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PAGE 14A - The MalakoffNews - Friday, July 28, 2006 lan Courtesy Photo KidsFirst Christian Academy made tye-dye shirts to wear during their 3rd Annual Baseball game. The game was held at Kilman Field in Malakoff Thursday, July 20. Continued from page 11A grocery store, they to are paying extra and that has a lot to do with raises. There seems to be a simple answer here. Of course the employer will pay more on salaries, but he will have people working one job in- stead of two jobs, just to pay the electricity bill. God help the person who is on any kind of medication that has to be purchased every month, be- cause there are going to be months, not weeks, that medication will have to wait. There are millions of the eld- erly on fixed incomes that dance a balancing act every month. What are we doing about them? We are the richest nation in the world and yet there are thousands of kids going to bed hungry every night be- cause there just wasn't enough money to buy the gro- ceries needed. I'm not talking about the lazy ones out there that are living off the government, I'm talking about the work- ing men and women that struggle everyday to make ends meet. There are companies that claim millions every quarter of the year (that's every three months) in profit, mil- lions; and we can't raise minimum wage. Thank the good Lord for their profit; what happened to the work- ing man? Nothing. He didn't get a raise because of the good fortune of his boss. There are the companies who hire someone in at $6.50 an hour and four years later they are still making $6.50 an hour. But yet, the price of gas is going up; the price of food is going up and for sure the price of electricity is going up. Something is wrong with that picture also. It doesn't make any differ- ence if you are republican, democrat or liberal people, something has to be done. We have to many working people, honest, good people who are just out there trying to make it work for their fam- ily and yet the lawmakers of our time are not helping. I don't know the real an- swers folks, I wish I did. But I do know that it's wrong, so wrong to pay someone for years the same wages you hired them in at. Open your eyes employers, you can't tell me that you are not paying the same prices we are. It cost you double to fill up that new car or truck, just like it cost us double. You are pay- ing those surcharges, just like we are. Like the old saying goes, "There's just too much month left over at the end of the money." Alyssa Piper Phota Lightening strikes a rare form as it leaves a skunk2 t like stripe on this Oak tree in Willow Springs, just northeast of Cross Roads. 1 Y COURTESY PHOTO Work continues on Randy's Exxon as they plade the a/c units on the top of the building. iiiiiiii iii ilJ iiiiiiiiiiiii!iii ii ii i FUNERAL HOMES CREMATION SERVICE Our Services At No Charge For Infants Minor Children At Our Cost [ 903-432-4441 903-489-1500 | Seven Points, TX Malakoff, TX Teach your child the value of money and the benefits of saving with our easy-to-use accounts for kids. Accounts for children under 12 feature no minumum baLmce requirements and compounded daily interest. Our savhlgs account for young people offer a options designed to to the world of banking. FIRST STATE /r www.fsbathens.com * Member FDIC Hwy. 31 Fast Malakoff * 903-489-1188