Normal Lake Level is
above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 317.01
94 degrees - top
90 degrees - bottom
Sports in Brief
Tri-County Soccer sign-ups
The Tri-County Soccer Association will be holding sign-ups for
the Fall 2011 soccer season. Signups will be held from 6 to 8
p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, and from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday,
Aug. 6, at the Gun Barrel City McDonald’s. Children must be at
least 4 years of age prior to Monday, Aug. 1, in order to play.
Entry fee is $60. Games will begin Sept. 10.
Purtis Creek State Park will hold basic canoe and kayak skills
lessons from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. Learn basic
paddling skills, including safe entry and exit of the boat.
Reservations are required. The deadline is the day before the
lessons. For information, or to make reservations, call Purtis
Creek State Park at (903) 425-2332.
Key UIL High School Football Dates
4A and 5A Schools Without Spring Training, 3A, 2A, 1A-11-man,
• Aug. 1 – First day of conditioning (No contact activities
permitted. No contact equipment except helmets may be worn.)
• Aug. 5 – First day of contact
• Aug. 12 – First scrimmage
• Aug. 17 – Second scrimmage
• Aug. 22 – Third scrimmage (Schools opting for a third
scrimmage shall not play on zero date)
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Special to The Monitor
ATHENS–Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) will be
conducting a free hunter education new instructor training
workshop Saturday, Aug. 13, in Waco.
The workshop will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Dewey
Recreation Center, 925 N. 9th Street.
Instruction will be offered for new applicants and currently
certified instructors in skills trail, live firing exercises and
home study procedures.
The training puts fun and exciting activities into the learning
experience. Students will benefit by going through actual
hunting simulations and by making their own decisions regarding
responsible actions using “shoot-don’t-shoot” scenarios.
Before attending the workshop, you must go to the following
website and prepare yourself by going over the instructor
You will sign an acknowledgement and release that you have done
the pre-workshop assignment as part of your training.
The site is www.tpwd.state.tx.us/learning/hunter_ education/instruct.phtml.
Every Texas hunter born on or after Sept. 2, 1971, must
successfully complete a hunter education course.
The hunter education program’s goals are to reduce
hunting-related accidents and violations; promote safe,
responsible and knowledgeable hunting; and enhance hunting
traditions and values.
Hunter education provides instruction in Texas hunting
regulations, wildlife management and identification,
conservation, ethics, firearm and hunting safety and
responsibility and outdoor skills.
By understanding hunting through education, hunters and
non-hunters alike will help make a bright future for the sport.
To register, contact TPWD Area Chief Brent Heath at (254)
722-5660 or heathconstruction @juno.com.
‘Big Bassy’ caught at
Purtis Creek State Park
Leia Bartlett, 9, of Tool, recently took a fishing trip to
Purtis Creek State
Park where she caught “Big Bassy,” a 17½ inch largemouth bass.