People, Places & Events



Eustace High School 4-year
homecoming set for Sept. 19

Monitor Staff Reports
EUSTACE–The third Eustace ISD expanded Homecoming celebration (held every fourth year) is set for Friday and Saturday, Sept. 19-20.
Friday events begin with a parade at 10 a.m., and continue with a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tickets for the Danny’s Barbecue luncheon are $10 per person and must be purchased in advance by Tuesday, Sept. 16.
The Bone-Tired Bulldogs invite all ex-students to attend.
Open house on all campuses is from 1-2:15 p.m. Friday.
At 2:30 p.m. visitors are welcome to attend the Homecoming Pep Rally at the football field if the weather permits.
Pre-game ceremonies, including the crowning of the queen begin at 7 p.m.
At 7:30 p.m. the game between EHS and Quitman begins.
Half-time events include the Eustace Mighty Bulldog Band and the recognition of ex-students.
Group reunions will take place from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday, with pre-1965 in the high school cafeteria; from 1965 to 1984 in the primary cafeteria and from 1985 to 2008 in the intermediate cafeteria.
For information visit or call Diane Chambers at the high school at (903) 425-5155.

‘A Night at the Red Garter Saloon’
set for Sept. 13

Special to The Monitor
TOOL–The time has come to dust off your dancing boots (or shoes), press your best jeans and pick up tickets to “A Night At The Red Garter Saloon,” the annual fall fund-raiser benefitting the Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce.
For $35 per person, ticket holders will enjoy a steak dinner, chips to get started on the gaming tables, a chance on valuable donated prizes and a unique, fun night to kick off the fall season.
Chamber volunteers will open the doors at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, of the Red Garter Saloon (Promenade Hall, State Highway 274 in Tool), where an evening of country flavored music presented by Dino “Danger” Perelli, auctions, gaming (for fun) saloon girls, and many surprises, all with an “Old West” ambiance await attendees.
A special steak dinner, cooked on the spot by the Chamber Grill Team, and supervised by Sharon Strickland of Sharon Strickland Catering, will be available to start the evening right.
Volunteer committee members and staff have been calling on businesses for donations and sponsorships and the list of live and silent auction and raffle items is long and varied.
“The local community has been particularly generous this year and we are expecting spirited bidding on some of these unique items,” chamber president Jo Ann Hanstrom said.
“The bidding is always friendly and a lot of fun, thanks to the auctioneer skills of Tony Ciardo, general manager of West Cedar Creek Municipal Water District, who donates his time and talent to the event every year,” she added.
Some of the items on the auctin block include:
• Four tickets to the NASCAR Nationwide Series/O’Reilly Challenge at the Texas Motor Speedway,
• Two complimentary admissions to Medieval Times.
• Henderson County Performing Arts Center regular membership and family membership,
• The third “Red Garter Girl” original oil painting by local portraitist, Ellie Buzcek (this is the only chance anywhere to purchase this work of art),
• Gift certificates from the exciting NY TX ZipLine Adventures, located on the highest spot in Henderson County with panoramic views of the East Texas Countryside,
• A Horse Shoe Rustic Saddle Rack, valued at $250.It is a three-dimensional work of art by Athens artist Dana Lynch, who just completed a show at Goode’s Art Gallery in Athens.
• $400 aerial photograph donated by (Mark Knowles),
• J.I.T. Manufacturing/gift cerficate for 300 personalized stadium cups,
• 33x48 wall map of Cedar Creek Lake, donated by Lone Star Maps,
• $325 Texas Star Double Swing donated by Linda and Bud Henry,
• Hand-made jewelry by Baubles and Beads,
• Hand-made lamps by Ronnie Davis,
• A Gold Charm – “I Love Cedar Creek Lake” donated by Hanstrom,
• Cedar Creek Pilot - ¼ page ad,
• P.A. Geddie/County Line Magazine 1/8 page ad.
• Cedar Creek Shopper ¼ page ad,
• The Monitor ¼ page ad,
• One night stay at Triple “B” Cottages, Monday through Thursday only,
• An American flag flown over the U.S. Capital, courtesy of U. S. Rep. Jeb Hensarling,
• A Texas flag flown over State Capital, courtesy of State Rep. Betty Brown,
•A fun in the sun gift basket donated by Janice and Terry Ellis
• A $200 game package from Whatz-Up Family Fun Park
• Candle/soap gift basket from Cornerstone Business Solutions,
• A Home/Sanyo 26” HGTV, donated by Moorhead-Epps Funeral Home,
• A china pitcher from Antiques on Royall,
• Roseville Pottery from Juanita’s Antiques,
• A pink crystal watch from Texas Chic and Treasures,
• A cat stitchery picture from Good Time Antiques,
• $75 tote bag, three- month Jazzercise membership, etc. courtesy of Karen Fatee Jazzercise,
• A chicken wall plaque from Country Chicks Antiques
• A glass and bead necklace/earrings set from BlueBonnet Emporium,
• A gift basket and four Ranger tickets from KCKL FM 95.9/KLVQ 1410 AM/
• AFLAC/Chrissy Adams and Jess Leonard/gift basket from Hydrangea House,
• Five stuffed animals from Julia, Jack, Tyson, Lily and Morgan (Kathy and John Kendrick’s grandchildren,
• Black-Eyed Susan’s Candleholdes w/candles,
• Two blue ceramic Ford pickups from Lemon Tree Florist,
• Chili’s gift certificates,
• Two haircuts/stylings courtesy of Charli and Company,
• Laura Ashley Ceramic Clock from Etc. Mall and a T-shirt/gear, bag w/gift certificate to have name embroidered on it from All Things Named.
• Video-7 Productions/$25 DVD conversions gift certificate,
• Consultation & Preparation of Last Will & Testament for two worth $300 from G. Scott Damuth/Attorney
• Blue Burrito $20 gift certificate,
• $40 massage reflexology by Linda Jones courtesy of Best Realty Group
• Old Friends western Christmas wreath,
• A 3x40 framed lake original painting courtesy Paul Canup, Architect,
• Chinese painted vase courtesy Diane Medlyn, Realtor,
• one month of gym and group fitness classes and $60 worth of tanning (four sessions) from Complete Fitness,
• Fishin’ Hole gift certificate,
• One spray or neuter surgery from Friends of the Animals
• A two-night stay at Hidden Cedar Lodge
• Caney Cove Resort gift certificate for two night stay,
• A pet grooming session at April’s Pet Place,
• A paper tole picture from Frames and More,
• Mooreana’s Mind and Body Retreat Spa express gift certificate,
• Chandler’s Cleaners $100 gift certificate,
• Lakeway Chiropractic $250 gift certificate,
• The Tiki Hut at Don’s Port Marina $50 gift certificate.
There are more interesting auction items to be added to the list, including the traditional “Money Hat” that gives the attendee holding the lucky ticket the chance to win hundreds, thousands or millions? of dollars, depending on the scratch-off Texas Lottery tickets that they find attached to a Western hat, along with cash in the amount of $100.
Tickets for “A Night At The Red Garter Saloon” are available at the Chamber office, 604 S. Third St., Ste. E in the Lawndale Building in Mabank, Southside Bank/ Gun Barrel City, First State Bank/Mabank and Franklin Bank/ Seven Points.
Tables of six ($210) and eight ($280) are available, but you must reserve those through the Chamber of Commerce office and pay by cash, check or MasterCard/Visa when the reservation is made.
Questions about the event, call the chamber office at (903) 887-3152 or e-mail info@cedarcreeklake
You may visit for a calendar of events.

