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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.

  Summer Reading programs set at Tri-County Library in Mabank
Special to The Monitor
MABANK–Dru Woods, storyteller, will be the special guest at the Tri-County Library, 132 E. Market St., Mabank at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 17, for the Summer Reading Club, “Catch the Reading Express.”
All children are encouraged to come and enjoy her special presentation, “Ride the Reading Express Train for Adventures and Wonder.”
She is a professional storyteller with a program designed to motivate reading and to instill an appreciation of literature and storytelling.
With her 30 years of experience teaching speech and theater, Woods brings a creative and enthusiastic atmosphere to each event. Music and puppetry are incorporated to bring a magical experience to the listeners.
Remember too, Monday games, new ones and old favorites and fun on the AWE Learning Computer.
Wednesdays, Ms. Crowden and friends with the Approved Reading List, and some really fun surprises for kindergarten through 4th grade.
Fridays, Ms. Linda’s animated stories and songs with fun crafts for ages 3 and up.
All are at 10 a.m.
Snacks will be served each day.
Coupons for free treats given on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
The Monday, Wednesday and Friday events will continue through June only.
Enter drawing for bicycle donated by Walmart at every event, including Thursdays.
Drawing will be Thursday, July 29.

 

Foundation created to raise money for Mabank students
Special to The Monitor
MABANK–A group of community leaders has formed an education foundation to provide funds for innovative and creative programs not currently funded by the Mabank ISD general budget.
The mission of the Mabank ISD Education Foundation is to enhance community support and expand resources that enrich teaching, inspire learning, and maximize opportunities for all students in the Mabank Independent School District.
The steering committee of the education foundation includes Andrea Pickens, David Nowell, Scott Adams, Cindy Holstein, the MISD school board president Kenneth Odom and schools superintendent Dr. Russell Marshall, representing a broad range of people from the community.
“We have identified those with a commitment and willingness to donate one’s time and energy to help raise the dollars needed to provide instructional enhancements to the district’s students,” Pickens said.
The Foundation is an autonomous corporation, separate and distinct from the Mabank ISD, Marshall said.
“We are not trying to replace state aid or local tax funding, so monies collected will not become part of the general budget, he explained.
“However, our current budget does not allow for many of the enhancements that are critical to providing our students with many of the tools they need to enhance their learning.” he added.
The groundwork for the foundation started almost a year ago with a concerned group of business people, educators and residents.
The idea of the foundation grew from an expressed need for supplemental funds and a growing awareness of the popularity of foundations in public schools, Marshall said.
“We brought in Foundation Innovation LLC, a firm that specializes in developing educational foundations to help ensure we meet our goals and objectives,” he added.
Foundation Innovation has worked with many communities and school districts in Texas and other states to establish foundations to benefit public school systems.
According to Laurie Cromwell, of Foundation Innovation, “Following in the footsteps of public universities and colleges, K12 school districts and their local communities are establishing their own foundations to leverage private dollars and expand opportunities for their teachers and students.”
There are currently hundreds of education foundations set up in Texas and the number continues to grow, she reported.
“We are very excited that community members have organized to help attract private funds for our cause,” she said.
“And we look forward to working with the Foundation to determine the most appropriate distribution of these monies,” she added.
The Foundation will seek gifts in the form of cash contributions, property, will bequests, insurance policies, and memorials and tributes, all of which are tax-deductible.
Plans to finance small grant programs for innovative classroom projects and the development of major projects are under discussion for foundation sponsorship.

Every day this week, exciting programs are on tap at the Library at Cedar Creek Lake
Special to The Monitor
SEVEN POINTS–What do gardens, snakes, trains and martial arts have in common? They’re all taking place at The Library at Cedar Creek Lake starting Monday, June 14.
At 10:30 a.m. the fun begins with “Gardening With Miss Jean.” Everyone loves worms or will before the day is out at Miss Jean’s garden.
Tuesday, June 15, the ultimate Snake Encounter program with Daryl Sprout will have you aching to read more about it. Sprout combines comedy and magic in his educational presentation. And yes, he’s bringing at least 14 of his snake friends. You won’t be able to take your eyes off his cast of boas, anacondas and other snakes.
Trains, trains, trains! On Wednesday, June 16 Miss Linda and Mr. Russ will bring a very special reading hour with toy trains running along miniature tracks in the community room.
Be sure to join the Reading Express!
Tae Kwon Do hits the mats at the Library on Friday, June 18 at 1 p.m.
William’s Tae Kwon Do will demonstrate a variety of Karate skills and tells how martial arts not only keeps your body in shape but instills self confidence and a healthy self-image, too.
Don’t miss this action-packed, uplifting program.
For more details about the entire Summer Reading Program call the Library at 903-432-4185.

 

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.

For further information visit our website at petfinder.com


 

 



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