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PAGE 8A - The Malakoff News - Wednesday, September 19, 2001 Trinidad News Keeper of the stars - in Trinidad, that is By Emily G. Lundy functioned and operated ....  it:.i !iiii'': ..................  :: ..... Cora (Shorty) Burton remark- Pictures of older settlers fill :  :i( %:%i::::::  ably has created the archives of other books. Of course, Burton Trinidad with much research, has her familywell documented ample patience, and clever or- on both sides as far back as she's ganization, been able to search. In the home of Corn and David Printed pages fill a book on the Burton's home is a small, orderly history of the town s early days, room filled with shelves and pho- the railroad's cutting through the tograph equipment, including city or even the churches that copiers, fax machine, etc., and formed, lasted, or dissolved. |[i 100s ofbooks, mostly plain black The system of her memories binders with plastic sheet hold- is unbelievable. And on the back ers contain the history of our little side of most of her pictures are town. small sheets of paper identify In one book may be found all ing everyone possible in the pic- the doctors who have come through the town, certificates of award for these people, news- paper clippings in local papers about them. Another book holds school pictures dating back to the be- ginning of a school in Trinidad plus report cards, newspaper clippings, miscellaneous infor- mation to add to how the school tures. Want to see Dean and Pete Pulley as babies dressed in bon- nets, lace, and cute booties? Burton has a copy, two 5 x 7s of the brothers at almost the same age. She is not positive which brother is which, but one has a mischievous glint in his eye, making her believe it is Pete. Burton can reach for the cor- Cora Burton (Shorty) surrounded by the history of the town she loves. rect album holding just the sub- ject someone wants to ask about. In fact, it would take weeks to sit at a desk and thoroughly go through the historical account of ordinary folks like the Ridgeways and heroes like Jess Trojans take win over Stepping- stone in abbreviated game 54-6 Trojans Cheerleaders ham it up before the game. As the announcer at the game point out for the Trojans, 700-900 pounds can line up on the defen- sive line at times, including Judde Martin, Wes Burton, Quincy Jenkins, J.P. Polk and Mikey Vasquez. The Trojan defense played hard, From the beginning the Trojans took control, holding the Warring Angels from Steppingstone away from the goal except for one score, and led 30-0 at the close of the first quarter. Desmond Jenkins scored first and once more before adding points with a safety. His brother Quincy Jenkins, usually defensive, caught a pass for another, Jonathan Cherry and Wes Burton each crossed the Michael Johnson s.t I ' all over the field in his three scores, his third one closing the game on the mercy spread in scoring. Negative aspects of the game in- cluded QB Aaron Colvin suffering a lower leg injury early in the game and not returning with Mike Gilliland replacing his position. Then several kicks failed for extra points after Trojan TDs Two runs and one kick were on target. including also Gilliland and D. Jenkins as many players sometimes play double roles in the process of a game. Three players go over the six-foot mark in height which four others could reach on tiptoe. Steppingstone had a passing game in mind, but too many times the ball was touched, caught or bat- ted down by Trojan arms. At half-time Trinidad led 48-6, the point distant a little short of the 45- point rule. Trinidad travels to Abbot Friday night with Coaches Ronny Miller, Wendell Bradley, and Rodney Prnka hammering it in that both de- fense and offense have to shine throughout to hold on to an unde- feated recorded. The Trojans now are 3-0. Trinidad Cheerleader sponsors and spouses: The Bains, High School and the Martins, Middle School Trinidad citizens respond to terrorism The more I think about what these terrorists did to us, the madder I get." (age 62) 6. "I've been watching the television coverage of all the wreckage all week. It's the worst think to happen to Ameri- can in my life, and all I know to do is to depend on God. All things work for good for those who love God. It's a wake-up call. I'm scared." (age 55) 7. "We have to take this and build on it. Close the borders. We can't depend on any other country. We help them, and they don't return our kindness. I pray President Bush will do the right thing." (age 50) 8. "Whatever these evil people wanted to do, they have failed in one way. They have attacked a family, and we will respond as a family. We don't understand hatred like this, never will, but the terrorists cannot have the last word." (age 40) 9. "I was sad people knew they were going to die. Babies without their parents. All for nothing. All for nothing." (age 20) Charles Coleman replaced on TISD School Board Charles Coleman resigned his seat on the Trinidad School Board recently .because he is building a new home that will be out of perimeters of the Trinidad ISD. Appointed by the other board members to fill Coleman's spot was Richard Martin, who had run unsuccessfully for a School Board spot in May. Martin lives off Lone Star Road in Trinidad, is married to Sharon (McElroy) and they have two sons, one who has graduate,d from THS last year and one now on the football, Justin Martin, "Judde." With last week's "bombing" of America's buildings and the murdering of thousands of America's citizens, the people in Trinidad mostly speak in simi- lar voice, whether young or old, male or female. 