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Friday, February 1, 2013 - The News - Page 7 ....... L ..... ...... II IIIIIliilll II II1[11 fll irr II1[ I I II I Special to The News The Family Peace Project, a Christ centered orga- the U.S. who report intimate partner violence is one in four. In 2012, The Family Peace Project assisted 719 up from the 642 receiving aid in a month. To provide services needed, Family Peace Project uses about 350 volunteer : a value of $7,100. With the increase in need for assistance, The Fam- ily Peace Project is asking for more volunteers and monet~ donations. ~ To donate or volunteer, call (903) 677-9177 or mail donations to P.O, Box 1723, Athens, TX, 75751. Special to The News CEDAR CREEK LAKE-Trinity Valley Elec- tric Cooperative (TVEC) is sponsoring the Youth Tour Contest for high school sophomores,juniors and se- niors from area public schools. Winners of the contest receive a 7-day all-ex- pense-paid trip to the U.S. capital Thursday-Friday, June 13-21,2013. Highlights of the trip will include tours of many na- tional monuments including Arlington National Cem- etery, Washington National Cathedral, the Smithsonian Institute, the Library of Congress and other local attractions. In addition, students will have the opportunity to meet their respective leg- islators. The trip concludes with a night of dinner and danc- ing as students from across the nation convene for Ru- ral Electric Youth Day. "The Youth Tour is an excellent program that of- fbrs an educational oppor- tunity of a lifetime," TVEC general manager/chief ex- ecutive officer Jerry Boze said. "TVEC is proud to sponsor these young men and women as they visit our nation's capital." For applications and complete contest rules, go to the TVEC office located at 1800 E. Hwy. 243, in Kaufman or Entries must be received by Friday, Feb. 15. Special to The News MalakoffHigh School is busy preparing students for their future and success. "High school is no longer about providing just the basics, it's about mak- ing sure our students are college and work force ready," principal Daniel Barton stated. In order for students to have the opportunity to gain university credit, the cam- pus has added Advanced Placement classes in psy- chology, world history, gov- ernment, and calculus. "This is an excellent chance for students to pre- pare to succeed at a ma- jor university," counselor Laurie Boze added. Malakoff High School also offers numerous dual credit courses with Trinity Valley Community College (TVCC), such as college algebra and statistics, biol- ogy, English, and history. These classes grant stu- dents the chance to gain college credit along with required state credits. In addition to these courses, there are several certifica- tions available for students to earn such as a Certified Nurses Aide or Microsoft Office Specialist. Boze has also opened a career center at the high school this year. This cen- ter is open to students to obtain scholarship applica- tions, college and career in- formation, and obtain SAT and ACT preparation ma- terials. There are two comput- ers available to students who need to complete col- lege or workforce applica- tions, scholarship applica- e tions, college and career research, or to register for the SAT, ACT, or THEA. "We are excited about the opening Of the areer center, as it assists in achieving our vision at Malakoff High School: 'Developing superior 21 st century leaders and think- ers in a global society,'" Barton said. Additionally, Kenneth Hancock and Brent Watkins, AgScience and construction trades in- structors, became certified members of the National Center for Construction will head out into the workforce and college With l~esign experience. Students are also able to take an animation class that gives them experience in graphic design. For added exposure to college life, several trips are planned for students to visit nearby colleges and universities. Students will have the opportunity to visit schools such as Mary-Hardin Baylor, The University of Texas at Tyler, Stephen F. Austin State University, Trinity Valley Community Col- Education and Research tege, and Baylor Univer- (NCCER) to provide Stu- sity. dents the opportunity tO MalakoffHigh School is gain certificatioiX : dedicated to the prepara- Students in.j~iBirn fi0n of its students for the class are using the.~"W~t . future. "We are committed softwareav~i~bletoere, t01student success," ate the Tiger Ye~k ~ B~0n Said. S Special to The News It's a New Year and time for New Year's resolutions. This year, why don't you resolve to improve your land or agricultural produc- tion? The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) can help! The Athens field office provides interested in doing more for, and with their land. It's been a tough couple of years in Henderson Count), with drought and rising prices of gas, feed, and fertilizer. Many pro- ducers are looking to cut back and streamline their operations while optimizing their returns. Maybe you to develop a conser- vation plan for yourprop- erty to help guide you to- ward a more productive goal. NRCS conservation planners can help you iden- tify resource concerns, and work with you to come up with solutions for those con- cerns accoi'ding to your in- qualified conservation practices through the Envi- ronmental Quality Incen- fives Program (EQ1P). To be considered for funding, applications must be received by Friday, Feb. 15. To get started with your conservation plan today or for more information about " technie~il assisfarice to la~d- .~t~kl~r~pge of them. .~. ~iividual o1~1~~ ~;,;~!,..~L~g~.~.~io~/and owners in Henderspn~;, The NRCS provides NRCScatial~lrbvide theNR~S~call-theAt~ns County and northern--qualified experts at no somectst-share'a~'istance fleld office at (96])'~6~/5- Anderson County who are cost who will work with for the implementation of 3259, ext. 3. CHECK US OUT ONLINE WWW.MALAKOFFNEWS.NE] Non-Profit Organizations register at 12251 St. Malakoff Bring your recyclableL make a donation to a non-profit Cardboard Dryers Iron & Tin titles) Aluminum Batteries Lead by ;0. Your organization will be paid at the beginning of each month! Start Now! Now Carrying a Large Selectio, of Closeouts Including ... COSTUME JEWELRY / For Gold & Diamond Jewelry, Silver, Rolex Watches ... Anything Of Value[I! " Jewelry Repair and Watch Batteries 385 Hwy. 19 South Canton 2 Blocks South of Hwy. 64 r9o3.567.765o7'