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  Humane Society seeks art for benefit auction
Monitor Staff Reports
SEVEN POINTS–The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake is collecting artwork, including paintings, glassware, crystal and small antiques and collectibles for its upcoming art auction.
Donations of art may be dropped of by Friday, April 10 at Bluebonnet Emporium, Whatz-Up, Edward Jones Investments in Mabank and on Tuesdays, at Friends of the Animals in Gun Barrel City.
This is the third annual art auction being held to benefit the Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake. It will be held at Whatz-Up on Friday, April 24.
For more information call Kay at (903) 451-4446, or Cynthia at (903) 451-0159.
The Shelter also reports wonderful success at placing its many kittens.
Volunteer Sue Ann Neumeyer has been taking a number of kittens and cats to the PetCo in Mesquite on Sundays. Through her weekly trips, 18 cats have been adopted out in just a few weeks.
However, Neumeyer will be unable to continue come June, so the Society is looking for other volunteers to take this on, perhaps on a rotating schedule.
If the Shelter should miss a week, PetCo may give their slot to another organization.
Anyone willing to help with this are urged to call Neumeyer at (903) 681-5148 or Krista at (903) 603-2342.
Cats set for adoption have to be spayed or neutered beforehand. If you can’t help with the transportation, but would like to help in other ways, the Shelter is also looking for sponsors to pay the $30 to get this done.
Sponsors may make tax-deductible donations to the Humane Society at Cedar Creek Lake at P.O Box 53431 Seven Points, TX 75143.

Talent Box theatre to hold auditions
Special to The Monitor
WILLS POINT–Auditions for roles in “The Foreigner,” by Larry Shue will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 5 and 7 p.m., Monday, April 6, at the Talent Box, a non-profit community theatre located at 244 North Fourth, Wills Point.
The play is directed by Jane Gamon of Myrtle Springs and will be presented June 5-7, and12-14.
The play is set at Betty Meeks Fishing Lodge Resort, Tilghman County, Ga, during a recent spring.
The cast of characters are S/Sgt.”Froggy” LeSeuer, a well-fed British army sergeant in his 40s ready for adventure and Charlie Baker, a quiet Englishman in his 40s, who seems permanently lost.
The rest of the cast are from rural Georgia, Betty Meeks, 70+, who like everyone, the Rev. David Marshall Lee, a regular fella, humorous and “a good young man to have on our side,” according to his pregnant fiancee Catherine Simms.
Then there’s Owen Musser, Ellard Simms, Catherine’s younger brother, a lumpy, overgrown, backward youth; and various townspeople.
For additional info, call the theatre, (903) 873-8945 or Jane, (903) 865-1665.

Patriot Monument dedicated
Special to The Monitor
AUSTIN–Texas State Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) have been working for more than two years to raise money for the Patriot’s Monument that has been built at the Texas State Cemetery in Austin.
March 15, this monument was dedicated.
The Patriot Monument is a wonderful achievement that will stand as a lasting testament to the Texas Patriots of the American Revolution.
Ruth Shelton, Nina Hendricks, Geneice Morris and Suzanne Fife, members of the Sarah Maples chapter of the DAR, attended the dedication.
So far, 32 soldiers have been proven and their names engraved on the monument, even though they may be buried elsewhere.
There are about 60 known soldiers buried all across the state of Texas.
If these soldiers have on their tombstones they were in the Revolutionary War, it still has to be proven by a DAR member.
Members are still working on the proof of the others and as soon as that is accomplished their names will be added to the monument.
We hope all the citizens of Texas will stop by and visit this old cemetery and take a look at the Patriot Monument.
The Sarah Maples Chapter is very proud to have been involved in this worthy project.


Come Adopt Us At
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 home.

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 new home.

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.

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