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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.

  Severe storm program set March 1 in Canton
Special to The Monitor
CANTON–Twenty tornadoes were reported across North and East Texas in 2009, and destructive windstorms, large hail and deadly flooding all made appearances in the area.
This year’s severe weather season is already here – five tornadoes were confirmed in Northeast Texas Jan. 20.
Are you ready for whatever this year has in store? Do you have a severe weather plan at your home and workplace?
Can you recognize the clues that suggest large hail, flash flooding or a tornado is possible? Do you want to become part of the severe weather warning system in your county?
As part of its area-wide weather preparedness campaign, the National Weather Service in Fort Worth will answer these and many other questions at the Skywarn severe weather program to be held from 7-9 p.m. Monday, March 1.
The program will be held at the Sheriff’s Office Training room in Canton, and is being held in conjunction with Van Zandt Office of Emergency Management.
Discussions will include thunderstorm formation, severe weather production and features associated with severe storms.
The presentation will also review tornado formation and behavior, non-threatening clues which may be mistaken for significant features, seeking safety when thunderstorms threaten, spotter operations and recommended reporting procedures.
The two-hour presentation will be in multimedia format, featuring numerous pictures of storms and nearly 25 minutes of storm video clips.
“We have some new material in the 2010 spotter training program,” warning coordination meteorologist Mark Fox said. “We will present the information in the form of a checklist for the attendees to utilize.
“Most of the storm photos and video clips are different this year. We have reworked many of our graphics,” Fox added. “We’ll have more identification cases, and we’ll discuss the operational aspects of storm spotters in detail.”
The fundamental purpose of the spotter training – and of the storm spotter network as a whole – remains unchanged, Fox said.
“We could not do our job as well as we do without storm spotters,” he said. “Radar is a great tool, but it only tells us part of a storm’s story. Spotter observations complement the data we use to analyze storms.
“The combination of spotter reports and radar data gives us the best possible picture of the storms and what’s going on inside them,” he said.
The program is free and open to the public.
“By coming to this program, you will learn a lot about thunderstorms,” Fox said. “Even if you don’t become an active storm spotter, you will learn about how storms work, and the visual clues you can identify when storms are in your area.
“We will discuss severe weather safety tips,” he added. “This will better prepare yourself and your family for the threats that storms pose.”
The Van Zandt County severe weather program is one of more than 55 programs the Fort Worth NWS Office will conduct between January and early April. The NWS provides forecasts, warnings and weather services for 46 counties in north and north-central Texas.
For more information on severe weather and the NWS, visit the Fort Worth Forecast Office’s website at http://www.weather.gov/fortworth.

 

Tax forms and more at Tri-County Library
Special to The Monitor
MABANK–Forms for filing the 2009 Federal Income Tax Return are available at the Tri-County Library, 132 E. Market St. in Mabank.
Besides the regular 1040s and various schedules, the Farmers’ Tax guide, IRA-Info Nondeductible IRAs, Investment Income and Expenses, Education Credits, Change of Address and many other forms are also available.
While at the library, check out the newest editions added to the library’s collection.
A new nonfiction title is “Everything Will Be All Right,” by Douglas Wallace.
This is his inspirational account of overcoming the extreme poverty in which he was born.
Other new nonfiction titles include: “The Chosen Folks: Jews on the Frontiers of Texas,” by Bryan Edward Stone, “Power of the Texas Governor,” by Brian McCall and “Game Change,” by John Heilemann, which is an insider account of the 2008 presidential election.
New fiction titles include two new large print westerns: “Hash Knife Outfit,” by Zane Grey and “Outlaw Canyon,” by Lewis B. Patten and two new large print Christian books are “Seeing Things,” by Patti Hill and “Saving Cicadas,” by Nicole Seitz.
Other fictions are: “Pursuit of Honor,” “Kisser,” Sizzle,” Unfinished Desires,” “Roses,” “Treasure Hunt,” “Take One” and more.
There are still some openings for “Introduction to Computers,” class begins Monday, March 1. Signups are being accepted now. For more information, call the library at (903) 887-9622 or on the web at www.tricountylibrary.org.  
“Whisper” seemed to be a bit lazy last week after getting her rabies vaccination, but says she knows it was necessary and forgives the one who had to give it to her.

 

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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