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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, call (903) 425-4702. The public is welcome
Eustace Independent School District meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Eustace High School Library. For more information, call (903) 425-7131. The public is welcome.
Gun Barrel City Council meets in Brawner Hall at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month. Call (903) 887-1087 for more info. The public is welcome.
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 (903) 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 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 second and fourth Monday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at the Kaufman County Courthouse in Kaufman and sets a night meeting the second Monday of the quarter at 6 p.m. Call (972) 932-0218. 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 (903) 498-3191. The public is invited to attend.
Kemp Independent School District meets at 6 p.m. the third Monday of each month in the Board Room in the Administration Building. For more information, please call (903) 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 (903) 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 (903) 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 (903) 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 (903) 451-9229. The public is welcome.
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 Thursday of each month. For more information, please call (903) 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 (903) 432-3522.
West Cedar Creek Municipal Utility District is held at 6 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month. For more information, please call (903) 432-3704.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Library benefit bridge tourney slated
Special to The Monitor
SEVEN POINTS–The Cedar Creek Literary Club is sponsoring a bridge and luncheon benefit for The Library at Cedar Creek Lake Thursday, March 29 at Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church in Tool.
The doors open at 9 a.m. and playing begins at 10 a.m.
The three divisions include Sanctioned Duplicate Group, Rubber and Party Group or Newcomers Group (new to bridge).
Gloria Rowland of The Bridge Studio in Gun Barrel City will be the director for the sanctioned Duplicate Group.
A donation of $20 per person will include a day of bridge, prizes, raffles and lunch.
A $100 Wal-Mart gift certificate will be among the prizes and 100 percent of the donations will go to the library.
Make checks payable to The Library at Cedar Creek Lake and mail to Jeanie Hulsey, 106 Causeway Cove, Seven Points, TX, 75143.
Be sure to include your name, partner’s name, addresses, phone numbers and desired division.
This will be the ninth bridge benefit tournament. So far, the Literary Club has raised more than $25,000 for the Library at Cedar Creek in Seven Points.
The Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church is located at Will White Road and Old Indian Trail just off Hwy 274, in Tool.
For more information regarding reservations, please call Jeanie Hulsey at (903) 432-3341 or Claudett Allsup at (903) 432-3545.

 

Digital mammography now available in Gun Barrel City
 Special to The Monitor
CEDAR CREEK LAKE–East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) Cedar Creek Lake added a fixed digital mammography unit to their services giving area women greater convenience scheduling their annual mammograms.
Digital mammography was previously provided at the facility by the ETMC mobile mammography unit, however, the unit’s busy schedule limited its visits to the lake area.
“This is an enhancement of our mammography services, and we are very happy to announce this improvement to the women of the Cedar Creek Lake area,” ETMC Cedar Creek Lake, facility director Renee Lookabaugh said.
“Screening mammograms are vital for women 40 and older, so it’s important that they be as convenient as possible,” Lookabaugh added.
The Selenia™ digital mammography system from Hologic® has been added to ETMC Cedar Creek Lake’s radiology services, and provides exceedingly sharp images in less time than traditional mammography methods.
It is the same technology used at the ETMC Breast Center in Tyler and the mobile mammography unit.
Mammograms performed at ETMC Cedar Creek Lake are interpreted by medical director Dr. Michael Klouda of the ETMC Breast Center in Tyler.
Klouda is board-certified in diagnostic radiology and completed a fellowship in Breast Imaging at the University of Chicago Hospitals.
“Digital mammography is the standard in breast imaging,” Klouda said. “Mammography is the best tool for early detection of breast abnormalities, giving patients a much better chance of survival and leading a long, productive life.”
To further interpret mammograms, the R2 ImageChecker Computer-Aided Detection system scans images and marks areas of calcification, distortion and small masses. A video display for the radiologist is produced that indicates potential abnormalities which may need further study.
The Tyler breast center also serves as the regional resource for additional breast diagnostic care, such as ultrasound, MRI and stereotactic biopsy.
If cancer is found, patients can immediately begin treatment through the ETMC system, which includes clinical review of cases at a weekly breast tumor conference conducted by a team of specialists.
“The breast tumor conference is a team of about 20 doctors including pathologists, radiologists, surgeons, plastic surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists,” ETMC Cancer Institute vice president Todd Sigmon explained.
“They meet weekly and every single breast cancer that’s identified and detected through our program is discussed and presented for a comprehensive evaluation of what the patient’s best treatment options are going to be.”
Klouda further explained, “You’re going to receive the same benefit from our multidisciplinary cancer therapy that one might receive from going to, say, Dallas or Houston or one of the major university centers. That level of service, that quality of care, exists right here in Tyler.”
To schedule a mammogram at ETMC Cedar Creek Lake, call 1-800-648-8141 and then press the number three.
A physician’s order is not needed to schedule a screening mammogram.
Women who have breast implants can schedule their screening mammogram at ETMC Cedar Creek Lake.
The ETMC Breast Center recommends all women have a baseline mammogram at age 35-40, and annual mammograms beginning at age 40. The cost of an annual mammogram is covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most health insurance plans.
ETMC is a not-for-profit organization committed to improving the quality of life in communities throughout East Texas.
For more information, go to www.etmc.org.
 

HSCCL pet adoption event set for March 3
Special to The Monitor
TERRELL–The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake (HSCCL) “Make This My Lucky Day” adoption event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 3 at the Tractor Supply in Terrell.
Ten kittens, 3 to 8 months old, are available for adoption including Siamese and Tabbies in a variety of colors.
The kittens will be at Tractor Supply on State Highway 80 East and Moore Street in Terrell.
Volunteers will be helping with the adoption process.
Kitten adoption is $65 for one or $100 for a pair which includes spay and neutering, age appropriate vaccines, deworming, microchipping and ID tag.
Cats, older than 5 or have been at the shelter for more than 2 months, may be adopted for $45.
These cats include Olivia, 13, gold and white long haired cat and Mr. Hope, 10, black and white short haired cat.
They are litter trained and are used to living with one owner.
Dogs ready for adoption for $75 include Cinnamon, a housebroken 5-year-old red nosed Shitzu, Alexis, a 1 year old Spitz mix, Oliver a 5-year-old stray basset mix and Toby a 10-year-old Schnauzer mix, housebroken, owner surrendered.
Also at the shelter, needing homes are, Blossom, a 2 year old boxer mix, needs to be the only dog in the family, and Delilah a shy, housebroken black mouth cur, came to shelter with litter of 7 that she nursed, and many German shepherds, golden retrievers and Aussie mix.
HSCCL is located off FM 274 in Tool at 10200 CR 2403. For more information, call (903) 432- 3422.
You may bring your own dog or cat to Tractor Supply on Saturday to be microchipped for a $20 fee.
For more information on adoptions or if you have a request for a specific breed, age of dog or cat, call Lynn Ackerman at (214) 502-6567.
Volunteers are always needed to care for the many animals that find their way to the shelter each day, through owner surrender, animal control and area law enforcement officials. A Foster Family class will be held in the near future to organize for the March and April litters of cats and dogs that will hit the shelter.
A shelter is no place for a mom and pups or kitties and every effort is made to have these pets raised to adoption age and size in a foster home setting.
Please sign up at Tractor Supply on Saturday or call Lynn Ackerman at (214) 502 6567 or the Shelter at (903) 432 3422] to find out more about the Foster Family opportunity.

 

Come Adopt Us At
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake

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.

For further information visit our website at petfinder.com

 

 

 

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