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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.

  Babit tells Chamber members La Quinta grand opening May 28
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer

GUN BARREL CITY–Members and guests of the Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce applauded and took part in the enthusiasm exhibited by speaker Joe Babit.
“We plan to have the grand opening and ribbon cutting for La Quinta Inn at 1:15 p.m. Friday, May 28, he said. ChamberBabit.jpg (33254 bytes)
Babit, general manager of the Comfort Suites in Mabank, was the keynote speaker at the monthly luncheon Thursday, during which time he presented the statistics of both hotels.
“We are excited to be here. In the three months since we opened, we are now up to 70 percent occupancy,” he said.
Reservations have picked up for Comfort Suites on a daily basis resulting in a “full up” status for the July 4 weekend.
“We are booked with seven over, counting on La Quinta being open before then,” he explained.
Not only are lake area festivities filling the bookings, recently those involved in helping to clean up after recent storms are staying at Comfort Suites.
“We have the tree trimming crews staying with us,” he said, adding that 42 trucks are parked in adjacent parking near the hotel.
Also events in the Athens and Canton area such as conventions and First Monday are attracting tourists and vacationers.
“Between the two hotels, we will have 135 rooms that we can use when needed for their overflow,” he added.
Babit introduced Jason Burk as the manager-in-training for La Quinta.
He also said the project would not have been possible without the aid of Dennis Baade, Gun Barrel City Economic Development treasurer.
In other business, the audience:
• heard Ruth Shelton of Eustace was named Business of the Month.
Shelton was commended for her help at the Eustace City Garage Sale, held in the Square and other volunteer work.
The audience applauded Shelton and wished her a happy birthday as she turned 85 Friday.
• heard an update from Ashley McKee, wife of Henderson County District Attorney Scott McKee, who is currently serving in Iraq.
She said she and the children get to communicate with him daily via Internet. He is stationed in a combat zone, is well and will be returning in December.
• heard Henderson County home schooled 4-H members Olivia Wise and Nathan Sullivan (club president) explain a need to raise $1,400 for travel expenses for them and fellow 4-H members.
The club won first place in the cooking category and are eligible to compete at state level at A&M Commerce.
Donations can be dropped off at the Chamber of Commerce.
• heard the grand opening of Floors 4 u is set for 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 28.
• heard announcement by Scott Confer that the Cedar Creek Lake Festival of the Arts is set for Saturday, May 29, on Market Street, downtown Mabank.
• heard the Krawfish boil and car show was a success.
More than 4,000 visitors attended, to view the 130 cars on display.
• were told to mark their calendars as the July 15, Chamber luncheon will take place at the Cedar Creek Country Club.

