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
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 7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each
month. For more information, please call 887-1087. The public is invited
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 Management District #4
meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at
Oran White Civic Center in Tool.
Henderson County Historical Commission
meets the first Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. in the HC Historical
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
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
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
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 7 p.m. in the OranWhite Civic Center the third Thursday of each
month. For more information, please call 432-3522. The public is invited
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.
Summer Rod Run set Sept. 5
Special to The Monitor
SEVEN POINTS–The sixth Summer Rod Run will be held Saturday, Sept. 5, at
the Seven Points City Park.
This 1960 purple Chevrolet El Camino, complete with Betty Boop as a
carhop, was one of the dozens of cars on display at the 2008 Summer Rod
Run in Seven Points. The El Camino is owned by Earl Chapman.
All proceeds will go to the Seven Points Volunteer Fire Department.
Preregistration will be ongoing from now through Wednesday, Sept. 2, for
Registration the day of the show will be $20 and open from 10 a.m. to
There will be 39 entry classes to choose from.
First and second place in each of the classes and specialty awards will
be given. Also, there will be awards for the Best of Show Car, Best of
Show Truck and Best of the Best.
Awards will be presented at approximately 3 p.m.
T-shirts with the Best of the Best from last year, a ’65 fastback
Mustang GT, will be on sale for $10, while supplies last.
Prizes will be available, including a 42-inch LCD TV, a DVD player,
barbecue grill and other items.
There will be a live DJ playing lots of oldies, lots of food and fun for
For information about the car show, contact Bear or Donna at (903)
432-3505, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration forms are available at the Seven Points Volunteer Fire
Department or Bear’s Auto Glass.
Register now for diabetes
Special to The Monitor
CANTON–The “Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes” course will be offered in
September by Texas AgriLife Extension Service.
Dee Lee Smith, county extension agent-family and consumer sciences, sees
the need for a class to be held in the evening for those who work and is
now taking registrations for an evening class.
For the class to make, she is requesting at least 10 registrations.
This series of five lessons will include information on self-care, foot
care, nutrition, food safety, managing diabetes, resources, diet,
exercise, understanding diabetes and blood glucose control.
Attendees will receive a binder with handouts, recipe booklet,
glucometers, goodie bags, tasty snacks and sample recipe demonstrations.
To register, participants must call the Extension office no later than
Friday, Aug. 28.
The cost for the course is $25 per participant or couple. Couples will
receive one set of handouts, binder and other resources given, but both
are welcome to attend.
Many times the person preparing the food for the family needs to hear
the information as well as the person with diabetes.
Course details are:
5-7 p.m., Thursdays, Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24 and Tuesday, Sept. 29, at the
County Fairgrounds in Canton, Brown Building (Free State Building),
intersection of State Highways 64 and 243.
Following the class, attendees will be eligible to attend monthly
diabetes support group gatherings hosting guest speakers and other
For more information about the classes or diabetes, contact Dee Lee
Smith at (903) 567-4149 or e-mail at
Educational programs of Texas AgriLife Extension Service are open to all
people without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age or
McAfee honored for 60 years as
Monitor Staff Reports
MABANK–One of the longest-serving members of the Roddy Masonic Lodge No.
734 honored another man who’s served an even longer time during a
special ceremony at the lodge Monday.
Cozelle McAfee, accompanied by his wife, Stella, and their extended
family, received his 60-year pin from long-time Lodge secretary Bill
Mackee, who received his 50-year pin April 27.
Cozelle and Stella McAfee will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary
in February, 2010.
“Stella has put up with you for 60 years, and I’ve known you a lot
longer than that,” Mackee told the couple.
Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Stella and Cozelle McAfee (center) show the
certificate he received, along with a pin, marking 60 years as a Mason.
Joining in the brief ceremony at the Roddy Masonic Lodge No. 734 in
Mabank are members of their extended family. Pictured are (from left)
granddaughter Lindsey and husband Josh Brignac (holding
great-granddaughter Lavery), son Don and wife Denise McAfee and their
sons Dane and Drake, niece Andrea Pickens, niece Bettie Busby, daughter
Deedra and husband Stan Williams, sister Alene Gibbs, and daughter Diane
and husband Royse Mixon.
“Cozelle has the best voice, and conferred the finest degrees I’ve
ever heard down here,” he added. “You (Cozelle) have served this lodge
as well as anybody I’ve seen.”
While standing on either side of the central altar, Mackee pointed to
the large Bible opened on the altar.
“You recognize this old book?” Mackee asked. “It’s older than you or me.
“Sixty years ago, you placed both hands on this old book and you were
made a Mason,” he added.
Masonry teaches three important lessons – to honor God, support your
family and love your country, Mackee said.
McAfee worked for many years as the service manager at Tri-County Ford,
“I recall him mounting those Goodyear tires on my old Lincoln,” he
added. “That wasn’t his job, but he did it anyway.”
McAfee has served on the city council (including as mayor pro-tem) and
served with the volunteer fire department for many years, including a
stint as fire chief, Mackee told the gathering.
“I think you’ve walked uprightly for all these years,” Mackee added.
“It’s an honor for me to be allowed to do this, present you with your
As he handed the pin over to Stella McAfee for her to place it on her
husband, Mackee said there were four living men who had received 60-year
pins from the Roddy Lodge, including McAfee.
Looking around, Mackee added, “He’s one of my very best friends, but
he’s ornery,” drawing a laugh.
“I have called him many, many times, and he shows up,” Mackee said.
“He’s not real happy about it, but he shows up.”
“I appreciate everybody being here,” McAfee said. “That’s about all I
have to say.”
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
We have many animals at the
Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake in Seven
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
County Road 2403 in
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