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KISD board wants new high school site inside city limits
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer

KEMP–To insure they are furnished with police and fire protection, as well as water and sewer service, Kemp Independent school District is seeking annexation into the city for the new high school.
Monday, trustees approved the annexation of 64.538 acres that includes the “Foot print of the school, football and practice field.
“The cost in fees to annex is about $14,000,” Superintendent Dr. Peter Running said.
“It takes about 45 to 50 days to complete the annexation process,” he said.
In other business, trustees:
• approved the establishment of a DAEP (Discipline Alternative Education Program) school.
Currently students who get into trouble are assigned to the DAEP school in Mabank.
“We don’t feel they are getting their educational requirements met,” Junior High principal Phil Edwards said.
“Students who have attendance issues are going long periods without intervention,” he added.
He said an administrator/teacher and teachers aides would be needed.
He also pointed out savings the district would realize, including $8,500 a year in gasoline costs.
• heard a technology report from Pete Eldridge who pointed changes coming and the need for new computers for testing.
“We’re going to have to spend some money for computers for the on-line testing,” he explained.
• heard the financial report and tax collection report for March as presented by Business manager Kim Johnson.
Johnson also discussed the budget procedures for the upcoming year.
She said the budget must be prepared for review by Aug. 20 and adopted by Saturday, Aug. 30.
• heard a presentation on summer school be Dr. Debra Airheart. She said the high school dates are June 9 through July 1. Classes are Monday through Thursday.
• set special meeting dates: Tuesday, April 22, to meet and review bids and to decide whether to privatize the food service for the cafeteria.
Set the June meeting for 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, the fourth Tuesday.
• heard a report from Running.
He said the lights and poles for the football fields have been delivered.

Commissioners set summer projects
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer

KAUFMAN–Cold, wet weather has made a mess of county roads, and Kaufman commissioners are preparing for road repairs once the warm weather sets in.
Commissioners approved the opening of four bids submitted for the rental of an asphalt reclaimer machine for Precinct 2 Monday.
The low bidder was B&R Equipment of Keller with $11,000 per month, plus a delivery and pickup fees of $200 each load.
The awarding of the contract was held off pending Precinct 2 Commissioner Ray Clark viewing the machine.
Bids for trash haulers for the Kaufman County Clean-up were also opened. However, commissioners tabled any decision until they could examine the offers.
Both sets of bids were put on the Monday, April 21 agenda for awarding.
In other business, commissioners;
• approved a Peace Officers matching grant for new bulletproof vests.
Sheriff David Byrnes said the department must first buy the vests and submit the payment receipts for reimbursement.
• approved a budget transfer of money from the fire code fund to the general fund of the fire marshal’s budget as requested by Ewing.
• tabled an emergency budget amendment of $25,000 in the election’s fund to provide additional funding for part-time election workers.
Tax assessor/collector Dick Murphy said the part-time employee would be used in several functions throughout the office.
Precinct 4 Commissioner Jim Deller questioned the wording and requested he explain further how the money would be split in the tax and elections offices.
The item was put back on the agenda, for April 21.
• approved a $7,000 emergence budget amendment for the county judge’s office.
• accepted the auditor’s report for April, presented by auditor Hal D. Jones.
The report is available for review in the office of County Judge Wayne Gent.
• proclaimed April as Sexual assault Awareness Month in the county.
• approved budget transfers as presented by Jones.
• paid bills totaling $629,454.39.

