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.
volunteers outline duties, rewards for Kiwanis
Monitor Staff Reports
GUN BARREL CITYAlthough theyre usually seen showing visitors around the
hospital, pink-clad ETMC volunteers do many critical tasks behind the scenes, Cedar Creek
Lake Kiwanis members heard Wednesday.
Ruth Lang (right) explains the role of ETMC volunteers to the Cedar Creek Lake Kiwanis
club during the clubs weekly luncheon Wednesday, as partner Jim Alexander awaits his
turn to speak.
In addition to greeting visitors at the front desk, volunteers escort patients to see the
doctor, and move paperwork through the stations, ETMC Athens volunteer Jim Alexander said.
In the emergency room, where I work, we help patients sign in, he said.
We also help bring refreshments for the family, and the patient, where
Through numerous fund-raisers, ETMC volunteers provide scholarship funding for nursing
students, partner Ruth Lang told club members during their weekly luncheon.
In the last seven years, weve given 66 scholarships for nurses, she
said, noting that total was far higher than other volunteer groups in the ETMC system.
ETMC Athens recently launched a $32 million expansion project, and the local volunteers
are actively seeking new recruits, Alexander said.
Volunteers are asked to work four hours a week, and, of course, many work far more
than that, Alexander said.
Three shifts are offered during the day, but there are always committees and projects to
be considered, as well, he pointed out.
You do not have to be retired (although most volunteers are), Lang said.
You will have to go through a standard background check we all have to do
that and a TB test.
Once you are accepted as a volunteer, you can request to work in a specific area of the
hospital that interests you, she added.
Some volunteers help raise public awareness by joining the speakers bureau, who meet
with groups, such as the Kiwanis club, and explain just how much volunteers do behind the
scenes, Linda Kunick said.
Most people dont realize that theres a lot that goes on there (at the
hospital), Kunick said.
As a former respiratory therapist, I can tell you that we learned to treasure our
volunteers, Robert Allen, the fourth member of the group, told club members.
We are very proud of (the scholarship programs), Kunick said.
Thats the future of our medical care.
The thing I like about working in the emergency room is the kids, Alexander
Children caught up in traumatic events rarely understand exactly what is happening, he
said, so he often provides a sobbing child with a stuffed toy, which the child keeps.
You also get paid, Alexander added with a grin. For every four-hour
shift you work, you get a meal in the cafeteria.
Kunick said she works in the surgical department.
In surgery, we start about 6:30 in the morning, and we go home when were
through with surgery, she said. That may mean a shift of anywhere between six and
eight hours, not just four, she added.
We cant do this all by ourselves, Lang said. We need your
If youre interested in becoming a volunteer at ETMC Athens, visit the
hospitals gift shop and pick up an application, she said.
In club news, members discussed the upcoming new officer installation banquet, set for 7
p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, at the Pinnacle Club.
Garter Saloon to open September 11
Special to The Monitor
MABANKThe Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce annual fall fund-raiser,
A Night At The Red Garter Saloon is fast approaching.
Scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 11, at Promenade Hall, the event will be an evening of Old
West fun, featuring live entertainment by Dino Perelli, dinner catered by Shay Rays
East Texas Barbecue, gaming (for fun), giveaways for the Lucky hat and the 2010 Red Garter
Girl portrait by Ellie Buczek, and lots more, all for one affordabe $35 ticket price.
Feature events are the live and silent auctions, offering weekend resort packages, golf
outings, services for dental, legal, and chiropractic, jewelry, memberships to Henderson
County Performing Arts Center, advertising in several publications, beautiful handbags and
Also, spa treatments, flags flown over the Texas and U.S. capitols and much, much more are
donated by generous businesses and individuals and presented for competitive bidding among
For more information on the event and to find a ticket location near you, call (903)
887-3152 or, e-mail info@ cedarcreeklakechamber.com.
All proceeds benefit the Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. For information on the
area, plus a calendar of events and members list, visit www.cedarcreek
VFW observes 9-11 with ceremony thanking
By Pearl Cantrell
Monitor Staff Reports
SEVEN POINTSThe Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4376, along with its Ladies Auxiliary,
are marking the ninth anniversary of 9-11 with a very special observance.
Beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, the VFW post is inviting the public to join them
at the Seven Points City Park pavilion for an event Honoring our Veterans and
Representatives from the local, district and state organization will be on hand to remind
all of the debt of gratitude owed to law enforcement officers and firefighters.
This will be a big event for us, Ladies Auxiliary president Lynn Hill said.
Local community members will also offer their voices in singing patriotic songs.
Community heroes, represented by various local businesses, will also be recognized.
Informational booths will be manned to explain the many programs the VFW participates in,
including: youth scholarships, essay contests, veteran hospital visits, POW/MIA programs,
local philanthropy and many others.
A hot dog luncheon is to follow.
KCKL Radio is assisting with public service announcements about the event.
The proceedings will begin promptly at 9 a.m. with a prayer and a flag ceremony, followed
by speakers and the presentation of citations to local police and firefighters and
monetary gifts to special needs program and the Girl Scouts.
We hope many, many people will join us in saluting our brave volunteers and law
enforcement officers, Hill said.
|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