Kaufman kicks off Texas
Archeology Awarness month
Special to The Monitor
KAUFMAN–The Kaufman County Historical Commission (KCHC),
along with neighboring counties, will kick off Texas Archeology
Awareness Month (October) Saturday, Sept. 29, with an Archeology Fair
and Historical Ghost Walk being held in Kaufman at the historic County
“Poor Farm” located at Farm-to-Market 1388 and State Highway 34.
The Fair will begin at 9 a.m. with an opening ceremony and close at 4
General admission is $3 for adults, $2 for students under 18, children
under 5 are free.
In addition to archeology exhibits and living history reenactments,
activities include site tours, hands on demonstrations, live period
music, storytelling and much more.
The public is invited to bring their own artifacts for THC Archeology
Division Stewards to identify and evaluate on site.
The Historical Ghost Walk tour featuring “Ghosts of Kaufman County Past”
will begin at 8 p.m. (dark).
Small groups will be escorted on the Walk at predetermined intervals.
The tour takes approximately 1˝ hour to complete.
Absolute quiet must be maintained in the audience since no audio
equipment or electronic devices will be used.
For that reason, no children under the age of 12 will be admitted.
Tickets for the tour are $10 each.
For ticket information and tour schedules contact: KCHC at (469)
Other Archeology Awareness Month activities are being scheduled by KCHC
that include presentations to county middle school students and
archeology exhibits will be on display during the entire month of
October in local libraries and museums.
These presentations will provide an opportunity for students to discover
past human cultures and learn about the historical significance of Texas
archeological sites and the importance of proper archeological
For more information visit KCHC’s web site at
Summer acting classes now
Special to The Monitor
GUN BARREL CITY–The Henderson County Performing Arts Center and the
Avanti Society are working together to open a theatre in Mabank for the
Cedar Creek Lake communities.
The two groups got together near the end of 2006 and decided to help
each other realize the dream of having a performing arts theatre that
can cater to the entertainment, educational and artistic needs of the
Cedar Creek Lake area.
Building plans have been made, a site has been picked and things are
about ready to take off, but before the building is finished it is
important to get programs started in the lake area that will be able to
support having a theatre.
To get things started HCPAC is offering a summer acting camp in August.
The camp is open to all students from grades 3 thru 8. The camp will be
held at the offices behind the Texas Pit BBQ, next to Allstate in Gun
The camp director is David Young, and he will be working with the kids
to produce a one-act play that will be performed for the student’s
The camp is held Monday-Friday from noon to 4 p.m. for two weeks
beginning Aug. 6 and costs $100 per student. A wide variety of topics
will be covered including stage combat, physical comedy, speech and
For more information, contact David Young at the Athens Theatre (903)
675-3908 ext 202.
dedication set for Aug. 5
Special to The Monitor
MABANK–Students, families and friends of Mabank Independent School
District are cordially invited to participate in the dedication ceremony
of the newly finished Mabank High School.
The ceremony is set for 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, at 18786 E. U.S. Highway
175 in Mabank.
“This new facility sends a powerful message to students and the
community that education is important here in the lake community,” MISD
Superintendent Dr. Russell Marshall said.
“A new high school is not just a building. It is an investment for the
entire community,” Ed Busch said.
“The overwhelming success of the bond issue both demonstrates that our
citizens believe that to be true,” Busch added.
Busch was a member of the citizen’s committee who helped pass the bond
MHS Principal Dr. Thomas Wallis will open the program, which includes
music performed by Mabank students.
Wallis has been named the top school principal in the state.
Board president Gary Sapp will bring greetings and remarks from the MISD
Board of Trustees.
Busch will also bring remarks from the Citizens Facility Committee.
Dr. Marshall will close out the 40-minute program with audience
participation and the pledge of dedication.
Refreshments will follow.
Participants may browse the halls, classrooms and specialty areas at
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
My name is Water Chaser. I am a
wonderful female Heeler mix. I was brought to the Shelter by
animal control, so I have no history. So far I seem to be very
playful. I love to play in the water hose and seem to get along
okay with others. I am fixed and current on my shots. I am a
good girl looking for my new forever home.
My name is Shelby. I am a
beautiful female Collie mix. I was brought to the Shelter by
animal control, so I have no history. I am fixed and current on
my shots. I seem to be a little shy, but am friendly and very
gentle. I walk on a leash and seem to be housebroken. I am a
beautiful girl looking for my new forever home.
My name is MiMi. I am a
beautiful, female Red Heeler mix. I was brought to the Shelter
by animal control, so I have no history. I am fixed and current
on my shots. So far, I seem to be very sweet. I am a good girl
looking for my new forever home.
My name is Nikki. I am a
beautiful, female white Terrier mix. I am very sweet and very
playful. I absolutely adore kids. I am fixed and current on my
shots. I am a wonderful young girl looking for a wonderful
Pictured are just a few
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