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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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‘Go Blue Day’ scheduled for April 11
Special to The Monitor
ATHENS–Child abuse is a community problem that can take many forms including emotional, neglect, physical, sexual and verbal abuse.
And a little awareness can go a long way in preventing child abuse.
In an effort to raise awareness Henderson County District Attorney Scott McKee,  Henderson County Attorney Clint Davis and Henderson County Sheriff Ray Nutt, have partnered up with other local agencies to promote April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Throughout the entire month of April, they are asking folks to proudly display blue ribbons everywhere to promote awareness and prevent child abuse.
Many of the blue ribbons are placed in memory of children who were tragically lost at the hands of abusers.
Starting Sunday, April 1, individuals who wish to show their support can wear the blue ribbon on collars, lapels, or elsewhere on their garments. Blue ribbons can also be displayed on car antennas, mailboxes, and tree branches.
Preparations for this April’s awareness efforts began several months ago and for a fourth year have included a new t-shirt design. 
Wednesday, April 11 will be ‘Go Blue Day’ in Henderson County and citizens are being asked to wear blue to show their support for the cause. The group is also asking citizens to encourage their family, friends, and colleagues not only to wear blue but to purchase a 2012 Go Blue T-shirt.
Additionally, in collaboration with the agency’s efforts, Athens ISD is allowing their students to wear the T-shirts for “Go Blue Day” April 11.
There will even be a coloring contest for fourth graders with the local schools.
The money raised from the T-shirt sales stays in Henderson County to assist with child abuse and sexual assault awareness. The Henderson County Child Advocacy Center, CASA, and the East Texas Crisis Center offices work very closely with the sheriff, county attorney and district attorney offices to prevent crimes against children.
To purchase t-shirts, contact Diane Russ with the Henderson County Attorney’s Office at (903) 675-6112, Betty Herriage or DeAnna Browning with the Henderson County District Attorney’s Office at (903) 675-6100 or stop by Island Tans, Coffee Love or Missy’s Hair Salon.

 

April gardening tips
By Stephen Gent
Owner McDade’s Nursery

TOOL–With cooler weather behind us, some much needed rain and the prospect of higher temperatures ahead, here’s a garden checklist for the month of April.
As lawns, plants, trees and shrubs start their growth season, fertilize using a plant food high in nitrogen.
For new plantings, use a root stimulator to promote a healthy root structure and vigorous growth. On vegetable gardens, use a fertilizer with a high phosphate content as this encourages strong root growth.
When laying new sod this spring like St. Augustine, it’s best to wait until it has been mowed two or three times and the root system is established before feeding with a fertilizer.
As the soil temperature begins to rise, summer vegetable crops like beans, cantaloupe, corn, cucumbers, watermelon, eggplant, okra, peppers, pumpkins and squash can be planted.
In flower beds receiving bright sunlight, plant color annuals like petunias, pentas, vinca (periwinkles), purslane, portulaca, verbena and zinnia.
For areas in the shade consider azaleas, hostas, impatiens, nicotiana and ferns.
To attract birds and butterflies, plant milkweed, butterfly bush, red yucca, zinnia, hibiscus, lantana, salvia and vines like trumpet, passion and honeysuckle.
Be on the lookout for snails, slugs, fungi and other pests, especially on tender new growth. Apply a fungicide to control black spot and powdery mildew on plants for infestations. Both chemical and organic treatments are available.
Later in the month, as the soil begins to dry out remember to maintain a regular watering schedule. A deep morning watering twice a week is recommended. Pay special attention to plants in hanging baskets and containers as they can dry out quickly especially in warm and windy conditions.
Remember to mulch around shrubs, newly planted trees and in all beds to conserve moisture. Cedar mulch in vegetable gardens acts as a natural insect repellent.
Happy gardening.
 

 

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.

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