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Page 4 - The MalakoffNews Com II I %:' Friday, September 15, 2006 Capitol Comments days in Senate These are busy days in the United States Senate. Following August recess, members of Congress returned to Washington, D.C armed with comments pro- vided by our constituents. During the :past month, I had the opportunity to visit with Texans throughout our state. In the remaining weeks Congress is in session before November's elections, I will continue my work on issues important not only to our state but vital to our nation. We must ensttre our armed forces have the equipment and support needed to proper- ly secure our nation. The Senate recently passed a Department of Defense appropriations bill that pro- vides our soldiers, sailors, air- men and Marines with critical supplies necessary to prose- cute the ongoing war against terror. It is essential that we give our servicemen and women everything possible to do the job of protecting freedom. This bill increases benefits, delivers a much- deserved pay raise for mili- tary personnel, upgrades equipment, and funds key readiness programs critical to America's natiolml security. As Chairman of the Senate's Military Construc- tion and Veterans Affairs Kay Bailey Hutchiso,q defense is the security of our nation's ports. Texas is home to 29 ports, including tbur of the 10 busiest in the country. We are working to secure our ports and improve our meth- ods for inspecting containers and materials at the point of origin before they enter U.S. water. For years I have focused on more stringent port security. Key parts of my legislation, the lntermodal Shipping Container Security' Act, will be incorporated into a comprehensive port securi- ty bill making its way' through Congress this month. America's strength is drawn not only from our military, which is the finest in the world, but from the participa- tion of our citizens. Every, two years, federal elections provide the American people with an opportunity to express themselves and have their voices heard. Through writing weekly Capitol Comments, I enjoy sharing with Texans my views on important issues facing our state and counW, of in wa/7 By Britt Thompson From The MalakoffNews Friday September 15, 1944 Jim Hunt Evans, forme: iR [ ag, Q man, received recognition in "The Eagle," official publication of Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corpora- tion in their issue of August 24, for his perfect attendance record for the fifteen months he has been employed at the Fort Worth plant. The plant newspaper said, '% Navy. veteran of World War ! is now doing his part in this war plant's engineering. J. IJ. Evans has a perfect attendance record for the 15 months he has worked at the Consolidated Vultee plant. Evans sewed aboard the only cruiser the U. S. lost in the last war, making 18 trips across the Atlantic and 15 journeys across the Bay" of Biscay before his ship was sunk He also saw service in France." Mr. Evans, who is well-known here Jim Hunt Evans and who resided in Malakoff for many years, moved his family to Fort Worth fbllowing the closing of the Malakoff Fuel Company, with which concern he lind been employed as maintenance man fbr a number of years. He is a son of Mrs. Adele Evans of Malakofl: His only son, James H. Evans, Jr is now in service "overseas," serving as a Master Sergeant with the Army Air Force. The accompanying photograph, simi- lar to used in cormeetima with the sto m supplied to this newsp through the courtesy of the Public Relations Department of the Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation. CONTRIBUTE TO LOOKING BA~CK: If you have photographs, arti, Ci~0r family histories that you would like to see in the Looking Back column, #ease contact Britt Thompson at the following email address: rbtnyu- 81~sbeglobal net. Thompson can also bcreached by mail at Britt Thompson, 7033 Blalock Drive, The Colony, Texas 75056. Photographs and text can be in any- format. DOWN MEMORY LANE - Click on the Down Memory Lane link at wv nv.malakoffnews.net. Share your memories as new pictures from Malakoff's past are posted regularly. Cedar Chest The residents here at Cedar :Lake Nursing & Rehab enjoyed a special visit from the eighth grade Campus Leadership Class from Trinidad on Wednesday, Sept. 6. The students and their CxTa Harmon have been a couple of meet- ings with the activity direc- tors in the area to put all the details together and many thanks to Park Highland Nursing Center for sponsor- ing the meeting this past held at the Methodist Church on Lover's Laae in Athens. We all certainly appreciate them offering their facilities to us for our events. The Activity Director Association is holding a rat- Appropriations Subcommit- as well as commenting on teacher, Lisa Colman, along week. Karen Ford, AD tbr fie this year to raise money to tee, lbel~veJt is importantto, topics that are truly Texan. I with Principal Corey Jenkins,~ Shelby Davis, :Brittany Kile, Park Highlands was a won- purchase trophies for the resT, r" i usin,fo}families also conduct surveys to ba ar 0rganizedthetriptoVisii0url Vanc i0 ;Womac Sasha derful hostess and we all. 1dents The r ffle'ucket ar " P tgf,/-; Ilq g " " " . .