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East Cedar Creek Freshwater Supply District meets at 12:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the ECCFSD office on Hammer Road just off Welch Lane in Gun Barrel City.
Eustace City Council meets at 7 p.m. in the Eustace City Hall the first Thursday of each month. For more information, please call 425-4702. The public is invited to attend.
Eustace Independent School District meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Eustace High School Library. For more information, please call 425-7131. The public is invited to attend.
Gun Barrel City Council meets in Brawner Hall at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. For more information, please call 887-1087. The public is invited to attend.
Gun Barrel City Economic Development Corporation meets at 1831 W. Main, GBC, at 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. For more information, please call 887-1899.
Henderson County Commissioner’s Court meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 9 a.m. in the Henderson County Courthouse in Athens. The public is invited to attend.
Henderson County Emergency Services District #4 meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at 525 S. Tool Dr. in Tool.
Henderson County Historical Commission meets the first Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. in the HC Historical Museum.
Kaufman County Commissioner’s Court meets the first, second, third and fourth Monday of each month at 9:45 a.m. in the Kaufman County Courthouse in Kaufman. The public is invited to attend.
Kemp City Council meets at Kemp City Hall at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. For more information, please call 498-3191. The public is invited to attend.
Kemp Independent School District meets the third Tuesday of each month in the Board Room in the Administration Building. For more information, please call 498-1314. The public is invited to attend.
Log Cabin City Council meets the third Thursday of the month in city hall. For more information, please call 489-2195. The public is invited to attend.
Mabank City Council meets at 7 p.m. in Mabank City Hall the first Tuesday of each month. For more information, please call 887-3241. The public is invited to attend.
Mabank Independent School District meets at 7:30 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month. For more information, please call 887-9310. The public is invited to attend.
Payne Springs City Council meets at city hall at 7:30 p.m. every third Tuesday of each month. For more information, please call 451-9229. The public is invited to attend.
Payne Springs Water Supply Corp. meets the third Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. at the Payne Springs Community Center, located at 9690 Hwy. 198.
Seven Points City Council meets at 7 p.m. in Seven Points city hall the second Tuesday of each month. For more information, please call 432-3176. The public is invited to attend.
Tool City Council meets at 6 p.m. in the Oran White Civic Center the third Thursday of each month. For more information, please call 432-3522. The public is invited to attend.
West Cedar Creek Municipal Utility District is held at 5 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month. For more information, please call 432-3704. The public is invited.

  Star Harbor Art Show set Feb. 21
Special to The Monitor
STAR HARBOR–From 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, the Star Harbor Watercolor Society will host its fourth annual “For the Love of Art” show and sale at the Star Harbor City Hall building.
View more than 100 art pieces, meet the artists and enjoy delicious refreshments.
The Cedar Creek Lake city of Star Harbor is just north of Malakoff.
Turn onto Farm-to-Market 3062 at the Malakoff Fire Station, State Highway 198, continue past the Malakoff High School 1.4 miles into Star Harbor, veer left at the “Y.”
The City Hall building at 99 Sunset Blvd. is on the right at the golf course.
From a chance discussion among a few friends about the love of watercolor art and the lessons two ladies had taken, the society was founded in February, 2005, to improve the painting skills of its members and to stimulate public interest in watercolor art through exhibits.
The group soon grew from six to more than 30 members.
Society members have entered the Henderson County Art Show held each April at the Cain Center in Athens, and have won ribbons for their work each year.
Several members entered pieces in the 2007,08,09 State Fair of Texas in Dallas and were awarded ribbons every year including the 2007 Best of Show.

