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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Places & Events
Log Cabin Swingers to hold
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
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
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.
Military Surplus helps families prepare for disasters
September is National Preparedness
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
The Red Cross advises families to have a plan, get a kit and
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
• 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
• a first aid kit, seven-day supply of medications and
• 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
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
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.
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
For more information go to
www.bluemoongardens.com or call (903) 852-3897.
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