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Friday, July 14, 2006 - The Malakoff News - PAGE 5 nam Athens - William A. Elfarr, MD, of Athens, a specialist in urology, was elected President of the Texas Urological Soci- ety (TUS) during the annual meeting, June 15-18, 2006, in Las Vegas. TUS strives to ethically pro- mote the practice of urology in the best interest of the public and the medical profession, to continually improve the profes- sional standards of urology, to further the continued education of its members, to study and evaluate all aspects of the spe- cialty, to promote cooperation between all disciplines inter- ested in urology, and to advise other professional groups con- cerning urology. Its member- ship comprises more than 43 urology physicians. Dr. Elfarr has been a TUS member since residency and is board certified in Urology. For the past five years he has served on the Executive Committee of the Texas Urological Society, as well s serving Chair of the Leg- islative Committee. Locally he has been a member of the Henderson County Medical Society for six years. Dr. Elfarr has been active in clinical practice in Athens, Kaufman, Palestine and Can- ton. He moved to Athens in 1999 where he now lives with his wife and two children. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in Finance. He then went to medical school at the Univer- sity of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) and graduated in 1993. His internship and resi- dency in general surgery and urology were completed at UTMB where he served as Chief Urology Resident and received awards for academic excellence in urology. He has conducted urology re- search in several areas includ- ing Role of Radiation Therapy in the Management of Local Recurrence of Renal Cell Car- cinoma and Effects of Andro- gen Ablation of Angiogensis in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. To date, Dr. Elfarr is the youngest president of the Texas Urological Society as he serves the society for the year 2006- 2007. Trinidad Trivial and Tantamount-- By Emily G. Lundy The News Staff We really have some won- derful watermelons this year, especially the yellow meat ones. I wish I weren't the only Texan who doesn't like to eat this delicacy. It is this time of summer when Mothers long for school to be- gin. The children are bored, have used their imaginations past their limit, won't read a book, play or a physical game. They do know how to whine. The Trinidad ISD meets July 13. Dress code and Superinten- dent for new school year will probably be topics. Why does it feel hotter than it really is? Elvis personified will be in Kerens, downtown, July 15. know exactly what it is. You would give ANYTHING to go home right then. How I cured myself I don't remember. It was a fleeting time, but when I think of soldiers in other nations having this sickness, I want to cry. Please call me for news or give me pictures to run in the If anyone would like to learn paper. to speak English, call this num- ber 903-778-4173. The Trinidad High Superla- tives have never been printed in the paper. They will because I've been promised by some- one to e-mail the photos of Trinidad's favorites. I just don't know "when" and have been unable to reach the "who." Summer colds are rampant. Nothing can be worse than hav- There are lucky folks ing an ailment in the summer on vacation. In fact, families supposed to occur in the win- from different towns in this area ter. It's unnatural, and no one find themselves at the same likes to be around the poor sick places--the Florida Panhandle, person. Tin Cup, Colorado, Galveston, : :-,-- I was wxg,ng abo, summer and national monuments. No Trinidad shows signs of look- baseball endin w ee.k. For matter we've gone, we have ing better. Some have realt ; ' young teams, it's this week. usually met someone fromworked hard to improve the ap- Mesquite, Texas. pearance of their properties. Too, there are people wanting to move here, looking for places to by, in all price ranges. Pray for our sick; don't for- get them: Doris Setzler, Rich- ard Taffee, James Zafareo, Chester Bradley, Jimmy Norris, Diane Paul, Hannah Harrill, Fred Colvin, Lena Goodenough, Joel May, Dr. Pennington, Martha Perry, Lucille Banks, Dewayne Jenkins, Graduates leaving for college will be busy packing about the middle of August. A few will be leaving home for the first time. I know what homesickness is, had it one time in Nacogdoches. It's hard to explain, but once you experience this feeling, you Little league football has al- ready started up too. Overlap- ping seems sad. New cheerleaders will soon be pictured once everyone has returned from vacations: Tommi Moody, Leah Lundy, Chelsea Tart, Melissa Ray, Kimberley Dove, Katie Tapley, Chelsea Tapley, Brooke Parks, Rachel Boatright, Shelby Davis (mascot), Danielle Coleman, Manager. leaves one inju JUDY GRAY GREENLEE/THE / IALAKOFF NEWS Friday afternoon seemed more hazardous for some than others. A Mitsubishi SUV struck a 1992 Chevy pick-up driven by Hernando Chavez as the pick- up exited a driveway off Hwy. 31. According to bystanders at the scene the SUV hit the pickup, swerved and flipped landing on its side. Injuries were undetermined but the driver of the Mitsubishi was taken to ETMC-Athens. Chavez was uninjured. As of presstime, we were unable to get the name of the driver of the SUV. arle jo,ns onroe Johnson Monroe Real- tors is proud to welcome Marie Sligh as a member of their team of Realtors. Marie has been in real estate since September 2003 and was the recipi- ent of the 2004 Henderson County "Rookie of the Year' Award. Marie's husband, David has been a li- censed Realtor for the past year and they work togeJther as a tearn,to pro- vide quality service to their clients. Because of the commitment to provide Quality Service, Marie re- ceived Quality Service Awards in 2004 and 2005 for outstanding service. Formerly with Century 21, Marie received a 2005 Master's Emerald Award for outstanding sales and was in the top 100 Century 21 agents in North Texas. "I'm appreciative of all the real estate tools I received at Century 21," said Marie. pany. They are people of great character And desire the best for their clients. I know this is going to be a great re- lationship." Marie is currently serv- ing as the 2006 Presi- dent-Elect for the Henderson County Women's Council of Re- altors and received the Women's Council 2005 Member of the Year Award. Marie hzs her Accredxted Buyer s ep- '"'J "" reseniaiiveaeslgna/lonq' 'J"J' "However," Marie continued, "David and I decided it was time to expand our horizons. And when the opportunity came for us to go with Johnson Monroe, the number one agency on the lake, the de- cision was easy." Tracey Nowell, owner of Johnson Monroe Realtorsstated, "We are all excited to have Marie and David Sligh joining our com- and is skilled at working with both a Buyer and a Seller. Marie and David moved from Tennessee to Cedar Creek Lake in 2003. Marie and David Sligh will now be located at the Johnson Monroe, Realtors' office at 210 West Main in Gun Barrel City, Texas. They can be reached locally at 903-887-4477 or nation- wide at 800-723-4106, ex- tension 249. Palmer, RN, joined ETMC Athens as of emergency services in March. As a staff member, Holly has the ability to her coworkers with objectivity-and she likes what she sees. "I've been extremely impressed with not only the team here, but the entire organization. It's very obvious that EFMC has demonstrated planning and they are very aware of what they expect in their operation to ensure that it's efJident." "This staff is a community. The majority of them have worked with each other for a significant amount of time, and they can look at each other and know what the other is thinking in a trauma type of situation. The result is a for the patient because the staff able to trust and depend on each other." oining ETMC Athens, Holly commuted Athens to a job at a hospital emergency Tyler. RN She's glad to be contributing to the community where she has lived, and to the community of people she has joined in the ETM Athens emergency department. "It's such a blessing to have the opportunity to work with the community and be able to invest my efforts and energies into something that I know can be the best." Committed to quality. Committed to you. services nmmm ATHENS East Texas Medical Center Regional Heallbcare Sjnrtem