East Texas Riders plan open
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KEMP–The East Texas Riders are hosting an open playday at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 21.
There will be a high point award for each age group, excluding the
This month’s events are a flag drop, dragonfly, hourglass, poles,
straight away barrels and cloverleaf barrels.
Cost is $2 per event and $3 per exhibition. Ribbons presented for first
through 10th place in each event.
Lead-in categories are ages 12 and under, 13-18, 19-39 and 40 and over.
East Texas Riders is a family oriented riding club. No alcohol,
profanity or abusive behavior will be allowed.
From Dallas, take U.S. 175 to Farm-to-Market 1895, turn left and go
approximately two miles to County Road 4029. Turn right and travel
approximately one mile to the arena on the right.
From Athens, take U.S. 175 to FM 1986 and turn right. Go about two miles
to CR 4029, turn right and go about one mile to the arena, on your
The physical address is 8650 CR 4029, Kemp, TX 75143.
Call Diana at (903) 498-5055 or Susie at (903) 353-8175 for information,
or e-mail to
Also call (903) 498-5055, between noon and 2 p.m. on the day of the
playday, before you haul.
Recycling event set for
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MABANK–Environmental Co-op is sponsoring an electronic recycling event
to be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the Mabank
Items that will be accepted at no charge are computer CPUs, keyboards,
laptops, scanners, printers, copiers/fax machines, cell/corded phones,
ink jet and laser cartridges, stereos, microwaves, shavers, mixers,
fans, air conditioners and batteries (rechargeable and non).
Participants are responsible for wiping out all information on the hard
The following items have a charge: computer monitors, $5 each, TVs, $10
each up to 13-inch sets, $20 for 14-inch to 19-inch sets; and $30 for
any TV larger than 19-inches.
The charge is necessary due to the process required to recycle the glass
in these products.
“We welcome everyone who has old electronics to take advantage of these
local events,” executive director of the Environmental Co-op in Terrell
Marilyn May said.
“Electronics contain toxic chemicals that contaminate soil and water if
put in the landfill. Do the responsible thing and recycle them,” she
Environmental Co-op is a non-profit environmental organization located
at 401 N. Adelaide St., Terrell.
The phone number is (972) 524-0007.
The Co-op is a membership based organization and welcomes new members
interested in bringing environmental programs to the members and
To learn more about the Environmental Co-op, check its website at
Bicycling team seeks members
to ride in MS-150
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CEDAR CREEK LAKE–Pure Protein bicycling team captain Bob Morton is
seeking cycling enthusiasts to join him in raising funds for Multiple
Much has been accomplished this year to find more effective treatment
techniques for the more than 20,000 in Texas alone, who suffer with the
debilitating effects of the disease.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is once again gearing up for the
MS-150 bike trek – this year from San Antonio in south Texas to the
beginning of the hill country in New Braunfels and back.
The event, which drew nearly 5,000 participants last year, is set for
the first weekend in October.
Training rides are being planned. Each team member is asked to set a
fund-raising goal of $500.The minimum is $375.
Last year, the Pure Protein team exceeded its goal of $25,000, and was
recognized for raising just short of $30,000.
“I know there are hobby cyclist in the Cedar Creek Lake area,” Morton
said. “This is a great opportunity to challenge and improve your cycling
skills in a safe and well supported environment.”
Refreshments are served in rest areas placed about every 10 miles. Meals
are also provided, as well as overnight camping accommodations, and
sanitation stations, including showers.
Bike repair teams, emergency medical assistance, traffic controllers and
SAG wagons also monitor the route to aid cyclists.
“While raising funds for this very worthy cause would be enough reason
to do it, the fun and fellowship, making new friends and hearing stories
of courage from other participants really make the trip,” Morton said.
Anyone interested in joining the East Texas team should call Athens
resident Morton at (903) 677-1339.
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
My name is Nelson. I am a
beautiful male Dachshund. I was brought to the shelter by animal
control, so I have no history. So far, I seem pretty laid back
and gentle. I am a wonderful boy looking for my new forever
My name is Oreo. I am a beautiful
female black Lab. I was brought to the shelter by animal
control, so I have no history. I seem to get along with other
dogs. I need help with leash training. I have been started on my
shots and need to be fixed. I am a beautiful girl looking for my
We are a whole litter of Shepherd
mix babies. We were brought to the shelter by animal control, so
we have no history. We have been started on our first set of
shots. We are good kids looking for our new forever homes.
I am a beautiful Border Collie,
who is four months old, or so. I was brought to the shelter by
animal control, so I have no history. I have not been at the
shelter long, so not much is known about me. I am a beautiful
kid looking for a new 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 Wednesday and Sunday.
For further information
visit our website at