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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 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 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 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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TVCC holds patriotic spring concert March 6
Special to The Monitor
ATHENS–For the members of the Cardinal Choir, freedom is being able to sing whatever song they choose.
In their upcoming spring concert, the college will be recognizing those who make that honor possible.
This Sunday, March 6, the students in the Trinity Valley Community College music program and the members of the Lakeland Community Concert Association will be remembering those who serve this country by presenting We Sing of America – Our Heritage of Freedom.
“There’s an old saying in the military that freedom isn’t free,” said TVCC Cardinal Choir Director Dr. Byron McGilvray.
“The purpose of the choir’s upcoming spring concert is to appreciate the freedom Americans enjoy and to remember that freedom came at the cost of many lives over the centuries,” he added.
The event will take place at 3 p.m. at Dogwood Church in Athens. There is no charge for admission, as is the case with all the concerts presented by the music department.
“We just wanted to remember and recognize all those people who have served and perished in our wars,” said McGilvray.
“I’m very grateful I have not had to put my life on the line and I am so grateful for those who have,”McGilvray added.
“It’s important for those young men and women in the military to understand they are supported. We need to appreciate the freedom we have,” he said.
The concert will feature a variety of patriotic selections.
“This will be mostly songs people remember and love,” said McGilvray.
The students will perform material from each of the country’s major conflicts, including the Civil War, World War I and World War II.
The event will also honor each of the branches of the armed forces.
The concert will feature the TVCC Cardinal Singers, the TVCC Chamber Singers and the TVCC Cardinal Brass.
In addition to McGilvray, conductors will be fellow TVCC music instructor Janis Capelle and Kern Railsback from Athens High School.
Dogwood Church is located at 6467 Farm-to-Market Road 2494 in Athens, three miles west of the college.
 

Local yacht club sets sailing clinic March 5 to start racing
Special to The Monitor
GUN BARREL CITY–The members of the Cedar Creek Yacht Club anticipate another exciting year for sailing and racing on Cedar Creek Lake.
Race Committee chairman Ed Ebel told members at the club’s annual meeting Saturday he expects captains planning to race on the fourth Saturday race days to call Communication Center officer by 5 p.m. the Wednesday before.
A minimum of seven boats are needed to run a race in three classes, Ebel said. Standard operating procedures will be reviewed during a sail clinic set for 9 a.m. Saturday, March 5, at the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary headquarters building.
Fun races are also held on the second Saturday of the month.
All those who have committed to race will be informed if the race is canceled due to weather concerns before 5 p.m. Friday, Ebel added.

Monitor Photo/Pearl Cantrell
ABOVE: The 2011 Board of Governors for the Cedar Creek Lake Yacht Club are (from left) Mark Stanley, Ed Ebel, John Stewart and Sandy Janow, outgoing commodore Nick Nicholas (kneeling) and Jim Wallace. The club held its annual membership meeting Feb. 25 at Vetoni's Italian Restaurant.


Those not sailing their own boats are encouraged to help crew the committee boat on race days. Mark settings will be given by radio on a designated channel. Skippers should be around the starting area by 9:15 a.m.
Ebel has worked very hard on the coming race season, so do your best to get out and sail in 2011.
In addition, several new sailing events are being discussed.
CCYC members met at Vetoni’s Italian Restaurant Feb. 26, with 55 members and guests in attendance. For those unable to attend, it was a meeting with good input from the members and plaque recognition to outgoing Commodore Nick Nicholas from incoming Commodore Joe Erwin.
Pearl Cantrell, managing editor of The Monitor, was the guest speaker and also recognized with a plaque of appreciation for The Monitor’s news coverage.
Mike Farren received an IPS jacket and awards from last sailing season. Farren drove in from his home in Longview to attend the meeting, which was appreciated.
In other business, members:
• heard Kathy and Mark Stanley are planning a long cruise on their new “blue water” boat soon – up the coast of Maine.
• marked member Anne Pickel’s birthday with a song.
• recognized new members Linda and Steve Rankin.
• witnessed Commodore Recognition awards to Roger Murphy and Jim Saltzmann in appreciation for their aid during Nicholas’ leadership.
Erwin closed the meeting with a plea to all members to participate in sailing and to attend club socials to bind members together in fellowship as a sailing club.
For more information, go to ccyctx.com.
 

County-wide warrant roundup
Special to The Monitor
VAN ZANDT COUNTY–The Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in the annual state-wide Texas warrant roundup starting Saturday, March 5.
The sheriff’s office is urging people with warrants to take care of them, so they don’t have to hunt them down.
The Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office will use their duty personnel and Reserve force to complete this task.
Class C misdemeanor warrants and traffic-related warrants can be taken care of through the Justice of the Peace Offices by just paying the fine amounts and having them dismissed.
If you are unsure if you currently have a warrant from the Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office or DPS call (903) 567-4133.

 
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 and Sunday.

For further information visit our website at petfinder.com

 

 

 

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