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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : September 30, 2016

Special to The Monitor
KEMP–St. James on the Lake Episcopal Church, located at 10707 Kaufman County Road 4022 (near the entrance to Cedar Creek Country Club) will hold its 17Th Annual Adopt-A-Family Open Golf Tournament Oct. 10 at Cedar Creek Country Club.
All proceeds from thE event go to charity. Last year’s event helped more than 40 families at Christmas and throughout the year. The success of the event is attributed to the support of area residents, merchants and businesses.
Names of deserving families are supplied by the Family Resource Center. Members of St. James shop for, wrap and deliver food, toys and clothing the week prior to Christmas. Senior families receive large food baskets, and families with young children receive toys and clothing also. At other times during the year, proceeds from this event provide food packages through the Mabank Food Bank to help families in need.
Interested persons can help by cash donations if not playing in the tournament. You can sponsor a hole on the golf course the day of the tournament, and we will display. Hole sponsors receive a prominent sign with the name of their choice on it on the tee box of the hole sponsored. There will be no solicitation for money on the course, but mulligans and/or raffle tickets for prizes are available for purchase.
Individual entry fees are $75. The entry fee includes the play, a cart, a hotdog lunch at 11:30 prior to tee time and the traditional Holy Smoke BBQ awards dinner at the church following the competition.
The Parish Hall will open at 4:30 p.m. with snacks and refreshments, and dinner will begin at approximately 5:30 p.m.
To register for the tournament, to sponsor a hole, to buy dinner tickets, or to get any further information, call Gary Gallatin at (903) 498-2093 or email him at G.L.GALLATIN@embarqmail.com.

Sep

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : September 30, 2016

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Monitor Staff Reports
ENNIS–The Mabank varsity and junior varsity cross country squads came out with a strong performance at the Ennis Invitational Sept. 24.
The varsity boys team ran against 12 other 5-6A teams and managed a third place overall finish. Leading the Panthers were Harman Beyer with ninth place overall, followed by fellow senior Tanner Henderson in 18th place. Freshman Kaleb Allen finished 19th and Raul Flores was close behind at 23rd. Konner Kemp, Tim Beall and Aaron Wilson also ran well.
The JV boys also had a strong outing, finishing third as a team. Covery Martin placed fourth overall, while Reid Wise and Jadin Smith were eighth and 13th place. Angel Martinez, Brendon Dennie and Josh Davidson had strong races.
The junior high girls finished second out of 22 teams. Leading the way was Lilliana Forest who finished fourth and Carly Sapp with 12th overall in field of 207 runners. Shaylin Minshew finished in the top 25 percent while Jordan Browning, Brooke Ford, Corey Greathouse, Lauren Carter and Julia Carruth having good race as well.
Matt Mueller led the junior high boys with a sixth place overall finish in a field of 235 runners. Jaydon Reeder, Cisco Flores and Kieran McDonald also ran well.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : September 30, 2016

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Monitor Staf fReports
ATHENS–After a month-long investigation, Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse and his team of narcotics investigators arrested a suspected drug dealer Tuesday.
Charles Lastowski, 34, has been charged with manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance greater than 4 grams and less than 200 grams, also possession of marijuana greater than 4 ounces and less than five pounds. He is being held in lieu of $300,000 in bonds.
Hillhouse said Lastowski has been “on our radar” for dealing drugs out of his Athens residence in the Regency Mobile Home Park.“Some of these folks have to learn the hard way,” Hillhouse said. “If you are dealing or using drugs in this county we will arrest you.”
Lead Narcotics Investigator Kay Langford, with Investigators Brad Beddingfield and Josh Rickman, gathered enough probable cause to obtain a search warrant from County Court at Law Judge Nancy Perryman.
Around dusk Tuesday, the Henderson County Tactical Team along with Sheriff Hillhouse, Chief Deputy Kevin Halbert, Major Bryan Tower, Captain David Jones and Lieutenant David Faught executed the narcotic search warrant.
Inside, they found Lastowski with approximately an ounce of suspected methamphetamine on him, a fully loaded .357 pistol and almost five pounds of marijuana.
The manufacture and delivery of the methamphetamine charge is a first degree felony and the possession of marijuana charge is a state jail felony.
“We believed Lastowski was a real player in the drug-dealing business,” Hillhouse said. “We were patient, caught him and now he can’t keep selling his poison on the streets.”
Also Tuesday, Deputy Keon Mack arrested Jared McEwen, 27, for possession of a controlled substance – suspected methamphetamines – on FM 315 near Chandler.
“I want the citizens to know that we are everywhere,” Hillhouse said. “We are working around the clock to get these folks off the streets.”
Since becoming Sheriff in June, Hillhouse has launched a massive crack down on illegal drugs in Henderson County.
“And importantly, the concerted effort to get drugs off our streets is having a domino effect,” Hillhouse said. “People are calling the Office to report illegal drug activity. We are making arrests. Other crimes like theft and burglary will decline.”
“It all begins with stopping illegal drugs. That is what I promised I would do and what I will continue to do throughout my time as your Sheriff,” he said. “My dedicated staff is working hard for the citizens of Henderson County and will continue to do so. It is an honor to lead these professional deputies.”