Courtesy Photo
Last committee meeting for “A Night at the Red Garter Saloon.”

Community supports Health Fair

Monitor Photo/Pearl Cantrell
Jacqui Gray of American Discount Health Benefits explains her services during
the Community Health Fair Saturday.

Monitor Photo/Pearl Cantrell
Massage therapist Chrystal Maston of Mooreana's gives a sample of stress-relieving
massage during Saturday's Community Health Fair.


Come Adopt Us At
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake

My name is Nelson. I am a beautiful male Dachshund. I was brought to the shelter by animal control, so I have no history. So far, I seem pretty laid back and gentle. I am a wonderful boy looking for my new forever home.

My name is Oreo. I am a beautiful female black Lab. I was brought to the shelter by animal control, so I have no history. I seem to get along with other dogs. I need help with leash training. I have been started on my shots and need to be fixed. I am a beautiful girl looking for my new home.

We are a whole litter of Shepherd mix babies. We were brought to the shelter by animal control, so we have no history. We have been started on our first set of shots. We are good kids looking for our new forever homes.

I am a beautiful Border Collie, who is four months old, or so. I was brought to the shelter by animal control, so I have no history. I have not been at the shelter long, so not much is known about me. I am a beautiful kid looking for a new home.

Pictured are just a few 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


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