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| Page 2A- The News - Friday, June 10, 2016 any women e By Emily Lundy Special to The News Multiple numbers of women in the Secret So- ciety of Overweight Suf- ferers (kind of makes an acronym for SOS) have this feeling those with normal weight for their height think we others don't know we're fat. This could be true about a few overweight females left with a waist who tuck their tops into their skirts or pants. We others camouflage the best we can, placing pins where you can't see, doing our best to hide the rolls that can't be buttered. I've worn a few dresses unzipped halfway in the back, but covered by a jacket, so I could fit into the outfit and go outside. We don't want to flaunt our size, unless we're re- ally proud of it, because we've been so skinny or we are tired of this type of lying. Some give up from the exhaustion of hiding what we really can't. I know a solid color dress past my knees with a Emily Lundy of Emily pretty short or long-sleeve jacket can help me look the best possible. When you see that sleeveless Solid-color dress, please call me, even if you have to use 9-1-1. My feelings still are not kind about a remark from a skinny woman who said my long, umbrella gauze skirts made me look fatter. And I was wearing them to hide my poundage. What a catch 22. Of course, wise women say we are what we are. We feel fine. But some like me suffer healthwise, or will, because we don't weigh normal. I'm always starting a new way to eat better and trim down. Maybe every day. Most of us hate to weigh. I threw my scales out. My cloth- ing is a rather good indi- cator of what the weight world is doing. When we think nothing can get worse, "shrinking" in height begins. Where does the body stuff from the shrinking go? It sticks on the sides to make us wider. Then comes a rainbow that makes me smile because of my age, my weight, my attitude. I joined an exercise club, not to lose pounds, but to gain stamina. I de- cided to go to a back corner where stood au- thentic scales. Removing my shoes, I tried to balance the nich- es to get my weight. No numbers were visible. I knew in a way where the mental counters should be, but that wouldn't do. Then I saw a handsome, young employee and asked for help. "The numbers are on this side," he said. Why? Then he said after some machine ad- justment, "Something's wrong with these scales. They are not right." I nearly teared up. He did not want to tell what the scale showed. He did not think the numbers were right. (He was slender, naive.) I lowered my voice, and said, "It's okay. The scales are probably right. Whisper what they read." He did. I told him the scales weren't broken. I walked off smiling, thinking how someone had really reared a nice young man, who would probably go far in life, and never have a weight problem. (Is this a pun?) Athens ISD of year COURTESY PHOTO Each Athens ISD campus selected a teacher of the year. They are (from left) Robert Becker, Athens High School; Bronte Hirsch, Athens Middle School; Juan Moreno, Bel Air Elementary; Audrey Thurston, Central Athens Elementary and Elaine Nelson, South Athens Elementary. Regal Monument Co. ) 313 W. Corsieana St. Athens | 903-677-0277 | Memorials for special remembrances! | Made with the finest granite and will be | customized to your special interest and budget needs. | We have large display at our store but will come to | your home if more convenient. / Call or come in and allow us to assist you | Jack Bateman, Mgr. ) Community Calendar CEDAR CREEK LAKE COMMUNITY LUNCH PROGRAM The Cedar Creek Lake Community is hosting a summer lunch program 11 a.m-1 p.m. Monday- Thursday, now through July 14, (closed July 4) for children ages one through 18-years old at the Tool Elementary School. FOOD AND FUN The Trinidad United Methodist Church, 103 E. Scruggs, Trinidad, will provide free meals for chil- dren ages one through 18-years old from 12:30-1:05 p.m., Monday-Friday, now until August 12. FOOD AND FUN The Caney Creek Baptist Church, 5441 FM 3054, Log Cabin, will provide free meals for children ages one through 18-years old from 1:25-2 p.m., Monday-Friday, now until August 12. ,ANNUAL cn'YWIDE CLEANUP The annual Malakoff citywide cleanup is sched- uled for Saturday, June 11, at the city facility on Highway 198, north of the highway's intersection with Highway 31. SUMMER READING PROGRAM The Red Waller Community Library in Malakoff will host a free summer reading program from 2-3:30 p.m. every Thursday June 16-28 at the Community Center. Special guest performers will hold a variety of shows including an animal show, magician show, a balloonist, clowns and puppets. SUMMER MUSICAL CAMP The HCPAC Summer Musical Camp is tentatively scheduled for July 11-22 and is for ages 6 through 13. For more information or to sign up, contact (903)675-3908. MADANK 61ST ANNUAL RODEO WESTERN WEEK The annual Mabank Rodeo is looking for event participants in calf roping, breakaway roping, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling (under age 13), team roping, bull riding, bareback (ages 12 and under) and ladies' open barrels June 24-25. The books are open on the UPRA website and each event requires an admission fee and dress code. The grand entry starts at 8 p.m. each night. Other events include the chili cook-off June 18, Queen rehearsal at the rodeo arena at 7 p.m., June 20, games and bed races at the pavilion starting at 6:30 p.m., June 21, the rodeo arena parade at 4 p.m. and a dance held at the pavilion after the rodeo, both scheduled June 25. Turn in sign-up forms to the Mabank Fire Station. For more information, contact Johnny Adams at (903) 880-3858. CAREGiVERS SUPPORTING CAREGiVERS GROUP Caregivers Supporting Caregivers of Malakoff meets every second Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. and every second Thursday at 12:30 p.m. at the Cedar Lake Nursing Home located at 1611 W. Royall Blvd. For more information, call Myria at (903) 489-4413. COMMUNITY CALENDAR POLICY The Community Calendar is a venue in which nonprofit organizations can promote their services, meetings and events at no cost. Events sponsored by nonprofits that are sales or collect money from those participating require the payment of an ad at a minimum of 15 words for $20 in the classifieds to run a complimentary listing in the Community Calendar. These articles should include only basic informa- tion - who, what, when and where. Articles must include publishable contact information and a phone number. Send articles by e-mail to thenews.hender- sonco@yahoo.com or fax (903) 887-4510. The deadline for submission is 4 p.m. Monday for each issue. 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