Angel Food Ministries
It is with great heaviness of heart that we report that Angel
Food Ministries will not be holding a September distribution. We
are working extremely hard and looking forward to our future
distributions. We will let you know when we can take orders.
Girl Scout Recruitment
Girl Scout Recruitment date, time and locations are as follows:
• Kemp area recruitment will be held at Kemp First United
Methodist Church at 6:30 p.m. Thursday (tonight), Sept. 22.
• Crandall area recruitment will be held at Crandall First
United Methodist Church at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23.
Square Dance Lessons
Square dance lessons will be taught by the Log Cabin Square
Dance Club start from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and continue each
Monday at the Promenade Hall at 1210 North Tool Drive on Highway
274 in Tool. First and second lessons are free. For more
information, call Faye at (903) 340-9672.
Register to vote
Gun Barrel City residents can register to vote at Brawner Hall 7
a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Thursday (today), Sept. 22 and 11 a.m. to 1
p.m. Friday, Sept. 23. For more information, call Carroll
Strickland (214) 499-3100.
Free Health Seminar
A free health seminar on female heart disease will be held from
noon to 1 p.m. Thursday (today), Sept. 22, in the community room
at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Kaufman.
For more information or to register for the free event, call
Iris Society Sale
The Fort Worth Iris Society Iris Sale will be from 9 a.m. to 4
p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden Center.
The Garden Center is located at 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd. in
The event is free.
CCL 49er/s Senior Citizen club
Join Chuck and the 49er’s 7-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 or any
Thursday night for dancing. Atmosphere is friendly with great
music. No smoking or alcohol.
Donations are $6 at the door. You’ll find us in Seven Points,
off SH 334, 2 blocks south on Arnold Hill Rd.
Call (903) 432-3552.
Four Mile Lutheran Church Sale
Four Mile Lutheran Women of ELCA will hold their annual yard and
bake sale Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 22-24.
The sale will end at noon on Saturday. The sale will be located
at Four Mile Lutheran Church in the Prairieville Community, two
miles east of the Prairieville Store at SH 90 and VZ CR 2607.
For more information, call (903) 887-0833 or (903) 385-0017.
Casino Night for Cancer
Casino Night for Cancer will be hosted by the American Legion
Auxiliary in Gun Barrel City for Friday, Sept. 23. Hot Dog Bar
will open at 5 p.m. Various casino games will be from 6 p.m. to
9 p.m. with an auction starting at 9 p.m.
Proceeds will go to Children’s Oncology, Bridge Breast Center
and Cancer Research.
Styx Baptist singing
The Styx Baptist Church Fourth Friday Gospel singing is set for
7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23. Everyone is invited. Bring CDs,
cassettes, music, instruments, etc. We have CD and cassette
player. Refreshments served.
Times for Sunday School are 10 a.m. and worship services at 11
a.m. For information call (214) 616-4659.
Cedar Creek Clean-up
The 13th annual Cedar Creek Clean-up will be held Saturday,
Sept. 24 at CR 4023 of Hwy. 274 South. Registration starts at 9
a.m. and volunteers will clean until 11 a.m. T-shirts will be
Post clean-up party will be held at Tom Finley Park in Gun
Ronny Hinson will be ministering in song and testimony 10:30
a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25 at Lakeview Church located at
the corner of Wood street and SH 334 in Seven Points.
Benefit for Shannon Creagh
A Cody Riley concert, auction and barbeque will be held at the
Mabank Pavilion 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25 to benefit Shannon
Creagh and family.
Adult tickets are $15, kids 12 and under are $5.
To purchase tickets call Rhonda (469) 383-9795.
Lance Gooden open house in Athens
State Representative lance Gooden will hold an open house
2:30-5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, in his district office in
Athens. Goodens office is located in the LaRue Building at the
intersection of E. Corsicana and S. Prairieville.
For more information call Leigh Pool at (903) 675-7138.
CCL Women’s Club
The Cedar Creek Lake Women’s Club will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday,
Sept. 27 at the Cedar Creek Lake Country Club in Kemp. Doors
will open at 10 a.m. Judith Dyer will present the program on
“Customs of Dinner.”
James Cristy Cole Circus
The James Cristy Cole Circus is performing at the Gun Barrel
City Pavillion 7 pm. Thursday, Sept. 27 and 4:30 pm. and 7:30
p.m. Wednesday, Sept 28. Circus acts include elephant rides,
“Globe of Death” and The White Tiger Act.
The event is a benefit for the Mabank High School Choir.
Pre-sale tickets can be purchased from Choir students or at Gun
Barrel City Hall.
Tickets purchased at the door will not benefit the students.
For more information, call (903) 880-1620.
The Avanti Singers will begin their new season at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 29, in the choir room of the First United
Methodist Church in Mabank.
