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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.

  Food handlers course set May 27
Special to The Monitor

KAUFMAN–A food handlers course – “Food Safety: It’s In Your Hands” – accredited by the Texas Department of State Health Services is being offered by Texas AgriLife Extension Service of Kaufman County.
The class is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 27, at the Kaufman County Library, 3790 S. Houston St., Kaufman.
This two-hour course is highly recommended for all food service employees to help promote the service of safe food.
The course is a basic overview of food safety practices necessary to ensure that safe food is served at your establishment.
Practices discussed include good personal hygiene, cross-contamination and time and temperature abuse.
To register for the course, call the Extension office at (972) 932-9069. Registration can also be done in person the day of the course.
The cost is $15 per person and must be paid in full before the course begins. Class size is limited to 40 participants.
Individuals with disabilities who require auxiliary aide service or accommodation in order to participate in the event are encouraged to contact our office within five working days prior to the program.
The class is taught in English, but Spanish handouts are available, if requested in advance.

 

Pioneer Johan Reierson 200th birthday celebrated
Special to The Monitor

MABANK–The Norwegian Society of Texas celebrated the 200th birthday of Johan Reinert Reierson Saturday, April 17, at Four Mile Lutheran Church in Mabank.
Betty Gunderson Trednick, Four Mile Lutheran church historian, welcomed the group to the celebration.
Welcoming remarks were made by Wayne Rohne, celebration chair, of Arlington.
He introduced the Rev. Maynard Moen, retired Lutheran pastor of Clifton, who gave the invocation.
Pastor Moen and the late Carl Sorenson, of Dallas, initiated discussions in 1974 about the formation of a Norwegian organization in Texas, leading to incorporation of The Norwegian Society of Texas in March, 1975.
The “Star Spangled Banner,” and “Ja,ve elsker dette landet,” the Norwegian national anthem, were sung, with accompaniment by Kathryn Manning.
Special recognition was given to Jack and Judy Weir, their daughter, Dana, her husband, Keith Crandall, as descendants of Carl Reierson, a brother of Johan Reierson.
Also recognized were Mary Ringness Graston and Joyce and Jerry David, descendants of Jens Ringness and Yern Grimland, early residents of the Four Mile community who moved to Bosque County, Doris Moore, Ruth Moore Conn, and Ellen Moore Yonley, descendants of the Albertson and Halvorson families.
Special guests were the honorable Howard Tygrett, District Judge of the 86th District Court of Kaufman County, and Mrs. Tygrett.
The 86th District Court is where N. T. Dickerson was tried and convicted February 13, 1875, of the murder of Wilhelm Waerenskjold, on November 17,1866, Elise Waerenskjold’s husband.
Benja Mize and Elvis Allen of the Van Zandt County Historical Commission were also special guests.
Rohne introduced the honorable Derwood Johnson, retired district judge of Waco, and professor Charles Russell, of Houston, who each gave interesting and informative talks on Reierson’s life and travels and influence on Norwegian immigration to America and in particular, to Texas.
Russell, who has written two books on Elise Waerenskjold, with a third book to be published in June, spoke on the relationship between Johan Reierson and Elise, as coworkers and contemporaries in Norway and neighbors in the Four Mile community.
After the speeches, the assembly walked to the grave of Johan Reierson in the adjacent cemetery.
A wreath was placed on his grave, with appropriate and fitting words of dedication by Moen. He is honored as the pathfinder of Norwegian immigration to Texas.
The group then returned to the parish hall and enjoyed a picnic lunch and a birthday cake in honor of this prominent pioneer.
Sincere thanks to Four Mile Lutheran Church Pastor Jan Castleberry, Betty Trednick and all others for their generous hospitality in making this an enjoyable and memorable day.

 

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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