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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.
  Students taught more than 3 R’s
Special to The Monitor
ATHENS–Students throughout Henderson County may soon be receiving valuable 911 awareness training through a partnership of the Henderson County 911 Communications District and the Henderson County Performing Arts Center.
911 district director Don Houston reported the Performing Arts Center has begun contacting schools throughout the county in hopes of bringing presentations to all kindergarten through fourth grade students.
The presentations are specifically designed to help students understand when it is appropriate to make a 911 call, how to place the call, who answers the call and what the call will accomplish.
Houston said it is important for students to know when they should make a 911 call and when they should not.
Students are taught that professional tele-communicators or dispatchers who answer the calls are specially trained to assist them in getting emergency responders to the caller’s location as quickly as possible.
Some presentations are being made before this school year is completed and presentations to the remainder of the schools in the county will be completed after the summer break.
Letters have been mailed to each district and school administrators encouraging them to call the Henderson County Performing Arts Center to schedule presentations on their campus.
The Henderson County Volunteer Fire Department Association also conducts 911 presentations to area schools.
Their presentations are scheduled during October in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Month.
Sue Oates and Paige Page from the Performing Arts Center developed the 25- minute sketch, along with a 911 pamphlet and coloring book for each student.
Houston said the Henderson County Performing Arts Center will be making follow-up contacts with county-wide schools in August to schedule presentations.
If school administrators have any questions concerning the 911 presentation or would like to get their school scheduled early, the Center can be reached at (903) 675-3908.
 

Cedarview House offers home, not just bed, Kiwanis hear
Monitor Staff Reports
GUN BARREL CITY–There’s a world of difference between an assisted living center and a nursing home, Cedar Creek Lake Kiwanis members heard Wednesday.
“You walk through, and there are no cubicles,” Cedarview House residence sales manager Caren Anthony told club members at their weekly luncheon. “We have apartments.”
Cedarview House, located on State Highway 334 (Main Street) east of State Highway 198, has studio (similar to an efficiency apartment) and one-bedroom apartments.
All have kitchenettes with microwave ovens (no stoves), and walk-in showers, Anthony said.
“You don’t have to step into a tub,” she pointed out. “For many older people, stepping into a tub is a hardship.”

Monitor Photos/Kerry Yancey
Cedarview House wellness director Russell Caldwell (left) and residence sales manager Caren Anthony speak to Cedar Creek Lake Kiwanis members at Wednesday’s weekly luncheon.

Anthony and wellness director Russell Caldwell said Cedarview House offers its residents a home – not just a hospital bed – with companionship, three excellent meals each day, and for those who are able, freedom to come and go as they please.
“We’ll be going out to Purtis Creek (state park) June 9,” Caldwell said.
“We offer personalized care,” Caldwell added. “You (Kiwanis members) are in business to help kids; we’re in business to help seniors.”
While the Cedarview House staff aren’t licensed to do everything (such as intravenous feeding), “there’s not a lot we can’t do there,” Caldwell, a registered nurse, pointed out.
One resident came to Cedarview House when it opened 14 years ago. “She says she got here before the carpet,” Caldwell said.
That resident has Alzheimer’s Disease, and has progressed through each typical stage, he added.
“We live with them,” Caldwell said. “They’re part of our family.”
“My mother lives there,” Anthony said. “It’s like walking in with your grandparents every day.”
For most residents, the main attraction is the food, Caldwell said, adding he puts on a hairnet and serves food every day.
“I would invite you to come and have your meeting with us one day,” he said. “You’ll see how we eat.”
Each resident can customize their apartment, bringing their own furniture, painting the walls and decorating as they wish, Anthony said.
“We have 40 apartments, and every apartment is different,” she said.
Every resident gets housekeeping service and laundry service, and there’s a beauty shop on-site
While many residents have medical issues that make it necessary for them to have aid near at hand, some have found assisted living enables them to enjoy a more active life-style.
“We have a man who’s 75, and he lost his wife,” Anthony said. “He could live alone, but he wants to be around people. He can go wherever he wants, he can drive anywhere, and he has fun.”
The oldest resident is 98, and Anthony said they have a recent photograph of her returning a volleyball serve during a game.
Cedarview House has a close relationship with Mabank schools, and high school students in the band and basketball team both visited the facility this past school year.
Residents returned the visit, attending a Mabank High School varsity boys district basketball contest. Even though they stayed out pretty late, all of the residents were thrilled to watch the game, Anthony said.
Residents are allowed to keep small pets, if they are friendly, she added.
Cedarview House is one of 220 Houses in 20 states (41 in Texas), operated by the Assisted Living Concepts corporation.
Kiwanis members agreed to set up a meeting at the Cedarview House soon.
In club news, members:
• agreed to establish a “legacy” scholarship for students who would ordinarily be considered for a scholarship because of their personal contacts or service with the club.
That way, students who apply for the regular scholarships awarded by the club will not directly compete with a student who may be the son or daughter of a club member and very involved with club activities.
• discussed the May 22 death of former member and president Dub McCarty, who attended a club meeting just three weeks earlier.
• were reminded club members were expected to attend and participate in the Texas-Oklahoma District convention in Rockwall this summer.
 

Tri-County Library begins summer fun
Special to The Monitor
MABANK–Thursday, June 4, starts the fun at Tri-County Library’s Summer Reading Program.
“Trains Galore,” where the trains will be set up and operated by Mr. Russ Rau and stories will be illustrated by Ms. Linda Rau, promises to be exciting fun!
Next Thursday, June 11, there will be “Cool School,” with Ms. Maria, deep from the heart of Texas.
Ms Maria will rock your kids with music and more as she teaches memorably fun lessons.
Let your kids ride to Texas with Ms. Maria! Yee Haw! Music, dancing and fun!
Every child will whoopee “ti yi yo,” as she entertains with music, puppets and more.
Don’t forget there is game time on Mondays.
Wednesdays are with Ms. Crowden and Friends with the Approved Reading List.
They will have some really fun prizes.
Ms. Linda Rau’s Story Time for the little ones, age 3 through first grade, are Fridays.
All activities begin at 10 a.m. at 132 E. Market St., Mabank, (903) 887-9622.
“Whisper,” the Tri-County Library cat, says that she loves the boys and girls and will be present for all the activities, but may have to hide if it gets too noisey.
You have heard the saying, “as nervous as a cat.” That is true of “Whisper,” unless you approach her quietly and gently.
 

 

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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