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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.

  It’s time for crawfish and cars
Cedar Creek Lake style

Special to The Monitor
MABANK–The Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, along with the Kiwanis Club of Cedar Creek Lake, invite area citizens to cruise over to the Mabank Pavilion Saturday, May 1, for the fourth annual Cedar Creek Lake Car Show and Kiwanis Krawfish Boil.
Parking and admission to the show are free.
The fun will start at 8 a.m. as the cars, trucks and motorcycles start to roll into place and cooks start to warm up grills and cooking pots for the crawfish, corn and potatoes.
Breakfast will be available in the concession stand, with crawfish and grill items ready for purchase around 10:30 a.m.
In past years, more than 100 beautiful show vehicles have been on display and this year’s show is expected to draw an even larger number.
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake will be on hand with pets for adoption, and Relay for Life will be there to raise awareness of their efforts in the battle against cancer.
Visitors to the car show will get an opportunity to take a look at new Fords and Chevys, compliments of local dealers Tri-County Ford and Teague Chevrolet-Buick.
Judging starts at 11 a.m. and the award ceremony starts at 2 p.m.
Crawfish with all the trimmings will be sold again this year by the Kiwanis Club – $6 for a single order, $12 for a double order (1/2 flat) and a full flat (feeding four) is $24.
The chamber Grill Team will be cooking up burgers and hot dogs at the concession stand, plus they’ll be open for breakfast with coffee, burritos and donuts for early arrivals. T-shirts and caps will be available for sale.
Crawfish and burgers will be served starting at about 10:30 a.m. and the crawfish will be sold until all gone. The show is over when all of the awards have been handed out.
Many chamber members and friends of the chamber are contributing to the event as underwriters or making donations in other ways, all making the event possible.
Sponsors to date include $1,500 corporate sponsor KCKL 95.9FM/KLVQ 1410 AM (in kind), $1,000 platinum sponsor Mabank Visitor Development and Southside Bank-GBC, $500 gold sponsors the City of Mabank/Comfort Suites, Ben E. Keith, Oncor Electric Delivery, Teague Chevrolet and NAPA auto parts.
Also, $250 silver sponsors include Movie Star Cinema-Gun Barrel City, Whataburger, Triple N Ranch, Trinity Valley Electric Cooperative, Tiffany Lilly State Farm Insurance, Prosperity Bank, Tri-County Ford and Solar Turbines.
Bronze sponsors ($100) include retired judge Ron Chapman, First State Bank-Mabank, Lana L. Mock and Associates, Star Lite Custom Homes, TexasAbility, Tony Kalawe-Edward Jones, The Solar Screen Company, Don R. Kinney CPA, Cedar Creek Kiwanis Club, Jerry Scott/Prime Lending and Day Tire.
Trophy sponsors include TexasAbility, Dairy Queen of Seven Points and the Gun Barrel City EDC.
Concession sponsors include Citizens State Bank, Debra Davis/Edward Jones Mabank, First State Bank-Gun Barrel City, Neal Mansfield and Katie Veach/Excite Realty.com.
Special thanks is extended to the car show committee, the Cedar Creek Lake Kiwanis Club, the many volunteers who have made the event possible, and Brookshire’s Grocery-Seven Points, Cedar Creek Pilot, The Monitor-Lake Area Leader, Cedar Creek Shopper, the City of Mabank, Mabank Fire Department, KCKL 95.9 FM/KLVQ 1410 AM and Comfort Suites Hotel-Mabank.
For more information about the event or how to register, contact the Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at (903) 887-3152, e-mail info@cedarcreeklakechamber.com, or check the websites www.cedarcreeklakecarshow.net or www.cedarcreeklake chamber.com.

