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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.

  TAMU Beef Center show Cattle Camp
By Rick Hirsch
HC Extension Agent

ATHENS–The 5th annual TAMU Beef Center Show Cattle Camp consists of two camps this year with the first scheduled for May 29-30 and the second June 5 and 6, at the TAMU Beef Center in College Station.
There is no question that the 4-H and FFA members who exhibit cattle in the state of Texas represent some of the most competitive and well respected exhibitors in the nation.
It is the dedicated teachers, extension agents and parents who have helped create this program.
Paul Maulsby, staff and students of the TAMU Beef Center have created a program that will further help these exhibitors gain success with their beef cattle projects.
The information is targeted towards the first time exhibitor as well as the experienced showman.
The intention is to share the experience that the staff has gained showing champions throughout the state and the nation to impact the participants of the camp with the edge to help them find their place in the winner’s circle.
Many of the sessions will be taught by leaders in our industry that evaluate cattle throughout Texas and the United States.
Topics to be covered are general management practices of the beef cattle project, whether it pertains to breeding heifers or steers, both haired and slick.
Additionally, intensive showmanship sessions will be available and directed by some of the most talented showmanship exhibitors and judges throughout the state.
Sessions will be addressed towards such topics as – halter breaking calves, entries to the show, implant strategies (steers), estrous management for heifers, weight management for steers (weigh backs), transportation management, evaluation, fitting and grooming and management on show day.
Participants can bring their own animal or the Beef Center will have animals available for camp activities.
Arrival for Camp I is from 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 29, and sessions start at 10 a.m. Camp will end Sunday May 30, after the showmanship contest.
Camp II arrival is from 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 5,.and sessions start at 10 a.m. Camp II will end Sunday June 6, after the showmanship contest.
If participants wish to bring cattle in the Friday prior to camp starting that is an option.
Parents and leaders are welcome to attend and participate in sessions. Lodging is the responsibility of the participants.
Participants will be provided meals throughout the camp and awards will be given for the showmanship contest.
The cost to each student is $150 with each additional parent of leader fee of $75.
The experience gained by those that participate in the camp will hopefully prove to be beneficial from many aspects.
Many past camp participants have won showmanship contests and shown their way into sale positions at the major stock shows and attribute their success to lessons they learned at camp.
Complete information and scheduling can be obtained by contacting Paul Maulsby event coordinator and Beef Center manager at (979) 587-2835.
Additionally, participants can acquire information online at http://animalscience.tamu.edu/.
Important dates
5:30 p.m., registration, May 25, Result Demonstration Tour, Miars Arabian Ranch, Murchison, $10/person two CEUs.
May 29-30, Show Cattle Camp, Texas A&M University Beef Center
June 2-3, Texas A&M two-day Horsemanship School, Athens Riding Club Arena. For more information contact Hilary Grider-Henk at (903) 849-2694 or easttexasyoungriders@yahoo.com   -Registration deadline, May 28.
June 4-6, TAMU Show Cattle Camp, Texas A&M University Beef Center.

Mabank VFD mounts
55th Rodeo & Western Week
Special to The Monitor
MABANK–The Mabank Volunteer Fire Department announces its schedule of events for the 55th annual Rodeo and Western Week June 21-26.
Currently, the VFD is taking applications for Rodeo Queen nominees.
The nominee should be a young lady in grades eight through 12, who has access to a horse and western attire. Nine clubs are sponsoring one young lady each.
The candidate that gains the crown of Rodeo Queen will appear in the Western Week parade Saturday, June 26, and open the rodeo June 24-26.
The department will be accepting applications until Friday, June 11. Submit the names of your nominees for rodeo queen to the Mabank Fire Station.
Entry forms may be picked up at the fire station.
For more information, call Johnny Adams at (903) 880-3858.
Western Week activities begin with the Queen Rehearsal at the Andrew Gibbs Memorial Rodeo Arena at 7 p.m. Monday, June 21.
The much anticipated Bed Race begins at 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, at the Mabank Pavilion following the various games starting at 6 p.m.
This family event is enjoyed every year by young and old alike. Prizes, concessions music and fun are all part of the summer evenings lineup.
Wednesday, June 23, the Queens Dinner gets underway at 7 p.m. at the Mabank Fire Station and Thursday, June 24 rodeo action begins.
The first night features amateur (slack) participants with UPRA action Friday-Saturday, June 25-26.
The family entertainment features calf roping, steer wrestling, team roping, barrel racing, bull riding, calf scramble and many more.
Rodeo events begin 8 p.m. each night and admission is $5/$3 for adult/child tickets.
Those wishing to enter the rodeo pay $60 for a chance at $100 to the winner of certain events with $400 added money.
Books open 6 - 10 p.m. Monday. For more detailed information on entries, call Kim Beene at (903) 286-2381. Negative Coggins required.
Following the Saturday rodeo, a dance is set at the pavilion.
Western Week comes to a climax Saturday beginning with a Cowboy Breakfast to benefit the Tri-County Library.
This steak and egg breakfast is served in high cowboy fashion and is accompanied by music and cowboy tall tales of the range.
It’s set for 8 :30 to 10 a.m. at the Mabank Fire Station. Tickets can be purchased for $100 from at the Tri-County Library, Mabank City Hall, Tri-County Ford, First State Bank in Mabank or any library board member.
The Western Week Parade begins at the rodeo arena at 5 p.m. as a prelude to the rodeo, which begins at 8 p.m.
Those wishing to participate in the parade should call Johnny Adams at (903) 880-3858.
Make your plans now to participate in the various Western Week activities, attend the parade or be in it.

 

 

 

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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