-.: :,' f<, an dl, rastruEt l'e dtofl2 i yoult{. "a $100 gift card from Wal- We are planning ther Mart. Please contact armed forces deserve our will be my final Capitol continued support once they Comment until after leave military' service, and November's elections, as this includes resources to Federal Election Commission rules prohibit this form of ensure proper care for those communication within 60 who have proudly served our nation, days of Election Day, which An integral aspect of this year falls on Nov. 7. Reader Letters You can't have my home You've been seeing letters about the Trans Texas Corridor, the massive superhighway that is set to be shoved through Texas from the Mexican border to Oklahom'a. 1i is then going to be pushed through to Canada and ultimately to Anchorage, Alaska and down through Mexico. .tfyou wonder why this is being done and who is behind it, it is master-minded by an international group of bankers and corporations who plan to create the North American Union, like the European Union. They are "one-worlders," working t.br "globalization," and they are only interested in their own profits. There are five large deep-water ports in Mexico cur- munity, meet people and offer community" service "The group of 15 students are outgoing and looking for- ward to more visits to Cedar Lake," said Ms. Colman. The residents and staff of Cedar Lake are certainly looking forward to another visit! The students visiting were: Amy Ayala, Veronica Ayala, Ray, Leah Lundy, Courtney Gibson, Brittni Murray, Chelsea Tart and William Jackson. Thank you so much to the Trinidad School District for allowing the stu- dents to visit us! The annual Senior Olympics for area nursing facility residents is planned for Oct. 13 this year, and we are gearing up to go! There meeting to coordinate more details on the 20th mad the 27th, with Green Oaks spon- soring the meeting 0rt the 20th and Cedar Lake spon- soring on the 27th. Park Highland will sponsor the final meeting in preparation for the Olympics on Oct. 4. This year the Senior Olympics will once again be any nursing facility in the imme- diate area arm ask for the activity director if you would like to purchase a chance to win the gift card and to help the Senior Olympics. Until next time Cam Harmon Activity Director Cedar Lake Nursing & Rehab It's been years since I even had these feelings of mistrust, or misguidance about anyone enough to wTite about any- thing anyway, let alone even mention it to friends, but in the past few weeks rve been noticing some things that I rently being made ready to receive goods to ship on this giant just thought everyone, or abomination with the first customs stop in Kansas! And that customs portal will be considered Mexican territory, like an anbassy! : These people are super-rich, super-powerful, and super- eedy, and all they care about is getting richer and more pow- erful. They don't care how theyget it, they just want it. They #an to take hundreds o:f thousands of acres of Texas by' emi- nent domain for their own profit, no matter who it hurts, because to them they are the only real people. Here's a personal message from me to that gang of thieves: i:i My grandfather homesteaded in Texas and worked lbr his l nd. This is my home. This is my Texas. : And YOU CAN'T HAVE IT! some anyway, might be inter- ested in; might help in future situations. You know with things being the way they are in today's world, people just seem to be a little more cau- tious than we were in days gone by; it's true for just about everyone, including me. And then there are the ones who trust everyone, no matter what. No matter how much pain they have been through with others, the3," continue to go to the type of people who have hurt them in Pat Mabry Athens Judy Greenlee the past. It seems they are unable to break this cycle. Men and women gripe about finding the right per- son. The person that will make them happier than they have ever been in their lives, or they' brag about the ones they have. In talking to people of all ages I've learned a lot throughout the years and one of the most important things I have ever heard or took to heart was this one message: "We have to get to know each other before we commit to each other in marriage or in a committed relationship." Well, when I heard that I thought, "Yeah right, that takes years to get to know someone. I'll be far too old for a relationship before that happens." But it's not the case at all. But we really need to look at it realistically. There are so many young people out there who start dating someone and before you know it they are in bed with that someone, and then that someone is gone. We need to be teach,3hat relationships begin as g nds, not as bedfellows. If you are caught UP in a relationship, with someone and they are-fi6t the you thought they were: the beginning then there is a rea- son for that, people. It's because you did not get to know them before you slept with them. A lot of people say, "Go to church with them and you'll see just what kind of person they really are. If they pray and congregate with others, then most likely they will be a caring person. A caring per- son is not going to club you with a frying pan in the mid- dle of the night." But then there are some- who just haven't let you see that mean or evil side of them. But when you do see it, you better run; run as fast as you can in the other direction, because it will eventually come back to hurt you, and hurt you bad. Don't be a statistic in the newspapers or TV. Get to know each other before you commit to anything; I mean anything. Give that relation- ship time to grow. ahhrff 903-489-0531 Fax: 903-489-2543 IN:), Box 509, Mslakoff, TX 75148 LORETTA HUMBLE - PUBLISHER MICHAEL HANNIGAN - EDITOR ISSN: 1050-8937 * Published weekly by The Malakoff News, 103 South Terry Street, Malakoff, Texas 75148. Subscription rates are $25.00 per year and $20.00 pea" year for Senior Citizens. Entered as periodicals at Malakoff, Texas 75148. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: The MalakoffNews, P.O. Box 509, Malakoff, Texas 75148. Any erroneous reflection upon the character, standing or repu- tation of any person, firm, or corporation which may appear in the columns of this newspaper will be gladly upon being brought to the attention of the publisher. Letters to the Editor will be edited for spelling and grammar. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR POLICY The MalakoffNews enp ages our readers to tlmir views and opinions in Letters Editor. 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