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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.

  ‘Keep Kaufman County Beautiful’ needs help
Special to The Monitor
KAUFMAN–Are you tired of seeing discarded tires, furniture, old appliances and just plain trash by the side of the road or in a creek as you drive by?
Do you wonder if what people dump in yards and creeks ends up in the lake where you fish? (It does!)
Do you want to have a say in decisions related to illegal dumping, cleanup of trash, recycling of paper, plastic, cardboard and unwanted electronics?
Do you want to help make a difference in Kaufman County with how we get rid of hazardous waste and unwanted items that the trash disposal company won’t pick up?
Do you want to help keep Kaufman County beautiful (and clean) in your neck of the woods?
Are you concerned about other environmental matters in Kaufman County?
Do want to help teach people how to protect our water, lakes and streams from the garbage we dump while keeping costs low?
If you answered “yes” to at least one of the above questions, the Kaufman County Environmental Co-op, a member-owned organization, needs your help!
We currently have two (2) openings on the board of directors for representatives from Precinct 4.
The qualifications are: you must live in Precinct 4, be a member of the Co-op (dues are $12 per year) and be willing to set aside the third Thursday of each month for a board meeting.
If you are, or if you know someone who might be, interested in helping us, please contact Executive Director Marilyn May at (972) 524-0007.
If you are unable to serve on the board, please consider joining the Environmental Co-op. Dues are $12 per person for an individual membership. Corporate memberships are also available.
The Co-op was started in 1998, and is member-owned, member-controlled and member-supported, with a mandate to implement Kaufman County’s 20-year Solid Waste Management Plan.
The Co-op is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, with all donations tax-deductible.
Some of the services and accomplishments we offer are citizens’ trash and recycling convenience stations in Kemp, Terrell, Kaufman and Forney; education programs for children and adults; the Stop Illegal Dumping Program; periodic electronic recycling events; presentations to civic organizations and a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Site at the Kemp Eco-Station.
For more information about membership, please call the Environmental Co-op at (972) 524-0007.

 

Bynum presents treasurer’s office statistics to Chamber
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer

GUN BARREL CITY–A quick run-down on just what the treasurer’s office does was the gist of the program presented to area chamber members and guests by Henderson County treasurer Michael Bynum.
The Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon took place Feb. 11 at Vetoni’s Italian Food Restaurant with 78 people attending.
“It is the treasurer’s duty to disperse the monies collected to all entities,” Bynum said.
His office also handles the jury funds, writing out the checks to jurors when they serve, he added.
It is the treasurer’s office that sends out the bid forms to the banks when it is time to select a depository bank for the county, he explained.
“Our office handles the payroll, sending out 460 paychecks each week,” Bynum said.
The office also oversees the employee retirement program, he added.
Bynum also touched on the Prosperity Bank Building purchase in Athens.
“The building is needed for space,” he said. “It will cost a little over $2 million, and we will not have to raise taxes to pay for it.
“It will take about 60 days for the deal to go through, but it will take almost a year before the county can take possession,” he said.
Bynum said his name is on the ballot for the November general election, adding he has no opponent.
In other business, members:
• heard the February Business of the Month is KCKL 95.9 radio station
• were told the Mabank Area Good Samaritans food bank is looking for donations, as supplies are not meeting a greatly increased demand for food.

 

Rotarians hear referee’s adventures
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer

GUN BARREL CITY–He began with the story of being awakened at 2 a.m. by a phone call from his concerned son.
“That was the time a bomb went off at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, killing two people and injuring 111,” Jim Evans, a professional referee, told members of the Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake at their weekly luncheon Feb. 12.
Evans went on to say he was one of hundreds of volunteers at the event.
“I volunteered as a drug tester, and ended up helping in a lot of other capacities,” he recalled. “I picked up trash, seated people and spent a lot of time swapping and collecting more than 400 pins.”
Among the spectators he seated were movie star Jack Nicholson and veteran television newscaster Tom Brokaw.
“They arrested Richard Jewel (for the bombing), but he was exonerated many years later, after they caught the real bomber,” he explained
Evans said life is not always easy as a referee.
“I have been threatened, snowballed and had other things thrown at me,” he laughed, adding he was never injured as a result of a confrontation.
“This year’s winter Olympics will be unique for Canada,” he said. “The event will have 25,000 volunteers.”
Rotarians heard bits of trivia and statistics concerning the 2010 Olympics.
The competition includes 86 events with 258 countries participating, and a half-million visitors will watch the action in person, he said.
The oldest event is curling and will include 40 to 41 American participants.
The newest sport, snowboarding, will feature several American participants.
Competitors from Texas are expected to do well in the speed and distance skating, he added.
In other business, Rotarians:
• were reminded the next Celebrity Waiter committee meeting is set for Thursday, March 11. The event takes place in August at the Athens Country Club.

 

 

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.

For further information visit our website at petfinder.com


 

 



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