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
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 every Tuesday
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
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
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
Tool City Council meets at 6 p.m. in the Oran White 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.
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Places & Events
promotes $1,000 Extreme Garden Makeover
Special to The Monitor
TOOL–During the month of June, McDade’s Nursery, located in
Tool, will be holding its second annual $1,000 Extreme
Garden Makeover contest.
One lucky customer will have their landscape professionally
transformed with new plants, trees and shrubs – all courtesy
Customers can enter a drawing for a garden makeover during
the month of June. Please see store for details.
The winner will be selected at random and announced at the
close of business on Thursday, June 30.
The event is sponsored by Nature’s Guide organic products.
The Extreme Makeover $1,000 prize includes:
• a $500 shopping spree at McDade’s Nursery.
• plant selection assistance and landscape design
consultation from the Nursery staff – a total of 60 years
combined horticultural experience,
• $250 professional landscape installation by local
gardening experts Carol Harrison and Carin Nichols, and
• $250 organic fertilizers and soil amendments to be
supplied by Nature’s Guide.
Full details of the contest are available at the Nursery and
online at www.mcdadesnursery.com.
The Extreme Makeover contest is designed to create awareness
and participation in gardening.
“Encouraging homeowners to beautify their yards creates an
enjoyable environment for all. The $1,000 prize is an
incentive to get as many people as possible involved in
improving their yards,” McDade owner Stephen Gent explains.
McDade’s Nursery is a full service nursery located on
Highway 274 in the city of Tool, west of Cedar Creek Lake.
The nursery carries a full range of annuals, perennials,
vegetables, ground covers, hanging baskets, trees, shrubs,
pots, planters along with a wide selection of organic and
non-organic gardening products.
Texas Certified Nursery Professionals (TCNP) with extensive
knowledge of plant selection and care are on staff.
Treasures to discover at
The Library at CCL
Special to The Monitor
SEVEN POINTS–What could be more fun than discovering ancient
treasures and traveling back in time?
The entire family will enjoy Great Big Planet’s “Dig Ancient
Egypt” interactive program from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 14, at The Library at Cedar Creek Lake.
Volunteers from the audience will help unearth historical
artifacts and return through a time machine to ancient
Everyone will dig learning about Egypt’s pharaohs, pyramids,
the Nile River habitat, Queen Cleopatra, ancient foods,
royal clothing, musical instruments – even the wrappings of
The library has even more treasures in store. Hear Ms.
Linda’s “Story Hour” at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 15.
Enjoy “Movie Time for Kids” featuring the movie Tron at 10
a.m. Friday, June 17, with popcorn and drinks to snack on.
Teens can discover a world of fun in the “Teen Room” from 12
p.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
For a complete list of summer events, please visit
www.cedarcreeklibrary.com, or call The Library at
Cedar Creek Lake at (903) 432-4185.
Library hosts ‘Rodeo Day’
Attendees get free rodeo tickets
Monitor Staff reports
MABANK–Tri-County Library in Mabank will host a program
called the “Rodeo Day” program, which will be presented at
10 a.m. Tuesday, June 14 and June 21.
Guests of any age are welcome to come. All attendees will
receive a free ticket to the 56th annual Mabank Rodeo, set
for June 24-25 at the Andrew Gibbs Rodeo Grounds in Mabank.
The program starts off by teaching guests how to use library
resources and allow them to be aware of the many resources
that are available to them by the library.
Then, library director Claire Stout will read rodeo books
during story time.
The “Rodeo Day” program is supported by a grant from the
Texas Council on Developmental Disabilities.
Edom/Ben Wheeler presents
‘279 Artisan’s Trail Art Jam’
Special to The Monitor
EDOM/BEN WHEELER–The 279 Artisans Trail’s Second Saturday
Art Jam June 11 will feature the works of artists, craft
demonstrations, a youth art show, a quilt show, antique and
hot rod car show, beer and music garden, blueberry picking,
The event takes place along a 20-mile stretch of FM 279 in
and around Ben Wheeler and Edom beginning at 10 a.m. with
some activities going until 11 p.m.
A list of participants includes Antiques and Texas Heritage,
Arbor Castle Birdhouses, Blue Moon Gardens, Blueberry Hill
Farms, Edom Ranch Art, Essential Massage, Flying Fish
Gallery, Ben Wheeler Community Garden, Harrison and Son
Knifesmith, Jeffrey Lance Photography, Ken Carpenter
Jewelry, Lambs Antiques, The Old Firehouse music venue,
Players music store, Potters Brown, Rave Art Gallery, Saxon
Tomatoes, Scoots ‘n Scoops, Shiloh Acres Plant Farm, Sojourn
Gallery, Studio Metals, Wagon Wheel Forge & Gallery, Whimzee,
and several restaurants including Edom Bakery & Grill and
The Shed Café in Edom and Moore’s Store and The Forge in Ben
Added this month is the Beer and Music Garden in the
backyard of The Forge in Ben Wheeler.
Visitors can bring lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy live
music by the Wesley Pruitt Band under large shade trees from
4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
No outside food or drinks are allowed but are available for
purchase in The Forge.
Also going on in downtown Ben Wheeler is a “Cruise-In” with
antique cars and hot rods.
In Edom, the town is going blue in conjunction with the
kick-off of blueberry season at Blueberry Hill Farms.
Participating merchants will offer blueberry lemonade and
other treats throughout the day.
Blueberry Hill Farms, located just off FM 279 on FM 314, is
a favorite place for visitors to come enjoy picking their
own blueberries or purchasing them in the quaint store next
to the rows of berries.
As part of the 279 Artisans Trail, these businesses embrace
sharing and teaching during this event.
There will be demonstrations, classes, and workshops during
the Art Jam, and also throughout the month at various
A Youth Art Show is being held by Manda Lynn’s Art Gallery
and Coffee Shop in Edom.
The show is for ages 17 and under and there is a $5 entrance
fee for each piece of art entered. All art must be submitted
by 9 a.m. Saturday, June 11. Awards are given at 5 p.m.
To register, stop by the shop at 8261 FM 279 in downtown
Edom or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many of the shops demonstrate their work on-site on a
regular basis like potters Beth and Doug Brown, knifemaker
Dan Harrison, birdhouse maker Joseph Hopps, and jewelers Ken
Carpenter and Dyan Johnson.
In addition, many of the shops have scheduled special events
and demonstrations for Art Jam Saturday, including teenage
sketch artists Kelsey Fuller and Sara Reffit at Arbor Castle
Birdhouses, potter Cindy Fuqua and landscape painter R.D.
Wilson at Flying Fish Gallery, and artist Lalura Schulze,
who will demonstrate hook rugs at Blue Moon Gardens.
County Line Magazine and Ben Wheeler Arts and Historic
District Foundation will co-host “Patchworks & Patters:
Quilts & Stories of East Texas & Families” in the Old
Around 100 quilts are expected to be on display throughout
the day and at 1:30 p.m. storytellers entertain visitors
with their tales of family and time in this region.
Expect live “porch” music throughout the day in both the
Edom and Ben Wheeler downtown areas.
The shopkeepers open at 10 a.m. June 11 and close at 5 p.m.
After music in the Beer and Music Garden behind The Forge,
Drew Hall plays inside The Forge beginning at 7 p.m. and
blacktopGYPSY performs at Moore’s Store from 8 p.m. to 11
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
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.
information visit our website at petfinder.com