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Wednesday, June 13, 2001 - The Malakoff News - PAGE 1B ;ALOME'S STARS ARIES (March 21 to past business decisions before April 19) You enter a more positive period, both peJ n- ally and professionally but trouble spots can apllear. Avoid them by keeping lines of communication open. TAURUS (April 2 to May 20) Don't fret abot t the competition. Since Taurus rules the throat, you could have the advantage of con- veying your ideas in t3nes that are sure to please 1our listeners. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Of course, is a Gemini, you love to talk But watch your words very, :are- fully this week. What yol say could come back to caus(: you some unpleasant mome ats. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The Grabby-Cr bby side of you dominates. You want it all. But try to temper that urge to splurge sol you can take advantage of a l up- coming investment opp xtu- nity. LEO (July 23 to A gust 22) Spread that natural sun- shine that all you loving Leos and Leonas radiate, and brighten Up those gloomy hearts around you. Also, ex- pect a visitfropa som.one from your past. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) You like things neat and tidy. That's fine for your closets and q lesk- tops, but you need to be :nore flexible in your relations hips. Give a little, and you'll get a lot back. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Your f nan- cial aspects continue to C omi- nate. There still miglLt be problems to work out from i you can make plans for the future. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Travel plans might be up in the air - "literally - now that your spouse or partner would rather fly than drive. A thorny workplace issue is close to being resolved. SAGITTARIUS (No- vember 22 to December 21) Use your natural leader- ship qualities to guide a troublesome workplace project through to completion. A personal .relationship is smooth sailing all the way. CAPRICORN (Decem- ber 22 to January 19) As- pects for moving to a new lo- cation appear to be increas- ingly favorable. Meanwhile, your loyalty to a friend soon pays off in ways you never expected. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Your ability to be flexible helps get you through changes you hadn't expected, either on the job or at home. Remember to take things one step at a time. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your creative tal- ents are put to the test as you attempt to deal with a sud- denly changed situation. It will be up to you to devise a way to work it out success- fully. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a gift for bringing people together. While you love to travel, you also love being at home, especially if you can be surrounded by your family. (c) 2001 King Features Syndicate, Inc. II I ,!II IIII I " I I II The Malakoff News Start My Yes, I w Please s, subscription Please re-n, Name Addess City Subscription! nt to subscribe ( ) md me a one-year :o The Malakoff News. w my subsciption ( ) S fate Zip SubScription Rates , $17.00 per y m Henderson County  $22.00 per yar elsewhere in Texas 25.00 per' year outside Texas ,,:. The Malakoff News P.O. Bo509 Malakoff, Tx. 9000-489-0531 DAKOTAHAIRDENGN00I 00hampOo I 0.00 Ha00cut 10. O0 Hacut d; dixie  I 6. O0 .(00ol.on00 sa00.oo up Monday through Friday 9:00am - 7:00pm Saturday! 1 l:OOam - 5:00pm 00007-50500 41,6 S. Palestine Ste. A Athens ! Room 10 By Emily G. Lundy When personal essays about important people in the lives of the students were assigned, I looked forward to the chosen subjects. Varied people were chosen, of course, grandpar- ents mostly, but Morns and Dads often were saluted or satirized. Usually the Grandparent chosen was no longer alive, and often I sat in my room cry- ing as I read and graded these papers. There was the Grandson who walked around in his Pawpaw's boots, hoping he would be just like this grand man. A young lady wrote of her grandmother's death while she, the student, was in classes at school. When she reached home and no Grandma was waiting for her, lying in her bed, the granddaughter crawled into that vacated bed, held on to the indented pillow and wept. My favorite essays had to be about the Dads. Everyone now realizes the rarity, it seems, of "good" fathers, and I relished reading what a ma- ture student who realized the worth of the Dad in his life or in some cases, a Step-Dad. Some were written well enough to publish. In 1988, I found myself a se- nior sponsor with most of the authority and responsibility for major activities. In my school, a senior assembly was custom- ary in May, a time of videos, slides, memories, speeches and music that could last three hours. It was the highlight of the year for many. In planning the program, I suggested a salute to Dads, pointing out we could never in- clude every senior in any spe- cial salute. In that year Conway Twiddy had a big hit, "That's My Job," a song explaining how Dads keep children from being afraid, often finance their dreams, and do their best to rear a child to maturity who will be a treasure. Eventually the students agreed that with this song in the background, slides of as many seniors as possible with their dads would be a hit in the as- sembly. I took pictures everywhere, one senior girl and her dad sit- ting on the back of a convert- ible seat, another Dad taking money from his billfold m give his daughter as I snapped the shutter. My own son surpris- ingly grabbed his dad from be- hind and wrapped him up in a bear hug as the camera clicked. Others posed by trees, cars, on steps, in businesses owned by their dads. The president of the class and his dad posed last, and just as I snapped my shot, this Dad kissed his son on the cheek. Two caught by surprise, we all three stood in the road and laughed heartily. Then came the day of the as- sembly. As the song rolled out loud and clear with the accom- panying slides, I took amazed pride in the way the words matched the pictures. That money from the billfold filled the screen as Twiddy talked of"go- ing out west" and