’clock in the Cotton Bowl.

The Malakoff Chamber of Commerce, a member of the East Texas organization, in a letter to Miss Reese, offered congratulations on her selection as the Malakoff representative, in which the belief was expressed that she would represent her home community well, and that she might have a very enjoyable day at the Fair of the great State of Texas.

A “Bit” of Looking Back – Orvilla Reese to Go to Rest Camp After Services in Pacific (July, 1943)

Orvilla Reese to Go to Rest Camp After Services in Pacific

From The Malakoff News
Friday, July 23, 1943

In a letter to his wife, the former Miss Helen Leopard, Seaman First Class Orvilla Reese, well-known Malakoff young man and son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Reese of Darco, stated that he is scheduled to be shipped to a rest camp following long and strenuous services with the Navy in the Pacific.  He has been in Guadalcanal and vicinity, he stated, for the past several months.

Seaman Reese enlisted in the “Seabees” construction branch of the Navy July 15, 1942, and left on July 16th for his initial training at Camp Allen, Virginia.  After six weeks at Camp Allen, he was transferred to Davisville, Rhode Island and was later sent back to the State of Virginia to Camp Bradford.  After his advanced training period at Camp Bradford, he was shipped to Guadalcanal, where he has since been in active service.