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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.
  Freeze disaster funds ready for agriculture and related businesses
Monitor Staff Reports
AUSTIN–The Division of Emergency Management Office of the Governor has released the information on the disaster claim for the freeze of April 6-8.
The counties of Clay, Gillespie, Hunt and Lee suffered sufficient production losses to be named primary natural disaster areas.
Also contiguous disaster areas include Kaufman and Van Zandt counties.
Other counties are Archer, Bastrop, Blanco, Burleson, Collin, Delta, Fannin, Fayette, Hopkins, Jack, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Llano, Mason, Milam, Montague, Rains, Rockwall, Washington, Wichita and Williamson.
The designation allows farmers to seek assistance from the Farm Service Agency.
Local FSA offices can provide assistance in the application process for low-interest emergency disaster loans.
Disaster assistance is also available for small non-farm businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and most private, non-profit organizations located in the same counties.
The 4 percent interest loans have a maximum term of 30 years.
Information concerning eligibility and application forms are available from the Small Business Association’s customer service center by calling (800) 659-2955 or e-mail to disastercustomerservice@sba.gov  or visiting the web site at www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance.
Expiration date for filing is July 31, 2010.

Festival of the Arts set for Kemp
Nashville Star winner to perform Sept. 5
Special to The Monitor
KEMP–Artists, craftsmen, and musicians will descend upon the town of Kemp, Saturday, Sept. 5 for the fall edition of The Cedar Creek Lake Festival of the Arts, staged in Kemp’s historic City Park.
The day will conclude with performances by legendary Dallas singer Linda Petty and at 7 p.m. by Nashville Star winner Melissa Lawson. A street dance will follow her performance.
An impressive list of local artists, potters, sculptors, craftsman and vendors will begin sharing their talent at 9 a.m. Great food of every variety will be offered for sale all day. KCKL Radio 95.9 FM will hold a live broadcast from downtown Kemp that afternoon as well. The live music stage will be brought to you by Kenn McSpiritt and Free Spirit Productions.
Melissa Lawson, as you recall, was a crowd favorite and ultimately the winner of Nashville Star in 2008. Her notoriety came from her “every woman” attitude. A working mother of five sons, she draws from life’s experiences in her Country hit “What If It All Goes Right.”
“The City of Kemp is thrilled that the Cedar Creek Lake Festival of the Arts chose our city as the location for their signature, first class event,” Mayor Matt Ganssle said. “It’s a natural fit – Kemp has embraced a future full of growth and is, by far, the easiest government entity on the lake to work with. Not to mention, Kemp has the most coveted location on the lake, and our citizens have unparalleled character with a true appreciation of the arts.”
Also appearing on the soundstage will be Brothers through Christ- a local Christian Band; Wiley Koepp of Austin-based Scorpio Rising, Julie Murphy, a native to Cedar Creek Lake and the previously mentioned Linda Petty.
This is the second time around for The CCL Festival which was hosted by the city of Mabank on May 23. This is the first production by the newly formed Shindigz! Special Events company which is co-owned by Britney Samford and Shannon Henderson.
“We were looking to replicate the incredible fun that was had in Mabank and my heart drew me to Kemp. Kemp is my hometown and while it holds a special place in my heart, there weren’t a lot community events. It is my wish that Cedar Creek Lake continues to support its own community of artists. These are hardworking people that live, work and give back to this community every day.” Shindigz! has chosen make the Kemp High School Yellowjacket Band the beneficiary of this season’s event.
Vendor and music spaces are still available and you may book these by contacting Henderson at (903) 603-5712.

 

KC ‘Ghost Walk’ and ‘Children’s Heritage Fair’ set
Special to The Monitor
KAUFMAN–The Kaufman County Historical Commission will present the fourth annual “Ghosts of Kaufman County Past,” with a new cast of characters in the evening of Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Kaufman County “Poor Farm,” 3600 So. Houston Street, Farm-to-Market 1388 and State Highway 34.
Tours will begin at dark (8 p.m. plus) and will start approximately every 25 minutes thereafter.
The Ghost Walk is a walking tour stopping at 15 scenes depicting characters from the county’s colorful past.
This year, three scenes will depict early Kaufman county, and then move on to nine scenes depicting “murderers, thieves, politicians and other scalawags.”
The Ghost Walk is again written by Jean Ann Ables-Flatt and produced and directed by Ron E. Harris, movie and stage actor.
Reservations are required. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased from Books and Crannies in Terrell (209 W. Moore Ave., (972) 563-5481) and in Kaufman at the Kaufman Chamber of Commerce, 2100 So. Washington, (972) 932-3118.
For further information, call (469) 376-4121 or e-mail kchc@kaufmancounty.net
Visit our website www.kaufmancounty.net/kchc.htm.
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 19, the second annual Children’s Heritage Fair will be held at the County “Poor Farm.”
Children can “step back in time” and experience how their great-grandparents and grandparents worked to provide for their family before supermarkets and malls.
On-hands demonstrations will teach them to milk a cow, gather eggs, shuck corn, make their own corn husk doll and write with a quill pen.
Activities include yard games, sack races, seed spitting contests and much more.
Storytellers and demonstrators will be performing throughout the day.
The “old jail” will be open for tours and there will be music and dancing.
Food and drink concessions are on site.
Admission is $2, and free for children under the age of 5.
For more information on the Children’s Heritage Fair, contact Crissy Stephens-Meador at (469) 595-9302.

 

Come Adopt Us At
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake

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.

For further information visit our website at petfinder.com


 


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