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
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 Commissioners 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
Henderson County Historical Commission meets the first Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. in the HC Historical
Kaufman County Commissioners 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.
Education course set
Special to The Monitor
CANTONPeople in Van Zandt, Henderson, Kaufman and other counties may receive the
mandatory Texas Hunter Education training classes at Wileys 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
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 dont 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
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
Monitor Staff Reports
GUN BARREL CITYCedar 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.
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.
Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Diane Russ (standing left), DeAnna Browning and Jannell Dunnington, representing the
county attorneys office, the district attorneys office and the sheriffs
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 clubs weekly luncheon Wednesday.
Crime Victims Coordinator DeAnna Browning of Henderson County District Attorney Scott
McKees office, administrative assistant Diane Russ of County Attorney Clint
Davis office and Jannell Dunnington of the Henderson County Sheriffs 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. Were 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.
Were hoping to have the DPS helicopter on hand, if theyre 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or
contact Russ at (903) 675-6112 or e-mail at email@example.com.
In club news, members briefly discussed the clubs upcoming installation banquet,
scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 21, at the Pinnacle Club.
Other items discussed included the clubs 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
Special to The Monitor
KEMPChildren 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
We cannot approve an application that is not complete, so be sure to fill out all required
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
childs nutrition office.
Head Start students and Even Start children and most foster children may also qualify for
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 dont 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
What if I disagree with the schools 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
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
daide, 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 Im 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. Ive had all my shots and am ready to be adopted. If
youd 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have many animals at
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 petfinder.com