An invitation is open for those interested in musical
entertainment and fellowship with other singers. Contact Jean
Robinson at (903) 451-3203 for booking a program or joining.
Smart Landscaping Workshop
The East Texas Arboretum will hold a workshop of smart
landscaping 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29. Henderson County
Master Gardener Carol Harrison of McDade’s Nursery will present
An English tea will be served as well as a raffle and door
Save the Date Resource Conference
The Njoy Foundation has secured top speakers to attend the
Resource Conference that relate to different disabilities.
Some of the topics that will include autism, advocacy, mental
health, special education, financial planning and much more. The
conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct.
1 at the Lockheed Martin Recreation Association Clubhouse,
located at 3400 Bryant Irving Road in Fort Worth.
For information, call (817) 917-2631.
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Drug dealer found guilty
Special to The Monitor
ATHENS–A Henderson County jury took just under three hours to
find an Athens man guilty of dealing drugs.
Timothy Mark Roberts, 45, was found guilty of first degree
felony possession of just over 10 grams of methamphetamine with
intent to deliver.
The verdict was handed down Sept. 14 in the Third Judicial
District Court under Judge Mark Calhoon.
Sentencing is set for Nov. 21. Roberts faces five to 99 years,
or life, in prison.
Back in January, investigators developed information of
suspected drug activity in Robert’s Bryson Street residence.
Investigators David Faught, Kalon Rollins and Ronni Halbert
sought and were granted a search warrant.
On Jan. 5, they executed the warrant. Once inside the residence,
they found meth, glass smoking pipes, needles and small plastic
baggies, used for packing narcotics for distribution.
Investigators also found a surveillance system, complete with
cameras around the residence and monitors inside the master
Roberts, along with his wife, Jessica Lanier Roberts, 23, were
taken into custody. She also faces the same charges and first
court appearance is Oct. 17.
Also in the home were three young children.
In his closing arguments to the jury, Henderson County District
Attorney Scott McKee asked the jury to find Roberts guilty and
told them that “meth was wrecking havoc on our communities.”
He, along with assistant district attorney Bridget Bateman,
prosecuted for the state.
“These cases are very important to us,” McKee said. “Not only
was he selling meth, he was selling it with small children in
McKee praised the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office for its work
on the case and the emphasis Sheriff Ray Nutt has placed on
rooting out drug traffic.
“With the combined efforts of the law enforcement community over
the past three years, I believe we have made significant
progress in putting these dealers and manufacturers behind
bars,” McKee said.
However without the community alerting law enforcement to
suspicious activity in their neighborhoods, it would be much
harder to stem the drug trade in the county.
“The citizens are our first line of defense,” he said.
Clean up Cedar Creek Lake takes place
Monitor Staff Reports
CEDAR CREEK LAKE–The 13th annual Cedar Creek Cleanup takes place
Saturday, Sept. 24.
Those already signed up to join a team to clean a specified area
can pick up their cleanup supplies from the Tarrant Regional
Water District lake office (at spillway) 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
Those who decide to join in the clean up spontaneously can pick
up cleaning supplies the day of the event at Tom Finley Park
starting at 8 a.m.
Pick a location, (let TRWD know where) and start filling up
plastic bags with trash. Leave the full bags by roadside for
pickup and join in the after party in the afternoon.
The community is invited to join in the cleanup from 8:30 -11:30
a.m. and meet up at Tom Finley Park on the causeway from 11:30
a.m. to 1 p.m. for the after party picnic to eat delicious food,
collect cool stuff, be entertained by Radio Disney and learn
more about the importance of watershed areas and keeping them
The annual event is sponsored by the Environmental Co-op of
Kaufman County, The Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce,
Texas Department of Transportation, Henderson County Precincts
1&2, West Cedar Creek Municipal Utility District and The
Last year, more than five tons of garbage was removed from
roadsides – trash that could ultimately be blown into the lake.
Let’s clean up our act people and take pride in the place we
call home. Let’s put trash in its place!
Stolen car found in Golden Oaks
Monitor Staff Reports
PAYNE SPRINGS–A stolen vehicle at an abandoned residence in the
Golden Oaks division was found on Peaceful Woods Drive in Payne
Springs the morning of Sept. 12.
The owner of the vehicle was unaware it had been stolen the
Deputy Kyle Pochobradsky responded to the call and determined
the vehicle had been detained by Mabank Police Department on the
morning of Sept. 12.
Investigator Bradley Gray was assigned to the case and
identified the driver from surveillance video obtained from a
convenience store in Mabank. The driver had stopped there prior
to being pulled over by a Mabank police officer.
Gray obtained a warrant for Dustin Aaron Miller, 18, who was
arrested the next day without incidence at his residence in
Miller was transported to the Henderson County Jail where he
remains in lieu of a $10,000 bond.