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February 13, 2011






Clubs and Such

BNI (Business Network International) - Cedar Creek Professionals - meets every Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. at Comfort Suites, located at U.S. Hwy. 175 and TX 198 in Mabank. For more information, call Larry Williams (903) 887-2847 or
Boy Scout Troop #398 meets at the Cedar Creek Bible Church from 7-8:30 p.m. each Tuesday. For more information, call (903) 498-5725 or (903) 498-3830.
Cedar Creek Art Society meets from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the last Thursday of each month at the Mabank Volunteer Fire Department. A $3 donation per artist is asked.
Cedar Creek Domino Club meets each week on Wednesday at the Mabank Volunteer Fire Department. For more info, call (903) 887-6549.
Cedar Creek NAR-ANON meets at 8 p.m. on Thursday at 715 S. Hwy. 274, Ste. D in Seven Points. (903) 432-2405.
Cedar Creek Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m., Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, at 715 S. Hwy. 274, Ste. D in Seven Points. (903) 432-2405.
Cedar Creek 49ers Club meets every Thursday for fellowship and dancing. Doors open at 6 p.m. The club is located off Arnold Hill Road in Seven Points. Call for more information, (903) 432-3552.
Cedar Creek Lake Kiwanis Club meets at noon each Wednesday at The Jalapeno Tree in Gun Barrel City, except the second week of the month, when the club meets Thursday in conjunction with the area chamber of commerce luncheon.
Cedar Creek Optimist Club meets every Tuesday at noon at the Dairy Queen in Seven Points. For more info, call Danny Hampel at (903) 778-4508.
Cedar Creek Republican Club meets every fourth Thursday. For more information call (903) 887-4867.
Cedar Creek Rotary Club meets at noon each Friday at Vetoni’s Italian Restaurant. For more information, call Dee Ann Owens at (903) 340-2415.
Cub Scout Pack #333 meets at the First United Methodist Church of Mabank the second and fourth Monday at 7 p.m. For info, call Mary Harris at (903) 451-5280 or Tonya Capley at (903) 498-4725.
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 101 meets the second Monday of each month at the Senior Citizens Center on Hwy. 31 in Athens.
Girl Scout Troop #112 meets at the First United Methodist Church in Mabank on Fridays at 6:30 p.m. For more info, call GeriLeigh Stotts at (469) 323-7943, email,  or (800) 422-2260 or visit
Girl Scout Troop 2667 meets every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Aley United Methodist Church. For more info, call Suzann Smith at (903) 887-3889.
GriefShare Recovery support group meets at 7 p.m. each Tuesday at Cedar Creek Church of God, located at 142 Rodney Dr., Gun Barrel City. Call (903) 887-0293 for more information.
Gun Barrel Quilter’s Guild meets from 10 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the Tri-County Library in Mabank. For more information, please call (903) 451-4221.
Kaufman County Republican Women’s Club meets the third Saturday of each month at the Farm Bureau Insurance Company, located at 2477 N. Hwy. 34 in Kaufman. For more info, call (972) 287-1239 or (903) 880-6770.
Kemp Kiwanis Club meets at noon each Thursday at La Fuente Mexican Restaurant in Kemp. For more info, call Dr. Jim Collinsworth at (903) 887-7486.
Lake Area Council of the Blind meets at 6 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month at West Athens Baptist Church.
Lake Area Democrats Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at the Library at Cedar Creek Lake in Seven Points. Email  for more information.
Mabank Al-Anon Family Group meets at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays at Mabank First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Families of alcoholics are welcome. Call (903) 887-2781 for info.
Mabank/Cedar Creek Area Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Tri-County Library in Mabank. Call (903) 887-5252 for info.
Mabank Garden Club meets at 1:45 p.m. at the Tri-County Library on the third Tuesday of every month (different times in May and December).
Oak Harbor/Tanglewood Crime Watch meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at the R.T. Beamguard Community Center in Oak Harbor.
Rainbow Girls, Masonic Youth organization meets on the second and fourth Saturdays at 10 a.m. at the Cedar Creek Masonic Lodge. For more information contact Donna Dean at
Roddy Masonic Lodge meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Monday each month. Call (903) 887-6201 for info.
RootSeekers meet at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of the month in the Tri-County Library in downtown Mabank.
Southeast Kaufman County Senior Citizens Center Board of Directors meets at 1 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month at the center, located at 300 N. Dallas Street in Kemp. For info, call (903) 498-2140.
Tamarack Ladies Club meets at 11 a.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the TLC Hall.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 9 a.m. each Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church of Athens. Call (903) 489-0563 or (903) 675-2600.
Trinity Valley Community College Band meets at 7 p.m. every Tuesday in the TVCC band hall. Group is open to any community member who plays an instrument. Call (903) 675-6222 for info.
Trinity Valley Singles Support Group meets at 7 p.m. each Monday at Athens First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall on Lovers Lane. This is a support group for singles of all ages. For more info, call Jean Love at (903) 451-4697 or Donna Stinson (903) 675-7270.









