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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 7 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 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 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 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 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.
  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.
Monitor File Photo
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 $15.
Registration the day of the show will be $20 and open from 10 a.m. to noon.
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 everyone.
For information about the car show, contact Bear or Donna at (903) 432-3505, or bears@mycvc.net.
Registration forms are available at the Seven Points Volunteer Fire Department or Bear’s Auto Glass.

 

Register now for diabetes classes
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 information.
For more information about the classes or diabetes, contact Dee Lee Smith at (903) 567-4149 or e-mail at dc-smith@tamu.edu.
Educational programs of Texas AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age or national origin.

 

McAfee honored for 60 years as a Mason
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, Mackee said.
“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 60-year pin.”
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.”
 

Come Adopt Us At
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake

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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