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Sunday, September 26, 2010

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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.

  Kemp mayor speaks to Rotary
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer

GUN BARREL CITY–Kemp Mayor Matt Ganssle was the speaker for the Sept. 17 Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake luncheon.
“We intend to do this as a means of getting better acquainted,” Rotary program chairman Debra Davis explained. “We want to invite a mayor from communities around the lake each month.”
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Kemp Mayor Matt Ganssle speaks to the Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake Sept. 17, the first area mayor invited to speak to the club about his community. Each month, the club plans to invite an area mayor to one of the club’s weekly luncheons.

Giving the mayors a chance to tell what is going on in their cities will help everyone understand the area better, she explained.
Ganssle is originally from Pottsville, Penn., and moved to the North Texas area in 2003. He is in audio production.
He discussed some of the advantages and some of the problems in his city.
“I see a huge future for the city of Kemp,” Ganssle said, as he looked at some of the progress in his town.
He talked about Beacon Hill, and the advantages the luxury community can have on Kemp when the economy picks up.
Of more immediate success are the new business of the First National Bank building, the Subway sandwich shop and the recent remodeling of the Dairy Queen, Ganssle related.
The big event this year for the Kemp Independent School District and community is the Kemp Homecoming, which happens once every four years.
Some of the problems the city faces are caused because Kemp is an “older” city.
“The city of Kemp was incorporated in 1922, and some of our water lines are anywhere from 50 to 75 years old,” he explained.
“We are going after grants like crazy” and are meeting with some success, Ganssle declared.
“We have been awarded a $350,000 grant to replace the water lines on 10th and 11th streets,” he announced. “We also have a $170,000 grant to fund an emergency response team.”
However, the city’s tax base is not what it should be, he said.
“We need to ‘grow’ the city, both in residences and businesses,” he said.
He said all cities need to cooperate with each other, he said. “For instance,” he said, “looking at the whole lake area, the mayors are working together.”
He said the citizens and city hall staff of Kemp are working together.
“We are all dedicated to Kemp,” he said.
In other business, Rotarians:
• heard the recent Celebrity Waiter fund-raiser totals were in.
The event netted approximately $17,800, Rotary president Dale Molander announced.

 

Circus performers raise funds for Mabank fire department
Special to The Monitor
MABANK–The Mabank Fire Department and the Plunkett family will present the James Cristy Cole Circus Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 29-30, at the George Watts Park pavilion.
Last year, the circus was a very successful fund-raiser for the Mabank High School Choir, and this year it hopes to be just as successful as a benefit for the fire department.
Once again, it will feature the quick-change artistry of Las Vegas act Christian and Elayna. They change costumes in a blink of an eye!
Also, from South America, wild animal trainer “Niche” and his royal Bengal tigers will amaze the crowd with their agility and power.
Always a crowd-pleaser, the motorcycle globe of death will feature three death-defying riders.
CircusElephant.jpg (344075 bytes)And let’s not forget, Laura Herriot’s animal revue of dogs, ponies and a camel and llama. Big Judy, the elephant, lots of acrobatic and aerial skills also will be on display.
Local resident Cristine Plunkett will serve as ringmaster and star performer. Mabank High School junior Jessie and Mabank sixth-grader Cole will also perform their athletic and fearless acts.
You will be entertained, delighted and awed by this family-friendly and oldest form of entertainment.
In this time of budget cuts, the fire department could use a good fund-raiser, so let’s everyone show them our support while having a great time.

Courtesy Photo
Big Judy the elephant sits for a spell while her trainer shows off.

Elephant, camel and pony rides also will be available.
Circus ticket prices are $10 in advance and $12 at the gate. Students ages 13 and up receive a $3 discount. Free children’s coupons will be distributed in the Mabank ISD elementary and intermediate schools.
Advance tickets are available at the First State Bank-Mabank, at the fire station and from any MHS choir student.
For more information, call (903) 887-0274, or on the web at cometothecircus.com and on Facebook/James Cristy Cole Circus.

 

Seven Points sets National Night Out
Special to The monitor
SEVEN POINTS–Tuesday, Oct. 5, neighborhoods throughout Seven Points are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 27th annual Nation Night Out (NNO).
This is a crime and drug prevention event.
NNO, which is sponsored by National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored locally by the Seven Points Department of Public Safety, will involve more than 14,625 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world.
In all, more than 36.7 million people are expected to participate in “America’s Night Out Against Crime.”
National Night Out is designed to:
• heighten crime and drug prevention awareness,
• generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts,
• strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and
• send a message to criminals, letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
From 7-10 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, residents in neighborhoods in Seven Points and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend an evening outside with neighbors and police.
Participants are encouraged to organize a block party.
Get to know your neighbors so you can know who and what to look for in your neighborhood.
From 5-8 p.m. the Seven Points Department of Public Safety will be hosting a “National Night Out” event at the city park (next to city hall).
A variety of activities are planned for citizens and their families.
They are:
• free bicycle registration,
• free drawings for coupons from local businesses,
• inflatable rides, activity booths, vehicle displays and much more.
“This is a night for America to stand together to promote awareness, safety and neighborhood unity,” National Project Coordinator Matt Peskin said.
“National Night Out showcases the vital importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement in our fight to build a safer nation.”
“On NNO, we invite neighborhoods nationwide to join us in giving crimes and drugs a going-away party,” he added.
For more information on this year’s exciting event or how to get involved in preventing crime in your neighborhood, contact Seven Points officer Perrini at (903) 432-2111.

 

Come Adopt Us At
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
The domino effect is a chain reaction that occurs when a small change causes a similar change nearby, which then will cause another similar change, and so on. My name is Domino, and I got my name not only because I’m black and white like a domino tile, but also because my outgoing, cheerful personality causes my doggie roommates to smile. This also causes our human friends to smile, which even causes the kitties in the cat room to smile.
I am an 8-month-old male Pointer/Terrier mix. I love children, other dogs, and even get along great with kitties. I’ve had all my shots and am ready to be adopted. If you’d like to experience the domino effect, I am sure to put a forever smile on your face when you take me to my forever home.
I currently live with a foster family, so if you would like to meet me, call my friends at the Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake at (903) 432-3422 to make an appointment. You can also email them at dogshsccl@yahoo.com.
 

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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