People, Places & Events



  Literary Club benefit raises $3K for library
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SEVEN POINTS–Nelda Jean Hulsey and the Literary Club of Cedar Creek recently conducted a bridge tournament and silent auction in support of the Library at Cedar Creek Lake.
The event, held at the First United Methodist Church of Mabank, was a huge success. The organizers donated $3,005.95 to The Library.
The Library is immensely grateful to all sponsors, and supporters who organized or participated in the event as well as the church and its pastor for allowing the group to use its facility.
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit public library, it depends on community organizations and individuals to keep its doors open.
Therefore, gifts like these are of great importance.
The Library staff and the board express their sincere gratitude to the friends who organized this event.
Robert Beer of Tool, who recently passed away, was a patron and supporter of the Library at Cedar Creek Lake.
The library extends its condolences to the bereaved family.
A well known Dallas businessman involved in many noble causes in the Metroplex, he will be missed by many of his family, friends and relatives.
His family has chosen the library as a beneficiary of memorials and as a result many of his friends and family have sent donations totaling $2,700 to the library.
The Library expresses its gratitude to the Beer family and their friends and relatives.

Gov. Perry appoints Wallace to state board
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ATHENS–Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced the appointment of Patrick Wallace to the state board of the Office of Rural Community Affairs.
Wallace, who has served as administrator of East Texas Medical Center Athens, for 20 years, was appointed to a term expiring Feb. 1, 2011.
“ETMC is proud of Wallace’s achievements at ETMC Athens, as well as his representation of the healthcare industry at the state level,” president/CEO of the East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System Elmer G. Ellis said.
 “His appointment to the ORCA board will foster our efforts to continually improve the status of rural hospitals and the delivery of quality healthcare throughout Texas,” he added.
Wallace is a fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of the Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals and the American Hospital Association.
He is a past chairman of the Texas Hospital Association and former member of the executive committees to both the Office of Rural Community Affairs and the Center for Rural Health Initiatives.
Wallace serves as director of the Athens Economic Development Corporation and on committees for Trinity Valley Community College and First Baptist Church of Athens. He is also a member of the Rotary Club.
He earned a bachelor’s degree from Southwestern University and a master’s degree in hospital administration from Trinity University.
He and his wife, Carol, have three daughters, Jennifer Wallace, Amy Hoffman and Beth Faulk.

Habitat for Humanity gets donation
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PAYNE SPRINGS–The Pinnacle Women’s Club is pleased to present the Cedar Creek chapter of Habitat for Humanity a check in the amount of $1,000.
Habitat for Humanity is instrumental in providing low-cost housing to qualified individuals giving them the opportunity to fulfill the great American dream of owning their own home.
Families who qualify for Habitat Homes pay monthly mortgages, insurance and tax payments, but the loan is interest free.
They are also required to donate 300 hours of “sweat equity” in the construction of their home and other projects, making this process “a hand up, not a hand out.”
“The lake area community deserves a round of applause for making the Pinnacle Women annual garage sale a huge success, which allows us to support worthwhile organizations such as Habitat with the funds generated from this event,” PWC philanthropy chairman Jean Alexander said.


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.

For further information visit our website at


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