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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.

  Private applicator license training set
By Brian Cummins
VZ County Extension Agent

CANTON–A training session for people needing to get their private applicator license has been scheduled for Friday, May 7, in Athens at the Trinity Valley Community College Ranch Management Building.
Registration will begin at 8 a.m.
This program is being co-sponsored by the Extension offices in Van Zandt and Henderson counties.
The Texas Pesticide Law requires that a person may not use a restricted-use or state-limited-use pesticides or regulated herbicides unless licensed or certified by the Texas Department of Agriculture.
If you are interested in this program, please call the Henderson County Extension Office at (903) 675-6130 by 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 3, to preregister.
A new Private Applicator Study Guide is available for $25 and a Laws and Regulations Book for $15 from either the Van Zandt or Henderson county Extension office.
It is recommended that you get one and read it prior to the training.
This is a good reference guide and can be useful in studying in order to pass the examination.
These manuals will be sold on a first come first serve basis.

 

Mabank FFA students earn $111,000 at various livestock shows
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer

MABANK–A proud group of Mabank FFA students displayed their ribbons and trophies earned throughout the school year at the school board meeting Monday.
FFA teacher Dustin Clark gave a rundown of the various shows and the awards collected at each.
Mabank Independent School District took many first place, grand Champion and Reserve awards in heifers, steers, goats and hogs.
The students traveled to shows in Houston, Tyler, Fort Worth and various counties.
Their winnings produced a total of $111,000 that can be used for college and other expenses.
In addition to the animal exhibits, the FFA shop department exhibited and placed with its entries.
Mabank FFA.jpg (42540 bytes)A 1959 John Deere diesel tractor, restored by the students, was on display in front of the administration building.

Monitor Photo/Barbara Gartman
Mabank Independent School District FFA students (from left, front row) John Cox, Elizabeth Nance, Jeff Stockton and instructor Tom Trull; (back row) Bobby Terry and Zach McDonald show off the John Deere tractor the shop department restored.

On behalf of the FFA students, senior Valarie Manning presented superintendent Dr. Russell Marshall with a framed photo of the winning grand and reserve champion cattle at the Houston Livestock Show.
In other business, trustees:
• honored retiring board president Gary Sapp for his years of service.
Sapp chose not to run again for his seat on the school board, making this his last meeting.
“I have never worked with a finer man,” Marshall said, adding that Sapp was always available for the school staff as well as the students.
• heard a presentation by Jill Beall on special devices needed to enhance learning for special education students.
• approved year two of a five-year contract with Chartwell’s Food Service.
• heard the management change for the food service operations. New director of food service operations is Liz Lovell.
• approved out-of-state trips for the high school Beta Club and for the Panther Edition Choir. Beta is traveling to Kentucky and Panther Edition is going to Kansas.
• approved applications for several grants: including District Awards for Teacher Excellence.
• approved the second reading for Mabank TASB Local Policy - Update 87.
• approved hiring Dr. John Walsh as a consultant for the tax ratification election.
“He will help get everything on the time line set by the state,” assistant business manager Scott Adams said.
• approved all contractual employees as presented.

 

‘Murder at Myrtle Springs Speak EZ’
Special to The Monitor
WILLS POINT–The Talent Box Traveling Troupe, in conjunction with The Straw Hat Theatre, will present “Murder At The Myrtle Springs Speak EZ” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 15.
The play will be directed by Jane Gamon of Myrtle Springs. Diane Hamilton of Wills Point will assist her.
The cast chosen to entertain you includes Ge-ge Pruitt of Wills Point as Daisy Darling, James Phillips of Edgewood as Willy Joe Cobb, Jerry Sawka of Wills Point as Harry Huckster, Bonnie Reichel of Terrell as Trixie LaTour and Kevin Gibbs of Myrtle Springs as Cal Capone.
Also, Cliff Reichel of Terrell as Rightie Rague, Nancy Dansby of Terrell as Hope Sober and Carl Campbell of Terrell as Mugsy. Virginia Reid-Yost of Terrell is stage manager.
The play takes place in the 1920s, with Prohibition in full swing.
The play will be at the Straw Hat Theatre, Van Zandt County Road 3447 in Myrtle Springs, just off State Highway 64.
The admission is $18 per person, prepaid. The cost includes dinner and the play.
To make reservation, call (903) 873-3263. Mail checks payable to Myrtle Springs Alumni, 230 West High, Wills Point, TX 75169.

 

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.

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