People, Places & Events



  Five cent cat neuters offered
Special to The Monitor
CRANDALL–Kaufman County Animal Awareness partners with the Humane Society of the United States to promote National Spay Day USA.
KCAAP will participate in Spay Day USA 2008, a national campaign to promote the life-saving benefits of spay/neuter, when it hosts “Fix Felix For Five” at its Regional Spay/Neuter clinic in Crandall Wednesday, Feb. 27.
The first 100 callers to mention this promotion will be able to neuter their male cats for only five cents.
All other cat neuters performed that day will be at a reduced price of $15.
“Spay/Neuter protects pet health, improves pet behavior and lessens the burden on animal shelters and taxpayers,” KCAAP president Bonnie Hill said. “It is an act of love towards your pet and your community,” she added.
Along with “Fix Felix For Five,” KCAAP will offer microchips, another lifesaving service for $10 which includes a life-time national registration.
These special offers are made possible by public donations made to KCAAP, a non-profit 501(c)(3) all volunteer organization that has provided low-cost pet sterilization surgeries and vaccinations for more than three years.
Texas law requires a current rabies vaccination, if proof cannot be provided at the time of surgery, animals must be vaccinated for $6.
For more info, call (972) 472-3500, to schedule the surgery.

“Trees for America” campaign launched
Free trees offered for Arbor Day
Monitor Staff Reports
CEDAR CREEK LAKE–The Arbor Day Foundation is once again offering free trees for joining.
Every person from Texas who joins the Arbor Day Foundation in February will receive 10 free Eastern redbud trees.
The free trees are part of the nonprofit Foundation’s “Trees for America” campaign.
“Rosebuds will add lasting beauty to homes across Texas,” Arbor Day Foundation CEO John Rosenow said. “They will also add to the proud heritage of Texas’ 598 Tree City USA communities.
“For more than 30 years, Tree City USA has supported community forestry across Texas, and planting these lovely rosebuds will add to this important tree-planting tradition,” Rosenow said. Arbor Day is April 25.
The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting, between March 1 and May 31, with enclosed planting instructions.
The six- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow, or they will be replaced free of charge.
Members also receive a subscription to the Foundation’s colorful bimonthly publication, Arbor Day, and The Tree Book with information about tree planting and care.
To become a member of the Foundation and receive the free trees, send a $10 contribution to Ten Free Eastern Redbud Trees, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City NE 68410 by Feb. 29, or go to


49er’s Club Valentine Dance huge success
Special to The Monitor
SEVEN POINTS–When the doors opened at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, for the 49er’s Valentine Dance, ladies attending received a long-stem chocolate rose and the gentlemen a sweetheart box of candy.
Since this was the second Thursday of the month, it was also our guest night. Anyone wishing to sing or play an instrument with Chuck and the 49er’s band were welcome to do so.
Guest performers were Joe Barker, Barry Barnett of Kaufman, Ken Johnson of Forney and Joe Walenta of Payne Springs.
Later in the evening, we honored two couples who were celebrating Valentine’s wedding anniversaries. Ruby and E.L. Cook of Kaufman were married Feb. 12 and Julia and Harold Hebel of Kemp were married three years ago Feb. 14.
A long formal table was decorated in red and white. There were two sheet cakes decorated with red roses, wedding bells and white doves.
A wedding photo was featured on each cake. Each couple shared a kiss and cut their cakes. Ice cream and punch was also served.
Longtime member Robert Repka of Kaufman was crowned Valentine Dance King and the lovely Maxine Johnson of Forney was crowned Queen. She was presented with a dozen red roses.
The evening ended with Chuck and the 49er’s band playing a beautiful waltz.
This was by far one of the best Valentine Dances ever with 127 guests attending.


Come Adopt Us At
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake

My name is Nelson. I am a beautiful male Dachshund. I was brought to the shelter by animal control, so I have no history. So far, I seem pretty laid back and gentle. I am a wonderful boy looking for my new forever home.

My name is Oreo. I am a beautiful female black Lab. I was brought to the shelter by animal control, so I have no history. I seem to get along with other dogs. I need help with leash training. I have been started on my shots and need to be fixed. I am a beautiful girl looking for my new home.

We are a whole litter of Shepherd mix babies. We were brought to the shelter by animal control, so we have no history. We have been started on our first set of shots. We are good kids looking for our new forever homes.

I am a beautiful Border Collie, who is four months old, or so. I was brought to the shelter by animal control, so I have no history. I have not been at the shelter long, so not much is known about me. I am a beautiful kid looking for a new home.

Pictured are just a few 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


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