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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.

  HC Relay for Life rally set March 6
Special to The Monitor
GUN BARREL CITY–A Relay for Life rally is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 6.
The Henderson County effort to raise funds to support local citizens going through cancer treatments is spearheaded by the American Cancer Society.
The rally to sign up teams and individuals is being held at the Beacon Church of Christ at 146 Harbor Point Road in Gun Barrel City.
Last year, teams of volunteers raised $54,256 during the annual all-night walk-a-thon event, community manager Teresa Bluhm said.
Those funds are being used this year to aid county residents and their families as they undergo treatment leading to a cure. “Whatever a cancer patient needs, they will get,” Bluhm said.
Those interested in signing up and forming a team are invited to attend the rally and have all their questions answered. Fittingly, the theme of this year’s effort is “Remember, Celebrate, Fight Back.”
Teams of up to 15 people may register for a $100 fee.
This year’s all-night event begins at 7 p.m. Friday, May 14, at the Henderson County Fairgrounds in Athens and continues through 7 a.m. Saturday.
This event is for all Henderson County residents, although cancer survivors are especially welcome to participate in this celebratory fund-raiser.
“Survivors are the reason we Relay. Survivors make up a group of nearly 11 million strong who are finding their way through the cancer experience and fighting back against the disease. At Relay For Life, Survivors are our guests of honor,” from the relayforlife.org/hendersoncotx website. A survivor is anyone who has been told they have cancer.
A Survivor Dinner will be held prior to the relay at 5:30 p.m., also at the fairgrounds. All survivors are invited to attend the dinner along with their caregiver or guests.
A Luminaria Ceremony is a party of every Relay for Life event. It gives the opportunity for people to come together to remember loved ones lost to cancer and honor those who have won their battle. This is one of the most moving parts of the event. Honor or remember someone at Relay For Life with a luminaria.
For other questions not answered by the website, call LeNell Lambright at (903) 681-5974. She helps chair the Survivor Committee.

VFD contracts under scrutiny
By Pearl Cantrell
Monitor Staff Writer

ATHENS–Changes to the proposed contract between Henderson County and the various volunteer fire departments caused several fire departments to voice their opposition Feb. 23.
At the county commissioners regular meeting, North 19 VFD chief Bob Morse said several of the changes could result in putting some fire departments out of service.
If neighboring fire departments fold, that, in turn, would put additional stress on his department, he said.
Commissioners agreed to table the issue until March 9, allowing the Fire Chiefs’ Association to meet with its membership to air concerns fully and answer questions.
Among the concerns are:
• maintaining minimum tort (liability) insurance (the required amount is not specified in the contract),
• posting NIMS reports within 30 days of the incident (Morse said 60-90 days is better for volunteer firefighter organizations) and
• turning in an audit of financial statements (this may reveal anonymous donors, who wish to remain anonymous, Morse said).
The county distributes about $6,000 per department per year. Departments can get more if they attend a monthly Fire Chiefs’ Association meeting.
“That’s just not that much money to demand so much (information),” Morse said. The cost of the required insurance would eat up a good bit of the financial support the county gives, he said.
In other business, commissioners:
• resolved some business carried over from last week, as they authorized the First Responder high-speed telephone alert system “CodeRED” for the county.
The vendor service is paid through a Homeland Security grant to the East Texas Council of Governments, worth about $12,000 to Henderson County.
No hidden costs were revealed, following a report by David Cleveland, ETCOG executive director, commissioners heard.
The program runs for two years. Should the county continue the service after that, it would be required to pay 25 percent of the $12,000 cost, but the county may opt out of the program at any time, Cleveland said.
• heard the reading of a proclamation observing Texas Independence Day, March 2, marking its 174th anniversary.
• appointed Glen Vest as a deputy constable for Precinct 4. Vest becomes the second unpaid deputy in that precinct, Precinct 4 Constable Rick Stewart said.
• accepted a $5,000 bond for Fair Park Board member Mark Davis.
• authorized the submission of a revised application to the Texas Community Development Block Grant Program on behalf of the Union Hill Water Supply Company.
• granted a request from the City of Seven Points for assistance with road repairs.
• announced a vacancy on the Hospital Authority Board.

History Fair set March 13 in Tyler
Special to The Monitor
TYLER–The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the East Texas Genealogical Society are co-sponsoring the 10th annual Family History Fair from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 13, in the church building located at 1617 Shiloh Road, Tyler.
A light lunch will be provided. The fair is open to the public and is free of charge. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
The general morning sessions (9-11:30 a.m.) will feature David Rencher, chief genealogical officer, FamilySearch, vice president of the Genealogical Society of Utah (GSU) and a Fellow of UGA and the Irish Genealogical Research Society, London.
Session 1 “What Family Search can do for You.”
Learn what FamilySearch is doing to make your genealogical research faster, easier and more effective.
Session 2 “Effective Use of the Family History Library Catalog.”
Learn how the materials are organized to get the most from the catalog. Determine which search engines are the most effective for specific information you are seeking.
Choose between several afternoon sessions (1-3:30 p.m.), featuring Irish research, newspaper researching, dating and preserving old photos, organizing your research and deciphering old handwriting.
A tour of the family history center will be offered. On display are “Displaying Your Family Tree,” “Artifacts of Bygone Eras,” “Cemetery Research” and “Virtual World Researching.”
For further information or to arrange for transportation, please call Laura at (903) 825-2617.

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.

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