Kaufman County Junior Livestock Show Results
Special to The Monitor
KAUFMAN– Here are some highlighted results from the Kaufman County Livestock Show held April 5.
Market Goat Show
Grand Champion Market Goat – Collin Corder, Scurry Rosser 4-H; Reserve Champion Market Goat – Chance Smith, Scurry Rosser 4-H.
Buckles sponsored by Texas Bank and Trust of Terrell.
Champion County Bred – Michelle Braddock, Kaufman 4-H; Breeder – Tracy Wood. Reserve County Bred – Brandon Marez, Terrell FFA;
Breeder – Marez Farm.
Light weight class
1st – Claire Sanders, Forney FFA; 2nd – Brandon Marez, Terrell FFA; 3rd – Chelsy Brown, Mabank FFA.
Medium Light weight class
1st – Chandler Norris, Forney FFA; 2nd – Raul Acevedo, Kaufman FFA; 3rd – Haley Mallory, Terrell FFA.
Medium weight class
1st – Jordan Colstlow, Mabank FFA; 2nd – Cammi Selby, Scurry-Rosser FFA; 3rd – Sydnie Seaman, Forney FFA
Heavy weight class
1st – Collin Corder, Scurry-Rosser 4-H; 2nd – Chance Smith, Kaufman 4-H; 3rd – Michelle Braddock, Kaufman 4-H.
Heavy Heavy Weight class
1st – Chance Smith, Kaufman 4-H; 2nd – Colton Chambers, Scurry-Rosser 4-H; 3rd – Cheyenne Timbes, Forney FFA.
Grand Champion – Rachel Braddock, Kaufman 4-H. Reserve Champion – Michelle Braddock, Kaufman 4-H. Third and fourth went to Caleb Atherton, Mabank FFA.
Rabbit Breed Show
Best of Show – Sarah Murff, Silver Spurs 4-H Horse Show with her Mini Rex. Best of Show runner-up, Rosie Newton with her Jersey Wooley.
Harlequin and Best of Variety Breeds – Seth Rodriguez. Mini Rex – Sarah Murff, Silver Spurs 4-H Horse Club. Jersey Wooley, English Lop and Mini Lop – Rosie Newton. Holland Lop – Jessica Eastridge. Californian – Alex Terranova, Scurry Rosser 4-H.
Junior Heifer Show
This year’s show featured 40 heifers exhibited by 4-H and FFA members from six school districts. New this year was added premium money of $6,500 for breed and reserve champions. Each breed champion received an additional $335 and reserve breed champions received $140.
Supreme Overall Heifer – Garrett Mink, Scurry Rosser FFA (got an additional $1,000); Reserve Overall Heifer – Justin Jenkins, Kaufman County 4-H Heifer Club (got an addtional $750).
The additional funds recognize the hard work put into the animals, which may extend as long as two years for a single project, fund organizer Gary Hawes of Crandall said.
Special recognition and thanks go to the eight show premium sponsors – Metro Mechanical Inc, Mabank Parents & Friends, Kaufman County Farm Bureau, KB Cattle Company, 5T Land & Cattle, Hawes Cattle Company, Holton Houston Builders and Clay Structures.
Beefmaster
Grand and Reserve Champion – Garret Mink of Scurry-Rosser FFA. The added premium was sponsored by Mabank Parents & Friends
Class 3 Junior Calf
1st – Garret Mink, Scurry-Rosser FFA; 2nd – Gaitlin Lamerter, Kemp FFA
Class 6 Junior Yearling and Older
1st – Garret Mink, Scurry-Rosser FFA
Santa Gerturdis
Grand and Reserve champion – Cammi Selby of Scurry-Rosser FFA. The added premium was sponsored by Kaufman County Farm Bureau.
Class 1 Fall Calf
1st and 2nd – Cammi Selby, Scurry-Rosser FFA
Class 4 Senior Calf
1st – Casey Roe, Kaufman FFA
Class 5 Summer Yearling
1st – Cammi Selby, Scurry-Rosser FFA; 2nd – Seth Corder, Scurry-Rosser FFA; 3rd – Brandon Mans, Terrell FFA
All Other American Breeds
Grand Champion – Kerri Hughes, Kaufman Co 4-H Heifer Club; Reserve Champion – Cammi Selby, Scurry-Rosser FFA. Premium sponsored by Holton Houston Builders.
Class 5 Summer Yearling Heifer
1st – Kerri Hughes, Kaufman Co 4-H Heifer Club
Class 6 Junior Yearling and Older
1st – Cammi Selby, Scurry-Rosser FFA; 2nd – Bobby Braswell, Crandall FFA
American Division
Grand Champion – Garret Mink, Scurry-Rosser FFA; Reserve Champion – Cammi Selby, Scurry-Rosser FFA
Angus
Grand Champion – Hannah Stahlman, Kaufman County 4-H Heifer Club; Reserve Champion – Brittany Krueger, Kaufman County 4-H Heifer Club. Both premiums were sponsored by 5T Land & Cattle, and Clay Structures.
Class 4 Senior Calf
1st – Hannah Stahlman, Kaufman County 4-H Heifer Club; 2nd and 3rd – Brittany Krueger, Kaufman County 4-H Heifer Club
Polled Hereford
Grand Champion – Alyssa Word, Scurry-Rosser FFA; Reserve Champion – Kelvin Word. Premiums sponsored by KB Cattle Company.
Class 2 Summer Calf
1st – Alyssa Word
Class 3 Junior Calf
1st – Justin Nelson, Terrell FFA; 2nd – Kelvin Word, Scurry-Rosser FFA; 3rd – Mallory Norman, Mabank FFA
Class 4 Senior Calf
1st – Alyssa Word; 2nd – Klee Walker, Kaufman County 4-H Heifer Club
Class 6 Junior Yearling and Older
1st – Kelvin Word; 2nd – Landon Charles, Scurry-Rosser FFA
Shorthorn
Grand Champion – Justin Jenkins, Kaufman County 4-H Heifer Club; Reserve Champion – Kerri Hughes, Kaufman 4-H Heifer Club. Premiums sponsored by Mabank Parents & Friends.
Class 3 Junior Calf
1st – Justin Jenkins; 2nd – Melissa Sleeper, Kaufman 4-H; 3rd – Arthur Knowles
Class 4 Senior Calf
1st – Kerri Hughes
English All Other Breeds
Grand Champion – Justin Jenkins, Kaufman County 4-H Heifer Club; Reserve Champion – Klee Walker, Kaufman County 4-H Heifer Club. Premiums sponsored by Hawes Cattle Company.
Class 2 Summer Calf
1st – Justin Jenkins
Class 3 Junior Calf
1st – Klee Walker
English Division
Grand Champion – Justin Jenkins, Kaufman County 4-H Heifer Club; Reserve Champion – Hannah Stahlman, Kaufman County 4-H Heifer Club
Charolais
Grand Champion –Whitney Vaughn, Terrell FFA; Reserve Champion – Trinity Pedersen, Terrell FFA Premiums sponsored by Kaufman County Farm Bureau.
Main
Grand and Reserve Champion – Brock Rademacher, Mabank FFA. Premiums sponsored by Metro Mechanical.
Exotic
Grand Champion – Taylor Rademacher, Mabank FFA; Reserve Champion – Micah Stahlman, Kaufman County 4-H Heifer Club. Premiums sponsored by Hawes Cattle Company.
Exotic Division
Grand Champion – Whitney Vaughn, Terrell FFA; Reserve Champion – Taylor Rademacher, Mabank FFA.
Market Lamb Show
Grand Champion – Chance Smith, Scurry Rosser 4-H; County Bred Market Lamb Champion – Kelvin Word, Scurry Rosser 4-H; Breeder – Brian Mink, Scurry. County Bred Market Lamb Reserve Champion – Alyssa Word, Scurry Rosser 4-H. Breeder – Brian Mink.
Commercial Doe Show
Grand Champion – John Mitchell, Kaufman 4-H; Reserve Champion – Collin Corder, Scurry Rosser 4-H.


 

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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.

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