People, Places & Events

     
    1st place bacon, original package
Monitor Photo/Barbara Gartman
Mabank High School senior Brandon Bledsoe, shows off his first place Grand Champion Duroc hog, raised as a Future Farmers of America project. Bledsoe showed the animal at the Kaufman County Junior Livestock Show, and as a winner was able to auction his hog Saturday. The 256 pound pig sold for $6.50 per pound.







A winning steer at the fair

Monitor Photo/Barbara Gartman
Mabank High School senior Daniel Costilla shows his winning charolais steer that he raised as a Future Farmers of America project, at the Kaufman County Junior Livestock Show. The steer weighed 972 pounds.








 

Weekend quilt show
Monitor Photo/Pearl Cantrell
The women of Calvary Baptist Church on SH 274 hosted a show of about 40 quilts Friday and Saturday. The center eight-pointed star quilt caught judges’ eyes for its special materials. The white background was pieced together from sugar sacks long ago.

 

 

 

Monitor Photo/Pearl Cantrell
A visitor inspects the unique contour quilting style of Hawaii in this trumpet flower quilt in contrasting shades of pink. A hand-woven lauhala hat is part of the display.

 

 




 

Monitor Photo/Pearl Cantrell
Erlene Ball stands next to her award-winnning quilt “The Texas Star.” She pieced it together and favorite machine-quilter Faye Mundie applied the quilting.

 

 

 

 




Easter events scheduled in area
Special to the Monitor
CEDAR CREEK LAKE–The beautiful Easter musical “Because He Lives” will be presented by the Sanctuary Choir and musicians of First Baptist Church, Gun Barrel City.
There will be one performance only at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 1.
The event is free and tickets are not required. The community is invited to attend at the church, located at 522 W. Main, GBC.
For information call (903) 887-6887, Opt. 3 or 7, or visit the church website at www.fbcgbc.org.
Several Easter Egg hunts have been planned in the area.
• An Easter egg hunt, sponsored by the Friends of Purtis Creek, is set for 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 7, at the State Park, located on State Highway 316, north of Eustace.
Bring your baskets and join the fun. There will be hunts for three age groups (0-5, 6-9 and 10-13). For information call (903) 425-2332.
• A community Easter egg hunt is planned for 1 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at Payne Springs United Methodist Church, 9667 SH 198. Children and youth, ages 1 through 12 are invited.
• Christian Life Center Church is hosting a community wide Easter Eggstravaganza from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the church located at 2611 W. Main, Gun Barrel City.
There will be bounce houses too. For information call (9030 887-5429.
Sunrise Easter Services
• A special Sunrise service is set for 7 a.m. Sunday, April 8, followed by a free breakfast, at Payne Springs United Methodist Church, 9667 SH 198 (across the street from the Payne Springs Volunteer Fire Department).
• Sunrise service at 7 a.m. Sunday, April 8, at Payne Springs United Methodist Church, with breakfast to follow.
• “Son” rise service at Melton Rock beginning at 6 a.m. with singing by the Southern Joy Quartet. The service begins at approximately 6:45 a.m. Sunday, April 8.
Dress casual and warm and wear tennis shoes. Church vans and buses welcome. Bring lawn chairs.
Melton Rock is located off County Road 2804, about eight miles north of Eustace. From State Highway 175, turn north on Farm-to-Market 316 toward Purtis Creek State Park. Turn east on FM 2709, for about six miles, then go north on CR 2804 (Big Rock Road). For information call (903) 425-7625 (ROCK).

Domestic violence safe-house expands
Special to The Monitor

KAUFMAN–Break The Chain Against Domestic Violence is announcing the expansion of its safe house in Kaufman County.
Angel’s House is now available to women and their children seeking safety from abusers.
Break The Chain has been offering safe shelter to battered women and children since 2002.
Safe houses are an important answer to the problem of a woman who, for her safety and the safety of her children, must leave her own home to escape abuse.
Staying with friends or family is often not an option because in those locations, she can easily be located by her abuser.
Break The Chain Against Domestic Violence operates emergency shelters for crisis situations as well as transitional housing.
By making use of these facilities, a woman can live and recover (financially as well as emotionally and physically) while she plans a future free of violence.
The safe house offers access to comprehensive services including: counseling, housing assistance, life skills, parenting courses, childcare and medical aid.
Job readiness programs include: computer training, high school equivalency classes and English as a Second Language.
Workshops covering such topics as resume development preparing for interviews and conflict resolution can also be accessed.
For information, please call Jan Wood at (866) 869-4663.


‘Get sold’ auction set
Special to The Monitor

GUN BARREL CITY–A Get Sold on St. Jude Kids auction benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will be held 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday, March 31, at 201 East Texas Road, Gun Barrel City (behind McDonald’s).
The volunteer coordinator is Kay Herron, who encourages everyone to participate.
Businesses and individuals are invited to donate items to be auctioned.
Among the items to be auctioned are wedding coordinator, bartender and many numerous items.
Proceed from the auction will benefit St. Jude.
St. Jude, founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, is the largest childhood cancer research center in the world in terms of the number of patients enrolled and successfully treated.
It is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatments not covered by insurance. Families without insurance are never asked to pay.
If you are interested in participating or donating items to be auctioned, call Kay Herron at (903) 887-9511.

 

 

Come Adopt Us At
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
ABOVE–My name is Windell. I am a beautiful gray Tabby. I was brought to the Shelter by animal control so I have no history. So far I seem to be a very sweet boy. I am now fixed and current on my shots. I am looking for my forever home.
 
ABOVE–My name is Oneal. I am very friendly and do not mind being around other cats. As of March 13, I am fixed and current on my rabies shot. I am a wonderful boy looking for a wonderful home.
 
ABOVE–My name is Shelly. I am a beautiful female Sheltie mix. I was brought to the Shelter by animal control so I have no history. I walk on a leash, but I’m a little scared at first. I seem to get along well with people and I am just a good girl. I am looking for a wonderful home.
 
ABOVE–My name is Cleo. I am a beautiful mix breed female. I was brought to the Shelter by animal control so I have no history. So far, I walk well on a leash and seem to get along well with others. I am a wonderful girl looking for a wonderful 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.

For further information visit our website at petfinder.com