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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 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 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 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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People, Places & Events

FRC has free items
Special to The Monitor
GUN BARREL CITY–The Family Resource Center in Gun Barrel City announces they are giving away:
• 20 church choir robes,
• medical supplies, including walkers, canes, crutches, potty chairs, wheelchairs, gauze pads and more miscellaneous supplies,
• a church podium, and
• foot spas.
If interested in a huge Avon collection, please make an offer.
Please call Billi at (903) 887-4711 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to inquire about these items.
 

Rotarians hear Habitat statistics
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer

GUN BARREL CITY–In the beginning (2005), it was called Cedar Creek Habitat for Humanity, but in 2009, the name was changed to Henderson County Habitat for Humanity.
Rotary member Sue Cardin spoke to her fellow Rotarians about her favorite community project, Habitat for Humanity, which helps low-income residents build their own homes.

Monitor Photo/Barbara Gartman
Sue Cardin tells members of the Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake facts about the Henderson County Habitat for Humanity at Friday’s weekly luncheon. She said the Habitat organization originally started in Georgia.

Cardin told club members she really likes working for the Habitat organization and serving on the board during Friday’s weekly Rotary luncheon.
“When I finish my day’s work (at a local bank) I go home to relax. I don’t want anyone to phone, text or e-mail me (for a while) – I’m home,” Cardin said. “And I want other people to enjoy that feeling.”
There are requirements to gain aid from Habitat for Humanity, Cardin explained.
Number one, the family must be from Henderson County, and “they must have a job and the ability to repay the loan,” she said.
Finding a place to build a low income home is getting more difficult, she said.
“It is very hard to find a lot we can build on,” Cardin said. “However, the home we are currently building is in an upscale neighborhood (in Athens).”
Features of the Habitat homes aren’t set, as the new homeowners get to make choices.
“They can pick the colors to paint the house, its interior and trimming, choose the carpet and other amenities,” Cardin said.
In other business, Rotarians:
• were reminded of the local Rotary club’s 25th anniversary, to be observed during the luncheon Friday, June 24.
• told the installation of new officers is set for Friday, July 1.
• were reminded to mark their calendars for the 15th annual Celebrity Waiter fundraiser, set for 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Athens Country Club. The theme is “Viva Las Vegas.”
 

Guttuso explores health care with Chamber members
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer

GUN BARREL CITY–Mabank physician Dr. Paul Guttuso asked Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce members to write their thoughts on the problems with the country’s health care system in a couple of words.
After gathering the papers, Guttuso noted the comments were what he had expected – those attending the monthly chamber of commerce luncheon generally blamed various political views, pharmaceutical companies and politicians for the problems with the health care system.
“The problem is ‘expectations,’ and that has to do with one’s general background,” Guttuso told the gathering.
In addition to commenting on the health care situation, Guttuso shared a few health statistics.
“The average (life span) of an American living today is 80, as compared to 45 in the early 1900s,” he explained. “People live longer because of today’s vaccines, antibiotics and better care around the time of birth.”
Changing statistics that affect the average age include the fact that in 1900, one out of every 100 babies died at birth. Today, only one out of every 10,000 babies die at birth.
He also agreed with current medical news reports that too many times, too much medication is prescribed.
“Fewer antibiotics is better,” he said.
Monitor Photo/Barbara Gartman
The Cedar Creek Lake Kiwanis Club was named the June Business of the Month at the monthly Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon June 9. Pictured are (from left) Kiwanians Tate Cramm and Andrea Baker, chamber Ambassador president Linda Fernald, and Kiwanians Lisa Rhodes and Derek Hoelscher.

In other business, members:
• were told the Cedar Creek Kiwanis Club was named “Business of the Month” for all their help with the May 7 chamber Car Show and Krawfish Boil.
• heard special recognition presented to Bill Hanstrom, for his dedication to the annual chamber car show.
• heard a message from Neal Mansfield and B.G. Pierce, with luncheon sponsor Keller Williams.
• were reminded the Gun Barrel City July Fest is set for Saturday, July 2.
• reminded the annual Red Hot “18” golf tournament fundraiser is set for Monday, July 25.
 

 

Come Adopt Us At
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake

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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