Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet
above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is:
na degrees - top
84 degrees - bottom
beat Ennis, WP
Monitor Staff Reports
MABANK–In the first varsity contests played in
the brand-new Mabank High School gym, the hosting Lady Panthers defeated
the Ennis Lady Lions and the Wills Point Lady Tigers in a dual match
Now 2-0 on the season, the Lady Panthers were scheduled to play in the
Garland Invitational tournament Friday and Saturday.
Mabank will travel to DeSoto Monday, Aug. 20, for a dual match with the
DeSoto Lady Eagles of District 8-5A and the Red Oak Lady Hawks of
District 15-4A, opening with 4:30 p.m. freshman matches.
Tuesday, Aug. 21, the Lady Panthers will host the Mexia Lady Blackcats
and Quitman Lady Bulldogs for a dual match, opening at 4 p.m.
Next Friday and Saturday, Aug. 24-25, the Lady Panthers will travel to
Allen to play in the Texas Open Tournament before returning home to host
Greenville Tuesday, Aug. 28.
Tuesday, the Lady Panthers had little trouble blowing away the Lady
Lions of District 15-4A, winning by scores of 25-10, 25-12 and 25-14.
However, Mabank’s 3-1 win in the second match against the District 10-3A
Lady Tigers was more difficult.
Mabank won 25-14, 25-20, 25-27 and 25-10.
“We are not playing up to our potential right now,” veteran Mabank coach
Stacy Shelton said.
“We did not play with our stinting middle blocker, due to a family
emergency, and had to shift our lineup around,” Shelton added.
“Hopefully, with a little hard work and time, we will be where we need
to be at the start of district.”
Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Wills Point’s Jayla McEnturff (6) tries to tip the
ball past a block by Mabank’s Haley Brackenridge (11) during their
season-opening match in the brand-new Mabank High School gym Tuesday.
Cedar Creek Lake cars at Fort
ABOVE: A powder blue/white 1959 Ford Skyliner owned and restored by Ron
Trench of Malakoff won the People’s Choice Award, Best In Show, Best
Pre-1980s Ford and first place in the ’49 to ’59 Ford category at the
18th annual Yellow Rose Classic at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in
Fort Worth Aug. 11-12. Trench did all the restoring himself, except for
the paint job. BELOW: Virginia Wright of Mabank stands next to her red
1965 Ford Thunderbird, which won first place in the ’58 to ’66 T-Bird
class at the Yellow Rose Classic. The Thunderbird was restored by Owen
Wright and sons Dennis and Mike, with paint by Huddleston Paint & Body.
Engine work was done by John McIntyre and Barton’s Transmission handled
the drivetrain restoration. The North Texas Mustang Club sponsored the
all-Ford car show.
Small world on display at TFFC
Special to The Monitor
ATHENS–Nikon’s Small World winning image emerges from blackness to
reveal the delicate, blue pebbly texture of the cell nuclei of a mouse
colon as seen through the microscope.
The winning image is the work of Dr. Paul Appleton, a researcher from
the Division of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of
Dundee in the United Kingdom.
Founded in 1974 to recognize excellence in photography through the
microscope, Nikon’s Small World competition is the leading forum for
celebrating the beauty and complexity of objects seen through the light
This year’s winning photographs will be on display at the Texas
Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens from Friday, Aug. 24, through
Sunday, Oct. 28.
“Nikon’s Small World gives us a glimpse into a world that few people
ever see,” Nikon Instruments executive vice president Lee Shuett said.
“With today’s digital imaging capability, we can not only see the
smallest objects, we can also study how different objects interact and
change over time,” Shuett added. “Never before in human history have we
had this powerful imaging capability to see and analyze so much
information about human biology.”
“Digital microscopy generates tremendous amounts of quantitative
information which is used to measure changes in normal cells,” Appleton
said. “This imaging capability makes an enormous difference in the
amount and quality of the information we are able to collect and
Appleton’s research represents two new fields of science called Genomics
and Bioinformatics. Genomics is the study of the flow of information in
a cell, while Bioinformatics is the application of computing to make
sense of the huge amount of data coming from Genomics.
The top three images include Dr. Paul Appleton’s image of a mouse colon,
Raul Galzalez’s image of an aquatic bacteria photographed next to a
diatom – a common phytoplankton that generates its energy through
photosynthesis – and Jens Rüchel’s photomicrograph of an aquatic worm
which lives in shallow coastal regions.
Each year, Nikon makes the winning images accessible to the public
through the Nikon Small World calendar, a national museum tour, and an
electronic gallery featured at www.nikonsmallworld.com. Images submitted
by Nikon Small World winners’ were selected from more than 1,700
photomicrographs sent to Nikon by scientists and artists from around the
globe and judged by a panel of experts.
The Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition is open to anyone
with an interest in photomicrography. Participants may submit their
images in traditional 35mm format, or upload digital images directly at
MicroscopyU on the Nikon Web site (www.nikonusa.com).
The first and second of 20 prizewinners will receive a selection of
Nikon products and equipment worth $3,000 and $2,000 respectively. For
additional information, contact Nikon Small World, Nikon Instruments
Inc., 1300 Walt Whitman Road, Melville, NY 11747, or phone (631)
The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center is located four miles east of
Athens at 5550 FM 2495. The Center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday
through Saturday, and from 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5.50 for
adults, $4.50 for seniors and $3.50 for children ages 4 through 12.
There is no additional admission fee for the Nikon Small World exhibit.
For more information and directions, see the TFFC website at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/visitorcenters/tffc/
or call (903) 676-2277.
MHS vs Mexia/Quitman
KHS vs Brownsboro
EHS vs Athens/Ennis
MHS @ Allen tourney
KHS @ Eustace tourney
EHS hosts tournament
MHS @ Canton (scrm)
KHS vs Edgewood (scrm)
EHS vs Elkhart (scrm)
MHS vs Rusk
KHS vs FW Castleberry
EHS vs Malakoff
EHS @ Greenhill Relays
(Norbuck Park, Dallas)