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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 City Hall, 1716 W. Main, 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 1720 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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New ways to manage Type 2 Diabetes
By Jackie Robertson
Kaufman County Extension Agent

MABANK–Do you feel like you need to know more about how to take care of your type two diabetes?
If you were recently diagnosed or you have had diabetes a long time, you can benefit from learning the latest information on taking care of yourself so you can reduce your risks for complications, such as reduced vision or nerve pain.
An important tool for managing your diabetes is your glucose meter. Some people avoid checking their blood glucose because pricking their fingers for a sample hurts too much.
Some people were taught the best place to get a blood sample is the central part of their finger tip, which is actually the most sensitive part of the finger tip.
Pricking your finger in that spot is going to hurt more than the side of your fingertip. Learning how to test on the side of the fingertip instead significantly reduces pain.
Furthermore, most meters and strips today allow you to check your blood glucose in other sites, such as on your arm between your elbow and wrist.
New lancet sets allow you to reduce the depth of the needle prick and to use a thinner needle because smaller drops of blood are required to get a good reading. Many people report their pain and discomfort are reduced to almost nothing once they get new equipment and learn how to use it properly.
Have you heard about insulin pens or new insulins that control your blood glucose with no peaks for greater than a 24 hour period? Just what is rapid acting insulin, and why do so many people like to use it? There are many new oral medicines, too. Do you really have to use alcohol when you prick your finger or give your insulin injection?
Do you understand what your doctor is telling you when she says your hemoglobin A1C is too high? Is 8 percent too high when less than 7 percent is the recommendation by the American Diabetes Association?
While taking care of your diabetes is not easy, you might be surprised to learn that there are many new tools and methods to help you keep your blood glucose in the recommended ranges.
Texas AgriLife Extension Service Kaufman County is offering a four class series with nine topics called Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes.
These classes are being taught by a team of volunteers, nurses, dietitians, and other health professionals to provide you with the latest information on how to better manage your Type 2 Diabetes. Self-management of Type 2 Diabetes has changed a lot.
Come to these classes and learn how to not only make your life with diabetes easier, but how to reduce your chances for complications.
Classes are $15 and are set for 2-4 p.m., Wednesday March 21 and 28, and April 4 and 11, at the Tri-County Library in Mabank.
To enroll, call Kaufman County Extension office at (972) 932-9069.
 

Life Line Screening available March 26
Special to The Monitor
GUN BARREL CITY–Life Line Screening will offer its services at the LakeRidge RV Park at 9 a.m. Monday, March 26.
Screenings identify potential cardiovascular conditions such as blocked arteries, irregular heart rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysms and hardening of the arteries in the leg, which is a strong predictor of heart disease.
A bone density screening assesses osteoporosis risk and is appropriate for both men and women.
Some facts about strokes include:
• stroke is the third leading cause of death and a leading cause of permanent disability.
• 80 percent of stroke victims had no apparent warning signs prior to their stroke.
• preventative ultrasound screenings can help prevent strokes.
• screenings are fast, noninvasive, painless, affordable and convenient.
Prices start at $149 and all five screenings take 60 to 90 minutes to complete. Pre-registration is required.
LakeRidge RV Park is located at 301 W. Main Street in Gun Barrel City.
For more information, regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 1 (877) 237-1287 or go to www.lifelinescreening.com

 

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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