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May 29
, 2011






Lake Info

Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet
above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 318.85
Water Temperature:
75 degrees - top
75 degrees - bottom

Sports in Brief

MHS soccer camp
The inaugural Lady Panther Soccer Camp will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, May 31-June 1. Camp fee is $50 if paid before Friday, May 27, and $60 after that date. Checks should be made payable to coach Jeffrey Downs.
For more information, contact (903) 431-7205.

MHS baseball camp
The annual Mabank baseball camp is set for Tuesday through Thursday, May 31-June 2. Fee is $50, if paid before the last day of school, and $60 on opening day. Siblings attending get a $5 discount.
Campers must provide their own gloves, bat, cleats and hat.
MHS baseball coach Jeff Johnson will be leading the camp. For more information, contact Johnson at (214) 554-0547, or e-mail at

Pinnacle junior golf academy
The Pinnacle Golf Club is offering a junior golf academy from 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesday-Thursday, June 7-9, for $100.
To sign up, or for more information, call (903) 451-9797.

Upcoming Events

Purtis Creek State Park

May 28
Junior Angler classes
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Sports Highlights

Lady ’Dogs picked
Monitor Staff Reports
EUSTACE–Following the most successful season in the history of the Eustace High School softball program, three Eustace Lady Bulldogs were named to the all-district first team by 13-2A coaches.
Junior Josie Collie was named the district’s Utility Player of the Year, after a season playing a number of different roles for the Lady Bulldogs.
Collie was a first-team outfield selection as a sophomore.
District coaches picked two EHS sophomores, Chelsea Oldham and Kacie Richards, to the first team – Oldham as an infielder and Richards as an outfielder.
Lady Bulldog senior Harmony Allen was named to the second team in the outfield, while another sophomore, Bethany Strickland, was picked as an infielder.
First baseman Shelby Stegent and second baseman Megan Renteria were both given honorable mention by district coaches.

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TFFC, Purtis Creek State Park hosts free kid fishing day June 4
Monitor Staff Reports
ATHENS–The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) in Athens will kick off National Fishing and Boating Week by making a family fishing trip affordable, with free admission for kids 12 and under, plus free fishing for the whole family and free hot dogs and drinks from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 4.
A tournament for the largest catfish caught from the TFFC casting pond will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The tournament is open to children age 12 and under, but the winner must be present at 2 p.m. to collect the prize.
In addition to fishing, visitors can walk the wetlands trail, see a diver hand-feed fish, learn about the history of fishing in the freshwater fishing museum, shop for a Father’s Day gift in the Flat Creek Bait ’n Goods Gift Shop and watch the 3:30 p.m. alligator feeding.
National Fishing day at TFFC is sponsored by Athens Walmart SuperCenter, Ernie Yarborough and Friends of the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center. Yarborough and Walmart employees will be serving free hot dogs and soft drinks.
Purtis Creek State Park, located on Farm-to-Market 316, three miles north of Eustace, also will mark National Fishing Day with its traditional Kid Fish event, opening around 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the fishing pier next to the picnic area.
National Fishing and Boating Week comes at the start of the summer vacation season and is designed to encourage families to spend time together on and around water. No fishing license is required anywhere in the state on the first Saturday in June, which is designated Free Sportfishing Day.
The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center is an aquatic nature center and hatchery complex operated by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. It is located four miles east of Athens on Farm-to-Market 2495. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Usual admission is $5.50 for adults, $4.50 for seniors and $3.50 for children 4-12.
For general information, go to or call (903) 676-2277.

Just a bit outside

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Longhorns baserunner Braden Frazier (left) reaches first base safely
when the cutoff throw to Growlers first baseman Mitchell Boyd (92) is
wide left during their Mabank Baseball Softball Association 8-9 year
old (machine pitch) baseball contest at Mabank's George Watts Park Monday.



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