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
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 every Tuesday
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
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
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
Tool City Council meets at 6 p.m. in the OranWhite 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.
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Great music for a great
cause set for March 5 at MHS
‘Rock n Roll’ concert to raise funds to
Special to The Monitor
MABANK–Benefit concerts are nothing new, but when the
members of the band are Methodist preachers and lay leaders,
and they play “rock n roll” that adds a lot of interest.
The very successful Connections Band has given nearly 30
concerts in the last few years, most of them tributes to
artists or bands, including the Eagles, Chicago, Doobie
Brothers, Elton John and James Taylor.
“There’s something inherently trustworthy about a minister
who can rock out,” one fan said after a show to band leader
the Rev. Eric Folkerth, pastor of Northaven United Methodist
Church in Dallas.
He and several others while on a clergy retreat stayed up
late one night playing songs by Dan Fogelberg. That led to a
tribute concert to Fogelberg, whose hits included “Leader of
the Band.” That 2006 success encouraged the idea for a
clergy-fronted band that would do shows for charity.
The band has been well received everywhere it has performed.
Its chosen charity is a the UMC’s disaster relief fund and
an anti-malaria campaign in Africa.
This unique and gifted group is coming to Mabank to raise
funds for it Africa campaign.
The 15-member band is more suggestive in its makeup of
Blood, Sweat and Tears than the Beatles.
So, if it is “still rock and roll” to you and you’d like to
spend an evening remembering when you “just called to say I
love you,” area Methodist churches invite you to join them
from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 5, for a night of
great music from the 60s and 70s and a little later.
Music highlighting the classic tunes of Billy Joel and
Stevie Wonder will be featured. Or maybe you are too young
to remember, but you just like really good music and a fun
evening with friends while helping a great cause – either
way – don’t miss this great night in Mabank!
Staged at the Mabank High School auditorium, the “Rock n
Roll” concert is free.
The show includes two or three breaks in the action when a
collection will be taken up and light refreshments offered.
Thousands of people have enjoyed their music and helped them
raise more than $100,000 for the humanitarian projects of
the United Methodist Church.
Donations will support efforts to eliminate the disease of
malaria from sub-Saharan Africa, where every 45 seconds a
child dies from this preventable disease.
We can stop it! The “Imagine No Malaria” campaign began last
year with the goal of raising $75 million.
The campaign has distributed close to a million
insecticide-treated bed nets to protect the children from
mosquitoes who transmit the disease.
Progress is being made, fewer children are dying, but even
one child is one too many. “We can make a change – we can be
This concert is sponsored by the United Methodist churches
of Mabank, Kemp, Aley, College Mound, Kaufman, Terrell and
Poetry. The wonderful cooks from those churches will also be
having a bake sale to accompany the concert, starting at 6
p.m. The concert starts at 7 p.m.
For more information about the concert contact any of the
churches or e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out the band’s website
www.ImagineNoMalaria.org to learn more about the
international efforts to remove the scourge of malaria from
the face of the earth.
Help spread the word!
Rotarians hear AARP tax
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer
GUN BARREL CITY–Citizens who need help with filing their
income tax returns can get free help from AARP volunteers
through April 15.
Pete Wilson of Tool presented facts about the history of
AARP’s free tax service to members of the Rotary Club of
Cedar Creek Lake at the club’s weekly luncheon Friday.
“The program is in its 42nd year, with 38,000 aides serving
two million customers,” Wilson said.
Volunteers undergo Internal Revenue Service training and
certification each year, beginning in December, he
“There are three locations around the lake – at Athens
(senior citizens center), the Malakoff Senior Center and The
Library at Cedar Creek Lake in Seven Points,” Wilson said.
Changes are constant, such as an all-out effort to get the
younger taxpayers to seek help from AARP and to get all
filers to take advantage of the e-file at irs.gov.
“I suggest that within 10 years, or even less, we will all
be using e-file for returns,” Wilson added.
Volunteer tax help service is satisfying to those who like
to help others, he said.
“Volunteers sign on in December, work like the dickens until
April, and then you’re done,” Wilson said.
In other business, Rotarians heard:
• the annual RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Association) camp
took place the weekend of Feb. 12.
• next week’s luncheon (Friday, Feb. 18) will feature the
annual 4-Way Speech contest, and possibly a RYLA camper
reporting on camp events.
• the visiting Japanese students will arrive Wednesday,
• the club’s annual golf tournament is set for Friday, May
‘That’s Amore’ has been
Special to The Monitor
MABANK–That’s Amore, the Mabank High School Choir’s dinner
show, was rescheduled for Friday, March 4, due to the
If you have purchased tickets, please hang on to them as no
tickets will be sold at the door.
The tickets are still valid for a wonderful evening of
Italian food and great entertainment.
The Italian meal will be catered and the waiters and
waitresses will be the choir students.
These students will also be providing the entertainment for
Students will be performing solos, ensembles and choral
numbers – including such favorites as “I’ll Be There,”
“That’s Amore,” “When I’m Sixty-Four,” and more.
Proceeds from the evening will go toward supporting the
choir as they will be competing in Keller and Dallas this
For more information, call the MHS Fine Arts office at (903)
Thank you for supporting the choir and for joining us in
this wonderful evening of music, fun and love.
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
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.
information visit our website at petfinder.com