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‘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 registration.
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.
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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 workshops.
“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 3.
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 meditation techniques.
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 individual workshop.
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  or

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 Pinnacle Clubhouse.
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.


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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