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,
please call 425-4702. The public is invited to attend.
Eustace Independent School District meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Eustace High
School Library. For more information, please call 425-7131. The public is invited to
Gun Barrel City Council meets in
Brawner Hall at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. For more information,
please call 887-1087. The public is invited to attend.
Gun Barrel City Economic Development Corporation meets at 1831 W. Main, GBC, at 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month.
For more information, please call 887-1899.
Henderson County Commissioners Court meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month 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
Henderson County Historical Commission meets the first Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. in the HC Historical
Kaufman County Commissioners Court meets the first, second, third and fourth Monday of each month at 9:45
a.m. in the Kaufman County Courthouse in Kaufman. 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
498-3191. The public is invited to attend.
Kemp Independent School District
meets the third Tuesday of each month in the Board Room in the Administration Building.
For more information, please call 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 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 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 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 451-9229. The public is invited to attend.
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 Tuesday of each month. For more
information, please call 432-3176. The public is invited to attend.
Tool City Council meets at 6
p.m. in the OranWhite Civic Center the third Thursday of each month. For more information,
please call 432-3522. The public is invited to attend.
West Cedar Creek Municipal Utility District is held at 5 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month. For more information,
please call 432-3704. The public is invited.
the Dark set for March 27
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer
KEMPThe city of Kemp is taking part in the Global Earth Hour Campaign, planning a
gala event in the city park featuring Texas singer, songwriter Austin Allsup, Saturday,
Allsup is well known in Texas music circles, Kemp Mayor Matt Ganssle said.
He has played at Billy Bobs in Fort Worth, Gilleys and been heard
statewide over favorite Texas radio stations, Ganssle added.
A logo, The Lights Go Out, The Music Goes On, The Earth Gets Saved, emphasizes
the goals of the global event.
In this area, we are urging citizens to turn off their lights for an hour, starting
at 8:30 p.m. Ganssle explained.
I thought it would be good for the city to join in the event, he added.
Detail about the Earth Hour phenomenon may be viewed online at earthhour.org.
The Kemp concert begins at 8:30 p.m. and will take place in the City Park Pavilion.
At that time all electric lighting will be turned off, and tiki torches lit along with a
few fire pits.
The lights out action is to prove that each of us can reduce our use of electricity adn so
reduce the emission of greenhouse gases in the productionof electricity.
The park opens at 7:30 p.m. so everyone can take part in the family-friendly event which
features a festival atmosphere, food and green resources for all ages to
The city is combining its efforts with the Kemp Business & Civic Association, KCKL
95.9, and the Kaufman County Environmental Co-op.
Association president Diana Clemmo said various vendors plan to attend, offering folks
plenty of choices in food and crafts to enjoy.
Our business partners also include Kemp and Seven Points Dairy Queens, Comfort
Suites, Full Moon Productions and Rugged CCTV, Ganssle said..
We were looking to have an event to provide good, family fun for all individuals,
from high school to pre-school kids, citizens and visitors, including those from the bass
tournament looking for something fun to do, he added.
The event is free to the public and everyone is invited to bring their lawn chairs or
blankets to rest on while they enjoy the music.
This is one of the many Kemp events planned to help attract businesses and residents
to our area, Ganssle explained.
MHS students donate blood to save more than 300
MHS senior James Burkhalter reads the label on the side of a centrifuge machine as
he gives double red during the drive. The centrifuge removes the heavier red
blood cells and secures the lighter platelets and other blood plasma components in a
collection bag at the front of the machine.
Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Mabank High School senior Brittany Gaona grins as technician Glenda Guzman arranges
tubes leading to the blood collection bag during the MHS March 12 blood drive. Gaona said
this was the third time she has donated, having given during a drive last spring and this
Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Mabank High School senior Gabby Costilla holds her arm up and a gauze pad in place after
finishing her blood donation during a drive in the MHS auxiliary gym March 12. About 150
students signed up for the drive, with other visitors coming from Malakoff to donate,
according to organizer Cris Cary. Carter BloodCare reported the drive drew 121 donors
appear, with 98 units of whole blood collected. Another 20 donors gave 23 units of
double red (see related photo at right), meaning the effort saved up to 363
Boomers and parents need to have
Monitor Staff Reports
GUN BARREL CITYIts always difficult to start that talk with
growing children, but its just as difficult when that talk is about an
aging parents driving.
Home Instead Senior Care community service representative Brenda McCarty handed out a
how-to book, The 70-40 Rule, to members of the Cedar Creek Lake
Kiwanis club at the clubs weekly luncheon Wednesday.
One side has tips for senior parents on how to speak about important subjects with their
Baby Boomer children. Flipped over, the 40-70 Rule book offers tips to Boomers
about starting conversations with their aging parents.
Having that talk is extremely difficult, especially when youre
talking about driving, McCarty said.
Noting her mother is now 86, I had to have the driving talk with her, McCarty
said. I didnt win.
The important point is to begin talking now, she said.
You want to start having that conversation before something comes up that has to be
dealt with, McCarty said.
Driving and allowing someone else to monitor bill-paying, medication use and other serious
concerns does take away pieces of a senior adults independence, she pointed out.
Its a very, very touchy subject, she said. It eliminates that
whole life-style that youve enjoyed all these years.
The best way to begin conversations is to start early, she said.
At 40, you need to start planning on how you will talk past the parent-child
relationship, she said.
All too often, its the parents who dont want to become a burden to
their children by giving up driving, or by talking about financial matters, such as wills
and other end-of-life issues.
If your parents have health issues and we all do, at some point you
need a list of medications and diagnoses written down, McCarty said.
A good place to put that list is in the freezer, where its out of the way, but still
accessible by emergency medical responders, she said.
There always needs to be something written down somewhere, she said.
Seniors with major medical issues, such as diabetes, heart disease or serious allergies,
should consider wearing a medical ID bracelet or necklace to warn emergency responders
about that specific health threat, McCarty noted.
More suggestions can be found at the website, www.4070talk.com, she said.
In club news, members:
heard an update from past president Dr. Jeannie Caillet about the quilts for
kids project being co-sponsored by the Childrens Miracle Network and Downy
Caillet showed some of a dozen quilts she had collected so far, noting individuals can
work on them at home, or with quilting groups or churches.
You can do them at home, and donate them as a group or as an individual, she
said. I would very much like to get together as a group and take the quilts to the
There is a special all-day quilting bee now scheduled at The Library at Cedar Creek Lake
Tuesday, April 27, she announced.
received a $74 check from Caillet as the clubs share of money collected
ringing the bell for the Salvation Army kettle drive before Christmas. The
club immediately donated the money back to the Salvation Army.
heard treasurer Derek Hoelscher report the club did very well on its March 4
pancake day fund-raiser, despite having bad weather wipe out the original Feb.
were reminded of the clubs upcoming Saturday, May 1, Krawfish Boil and
Car Show event in conjunction with the area chamber of commerce.
|Come Adopt Us At
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
|The domino effect is a chain reaction that occurs when a small
change causes a similar change nearby, which then will cause another similar change, and
so on. My name is Domino, and I got my name not only because Im black and white like
a domino tile, but also because my outgoing, cheerful personality causes my doggie
roommates to smile. This also causes our human friends to smile, which even causes the
kitties in the cat room to smile.
I am an 8-month-old male Pointer/Terrier mix. I love children, other dogs, and even get
along great with kitties. Ive had all my shots and am ready to be adopted. If
youd like to experience the domino effect, I am sure to put a forever smile on your
face when you take me to my forever home.
I currently live with a foster family, so if you would like to meet me, call my friends at
the Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake at (903) 432-3422 to make an appointment. You can
also email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have many animals at
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 petfinder.com