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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 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 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 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 attend.

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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Log Cabin Swingers to hold annual sale
Special to The Monitor
TOOL–Work is underway for the Log Cabin Swingers’ annual fall garage sale.
Rain or shine, the sale will get underway at 8 a.m. Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 6-8 inside the 8,000 square-foot building.
Outdoors, the sale begins at 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3.
The community looks forward to the annual event when thousands of items from furniture to fishing equipment, jewelry to linens and everything in between are marked down.
“We also have our booth that features new and almost new clothing, shoes, purses, jewelry and craft items,” event organizer Grace Shepherd said.
“For your holiday needs, we have a huge Christmas store full of bargains.”
In addition, the kitchen will be open and serving delicious homemade food all day, featuring a pancake and sausage breakfast on Saturday morning. Also available are homemade desserts by the slice or by the cake or pie.
Valuable giveaways will also be featured with the winners being announced at 2 p.m. Saturday. But you don’t need to be present to win.
One of the giveaways includes a wide variety of non-perishable pantry items.
The club is a nonprofit organization that is available to perform at any community function. Funds from the sale are used to maintain the hall throughout the year.
For more information, call Shepherd at (903) 778-2342.

 

WRB Military Surplus helps families prepare for disasters
September is National Preparedness Month
Monitor Staff Reports

CEDAR CREEK LAKE–The Northeast Texas Public Health District announces September is National Preparedness Month.
The challenge is to rely on yourself to get through three days without water or electricity or other utility service, and even perhaps without help from police, fire or rescue in the event of a disaster.
Now in its eighth year, National Preparedness Month was motivated by the events of 9-11, to increase preparedness in the United States.
How prepared is your family in the event of evacuation due to a bad storm, flooding, wildfire or other disaster?
The American Red Cross has had lots of experience with the aftermath of disaster and so it includes on its website loads of information on what it takes to survive. The most common disaster is home fires.
In addition to fire, Northeast Texas families have to consider severe thunderstorms, flooding and threat of hurricane. Other disasters can be manmade, such as a chemical spill from a train derailment or terrorist attack, as in New York in 9-11. Information is also posted at www.ready.gov
The Red Cross advises families to have a plan, get a kit and stay informed.
A plan involves each family member knowing two places everyone can meet, either just outside the home in case of a fire, and somewhere outside your neighborhood, if you cannot return home or are asked to evacuate.
Each member should know where you would go if you had to evacuate and what route you would take to get there. Choose a hotel/motel, church or friend or relative in a safe location, or an evacuation shelter.
Drive your route at least twice a year, and plan alternate routes if one is impassable. Each person should also have an emergency contact programmed into his or her cell phone or in writing for each family member. Also include an out of area emergency contact in case local phone lines are jammed.
Discuss how to prepare and respond to an emergency that is most likely to happen where you live, learn, work and play. Identify responsibilities for each member and plan to work together as a team.
The American Red Cross says a basic kit for most disasters includes:
• a three-day water supply. That’s a gallon per day per person. If that seems like too much water to haul around think in terms of what is needed to purify water, if you could find it.
• food – two weeks if you will be trapped in your home or three days worth if you have to evacuate. Also can opener, spoons, fuel, etc.
• light – flashlight and extra batteries, light sticks, matches and candles are all possibilities.
• a battery-powered radio, or hand-crank radio, extra batteries
• a first aid kit, seven-day supply of medications and medical items
• a multipurpose tool, work gloves
• sanitation, personal hygiene items
• identification, proof of residency, birth certificates, insurance policies, contact phone numbers
• cell phones and chargers
• extra cash
• map of area
• blanket, sturdy outer wear
Also helpful would be:
• extra sets of car and house keys
• basic tool kit
• rain gear
• insect repellent and sunscreen.
Many of these items are available from WRB’s Military Surplus at 131East Main St. in Gun Barrel City. The friendly folks there can help you assemble all you need for a “Bug-out bag,” also called a Rapid Response Pack or Grab and Go Bag.
They offer more than 25 items, including water purification tablets and individual water purification bottle systems to first aid supplies.
Other items include a survival knife, dehydrated meal packs, canteen, light sticks lasting up to 12 hours, sterno stove kit, a four-way vinyl poncho, coils of rope and folding shovels and hatchets.
You can choose your own items or a basic pack that’s ready to go, for instant peace of mind.
Upgraded packs are also available and include all the basics plus a hatchet, folding shovel and a hand-crank powered radio and flashlight.
Right now, they are offering a free military carrying pack with any $95 purchase of disaster preparedness supplies.
Having a plan, staying informed on disaster resources in your community and having a survival kit can go a long way to fending off panic in the event of an emergency. A little preparation can go a long way when disaster threatens.
 

‘Fright Fest’ in Edom slated
Special to The Monitor
EDOM–Blue Moon Gardens celebrates the return of cooler weather, the start of the fall gardening season and Halloween throughout the month of October.
Free festivities start with ‘Fright Fest, Blue Moon Gardens’ first Halloween preview and party, 5 - 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1.
Check out the Haunted Trail Walk for screaming, twirling and blinking, light up decorations.
Spooky refreshments will be served. Receive a surprise gift when you dress up in costume.
Blue Moon Gardens is located at FM 279, 4.5 miles east of Edom.
For more information go to www.bluemoongardens.com  or call (903) 852-3897.
 

 
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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