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June 12
, 2011






Clubs and Such

 BNI (Business Network International) - Cedar Creek Professionals - meets every Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. at Comfort Suites, located at U.S. Hwy. 175 and TX 198 in Mabank. Larry Williams (903) 887-2847 or www.bnine
Boy Scout Troop #398 meets at the Cedar Creek Bible Church from 7-8:30 p.m. each Tuesday. (903) 498-5725 or (903) 498-3830.
Cedar Creek Art Society meets from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the last Thursday of each month at the Mabank Volunteer Fire Department. A $3 donation per artist is asked.
Cedar Creek Domino Club meets each week on Wednesday at the Mabank Volunteer Fire Department. (903) 887-6549.
Cedar Creek NAR-ANON meets at 8 p.m. on Thursday at 715 S. Hwy. 274, Ste. D in Seven Points. (903) 432-2405.
Cedar Creek Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m., Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, at 715 S. Hwy. 274, Ste. D in Seven Points. (903) 432-2405.
Cedar Creek 49ers Club meets every Thursday for fellowship and dancing. Doors open at 6 p.m. The club is located off Arnold Hill Road in Seven Points. (903) 432-3552.
Cedar Creek Lake Kiwanis Club meets at noon each Wednesday at The Jalapeno Tree in Gun Barrel City, except the second week of the month, when the club meets Thursday in conjunction with the area chamber of commerce.
Cedar Creek Optimist Club meets every Tuesday at noon at the Dairy Queen in Seven Points. Danny Hampel at (903) 778-4508.
Cedar Creek Republican Club meets every fourth Thursday. (903) 887-4796.
Cedar Creek Rotary Club meets at noon each Friday at Vetoni’s Italian Restaurant. Dee Ann Owens at (903) 340-2415.
Cub Scout Pack #333 meets at the First United Methodist Church of Mabank the second and fourth Monday at 7 p.m. Mary Harris at (903) 451-5280 or Tonya Capley at (903) 498-4725.
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 101 meets the second Monday of each month at the Senior Citizens Center on Hwy. 31 in Athens.
Girl Scout Troop #112 meets at the First United Methodist Church in Mabank on Fridays at 6:30 p.m. Contact Kathey Brown email or (800) 422-2260 or visit
GriefShare Recovery support group meets at 7 p.m. each Tuesday at Cedar Creek Church of God, located at 142 Rodney Dr., Gun Barrel City. (903) 887-0293.
Gun Barrel Quilter’s Guild meets from 10 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the Tri-County Library in Mabank. (903) 451-4221.
Kaufman County Republican Women’s Club meets the third Saturday of each month at the Farm Bureau Insurance Company, located at 2477 N. Hwy. 34 in Kaufman. (972) 287-1239 or (903) 880-6770.
Kemp Kiwanis Club meets at noon each Thursday at La Fuente Mexican Restaurant in Kemp. Dr. Jim Collinsworth at (903) 887-7486.
Lake Area Council of the Blind meets at 6 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month at West Athens Baptist Church.
Lake Area Democrats Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at the Library at Cedar Creek Lake in Seven Points. Email bhanstrom@embarq for more information.
Mabank Al-Anon Family Group meets at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays at Mabank First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Families of alcoholics are welcome. (903) 887-2781.
Mabank/Cedar Creek Area Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Tri-County Library in Mabank. (903) 887-5252.
Mabank Garden Club meets at 1:45 p.m. at the Tri-County Library on the third Tuesday of every month (different times in May and December).
Mabank TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mabank First Baptist Church. (903) 887-7700 or (903) 451-0126.
Oak Harbor/Tanglewood Crime Watch meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at the R.T. Beamguard Community Center in Oak Harbor.
Rainbow Girls, Masonic Youth organization meets on the second and fourth Saturdays at 10 a.m. at the Cedar Creek Masonic Lodge. Donna Dean at ddean45@
Roddy Masonic Lodge meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Monday each month. (903) 887-6201.
RootSeekers meet at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of the month in the Tri-County Library in downtown Mabank.
Southeast Kaufman County Senior Citizens Center Board of Directors meets at 1 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month at the center, located at 300 N. Dallas Street in Kemp. (903) 498-2140.
Tamarack Ladies Club meets at 11 a.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the TLC Hall.
Trinity Valley Community College Band meets at 7 p.m. every Tuesday in the TVCC band hall. Group is open to any community member who plays an instrument. (903) 675-6222.
Trinity Valley Singles Support Group meets at 7 p.m. each Monday at Athens First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall on Lovers Lane. This is a support group for singles of all ages. Jean Love at (903) 451-4697 or Donna Stinson (903) 675-7270.


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Rotarians hear tornado safety tips
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer

GUN BARREL CITY–The Mabank fire marshal reminded Rotary members to take the sound of an emergency siren seriously when stormy weather is expected.
Friday, Mat Ewaskiw told Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake members to avoid taking shelter by outside walls or glass windows, if a tornado warning is sounded.
In the past year the lake area has experienced floods, two tornados and several fires.

Monitor Photo/Barbara Gartman
The Rotary-sponsored Mabank High School Interact Club raised $1,000 by selling snacks to their classmates for the Rotary International Polio Plus campaign. (From left) Interact vice president Jessica Toms and president Alexis Tovar presents a check to Rotary Club president Dale Molander and Rotarian and Interact sponsor Rebecca Smith.

When out shopping, a commercial building such as a grocery store or department store should offer protection, especially toward the middle of the building, he said.
However, newer buildings sometimes have more skylights, and falling glass could be a prime danger.
“The Walmart store in Gun Barrel City is an older building and it has fewer skylights, thus still offering a safer place for shelter,” Ewaskiw said.
When tornado sirens sounded recently in Mabank and Gun Barrel City, not everyone sought the shelter as proposed.
“When the sirens went off, people came outside stores and houses to see the tornado,’ he said.
“We actually had to tell people to take cover,” Ewaskiw added.
Then Ewaskiw admitted he also had wanted to see a tornado and had taken a striking picture of the F-1 funnel cloud with his cell phone.
“But I’ve seen one now, and I hope I don’t ever see another one,” he admitted.
Ewaskiw reiterated national weather service advice to seek shelter in a windowless room away from glass and to cover up with pillows, blankets, even a mattress, if possible.
Ewaskiw also invited members to anticipate the many events featured during Western Week in Mabank, June 20-25.
The games day which includes the boot toss or bed race set at 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 21 at the park pavilion. is always a favorite, as is the rodeo action Thursday adn Friday nights.
“Now’s the time to form up a (bed race) team,” he invited.
In other business, Rotary members:
• heard several tributes to the late Sally Rambo from friends who knew her.
• heard Interact students, from Mabank High School, a Rotary-sponsored club, report they had earned $1,000 for the national Rotary Polio Plus project.

































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