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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.

  Texas Hunter Education course set
Special to The Monitor
CANTON–People in Van Zandt, Henderson, Kaufman and other counties may receive the mandatory Texas Hunter Education training classes at Wiley’s Gun Shop, located nine miles west of Canton near State Highways 47 and 243.
The classes will be held from 5-9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27-28. Both classes must be attended.
Pre-registration is required, and it is important, since seating is limited to 50 students.
Hunter education training is required by other states as well as the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD).
Constable C.B. Wiley will be the instructor.
If 50 students don’t show up, the dates may be changed.
According to TPWD, if you were born on or after Sept. 2, 1971, and are age 17 or over, you must successfully complete the course.
If you are age 9-16, you must successfully complete the course, or be accompanied by a licensed hunter 17 years of age or older.
If under 9, you must be accompanied by a licensed hunter 17 or older.
Any individual may take the course on a voluntary basis, and are encouraged to attend regardless of requirements.
If you plan to hunt in another state, you may be required to have completed the course.
It is open to adults and youngsters and will include instructions in rifle, shotgun, handgun, primitive sporting arms and safety, outdoor responsibility and ethics, law and regulation, wildlife conservation and ID, hunting tradition, field care of game, wilderness first aid and survival.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime requirement. The certificate is good for the rest of your life at this time.
Minimum age for certification is 9. All students who successfully complete the course will be issued a hunter education certification from the TPWD.
If you are younger than 9, you may attend, but you will have to retake the course after turning 9.
More than 280,000 Texans have completed the course.
For more information, contact TPWD instructor Wiley at (903) 848-7912, or TPWD in Austin.

Kiwanis asked to sponsor 1st ‘Walk Like MADD’ event
Monitor Staff Reports
GUN BARREL CITY–Cedar Creek Lake Kiwanis members were asked Wednesday to support and participate in the inaugural Walk Like MADD/Ride Like MADD events in Gun Barrel City Oct. 9.
As planned, the twin events – a two-mile walk and a motorcycle ride – will raise funding for Mothers Against Drunk Driving and local needy families.
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Diane Russ (standing left), DeAnna Browning and Jannell Dunnington, representing the county attorney’s office, the district attorney’s office and the sheriff’s office, ask Cedar Creek Lake Kiwanis president Denise York (seated) and other club members to join with them to promote and participate in the first “Walk Like MADD” event in Gun Barrel City Saturday, Oct. 9, during the club’s weekly luncheon Wednesday.

Crime Victims Coordinator DeAnna Browning of Henderson County District Attorney Scott McKee’s office, administrative assistant Diane Russ of County Attorney Clint Davis’ office and Jannell Dunnington of the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office met with Kiwanis members to outline plans for the linked fund-raisers.
As planned, registration and opening ceremonies will begin at 8:30 a.m. near the Gun Barrel City Fire Station, with a 9 a.m. start to the two-mile walk, while motorcycle riders will also be heading out on one of two planned courses, Kiwanis members heard.
Walkers/riders will be seeking donation pledges for their efforts.
“What is great about this event is that all the money is going to stay in this area,” Dunnington said.
Walkers can walk as individuals or gather as teams – and it would be neat for teams to wear crazy costumes or T-shirts, she added.
Texas leads the nation in drunk-driving deaths every year, and someone is killed in an alcohol-related crash approximately every 40 minutes of each day, Browning related.
“Drunk driving is 100 percent preventable,” Browning pointed out.
Dunnington is part of the Blue Knights motorcycle club (while made up of police officers, under state law, the Knights are considered a “gang,” she said), and the club is asking all motorcycle riders to join in the event to raise funds.
“The cost is $25 per person on the motorcycle, and you will get a T-shirt,” she said. “We’re wanting to bring some other riders here and show them what Henderson County is all about.”
“We would love to have a huge crowd of people out there walking,” Browning said.
“We’re hoping to have the DPS helicopter on hand, if they’re not out on a mission,” Dunnington said.
There are five levels of sponsorship that Kiwanis members could consider as a club – diamond ($1,500), platinum ($1,000), gold ($500), silver ($250) and bronze ($150).
More details about the walk and run will be available after Sept. 1, Browning said.
For more information, contact Browning at (903) 675-6100 or e-mail dbrowning@co.henderson.tx.us,  or contact Russ at (903) 675-6112 or e-mail at druss@co.henderson.tx.us.
In club news, members briefly discussed the club’s upcoming installation banquet, scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 21, at the Pinnacle Club.
Other items discussed included the club’s continuing school nurses project (providing personal items for needy children through school nurses) and the ongoing reading programs at both area libraries each first Saturday of the month.

