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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 7 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 Management District #4 meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Oran White Civic Center 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 7 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.
  ‘Get up and go’ at Kemp Primary
Special to The Monitor
KEMP–“Get Up and Go” has new meaning to students at Kemp Primary.
It’s the motivating theme of an attendance rewards program aimed at keeping students healthy and in school – and it works.
Perfect attendance has increased significantly since the program began in February with the announcement that students’ names would be placed in a drawing for a bicycle each six weeks, if they attend school each day with no tardies and no early outs.
Robert Emfinger, pharmacist and owner of the Kemp Family Pharmacy, is sponsoring the bicycles for this project, which was the result of a brainstorming session by the Community Advisory Team for the campus.
Kemp Primary Principal Lisa Lowe chairs the committee, and asked for suggestions on how to keep attendance up for the remainder of the school year.
Certificates and pencils have been awarded to each student with perfect attendance during the first four six-weeks periods.
The chance at winning a bicycle serves as a new motivator to the existing campus plan.
During the morning announcements, reminders to “to get up and go to school each day” are followed by student suggestions for staying healthy and getting to school on time.
Committee members are helping by designing “Get Up and Go” flyers to be distributed to parents and Kemp area businesses.
Part of the campus improvement plan seeks to create an environment in which students, parents, the school and the community recognize the correlation between attendance and educational commitment.
As a result, students are encouraged to see themselves as winners, even if their name isn’t selected for the bicycle, because they were in school learning something important each day.
This is a win-win situation and attendance is expected to remain high as a result.

 

Master Gardener course set
Special to The Monitor
KAUFMAN–Kaufman County will once again be offering a Master Gardener course for residents who are interested in learning more about horticulture and who are willing to share their time and knowledge with others in the county.
An information meeting has been set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 19 at Texas AgriLife Extension Service, 2471 N. State Highway 34, Kaufman.
The Master Gardener program is an educational activity offered by Texas AgriLife Extension Service and is designed to increase the availability of horticultural information and improve the quality of life with horticultural projects.
Goals are implemented through the training and employment of local volunteers, known as Master Gardeners.
They aid the Extension Service by conducting activities such as community and school gardening programs; answering telephone requests for horticultural information; establishing and maintaining gardens, working with special groups in the community; designing and implementing a horticulture newsletter and calendar; as well as coordinating Master Gardener programs and speaking engagements.
Kaufman County is partnering with several other surrounding counties again this year to present the training course.
Classes will be held every Wednesday, Aug. 12 through Oct. 14.
Classes will be held at the Extension office in Greenville.
Cost of the training is $140.
Participants will receive a Master Gardener notebook, name tag, and other materials helpful in assisting them while doing volunteer work.
All participants are required to return at least 50 hours of volunteer service to the Extension program in Kaufman County.
This year’s training topics will include care and maintenance of trees, soils, botany, water resources, plant diseases, environmental landscaping, bees and pollination, entomology, plant propagation, seed propagation, herbs, fruits, nuts and berries, vegetable gardening and turfgrass management.
There will also be tours of the A&M Research Center in Dallas on Earthkind gardening and the rose gardens in Addison and Farmers Branch.
For more information, please call the Extension office at (972) 932-9069.
 

Eustace FFA wins
Special to The Monitor
EUSTACE–The Eustace FFA Chapter recently participated in the Area VIII Career and Development Events held at Tarleton State University.
Four teams represented the chapter in contests.
The Ag Mechanics Team – Billy Crocker, Brady Tindel and Michael James – took first in the SandyLand District and sixth in Area VIII out of 17 teams.
Crocker took a sixth overall individual and Brady Tindel took 13th top individual out of 55 students
The Livestock Team – Mallory Mobly, Ty Browning and Stephen Ashton – took third in district and 41st in area out of 65 teams.
The Horse Team – Tori Jones, Brandi Baldwin, Casey Green and Summer Hinkle – took fourth in district and 19th in area out of 55 teams, with Jones finishing as the 23rd top individual.
The Poultry Team – A.L. Ham, Dalton Lewis, Shona Laws and Nathan Stegent – finished fourth in district.
The Eustace FFA Advisors/coaches are Zach Tappan and Theresa Tindel.
 

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 petfinder.com


 


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