Kaufman hospital to hold
fund-raiser for cancer awareness
Special to The Monitor
KAUFMAN–The Presbyterian Hospital of Kaufman Women’s
Auxiliary would like to extend an open invitation for women in the
community to attend a Pink Tea fund-raiser to help promote breast cancer
The tea will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the First Assembly
of God, 3401 S. Houston Street in Kaufman.
The cost is $3 per person. Proceeds will benefit the Women’s Auxiliary,
which invests the money back into the hospital.
The rate of breast cancer incidence is slightly higher in Kaufman County
than in other Texas counties, according to the Centers for Disease
An average of 56 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year in
Kaufman County, which has a total estimated population of 93,241.
The tea will feature Dr. Katherine Hall, a radiologist on the medical
staff at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas and medical director of breast
imaging at the Women’s Diagnostic and Breast Center.
Topics will include the importance of prevention and early detection of
breast cancer, as well as coping with the disease.
“We are delighted to help inform the women of our community about the
advanced medical equipment and treatments that are available to them
right here in Kaufman,” community outreach representative for
Presbyterian Hospital of Kaufman Pat Jackson said.
The hospital now offers digital mammography, which has shown in a study
by the National Cancer Institute to be significantly better at
diagnosing cancer in women under 50 and in women of any age who have
very dense breasts.
The Presbyterian Hospital of Kaufman Women’s Auxiliary has 30 active
members and is open to new participants.
“We hope that by doing this, people in the community will see that we
are active and will want to join our Women’s Auxiliary. This is their
hospital,” Jackson said.
In order to promote the Pink Tea within the hospital, Jackson
redecorated the Christmas tree in the main lobby with pink ribbons.
Patients, visitors, and employees are encouraged to hang a note card on
the tree with a personal message to a breast cancer patient or survivor
or with a memory of a loved one who died of the disease. The notes would
then be placed on the tree as ornaments.
conditions affect trees
Special to The Monitor
KAUFMAN–An examination of trees thought to have Oak Wilt were diagnosed
as suffering from Hydroxylon Canker.
Area Regional Texas Forester Matt Grubisich, Kaufman County Urban
Forester Pam Corder and Kaufman County AgriLIFE Extension Service agent
Ralph Davis met with home owner David Sparacino to check on visibly
diseased trees at Ben Gill Park and a home in North Kaufman County.
Hypoxylon Canker is a result of stress from drought conditions in
The trees show a visible black and then gray coloring to the bark then
the bark will peel off the trees.
Hypoxylon can be prevented by keeping the trees out of stress,
especially drought stress.
For more information, check out this web site
Environmental Co-op will have a flyer on the condition that will be
available at the Kaufman County Library or at the Extension office
located at 401 N. Adelaide St., Terrell. The phone number is (972)
wins first place at stock show
Special to The Monitor
FORT WORTH–Seth Corder, an FFA member from Rosser,
exhibited a first place Santa Gertrudis Early Summer Yearling Heifer in
the Junior Breeding Beef Heifer Show at the 2008 Southwestern Exposition
and Livestock Show held Jan. 20.
Junior show entries totaled 9,815 at this year’s show which ends Feb. 3.
“The junior livestock show program provides youth with valuable lessons
in life and business and builds a foundation that serves them long after
their show years have passed. Our commitment to this program is a top
priority,” show president W.R. Watt Jr., said.
Winning exhibitors are awarded cash “premiums” – this year to exceed
$92,005 – in addition to monies generated from the sale of animals in
the show’s sale of champion steers, lambs, barrows and wether goats.
Besides record junior entries, the show set an overall entry record of
more than 23,000 cattle, sheep, swine, horses, mules, donkeys, llamas,
goats, poultry, pigeons and rabbits.
The Stock Show showcases the nation’s dynamic livestock industry to more
than 950,000 visitors mostly from the Metroplex and surrounding areas.
Approximately 20 percent attend from other parts of the nation and 70
Besides livestock, the show includes educational exhibits and provides
four acres of shopping.
Now in its 112th year, the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo features
entertainment events for the entire family, including livestock shows,
educational experiences and 30 exciting performances of the World’s
Original Indoor Rodeo.
For ticket information on any performance or stock show event, call
(817) 877-2420 or visit www.fwssr.com.
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