needing funds. More than thirty students brought their dads proudly for posed slides, and we were all proud of our efforts. I know some men were especially happy. Not many years ago I viewed a video of that day, and in re- viewing "That's My Job," I Emily G. Lundy 1961 thought of the Dads pictured that had died since the photo ses- sions. The young man stand- ing proudly by his blind father no longer has a father. A young girl leaning beside her father on the counter of his lumberyard watched him die of leukemia before his "time." But most of the fathers in our salute are alive and well in 2001 for Father's Day, June 17. I hope the once-upon-a-time stu- dents who now have children of their own take a moment to remember not only the man who gave them life and hope- fully much more but realize now "That's Their Job." Letters to the Editor Dear Editor, I live on FM 3441. Every morning, I would leave my house to go to work at 7:30. I tech in Trinidad. Every Mom- ing I would meet 4 mobile home haulers coming from Malakoff. They would always be travel- ing in excess of 60 mph and would be hanging over the yel- low line for at least 65 % of their journey. They did not have es- corts and always were travel- ing at the busiest part of the day. Did the state require this also? One morning one of them forced me off the road. I dropped by and talked to the Malakoff Po- lice and told them of the inci- dent. I also e-mailed State Rep. Clyde Alexander. I told them both that somebody was going to get hurt. Both politely brushed me off. Mr. Alexander wrote me a letter ( I still have ) and 1t me of the new shoul- rs ori 113441 and how there shouldn,t be a problem. What shoulders? I received the letter on May 8th. I am sure Mr. Glasgow remembers the day ell. Since that time we have had 1 other incident and 1 more wreck. We are averaging al- most 1 per week. Your article asks "Who's to blame?". Traf- fic tickets and campaign con- tributions instead of public safety are the priority of some. The priority needs to be public safety. When it is, the carnage will stop. Mr. Alexander should read the letter he sent me and decide if he properly re- searched the issue. Larry Sample To the editor: About the Royal Glasgow case, his running into a trailer house: I have met trailers, and also have had a hard time, be- cause they are so wide, and yes, they do drive too fast. Last Monday doming into Malakoff, I met 6 units. I pull over, and stop, because there are mail boxes on both sides of the road. My school bus route came up the Malakoff-Cross Roads road and turned onto the Lockland school house road. When I would be coming back, if I saw a trailer coming I would always let them pass. We know Royal Ray, and are sorry he was hurt so bad. We don't know what to say, except it is a bad thing. I don't know the rules about permit driving, but someone needs to be more careful. Clara Jo Davis Cross Roads News Writer Dear Editor, Royal and Jean Glasgow have been my friends a long time. But that is not why I am writing. Every afternoon, between 3:00 pm and 4:30 pm I drive to BUSINESS EOUiPNHT Sales and Service on Copiers, Faxes and Duplicators BUSINESS CARDS FLYERS LETTERHEADS ENVELOPES BUSINESS FORMS COPIES RUBBER STAMPS BANNERS SIGNS VINYL LETTERING 1 800 618 COPY FAX: (903) 489-2651 214 S. Terry- Malakoff, Texas Malakoff from my home in Cross Roads to do my volun- teer duties at Mary Queen of Heaven Catholic Church. Many times I have met a "half house" coming towards me on FM 344 1, one after an- other. This "half house" is nearly always swaying over into my lane of the highway and is taking more than one lane, any- way. If I had an accident with that "half house", no question about it, it would be m_ fault because I am65 years old and a widow. Therefore, I head my car into the grassy area of the right side of the road and hold my breath. Also, what about Cross Roads School and their school busses being on that highway during said "School Bus Hours?" That's morning, but how about those same situations in the afternoon hour mentioned earlier? Those school busses need half of the highway too! Please stress to the right people that someone needs to make some other arrangements with this situation of hauling these homes down our country highways. I pray that no one else's life will be mined in the way Royal's life has been m- ined. Sincerely, Althea Schmidt Dear Editor, I am a teacher at Cayuga and I travel 3441 everyday. There is hardly a day that I do not en- counter mobile homes. Even if they are not the extra wide ones involved in the accidents, they routinely drive down the middle of the road to avoid tree limbs. Many times oncom- ing cars have had to go into the ditch to avoid the mobile homes. Usually they are traveling in ex- cess of 65 miles per hour. That does not give the oncoming traf- fic much time to hit the ditch if they are on a hill. The day of the accident, I was late to school because of the road being closed. I came along right after the accident. It was only a matter of time be- fore this happened. When I got to school, Ronny Snow called the highway department in Ath- ens. He was referred to the State Highway department. He called and asked why these wide loads traveled down such a narrow road when highway 19 was available. The state said that highway 19 was un- der construction. He respec- tively told them that there was no construction on highway 19. This means that either the state department or the local highway department dropped the ball. He was also told that the loads are not supposed to be on the road between the hours of 6 and 8:30, and again in the af- temoon hours when the school busses are running. This is constantly violated on 3441. Ronny then called the local po- lice and the state highway pa- trol, and since that date I have seen no more mobile homes on 3441 on my way to work. Does Mr. Glasgow have a case? You bet he does. If he needs a witness--Just call. Sincerely, Diane Slaton Dear Editor and Staff, I enjoy reading about what's happening in the Malakoff area; enjoyed my times there. 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