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IJlIIIIIIL JUliU JLli PAGE 8 - The MalakoffNews - Friday, June 23, 2006 I IIII III Tool Continued from Page l La, where he has served as grade; Monday, contractor Jeff expected to begin in the next Some board members ex- head band director for three Vanna Nokes - counselor; Amyx brought the guaranteed two weeks, pressed concerns about in- Texas A&M-Commerce. years. Rood has 12 years of . Janet Bonner -- second maximum before the board. Also approved Monday were equality in punishment for dif- Morgan has been on the experience and worked last grade; However, said Amyx, he has handbooks for all campuses, ferent offenses, which campus already and says "At year at Mason ISD. Amy Lowrie - third grade; already bid the project out and Significant changes include prompted a discussion about this point it's been a smooth Jordan was also selected by David Hale - Spanish; the bids have come in a $6.18 the elimination offlip-flop shoes what punishments should be transition. It's a pleasure to be a committee made up ofcam- Carla Elliott - middle million, at the elementary school, doled out when a student is here." pus facility, booster club mem- school P.E. and girls' coach; However, he still gave the Those shoes will still be al- sent to alternative school. Morgan was only one of 14 bers and a student. Also on and, district the higher guaranteed lowed at the middle and high The district will be assign- new hires at Monday night's that committee was new high Donna Bennett - middlemaximum price in order to school campuses. According to ing 15 days in the alternative meeting. The board also ap- school Principal Randy Perry, school special education, have a little extra room. Middle School Principal George program for a first offensel proved the hire of two new who began his new job ear- In other business Monday"I'm comfortable that Hull, the reason is that students The second time a student leaders for the district band lierthis month, night, the board approved a ($6.29 million) will cover all at the upper grades are not out must attend alternative educa- program. Other new hires included: guaranteed maximum price for the expenses," said Amyx. on the playground, and so lion, the time spent will be a Jeremy R. Jordan was Sheilie Wheeler- kinder- the Tool campus of$6.29 mil- The board approved the flimsy shoes do not present as minimumof30daysl hired as the new high school garten; lion. maximum price and most of much of a hazard. For a drug or alcoholoffense, band director and Denim Rood Chdstal Northcutt - kin- In order for the district to the bids received, but asked Also of note in next year's the minimum punishnent will was brought on as his assis- dergarten; move forward with construe- Amyx to re-bid some areas of handbooks is a standardization be 60 days. tant director. Rayneli Johnson - el-tion, a maximum price must be the project where only one bid of days spent in the district's "I think you have tc be uni- Jordan comes to Malakoffementary special education; agreed upon with contractor was received, alternative education pro- form in your placemett,"said from LaSalle Parish in Jena, Lenda Palmer - fifth LaMarc Construction. Dirt work on the school is gram. Perry. Queen Continued from Page 1 of accessories such as big ties of such a garment. 12 members or so, but is look- rings and feathers. The group doesn't have ing forabout eight more to join Society gathered to officially "But we dressed down to- "meetings." In fact, the "m" their group. crown their queen, day, didn't we?" Dowdy asks word is considered an insult. Those age 50 and over can The event included a big Callahan, whonods solemnly Instead, the group has officially be Red Hat Ladies, cake which looked like a red in agreement. "hoots," gatherings where the while those age 30 to 49- who hat. bag lunches and lots of The flamboyant dress is all ladies fellowship, have lunch are basically waiting for their loud outfits and crazy hats. part of being a Red Hat Lady, and visit new sites around the 50th birthday in anticipation - The chapter has been meet- said Dowdy. The group, area. are Pink Hat Ladies. The ing in Malakoff since 2004 which has over a million "It's about letting go and chapter is open to both types. and was founded by Dowdy, members in 40 countries and having a good time," said The only requirement, that who prefers to be addressed all 50 states, is open to Callahan. "Remember when you be ready for anything. by her royal title, Founding women age 50 and over. The you were a teen-ager and "We have earned the right Queen Mother Chi Boom idea: To relax and have a good your friends were all-impor- to be eccentric," said Dowdy. Boom La Plume. time while meeting other tant? It's like that." "'It's all about meeting people, So why have a coronation women. The local group Dowdy started her chapterhaving friends, dressing up now, after two years of be- members attend Red Hat - the second in the Malakoff and making costumes." ing a chapter? functions all over Texas. area - on October 9, 2004, by Those who want to join The "So they could realize how "We encourage people to be signing up on the Red Hat La- Chi Chi Polliwogs and Boom much they appreciate me," comfortable, but be flamboy- dies' Web site. She had Booms Chapter can call says Dowdy, head held high ant. The idea is to live your worked driving a truck with Dowdy at 903-489-1014 or log in pretend royal fashion,childhood," said Dowdy. her husband, but had to stop onto the chapter's site at http:/ Her right-hand woman, Their costumes are beyond because of health problems. / c h i c h i.p o I 1 i w o g s - Sheila Callahan (who goes by bazaar sometimes. Peacock Now, Dowdy calls herselfa andboombooms.com. Chap- the title Prime Mistress Sub- hats, 14-inch beehive wigs "kept woman," and loves the ter dues are $12 a year. lime Marquisa Fancy Pants), and feathered frog pins (the life. Most of her time is spent, More information about the rolls her eyes and laughs at symbol for the chapter) are well, being a Red Hat Lady. society as a whole and all the her gregarious friend, not unusual. In fact, Callahan "Our husbands keep us in Both ladies are wants to make a teapot hat the Red Hat sty| ,g dressed in ba ght red bats and for a gatl cing eom't up and eustomed to," saidDo dy.: roi, al purple shirts, with lots is still working out thedoflis, The local chapter about Trinidad Continued from Page I which will be hosting tie musi- Florida Boys consist ofbari- cal event. tone and guitarist Glen Allred, The department sewes an piano Derrell Stewart, bass area of Henderson Courty bor- Gene McDonald. tenor Harold dered on the west by Kerens, Reed and lead Josh Garner. the east by Mahkotf, the The group officially started north by Tool and so th by in 1947 under the name Gos- rural Trinity RiveIbottoms. pel Melody Quartet with J.G. Proceeds from be cgncert Whitefield as the head. will benefit the (re depart- Tickets are $15 at the door, ment. $5 for children under 12. Call 903-778-200 or 903- The Trinidad Fire Depart- 432-4254 for mor informa- ment is an all-volunteer unit tion. Water Continued from Page I the hottest part oftl summer area of town, we might have is 450,000 gallons day. a little bit of localized ration- That doesn't men a little ing. (Other water districts common sense isn'in order. are) already doing alternate Herriage still recomaends not ] watering days. We don't have wasting water. to." Common sens water The city operates offofboth guidelines include at water- water pulled from Cedar ing during the heat fthe day Creek Lake and well water. - when most of te water chapters in Henderson The two sources together evaporates before ihits the : Cobm can, be not waterig treets www.redhatsociety.com. The mostMalakoff uses in for a limited length t'time. 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