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2A--The Malakoff News, Thursday, May 28, 1981 by Barry McWIIIioms ! i Me_Ann[dering ...........................By A r f ou sovo I It was another one of those weeks, of my head,"l told him. The special graduation sectionwas due "It didn't," he said, "hand me to come out, the changes in our office another log. " were underway with Sandy breaking in "Look up here and see," I demanded. Lore and Lorl, in turn, breaking in He didn't see anything at first until I Stacy. In addition, the school board was pointed to the spot where I had felt the to meet, the city council was to meet, "Splat". and installation ceremonies were to be "It did," he said while laughing. held for the Trinidad FHA officers for "You're the first person that I have next year. ever known that had a bird fly over and We were spread thin and tension was mess in their hair. I believe I hear it beginning to build. (the bird) singing now." One afternoon after work Bobby was I was not appreciating the humor in in the hack yard doing some work. the situation. I also did not appreciate Thinking that a little outdoor physical my newfound "First Person" status. As labor might help relieve the tension I a matter of fact, it seemed to be the joined him. ultimate insult. I couldn't believe it when I felt the Utilizing the old saying, "things could "Sl~lat" on top of my head but it didn't be worse," Laura Albrecht, co-edltor of take long for the realization of what had the Cedar Creek Pilot, tried to make me happened to sink in. feel better that night as we sat together "I think a bird just messed in the top at the school board meeting. i I -- /I I A gift subscription to per year in and Area seniors will graduate at various ceremonies Friday night. Commencement exercises mark a new beginning for the young adults ticipate. Commencement, the dictionary tells us, means beginning. Graduation, life has proven, also means a beginning. It is a good time to be a senior. Our nation is at peace, technology is opportunities in our ever-changing world, and education joined with the chance to excell. Perhaps today's graduate is tired of hearing the cliche that he or she is of tomorrow." But cliche or not, it's true. We can think of no finer chance for the future than placing it in the today's seniors. We wish them good luck and succesg in their chosen activities. We them to treasure each day as it passes and to anticipate the coming challenge. Ann esson8 "Just be glad cows can't fly," she told me. I was not consoled. Word spread quickly and it was only a night later when I received a phone call at home. "I hear you've found a new rinse for your hair," Monde Renterla said. He was unable to control his laughter but I managed self-control. "I did," I told him. "It seems to be A group of Malakoff High School football players came by The News day afternoon soon after school let out. They had learned that afternoon that their coach was to submit his the Malakoff I.S.D. Board of Trustees at a meeting later that night. There is a special relationship between a coach and his team relationship was apparent by the tear-streaked faces of the boys who came Coach Phil Trice did not have his two-year contract renewed by the sch when it was considered in March, meaning that he only had one year left on expired contract. The Tiger players said that they had submitted a petition to the school working well. The trick is just to be sure and keep your mouth closed while using tion of officials, and will someday become board members themselves. it." I can't help hut wonder why a little If so, the hard lesson that they faced monday will have been bird flying through the sky would do deal .... to them, and to democracy. that to me. I've always been good to birds. Bobby suggested that it may have been a sign from the heavens. If so, I got the point....and a clean head of hair as a result of it. the March meeting asking that they renew their coach's contract. They all they knew to do following the guidelines and procedures of were bitter. We can only assume that the board, in deciding not to renew Trice's so with the benefit of the entire school district at heart and not, as rumors contend, because of personal grudges against the man. Democracy does work and the young men who questioned it Monday that in time. The hurt will fade and they will remain Tigers. Hopefully they will be adultswho will vote, who will take an interest in Well, you finally succeeded - those few of you who are against Coach Trice. YOU, who proclaim to be Christians, insulted a fellow Christian just so you cCald see yo~r relatives play football. We expect that you will again try to remove the next coach when they don't play your offspring (or your relative) even though they don't possess the skill or ability to fill the position in which you seem to think that they should play. We, the Malakoff Tigers, don't blame our coach for leaving. Here is the man that we lost. This man, when he came here, took the team that no other coach wanted and gradually produced a winning program. This year's 7-3-0 record is an This man, who was accused of having a bad influence on the players, organized the first Fellowship of Christian Athletes Organization in Malakoff. He also attended services at the First Baptist Church of Malakoff regularly and taught a Sunday School Class weekly, in which many of the athletes attended. He prompted the athletes on fund drives to gain more and superior equipment to help train the athletes in preparation for next season. He and his staff spent long hours making improvements on the field house such as painting, lockers, acquiring carpeting, and many other tiresome jobs. Some of you implied that his curfew example of his ability to make and training rules were not strict something out of nothing, enough nor strictl.v enforced. The cur- Be sure you don't miss a single copy of your newspaper. Just fill in the form below with present address and your new one, and drop it in the mail (or bring it by the office). Present Address: Name Address City State Zip New Address: Name Address City ____State Zip Mail to: The Malakoff News, P.O. Box 509, Malakoff Texas 75148 Yes, ! want to subseribe! () Please send me a one year subscription to The Malakoff News. En- closed is my check for $ Name. Address City. () Please send a $ Send to: State, Zip gift subscription in my name. Enclosed is my check for Name. 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