1. "I'm disappointed in Con- gress. One Democrat voted against going against all these people. She wanted to do something less. Then the vot- ing Congress did was to punish these terrorists only, not fight terrorism widespread. (age 65) 2. "What I believe we really should do is pray real hard and do the right thing, using our common sense. (age 55) 3. "Sad and I don't want us to go to war, but I don't think we can avoid it." (age 21) 4. "We're too loose in secu- rity. We used to shake up the handling at airports. Now any- one can get on airplanes with anything. We have a big fail- ure in security. We don't make an effort to check people who look like suspects." (age 70) 5. "I feel like I've been raped. Then I'm mad about it. Sweeten and others she believed deserved a place in posterity. Burton is a Trinidad product, born early to Jesse "Red" and Continued on page IOA Another long- time resident dies Eunice Chiles died in a care fa- cility in Corsicana Friday and will be buried beside her late hus- band Lacy in the Trinidad Cem- etery before the paper is printed. For decades Eunice and her family lived in the Trinidad area in at least two houses. Sweet- ness and softness capture the late Eunice in spirit and action. Slow to wrath, patient beyond most, she and her husband had two sons, Donald and Keith, both dentists now, and then gave a home to a relative, the late Mickey Ideus. Both sons are married and well known to the Trinidad area. Dr. Donal Cle sdaa reoentty .re - tamed to Aiska where he prac- tice while raising his own family. It seems his family stayed there, and he and his wife, living in Corsicana, decided to return to the Last Frontier. Dr. Keith Chiles resides in the Whitney area. Eunice Chiles was a Mother of the fifties generation with Don graduating in 1957, Keith in 1963: She opened her home and her heart to the sons' friends. Later, she became someone who would drive others to the doctor or stay with them when they needed support. She loved people; she loved Trinidad. Al- though she has been in nursing care for several years, she is still remembered with a happy heart as a quiet member of our little community who went when called upon. She leaves good memories for many. City of Trinidad Proclamation Whereas, The Sarah Maples Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution is locally spearheading "Constitution Week" from Septem- ber 17 to 23, and Whereas, "Constitution Week" causes us to pause and recall that we would not have the Constitu- tion if brave Americans, your an- cestors, had not first fought a long struggle to win our independence; and Whereas, Our Constitution has inspired all who love freedom, in our country and around the world; and Therefore, I, William S. Lundy, Mayor of the City of Trinidad, by the authority vested in me on be- half of the City Council hereby pro- claim the week of September 17 through 23, 2001, as "constitution Week" in the City of Trinidad and hereby encourage all citizens of the city to observe this week as a means of reinforcing our priceless legacy. Whereas, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the official seal of the City of Trinidad to be af- fixed on this 11 day of September 2001A.D. Trinidad - Trivial and Tantamount By Emily G. Lundy Henderson will be playing Normal activity came to a the organ (Class of 1957). halt on September 11, 9-1-1, Wayne Warren, another ex- as some have explained it. student, has agreed to handle Our television sets have re- the sermon for that day. vealed the unthinkable, the Cory Jenkins (ex) will be unspeakable, and the ulti- reading the scripture. mate, hidden fear many of Someone will present a roll us held. call of those Trinidad ISD My eight-year old grand- students who have died daughter, assigned daily to since this time last year, fol- write for 15 minutes, let me read her work last Wednes- day. She had written, "I am sad today because to many people have been killed. I want us to bomb those mean people. I don't want war- war-Ill. I am just real sad today." Freedom must prevail, but the feeling won't leave that this horrible incident or inci- dents is a Wake-Up Call to Patriotism. But mostly it is a Wake-Up Call to our Christian roots which we seem to consider more and more nonchalantly less im- portant. ************************ x Homecoming plans are still being made. For the home- coming Sunday service, itis know that Gene Bradshaw lowed .by a song in their honor. More to come ..... Ballou Hines, Michael Heryla, Lucille Banks, Virgil Phillips, Aaron Colvin, John D. Cartlidge, are either im- proving, extremely ill, or in need of our concern as well as many others not known about. ************************ School has been in session long enough for "Progress Reports" with 0nly a short time before the first six- weeks reports. The weather has relented somewhat, but students still feel comfortable in shorter-length sleeves and pants. Of course dresses are still made, but fewer are being worn. To think, in the fifties, we could wear jeans only on Fridays. Corner Cafe still standing strong as the Cornerstone Visitors check out pictures of the last pilgrimage to Palestine (TX). Freida Jones talks to the group about trusting God. Since a short time before Christmas of 2000, the original Corner Cafe, which has seen many other type businesses come and go, has opened ev- ery Wednesday night as the Cornerstone. Wednesday night, Septem- ber 12, was no exception. Ap- proximately 55 young people from not only Trinidad but also Malakoff, Mankin, Cross loads, Mabank, Eustace and other communities found their places in this building on a night filled with anxiety and anguish over the terrorists attack on the U.S. Young people often do not speak their fears, covering their feelings of insecurity with talk, laughter, and nervous movement. But the sponsors for this building's programs and purposes--"to bring the young closer to God whether they be- long to an organized religion or not," according to Stinnett-- began this Wednesday's meet- ing with a Patriotic song, a prayer for peace and under- standing, and a plea for God's watchful eye and wise control of the universe. Freida Warren Jones, Lisa and Gary Stinnett, Wendell Bra- dley and his wife, Rodney and Kay Prnka, and sometimes other volunteers or adult guests help sponsor this place for the young people. On Wednesday September 5, this tiny building in the small community of Trinidad, held 65 youth. Much religious music is played, refreshments are avail- able, and a game room fills of- ten, but make no mistake, the sponsors make every effort in a gentle way to make God and his Word available to these sometimes rowdy, sometimes playful young people. Continued on page IOA