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
Boy Scout Troop #398 meets at the Cedar Creek Bible
Church from 7-8:30 p.m. each Tuesday. (903) 498-5725 or (903)
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.
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
Girl Scout Troop #112 meets at the First United Methodist
Church in Mabank on Fridays at 6:30 p.m. Contact Kathey Brown
email firstname.lastname@example.org 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)
Kemp Kiwanis Club meets at noon each Thursday at La
Fuente Mexican Restaurant in Kemp. Dr. Jim Collinsworth at (903)
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 mail.com 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)
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@ hotmail.com.
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.
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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State-Fish Art goes international
The 13th Annual awards ceremony held at Texas
By Linda K. Holt
Monitor Staff Writer
ATHENS–The Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art competition held its
13th annual exhibition June 24-25 at the Texas Freshwater
Fisheries in Athens.
This is the first year the state-fish art contest has gone
international, with participants from Canada, Indonesia and
Grades 10-12 first-place winner Dinling “Sunny” Zhong was an
exchange student from Bejing. She unfortunately had to head home
before the event, but sent a acceptance video in her stead.
There were three age categories – grades 4-6, grades 7-9 and
grades 10-12. Next year, an essay will be incorporated into the
contest and a new, art-only category for grades 1-3 will be
Winners were chosen from each state, then overall first through
third winners were chosen. There was also a people’s choice
State first-place winners received medals and a fishing rod.
Overall winners also received a trophy and gift certificate to
an art supply store.
Contestants and families from all over the nation, as well as
participants from Ontario, Canada, gathered to enjoy Texas
barbecue Friday evening and an awards ceremony Saturday
The awards ceremony opened with a song “Tomorrow,” from the
musical “Annie,” which was performed by Mollie Davies, who is
portraying Little Orphan Annie at the Henderson County
Performing Arts. More information can be found at hcpac.org.
Guest speakers included Athens Mayor Randy Daniel and Wildlife
Forever board chairman Scott Grieve. A letter from Gov. Rick
Perry was read to those gathered.
A home-schooler was announced as the “teacher of the year” for
having several multi-award winning children, including winners
in this year’s competition.
Many of those attending had already caught a fish in the TFFC
lakes, some for the very first time.
Several local artists also gathered to show their wares,
including a group from the Tyler SCA (Society for Creative
SCA members re-create the dress, life-style and handcrafted
original artwork of European Medieval and Renaissance periods.
Bruce Lyndon Cunningham, a forester and botanical artist from
Nacogdoches, exhibited his impressive Audobon-style
illustrations of trees. The drawings incorporated all
identifiers of the trees, including form, bark, flower and
Cunningham takes his artwork one step further by hand-carving
frames for the original artwork made from the same wood as the
Cunningham has been honored internationally for his work, which
has been acquired by both President George Bush and his son,
President George W. Bush.
Despite the jokes about it being jacket weather back home
(compared to the Texas heat), all participants appeared to be
having a good time.