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August 25
, 2011






Lake Info

Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet
above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 316.39
Water Temperature:
92 degrees - top
87 degrees - bottom

Sports in Brief

Annual ‘Lord’s Acre Golf Tournament’ still taking entries
The First United Methodist Church of Mabank’s “Lord’s Acre Golf Tournament” is still taking entries for the Tuesday, Sept. 6, event at the Cedar Creek Country Club.
An entry fee includes cart, range balls, lunch buffet and guest fee.
Deadline for all submissions is noon Monday, Aug. 29.
For information and entry forms, contact FUMC at 501 S. Third St. in Mabank, or call (903) 887-3691.

Night hike at Purtis Creek State Park
An evening of night hiking will be held at Purtis Creek State Park from 9 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27.
Take a hike into the night and learn about the nocturnal animals that frequent the park. Discover how the darkness affects your senses. The hike is about one mile and on relatively flat terrain. Meet at the overflow camping parking lot.
For more information, contact the park at (903) 425-2332.

Upcoming Events


Aug. 26
• Eustace @ Kemp – 7:30 p.m.
• Mabank @ Wills Point – 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 2
• Edgewood @ Kemp – 7:30 p.m.
• Mabank @ Quinlan Ford – 7:30 p.m.
• Eustace @ Tyler Grace – 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 9
• Eustace @ Edgewood – 7:30 p.m.
• Mabank @ Canton – 7:30 p.m.
• Mineola @ Kemp – 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 16
• Quitman @ Eustace – 7:30 p.m.
• Palestine @ Mabank – 7:30 p.m.
• Malakoff @ Kemp – 7:30 p.m.


Aug. 25-27
• Eustace @ Tyler Tournament – Time TBA
• Mabank @ Tyler Tournament – Time TBA
• Kemp @ Scurry-Rosser Tournament – Time TBA
Aug. 30
• Edgewood @ Eustace – 4:30 p.m.
• John Tyler @ Mabank – 5 p.m.
• Kemp @ Mildred – 4:30 p.m.



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Sports Highlights

Sunnyvale wins Eustace volleyball tournament
Mabank takes top spot in challenger bracket
By Sam Epps
Monitor Sports Editor

EUSTACE–The Sunnyvale Lady Raiders beat the Ennis Lady Lions to win the Eustace varsity volleyball tournament last weekend.
The Eustace Lady Bulldogs fell to the Van Lady Vandals for a third place finish, while the Canton Lady Eagles won consolation.
The Mabank Lady Panthers took first place in the challenger bracket after defeating the Wills Point Lady Tigers.
Eustace started strong on day one of the tournament, beating Brownsboro in two straight, and topping Mabank in two, as well.
Against Mabank, Eustace had to battle hard, winning 25-20 and 25-23.
The Lady Bulldogs cruised past Brookhill 25-17 and 25-16.
In the gold division, Brookhill was the winner with Kemp finishing second.
“It really was a very competitive tournament this year,” Eustace head volleyball coach Chuck Powers said. “I really would like to thank everyone for their support in making it a success.”

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Guys and Gals golf tournament winners
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–A total of 20 couples braved the heat to play in the monthly Guys and Gals golf tournament at Cedar Creek Country Club Aug. 20.
The format this month was ladies tee off on all even holes and guys tee off on all odd holes.
Winners of the tournament were:
• First place - low gross – James and Deborah Mashburn/Leroy and Linda Goode with a score of 67.
• Second place - low gross – Marshall and Nancy Barton/Danny Merrill and Robin Weckerlin with a score of 68.
• First place low net – Kurt and Donna Schumacher/David and Marianna Ziegler with a net score of 59.9.
• Second place low net – Stu and Helen Fowler/Kirk and Jane Baylor with a net score of 60.


Texas Freshwater Fisheries sets fishing tournament for Sept. 24
Register for Bluegill Family Fishing Tournament by Sept. 21
Special to The Monitor
ATHENS–The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center’s (TFFC) annual Bluegill Family Fishing Tournament will take place Saturday, Sept. 24.
Numerous prize packages will be awarded, including an X-Box 360 with game, fishing equipment and gift cards from local businesses.
The tournament awards prizes for the heaviest stringers of sunfish, but the event is really about adults and children having fun fishing together.
Teams must consist of one adult 18 years of age or older and one child under 18 years of age. Each team can weigh in a maximum of four fish.
Multiple teams can fish from the same boat, making it possible for both parents to partner with different children and still fish as a family.
Team members are not required to be related.
Teams may choose to fish either on Lake Athens, which is adjacent to TFFC, or in TFFC’s ponds and streams, some of which have been stocked with bluegills.
Anglers who plan to fish on Lake Athens are advised to check lake and boat ramp conditions before going to be sure water levels will permit launching. Please contact the city of Athens at (903) 675-5131.
All species of sunfish or bream (except largemouth bass) are allowed; for information on identifying them, please visit
Pre-registration is required. Mailed registration must be received by Wednesday, Sept. 21.
To download an entry form, go to
To request a registration form by mail, please call (903) 670-2222.
You may register in person on the day of the event by going to the admissions booth at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center after 7 a.m.
A $15 entry fee per team will be charged. The entry fee includes admission to TFFC.
Fishing will take place from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the weigh-in at the Anglers Pavilion at TFFC at 2:30 p.m. For more information or to request an entry form, contact Craig Brooks at (903) 670-2222.







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