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meets every Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. at Comfort Suites,
located at U.S. Hwy. 175 and TX 198 in Mabank. Larry Williams
(903) 887-2847 or
Boy Scout Troop #398 meets at the Cedar Creek Bible
Church from 7-8:30 p.m. each Tuesday. (903) 498-5725 or (903)
Cedar Creek Art Society meets from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the
last Thursday of each month at the Mabank Volunteer Fire
Department. A $3 donation per artist is asked.
Cedar Creek Domino Club meets each Wednesday morning at
the KC Senior Citizen Center, 405 W. Walnut in Mabank. (903)
887-6549 or (903) 887-1514.
Cedar Creek NAR-ANON meets at 8 p.m. on Thursday at 715
S. Hwy. 274, Ste. D in Seven Points. (903) 432-2405.
Cedar Creek Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m., Sunday,
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, at 715 S. Hwy.
274, Ste. D in Seven Points. (903) 432-2405.
Cedar Creek 49ers Club meets every Thursday for
fellowship and dancing. Doors open at 6 p.m. The club is located
off Arnold Hill Road in Seven Points. (903) 432-3552.
Cedar Creek Lake Kiwanis Club meets at noon each
Wednesday at The Jalapeno Tree in Gun Barrel City, except the
second week of the month, when the club meets Thursday in
conjunction with the area chamber of commerce.
Cedar Creek Republican Club meets every fourth Thursday.
Cedar Creek Rotary Club meets at noon each Friday at
Vetoni’s Italian Restaurant. Dee Ann Owens at (903) 340-2415.
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 101 meets the second
Monday of each month at the Senior Citizens Center on Hwy. 31 in
Girl Scout Troop #112 meets at the First United Methodist
Church in Mabank on Fridays at 6:30 p.m. Contact Kathey Brown
firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 422-2260 or visit
GriefShare Recovery support group meets at 7 p.m. each
Tuesday at Cedar Creek Church of God, located at 142 Rodney Dr.,
Gun Barrel City. (903) 887-0293.
Gun Barrel Quilter’s Guild meets from 10 a.m. on the
second Wednesday of each month at the Tri-County Library in
Mabank. (903) 451-4221.
Kaufman County Republican Women’s Club meets the third
Saturday of each month at the Farm Bureau Insurance Company,
located at 2477 N. Hwy. 34 in Kaufman. (972) 287-1239 or (903)
Kemp Kiwanis Club meets at noon each Thursday at La
Fuente Mexican Restaurant in Kemp. Dr. Jim Collinsworth at (903)
Lake Area Council of the Blind meets at 6 p.m. on the
second Saturday of the month at West Athens Baptist Church.
Mabank Al-Anon Family Group meets at 6 p.m. on Thursdays
at Mabank First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Families of
alcoholics are welcome. (903) 887-2781.
Mabank/Cedar Creek Area Lions Club meets at 1 p.m. on the
fourth Wednesday of each month at the Tri-County Library in
Mabank. (903) 887-5252.
Mabank Garden Club meets at 1:45 p.m. at the Tri-County
Library on the third Tuesday of every month (different times in
May and December).
Mabank TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 5:30 p.m.
Monday at Mabank First Baptist Church. (903) 887-7700 or (903)
Oak Harbor/Tanglewood Crime Watch meets at 7 p.m. on the
second Tuesday of the month at the R.T. Beamguard Community
Center in Oak Harbor.
Rainbow Girls, Masonic Youth organization meets on the
second and fourth Saturdays at 10 a.m. at the Cedar Creek
Masonic Lodge. Donna Dean at
Roddy Masonic Lodge meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Monday
each month. (903) 887-6201.
RootSeekers meet at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of the
month in the Tri-County Library in downtown Mabank.
Tamarack Ladies Club meets at 11 a.m. the first Wednesday
of each month at the TLC Hall.
Trinity Valley Community College Band meets at 7 p.m.
every Tuesday in the TVCC band hall. Group is open to any
community member who plays an instrument. (903) 675-6222.
Trinity Valley Singles Support Group meets at 7 p.m. each
Monday at Athens First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
on Lovers Lane. This is a support group for singles of all ages.
Jean Love at (903) 451-4697 or Donna Stinson (903) 675-7270.
Westside Senior Center is open from 9 a.m. to noon on
Thursdays at Cedar Creek Bible Church Activities Building,
located at 700 N. Seven Points Blvd. in Seven Points. Seniors 55
and older are invited for games and fellowship. Call (903)
340-9672 for more info.
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Yacht club dreams of Rio at annual meeting
By Pearl Cantrell
Monitor Staff Writer
GUN BARREL CITY–An old friend of the Cedar Creek Yacht Club,
Stan Morrow, presented stunning photos and information about his
life as a charter operator in waters off the Atlantic coast of
Brazil, namely Rio de Janeiro.
Outgoing commodore Joe Erwin and his wife, Cindy, had visited
with Morrow and his Brazilian wife Sandy, and recruited him as a
feature speaker at the club’s annual meeting at Vetoni’s Italian
Restaurant in Gun Barrel City Feb. 25.
Besides beautiful vistas of beaches at Coco Cabana and Impanima
and the newly refurbished 70-foot Christ Redeemer statue and
Sugarloaf mountain, he included slides from the Erwins visit and
his wife and toddling baby daughter.
Rio has 8 million people is located 24 degrees south of the
equator, average temperatures between 65 and 90 degrees
Fahrenheit, has three-foot tides and winds variable 15 to 20
knots or nothing, he said.
The area is free from tornadoes, earthquakes, volcanoes and
hurricanes, but does suffer from heavy taxation and fuel with 20
percent ethanol content, which is rough on boat carburetors,
While Rio has an active yacht club, the pleasure boat industry
is underdeveloped. “There are more pleasure boats in Florida
than all of Brazil,” he said.
January is the prime vacation month in Brazil and the country is
preparing for the 2016 Olympics.
In the business portion of the meeting, members:
• heard Don’s Port is under the control of the bank and
arrangements will have to be made to use the dock there for the
clubs twice monthly sails.
• set a sailing clinic for March 10 at the U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary building near Don’s Port. “It’s a good review of
sailing basics for beginners and old hands alike,” Erwin said.
• signed up to take turns on the committee boat on race days.
The first race of the season is set for March 24. Meet in waters
off Don’s Port at 9 a.m. for captain’s meeting.
• accepted the 2012-13 executive committee with Chris Way,
secretary; Roger Murphy, treasurer; and members Carol Meyer,
Steve Webster and Grant Galliford. Fleet Captain is Allan Bell,
vice commodore is John Stewart. Race Committee chairman is Ed
Ebel, Protest Committee chair is Dale Price, and Measurer is
Bernie Knauss. Membership will be overseen by Joe Erwin and
public relations by Jim Salzmann. Kitty Whitted and Pat Ebel
continue as the Social Committee and Bruce Ruska and Nick
Nicholas man the website.
Member Cal Daughty has relocated to an assisted living facility
near family members in Arizona and will be missed.
• heard the club treasury totaled $5,400.
The Cedar Creek Yacht Club has 65 members and holds a monthly
social following a fun sail monthly at different members’ homes.
For more information, consult the web at