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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : July 19, 2017

Monitor Staff Reports
ATHENS—Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse reports the arrests of two drug suspects in the Cedar Creek Lake area July 11-14.
Wanted fugitive Jeremy Meeks, 33, was arrested late July 11 in Gun Barrel City. Deputy Kyle Pochobradsky spotted Meeks in a vehicle traveling on Welch Lane and followed the vehicle to Harbor Point Road where a traffic stop was attempted. Meeks jumped out of the car and ran into a wooded area, ignoring repeated commands to stop, according to a press release.
The officer chased Meeks and caught him, as Meeks attempted to hide several items in leaves covering the ground. Several small plastic bags used in the distribution of narcotics were found as well as some containing a crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine.
Meeks has been charged with felony manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance, tampering with evidence and evading arrest. He also faces charges for outstanding warrants for assault family violence and criminal trespassing of a habitation.
“It is never a smart move to run from our deputies,” Hillhouse said. “We don’t give up. Meeks is now in jail facing a multitude of charges that only got worse when he decided to flee.”
Bonds for Meeks’ release total more than $50,000.
On July 14, Billy Charles Hogue, Jr., 60, was seen walking on State Highway 274 in Seven Points. Deputy Pochobradsky knew Hogue had an outstanding arrest felony arrest warrant for possession of a controlled substance. While the deputy was making contact with Hogue, he found him to be in possession of suspected meth and a new charge was added to his tally. Hogue is being held on an $8,500 bond in the Henderson County Jail.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : July 19, 2017


CEDAR CREEK LAKE–Summer is a season of relaxation, especially for school-aged children who are not yet old enough to work. Such youngsters no doubt enjoy the chance to spend summer days lounging poolside or at the beach, all without a care in the world or any homework to complete.
Though summer is synonymous with R&R, parents of young athletes who hope to compete in scholastic athletics when the school year begins in autumn may need to take steps to ensure their children are not at risk of injury once the curtain comes up on fall sports season.
Examine and replace equipment if necessary. The right equipment can protect children from injury and help them realize their full athletic potential. But damaged or outdated equipment can increase children’s risk of injury. Examine your child’s equipment long before fall sports season begins so you have time to bargain hunt should anything need to be replaced.
Schedule a physical for your child. Many school districts mandate that athletes receive and pass physicals before they can compete. Speak with the athletic director at your childs school to learn the guidelines that govern athletic physicals. The physical will need to be conducted by a predetermined date, but you may also need the physical to be conducted after a certain date for it to be considered valid. Speak with your childs physician if any problems are found during the physical.
Let kids heal. Children’s schedules are busier than ever before, and many youngsters play several sports during the school year. Summer vacation may be the only extended period all year that youngsters bodies get to heal. While it is important that children stay physically active throughout the summer, make sure they don’t overdo it, as you should emphasize the importance of rest.
Gradually get back in the swing of things. While rest gives children’s bodies a chance to heal and develop, it is important that young athletes stay in shape over the summer. As the fall sports season draws near, help children gradually get back in the swing of things. Tryouts tend to be physically demanding, so children who have not lifted a finger all summer may be at risk of injury or missing the cut. Let children ease back into regular exercise to make sure they are not starting from scratch come their first tryout.
Speak with coaches. Coaches can be great assets to parents who want to make sure their youngsters enjoy the summer without sacrificing their chances of making the team in the fall. Speak with your child’s coaches to determine if there is any area your son or daughter can work on over the summer to improve his or her chances of making the team. Make sure kids are the ones leading the charge to improve their games; otherwise, they may feel pressured into doing so and that can take away the fun of playing sports.
Scholastic athletes should take advantage of the opportunity to relax and recover that summer presents. But athletes who hope to compete in the fall can still work with their parents to ensure they’re ready once the school year and sports season begins.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : July 19, 2017

By Pearl Cantrell
Monitor Staff Writer
SEVEN POINTS–Seven Points City Mayor Pro-tem Bill Hash introduced an idea several women have proposed for a Seven Points Police Department Auxiliary during the city’s July 13 meeting. The group hopes to raise funds for officers needing equipment, such as protective vests and other equipment. It also hopes to increase good relations between the public and the department though a number of events and activities, involving police officers.
Wanda Hager has agreed to serve as president with Valerie Hager as secretary, Micalea Bee as vice president and City Court Clerk Tammy Thompson, as treasurer. Those interested in joining this group, should call Valerie at (903) 441-8297.
The group is working on hosting a monthly outdoor movie night at the park pavilion starting at the end of summer with a concession stand. Other projects include reviving the Blue Santa toy drive and provide a full uncooked Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner to two needy families in the city.
In other business, the council:
• hired Jason Dyer as a new police officer and Danny Richards for the city’s maintenance department.
• agreed to pay the bills as far as the money goes.
• approved financial reports subject to audit and minutes of previous meetings.