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  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 awareness.
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 Control.
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.

Stress, drought 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 2005-06.
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.
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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) 524-0007.

Corder 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 countries.
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



Come Adopt Us At
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 home.

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 new home.

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