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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 every Tuesday 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 Oran White 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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‘Click It or Ticket’ starts May 23 - June 5
Special to The Monitor
KAUFMAN–The Kaufman County Sheriffs Office will join local and national law enforcement officers and highway safety advocates all across the country for the 2011 national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization, May 23–June 5.
During the mobilization, officers will be cracking down on motorists who fail to wear their seat belts — both day and night.
Because nighttime passenger vehicle occupants are among those least likely to buckle up and most likely to die in crashes when unrestrained, nighttime enforcement has become a priority of the Click It or Ticket mobilization.
Of those who died in nighttime crashes in Texas in 2009, 56 percent were not wearing seat belts at the time of their fatal crashes.
In 2009 (nationwide), 11,593 passenger vehicle occupants died in motor vehicle crashes between the hours of 6 p.m. and 5:59 a.m., according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
In Texas, 603 died unbelted at night, and 344 died unbelted during the day.
“Many more nighttime traffic deaths can be prevented if more motorists simply start wearing their seat belts,” Sheriff David A. Byrnes said.
“We will be out in force to remind drivers and occupants to always wear their seat belts — both day and night,” he added.
High-visibility enforcement such as the Click It or Ticket mobilization is credited with increasing the national belt usage rate from 58 percent in 1994 to an observed usage rate of 85 percent in 2010.
Belt use saves thousands of lives each year across America.
In 2009 alone, seat belts saved 12,713 lives nationwide.
“If law enforcement finds you on the road unbuckled anytime or anywhere, you can expect to get a ticket — not a warning. No excuses and no exceptions,” Byrnes stated.
Buckle up and encourage your loved ones to do the same.
You’ll save the cost of a ticket and may even save a life.

Kemp trustees cook up a mean burger

Monitor Photo/Barbara Gartman
Kemp Independent School District trustees keep the burgers coming for the annual employee cookout, May 4. Employees were treated to hamburgers and all the trimmings, chips, dips, desserts and cold drinks. Pictured are trustees (from left) John Taylor, Chip Chambers, board president Keith Foisey and looking on is trustee Don Jedlicka.

 

UPC symbols can help mom & son
Special to The Monitor
KEMP–Before you throw away that empty box of Kellogg’s cereal, please tear out the UPC symbol.
For every 10 of these, Kellogg’s will provide a gas card for $10 worth of gas. Assistance with gas money would help the mother of a very sick 6-year-old boy.
Gun Barrel City resident Mary Lou Gosson, a retired LVN, avid “refunder” and prayer warrior, has been praying for young Kemp resident Andrew Smith ever since she heard about him and his mother, Linda.
When she learned about the rebate offer, she knew this would be a way she could give a worried mom a little assistance.
“I’ve volunteered and worked with a lot of people over the years, so I had to meet her,” 78-year-old Gosson said. “She’s the kind of person who wouldn’t have asked for help and always seems surprised by any help others bring or offer her,” Gosson added.
Young Andrew has been in and out of Children’s Hospital in Dallas since the day he was born in Athens with certain birth defects. He’s had 61 surgeries to date, Gosson related.
“He can’t keep going on the way he is,” she said.
“I told my Sunday School, I’m just asking for something you would have thrown away,” she added.
Once you’ve clipped these out, they can be dropped off at the Gun Barrel City Economic Development Corporation office, 1831 W. Main or with Tanya Mathews in GBC city hall, the Kemp Housing Authority office, 400 North Dallas Plaza during regular business hours, or at Harbor Baptist Church, 12059 State Highway 198 in Payne Springs, on Sunday mornings.

Come Adopt Us At
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake

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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