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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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Master Gardeners to hold workshops and plant sale
Special to The Monitor
KAUFMAN–The Kaufman County Master Gardeners will hold a plant and tool sale in conjunction with mini-workshop programs from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 14 at the Garden Learning Center.
All plants have been propagated from the Garden Learning Center or personal gardens of Master Gardeners.
Available plants include herbs (catnip, lamb’s ear, and spearmint), succulents (cholla cactus, Euphorbia, Agave, red Yucca), trees (oak, crepe myrtle), bulbs (iris, canna), and a large variety of flowering plants.
Quantities are limited, and cost is low, come early for best selection.
Fiskar and Corona pruning shears and snips will also be available. These tools, not always readily available locally, are recommended by our plant propagation specialist, Master Gardener Nancy Bowman.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
Program participants can attend the Greenhouse Construction and Management presentation at 9 and 10:30 a.m. and choose either the Plant Propagation or Making a Rain Barrel mini-workshop for one $5 fee, payable at registration.
Participants in the Plant Propagation workshop will take home at least four newly-propagated plants.
Anyone wanting to attend a workshop only at 10:30 a.m. may do so for $5 fee.
Preregistration is requested, but not required, to help ensure enough seating and materials for each program.
While walk-ins are welcome, preregistration is required by Tuesday, April 10, for those wishing to purchase a rain barrel at the mini-workshop; cost of the barrels is $40 and can be paid at the workshop.
The Garden Learning Center is located at 3003 S. Washington St. at the corner of State Highway 34 and Farm-to-Market Road 1388, in Kaufman.
For more information or to request accommodations for individuals with disabilities, please call Sharon Burden at (972) 932-9069 or email at sbburden@ag.tamu.edu.

 

Area businesses hold fair Saturday
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer

MABANK–Independent business owners and the customers wanting their products and services often find it difficult to get together.
“If people don’t know these businesses are here, they shop elsewhere. That means after a half a day of shopping, when the customer gets hungry, they eat where they shop,” small business owner Amy Dennis said.
Customers who shop outside the area, may not only buy what they made the trip for, and the meal they ate out, but while they are at it, they visit other stores and suppliers for spur-of-the moment items, as well as things they have been thinking about.
“The lake area loses their business,” Dennis explained, and that affects our economy, she added.
Fooling around on Facebook, Dennis found she was not the only business person who felt that way. Other people expressed the same concerns.
“I made a comment on Facebook about finding something, such as a business fair, to let people know where we are,” she said.
“Several businesses responded and I said I would plan it if at least 25 businesses would participate. We already have more than 30 businesses committed to attend the fair,” she explained.
Now, just a few weeks later, advertising is in place, a time and date is set and the location is established.
The fair starts at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at Mabank Pavilion.
But she isn’t in it alone, Crystal Garrison, of Eustace, is lending a helping hand.
“She has been a real big help. I really appreciate what she does,” Dennis said.
The 30-plus vendor number may grow even higher as Dennis and Garrison are accepting participants through Friday evening.
For information or to reserve a 10 by 10 square-foot area, call Dennis at (903) 802-6316 or Garrison at (903) 288-7326.
Vendors are told to bring the things they need such as tables, chairs, signs, shelves, etc.
After paying all the expenses, the funds the fair earns will be donated to the Mabank fire and police departments, who will also be attending.
Other businesses include a women-owned and operated construction company, jewelry sales, photographers, clothing, quilts, a sign maker, a sound system company and many others.
“There will also be some food vendors and a disc jockey,” Dennis added.
Service providers will be passing out their flyers and business cards, and making appointments with those needing their services.
“Some will offer discounts – for those who attend the fair,” she said.
There are a numbers of businesses that are operated out of the owner’s home.
“Many of our businesses are operated by stay-at-home moms hoping to add to the family budget and still be with their children,” Dennis said.
Dennis owns and operates a home cleaning service, called FlutterBye Housekeeping, in Mabank.
“My own ultimate goal is to be able to ‘grow’ my business so I can employ others and remain at home with my girls,” she explained.
Dennis and her husband of 15 years, Steve, have three girls.
Many local entrepreneurs are searching for ways to locate their customers and let them know where to find them.

 

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.

For further information visit our website at petfinder.com

 

 

 

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