‘Friends’ vaccination clinic
set for April 19
Special to The Monitor
GUN BARREL CITY–Saturday, April 19, from 2-4 p.m.,
Friends of the Animals will hold a low-cost vaccination clinic for all
area resident’s pets.
It will be held at the Friends’ clinic in the southeast corner of State
Highways 198 and 334 in Gun Barrel City in the red brick office strip
behind the Chevron station. No appointment is necessary.
Dogs must be on a leash and cats in carriers.
A rabies shot will cost $10, and the parvo and distemper vaccination for
dogs or the equivalent vaccine for cats will cost $15.
The feline leukemia test and vaccination and the bordetella (kennel
cough) vaccine will be available as well.
There is a rabies epidemic in Texas, and anyone who has had a dog with
parvo or distemper knows the suffering that animal goes through. It is
very contagious to other dogs.
This vaccination clinic will be open to everyone, anywhere.
This clinic will also offer microchipping for cats or dogs. A tiny chip
is inserted into the scruff of the pet, which can be read by a scanner
available at shelters everywhere. Your lost pet comes home!
Cost for this is $20, which includes the permanent national
Also available for sale during this time will be Frontline Plus, the
monthly flea and tick prevention.
Frontline Plus costs $26 for a three-month supply for a cat and ranges
from $28 to $31 for a three-month supply for dogs.
These products are actually available to anyone year-round at the
Friends’ clinic on Tuesdays.
Friends of the Animals Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic has been open since
July, 2002, and has neutered more than 13,500 animals in that time,
saving and preventing literally millions of little lives.
Surgery is done by appointment only. Prices for surgery range from $25
for a male cat to $65 for a giant breed female dog. Get those pets fixed
before they become pregnant.
If you would like to volunteer at the clinic on Tuesdays, have questions
about the vaccination clinic, or would like to make a surgery
appointment, please call 903-887-PETS.
Tax-deductible donations for this non-profit charity may be sent to P.O.
Box 5455, Gun Barrel City, TX 75147.
Visit the web site at
Three yoga workshops set for
May 3 and 4 in Athens
Special to The Monitor
ATHENS–Inner peace is only a stretch away.
Those who love yoga can take the art to the next step with a series of
three workshops to be offered in May.
Trinity Valley Community College and the Yoga Institute of Deep East
Texas are pairing up to offer a series of three yoga workshops Saturday
and Sunday, May 3-4, at Trinity Valley Community College (TVCC)-Athens.
Charles MacInerney, a yoga instructor from Austin, will lead the
“Students will come away from this workshop with a deeper awareness and
appreciation for their mind and body and the knowledge and tools to help
them continue their yoga practice,” MacInerney said.
He has practiced yoga since 1971.
MacInerney has led workshops and retreats in Texas, Guatemala and
Mexico. He is a co-founder of the Living Yoga Program Teacher Training
Program and the Texas Yoga Retreat.
The Art of Stretching workshop will be held 1:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, May
The first workshop will teach students how to elevate stretching to the
level of meditation.
From 9 am. to noon Sunday, May 4, students will learn breathing and
The last workshop, Asana Practice for Inner Peace, will be held from
1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
“Students will learn techniques that can be used to maintain calm in the
midst of a stressful environment or situation, to energize their body
and mind, reduce anxiety, or deepen their inner peace,” McInerney said.
Experienced yoga practitioners will benefit from these workshops.
Newcomers to yoga are encouraged to enroll in a basic yoga class before
attending the workshop.
Students may register for one, two or all three of the workshops.
Tuition is $135 for all three sessions, $100 for two and $60 for an
Students are encouraged to register by Friday, April 18. The cost of the
workshops will increase $10 after April 18.
For more information, please call TVCC Community Services Department at
(903) 675-6212 or visit
Fashion show set for April 25
Special to The Monitor
PAYNE SPRINGS–The Pinnacle Women’s Club is hosting its
annual fashion show and luncheon at 11 a.m. Friday, April 25, at the
The theme of the show, “Shades of Blue,” highlights the latest trends in
the fashion world, with clothing and accessories courtesy of Dian Jones
of Gilbert and Jones.
“Everyone is invited to join us for a wonderful luncheon and fashion
show,” PWC Fashion Show Chairman Sandra Arnt said.
A check for $18.50 per person, made payable to the Pinnacle Women’s
Club, will serve as your reservation.
Please respond by Tuesday, April 15, by mailing your checks to Sandra
Arnt, 107 Ellen Lane, Trinidad, TX 75163, or you may RSVP to Gayle
Robinson at (903) 451-5054.
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
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
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