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~ . Friday, June 23, 2006 - The Malakoff News - PAGE 5 By Jennifer Stone- Hannigan Editor Many of the kids at Kidsfirst Christian Acad- emy cannot read the words painted on the archway they pass under each day on their way to their class- rooms. And those who can read likely don't under- stand the meaning. But that's OK, because the adults who pass through the doors of the day care's new building know how important "Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it" can be to a child's upbringing. The words of Proverbs 22:6 are just one of many brightly painted features scattered on the walls of the new Kidsfirst Christian Academy building. The academy's new building - located on State Highway 198 just across from Malakoff Intermedi- ate School - opened up June 5. So far, said founder Marci Peach, the new fa- cility is everything the chil- dren need. "It was like Christmas morning for the kids when we moved over here," said Peach. The new building is 7,200 square feet, a large in- crease from the 5,800 square feet available in the day care's former home adjacent to Cedar Lake Nursing Home. The brick and wood con- struction makes the build- ing feel more like a house inside and out, said Peach. The facility now has plenty of classroom space, a large common area and a space designed specifi- cally for computer and art classes. "In the past, we have used an outside service to offer a computer classes twice a month. Now we JENNIFER STONE-HANNIGAN/THE MALAKOFF ABOVE: The new Kidsfirst Christian Academy facility is located on State High- way 198 about two blocks north of the intersection with State Highway 31. RIGHT: The children in one of Kidsflrst's classes play a dancing game. will be doing the computer instruction ourselves," said Peach. The new facility also has plenty of space to offer new programs when the fall begins, said Peach. For now, she said, the children and teachers are happily getting settled into their new home. The new daycare em- ploys 15 teachers and staff. The facility's certified di- rector is Tina Perez, who has 17 years of experience in childcare professions. The center is licensed for 168 kids at the new loca- tion. Kidsfirst offers a Christian-based curriculum that actually starts out in the infant area and goes all the way up through pre-school curriculum. Kidsfu'st opened in Novem- ber 2003, after Peach -- a Malakoff High School gradu- ate -- moved back to her hometown from Fort Worth. "We saw the opportu- nity that there was not a daycare in town at all at that time. When I found out the day care that was here had closed, I just kept thinking to myself, ffhere's no day carein this town. There should be.' "We just had wonderful assistance and cooperation from the nursing home and the community. It just was'a wonderful oppor- tunity for us and the kids and the community and it worked well for everybody," said Peach, who is also a pediatric nurse. For more on the academy and the classes it offers for kids up to age 12, call 903-489-2400. First State Bank- Malakoff Malakoff Plumbing 903-489-4176 Malakoff Pharmacy 903-489.1909 Subway 903-489-3166 IWe Dedicate These Z~fings To Our Local Businesses ~ I If We Missed Your Business Just Give Us A Call-903.489-0531 The Barber Shop Trinidad Dairy Queen Jeanie Seely-State Farm 903-489-0455 903-778-2952 Insurance The Donut Palace 903'489-2042 China Royal Care Dollar Per Day Videos 903-489-9988 .903.489-2304 Tanner Towing & Auto Repair 903-489-1292 903-489-2266 KCKL/KLVQ Radio 903-489-1238 Brookshire's 903-489-0538 Peggy's Electrolysis 903-489-2800 Happy Days Shell Station 903-489-3380 Tahiti Tan Wildhorse Boutique 903-489-2013-903-489- Star State Insurance Cedar Lake Nursing Home 903-489-1702 Berry Lumber 903-489-0526 Juanita's Antiques 903-489-0044 MalakoffInsurance George Adams-Attor- Cedar Creek Cafe 903-489-0512 ney 903-489-1119 Cedar Lake Nursing Malakoff Nursery Service 903-489-1521 903-489-2043 Down By The River Poole Gas Co. Trinidad 903-489.0524 Shell Station Mills Feed Trinidad 903-489-0837 Antiques on Royall LindyMall-Antiques 903-489-1967 Citizen's National 903-489-1999 903-489-1087 Holiday Cleaners 903-489-0969 Malakoff News Just Hair Beauty Shop 103 S. Terry St. 903-489-2581 903-489-0531 MRI Scrap-Metal 903-489-3050 Glass Gardens 903-489-9935 Caln BrownMemorial 903-489-4120 DoHarNation 903-489-0709 G00d TimesAn- , tiques Bubba Jeans Restau- rant Dr. M. Fulgham, DDS Ron's Body Shop 903-489-2710 LCM 903-489-3258 Malakoff Trading Post 903-489-2783 Commiato's Hitek 903-489-1807 KidsFirst Christian Academy 903-489-2400 Co'm Laundry Washateria FeedStore Downtown Trinidad Star Music Trinidad Citgo Refuge store Hwy. 31 W. -Trinidad 903-489-3811 Malakoff Flower Tomlinson Funeral Shop Home Malakoff Floors and Malakoff Industries More 903-489-1910 Corner M[ar t #!1 The Backdoor Antiques :, $, t!on 903-489-1160 903-489-0334 Lake House Decor 903-489-3900 The Tire Shop Hwy. 31 E. (Royall Blvd) Cedar Creek.Vet.Clinic 903-489-0311 Mal-TexOxygen Supp HernandezRestaurant 903-489-2922 Malakoff Pharmacy 903-489-1909 SagebrushEmpofium 903-489-3525 Fred's Motors Malakoff Acme Brick 903-489-1331 Coal Miners 903-489-2200 J & B Burgers 903-489-2452 Ochoa sMexicanFood Norman Lawn & Landscape 903-489-1779 903-489-9755 Tomlinson's From the Heart Gifts/Flowers 903-489-4125 Paul, Sanne M.D. 903-489-0101 MalakoffMuffier Shop 903-489-2324 Malakoff Bait &Tackle 903-489-0223 Lakeside CaD 903-489-3456 John Sawtelle 903-778-2942 Dollar General 903-489-3424 Tiger Car Wash Hwy. 31 E. (Royall Blvd.) Quick Service Oil & Lube Mike George-Attorney 903-489-1600 Quick Pick Food Fina Station 903-489-2299 Anders Furniture Center Sonic 903-489-0591 Equinox Research 903-489-0520 Just ask Richard Vasquez, director of radiology . for ETMC Athens, He constantly evaluates new imaging technologies and makes sure the medical center provides everything physicians need to prompt, accurate diagnoses: Multi-slice CT: PACS (picture archive computerized system) di X-rays that can be revlew by physicians on any computer with access to the system; MRI (magnetic resonan ima ng); cellular imaging mammo- ' graphy; ultrasound; even nuclear Imaging, Faster, better imaging technology in the staff dedicated to providing caring service to patients. It's a