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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.

  DaVita Dialysis Center opens in Kaufman
Special to The Monitor
KAUFMAN–It’s the best kept secret in town – but not anymore. The word is out.
There’s a new dialysis center here in East Texas.
What started out as one nurse’s 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 Children’s 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 eyes.
“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. “That’s the nurse’s 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 there’s 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. She’s 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 that’s 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. It’s 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,” Kornegay said.
“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 velma.kornegay@davita.com.

 

Host an exchange student from the former Soviet Union
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 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.

For further information visit our website at petfinder.com


 

 



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