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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.
  Scenes from the fall Cedar Creek Festival of the Arts
 
Monitor Photo/ Barbara Gartman
A vendor takes a quick break as do the vendors in the street behind at the Cedar Creek Festival of the Arts held in Kemp Saturday, Sept. 5
Monitor Photo/ Barbara Gartman
Ella Inez entertains the crowd with old favorites from days gone by at the Cedar Creek Arts Festival in Kemp,
Monitor Photo/ Barbara Gartman
Nashville Star singer Melissa Lawson stands with her family. Lawson was one of the featured performers during the Kemp event Sept. 5.
Monitor Photo/ Barbara Gartman
Big Jim’s Barbecue offered tasty nourishment to festival goers Saturday in Kemp. Their Just a Smokin’ cuisine provided just the right flavor for the Cedar Creek Festival of the Arts event, Sept. 5. The barbecue business is owned by Jim (pictured left) and Sheryl Thorne of Kemp.

 

Master Gardeners present herb gardening program
Special to The Monitor
ATHENS–Henderson County Master Gardeners invite the public to attend its Fall program on Eight Essential Culinary Herbs offered at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at the East Texas Arboretum. The program is free.
The speaker, Dawnvolyn Callahan, is a Henderson County Master Gardener intern.
She began gardening at the age of 5; at age 12, she became a committed gardener when she participated in 4-H in Western Kansas.
Callahan has been gardening in East Texas for 16 years.
She started herb gardening out of necessity when she couldn’t find the fresh herbs she needed for her gourmet cooking groups. She is planning to open her daylily farm to the public next spring.
Fall is the ideal time to plant a home herb garden in East Texas.
Cooler temperatures allow transplants to put down strong root systems without struggling against high heat and unreliable rainfall.
Whether you want to build a bed devoted exclusively to growing herbs or just tuck a few favorites into your landscape, you will learn helpful tips for success in East Texas.
Callahan will address local climate and soil conditions to consider when choosing varieties of plants and a planting site.
She will also discuss techniques to help keep your herbs healthy after planting.
A short demonstration and discussion of the basics of cooking with fresh herbs and a sampling of food will be included in the program.
For example, did you know that you need to double the amount of herbs called for in a recipe if you substitute fresh for dried herbs?
Did you know that you should eat your parsley garnish?
Besides naturally freshening your breath, parsley contains high levels of vitamins A and C. These and other interesting facts about eight of the most popular culinary herbs – basil, chives, mints, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, and thyme – will be discussed.
The Master Gardeners will also conduct a “Plant Pot Recycling Drive” at this event.
Bring your usable but unwanted plastic plant containers – in good condition and at least one quart in size.
The pots will be used for future plant sales conducted by the group.
If you bring pots to donate, please arrive a bit early so that the program can start on time.
This program is presented by the Henderson County Master Gardeners 2009 Interns, as part of their certification requirements.
Refreshments will be served and door prizes awarded.
For more information about the Henderson County Master Gardeners, call (903) 675-6130 or visit our website at http://henderson-tx.tamu.edu  and click on the Master Gardener link.

VNA sets bereavement program
Special to The Monitor
KAUFMAN–The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Kaufman County is offering a five-session support program for adults who are grieving the loss of a loved one.
“A Grief Shared” will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 6 through Nov. 3, at the First United Methodist Church, 208 S. Houston Street in Kaufman.
“A Grief Shared” will help individuals gain an understanding of the grief process, learn healthy coping skills and broaden awareness of resources and support systems that are available in the community.
There is no cost to attend the program.
Attendees of all faiths are welcome.
Additional information can be obtained by calling Clayton McCord, hospice chaplain and bereavement coordinator for the Visiting Nurse Association of Kaufman County, at (972) 962-7500 or 1 (800) 345-0576.
The Visiting Nurse Association of Kaufman County is a nonprofit home care organization that provides home health and hospice care in Kaufman and the surrounding communities.

 

Come Adopt Us At
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
My name is Koal (aka Smarty Pants), and I’m a young orphan German Shepherd/Catahoula Leopard mix. I’m very proud to say that German Shepherds are the third smartest dog breed. I, however, beg to differ because I know I am smarter than any other dog in the world.
I am very true to my breed. German Shepherds are extremely intelligent, courageous, and have a very strong protective instinct. I would be a great guard dog. I am also a loving family companion and am excellent with children. I am an all-around fun guy who loves to rough house with my pals at the Shelter, then snuggle up to humans who can’t help but reach out to scratch my head every time they walk by.

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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