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 Lake Info

Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 322.03
Water Temperature:
73 degrees - top
74 degrees - bottom





Morris, Kelley top field at Pioneer Day 5K run
Monitor Staff Reports
EUSTACE–Some 85 runners participated in the second annual Eustace Pioneer Day 5K walk/run Saturday morning.
Although the downtown Eustace streets were wet, no rain fell during the 8 a.m. run, or the Pioneer Day activities on the Town Square (see page 4B for more on Pioneer Day activities).

Wills Point runner Michael Morris, 17, was the overall winner with a time of 17:32.
Katie Kelley, 27, one of a 14-member group from Canton, was the female winner, clocking 19:05.

Monitor Photo/Pearl Cantrell
Wills Point High School runner Michael Morris, 17 (at far right), maintained his early lead to win the second annual Eustace Pioneer Day 5K run/walk in a time of 17:32 Saturday. The event drew 85 runners aged 12 to 76.

In the Master class, for runners over 40, Ennis resident Ernie Novak, 44, men’s winner with a time of 20:45, while Houston resident Kristi Payne, also 44, was the women’s winner, clocking 25:06.
Payne was visiting friends in the Payne Springs area when she decided to participate in the run.
The run drew participants from age 12 to 76.
The oldest runner, Harold Franklin of Yantis, finished the 5K run in 34:11, and noted winning a medal for his age category “is worth it to take care of your health.”
Franklin related he suffered a stroke in 2001 that deprived him of speech and paralyzed his right side. Doctors credited his robust physical condition with helping him quickly recover his mobility, Franklin said.
Later, Eddie Morse took first place in the singles competition and the team of Morse and Dallas McCollugh won the doubles competition in the annual horseshoe-pitching contest.
Chance Sutton took second place in singles, followed by Jacob Knight in third place.
The duo of Jerry and Joel Boyd took second place in the doubles competition, followed by the duo of Darrin and Jason Knight.

Softball league tourney scheduled
Monitor Staff Reports
GUN BARREL CITY–Teams in the Cedar Creek Christian Softball League have voted 10-7 not to make up any rained-out games.
One of the 18 teams responding to an e-mail inquiry indicated no preference on making up rain-outs.
The end-of-season tournament has been scheduled for Saturday, July 14, with the standard format of single elimination. In case of rain, the tournament will be held the next open Saturday.
Trophies will be awarded for Best of Fellowship, first place, second place, third place and Best League Record.


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