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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.

  Input sought on area transportation needs
By Michael V. Hannigan
Monitor Staff Writer

CEDAR CREEK LAKE–Henderson County residents are still being asked to help with a study researching public transportation needs.
As part of the study, officials with the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI), the East Texas Council of Governments (ETCOG), and county government held a public meeting in Malakoff July 15.
Unfortunately, almost no one attended, not even members of city government.
The study, which included four other meetings around the county like the one in Malakoff and a couple of surveys, aims at finding the best use of the limited public transportation resources in the county.
Officials said 4,500 surveys have been mailed out in the county. Others can access the survey by going to www.tiny.cc/county.
The effort is geared toward developing protocols for duplicating the study in other counties under the ETCOG umbrella, and eventually around the state.
TTI, the agency conducting the study, is a member of the Texas A&M University System and the largest participant in the Texas Department of Transportation research program.
The agency lists its mission as solving “transportation problems through research, to transfer technology, and to develop diverse human resources to meet the transportation challenges of tomorrow.”
At the conclusion of the study, TTI officials say they will release a series of reports detailing the results.
Despite the lack of interest shown July 15, the Malakoff area seems to have a natural need for public transportation.
According to figures provided by TTI (which attributed the numbers to the 2000 Census), the Malakoff and Trinidad area has the highest percentage of households without a car, along with Moore Station, at 7.5 percent or higher.
The area, including Log Cabin, also has a high percentage of disabled residents (20 percent or more).
ETCOG does currently provide public transportation in the county through its GOBUS program. Residents can get a ride any where in the county from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, with 24-hour notice.
The buses also run to Tyler on Tuesdays. Cost for a round trip is $4 (or $2 one-way).
To schedule a trip, call by 2 p.m. for next day service. Call toll-free (800) 590-3371.

Celebrate Dance Day July 31
Special to The Monitor
MABANK–Leslie Dare of The Dance Connection recently announced plans to celebrate National Dance Day July 31.
As announced by Nigel Lythgoe on the popular “So You Think You Can Dance” as part of his commitment to support dance education and physical fitness in the United States, National Dance Day is “a grassroots initiative that encourages the nation young and old to move.”
“Dance is a medium of expression and storytelling, which through shows like ‘So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD)’ has proven its value in bringing individuals from all walks of life together through a positive platform that has no boundaries, and cultivates imagination and passion,” Lythgoe explained. “Most importantly, National Dance Day is intended to promote health and wellness nationwide.”
To celebrate, The Dance Connection is hosting an open house with free dance classes, performances and refreshments at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 31.
Class offerings at presstime include clogging, hip-hop, tap, belly dance, ballet, musical theater dance (pending), Zumba (pending), pre-school dance and “mommie and me.”
In addition, Dare invites all dancers and would-be dancers to learn a simple, short hip-hop dance created for the event by SYTYCD choreographers Napoleon and Tabitha, and perform it all together in downtown Mabank.
View and learn the dance on-line at www.fox.com link, or on YouTube, or join others at The Dance Connection to learn the dance, and then perform it, filling Market Street in downtown Mabank with dance.
For a schedule of the day’s events or more information, check on-line at www.danceconnection-mabank.com  or call (903) 880-9999.

 

Pirates and wenches to aid Rotary Celebrity Waiter fund-raiser
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer

CEDAR CREEK LAKE–The doors will open early at 5:30 p.m. for the 14th annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner taking place at the Athens Country Club Saturday, Aug. 7.
Attendees will undoubtedly dress the part for this year’s fun theme of “Treasure Island.”
A recruited group of celebrities will serve the pirates and wenches and take their generous donations.
The volunteer waiters include Robert Blaase, David Beery, Scott Confer, Lance Gooden, Jeff Helm, Fred Kurlander, Catherine and Dick LaBlanc, Dr. Roberto Loar and Richard Sanders.
Also, Jerry Scott, Jack Scroggins, Sue Stalcup, Dr. Damon Stephen, Jeff Van Horn, Katie Veach, Steve Moore, Elian Haan-Baake, Lange Svehlak, Jill Browne, Shelby Adams, Tonya Chapman, Peggy Swierc, Dian Jones and Gail Robinson.
While tickets are $60 each, waiters can “charge” for items to help them raise additional funds at their tables.
The Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake is hoping to best last year’s fund-raiser earnings. The more than $25,000 earned paid for 30 individual scholarships of $500 each for local graduates.
Other donations go to both The Library at Cedar Creek Lake in Seven Points and the Tri-County Library in Mabank, contributions to food banks, and the purchase of back-to-school clothes in the Rotary’s Klothes for Kids program.
Cocktails are served until dinner at 7 p.m., followed by the live auction, with items such as:
• airline tickets,
• rocking horses,
• wine,
• state flags,
• a trip to Branson, Mo., and
• an autographed football.
The event is always a fun-filled occasion even as it earns money to support Rotary projects throughout the year, event co-chairman Barbara Turner said.
“While the club has some really great things to auction off, we are still expecting and looking for people to donate additional packages,” she noted.
Entertainment is by the very popular Dino “Danger” Perelli for this the biggest party of the year, with a dance floor and DJ to add to the evening’s celebration.
There will also be a silent auction providing something for everyone.
Rotary clubs are the worlds oldest service club, founded Feb. 23, 1905, by attorney Paul Harris and three friends, coal merchant Silvester Schiele, mine engineer Gustave E. Loehr and tailor Hiram E. Shorey.
The members chose the name “Rotary” because they rotated the club meetings among each member’s office.
The Rotary National Association formed in 1910, and in 1912, the first club outside North America was chartered in London. The Dublin club was organized before the London club, but received its charter after the London Club.
In 1922, the name Rotary International was adopted, and by 1925, the membership had grown to 200 clubs with more than 20,000 members.
Today there are more than 33,000 clubs internationally with more than 1.2 million members.
The Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake was formed in 1986. Dr. Damon Stephen is one of the charter members.
No tickets will be sold at the door – all tickets must be purchased in advance through one of the Celebrity Waiters or by calling either Peggy Price at (214) 536-5626 or Barbara Turner at (903) 498-4636.
There are also sponsorships available ($250, $500 and $1,000) by calling the above numbers.

 

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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