 

Kemp ISD offers reduced meals to qualified students
Special to The Monitor
KEMP–Children need healthy meals to learn.
Kemp ISD offers healthy meals every school day.
Breakfast costs $1.25; lunch costs $2 (Grades PK-3rd) and $2.25 (Grades 4th-12th).
Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced-price meals.
Reduced price is $0.30 for breakfast and $0.40 for lunch.
• Do I need to fill out an application for each child?
No. Complete one application to apply for free or reduced-price meals.
Use one Free and Reduced-Price School Meals Application for all students in your household.
We cannot approve an application that is not complete, so be sure to fill out all required information.
Return the completed application to: Raye Nelle Smith, 905 South Main Street, Kemp, TX 75143, (903) 498-1398.
• Who can get free meals?
Children in households receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits (formerly the Food Stamp Program) or TANF can get free meals regardless of your income.
Your benefit letter from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is your documentation for free meals.
If you have not already received a letter from your school stating that your household is eligible for free meals, you may take your HHSC benefit letter to your child nutrition office to be certified for free meals.
If a member of your household is directly certified due to receiving SNAP or TANF benefits, all members of your household are eligible for free meals.
If a child in your household is not included on the Letter of Direct Certification, sent to you by the SFA, or if you have questions, call the school at (903) 498-1398.
• Should I fill out an application if I got a letter this school year saying my children are approved for free or reduced-price meals?
In most cases no, however read the letter you got carefully and follow the instructions.
Call the school at (903) 498-1398 if you have questions or a member of your household is not listed on the letter.
If your household does not receive SNAP or TANF, your children may still be eligible to receive free meals if your household income is less than the amounts listed on the federal Income Eligibility Guidelines. Please complete the application and submit it to your child’s nutrition office.
Head Start students and Even Start children and most foster children may also qualify for free meals.
• Can homeless, runaway and migrant children get free meals?
Yes. If you have not been notified of free status under these categories, please call Raye Nelle Smith, Homeless Liaison at (903) 498-1398 or Dr. Debra Airheart, Migrant Liaison at (903) 498-1340 to see if your child(ren) qualify.
• Who can get reduced price meals?
Your children can get low-cost meals if your household income is within the reduced-price limits on the Federal Income Chart.
• I get WIC. Can my child(ren) get free meals?
Children in households participating in WIC may be eligible for free or reduced-price meals. Please fill out an application.
• Will the information I give be checked?
Yes, we may ask you to send written proof.
• If I don’t qualify now, may I apply later?
Yes. You may apply at any time during the school year if your household size goes up, income goes down, or if you start getting SNAP, TANF or other benefits (such as unemployment benefits).
• What if I disagree with the school’s decision about my application?
You should talk to school officials.
You also may ask for a hearing by calling or writing to: Sam Swierc, Assistant Superintendent, 905 South Main Street, Kemp, TX 75143. (903) 498-1314.
• May I apply if someone in my household is not a U.S. citizen?
Yes. You or your child(ren) do not have to be a U.S. citizen to qualify for free or reduced-price meals.
• Who should I include as members of my household?
You must include yourself and all people living in your household, related or not (such as children, grandparents, other relatives or friends).
• What if my income is not always the same?
List the amount that you normally receive.
For example, if you normally get $1,000 each month, but you missed some work last month and only got $900, put down that you get $1,000 per month.
If you normally get overtime pay, include that amount as income.
If you do not normally get overtime pay, do not include it as income.
• We are in the military; do we include our housing allowance as income?
If your housing is part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative, do not include your housing allowance as income.
All other allowances must be included in your gross income.
If you have other questions or need help, call (903) 498-1398.
Si necesita ayuda, por favor llame al teléfono: (903) 498-1398. Si vous voudriez d’aide, contactez nous au numero: (903) 498-1398.

 

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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