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.
and MDA fund-raiser set
Special to The Monitor
TYLERBrookshires grocery stores and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)
are teaming up throughout the month of August to raise funds and awareness for the 45th
annual Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon.
Look for Check Out for a Cure mobiles in all Brookshires and Super One
stores this month.
Customers can purchase a mobile for $1 at any store, and 100 percent of the proceeds will
enable MDA to provide the very best in patient care and services, including clinic visits,
orthopedic equipment, support groups and a worldwide research effort seeking treatments
and cures for the 43 neuromuscular diseases.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association of Tyler serves more than 400 families, including 15
children who attended MDA Summer Camp this year in Meridian.
MDA is so thankful to BGC and their customers for helping this program make such
large strides in the fight against neuromuscular disease, executive director of the
Tyler MDA office Meredith Honeycutt said.
BGC and their customers allow MDA to give help and hope to the families we
serve, she added.
In years past, the Check Out for a Cure program has made great strides for MDA.
In 2007, Brookshires and Super 1 Foods helped raise $16,038 through the sale of
In 2008, that number skyrocketed to $90,746.
In 2009, donations increased yet again, raising $130,470 for MDA.
Brookshires is making it easy for customers to truly make a difference in the lives
of those living with muscular dystrophy.
Visit any of Brookshires 156 locations and purchase a mobile at the register for
For more information, contact Meredith Honeycutt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diet, exercise best to reduce risk of
heart disease, Kiwanis hear
Monitor Staff Reports
GUN BARREL CITYHeart disease is something relatively few women talk about, but a
woman is 10 times more likely to die from heart disease than from breast cancer.
Heart disease is the number-one killer of women, Registered Nurse Deb Taylor
told the Cedar Creek Lake Kiwanis club Wednesday during the clubs weekly luncheon at
The Jalapeño Tree restaurant.
The divisional director of the Heart Institute for Tyler-based Trinity Mother Francis
Hospitals and Clinics, Taylor said statistically, one in every 2.5 women will die of heart
disease, while breast cancer kills one in 30 women.
There are some risk factors that cant be controlled, she said.
Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Registered Nurse Deb Taylor outlines uncontrollable and controllable risk factors for
heart disease to the Cedar Creek Lake Kiwanis club at the club's weekly luncheon
Wednesday. Heart disease is the number-one killer of women, she pointed out.
You cant control your genetic heredity, you cant control your sex and
you cant control your age, Taylor said, but added, Im working on
the age part.
Most factors in heart disease, however, can be controlled your weight, physical
activity, diet and exercise and smoking.
The number-one thing you can do is not smoke, Taylor said.
Nicotine in cigarettes works to constrict arteries in the heart, she explained.
So, if theres any blockage in there, it makes your heart work twice as
hard, she said.
Diet and exercise are the best way to minimize the risk of developing heart disease,
because once you have heart disease, it will stay with you for the rest of your life, she
I used to have major problems with diet and exercise, she said. At one
time, I weighed 320 pounds. I lost 175 pounds, just through diet and exercise.
I love chocolate, she added. I have something chocolate every day. The
key is everything in moderation.
Being overweight brings on a host of potential health risks, headed by high blood pressure
and diabetes, Taylor told the gathering.
Youve got to get up and move, she said. The easiest thing to do is
just to walk. Walking is something most people can do, and its not too stressful on
Women who develope diabetes are twice as likely to have a heart attack, she pointed out.
Stress is another key factor 75 percent of medical complaints are
stress-related, Taylor said.
It turns out exercise is a great stress reliever, and eating healthy, resting, making sure
to have some me time and adjusting ones attitude can also help reduce
Women typically also have different symptoms when theyre having a heart attack,
compared to men, Taylor pointed out.
Males tend to have chest pain, sweating and pain in the arms and back, but the usual
symptoms for women are fatigue and/or indigestion/heartburn, she said.
You often see a woman cook dinner, clean up the kitchen and wash the dishes, make
sure the kids are headed to bed, make sure her husband has what he needs before bed, and
then theyll drive themselves to the emergency room, Taylor said.
In club business, members:
heard the clubs annual officer installation banquet is tentatively set for
Tuesday, Sept. 21, at The Pinnacle Club.
heard Tool Elementary School principal Bill Morgan note plans for a school
Christmas program, where the cost of admission is a canned food item.
As planned, the school will split the number of canned foods collected with the Kiwanis
club to help spread the effort to provide for the needy during the holidays, he said.
We going to try to make sure people dont go without, Morgan 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 email@example.com.
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