Severe storm program set for February 17 in Kaufman
Special to The Monitor
KAUFMAN–The 2009 storm season in North Texas was a typically busy season.
Twenty tornadoes were reported across the area, and destructive windstorms, large hail, and deadly flooding all made appearances in our area.
The toll on life and property was significant, with many casualties and damage in the tens of millions of dollars.
The 2010 severe weather season is fast approaching.
Five tornadoes were confirmed in Northeast Texas Jan. 20, so in many ways, storm season is already here.
Are you ready for whatever this year has in store?
Do you have a severe weather plan at your home and workplace?
Can you recognize the clues that suggest large hail, flash flooding, or a tornado is possible?
Do you want to become part of the severe weather warning system in your county?
As part of its area-wide weather preparedness campaign, the National Weather Service in Fort Worth will answer these and many other questions at the Skywarn severe weather program to be held from 7-9 p.m, Wednesday, Feb. 17.
The program will be held in the training room Kaufman Fire Department on Madison Street and is being held in partnership with Kaufman County Emergency Management.
The 2010 program will discuss thunderstorm formation, severe weather production, and features associated with severe storms.
The presentation will also review tornado formation and behavior, non-threatening clues which may be mistaken for significant features, and safety when thunderstorms threaten.
The program will discuss spotter operations and recommended reporting procedures.
The two-hour presentation will be in multimedia format, featuring numerous pictures of storms and nearly 25 minutes of storm video clips.
“We have some new material in the 2010 spotter training program,” warning coordination meteorologist at the Fort Worth NWS Office Mark Fox said.
“We will present the information in the form of a checklist for the attendees to utilize. Most of the storm photos and video clips are different this year.
“We have reworked many of our graphics. We’ll have more identification cases, and we’ll discuss the operational aspects of storm spotters in detail,” he added.
The fundamental purpose of the spotter training, and of the storm spotter network as a whole, remains unchanged.
“We could not do our job as well as we do without storm spotters. Radar is a great tool, but it only tells us part of a storm’s story.
Spotter observations complement the data we use to analyze storms. The combination of spotter reports and radar data gives us the best possible picture of the storms and what’s going on inside them,” he said.
The program is free and open to the public.
“By coming to this program, you will learn a lot about thunderstorms,” Fox said. “Even if you don’t become an active storm spotter, you will learn about how storms work and the visual clues you can identify when storms are in your area. We will discuss severe weather safety tips. This will better prepare yourself and your family for the threats that storms pose,” he said.
The Kaufman County severe weather program is one of more than 55 that the Fort Worth NWS Office will conduct between January and early April.
The National Weather Service in Fort Worth provides forecasts, warnings, and weather services for 46 counties in north and north-central Texas.
For more information on severe weather and the National Weather Service, visit the Fort Worth Forecast Office’s website at http://www.weather.gov/fortworth

 

Friends of the Animals benefit set
Special to The Monitor
GUN BARREL CITY–Hooch and Pooch: a fun evening of munching hors d’oeuvres and sipping wine – add to that live country music and dancing – and it becomes a fabulous fund-raiser to benefit Friends of the Animals Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic.
The benefit will be held from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, March 7, at the Ranch House Restaurant in Gun Barrel City.
One of the lake’s finest restaurants, this event will help Friends keep its doors open to provide low-cost spay/neuter surgery for families struggling to be responsible pet owners.
Reservations are $20 per person. To reserve, send your check by March 1, made payable to Friends and mail to P.O. Box 5455, Mabank TX 75147.
There will be flowing wine glasses, lots of hot hors d’oeurves and door prizes.
Just a fun evening, thanks to Hootin’ Holler package store in Gun Barrel City and to Karol Dyess Entertainment.
Ranch House Restaurant owner, Colleen Hinckley, is serving on the planning committee, as are Carol Pinkus, Pat Faherty, Karen Fate, Suzy Weaver, Cathy English and Sydney Busch.
Friends of the Animals Spay/Neuter Clinic, during its 7 years, has performed more than 18,600 surgeries.
Surgeries range in price from $25 for a male cat to $65 for a giant breed female dog.
For more information on scheduling an appointment for surgery or to volunteer, call (903) 887-PETS or go to the web site at www.friendsoftheanimals.org  

 

Come Adopt Us At
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
The domino effect is a chain reaction that occurs when a small change causes a similar change nearby, which then will cause another similar change, and so on. My name is Domino, and I got my name not only because I’m black and white like a domino tile, but also because my outgoing, cheerful personality causes my doggie roommates to smile. This also causes our human friends to smile, which even causes the kitties in the cat room to smile.
I am an 8-month-old male Pointer/Terrier mix. I love children, other dogs, and even get along great with kitties. I’ve had all my shots and am ready to be adopted. If you’d like to experience the domino effect, I am sure to put a forever smile on your face when you take me to my forever home.
I currently live with a foster family, so if you would like to meet me, call my friends at the Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake at (903) 432-3422 to make an appointment. You can also email them at dogshsccl@yahoo.com.
 

We have many 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 petfinder.com


 

 



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