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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, 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 attend.
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 Commissioner’s 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 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 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 Library offers TVCC classes, art, photo classes
Special to The Monitor
SEVEN POINTS–Trinity Valley Community College (TVCC), East Texas Workforce Solutions and The Library at Cedar Creek Lake in Seven Points have combined forces to help people jump-start their entry in the workplace.
Learn the “soft skills” that employers are looking for, such as decision-making and teamwork.
Discover what jobs are in demand, and the skills that are required to keep you employed.
Learn to write a professional resume and learn job interview skills.
This course will be offered free to the public with the following qualifications – must have minor children at home and be receiving some form of assistance (free/reduced price school lunches or Medicaid).
Class will be taught at The Library at Cedar Creek Lake in Seven Points, with orientation from 3-5 p.m. Monday, April 5.
Classes will be held from 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from April 6 to June 10.
Another class that starts up in collaboration with the TVCC is “Home Health Care Provider Training.”
Orientation will be from 3-5 p.m. Monday, April 5.
These classes are funded by a grant. Cost to enroll is just $25.
Classes will be held from 6-9 p.m. Mondays/Wednesdays at the library starting Monday, April 12. Please sign up in person at the front desk.
Other classes at the library include watercolor art classes from 9 a.m.-noon Thursdays and photography classes from 5-7 p.m. Thursdays.
Cost for those classes is $90 per six weeks. Start any time, and sign up at the front desk.
This is the last week to see this month’s artist on the wall in the community room.
Currently on display are works by Beth Alexander, Doris Parker and Sylvia Bruce. All artwork is for sale. Come by anytime to visit the art show.
There will be a Kiwanis quilt-making day at the library from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 27. Please call the library if you are interested.

Teach your children how to stay safe on Social Networks
Special to The Monitor
MABANK–The popularity of social networking continues to grow among kids.
Social networking sites can provide a secure way for kids to connect with each other, but they can also be exploited for any number of nefarious purposes.
Better Business Bureau (BBB) recommends parents take specific steps to keep their kids safe online.
Kids of all ages are getting into social networking.
According to iStrategy Labs the number of users on Facebook that are between the ages of 13 and 18 grew by 88 percent in 2009 to 10.7 million.
While Facebook and MySpace require all users to be at least 13 years old, some sites are geared for children even younger.
“For some parents, their kids know more about computers and the Internet than they do, however, it’s important to remember that kids aren’t old enough to understand all of the various threats that lurk online,” said Mechele Agbayani, president and CEO of BBB Central East Texas Mechele Agbayani said.
“Even if they’re intimidated by technology, parents need to supervise their child’s computer use in the house as well as educate their kids on how to play it safe online,” she added.
BBB offers the following tips for parents who want to help keep their kids safe online:
Explain the Difference Between Sharing and Oversharing
While social networking is about sharing photos, thoughts and experiences, explain to your kids that they should never share personal information such as phone numbers, address, bank account numbers, passwords or their Social Security numbers.
Also talk about what constitutes inappropriate photos or language and stress the fact that – while you may be able to delete them – you can never fully take them back.
“Never talk to strangers” applies online too
One of the first rules we teach our kids is to never talk to strangers; remind them that the rule holds true when online.
Even though chatting with a stranger online can seem harmless, the relationship can evolve and grow until the stranger has earned your child’s trust – and can then exploit it.
Set strict privacy settings
Social networking sites let users determine who they want to share information with.
Talk to your child about restricting access to his or her profile to only friends or users in safe networks such as their school, clubs or church groups.
Keep the channels of communication open
Let your kids know that you are always ready to talk if they are ever threatened, bullied or feel uncomfortable about an experience they had online.
Join them online
If you haven’t already, set up your own account in the same social networks. This will help you better understand what social networking is all about. You can also then “Friend” your child and keep an unobtrusive eye on what they are doing.
Federal law requires sites collecting identifying information from children under 13 to get a parent’s consent first.
Report concerns about data collection from children under 13 to the Children’s Advertising Review Unit of the Council of Better Business Bureaus at www.caru.org/complaint.
You can learn more about how to keep your kids safe online at http://www.onguardonline.gov/topics/net-cetera.aspx  
Parents can also learn how to keep themselves safe from ID thieves and hackers online at www.bbb.org.

 

Kids flock to Cedar Creek Bible Church for its Spring Carnival of Fun
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At the Cedar Creek Bible Church Spring Carnival March 26, 10-year-old Elizabeth Edwards tries her hand at the Dishes booth. Each registered child for the carnival received a homemade cloth bag to hold the many prizes each booth offered. The event attracted 200 children to preview VBS.
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Dylan Gill, 8, tries his hand at the “Feed the Lions” game during the Spring Carnival at Cedar Creek Bible Church March 26. The carnival attracted more than 200 youngsters and highlighted the church's Vacation Bible School on the Life of Daniel, set for June 14-18.

 

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 I’m 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. I’ve had all my shots and am ready to be adopted. If you’d 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 dogshsccl@yahoo.com.
 

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 and Sunday.

For further information visit our website at petfinder.com


 

 



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