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.
Dance Day July 31
Special to The Monitor
MABANKLeslie 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 days events or more information, check on-line at
www.danceconnection-mabank.com or call (903) 880-9999.
continue for two new
businesses in GBC
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer
GUN BARREL CITYThe new Dennys Restaurant nears completion and a chiropractic
clinic is set to get underway East Cedar Creek Fresh Water Supply District directors heard
The plans and designs for the water and sewer connections for the chiropractic clinic to
be located at the intersection of State Highway 334 and Dunaway Street in Gun Barrel City
have been approved.
Construction is now ready to begin on the facility, KSA engineer Joncie Young said.
The second business, Dennys Restaurant, also located on SH 334, near Southside Bank,
is near completion.
Its lift station is near completion and the restaurants opening set for the
first week in August, Velvin & Weeks engineer Chris Weeks said.
In other business, directors:
gave the general manager the authority to pursue the marketability of the 12 acres
of ECCFWSD property located in Enchanted Oaks.
The property was acquired when the old water plant was demolished and has been used as
pasture for several years, general manager Bill Goheen explained.
gave the general manager the authority to explore the best alternative to remove
the farm house on the Districts property.
The sturdy, two-bedroom frame house is in good condition, making it feasible to sell to a
buyer willing to move it, Goheen explained.
approved a payment out of operating reserve for the un-budgeted expense of
$10,604.20 to Purvis Bearing Service to replace two rotor gear box assemblies on the North
Waste Water Treatment Plant oxidation ditch.
approved the purchase of one desk top computer not to exceed $1,700, to be paid out
of operating reserve.
authorized the general manager to review bids and approve future purchases within
the 2010-2011 budget for capital expenditures, contingent upon the availability of funds.
approved the general manager as a Texas Rural Water Association Representative for
The district covers six counties: Henderson, Anderson, Cherokee, Houston, Trinity and
approved the general manager to attend the North Rural Water Association Conference
Sept. 27 -29 in New Orleans.
approved the payment of bills.
ETMC Cancer Institute to close temporarily
Athens facility undergoes state-of-the-art revamp
By Toni Girard-Clay
Special to The Monitor
ATHENSBig changes are under way at the ETMC Cancer Institute in Athens. And while
those changes are certainly for the best, they will require the facility to be closed
temporarily as new equipment is installed.
Beginning July 28, patients who would normally receive radiation at the cancer institute
in Athens will instead transfer to the Tyler institute.
The Athens facility is scheduled to reopen in November. It was purchased by the East Texas
Medical Center Regional Healthcare System this past December, having previously served the
community since 1998, as the Athens Cancer Center.
Were committed to helping people as much as we can during this three-month
period, said Todd Sigmon, vice president of the ETMC Cancer Institute.
Well be providing our patients with gas cards, and our nurses and social
workers will work closely with them and their families to provide any other assistance
Both Sigmon and ETMC Athens administrator Pat Wallace recognize that the transition period
will be an unfortunate inconvenience for patients of the Athens facility. However, the end
results, they say, will benefit future patients.
Theres no question that this is another significant step forward in medical
care delivery for the people of Henderson County and surrounding areas, Wallace
said. Weve always been dedicated to quality medical care close to home. So
were bringing the very best equipment here.
The linear accelerator used to deliver radiation at the cancer institute in Athens will be
replaced by a state-of-the-art dual energy machine. The dual energy linear accelerator is
the most current technology of its kind available, and will allow patients to receive more
precise radiation treatments with fewer side effects.
In addition to switching out the machines, much of the time required by the renovation
will involve adding more lead to the vault which houses the more powerful equipment.
During the transition period, radiation oncologist Dr. Heidi McKellar will continue to
conduct consultations and make treatment assessments in Athens.
McKellar is another example of ETMCs second-to-none commitment. A former Stanford
University professor, McKellar was trained at MD Anderson, which is widely recognized as
the number-one cancer center in the United States.
This is all part of what we consider phase one of our plan, Sigmon explained.
Were looking down the road at adding on to the ETMC Cancer Institute in
Athens, so that chemotherapy services will be located there as well. Bringing all the
services under one roof would be ideal. Chemotherapy services are currently located
nearby on the ETMC Athens campus.
Come mid- to late November, when the ETMC Cancer Institute in Athens has re-opened,
radiation patients in and around Henderson County will benefit greatly, Wallace said.
Patients with cancer and blood disorders will be able to get care using the most
advanced technology available, he said, without having to travel to larger
Sigmon also points out the benefits of having a nearby facility with state-of-the-art
radiation delivery equipment.
When youre sick with cancer, the last thing you want is to have to travel long
distances over and over again, he said. Thats a hardship not only of
time and energy but with making transportation arrangement.
By doing the modifications were doing right now, future radiation patients in
the area wont have to travel to larger cities to get the highest level of care. It
will be available in Henderson County, Sigmon said.
|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