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Posted by : admin | On : October 10, 2008

By Toni Garrard Clay
Special to The News
For three years now, Kathy Means has focused on the month of October to join the fight against breast cancer, putting her business and her money into the event she calls Making a Difference in Henderson County.

“It’s a horrible disease,” said Means, who has not personally experienced breast cancer but has friends who have. “It’s a disease where many times early detection can save someone’s life, and we want to help that happen.”

Means is the owner of Kathy’s Boutique in Athens. Every October, for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Means uses the boutique to raise funds to provide mammograms at ETMC Athens Breast Care Center for women who meet financial screening guidelines. {{more}}

“There are a lot of women who fall between the cracks (of government assistance programs), and that’s primarily who I see as the people we’d like to help,” explained Means.
To raise the money to be used, Means asks people to buy and personalize hearts to be left on display at the boutique, as well as ETMC Athens.

“It’s like a tree of hope,” she explained. “Hearts are cut from pink paper and tied with a simple ribbon. Each person is asked to personalize the heart in honor of a survivor, in memory of someone lost, in support of someone fighting the battle or just for the cause.”

The hearts are $10 each. In addition, during the week of October 20th, 10 percent of all sales from the store – located at 122 N. Palestine Street – will be added to the money collected from the sale of the hearts.

The funds raised will go into a special account at the ETMC Foundation that will be utilized throughout the year to assist the ETMC Athens Breast Care Center and the women it serves.

“This is our third year for the Making a Difference in Henderson County event, and the results have been wonderful,” Means said. “Everyone likes the idea that the money is going to stay in Henderson County.”

“ETMC is thrilled to partner once again in Kathy’s efforts to promote the importance of mammography and to help ensure that mammograms are available to Henderson County women,” said ETMC Foundation Director Marty Wiggins. “Her October outreach will touch many lives – and potentially save a life – as together we fight breast cancer in the
community. Kathy is an inspiration as to what one woman can do!”

To apply for financial assistance in obtaining a mammogram, please contact ETMC Athens Financial Counselor Bailey Bishop at 903-676-1155.

To schedule an appointment without applying for financial assistance or for more information about the mammography system at the ETMC Athens Breast Care Center, please call 903-676-2169.

ETMC Athens is now using a state-of-the-art full field digital mammography unit, which has replaced the film-based imaging station. The difference is much like going from a 35 mm camera to a digital camera.

The digital mammography unit has significantly shortened the amount of time it takes to actually capture the necessary images.

“We still have to compress, but the image comes up instantly now,” said Licensed Mammographer Shelly Robertson. “I can decide immediately whether it’s what we need or not.”

The American Cancer Society recommends women from the ages of 20 to 39 have clinical breast exams performed by their healthcare providers at least every three years and do self-exams once a month. Ask your healthcare provider to teach you the proper way to perform a thorough breast self-exam.
Women 40 and over should have mammograms and clinical breast exams performed every year, as well as performing breast self-exams each month.

If you have a history of breast cancer in your family, discuss mammography screening guidelines and scheduling with your healthcare provider.

Oct

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Posted by : admin | On : October 10, 2008


By Britt Thompson and Amanda Miles Thompson

From The Malakoff News
Friday, October 14, 1966

The board of trustees of the Malakoff Independent School District voted Monday in their regular meeting to extend the contract of Coach Ronald Speed for another two years. Speed

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Posted by : admin | On : October 3, 2008


By Britt Thompson and Amanda Miles Thompson

From The Malakoff News
Friday, October 3, 1958

Miss Rita Kay Johnston, bride-elect of James Lee Abee, was the honoree for a miscellaneous shower on Monday evening at the First Baptist Church Educational Building.

Hostesses for the occasion were: Mmes. A. J. Airington , Leon Yates, Bob McElroy, H. J. Lohman, Lee Williams, W. C. Fleming, Jr., Randall Stroud, Leland Williams, Sammy Johnston, Meryl Bradley, W. E. McElroy, Bama Daniels, Cora Cherry, John French, and Otis Stanfield.

The tea table was laid with a white Madeira cut work cloth, centered with a bouquet of pink althea and coral vine. Refreshments of lime punch and cake squares topped with pink rosebuds were served to some fifty guests who registered. Misses Ann Bradshaw, Betty Jane French, Gail Stanfield, and Anna Beth Maynard presided at the table and at the bride

Oct

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Posted by : admin | On : October 2, 2008

I lived fairly close to my maternal grandparents until I was 17; either I lived close to them or they lived close to us. And now I wish I had talked more to them about the

Oct

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Posted by : admin | On : October 2, 2008

Thanks to my

Oct

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Posted by : admin | On : October 2, 2008


Services for Bobby L. Simon, 78, of Malakoff were held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008, at Faith Community Baptist Church with the Rev. Dale Norris officiating. Interment followed at Restland Memorial Park under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home.
Mr. Simon died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, in Malakoff. He was born May 18, 1930, in Whitney, Texas.
Previously of Balch Springs, Mr. Simon had resided in Malakoff since 1973 and was a member of the Faith Community Baptist Church in Payne Springs. Mr. Simon retired from Budget Rent-A-Truck in 1992.
He was preceded in death by son, Michael Simon.
Survivors include wife, Lavoys Simon of Malakoff; son, Larry Simon of Malakoff; daughter, Linda Kingston of Malakoff; brother, Charles Ray Gary of Big Cabin, Okla.; sisters, Mary Hanna of Mesquite, Gwendolyn Eubank of Whitney, Dot Carr of Mesquite; grandchildren, Robert Michael Simon, Erik Simon, Gena Dry, Karen Kingston, Lindsey Short and Billy Shane Simon; four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Jerry Ayers, Josh Ayers, Randall Ayers, Kevin Hanna, Don Brown, and James Short.

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Posted by : admin | On : October 2, 2008


Services for Chelsea

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Posted by : admin | On : October 2, 2008


Graveside services for Bobby David Mayo, 61, of Kemp were held 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 29, 2008, at Oaklawn Cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth Hensley officiating and under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home.
Mr. Mayo died Friday, Sept. 26, 2008, in Kaufman. He was born April 11, 1947, in Dallas. Previously of Mesquite, Mr. Mayo had resided in Kemp for the past 10 years and was a member of the Central Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include wife of 39 years, Debra Mayo of Kemp; son, Jonathan Mayo of Kemp; mother, Lille Gage of Mabank; brothers, Ronnie Mayo and wife Yvonne of Mesquite, Terry Mayo and wife Debra of Tool; sisters, Shelia Mayo of Mabank, Angie Hawkins and husband Frances of Kaufman, Sandra Mayo of Maryville, Ind.; numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws.

Oct

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Posted by : admin | On : October 2, 2008


Services for Edward Parker Cason Jr., 76, of Haltom City, Texas, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2008, at Harris Methodist Hospital HEB. He was born March 23, 1932, in Malakoff to the late Edward Parker Cason and Della Carnelia Donaldson.
He worked for the Santa Fe Railroad and served as a corporal in the U.S. Army from 1953-1955.
Survivors are the family of Edward P. Cason Jr.

Oct

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Posted by : admin | On : October 2, 2008

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