People, Places & Events

     
    Boating classes begin March 31
Special to The Monitor
TOOL–The Coast Guard Auxiliary on Cedar Creek Lake will again hold America’s Boating Course classes this year.
They will be on the last Saturday of each month, March through September.
The first one will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, March 31, at the CG Auxiliary headquarters building on the road into Don’s Port Marina, off State Highway 274 in Tool.
If kids under 18 years of age wish to drive a personal watercraft (jet ski, SeaDoo, Wave Runner, etc.), they must be at least 13 and have passed the boating course.
We also urge adults to take the course, which deals with how to equip your boat to make it legal and safe, plus the rules of the road which must be followed.
Remember, personal watercraft are boats and must obey all boating laws.
For information about the classes and registration you may call Al Harding at (903) 432-4802 or the local CGAUX line at (903) 432-4490.

Friends of Animals aids Salvation Army
Special to The Monitor

GUN BARREL CITY–The Salvation Army, one of the greatest charities in America assisting families in need, was in need itself before Christmas with the traditional bell-ringing for donations.
They called on the local Friends of the Animals to help.
Friends volunteers stood in front of Wal-Mart in Gun Barrel City before Christmas ringing the bell – and received a portion of the proceeds for that.
It was a fun and very gratifying day for the volunteers.
Friends of the Animals Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic in Gun Barrel City has been open since July, 2002, and has performed more than 10,000 spay/neuter surgeries, saving and preventing literally millions of lives.
Prices for surgery range from $25 for a male cat to $65 for a giant breed female dog.
Assistance with this cost can be obtained at the Family Resource Center in Gun Barrel City, at the Christian Life Center Food Pantry in Gun Barrel City or at the Athens Food Pantry.
You must bring your driver’s license, Social Security card and proof of income.
For more information on the clinic or to schedule an appointment, call (903) 887-PETS, or visit the web site at www.friendsoftheanimals.org

 

 

Come Adopt Us At
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
ABOVE–My name is Bodey. I am a beautiful 2-3 year old male, brindle and white Boxer. I walk well on a leash and seem to really adore children. As of Feb. 13 I am now fixed and current on my shots. I was a stray brought in by animal control, so I have no history. I am a beautiful boy looking for my forever home.
 
ABOVE–My name is Nugget. I am the cutest little male Dachshund mix. I was brought to the Shelter by animal control, so I have no history. So far I am a very sweet young man. As of Feb. 13 I am fixed and current on my shots. I am a beautiful boy looking for my forever home.
 
ABOVE–My name is Brutus. I am a beautiful, male Red Heeler. I am very shy until I get to know you. I was brought to the Shelter by animal control, so I have no history. I walk well on a leash and seem to be very sweet. I am looking for my forever home.
 
ABOVE–My name is Reese. I am a very beautiful, female Red Heeler mix. I am 12-14 weeks old. I am a beautiful kid who needs a lovely family to start my life with. I would make a wonderful pet for children since I am still such a kid myself. I am looking for my forever home.

Pictured are just a few 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 Wednesdays. Holiday Hours: Closed Dec. 30-31 and Jan. 1.