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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 7 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 Management District #4 meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Oran White Civic Center 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 7 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.
 

Hats off to cops
By L. Schroeder
Special to The Monitor

MABANK–After watching my favorite real-life Cops show cover the last 20-plus years, I was reminded of what our boys-in-blue have to contend with while on the job.
I find it hard to believe there are so many folks, who are out of their tree and need help to live a peaceful life.
Like the drunk old man in one clip, who the officers chased down because he was half-naked running down the street after his dog at 2 a.m. – he thought the dog was his girlfriend. That was a real mess.
I am no different than most people who feel uneasy when an officer is around, largely because we are all law breakers at heart.
We feel guilty for running a stop sign or speeding.
Yet, if we got to know the local officers, we would find they are very friendly.
Like one officer I met after sneaking into a drive-in movie.
My friend lived very close to a drive-in, so one night we decided to sneak out of the house and go see a movie for free.
As we crawled under the fence of the drive-in, I thought we were seen by the ticket lady.
Since she said nothing, we felt pretty safe and took a seat in the chairs outside the concession stand and begin to watch the movie.
Suddenly, an officer drives up and orders us to get in his car. We thought about running, but being raised to obey and respect authority, we got in without any trouble.
After a few questions like our age (13) and names, we began to explain to him how we got bored and wanted to see the movie. We didn’t want to wake my friend’s dad, so we slipped through a window and walked to the drive-in.
As we sat in the back of the police car, I could see in my minds eye being handcuffed, drug off to jail and put in a cold cell, waiting for parents to come.
I knew I was going to need a good lawyer say, a Perry Mason type, to come to my rescue.
As we explained to the officer how much trouble we would be in with my friend’s dad (a former army drill sergeant), I noticed a small smile creep across his face.
Then, this nice officer did a wonderful thing. He drove us to my friend’s house and after a short lecture, told us to be good, let us go and never told our folks.
We were in shock, but it was clear this officer didn’t want to see us get beat any more than we did.
I admit we were wrong, but to be treated so nice had a very profound effect on me, because I learned policemen are not people to fear, but can be very understanding.
As a person watches these real-life cop shows on TV, you can tell not everyone is as cooperative as we were.
Some folks are downright mean.
That is why my hat goes off to those in law enforcement. They actually have one of the toughest jobs in the world.
This is why I feel we should be grateful to these men and women for having the desire to serve and protect the law-abiding sane from the insane.
So, maybe the next time we see one of these brave officers, even if we are in trouble, why not give them a slap on the back and say “Thanks for doing your duty.”
I think they deserve as much or more.
 

Pain relief for residents with K-laser in Mabank
Special to The Monitor
MABANK–Cedar Creek Lake area residents now have a new avenue for their treatment of acute and chronic pain.
Local chiropractor Rick Harris, D.C. has been utilizing K-laser in his office and has been achieving phenomenal results.
“The K-laser is getting amazing results with both acute and chronic pain. K-laser can work on a myriad of conditions, from joint replacements to strains and sprains with exceptional results.
“I’ve been using the K-laser for more than a year, and I think that patients who have undergone K-laser therapy describe it best,” Harris said.
“In January, 2009, I went to see Dr. Rick for a problem with my back. While he was giving me a treatment, I mentioned I have a problem with my knees. He then told me he could treat my knees with laser. He did say however, if I needed to have knee surgery the treatment would not help.
“I agreed to do so and after only one treatment the pain had decreased. He continued the laser treatments for a full five days. The knee pain has improved so much.
“I plan to continue next week with the other knee.
“Welcome Dr. Rick to Mabank and the lake area. My husband Ken and I feel we have a new friend as well as doctor,” Marcie Oliver said.
K-laser works by increasing the energy levels in the cells in the tissues being treated.
This allows these tissues to function at a more optimum level and heal quicker.
By doing this, pain levels and inflammation are usually decreased and the damaged tissue junctions in a more normal manner.
According to Dr. Harris, the main advantage of the K-laser treatment is its power.
“With the K-laser, we can get results in six-10 visits when often times lower powered lasers need as much as 15 treatments or more just to start seeing progress,” Harris said.
According to Dr. Harris, his biggest clientele for the K-laser is people who have undergone knee or shoulder surgery either recently or several months ago.
After that he feels his next biggest clientele is sports injuries.
He states that he treats a lot of athletes for injuries as they want to return to their activity as quickly as possible.
“Most types of soft tissue pain issues get significant relief with K-laser in just a few short visits. These visits usually last less than 10 minutes for one area and the treatment itself is actually quite relaxing.
“Ofentimes patients will feel the effects after the initial treatment,” Harris said.
Harris is the owner of Mabank Chiropractic, PA located between Groom’s Ace Hardware and Brookshire’s grocery.
Office hours are 8 a.m -noon and 2-5 p.m., Monday -Friday.
He is in the same office as local chiropractor Dr. Jeff Gaddis and is a 1996 honors graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic, in active practice since 1996.
For more information or to make an appointment for this new and effective form of pain relief, call the office at (903) 887-6882.
 

Pets in Kaufman area go on-line
Special to The Monitor
KAUFMAN–Darbys Pals Rescue Inc., Kaufman, has joined other animal welfare organizations listing their homeless pets on Petfinder.com, the oldest and largest database of adoptable animals on the Internet.
The site currently has more than 275,000 homeless pets listed, and it is updated continuously.
More than 12,500 animal welfare organizations in the U.S., Canada and other countries post their pets on the site.
Darbys Pals Rescue Inc. may be viewed at http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/TX1303.html.
A potential adopter enters search criteria for the kind of pet he or she wants, and a list is returned that ranks the pets in proximity to the Zip code entered.
Adoptions are handled by the animal placement group where the pet is housed, and each group has its own policies.
Betsy and Jared Saul founded Petfinder.com to end the euthanasia of adoptable pets.
Since its inception, the site has facilitated approximately 20 million adoptions, making it the most life-saving initiative in animal welfare.
Sponsors include The Animal Rescue Site, BISSELL Homecare, Inc., a manufacturer of home cleaning and floor care products, PETCO, a national pet supply retailer that sponsors in-store adoptions and provides coupon books for new adopters, and Merial, maker of the number one veterinary-recommended flea and tick preventative FRONTLINE®, and heartworm preventative HEARTGARD®.

 

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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