‘Crazy Kats’ program at Kiwanis
Special to The Monitor
MABANK–Surprised smiles abounded at the Cedar Creek Lake Kiwanis Club’s
recent story hour, when each child and adult was greeted by “Brownie,
the Kitten,” and “Blackie, the Cat.”
These honored guests, on loan from The Humane Society of Cedar Creek
Lake located in Tool (State Highway 274), meowed sweetly and completely
delighted everyone with their adorable antics.
Manager Tracey Stone explained these cats and many other cuddly pets are
eagerly awaiting adoption. Call (903) 432-3922 for details.
Extra special stories featuring cats which were presented by Mr. Russ
and Ms. Linda included “The Dog Who Had Kittens,” by Polly Robertus,
“Don’t Rock the Boat,” by Sally Grindley and “Take Care, Good Knight,”
by Shelley Thomas.
A generous bonus, received by all youngsters attending, was a brand new
book, compliments of The Cedar Creek Lake Kiwanis Club.
Boys and girls attending included Morgan Isom, Katrina Isom, Gracie
Holcomb, Chase Baird, Kate Baird, Rivers Moriarity, Andrew Sullivan,
Danielle Sullivan, Natali Alldridge, Skyli Alldridge, Austin McNair and
Also, Madison Makenzie, Victoria Cantu, Cassie Jacobs, Brianna Rodrigues,
David Rodrigues, Katie Hinds, Itaskelina Low, Janike Amanambu, Katelynn
Messer, Lindsey Dawes, Sydney Dawes, Taylor Dawes, Avery Kifer, Bryce
Kifer, Collin Kifer, Lily Nicholson, Paige Anderson, MacKenzie Nolen and
A special thank you is extended to Boy Scouts Dillon Pryor and Jordan
White of Troop 383, and to Melissa Newland for their support.
A “Merry Mice” story hour is being planned for Saturday, March 3.
Two identical programs will be offered at The Library at Cedar Creek
Lake in Seven Points and The Tri-County Library in downtown Mabank.
Plan now to attend and bring your friends.
Henderson County Realtors
host awards luncheon
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer
GUN BARREL CITY–Members of the Henderson County Board of Realtors
gathered for lunch Wednesday at Vetoni’s Italian Restaurant and the
presentation of awards for high sales.
A total of 252 real estate agents work in the lake area and surrounding
communities, club president Robert McAtee said.
Presentations were made by Donna Sadler.
The Hall of Fame Realtor for 2006 was Brad Rummel.
Janice Haney earned the Rookie of the Year title.
Top sellers for 2006, making more than $10 million in sales, were
platinum winners Stan Fernald, Todd Russell, Sue Stalcup and Jim Sutton.
In the Gold category, making between $8 and $10 million in sales was
Four Realtors, Jill Browne, Buck Gentry, Brad Rummel and Donna Sadler
made the Silver category with $6-$8 million in sales.
Agents named to the $4-$6 million Bronze category were Shelly Brown,
Marsha Bourne, Karen Fernald, Debbie French, Jason Hardy, Charles
Harley, Tim Maxfield, Billie Maxwell, Mary McClaskey, Robin Moon, Marie
Sligh and Brenda Warner.
Those listed in the $2-$4 million Copper category were Pam Blackwood,
Rilla Bowles, Richard Eckroate Jr., Janice Haney, Glenda Harley, John
Hassell, Karen Jentzen, Keith Knighton, Jo Ann Pearson, Sue Richardson,
Lisa Schmidt, Gerry Sullivan, Angie Tulley, Christi Tumlinson, Vivian
Tumlinson, Carol Walther, Rick Warner and Sam Wise.
Elderly’s care for pets get
Special to The Monitor
GUN BARREL CITY–If you are or know someone who is elderly and has
difficulty caring for their pet, Friends of the Animals at Cedar Creek
Lake is beginning a project with volunteers to assist.
The object of this project is to allow the person to keep their pet with
them and not have to relinquish it.
But sometimes a little assistance is needed to accomplish that goal.
Volunteers will help with litter box scooping, getting to the grocery
store for pet food, putting out fresh water – and always assisting with
spay/neuter surgery if needed.
Volunteers can also drive the pet to the veterinarian’s office if
To notify Friends of a situation, call (903) 887-PETS (7387) or e-mail
Friends of the Animals is a non-profit organization running the low-cost
spay/neuter clinic in Gun Barrel City.
After being open for 4½ years, it has done more than 10,000 surgeries,
saving/preventing literally millions of little unwanted lives.
Surgery prices range from $25 for a male cat up to $65 for a giant breed
Foundation grants can help with these costs for low-income families –
contact the Family Resource Center in Gun Barrel City Monday-Friday or
the Christian Life Center Food Pantry in Gun Barrel City
To schedule a surgery, to volunteer or for more information about the
organization, call 903-887-PETS (7387) or e-mail to the address firstname.lastname@example.org
And be sure to visit the web site: