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,Page 14A - The News Friday, July 13, 2012 Christmas Tigers (Continued from Page 1A) Society will have artwork in the museum available for viewing and purchase. More space is available for local artists. If you are interested in participating in the art show call 309- 489-8118. Additionally, local au- thor Sharon Ellsberry will be reading her new book, "The Spaniel Fam- ily's Thanksgiving," on July 28 at Cedar Lake nursing services on Terry Street. Her books will be on sale, will be available for signing, and a portion of theproceeds will be donated to Faith in Ac- tion Outreach. The idea for Christmas in July came to the local "Friends of Malakoff" group as they were dis- cussing ideas to bolster the local economy and have fun doing it. "One of our vendors thought having a big sale and community event was a good idea," Friends of Malakoff PR Director Jessica Crye said. "Everyone agreed that we wanted to promote shop- ping local and support local businesses. It's fun City (Continued from Page 1A) moment, as the Texas Teenage Softball 8U state tournament is nearly here. It runs July 16-19 and will be co-hosted by Malakoff and Mabank. The tournament is just one step in a long plan for the city's facilities. "We're looking at these (baseball fields) as long- term investments," Mayor Pro-tem Tim Trimble said. "I think it's a worthy cause to invest in as a city." This should be the last investment the city makes in the fields for some time. During discussion, Councilwoman Jeanette King asked Trimble if any more investments were needed in the near future, and Trimble con- firmed that there were none. The council also heard from another group hop- ing to see the tourists come. Jessica Crye, of the Friends of Malakoff, up- dated the council about the "Friends" activity as of late. Crye said the or- ganization is planning and mobilizing a city- wide event July 25-28 to promote commerce and local business. The event is called "Christmas in July" and many local businesses will decorate their shops and buildings in holiday decor while posting special sales. She said there will also be to decorate for Christmas (Continued from Page 1A) anyway and since it's so to God to see this day hot outside maybe we can come. help people can :think /J. D. Richardson a about cooler times."//1958 graduate of In other news, the Friends of Malakoff: - Purchased and cleared the lot across the street from "My Favorite Things" in Old Town Malakoff. They are in the initial stages of planning to build a small "pocket park" with the space. - Announced their regu- lar meeting times will be held at 5:30 p.m. on the first Friday of each month. free drawings. "It should be tons of fun and bring some good business into town," Crye said. She briefly ad- dressed some confusion some people have ex- pressed toward the "Friends of Malakoff." "We are not just for the 'Old Town' area," Crye said. "If you love Malakoff, and want to see it grow and improve, you're a Friend. It does- n't matter where you are at." She invited anyone with an interest in im- proving Malakoff to at- tend the monthly meet- ings at "My Favorite Things" the first Friday of each month. Malakoff said, "I am very happy to see this day come. This should have been done sooner, but I'm glad to see Rev. Anderson and everyone involved get this honor by being placed in the PVILCA Hall of Fame. This let others know that great things do come from a small town like Malakoff and we are on the map for eternity." Robert Brown, Chair- man of the Board for the coaches association, said, "We appreciate the inter- est that you have in this organization and the new inductees for 2012 which includes inductees from Malakoff." The selection process for induction is done by 12 board members who each nominate three per- sons as inductees and each life member (142) is able to nominate an in- ductee; then the selection process begins. "It was brought to my attention in one of our board meetings to reach our to the small schools that won basketball, foot- ball, and any other cham- pionship in the PVIL. At the top of the list was Conroe, Willis, Jasper, Malakoff, and Silsbee. This is how Malakoff was Selected," said Brown. Brown noted that membership of the or- ganization is made up of athletes and high school coaches from the old Burr An rd " " 903-1B03-5154 903-707-5711 @72-762-2438 903-681-5325 PVIL. However, some members are alumni of Filing PV, whereas there is a great diversity of college graduates from other schools. During the latter half of 1920, the University In- terscholastic League (UIL), the governing body for the white high schools in Texas, decided to establish a separate Negro division. It was named the Texas Inter- scholastic League of Col- ored Schools (TILCS), and it held that name until 1964 when it was officially changed to the Prairie View Inter- scholastic League. How- ever, from the beginning, in the black community it was called the "Prairie View Interscholastic League (PVIL) or the "Negro League," because the state track meet was held at Prairie View each spring and all of the doc- umentation on the aca- demic and athletic com- petitions was housed there. The first state track and field meet was held at Prairie View Normal College in April 1921. Dr. J.G. Osborne, the principal of Prairie View A&M College, served as the first league director. From a very small group of 40 schools in 1921, the league increased its en- rollment to 300 schools in 1927, when W.R. Banks, Prairie View prin- cipal, became the second league sponsor/director. The guidelines for deter- mining state champi- onships were loosely de- fined, because there were no playoffs. This left the door open for more than one state champion to be claimed each year, by different regions of the state, between the years 1921 through 1939. Even though there's more history behind the PVILCA, the purpose of the corporation is to pre- serve the past and re- membering the glory years of the Prairie View Interscholastic League. To instill personal pride and self-esteem by in- creasing the culture awareness of the PVIL heritage. PVILCA which is a 501c3 non-profit organi- zation that has no spon- sorships and the monies received are for four $1000 scholarships which are given each year to graduating sen- iors and expenses for the Annual Hall of Fame banquet. No funds go to Prairie View University. PVILCA organization is the only one of its kind in the Southern States that recognize black athletes and coaches from the era of segregated schools. Leon "Big Hamp" Hamilton, Assistant. Ex- ecutive Director, said, "An exhibit of the PVIL- CA items is in Austin at 1009 East llth St., it is housed at the Marvin Griffin Building at the University of Texas: There is also a traveling exhibit during Black His- tory Month for high school in Texas." Hamilton said that there are more small Sch06i~ J~ the slate 6f Texas that need to be rec- ognized. Although many of the larger schools have been recognized for many years, efforts are being made to recognize small schools in the fu- ture. (Continued from Page 1A) There are four seats up in Cross Roads ISD: Pam Underhill, Darren Himes, Paula Odom, and Gayle Harmon. The November election date is new for Malakoff and Trinidad. In 2009, Congress made a change to the Military and Overseas Voter Em- .++'++ ,++++++++ .................... Business Hours 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday - Thursday 903-489-0531 * Fax: 903-489-2543 815 East Royall, Suite 6. 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