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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.

  Brookshire’s and MDA fund-raiser set
Special to The Monitor
TYLER–Brookshire’s 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 Brookshire’s 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, Brookshire’s and Super 1 Foods helped raise $16,038 through the sale of mobiles.
In 2008, that number skyrocketed to $90,746.
In 2009, donations increased yet again, raising $130,470 for MDA.
Brookshire’s is making it easy for customers to truly make a difference in the lives of those living with muscular dystrophy.
Visit any of Brookshire’s 156 locations and purchase a mobile at the register for MDA.
For more information, contact Meredith Honeycutt at mhoneycutt@mdausa.org.

 

Diet, exercise best to reduce risk of heart disease, Kiwanis hear
Monitor Staff Reports
GUN BARREL CITY–Heart 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 club’s 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 can’t be controlled, she said.
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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 can’t control your genetic heredity, you can’t control your sex and you can’t control your age,” Taylor said, but added, “I’m 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 there’s 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 warned.
“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.
“You’ve 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 it’s not too stressful on your body.”
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 one’s attitude can also help reduce stress.
Women typically also have different symptoms when they’re 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 they’ll drive themselves to the emergency room,” Taylor said.
In club business, members:
• heard the club’s 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 don’t 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 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.

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