People, Places & Events



CCL Women’s Club elects 2009 officers
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer

KEMP–The Cedar Creek Lake Women’s Club elected officers for the coming year at the April 22 meeting.
The new slate will serve from September through May, 2009.
Officers elected are Barbara Caudell as president, Aulsine DeLoach first vice president, Glenda King second vice president, Noma Parkhouse secretary and Karen McDowell treasurer.
The five will be installed at the May 27 meeting, which will also feature Dave Tanner presenting a musical “Tribute to the Greatest Generation.”
In other business, the members were treated to “Tiara Style Show ’08.”
The show featured a line of spring fashions from the Gilbert & Jones Ladies Store in Gun Barrel City.
Hostess for the evening was Gayle Robinson.
Models were club members Kathy Cryer, Aulsine DeLoach, Linda Gallatin, Teddie Harpole, Angie Johnson, Jo-Ann Kaikkonen, Mildred McDonald, Karen McDowell, Zelma Montgomery, Carroll Morriss, Kay Nelson, Ruth Pimm, Celia Smith, Kitty Whitted, Marge Williamson and Vanetta Miller.
Wardrobe was handled by Joan Hinton, Beth Brown and Miller.

Band Aid Fun Run a huge success
Special to The Monitor
MABANK–The first Band Aid Fun Run (5K run and 1 mile walk) benefiting the MHS Panther Band took place Saturday, April 26, at the George Watts Park in Mabank.
This event, sponsored by Solar Turbines, with assistance from ETMC Olympic Center, was well-attended, with participants eager to see this become an annual event.
Eleven runners and 28 walkers participated in the event. The oldest participant was 75 years of age and took part in the 5K. The youngest registered participant was 4 years old, and he completed the one-mile walk.
The youngest runner, an 8 year-old, ran the entire 5K in about 31 minutes, with the first adult runner crossing the finish line with a time of 22:08.
All participants had a great time and had positive things to say about the event.
“There was a little confusion with the signage for lap 1 and lap 2 of the 5K, as we had to repeat some of the park trail to come up with an actual 5K,” event coordinator Teresa Moore said.
“We will improve the signs for this particular part of the trail and provide maps prior to the event next year, for all participants,” she added.
The signage snafu slowed nobody down, as all participants completed the 5K run within 35 minutes.
Following the event, participants were offered blueberry muffins and orange juice, compliments of Brookshire’s Grocery of Mabank.
All participants received overstuffed goody bags, and those registering before the event day received T-shirts designed by the Mabank Band Boosters.
“We received many compliments on the T-shirts, with most participants surprised to learn that the Boosters created these ourselves,” president Evelyn Stamey said.
The Band Boosters have the ability to create custom heat-pressed T-shirts, no quantity too large or too small; a service that is another fund-raising tool funds for the band program.
“We encourage anybody who has a need for custom T-shirts to give us the opportunity to see what we can create for them,” Stamey said.
For more info on Band Booster activities, next year’s Fun Run plans or T-shirt designs, contact Band Boosters at

Courtesy Photo
Participants get in line to begin the Band Aid Fun Run to benefit Mabank
High School Band Boosters.

Enchanted Oaks to host art show
Special to The Monitor
ENCHANTED OAKS–Save miles and gas money. Be entertained locally.
The town of Enchanted Oaks is presenting a Festival of the Arts from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 17.
Last year’s inaugural event was well-received in spite of bone-chilling temperatures and gusting wind on the coldest day of April, 2007.
With a later date this year, families should be able to discover new and established artistic talents from around the Cedar Creek Lake area while strolling beneath oak tree canopies under a perfect Texas spring sky.
Featured artists include potters, painters, woodworkers, and photographers.
Also offered, will be custom handmade jewelry, quilts, aprons, baby blankets/bags/clothing, photo albums, clay gourds, mosaics, and food booths.
Admission is free.
Accompanying the sale is an art exhibit in the Town Hall building.
The event will be held on the Town Hall grounds at 111 Deerwood Drive.
The turnoff to Enchanted Oaks is located 1.4 miles south of the State Highway 198 Gun Barrel City/Payne Springs bridge immediately past Pego Storage.
For further information, call (903) 451-4016.


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


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