Choir Valentine dinner show set
Special to The Monitor
MABANK–The Mabank High School choral department will
present “That’s Amore,” its annual Valentine Dinner Show, at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 7, in the High School Commons.
Vetoni’s Italian Restaurant will cater the dinner and the waiters and
waitresses will be choir students.
These students will also be providing the entertainment for the evening
Students will be performing solos, ensembles and choral numbers,
including such favorites as “Stupid Cupid,” “Little Red Riding Hood” and
Tickets are on sale through Monday, Feb. 4, for $10 each and may be
purchased at the High School Office or from any Panther Choir student.
All tickets must be purchased in advance; no tickets will be sold at the
Proceeds from the evening will go toward supporting the choir in their
For more information, call the MHS Choral Office at (903) 880-1600 (ext
2080) or call the Fine Arts Secretary, Marsha Sanchez, at (903)
Please join us for this wonderful evening of music, fun, and love.
Special to The Monitor
CEDAR CREEK LAKE – To further the cause of community
journalism, the North and East Texas Press Association (NETPA) will
award two $1,500 journalism scholarships this spring.
The Monitor newspaper is a member of the NETPA.
The NETPA scholarship program was begun in 1999. The 2007 winners were
Meghan Clark of Olney High School and Tiffany Henry of White Oak High
Scholarships will be given to college-bound graduation high school
seniors and actively enrolled college students from the NETPA region
pursuing an education in print journalism.
Applications must be postmarked by Saturday, March 1, to be considered.
Applications can be downloaded from the NETPA Web site, www.NETPA.us.
Completed applications should be mailed to Randy Keck, The Community
News, Box 1031, Aledo, TX 76008.
The winners will be recognized at the NETPA convention in Tyler April
Gardens of Mabank housing
Special to The Monitor
MABANK–Construction on the Gardens of Mabank apartment complex for
active senior citizens is well-underway, according to George Hopper with
Keystone Development Group, Inc.
The Gardens of Mabank, an affordable tax credit development, designed
for area median-income seniors, is located at 301 S. Second Street in
will offer independent living for income-restricted seniors, age “55 and
better,” within a fully-maintained community of their peers.
The eight-acre parcel is bounded by Second Street to the west and Pine
Street to the north. The southern boundary lies on the Kaufman-Henderson
Thirty-four apartments are nearing completion at the Gardens of Mabank.
April is foreseen as the earliest move in date.
The development offers convenient access to shopping,
dining, pharmacies, grocery stores, banks, churches, beauty salons,
physicians and emergency medical treatment.
“We have had a tremendous response from the Cedar Creek Lake community,”
the developer states, “especially from area seniors, who are looking to
downsize and enjoy life on their own.”
Thirty-four apartments will offer two bedrooms, two baths and a two-car
garage, within approximately 1,000 square feet of living space, Hopper
Kitchens provide energy efficient appliances, and washer/dryer
connections are standard.
Additionally, each apartment is Internet and cable ready. A limited
number of units will provide one-bedroom/one-bath and one-car garage.
The development includes a central community room/clubhouse and a
library with computer and Internet access.
“One of the advantages of an active senior community is that residents
may choose their level of involvement in scheduled activities, or simply
enjoy doing nothing if they wish,” Hopper said.
“And for those who like to travel, all they need to do is lock their
door behind them, and off they go,” he added. “We take care of
To find out how to apply for the Gardens of Mabank, call Elizabeth
Bonnette at (903) 887-8377, or stop in at the Athens office at 314 Wood
St., behind the movie theater.
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
My name is Nelson. I am a
beautiful male Dachshund. I was brought to the shelter by animal
control, so I have no history. So far, I seem pretty laid back
and gentle. I am a wonderful boy looking for my new forever
My name is Oreo. I am a beautiful
female black Lab. I was brought to the shelter by animal
control, so I have no history. I seem to get along with other
dogs. I need help with leash training. I have been started on my
shots and need to be fixed. I am a beautiful girl looking for my
We are a whole litter of Shepherd
mix babies. We were brought to the shelter by animal control, so
we have no history. We have been started on our first set of
shots. We are good kids looking for our new forever homes.
I am a beautiful Border Collie,
who is four months old, or so. I was brought to the shelter by
animal control, so I have no history. I have not been at the
shelter long, so not much is known about me. I am a beautiful
kid looking for a new home.
Pictured are just a few
animals at the Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake in Seven
Points in dire need of a good home. Please call or stop by the
Humane Society today and rescue one of these forgotten animals.
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake is located on 10220
County Road 2403 in
Seven Points. For more information, please call (903) 432-3422
after 11 a.m.
We are closed on Wednesday and Sunday.
For further information
visit our website at