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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.

  Marie Moorman marks 100th birthday
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer

KEMP–A birthday party celebrating 100 years for Marie Moorman was held Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Kemp.
Although the celebration took place July 31, Moorman was born July 27, 1920, in the Becker Community to Era (Halbert) and William Allen McKinney. MoormanGenerations.jpg (142065 bytes)
She is the last survivor of their six children.
Friends and family members attended the come-and-go event from 2 to 4 p.m.
Kemp city councilwoman Barbara McFaul read a plaque in the absence of Mayor Matt Ganssle, who was in Oklahoma on a family emergency.

Monitor Photo/Barbara Gartman
AT RIGHT: Four generations pose for a 100th birthday picture with Marie Moorman. Pictured are (clockwise from bottom left) great-granddaughter Grace Ann Tate, 4, daughter Janice Moorman Jackson and granddaughter Valerie Ramsey.


The plaque commemorated much of what Moorman had accomplished in her lifetime, and McFaul declared the day as “Marie Moorman Day” in Kemp.
Friends and family congratulated and wished her a very happy birthday. She enjoyed more wishes than the 100 years she was celebrating, as more than 100 visitors were present.
Growing up in the Becker Community, Moorman attended high school in Rand and later graduated from Kaufman High School. She played basketball at both schools. Kaufman won the championship that year.
She lived in Dallas for three years during World War II, where she was a “Rosie the Riveter,” helping to build the T-6 trainer for North American Aviation.
The T-6 was a single-engine advanced trainer aircraft used to train pilots for the United States Army and Navy air corps, England’s Royal Air Force and many other countries well into the 1950s.
Even today, the T-6 remains a popular warbird aircraft, and is often seen at air shows.
In 1945, she married Charles Edward Moorman, and they marked more than 55 years of marriage before Charles died March 6, 2001.
They had two daughters – Marilyn Moorman Tate (married to Cecil Edward Tate) of Flint and Janis Moorman Jackson, who lives in Tyler.
Marie still lives at her home in Kemp, although she no longer drives.
In 1959, Marie went to work in the lunchroom at the Kemp Independent School District. She was promoted to librarian in 1966, and retired in 1985 after working for the district for 26 years.
Marie had several hobbies and interests. She enjoyed being a seamstress, making clothing for her nieces, and she loves sports, especially the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Rangers.
She also loved supporting Kemp schools.
Marie has been a member of the First United Methodist Church in Kemp since 1954. She was a Sunday school teacher, a member of the choir and active with Vacation Bible School.
She attributes her long life to good friends, neighbors and family.
“God must want me to be here, and when He gets ready for me, He’ll let me know,” she said.

What’s the emergency?
Mayor calls emergency council meeting. No quorum.
By Pearl Cantrell
Monitor Staff Writer

SEVEN POINTS–Seven Points mayor John “Joe” Dobbs called an emergency meeting last Thursday, but failed to explain what the emergency was.
Therefore, council members Cheryl Jones and Bubba Powell did not attend.
According to the “Open Meetings Handbook” by Attorney General Greg Abbott, an emergency meeting may be posted when there is “an imminent threat to public health and safety; or a reasonably unforeseeable situation has arisen.”
In addition, the governmental body shall clearly identify the emergency or urgent public necessity in the meeting notice. No such explanation was included on the Emergency Council Meeting agenda.
“I was told by the city attorney that it was an improperly called meeting,” Jones told The Monitor. Powell agreed.
Councilman Hank Laywell was reportedly away on vacation.
Council members Claudett Allsup and Tommy Taylor attended, but their attendance did not form a quorum, and so the meeting was not held.
The items on the agenda included:
• Receive citizen comments
• Discuss a revised resolution for signatures on the Block Grant, TxCDBG
• Discuss placing new signatures on all banking accounts.
“Poor management of city funds does not fall into the meaning of an emergency,” Jones said.
“Though, it is very scary. Everyone in this town should be scared, very scared,” she added.
Jones referred to the fact that since city secretary Debbie Mosley has been fired and Laywell has been out of town, Dobbs has been writing checks with just one signature – his.
Though Prosperity Bank will process checks with one signature, city ordinance requires a counter-signature for all city funds, Jones said.
Some of the new purchases lately include new uniforms for all the police officers and the reserve officers and 20 new badges, costing $100 each, she said.
Dobbs would neither confirm or deny these purchases when contacted by The Monitor.
“That’s not in the budget,” Jones said. It also may not be paid for yet, either. “Who knows where the money is going?
“The council hasn’t been presented with actual numbers since he took exclusive rights for what goes on the agenda. We’ve been asking for financials from him since May,” she said.
“At the first meeting, he (Dobbs) asked what if he needed to replace a door knob or something? He was told if it was in the budget, he could get it,” Jones said.
Also, Drucilla Haynes is said to still be on the city payroll at $18 per hour as an assistant to new city secretary Shirley Kirksey, and several new police officers have been added.
Dobbs told The Cedar Creek Pilot that the general fund is down to $14,000. It is estimated that the current payroll requires $15,000 to $16,000. The city was to meet its payroll obligation this week.
But, the council chamber looks nice. It has a new paint job and wainscoting.
Once a month, certain funds are shifted from the court account at the First National Bank of Kemp (by counter-signatures) to the city’s general fund. These funds are from citations and city fees and can range anywhere from $4,000 to $15,000, if it’s a good month for collections, Mosley told The Monitor.
Once a month, the state sends sales tax revenues to the city. From that amount, voter-approved set-asides for the Economic Development Corporation and the Road Repair fund are subtracted, and the city’s bills and payroll come from the remainder. Depending on whether there are two or three pay periods that month, the amount for payroll is known, and what is left goes to monthly expenses as dictated by the budget, Mosley explained.
Laywell reports that at no time did Dobbs ask him to countersign any checks from the court account (First National of Kemp) to pay Payne Springs and Grapevine before he left the area. “But then, he’s never initiated a conversation with me,” Laywell said.
Dobbs told The Pilot that he had to pay these two cities out of general funds because the First National Bank of Kemp wouldn’t honor a check from the city on a sole signature.

Stolen truck found in pieces
Monitor Staff Reports
SEVEN POINTS–Parts of a 1991 Dodge truck reported stolen from a Henderson County Road 3607 May 3 have been recovered and two arrests made.
Justin Alexander Hooker, 19, of Tyler and James Arthur Featherston, 17, were arrested and are being held on $5,000 bonds.
The truck was parked at a Henderson County residence near Seven Points and valued at $7,500, according to a press release.
During the investigation of the theft, Henderson County Investigators were assisted by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
The vehicle had been cut into numerous parts and sold to two different parties.
The dismantled chassis was recovered at a residence in Mt. Pleasant, and the sheet metal parts were sold at a local scrap yard.

 

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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