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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 every Tuesday 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 second and fourth Monday of each month in the Kaufman County Courthouse in Kaufman. The public is invited to attend. Call for times, (903) 498-2013, ext. 2.

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 Thursday 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 Oran White 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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East Cedar Creek issues Stage One drought plan
Monitor Staff Reports
GUN BARREL CITY–East Cedar Creek FWSD has issued Stage 1 of the District’s Conservation / Drought Contingency Plan.
Stage 1 is the volunteer phase of the plan. Customers are requested to restrict outside watering and conserve water where possible.
Water customers with addresses ending in 0, 2, 4, 6 and 8 can water on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 6 p.m. until 10 a.m.
Water customers with addresses ending in 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 can water on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursdays from 6 p.m. until 10 a.m. Non-essential water use, such as washing down of driveways, sidewalks and other hard service areas should not be done with district water.
The repair of private water line leaks is essential. The District will provide a notice for leaks to be repaired.
“We ask all our customers to report any water leak or suspicious areas with water saturation so they can be investigated and repaired judiciously,” general manager Bill Goheen said.
Stage 1 of the District’s plan does not affect commercial businesses, but the District does request businesses to conserve water supply where possible.
The local water source, Cedar Creek Lake, is currently 4-feet below normal pool and with evaporation from hot weather and drying winds, the lake will continue to decline. Every gallon of water saved through conservation practices will help reduce the lake’s declining pool.
If current conditions continue, Goheen predicts the lake will drop seven feet below normal pool by October. Currently, it is dropping a quarter-inch a day – mostly from evaporation.
According to Goheen, the different stages in the Drought Contingency Plan is triggered by rising demand against the district’s ability to resupply. Currently, East Cedar Creek is balanced in the demand and supply, thus the call for voluntary reduction in water use, along the proposed guidelines as stated above.
 

 

Mabank ISD new student sign-up set for Aug. 2-3
All student immunizations set for Aug. 2
Special to The Monitor
MABANK–Mabank ISD will hold an enrollment fair for new students only from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2 and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, at the Mabank High School, located at 18786 East U.S. Highway 175 in Mabank.
This district-wide registration is a one stop registration for all of Mabank ISD campuses.
Those registering will receive information on transportation, food service, family access and more.
Health officials will be on-site on Tuesday, Aug. 2 – only – to administer necessary immunizations, which are available to all students new and already enrolled.
To register, each new student should bring a:
• birth certificate
• social security card
• immunization record
• transcript
• copy of parent/guardian driver’s license
• proof of residency, which can be a current water or electric bill or copy of lease/rental agreement.

Diabetes management program set
Special to The Monitor
KAUFMAN–Do you feel like you need to know more about how to take care of your Type 2 Diabetes?
If you were recently diagnosed with or have had diabetes a long time, you can benefit from learning the latest things about taking care of yourself so you can reduce your risks for complications, such as reduced vision or nerve pain.
Do you need diabetes education but find that you cannot afford it?
We know insurance or loss of a job is cutting into budgets, but those living with diabetes need to take care of themselves to avoid complications.
A program called Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes will be offered from 5–9 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, Aug. 4–16 at Kaufman County Library, located at 3790 Houston Street.
The program is a five-class series that is being taught by a team of volunteers who are local nurses, dietitians and other health professionals to provide participants with the latest information on how to better manage their Type 2 Diabetes.
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in 2005, there were more than 8,400 people diagnosed with diabetes (8.4 percent) in Kaufman County.
Katie Phillips, County Extension Agent for Texas AgriLife Extension for Kaufman County offers a Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes education series.
The program has reached more than 100 people with Type 2 Diabetes and their family members.
Throughout the evaluations, class participants indicated that their knowledge of diabetes, symptoms of dangerously low blood glucose levels and confidence in managing Type 2 Diabetes drastically increased.
The potential lifetime healthcare cost savings, resulting from improved management of diabetes by these participants is an estimated $1,136,092.
Self-management of Type 2 Diabetes has changed a lot.
Come and learn how to manage life with diabetes and how to reduce the chances for complications.
To enroll, call the Kaufman County Extension office at (972) 932-9069.

Come Adopt Us At
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake

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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