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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, 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 attend.
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 Commissioner’s 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 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 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.

  Chamber members learn of funds for employee training
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer

GUN BARREL CITY–The 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 Chamber’s 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 City’s “Concert in the Park.”

‘Charlotte’s Web’ production April 16 to benefit local tot
3-year-old Presley Reed waits for liver transplant
Special to The Monitor

ATHENS–When the curtain rises Friday, April 16, at Trinity Valley Community College, it will be to benefit a local toddler in need.
The Crimson Players, TVCC’s performing group, will be presenting E.B. White’s childhood favorite, “Charlotte’s 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 Children’s Organ Transplant Association.
All funds raised will help with Reed’s 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 family’s 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.
“Charlotte’s Web” is an award-winning children’s 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 Charlotte’s Web before and thought the play was a good choice for the TVCC department.
“It’s funny. It’s silly. It’s sad. It has all the emotions. It has good messages – friendship, how to deal with death,” Jones said.
Admission to “Charlotte’s 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 under.
All the funds raised will help pay Reed’s 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 give.
For more information on the Children’s Organ Transplant Association and Presley’s 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 jrichmond@tvcc.edu.

Low-cost pet vaccination clinic set for April 24
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 House.
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 dogs.
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 prevention.
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 work.
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 I’m 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. I’ve had all my shots and am ready to be adopted. If you’d 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 dogshsccl@yahoo.com.
 

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 and Sunday.

For further information visit our website at petfinder.com


 


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