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
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 every Tuesday
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 Museum.
Kaufman County Commissioner’s Court meets the second and fourth Monday of each month in
the Kaufman County Courthouse in Kaufman. The public is invited
to attend. Call for times, (903) 498-2013, ext. 2.
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 Thursday of each month. For more
information, please call 432-3176. The public is invited to
Tool City Council meets at 6 p.m. in the Oran White 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.
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Artisan’s Second Saturday
Art Jam starts Sept. 10
Special to The Monitor
EDOM/BEN WHEELER–The 279 Artisans Trail’s Second Saturday
Art Jam Sept.10 will feature the works of artists, craft
demonstrations, a Model A Ford Car Show, live music and
The event takes place along a 20-mile stretch of FM 279 in
and around Ben Wheeler and Edom beginning at 10 a.m. with
some activities going until 11 p.m.
In addition to local artists demonstrations, here are a few
highlights of activities visitors will enjoy:
• Jeweler Andy Smith will bring a special trunk show of her
artisan jewelry to Antiques and Texas Heritage during this
Art Jam. While most of Andy’s jewelry is crafted in her
workshop on the banks of Kickapoo Creek, this show will
feature exquisite necklaces, neck pieces and bracelets
created during her recent visit to Cortona, Italy, – the
setting of the book and movie “Under The Tuscan Sun.”
Smith now calls East Texas home. She lived in Italy and
traveled extensively there during the years she was a
luggage and handbag designer for Ralph Lauren.
Her new designs, inspired by the centuries-old architecture,
landscapes and ancient Etruscans of the historic Cortona
region, features hand -forged metals, gems, crystals, and
coins prized in Italian jewelry.
• In celebration of International Model A Ford Day, several
car clubs will gather from Dallas, Fort Worth, Tyler,
Winnsboro and Cedar Creek Lake from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Ben
Ben Lowery and Texas Express Band will entertain while 40-50
Model A’s are on display in the park and along the Ben
Wheeler and Edom streets.
• Edom Jam Stage presents Brandon Elliott from 9-10 a.m.,
with Kurbsyde Paradox debuting their new CD from 10:30 a.m.
– 2 p.m. and Loretta Callens performing from 2-5 p.m.
• Arbor Castle Birdhouses showcases guest artists Beverly
Wallace and Gabrielle Martinez.
• Potters Brown offers a free 30-minute lesson on the
potter’s wheel to experience creating a bowl. To sign up,
please call (903) 852-6473.
• Featured at Blue Moon Gardens is Tyler artist Tana Doss.
She will demonstrate colored pencil illustrations. Doss also
creates Scherenschnitte, the centuries-old art of paper
cutting. She first learned the craft from her grandmother
and has gone on to create her own designs and patterns.
• Flying Fish Gallery features oil painter Margo Stamp
demonstrating her unique portraits; CeCe Bode demonstrating
hand-sculpted wearable art; and wood turner Mitch Gray.
• Evening music includes Grant Cook at The Forge and
Shinebox at Moore’s Store.
Admission to the artisans’ fest is free. It’s from 10 a.m.
to 11 p.m.
For more information, call (903) 780-7336 or (903) 571-7631
Special to The Monitor
MABANK–Are you an older person with diabetes or know of
someone who is over the age of 60 with diabetes?
Are you frustrated over the lack of menu selections to
There is hope! The Texas AgriLife Extension Service and the
North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging have teamed to
provide information and education for individuals/caregivers
of diabetics, ages 60 years and older.
An event is planned for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 at the
Mabank Senior Center at the Ball Park, located at 405 West
Walnut in Mabank.
The program will focus on providing individuals with
guidelines for good nutrition, how to utilize information
provided on food labels for menu planning and a cooking
Individual consultation will be provided after the
presentation for those persons seeking additional
information and resources.
In addition, each participant (one per family) will receive
a copy of the American Diabetes Association book, “Month of
Meals: Diabetic Meal Planner.”
The books contain valuable information covering 600 recipes
and will be provided free of charge to eligible participants
by the North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging.
Due to limited space, only 25 people will be able to attend
Individuals/caregivers interested and/or seeking further
information, must call (972) 932-9069 for reservations no
later than Sept. 7.
For further information, contact County Extension
Agent-Family and Consumer Sciences Katie Phillips at Texas
AgriLife Extension Service, 2471 North State Highway 34 in
Kaufman. Call (972) 932-9069, or e-mail
Fall dog training special
Special to The Monitor
GUN BARREL CITY–A five-week dog training program has been
scheduled for Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m., beginning Sept.
13, at A P.E.T.S Palace, 329 Gun Barrel Lane South in Gun
The cost of this special fall session normally runs $125,
but has been reduced to $95.
The program is open to beginning dogs and puppies from 3
months of age and up.
All dogs registered must show proof of current shots at the
first class. (Puppies must have completed the first two of
three shot series).
All dogs over 4 months of age must show proof of current
Rabies vaccination, as well.
All dogs must be brought to class with a buckle type collar
and either a cotton, nylon or leather, six-foot leash.
No choke chains or chain leashes will be used in class.
In addition, each dog should have a bowl or bucket for water
and some soft, tasty treats such as cheese, bits of hot dog
or boiled chicken, to aid in getting and keeping the dog’s
All lessons are taught by utilizing gentle, positive,
motivational training methods and are designed to build
trust and mutual respect. Force will not be used!
An important element of each class is the teaching of tricks
so we can all have some fun with our pups and dogs!
Lessons are designed to teach basic obedience including good
leash manners, as well as teaching owners how to effectively
manage behavior issues such as jumping, coming when called
and executing basic commands such as sit/down/stay.
All instruction utilizes gentle, positive, motivational
training techniques. And, all instruction is supported by
The classes are open to all family members, including
well-behaved children of any age.
The training program is conducted by veteran dog trainer
Joan Guertin of Common Sense Dog Training and Behavior
She has been a trainer, breeder of dogs and competitor in
the show ring, obedience and herding events for more than 54
This class session will mark the final one conducted here in
the lake area as Guertin is retiring in October and moving
to Eureka Springs, Ark., to live with her daughter.
To register for this final class session, or to obtain
additional information, drop by A P.E.T.S. Palace or call
Guertin at (903) 887-3803 or (903) 340 7087.
Also, private sessions are always available for those who
cannot make the class schedule. For those desiring a
Saturday class, call Guertin. She will be conducting a class
at The Cain Center in Athens, beginning Saturday, Sept. 10.
Remember, dogs know how to be dogs!
We have to learn how to be the pack leader, so they know how
to behave to please us!
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
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.
information visit our website at petfinder.com