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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.

  Cedar Creek Lake Rotary installs 2011 officers
Karen Kelso named Rotarian of the Year at fete
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer

PINNACLE CLUB–Relaxing in a summer evening, members, guests and families of the Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake enjoyed an elegant dinner, fellowship and awards presentation at the Pinnacle Golf and Boat Club June 17. RotarianOfYear.jpg (201165 bytes)
Outgoing president Robert Blaase welcomed everyone, and then reviewed the club’s accomplishments during the past year.

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Barbara Gartman
AT RIGHT: Incoming Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake president Dale Molander presents the Rotarian of the Year plaque to Karen Kelso.


A small portion of the list included the $5,000 spent on Clothes for Kids, when club members took 40 elementary schoolchildren on a shopping trip.
Another $5,000 was spent for books for students at Mabank, Kemp and Eustace elementary schools, presenting students with story books of their very own to take home.
Scholarships for 30 graduating students from Eustace, Mabank and Kemp gave the grads an ongoing $500 for college, plus another $5,000 went to Rotary International.
In addition, the club supports (through funds and volunteers) both area libraries, food pantries, Salvation Army Bell Ringers and other programs.
Guest speaker for the evening was Mabank Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Russell Marshall.
Marshall had his own list of the club’s support to the school district, starting with the Clothes for Kids, dictionaries for every third grader and the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA), where junior high school students are taken to a camp to enhance their leadership skills.
“One student, Meg Mojica, has demonstrated what the camp does for students,” Marshall said. “The club has been instrumental in the success of our students.”
Awards presented during the evening included:
• recognition of a founding club member, Dr. Damon Stephen.
• Rotarian of the Year – Karen Kelso.
• Community Outreach Award – Jean Alexander.
• recognition of members earning multiple Paul Harris Awards, including Andrea Pickens, Alene Gibbs, Mike Groom, Dale Molander and Robert Burns.
• new Paul Harris Awards were presented to Dr. Aaron Stephen, Barbara Gartman of The Monitor and Kathi Nailing and Charles Stiff of the Cedar Creek Pilot.
Club members witnessed Assistant District Gov. Lee Montgomery install 2011 officers and board members – president Dale Molander, president-elect Michael Moore, secretary Barbara Turner and treasurer Karen Kelso.
Board member committee chairs are community service Andrea Pickens, club service Dee Ann Owens, international service Raymond Shackelford, literary chair Robert Burns and president nominee Debra Davis.

Housing Fair scheduled
Special to The Monitor
SEVEN POINTS–The Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, the Library at Cedar Creek Lake and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development have partnered to bring a free Housing Fair to the community from 5-7 p.m. Monday, June 28, at The Library at Cedar Creek Lake, 182 State Highway 334, Seven Points.
Participants will be able to visit with various representatives regarding the USDA’s Single Family Housing Direct Loan Program and get valuable information on the ultimate mortgage for eligible low and very-low income applicants with acceptable credit to purchase a home in a rural area without a down payment.
Hear how applicants may obtain 100 percent financing to purchase an existing home or newly constructed home in eligible rural areas.
‘For more information, visit the USDA Rural Development Income and Property Eligibility website at www.eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov.
For more information on the upcoming Housing Fair, call Denise A. Bentley/area specialist rural development, USDA at (903) 567-6051.
The meeting is open to everyone who is interested in obtaining information on how to qualify for home ownership under the program.

Fourth of July fireworks at TFFC
Special to The Monitor
ATHENS–Preparations are underway for the annual Fourth of July fireworks show at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC).
The show will last approximately one-half hour and is one of the biggest in East Texas
The fireworks show is directed and produced by Alpha-Lee Enterprises, Inc., of Liverpool.
The show is a Keep Athens Beautiful event.
Even though July 4 is a holiday, the center will be open to visitors during regular Sunday hours, 1-4 p.m.
After 4 p.m., admission is free for the fireworks show.
Visitors are encouraged to fish in the stocked casting pond while waiting for the fireworks, which will begin at dark.
No license is required to fish, and bait and tackle are furnished free.
Fishing ends approximately one-half hour before the fireworks begin.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase and people are encouraged to bring picnics.
KCKL (FM 95.9) will broadcast patriotic music during the show.
Pets, alcohol, tobacco products and private fireworks, including “snap caps” and sparklers are not allowed.
The fireworks show is sponsored and paid for by the City of Athens, local businesses and individuals.
The event has become an area tradition, with many people dressing in red, white and blue in keeping with the holiday theme.
Parking is available in the main TFFC parking lot and in an overflow parking area on Peninsula Point Road.
Persons using the overflow parking area may enter through Gate C, which is across the street from the parking area.
For more information or directions, call (903) 676-2277.

 

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.

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