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Be sure to ing an requir t, aeormati Formore infonmfien, call 903- 489-0313 or903-489-1964. CRISD pre-registratlon set for next week Cross goads ISD registra- tion for the 2006-2007 school year will be held Wednesday, August 9 and Thursday, Au- gust 10 from 9 a.m. to2 p.m. New students to the dis- trict need to bring birth cer- tificates, shot record, social security card, parent/guard- ian driver's license and proof of residence in the district. Post Oak Memorial Cemetery meeting The Annual Memorial Day meeting ofthe Post Oak Cem- etery is scheduled for Satur- day, Aug. 5. The cemetery is located between Malakoffand Cross Roads. The business meeting will start at 10 am. Of special interest this year is the election of a new cem- etery association president. Lunch will be provided by the attendees, so bring a cov- ered dish, tea or sodas. Bring your folding chairs. Maintenance of the cem- etery is funded by donations. For more information con- tact Alfred Williams, 903- 489-1441 or Bessie Philbrick, 903-677-5489. DoRic McSwain Harold Draughon Annie Olson Thomas Frank Cherry Index Calendar Pg. 2 Opinion Pg. 4 Obituaries Pg. 7 From Staff Reports Mitchell and Curtis Sullivan. Kerens Police Chief. police force that each citizen May he resigned again, this The MalakoffCity CouncilBoyd was interviewed thePreviously, Issacson said in the city of Malakoff will time for good. must be getting used to Mon- first Monday, and currently is the council was taking its time appreciate." When Cantu was hired in days. a member of the Bastrop in hiring a police chief in or- As for the next step in the 2004, the city combined the Council members will meet County Sheriff's Depart-der to find the right fit for the process, Issacson said, posts ofpolice chief and city next Monday for the fifth con- ment. city. "We're going to keep our fin- manager. City officials have secutive week to interview Mitchell was interviewed"We're taking our time, be- gers crossed." said they will not combine applicants for the open police the third Monday, and most cause we want to be sure we The search for a police those two positions this time. chief post. recently worked as an officer get the right person for the chief began in March when The city administrator'spo- Mayor Pat Issacson said with the Wilmer Police De- job," she said, "who will in former Police Chief Joe sition is currently being the council is calling back partment, turn create some longevity Cantu resigned. Cantu de- shared by Director of Public three applicants for second Sullivan was interviewedwith the chief of police posi- cided to stay, however, and interviews: Ben Boyd, Billy this week, and is the former tion, and help with creating a rescinded his resignation. In See COUNCIL, Page8 By Judy Gray Greenlee 'I found a Malakoff high school ring, class of 1980 in a desk drawer at Warwick high school, Newport News, Vir- ginia. I believe it could belong to a Stephen Rogers since his name is on the inside of the ring. Who would I contact to find out if he was a member of that class and better yet, his current ad- dress so I can mail his ring back to him?' This was an email received by the MalakoffNews June 18 in reference to a class ring that was found in Virginia. It would be hard to imagine loosing it to begin with, but someone finding it and being willing to go through.the expense and problem solving to get it back to the rightful owner is unimaginable. But it happened. Between phone calls made This is a Malakoff High School senior ring similar to the one returned. from the newspaper to the After talking with Culley and superintendent's office to more he getting in contact with his emails, Culley Rogers was con- brother and nephew, the ball be- tacted, brother of Stephen. gantoroll. Culley still lives here in Malakoff See RING, Page 9 TISD approves dress code By Emily G. Lundy say the district is getting seri- The key word for Trinidad ous about the dress of its stu- ISD's dress code for this year dents. is "appropriate." School officials say the phi- The new dress code was losophy in the district is that composed by a group of school is a public place and stu- teachers, parents, and admin- dents should have respect for istration, and voted on by the the educational process, other board, students, visitors, teachers and Several area schools have staff. gone to unified dress because "Appropriate" deals mainly dress codes have to be fought with being clean and wearing all year, wasting time on what clothing covering much of the students knoW is inappropri- body. ate as they left home for Clothing must fit at the waist school, and in other reasonable places. Trinidad is not considering uniforms, but administrators See TISD, Page 8 From Staff Reports tivities and thus may be pur- Here comes the weekend ))))))) you've all been waiting for- ))))))))))))))))) chased tax free during the holi- the state's annual tax holiday. )))))))))))))))) day. Below is a list of some of the This Friday, Saturday and hat exempt? items which are exempted and Sunday, shoppers will get a some which are not. break from state and local The list cannot include every sales taxes on most clothing : : possible item that qualifies for and footwear priced under Strayhom. the exemption. If you have $100. It is important to note that cloth- questions about items not shown The sale begins 12:01 a.m. ing and footwear used primarily here, call the Comptroller's Of- Friday and ends midnight Sun- for athletic activities or for pro- rice at 1-800-252-5555. daY. tective wear are not eligible for Tax-free: Baby clothes; belts Lay-away plans can be used the tax exemption. Customers with attached buckles; boots - again this year to take advan- buying golf cleats or football cowboy or hiking; caps/hats - tage of the sales tax holiday, pads, for instance, must pay sales baseball, fishing, golf, knitted, according to the State tax. coats and wraps; diapers - adult Comptroller's Office. Athletic wear that is also used and baby; dresses; gloves (gen- "I have been a strong advo- forparticipationin other non-ath- erally); gym suits and uniforms; cate for the sales tax holiday letic activities can qualify fortax hooded shirts and hooded since its inception and am exemption, sweatshirts, hosiery; jackets; pleased to do my part to en- For example, tennis shoes, jeans; jerseys - baseball and sure its success," said State baseball caps, and jogging suits Comptroller Carole Keeton are worn during everyday ac- See TAX, Page 8 ai ires From Staff Reports ens Professional Building, 108 to Brown, agreed. Vicki Beeler, the long-time Pinkerton St. "Vicki is top shelf," he said. district manager for both "We're going to definitely "She's such an asset to this State Rep. Betty Brown and miss her," Brown said. "She entire area and done such a former State Rep. Clydedid a wonderful job and in the great job for every represen- Alexander, retired this week. time she's been with me I've tative she's worked for." Beeler was honored withcome to consider her a friend. Brown said Beeler's re- a reception Monday in the 1 truly hate to see her go." placement is Amy Gould, who conference room of the Ath- Jordan Berry, a consultant is "highly qualified." COURTESY PHOTO Centerfielder Cameron Rogers, 6, takes a swing. From Staff Reports olds competed in West for the The Malakoff Longhorns state title. They ended their didn't make the top spot in last season with a record of 16-2. week's T-ball State Tottrna- "All the boys were great and ment, but they came awful they all did a great job; they close. 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