Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet
above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is:
na degrees - top
70 degrees - bottom
Mabank holds football camp
Monitor Photos/Kerry Yancey
ABOVE: Mabank High School coach Michael Rowland demonstrates how to hold
the football properly to begin a punt during the annual Mabank Panther
football camp Monday. BELOW: MHS coach David Collins watches younger
campers as they try their hand at punting. The football camp runs
through Thursday (today).
Golfers sought for new
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–A new golf tournament set Monday, June
18, at the Cedar Creek Country Club will benefit a proposed new Kaufman
County Children’s Advocacy Center.
The Kaufman Economic Development Corporation is seeking to raise $30,000
to match with a $30,000 grant.
The need for an advocacy center has been endorsed by all county judges,
the district attorney, the Public Defender’s Office, the county justices
of the peace, the sheriff and most law enforcement agencies, as well as
many county religious leaders.
Golfers will be allowed to choose one of two formats when they sign up –
either a traditional scramble or stroke play.
Under the stroke play format, golfers from each Kaufman County
city/community will play against each other – Kaufman vs. Forney vs.
Mabank vs. Kemp vs. Scurry/Rosser vs. Terrell.
Each city will be allowed as many golfers as sign up, and each golfer
plays his/her ball.
Lowest scores will be registered for each city on each hole, and then
compared. The winning city will secure the new Kaufman County Cup, now
being designed by Michelle Joseph of Crandall.
Hole sponsors and other sponsors are being sought. A $1,000 sponsorship
(lunch or hat) will include registration for four golfers and signs.
A major sponsor ($500) will include registration for four golfers and
two holes, while a hole-sponsor sign is $100.
Each four-player team fee is $280, with a two-player team $150.
Individual golfers may register for $85.
Kaufman EDC Executive Director Lee Ayers is the committee chair. For
more information, contact Ayers at (972) 932-5332. For signup forms,
stop by the Kaufman Chamber of Commerce office at 2100 S. Washington St.
in Kaufman, or call (972) 932-3118.
Record turnout seen at
Purtis Creek State Park’s annual Kid Fish
Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Lakeview Elementary first-grader Whitney Bradshaw holds up a fish caught
during the annual Kids All-American Fishing Derby at Purtis Creek State
Park Saturday. Another record number of kids, 256, signed up to
participate in the annual fishing derby, which also featured games,
prizes and a free hot dog lunch.
Canton third-grader Cameron Johnson tries his hand at
archery during the annual Kids All-American Fishing Derby Saturday at
Purtis Creek State Park.
Volunteer Larry Couch (left) adds another cooked hot dog
to the holding tray as partner Jack Chance turns other hot dogs on the
grill Saturday. Wal-Mart in Gun Barrel City provided the hot dogs and
fixin’s for the traditional free hot dog lunch. Proceeds from the event
benefited the Friends of the Purtis Creek State Park.
Purtis Creek State Park Superintendent Justin Rhodes
(left), accompanied by Eric Hagan, speaks to the crowd as he hands out
trophies to the various class winners.
Paddleboaters pedal furiously through the calm waters of
Purtis Creek Lake as one points to activity ashore.
Robin Bridger of Eustace helps young friend Emma
Carpenter, 3, pick up some spilled Cheetos as she and older sister
Hailey Carpenter, 5, eat hot dogs at the conclusion of Saturday’s Kids
All-American Fishing Derby.
YMCA reslates meeting
Monitor Staff Reports
ATHENS–The Henderson County YMCA is accepting team registrations for
adult fall men’s and co-ed softball leagues.
A coaches’ meeting has been rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 12,
at the YMCA office in Athens.
Teams from around the county looking to join a softball league for
summer play are invited to participate in the YMCA leagues.
Registration forms may be obtained from the league website
www.quickscores.com/hcymca, or from the YMCA office, or at the league
For more information, contact the Y at (903) 264-YMCA (9622).