MHS seniors receive scholarships at ceremony
Monitor Staff Reports
MABANK–More than $945,000 in scholarships were handed out May 10 evening during the annual Mabank High School senior recognition and awards ceremony at the high school auditorium.
A near-capacity crowd of family members were on hand to watch the seniors recognized, and a number of them received special recognition for success in annual UIL competition. More than 20 were noted as being distinguished graduates, having met three specific criteria involving academic achievement and community service. MHSawardsGroup.jpg (173213 bytes)
High school principal Brad Koskelin noted the theme for the evening’s ceremony was “Knight of Honor” before recognizing this year’s valedictorian and salutatorian.
Destiny Pottorf is the Class of 2010 valedictorian, having maintained an A average in pre-AP (advanced placement) and AP classes throughout her high school career.
Playing the clarinet in the MHS band, Pottorf was selected to the All-Region Band as a sophomore, and has served as a drill instructor for the marching band for two years.
An active member in the student council and National Honor Society, Pottorf was a member of the Social Studies Team, which won district and advanced to regional UIL competition this year.
Pottorf plans to attend Stephen F. Austin University and major in math with a minor in secondary education.
Madeline Wingard is the class salutatorian, having maintained outstanding grades despite being involved in numerous clubs and activities, such as the National Honor Society, student council, band color guard and the school newspaper.
Wingard won the Social Studies district competition and took third in UIL Literary Criticism, advancing to regional competition in both events.
Wingard plans to attend Texas State University in San Marcos to pursue a degree in zoological sciences and obtain a teaching certificate in biology.
Each senior present was recognized individually, with assistant principals Brent Fisher and Jes Satterwhite handing out certificates.
Scholarship awards followed, with more than 30 different presenters handing out more than 75 scholarships.
Scholarships presented included:
• American Legion Auxiliary ($500) – Bailey Blomburg.
• Athens Odd Fellow & Rebeckah lodges ($1,000) – Maria Gallegos.
• Panther Yearbook ($150) – Jamie Watson.
• Student Council ($150) – Chloe Osborne.
• Broadcasting ($100) – Jordan Keane.
• Panther Scream (newspaper-$100) – Carrie Gardner and Brittany Sanders.
• ATPE ($350) – Laurel Boren, Candace Clayburn, Nolan Duncan and James Walker.
• Avanti Society ($300) – Rustin Pool.
• Parrot Head Club ($1,000) – James Michael Blackburn.
• Central Elementary TAP ($350) – Dillon Bramblitt and Brittany Sanders.
• FCCLA ($200) – Gabrielle Bowen.
• Built Ford Tough FFA ($1,000) – Valerie Manning.
• Henderson County A&M Club ($1,000) – Taylor Rademacher.
• Lions Club ($500) – Nathen Carr.
• Mabank Chamber of Commerce ($250) – James Burkhalter.
• Mabank Junior High ($250) – Ashley Hammack and Valerie Manning.
• Mabank Youth Basketball Association ($500) – Griffin Marshall, Jeanice Mojica and Jacob Woodard.
• SRC Investments ($500) – Maria Gallegos.
• Mabank FFA Alumni ($1,000) – Zach McDonald, Valerie Manning, Griffin Marshall, Jeffrey Stockton, Bobby Terry and Hailey Tucker; ($500) Aaron Andrew Cosper, Hunter Stout and Kevin Teague.
• Mabank Garden Club ($250) – James Burkhalter.
• Mary Helen Myrick/First State Bank ($500) – Maria Gallegos.
• Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake ($500) – Bailey Blomburg, Laurel Boren, Dillon Bramblitt, James Burkhalter, Candace Clayburn, Courtney King, Valerie Manning, Melissa Mannon, Rustin Pool, Destiny Pottorf, Taylor Rademacher, Brittany Sanders, Robby Singh and Madeline Wingard.
• Solar Turbines ($500) – Jordyn Fannin, Hailey Tucker, Jacob Walker and Madeline Wingard.
• Sons of the American Legion ($500) – Chloe Osborne and Lauren Norwood.
• Southside Elementary (first ever, $350) – Kayleigh Johnson and Jacob May.
• Tri-County Soccer Association ($1,000) – Michael Blackburn.
• Trinity Valley Electric Cooperative ($400) – Chelsea Alldredge, Nolan Duncan, Jordyn Fannin, Valerie Manning and Jamie Watson.
• Trinity Valley Community College ($1,000) – Laurel Boren, Dillon Bramblitt, James Burkhalter, Juan Chavez, Carrie Gardner, Kevin Hamilton, Courtney King, Brandie Lander, Kyle Lindamood, Valerie Manning, Melissa Mannon, Chloe Osborne, Rustin Pool, Destiny Pottorf, Taylor Rademacher, Brittany Sanders, Hayley Spurgeon, Matthew Starek, Jamie Watson, Madeline Wingard, Regan Winn and Brooke Whitkop.
• UT at Tyler ($4,000) – Jacob Hamilton.
• Wade Holt Scholarship ($500) – Jordyn Fannin and Jacob May.
• Mabank Athletic Booster Club ($500) – Dillon Bramblitt, James Burkhalter, Nolan Duncan, Corey Janicke, Matthew Lowe, Lauren Norwood and Jacob Walker.
• U.S. Air Force ($80,000) – Austin Napier.
• U.S. Army ($80,000) – Jack Allison and Terry Jenkins.
• U.S. Marine Corps ($80,000) – Brittany Burns, Tyler Felts and Steven Morin.
• U.S. Navy ($80,000) – Lauren Cockerham, Dalana Doescher, Nathan Gray, Taylor Marsh and Victoria Richards.
• Mabank Ex-Student Association ($500) – Dillon Bramblitt, Candace Clayburn, Valerie Manning and Chloe Osborne.
• Balfour Ring of Honor ($500) – Rustin Pool.

 

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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