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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.

  Bakke explains library goals to Cedar Creek Rotarians
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer

GUN BARREL CITY–Books aren’t the only thing found at the library these days.
Members of the Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake heard facts about The Library at Cedar Creek Lake in Seven Points at the club’s weekly luncheon Friday. RotaryElian.jpg (145048 bytes)
The library offers everything from videos and DVDs to classes – on operating computers, getting one’s high school diploma or courses to continue one’s education can be found at the library.
“We are a ‘loud’ library. There’s always something going on,” library publicist and event coordinator Elian Haan-Bakke told the club members.
Other continuing projects include the Children’s Weekly Story Hour and the Summer Reading Program, which features visits from exhibitors showing snakes, horses, magicians, jugglers and a ventriloquist.
With only four people on staff, the library depends heavily on volunteers to mark and catalogue books and to shelve them.
“Volunteers put in more than 3,000 hours, so you can imagine the number of people involved,” Haan-Bakke said.
Touching lightly upon the establishment of the library, she said it was founded in the early 1970s. The current building is only 10 years old and is owned by the Seven Points Economic Development Corporation until 2015, when it will revert to the library.
The Rotary Club presented Haan-Bakke a check for $1,500 for the library at the end of the meeting.
In other business, members:
• heard Japanese Rotarians will be in the Cedar Creek Lake area for a visit March 13-16.
• heard the Civic League is sponsoring an antique appraisal fair Saturday, March 6. Cost is $25 for two items. The event will again be held at the First United Methodist Church in Mabank.
• heard the annual golf tournament is set for May 21.
• heard the club’s annual Celebrity Waiter fund-raiser is set for August at the Athens Country Club.

Ronnie Hill to lead “Radiate 2010” in Malakoff
Special to The Monitor
MALAKOFF–World traveling minister and three-minute-story originator Ronnie Hill will launch “Radiate 2010,” a series of revival meetings, during the 11 a.m. worship service of the Malakoff First Baptist Church Sunday, Feb. 21.
Additional meetings are set for 6 p.m. that day, and 7 p.m. Mon-Wed., Feb. 22-24.
Special events within the exciting worship schedule include free pizza for elementary students at 6 p.m. Feb. 22, and free pizza for middle school and high school youth at 6 p.m. Feb. 23.
In addition to the free pizza, middle and high school students attending on Feb. 23 will be registered to win a free vehicle.
The vehicle drawing will be held that evening, only students in attendance will be eligible to win.
Radiate 2010 is free, additional information about the event can be learned by visiting www.fbcmalakoff.com or by calling (903) 489-0228.
FBC Malakoff is located at 220 W. Mitcham in Malakoff.
Hill’s unique ability to reach thousands is a primary reason First Baptist Church of Malakoff has selected him to lead Radiate 2010.
Some consider his formula to be unconventional – unexpected at the least.
“I have been traveling in evangelism now for 20 years telling people all over the world about Jesus.
“I have been all over the United States, Africa, Brazil, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, Honduras, Canada, and Germany.
“Our ministry leads out in church revivals, area-wide crusades, student events, NASCAR races, rodeos, Sturgis Bike Week, etc. for the sole purpose of telling people about Jesus.
“We see thousands of people come to Christ every year in our ministry from moms and dads to students to boys and girls.
“Individual lives being changed all over the world. We take the gospel to people that would typically never go to church. That is our audience because that was Jesus’ audience,” he said.
Hill’s own father was one of these.
“As an 8- year-old boy, I began to pray for my dad to be saved. I did not want my dad to go to hell.
Two years later, God orchestrated some events that brought my dad to church with us four Sundays in a row.
“The final Sunday he gave his life to Christ. God began to move and work in his life. Our family life changed for the better.
“Another two years later, God called my dad to preach. My dad is now a pastor of a Cowboy Church in Texas where hundreds of people have been saved under my parent’s ministry; not to mention the fact that God called me to preach under my dad’s ministry when I was 14. God turns everything around for his good and perfect will,” he said.
“I am not here on this planet by accident, and neither are the people we share with every week. We all exist for a purpose and a reason, and that reason is for a relationship with Jesus,” Hill said.
As a highly sought-after speaker for public school systems, Hill delivers the unexpected to kids.
Typically, speakers have turned their lives around, following an alcohol or drug abuse problem. Not so with Hill.
He has never touched drugs or alcohol. Seeing the effects of alcohol on his family at an early age, highly influenced his decision to abstain from any form of substance abuse.
Speaking in more than 200 schools a year, Hill’s program includes a humorous and fresh approach that encourages students to stay off drugs and alcohol and see the importance of education.
His second branch of ministry is Internet-based The Threeminutestory.com website invites visitors to click on a face on the front page, listen to the three minute testimony of that person, and respond.
Each visitor who listens to the testimony, is entered into a drawing for a new car.
Hill’s ministry awards a new vehicle annually, through a drawing administered by Whitaker, Chalk, Swindle and Sawyer Law Firm of Fort Worth.
First Baptist Church of Malakoff hosted four block parties during the summer of 2009, where hundreds listened to a three-minute story of redemption, so they could get a chance at winning a car.
Hill will give away that car, personally, during Radiate 2010.

Court sets $1,000 limit on commissioners’ spending
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer

KAUFMAN–“How much can we spend before needing prior approval of the court?” was a question that concerned Kaufman County Commissioners and purchasing agent Jack Sebastian.
After a short discussion, the court approved a $1,000 limit, with purchase orders or records to be given to county auditor Hal Jones.
In other business, commissioners:
• accepted the racial profiling report of Precinct 4 Constable Bryant Morris.
The constable affirmed there were no complaints filed during the period of the report.
• agreed to advertise for bids to purchase a used roller for Precinct 1.
The bidding period will close Friday, Feb. 26, with bids opened at 2 p.m. that day.
• authorized the county attorney to pursue and settle litigation involving Danny Ray Miller.
Sheriff David Byrnes said details of the settlement are being worked out. The case involves a wrongful arrest incident.
• heard Elmo resident Mary Freeland speak about her complaint that a neighbor was trashing property near her property line that she assumed was county property.
County Judge Wayne Gent apologized, saying the property did not belong to the county, therefore, there was nothing her commissioner could do for her.
The property borders near County Road 369 in Precinct 3, and her commissioner is J.C. Jackson.
• approved a bid for resale of tax property involving a mobile home only in Mabank, Precinct 4.
• renewed membership with the North and East Texas County Judges and Commissioners Association and to pay the $125 per year dues.
• approved a request from Embarq to install buried communication drop wire under CR South 3rd. Street in Beautiful Acres, Precinct 4.
• paid bills totaling $351,029.95.

 

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.

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