the lake area at the Dallas Boat Show
Monitor Photos/Kerry Yancey
ABOVE: Matt Zimmerer (seated right) and Kelly Zimmerer (background)
speak with visitors to the Greater Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of
booth at the 52nd annual Dallas Winter Boat Show at Market Hall
Zimmerers own and operate The Water’s Edge cabins at Malakoff.
ABOVE: Jennifer Graham (left), John Callison and David Liles stand ready
provide Boat Show visitors with information about the Ski-N-Scats summer
camp retreat center in Eustace.
ABOVE: Realtors John Hassell and Janice Haney provide information to
Show visitors about Johnson Monroe Realtors and Cedar Creek Lake
Fowler to appear at Gater’s Sports Bar and Grill
Special to The Monitor
GUN BARREL CITY–Kevin Fowler is a fan’s
artist, and he has established himself impressively throughout Texas by
making modest honky tonk-style country music for regular folks.
He will appear with his band at the Gaters Sports Bar and Grill
Saturday, Feb. 24, at 623 S. Gun Barrel Lane in Gun Barrel City.
Tickets are on sale now for $20, for age 21 and up only.
Raised in Amarillo, the guitarist began his musical career on both drums
At age 20, he left Texas for the bright lights of Los Angeles, where he
studied music at the Guitar Institute of Technology.
He returned to Texas and settled in Austin, where he joined the hard
rock band “Dangerous Toys.”
Following this eye-opening stint, he started his own hard rock band, “Thunderfoot.”
He soon came to the realization that he couldn’t shake his West Texas
roots and gave up hard rock to become a country music performer, the
style he grew up with.
In 1998, he put together a country band and began playing Tuesday nights
at Babe’s on Sixth Street in Austin.
Within two years, he began recording albums and struck big with his
self-released “Beer, Bait and Ammo” (2000).
The album sold 30,000 copies in the Texas area and the title song became
somewhat of a Texas anthem.
Mark Chesnutt made the song a part of his live show, and Sammy Kershaw
“I make music for working-class country music fans like me. I want my
music and live shows to function as a way for fans to escape the weekly
grind and let loose,” Fowler explained.
Since the release of his debut album, “Beer, Bait and Ammo,” Kevin has
seen his fanbase grow in epic proportions.
He has sold an astounding 200,000 albums.
“What I Wouldn’t Give for Your Love,” is his first single since signing
with 823 Management, Inc., based in Kerrville.
For more information, call (903) 880-9960.
orientation set for Feb 17
Special to The Monitor
KAUFMAN–In 2005, 337 children were confirmed as victims of child abuse
or neglect in Kaufman and Rockwall Counties.
During that same period, 331 children were in the custody of Child
Lone Star CASA’s mission is to advocate for these children during their
time within the legal system.
A trained Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer is appointed
to a case by a judge when a child is removed from his or her home and
placed in foster care.
CASA volunteers monitor a child’s well being in foster care, advocate
for the child within the court system, and help ensure that the child
receives the services he or she needs.
The goal of Lone Star CASA is every child in Kaufman and Rockwall
counties who needs an advocate gets one.
CASA volunteers make lasting impressions on the lives of these children.
If you would like to be a part of this group of community volunteers,
you are invited to attend a volunteer orientation at 2:30 p.m. Saturday,
Feb. 17, at New Horizon Day Care and Private School, 908 E. 9th Street,
You may contact Lone Star CASA at (972) 772-5858 or by email at
To learn more about CASA, visit the Texas CASA website,
www.texascasa.org or the National CASA website,
Box presents ‘Good Morning USA’
Special to The Monitor
WILLS POINT–The Talent Box Winter Fun class will perform “Good Morning
USA,” written by Bonnie Reichel.
The production will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at the theatre, 244
North Fourth, Wills Point Friday.
Participating in the production will be Laura Bass, Leah Wallace, Harley
Travis Riffe, Emma Berry, Caitlyn Smith, and Mikayla Young.
Bonnie Reichel of Terrell and Jane Gamon of Myrtle Springs directed the
The action takes place on a morning news program, complete with weather
reports, commercials, puns and fun.
Admission for all is $5 and reservations are necessary.
They can be made by
calling toll free (877) 882-7763.
Please leave your name, telephone number and the number in your party.
The theatre is now elderly and handicapped friendly. A chair lift has
been installed to assist our patrons to the second floor theatre.