Pat Green to perform at 12th
annual MDA rodeo
Monitor Staff Reports
ATHENS–Smith Pro Rodeos is excited to be
welcoming recording artist Pat Green to the 12th annual MDA Benefit
Rodeo Friday, Aug. 22.
This will mark the second time in the last three years Mr. Green has
made an appearance at the annual event. He last performed at the event
in 2006, before a sold-out crowd.
Unlike many artists, Green didn’t just become an overnight sensation. He
began gaining a grassroots support system in Texas through
From there, he went on to perform at venues throughout the Red Dirt
Music scene. It was his on-stage charisma that led to him eventually
signing a record deal with an independent label out of New York.
The three-time Grammy nominee has since signed with BNA Records, and his
most recent album, Cannonball, has produced such hits as “Feel’s Just
Like it Should” and “Dixie Lullaby.”
The album continues to be a huge success and may end up being a career
album for Green. Since then, Green has provided a teaser for what is to
come in his future with the release of the single “Let Me.”
Green has a distinctive sound that appeals not only to the seasoned
country fan but to many of those who are unfamiliar with the music.
His on-stage presence makes people want to come back for more. His
popularity has continued to steadily increase over the years, and he has
risen to become one of the top stars in Nashville.
Green has sold out stadiums, such as the Houston Astrodome and Dallas’
Smirnoff Center, and it is expected he will do the same at the MDA
Tickets can be purchased at Lone Star Western Wear in Athens and
Corsicana, and Cavender’s Boot City in Tyler and Palestine.
Tickets are also available on-line or by phone. For additional
information, you may visit the website at
www.ssrodeo.com, or call Smith Pro
Rodeos at (903) 489-2652, or toll-free at (888)-822-5919.
Free home repairs offered to
Special to The Monitor
MABANK–The Center for Housing Resources, a 501(c)(3) non-profit
organization, is in the process of writing a $500,000 grant to provide
free repairs to low-income homes in the East Texas area.
The home must have at least one disabled person (no matter what age)
collecting Social Security income.
The income total is the income of all people living in the home.
The land deed must be in the homeowner’s name.
Buying your home is the same as owning the home. We cannot accept
renters in this program.
Mobile homes are acceptable. We do all kinds of repairs, including
Call the Family Resource Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday,
Thursday or Friday at (903) 887-4100 and ask for Winnie or Echo.
Get your name on the list as soon as possible (ASAP).
When the grant comes in, we will be calling you to get the paperwork
We need as many people as possible to sign up, so get on the list now.
Let’s prove to the grantors there is a need for free home repairs for
disabled people in the area.
Special to The Monitor
PAYNE SRINGS–The members of the Pinnacle Women’s Club are working hard
on the club’s 11th annual garage sale.
“Mark your calendars for Thursday and Friday, Oct. 9-10, this year,
instead of our traditional September time frame.
“We want to make sure our loyal customers know to look for us a little
later in the year, and hopefully we will have cooler weather,” garage
sale co-chair Patty Evans said.
The garage sale will be at the Lighthouse Baptist Church, State Highway
198 in Payne Springs.
The facility is for sale, but the Women’s Club has been assured the
usage of the church this year.
Each year, the garage sale is evaluated and suggestions are made to
streamline the process, enabling the customers a better shopping
The merchandise is displayed similar to a department store, and features
the specialty boutique areas designated for upscale women’s and men’s
clothing, kid’s corner, home décor nook, and the library.
Also available are jewelry, purses, shoes, holiday decorations, linens,
housewares, electronics, exercise equipment, furniture, sports equipment
and much more.
Because of the extreme popularity of the sale, last year an efficient
parking plan was incorporated, which made traffic easier to manage.
This year, the customers will enjoy separate entrances and exits, be
able to take advantage of an express checkout lane, and flyers in
Spanish will aid those in need with translation.
A large lighted “arrow” sign and a pumpkin patch will point the way to
the most anticipated event in the lake area.
“If you have a list, we can assist. The support of the community is
overwhelming and we are looking forward to another successful year. As
always, the net proceeds of our major fund-raiser are earmarked to
support our on-going college scholarship programs and lake area
charitable organizations. We look forward to seeing you in October,”
garage sale co-chair Judy Lee said.
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
My name is Nelson. I am a
beautiful male Dachshund. I was brought to the shelter by animal
control, so I have no history. So far, I seem pretty laid back
and gentle. I am a wonderful boy looking for my new forever
My name is Oreo. I am a beautiful
female black Lab. I was brought to the shelter by animal
control, so I have no history. I seem to get along with other
dogs. I need help with leash training. I have been started on my
shots and need to be fixed. I am a beautiful girl looking for my
We are a whole litter of Shepherd
mix babies. We were brought to the shelter by animal control, so
we have no history. We have been started on our first set of
shots. We are good kids looking for our new forever homes.
I am a beautiful Border Collie,
who is four months old, or so. I was brought to the shelter by
animal control, so I have no history. I have not been at the
shelter long, so not much is known about me. I am a beautiful
kid looking for a new home.
Pictured are just a few
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.
For further information
visit our website at