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AARP offers free tax aid
Special to The Monitor
SEVEN POINTS–Free income tax assistance services will be provided by AARP Tax-Aid volunteers. These services will be available from Feb. 2 through April 13, at the following times and locations:
8 a.m. to noon Mondays, at The Library at Cedar Creek Lake in Seven Points, 410 East Cedar Creek Parkway.
8 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, in Malakoff at the Senior Citizens Center, 503 North Terry Street.
8 a.m. to noon Fridays, in Athens at the Henderson County Senior Center, 3344 Hwy 31 East.
Here are some important facts taxpayers should know:
• Our services are free, to include electronic filing.
• All eligible returns will be filed electronically,
• All returns are completed with computer software.
• Taxpayers do not have to be elderly or members of AARP.
• We are busiest the first few weeks of February. If taxpayers are patient and come in later in the season, we will probably not be as busy and the wait may be shorter.
• Married taxpayers should both come to the site unless one is incapacitated.
• We do not prepare extremely complicated returns; however, we will assist taxpayers with such returns and advise them what steps they should take to get their return completed.
• Counselors may not be present for the entire posted hours if no taxpayers are present for assistance.
• We will normally stay longer than the posted hours if extremely busy.
• This service is provided by the AARP Foundation in cooperation with the IRS.
All taxpayers should bring a copy of any return for the prior tax year, 2010; and all tax-related documents that have been recieved in the mail, including W-2s, 1099s, SSA1099s, broker’s statements showing dividends, interest, capital gains distributions, or sale of capital assests like stocks, bonds and real estate.
Other documents that will be needed are Social Security cards for all taxpayers and all dependents, date of birth for all dependents, amount of any property taxes paid, and the amount of any Ecomonic Recovery Payment recieved in 2010.
If you have any questions, please call (903) 778-2423.

Bridge Studio of Cedar Creek Lake
Special to The Monitor
CEDAR CREEK LAKE– The Bidge Studio at Cedar Creek Lake is pleased to announce the winners for the week of Jan. 28 - Feb 2.
Pairs North-South winners for the Friday, Jan. 28 session were:
Charles Ford and Jimmy Wright, first place;
Mary Priest and Tillie Reed, second place;
Vona Nason and Wanda Prokop, third place;
Nell Velvin and Lela Corley, fourth place;
Steve Lawrence and Sara Granger, fifth place.
Pairs East-West winners for Friday, Jan. 28 were:
Winford Boyd and Sandy Molander, first place;
Barbara McMinn and Larry Laudig, second place;
Jean Roach and Joyce Austin, third place;
Jane Ellis and Joe Ellis, fourth place;
Sandy Hilliard and Lynda Frazier, fifth place.
Pairs winners for Monday, Jan. 31 session were:
Yvonne Houston and Gloria Rowland, first place;
Craig Boyd and Jan Boyd, second place;
Barbara Bradford and Rita Loiacono, third place;
Doris Neathery and Ray Carden, fourth place;
Sandy Molander and Bonnie Magee, fifth place.
Pairs North-South winners for the Wednesday, Feb. 2 session were:
Sara Granger and Steve Lawrence, first place;
Dani Woods and Pansy Blakely, second place;
Lynda Frazier and Gloria Rowland, third place;
Yvonne Houston and Susan Ford, fourth place;
Lynn Walker and Barbara S. Austin, fifth place.
Pairs East-West winners for the Wednesday, Feb. 2 session were:
Sandy Campbell and Theresa Brantley, first place;
Barbara Jordan and Patsy Gordon, second place;
Sandy Molander and Nell Velvin, third place;
Craig Boyd and Barbara Bradford, fourth place;
Sue Wright and Jean Roach, fifth place.






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