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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Exhibition coming to
Athens, Feb. 25-26
Special to The Monitor
ATHENS–Congressman Jeb Hensarling is pleased to announce the
Library of Congress traveling exhibition “Gateway to
Knowledge” will be in Athens Friday and Saturday, Feb.
25-26, at the Henderson County Library.
“I am hopeful the citizens of Henderson County and East
Texas will take time to tour the exhibit and bring their
children and grandchildren. This is a unique opportunity for
us to share our treasures with future generations,” stated
“I appreciate the Rapoport family for their generous support
which makes this tour possible,” he said.
According to information provided by the Library of
Congress, the exhibit will include programming especially
for teachers and students and provide relevant and engaging
learning experiences for lifelong learners.
The truck, which will be staffed and driven by two docents
well-versed in the Library and its collections, will be
parked at various schools, libraries, community centers and
other public venues.
The trailer expands to three times its road width, and
visitors will enter from a central staircase to find several
areas of museum-style exhibits including a welcoming
multimedia display, computer terminals displaying Library of
Congress websites including the main site, www.loc.gov,
and other library websites including the Center for the
Book/Literacy Programs site www.read.gov,
and sites pertaining to U.S. collections, exhibitions and a
special site for use by teachers.
The exhibition will also outline the history of the Library,
including Thomas Jefferson’s role in allowing its
reestablishment following the burning of the U.S. Capitol in
1814 by providing his personal book collection to the
Jefferson’s organization of his books by “memory, reason and
imagination” will inform the organization of the exhibition.
The exhibition will feature replicas of such treasures as
the 1507 Waldseemüller Map (the first document to use the
word “America”), the 1455 Gutenberg Bible, rough draft of
the Declaration of Independence in Thomas Jefferson’s own
hand with edits by Benjamin Franklin and John Adams, the
1962 drawings for the comic book that introduced Spider-Man
to the world, the handwritten manuscript to jazz pioneer
Jelly Roll Morton’s “Frog-i-More Rag” and Walt Whitman’s
poem “Leaves of Grass.”
Founded in 1800, the Library of Congress is the nation’s
oldest federal cultural institution. The Library seeks to
spark imagination and creativity and to further human
understanding and wisdom by providing access to knowledge
through its magnificent collections, programs and
The exhibit will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the
parking lot across the street from the Henderson County
Library, located at 121 South Prairieville in Athens.
For more information, contact Hensarling’s Athens office at
Rotarians hear 4-Way
speech, RYLA campers
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer
GUN BARREL CITY–Members of the Rotary Club of Cedar Creek
Lake were treated to student speakers at the club’s weekly
One Eustace student competing in the annual Rotary 4-Way
speech contest, Amalie Arambula, delivered a talk on the
need to follow Rotary’s 4-Way directive.
Students who continue “up the ladder” of the contest are
able to win scholarships to their favorite college.
Monitor Photo/Barbara Gartman
RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) campers thanked the
members of the Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake at the Friday
luncheon. Pictured are (from left) Kemp High School student
Bill Neighbors and Eustace High School students Whitney
Frosh, Cody Marple and Kallen Campbell.
Students who attended the RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership
Awards) camp gave a brief description of the past weekend’s
events at the camp.
Students said they learned to be more creative, to depend on
teamwork and made new friends.
Four students, three from Eustace and one from Kemp, were
enthusiastic in their comments about the camp, and said they
would like to return as camp leaders.
In other business, Rotarians heard:
• the next club book give-away is set for 1:30 p.m. Friday,
March 4, at Kemp Primary School.
• the Japanese Youth Exchange visitors are arriving
Wednesday, March 16, and will remain in this area through
Sunday, March 20.
• the club’s annual golf tournament fund-raiser is set for
Friday, May 6, at Kings Creek Country Club.
‘Do Well, Be Well with
Diabetes’ classes starting April 1
By Alyson Hoffman
HC Extension Agent
SEVEN POINTS–Have you or someone close to you recently been
diagnosed with Type II Diabetes?
Are you still wondering what in the world Type II Diabetes
Well, if you need information, I have a class for you!
Starting Friday, April 1, we will begin “Do Well, Be Well
The class will be held at The Library at Cedar Creek Lake in
Seven Points from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
The cost is $25 and at each class, there will be educational
materials, snacks and prizes.
“Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes,” is a five-class
educational program for people with Type II Diabetes.
The primary goal of this program is to help participants
learn how to manage their meal plan and self-care to
maintain their blood glucose in the ranges recommended by
the American Diabetes Association.
The message is simple, if you do well, you can be well with
The “Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes” curriculum provides the
foundation for the program and ensures consistent, quality
education across the state.
Developed by health and nutrition education professionals,
the curriculum is consistent with the American Diabetes
Association national standards and covers 12 topics:
•What is Diabetes?
• Nutrition: First Steps to Diabetes Management
• Managing your blood sugar
• Dietary treatment of Diabetes
• Diabetes and exercise
• One diabetes diet – no longer the sole option
• Foot care
• Nutritional labels
• Health checkups
• For good measure
• Diabetes medicines
• Eating out
The curriculum is written in such a way that enables each
lesson to be taught with clarity and impact.
It also accommodates multiple learning styles and to add
interest to the learning experience.
It includes presentation graphics, hands-on activities and
food preparation demonstrations.
The curriculum is specifically designed to meet the needs of
audiences with varying literacy levels.
To deliver “Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes,” county
extension agents work with community planning and
implementation teams of local health professionals and
concerned residents, following the model proposed by the
National Diabetes Education Program from the Centers for
Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health.
Family members and caregivers for people with diabetes are
encouraged to attend to promote peer support during the
sessions and at home.
Since the pilot of “Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes” in 2002,
the success experienced by the participants has led to its
continuing expansion to reach new counties and new
audiences. In 2004, 1,310 registered participants yielded
pretest data, post-test data and six month follow-up results
for comparison. From this data several significant results
• 80 percent of participants attended all the classes
• the average number of times the participants checked their
blood glucose each week increased from 7 to 10.5 times,
• the number of participants who test their blood glucose
themselves – as opposed to having it done by a doctor, or
someone else or no one at all – increased from 77 percent to
almost 89 percent.
• before the class started, the average blood glucose
reading at bedtime for 461 participants was 145 mg/dL. Six
months after the classes, the average bedtime blood glucose
reading for the 128 participants responding had dropped to
• on the post-test, 39 percent of participants indicated
having a dilated eye exam each year. On the six-month
follow-up, that figure increased to 81 percent.
For more information on “Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes,”
contact the Henderson County Extension Office at (903)
If you are interested in participating in or teaching “Do
Well, Be Well with Diabetes,” contact Alyson Hoffman at
(903) 675-6130 or by email at
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