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Page 8A - The MalakoffNews - Friday, June 10, 2011 From Staff Reports Justus Whitcher has been chosen to represent: Bloomer Trailers out of hun- dreds of hi# school VVhiteher rodeo athletes across the Unit- ed States. The Bloomer Trailers team consists of 33 team members repre- senting 12 states. This is the first year Whitcher has been chosen to repre- sent Bloomer Trailers in calf roping, team roping and steer wrestling. Whitcher, of Malakoff, is a recent graduate of Athens Christian Acade- my where he is was on the basketball team and active in FFA and STUCO. He will contin- ue his education at Trini- ty Valley Community College while competing on the college rodeo team. Whitcher is the 2010 Texas High School Rodeo State All Around Champion, 2010 Texas High School Calf Rop- ing Skate and the 2010 Texas Lligh School Rodeo State Champion Steer Wrestler. He is the son of Jackie Whiteher and James Whitcher. Whitcher and the rest of the Bloomer team will be competing against ap- proximately 1,200 other contestants at the hater- national Finals Youth Rodeo in Shawnee Okla- homa July 10-15. The IFYR also known as the Cheyenne of high school rodeoprepares contest- ants to move up to the next level, it offers 11 performances of the top high school rodeo ac- tion, it has three arenas running simultaneously, and more than $200,000 in prizes. The best of the best compete at Shawnee and it is the coveted win in a high school rodeo career. Bloomer Trailers teams have won the champi- onship the past two years at the IFYR. Team members are chosen to represent Bloomer Trailers not only on their ability to win in their event, but also based on moral character, attitude, com- petitive spirit and leader- ship ability. "'Becoming a champi- on is not easy, it takes hard work, perseverance and dedication to get to the top and stay at the top of any field. Justus has all the qualities of a win- ner and we are proud to have him on our team," said Randy Bloomer, owner of Bloomer Trail- ers. The majority of the Bloomer team members will go on to compete at the college and pro level. For more information about Bloomer Trailers and their team, please contact Bloomer Trailers at 800-390-6377 or visit us at www.bloomertrail- ers.com. American Legion Post 310 gets ready for Flag Day By Jim Kennerk Chaplain, American Legion Post 310 In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14 On June 14, 1777 the Continental Congress pro- posed that the United States have a national flag instead of the British Union Jack. The 13 stars of the flag represented the 13 new states. There were few public ceremonies honoring the Stars and Stripes until 1877, when, on June 14, it was flown from every government building in honor of the centennial of the adoption of a national flag. In August 1949, Presi- dent Harry S. Truman pro- claimed June 14 as Flag Day. An American flag is not just any piece of cloth. Its red, white aiad blue colors represent more than 200 years of sacrifice and his- tory. For this reason, a flag should never simply be thrown away when it is r~o longer usable as a flag. In- COURTESY PHOTO Members of American Legion Post 310 stand beside one of the Legion's drop boxes for unserviceable flags. Pictured are, from le t, Johnny Fisher, Ron Wilier and Post Commander Billy Wardrup. stead, it should be dis- posed of in a dignified way. The American Legion Post 310 in Gun Barrel City will observe this year's flag day with two ceremonies - dedication of the new Post 31J) flag pole and the yearly Ceremony symbolism. Members of the community are wel- come to attend these activ- ities which will begin at 5 p.m. on June 14, Everyone in the Cedar Creek Lake Com|nunity is encouraged to place their unserviceable flags in one of the four Legion flag tbr Disposal of Unservice- drop boxes in the area, or able American flags, bring them to the post. which is a dignified tribute Flags are accepted to the U.S. flag and to its throughout the year. Malakoff Pharmacy 1 Hour Photo "Your Pham=acy.f:'ottr Neighborhood-Ibttr Choice" 409 W. Royall Blvd. - Malakoff P "iaza / \ "2-Night Free Vaoatlon!" STOP LEG CRAMPS BEFORE THEY STOP YOU. Calcet'~ is designed to help stop 10w calcium leg cramps. 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