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
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 Commissioners 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
Henderson County Historical Commission meets the first Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. in the HC Historical
Kaufman County Commissioners 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.
learn of funds for employee training
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer
GUN BARREL CITYThe exciting news delivered at the monthly Cedar Creek Lake Area
Chamber of Commerce luncheon April 8 will benefit both employees and employers.
Grants through Texas Workforce, along with Skills Development Funds, are providing
approximately $4 million to give away, guest speaker David McAnally told the gathering.
A workshop for business (owners and managers) is set for Thursday, May 6, at the new
Comfort Suites, McAnally said.
Speakers from Austin and members of Texas Workforce will attend the workshop, where they
will be looking at the needs of businesses in the area, he added.
The funds are planned to provide customized training for your business,
McAnally said. Training can be done on-site or at the Athens Trinity Valley Community
College campus, he added.
In other business, chamber members:
heard the Chambers Ambassadors named Trinity Valley Electric as the Business
of the Month.
heard the sponsor for the April luncheon was Comfort Suites Hotel. Scott Confer
spoke on behalf of the management.
were reminded of upcoming events the May 21 golf tournament at Kings Creek
Golf Club, the May 29 annual art festival in downtown Mabank and two July 3 events,
Thunder Over Cedar Creek at the Pinnacle Club and Gun Barrel Citys
Concert in the Park.
Web production April 16 to benefit local tot
3-year-old Presley Reed waits for liver transplant
Special to The Monitor
ATHENSWhen the curtain rises Friday, April 16, at Trinity Valley Community College,
it will be to benefit a local toddler in need.
The Crimson Players, TVCCs performing group, will be presenting E.B. Whites
childhood favorite, Charlottes Web, next week in Athens.
Performances will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday, April 14-17 and 1 p.m.
Saturday, April 17, at the TVCC Auditorium.
A special performance will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, April 16.
This night all proceeds will go to help tiny Presley Reed, who lives in the Cedar Creek
Lake area, and is the victim of biliary atresia, a rare disease of the liver.
Reed was born Dec. 2008, to Barbie and Cody Reed of Kemp.
She was quickly diagnosed with the disease.
Since her diagnosis she has undergone numerous procedures and blood transfusions and
requires 24-hour care.
She is currently on the list to receive a donor liver.
However, to help defray the medical expenses of the surgery, the family needs to raise
$50,000 for transplant-related expenses.
Family members are working to raise those funds through the Childrens Organ
All funds raised will help with Reeds transplant-related expenses.
The family approached us and asked if we would do a special performance for
Presley, TVCC drama instructor Joy Richmond said.
Richmond, who took the reins of the program this winter, said she and the theater were
glad to assist with the Reed familys fund-raising efforts.
We would like the theatre program to reach out to the community and this was a good
way to do that, Richmond said.
Charlottes Web is an award-winning childrens novel by acclaimed
American author E. B. White, about a pig named Wilbur who is saved from being slaughtered
by an intelligent spider named Charlotte.
The book was first published in 1952.
The TVCC students will be performing an adaptation by Joseph Robinette.
The production will be directed by adjunct faculty member Jan Jones. Jones said she has
been involved in a production of Charlottes Web before and thought the play was a
good choice for the TVCC department.
Its funny. Its silly. Its sad. It has all the emotions. It has
good messages friendship, how to deal with death, Jones said.
Admission to Charlottes Web is $5 and $2 for children ages 13 and under.
For the special performance for Reed, admission will be $8 and $3 for children ages 13 and
All the funds raised will help pay Reeds transplant-related expenses.
Those who are not attending the special performance can still donate to this cause.
A jar will be placed in the lobby during the other performances for those who wish to
For more information on the Childrens Organ Transplant Association and
Presleys case, log onto www.cota.org or www.cotaforpresleyr.com.
Tickets are available at the door or may be purchased in advance by calling (903) 675-6290
or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Low-cost pet vaccination clinic set for
Special to The Monitor
GUN BARREL CITY - From 2-4 p.m. Saturday, April 24, Friends of the Animals will hold a
low-cost vaccination and microchip clinic for all area residents.
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 just behind and east of the Huddle
No appointment is necessary.
Dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in carriers.
A rabies shot will cost $10, the parvo, distemper, etc shot for dogs or the equivalent for
cats will cost $15. The feline leukemia vaccination will be available at a cost of $10.
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 ? and that it is very contagious to other
This vaccination clinic will be open to everyone, anywhere.
This clinic will also offer microchipping to 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 at any time is Frontline Plus, the monthly flea and tick
Frontline Plus costs $32 for a 3-month supply for a cat and ranges from $34 to $37
(includes tax) for a 3-month supply for dogs.
Flea season is here.
Don?t be fooled by products that are cheap ? the reason they are cheap is that they do not
Don?t throw away your hard-earned money on products that don?t work.
Friends of the Animals Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic has been open since July 2002 and has
neutered over 19,000 animals.
Surgery is done by appointment only.
Surgery prices range from $25 for a male cat to $65 for a giant breed female dog.
If you would like to volunteer at the clinic on Tuesdays or have questions about the
vaccination clinic, please call (903) 887-PETS.
Tax-deductible donations for this non-profit charity may be sent to P.O. Box 5455, Gun
Barrel City 75147.
And be sure to visit the web site: www.friendsoftheanimals.org
|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 Im 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. Ive had all my shots and am ready to be adopted. If
youd 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 email@example.com.
We have many animals at
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