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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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Kiwanis sets Pancake Day
Monitor Staff Reports
GUN BARREL CITY–The Kiwanis Club’s largest fundraiser of the year is coming up this month and everyone is invited.
Club members will be serving up hot pancakes, bacon and sausage with syrup and butter from 6-11 a.m. Thursday, March 22, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Gun Barrel City.
Kiwanis volunteers will also deliver orders to business locations within the Cedar Creek Lake area beginning at 7 a.m.
Meals are $6 each and the minimum order for delivery is three meals.
To order pancake meals, fax the business name, address, phone number, quantity of meals desired and approximate delivery time to (903) 432-2415.
For more information, call Marty Mullins at (214) 532-0386 or Tate Cramm at (903) 432-5224.

 

Disaster assistance available to Henderson County wildfire victims
Special to The Monitor
ATHENS–USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist Salvador Salinas announced today $4 million in disaster assistance is available to help with recovery after the 2011 historic drought and wildfire conditions across much of the state.
Funds are being made available through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), which provides both financial and technical assistance to install measures that reduce post-fire damage and aid in the rehabilitation process.
“Many parts of Henderson County were affected by wildfires over the last year,” NRCS District Conservationist Julie Moore said.
“Loss of vegetation not only affects production, livestock and wildlife; it also makes the land vulnerable to erosion by wind and water.
“Our assistance will enable landowners and livestock producers to accelerate the recovery of the health and vigor of the affected grazing and forest land,” Moore added.
Although EQIP sign-up is continuous, applications for this first funding period will be accepted in the Henderson County NRCS office through April 13. In order to apply, landowners must visit the local NRCS office to fill out an application. Applications will be ranked and those approved for funding will be offered an EQIP contract.
Priorities will be placed on land affected by wildfires with an emphasis on restoring plant health and condition, preventing soil erosion, and addressing soil and water quality.
For forest land, NRCS personnel can provide assistance for reestablishing trees, including site preparation, seedling purchase, planting and thinning.
 On grazing land, practices such as grazing deferment, cross fencing, reseeding and water development are effective post-fire strategies to help reduce erosion and reestablish wildlife.
Moore suggests landowners consult with their local NRCS staff to develop a conservation plan, which can be an effective strategy for forest and rangeland recovery and mitigating the effects of the prolonged drought Texas is experiencing.
NRCS services and programs are voluntary and free to all agricultural producers. NRCS helps landowners and land managers protect and improve the natural resources on their property, including soil, water, air, plants, and animals.
For further assistance in evaluating your land and planning practices to address concerns following a wildfire, contact local Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) offices or the Soil and Water Conservation District in Athens at (903)675-3259, extension three.
USDA Service center locations and program information can be found at the Texas NRCS Web site at www.tx.nrcs.usda.gov.

 

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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