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
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 Commissioners 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
Henderson County Historical Commission meets the first Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. in the HC Historical
Kaufman County Commissioners 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.
Center opens in Kaufman
Special to The Monitor
KAUFMANIts the best kept secret in town but not anymore. The word is
Theres a new dialysis center here in East Texas.
What started out as one nurses dream to bring quality hemodialysis to her hometown
has become the mission of a great team of compassionate, dedicated folks who are making a
difference in the lives of those in renal failure.
After a long, hard journey, the Kaufman DaVita Dialysis Center opened its doors in the
Kaufman Millennium Business Park just last summer.
My first day here, I started with a lawn chair and a laptop, which is a long way
from the beautiful facility we have today, facility administrator Velma Kornegay, RN
said. The business park is located on a service road of U.S. Highway 175 in Kaufman.
As a nurse in hemodialysis at both Childrens Medical Center and Baylor Hospital,
Kornegay had been driving to Dallas for 15 years.
Dialysis is both intense and satisfying, she said. Hemodialysis is
incredible, because you can actually see people start to feel better right before your
Patients would come into the hospital with difficulty breathing, because of too much
fluid, or they would have heart arrhythmias because of electrolyte imbalances, but after a
few hours on the machine they would take off their oxygen mask, turn on the TV and
complain that they were hungry, she said. Thats the nurses
universal sign that someone is feeling better.
A few years ago, Janice Gammon, RN transferred into the hemodialysis unit at Baylor from
the transplant floor.
We had no idea that we both lived in the Kaufman area, Gammon said. They soon
discovered similarities in their work ethics and commitment for their dialysis patients.
About the same time, Kornegay began working with Baylor nephrologist Dr. Christopher
Hebert to bring high quality state-of-the-art hemodialysis to the Kaufman area.
Dialysis is three times a week, for an average of four hours at a time. Add a
long-distance drive, and theres no time for anything else, Kornegay explained.
After a few years of planning and building, the DaVita Center was opened in Kaufman.
I was so happy when Janice joined me as my charge nurse, and we knew together we
could make a difference for people in our own home town, Kornegay said.
The team began to take shape. Biomedical technician Larry Echols joined to oversee the
dialysis machines, equipment and high-performance water system.
Licensed dietitian Becky Schrup meets monthly with each patient for nutritional advice and
review. Social worker Daniel King helps patients with funding and financial assistance.
Patient care technicians Monica Bridgers and Natalie Dozier not only work hard at giving
the best dialysis possible, but also have been victims of practical jokes some of our
patients have played on them.
Our patients are the best. They know we care about them but they return that
kindness as well as some teasing along the way, Bridgers said.
Rounding out the team is administrative assistant Regina Rimer. Shes the friendly
voice that greets each client, as well as keeps the business office humming.
As a team, we vow to be the best, Kornegay said. We sit down and look at
each patient individually and discuss what is best for them.
April of this year, we achieved our goal, when we were rated No. 1 in the country
with the highest DQI (DaVita Quality Index score), she continued.
The DQI is a score based on patient lab scores, which not only take a lot of hard work on
the part of the team, but also by the patients.
The bottom line dialysis is not easy, but with advances in medical technology, as
well as a dedicated team of people who want to make a difference, it has led to a better
quality of life for people in renal failure.
DaVita means he/she gives life, and thats what we are all
about, Kornegay said.
The center is filling up fast, but room for transfer patients is still available.
We encourage folks to come by and meet us and tour the facility. Its beautiful
and comfortable. Our staff is highly skilled and caring. Our medical director, Dr.
Christopher Hebert, has a true passion for his patients, and our patients love him,
We are lucky enough to have two doctors completing our staff with Dr. Neghae Mawla,
who also brings great knowledge and a friendly gentle smile, she added. DaVita
is just a good place to be surrounded by people who care.
For further information, call the DaVita center at (972) 932-9091, or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Host an exchange student from the former
Special to The Monitor
CEDAR CREEK LAKE ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is currently seeking
a local family to host a bright, motivated and well-screened 15 year-old scholarship
student from Russia who enjoys ballroom dancing, chess, computers, traveling, cooking,
roller skating, playing cards, drawing and painting and who likes pets.
By living with an American family and attending your local high school, FLEX scholarship
students develop an understanding of American values.
Upon returning home, FLEX scholarship students work together to share what they have
learned while in America and make a difference in their home countries.
When it comes to increasing understanding between people from different cultures and
countries, nothing is as powerful as sharing your daily life with someone from another
part of the world.
When a high school exchange student is welcomed into a family and a community, the student
gets a view of America that will make a profound difference in who they are and how they
relate to and view Americans forever after.
ASSE is currently seeking qualified families to host students from Armenia, Azerbaijan,
The Republic of Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan,
Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
If you or someone you know would like to find out more about ASSE and the FLEX Scholarship
Program, please call Lisa at 1-800-473-0696.
ASSE looks forward to welcoming you to the ranks of host families nationwide, contributing
to world peace and understanding one teenager at a time!
|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 Im 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. Ive had all my shots and am ready to be adopted. If
youd 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have many animals at
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