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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.
  Mabank Rodeo & Western Week set
By Katherine Veno
Monitor Correspondent

MABANK- The 54th annual Mabank Rodeo and Western Week, brought to the community by the Mabank Fire Department, will kick off June 22, and run through 27.
Everyone is invited to enjoy the fun and tradition of the rodeo and western activities beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, June 22, at the Andrew Gibbs Rodeo Arena with the rodeo queen rehearsal.
Tuesday, June 23, the whole community is expected to turn out for the annual bedrace at the Mabank Pavillion.
Five-member teams, representing businesses and organizations, will compete for the fastest time at 8 p.m.
The warm-up for the main event begins at 5 p.m. with free games for the kids and wagon races, lawnmower races and lots more fun activities for everyone
Games for children and adults include egg toss, a dunking booth, orange pass, boot toss, cake walks and more.
Wednesday, June 24, the annual Rodeo Queen’s Coronation and dinner and will be held at the Mabank Fire Station at 7 p.m.
Friday, June 26, the UPRA/CPRA rodeo kicks off at 7:30 p.m. with the grand entry. Everyone is invited to bring their horse, negative coggins required, and ride in the grand entry, and be part of the opening show.
There will be a calf scramble each night of the rodeo, and novice barrel racing. Be sure to come out and participate in these fun events. Novice barrels are for riders 12 and under and the cost is $5.
The stock contractor is Hat Brand Rodeo Company from Corsicana, and owner Lynn Bottoms, guarantees some rank bucking bulls and broncs.
Books open at 6 p.m., Monday, June 22, and close at 10 p.m. Events include bareback riding, calf roping, breakaway roping, saddle bronc, steer wrestling, team roping, ladies open barrels, novice barrels and bull riding.
For information on registering for a rodeo event, call Kim Beene at (903) 286-2381. UPRA and CPRA dress code is required.
The biggest day of Western Week begins early with a Cowboy Breakfast from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the fire station.
The price for the benefit breakfast on behalf of the Tri-County Library is just $50 this year. (In years past the steak and eggs breakfast ticket sold for $100 a plate.)
The breakfast includes all the fixings including coffee, orange juice, eggs made to order, steak, bacon or sausage, and toast.
Diners are also treated to some wonderful entertainment, reminescent of mornings on a cattle drive.
The 54th annual parade gets started at 5 p.m., Saturday, June 27, circling from the arena grounds through historic Market Street. Participants line up at 4 p.m.
Everyone is invited to participate in the fun. Floats, wagons, horses, mules or walkers are all encouraged to join the procession.
Rodeo action begins at 7:30 p.m. followed by a dance at the Pavillion.
Admission to the rodeo is $5 for adults, ages under 13 are $3, and under age 5, admission is free.
“It is cheap entertainment, and fun for the whole family,” rodeo chairman Johnny Adams said.
Since Mabank includes Van Zandt, Henderson and Kaufman counties, Adams added, “Let’s keep all three county histories alive with this annual family event.”

Pioneer Day set for June 20
By Pearl Cantrell
Monitor Staff Writer

EUSTACE–Booth spaces for the popular Eustace Pioneer Day on The Square are going fast.
The annual event is slated for Saturday, June 20.
Booth space with electricity is $20 for the day and those without only $10. Reserve your space by calling (903) 425-2751.
Every year this day-long celebration draws crowds to Eustace for games of skill, and unique crafts and gift items. day of entertainment and activities are planned for the annual event, starting with the Fourth annual Pioneer Day 5K Walk/Run at 8 a.m.
Once again, coach Gene Myers is heading up this event. A $15 entry fee comes with a T-shirt. The top three winners in each age group will be presented with an award following the race. Pick up a registration form at the city hall, or call Myers at (903) 477-1379.
Spectators thrill to see hometown high school track stars compete against arch rivals from neighboring school districts in this fun competition.
Others are inspired by the field of senior athletes this event continues to attract.
After the race, the bazaar opens for browsing through arts, crafts and food booths.
But you don’t have to wait long before the Pioneer Day parade trots down Farm-to-Market 316 from the high school to the town square.
All who plan to participate in the parade should be at the school no later than 9:30 a.m., Pioneer Day coordinator Cary Reeve said.
All day entertainment is scheduled including, demonstrations, domino and horseshoe pitching contests and bingo.
Trophies follow the 42 tournament, courtesy of the Beeson Family. For more information ,contact Robert Reeve at (903) 275-7722.
Horseshoe pitchers will be competing for cash prizes. Contact Jerry and Joel Boyd at (903) 425-0138.
A Classic Jaguar Show is also slated on 316 South. You won’t want to miss it.
Extra special this year is the dedication of an historical marker for Cockerell Hospital, once situated on the northeast corner of the Square. It is recognized as the very first hospital in Henderson County.
You’ve seen many historical markers in your wanderings, but have you ever attended a dedication ceremony of one? Well, now is your chance.
At 1 p.m. pets will be strutting their stuff in an adorable pet show at the gazebo. If your pet has what it takes to circle the gazebo, be sure to be there with your leash. Questions? Call Rick and Dianne Schaeffer at (903) 425-4082.
The day of festivities closes with a street dance beginning at 8 p.m. with music provided by John Allen and the Whiplash Band.

TFFC provides family fishing fun
Special to The Monitor
ATHENS–The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens (TFFC) 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 6.
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 alligator feeding at 3:30 p.m.
The TFFC Fishing Festival is sponsored by Athens Wal-Mart Supercenter, Ernie Yarborough and Dr. Mark Roberts, DDS.
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 75 miles southeast of Dallas and four miles east of Athens on Farm-to-Market 2495.
Dive shows take place at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 2 p.m. Sundays.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Usual admission is adults, $5.50; seniors, $4.50; children 4-12, $3.50.
For information go to http:www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/visitorcenters/tffc/ or call (903) 676-2277.


 

 

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Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake in Seven Points
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Please call or stop by the Humane Society today
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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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