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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.

  Tri-County library announces summer reading program fun
Monitor Staff Reports
MABANK–The Tri-County Library announced its Summer Reading Program with a summer welcome party May 22, which included a fashion show and hotdog luncheon, hosted by the Cedar Creek Lake Kiwanis club.
The summer reading program is one the whole family can participate in. This year’s program runs Thursday, June 10 through July 29.
The fun begins at 10 a.m. Thursday, when Roger Barker and Russ Rau will have their electric train tracks all layed out to excite summer readers with this year’s theme “Catch the Reading Express.”
What fun to see the trains whiz around the tracks.
Then Ms. Linda will present her first Friday story hour on June 11 for ages 3 to 7. And continue each Friday through June 25, with crafts and songs.
Each Monday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. will be “Game Day.” Those who attend will have a choice of many different board games to play, such as Scrabble, checkers, chess and Hungry Hippo. Also, check out the new AWE learning computer for children.
A special one-day visit when Hopalong Cassidy Meets the Mask & Friend is set for 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, June 29.
On Wednesdays, Ms. Crowden with the Approved Reading List will present some really fun surprises you won’t want to miss from 10 a.m. to noon.
Thursdays, the library will have professional entertainment, starting from 10 a.m. to noon:
• June 17 – Storyteller Dru Woods and children will “Ride the Reading Express Train” to adventures and wonder.
The following Thursday mornings will host stories, jugglers, clowns, dancing, animal fun and more.
• June 24 – Debbie Day will “Dance, Fly & Slide” on the Locotrains Express
• July 1 – The Creature Teacher gets on board for “A Croakin’ Good Time.”
• July 8 – Ms. Maria brings her “Cool School” on the Reading Express.
• July 15 – Amy Bruton Bluemel boards the train in her full Chickasaw regalia and brings stories, artifacts like arrowheads, shakers, shells, rattles and more.
• July 22 – Mabank’s special clown friends Miss Dolly, Rosebud, Bojangles, Higbee and Q2, come to visit.
• July 29 – David Slick, a world record holder, demonstrates his magic, juggling, stilt walking, fire breathing and more.
All children who attend the Monday, Wednesday and Friday sessions held in June only, may enter their name in a drawing for a new bicycle donated by the Gun Barrel City Walmart. The drawing is set for noon, Thursday, July 29.
Also, coupons for free goodies donated by local businesses will be given for completion of reading logs.
The library also hosts many meetings in its conference room. It also has fax machine, computers and wireless Internet service.
Read and relax in the Nancy Adams Memorial Reading Corner. It is an airy, quiet corner in the library with comfortable chairs and lamps.
The hours of the Tri-County Library are Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Tuesdays 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Help researching genealogical information is available from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays.
The Tri-County Library is located at 132 Market Street in Mabank and can be reached at (903) 887-9622.

 

Volunteers needed to help nursing home residents
Special to The Monitor
NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS–The North Central Texas Council of Governments’ (NCTCOG) Area Agency on Aging Ombudsman Program has immediate need for warm-hearted volunteers to help residents of nursing and assisted living facilities in Terrell, Kaufman and Kemp.
Ombudsmen advocate for residents’ rights including, but not limited to, dependable and consistent care and an environment that promotes the residents’ dignity, self-determination, and communication.
Volunteer ombudsmen also receive and investigate complaints made by, or on behalf of, residents or their families.
Since many residents do not receive regular visitors or have close relatives, it may be difficult for them to enlist advocates.
Volunteer ombudsmen serve as advocates for all residents, connecting them to their broader communities, affirming their rights, and assisting them in resolving concerns.
serve an internship, working two to three hours per week in their assigned facility. Hours are flexible and are determined by each volunteer.
If you have two hours per week to make a difference in someone’s life, please contact Lisa Walker, Area Agency on Aging, NCTCOG, at 1 (800) 272-3921 extension 7172 or E-mail Pat Borgfeldt at ppborgfeldt@aol.com  for more information.
About the North Central Texas Council of Governments
NCTCOG is a voluntary association of local governments established in 1966 to assist local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit, and coordinating for sound regional development.
NCTCOG’s purpose is to strengthen both the individual and collective power of local governments and to help them recognize regional opportunities, eliminate unnecessary duplication, and make joint decisions.
NCTGOG serves a 16-county region of North Central Texas, which is centered around the two urban areas of Dallas and Fort Worth. Currently, NCTCOG has 233 member governments, including 16 counties, 165 cities, 23 school districts, and 29 special districts.

 

Charity golf classic honors military
Special to The Monitor
CEDAR CREEK LAKE–The Cedar Creek Veterans Foundation Golf Classic, benefiting The Fisher House, is set for a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. Monday (tomorrow), June 7, at The Pinnacle Golf Club, after 8 a.m. sign-in to support The Fisher House.
Participants will include the general public and former military members. Each team of four may register for $200.
Prior to the start, a very special program, featuring Texas’ top military medal winners from the Korean and Vietnam wars will begin at 9 a.m.
Speaking for the Legion of Valor, Maj. Richard “Dick” Agnew will tell of some of his most memorable military experiences.
He has been awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in military operations against an armed enemy of the United States.
Several former POWs will also be introduced during the luncheon, along with the honoring of a Payne Springs resident for his military service.
Also, Jae Head, who co-starred as S.J. Tuohy, in “The Blind Side” with Sandra Bullock will be presented an award.
Television news teams are also expected to attend.
The Fisher House supports America’s military family in its time of need by providing guest rooms for family members, while their returning soldier undergoes treatment at the Dallas Veterans Hospital.
For more information, please call tournament chairwomen Gayle Robinson at (903) 451-5054 or Elaine Bownes (903) 451-3820.

 

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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