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Master Gardeners complete training
Special to The Monitor
KAUFMAN–Master Gardeners Sandy Stahlman, Brad Ackerman and Master Gardener Interns Gladys Carter and Jeanie Allen Davis completed the Master Gardener Specialist - Rainwater Harvesting training program.
It was held Feb. 27-28 and hosted by Texas Cooperative Extension-Tarrant County.
This program provided intensive training. It empowers Master Gardeners with the knowledge and skills required to effectively support Texas Cooperative Extension efforts in Rainwater Harvesting educational programs.
Brad Ackerman has presented programs on Rainwater Harvesting to the Terrell and Kaufman Lions Clubs.
The next presentation of the rainwater harvesting program will be with Ralph Davis, Kaufman County Extension Agent- Agriculture at the Master Gardener Spring Seminar Saturday, March 17, in Terrell.
The Master Gardener Specialist-Rainwater Harvesting is charged with increasing awareness and providing training in rainwater harvesting.
Kaufman County Master Gardener Specialists are available to answer questions or present programs for community events, local civic organizations or garden clubs.
For more information, please call the Extension office at (972) 563 0233.

Antique appraisal fair success

Monitor Photo/Pearl Cantrell
Civic Club member Carroll Morriss (left) and Janice Ellis (center)
assist professional antique appraiser Donald King Cowan during the
club’s annual fundraiser at the Mabank First Methodist Church
Saturday. See more photos on page 3A.

Monitor Photo/Pearl Cantrell
In the tradition of the “Antique Roadshow,” the Civic League’s annual
appraisal fair was marked by a late 30s automobile outside the First
Methodist Church in Mabank Saturday. The Civic League raises funds
for area libraries, Head Start preschools, the neo-natal unit at ETMC
Athens, Special Olympics, Genesis Women’s Center and Meals on Wheels.

Monitor Photo/Pearl Cantrell
Professional appraiser Donald King Cowan identifies a Civil War Era
bugle “with condition issues” as being worth around $250; one in mint
condition could be worth up to $2,500, he said during an appraisal fair
fund-raiser for the Civic League at the Mabank First Methodist
Church Saturday.

Monitor Photo/Pearl Cantrell
Professional appraiser Sam Webb holds a serving
platter from a set of dishware used in passenger
service on the railroads.

Monitor Photo/Pearl Cantrell
A wide assortment of articles were on display during
the Civic Club’s annual appraisal fair, which ranged
in value from $10 to $3,500.

T-shirt contest set
Special to The Monitor
TOOL–The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake is sponsoring a contest for all students in the Cedar Creek Lake area.
The winner will not only receive $100, but the winning design will be used for the printing of new T-shirts to sell for the Humane Society.
Entries should be line/logo design and capable of fitting an area of 10x12 inches.
The final result will be a one-color image. Shading can be used to highlight or enhance the work.
All entries must be submitted with the name of the student, school, grade and phone number where they can be contacted. Contestants can submit their entries three ways.
Entries can be e-mailed to tlrhodes71@earthlink.net in a .pdf or .jpeg format, or mailed to the Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake at P.O. Box 43531, Seven Points, TX 75143, or dropped off at our office at 10200 Arnold Hills Road, Tool.
The office is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and closed on Wednesday and Sunday.
Non-winning entries can be picked up at the office within 30 days after the announcement of the winner, but will not be returned by mail.
Entries must be submitted by midnight, Tuesday, April 10.
The winner will be announced at the Bluebonnet Festival being held April 13-14 in the City Park in Kemp.
At the conclusion of the Volleyball Tournament, April 14, the winner will receive the cash award.
Any questions concerning the contest can be directed to tlrhodes@earthlink.net. or (903) 498-3111.
 

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.