Kemp High School adds new courses
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer

KEMP–In an effort to accommodate the different varieties of interest for students attending Kemp High School, several new subjects have been added to the coming year’s curriculum.
At their regular April 20 meeting, Kemp school trustees approved adding subjects ranging from creative writing to several band programs.
In the English department, “creative writing” will be offered in either the fall or spring for grade levels 11-12.
Students can earn either half to a full credit, but students taking the course must have the teacher’s prior approval.
Also offered for high school juniors and seniors is “analysis of visual media.” There is no prior approval required and the student can earn a half credit.
Under special electives are two topics in social studies, both earning half a credit and both requiring teacher approval.
In the fall, Hebrew Scripture (Old Testament) studies will be offered and in the spring, Hebrew Scripture (New Testament) may be taken.
A dual credit course offered by KHS and Trinity Valley Community College in CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) will be offered for senior students. No prerequisite is required.
Four band courses requiring band instructor approval will be offered for grades 10 through 12, with a full credit offered.
In other business, trustees:
• approved the 2010-11 school year calendar.
The first day of instruction is Monday, Aug. 23, with Labor day holiday, Monday, Sept. 6. Christmas break will be Monday, Dec. 20, through Friday, Dec. 31, and following a student holiday, classes will resume Tuesday, Jan. 4.
Spring break 2011 is scheduled Monday through Friday, March 14-18. The last day of instruction falls on Thursday, June 2.
• accepted a donation from the Kemp Band Boosters Club.
The donation, a 32-foot gooseneck cargo trailer, is valued at $6,452, and will be used to haul band instruments and equipment.
• recognized April Students of the Month for each campus – primary Dalila Hernandez, intermediate Calli Camacho, junior high Cody Thompsom and high school Brittany Henderson.
• heard the tax collection report as of March 31.
The total dollar amount for M&O (maintenance & operation) is $3,042,712.16, with the I&S (Interest and sinking or debt service) collections totaling $1,144,931.97.
Approximately 85 percent of levy has been collected through the end of March.
• accepted the technology report as presented. The board was asked to consider a five-year average rollover for computers. The plan would allow for the replacement of approximately 120 computers each year.
• heard all trustees are current and have exceeded their required number of board training hours.
Trustee Curtis Donovan has the highest number of hours (63.50) and Keith Foisey is second with 48 hours.
• heard summer school plans are on schedule. Grades 5 ( at the intermediate school) and 8 (at the junior high) will attend from Wednesday, June 9, through Wednesday, June 30.
Grades 9-12 will attend at the high school from Thursday, June 7, through Thursday, July 8.
• approved the budget planning calendar for 2010-11 budget.
Campus budget were to be completed by April 23. Present salary schedules will be discussed Tuesday, May 18, and a budget workshop will be announced.
A public meeting on the results of workshops and proposed tax rates will take place Tuesday, Aug. 24.
Following the public meeting, the proposed budget and tax rate will be adopted.

MovieStar Cinema lowers ticket prices
Special to The Monitor
GUN BARREL CITY–Select Cinemas, selectcinemas.com, a regional motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the MovieStar Cinema in Gun Barrel City, announced new lower ticket prices.
New prices begin Friday, May 1.
The new bargain matinee policy sets all tickets for shows starting before 6 p.m. at $5.50.
Seniors 55 and older are always $5. Children 3-11 are always $5.50. Adult evening admission after 6 p.m. is $7.
The company elected to make the changes after extensive customer input and market research, according to a news release issued Monday.
Select Cinemas’ goal is to offer a brand-new state-of-the-art theatre to patrons at a price that matches or beats competing first-run theatres in the area.
“We realize families and others are having to watch every dollar during these challenging economic times,” general manager and longtime Gun Barrel City resident Michael Cook said.
“This is our way of easing that burden for our patrons,” Cook added. “We hope they will visit their new theatre often and enjoy all the blockbuster movies coming out this summer.”
The theatre’s website can be accessed at selectcinemas.com.
The 24-hour showline number for titles and times is (903) 887-SHOW (7469).
MovieStar Cinema is located at 215 Heritage Parkway, 1/4 mile west of Walmart, off Main Street, Gun Barrel City.

 

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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