People, Places & Events




Women’s Council of Realtors resumes meetings
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer

KEMP–The Henderson County Women’s Council of Realtors met Wednesday, for the monthly breakfast, ending its summer hiatus.
President Marie Sligh, made several announcements.
Incoming officers to be installed at the Friday, Nov. 30 Installation Banquet are: president Dianne Medlyn, president elect Jeri Canatella, vice president membership Caren Anthony, treasurer Ralph Fortner and secretary Nellie Robinson.
The breakfast at the Cedar Creek Country Club was sponsored by CTX Mortgage, the financial section of Centex and Fox & Jacobs Homes, she said..
Sligh reminded Realtors to vote for Proposition 6 in the Nov. 6 election.
The proposition is against adding another tax on cars used in certain businesses.
The mystery theater fund-raiser has been canceled.
In its place another fund-raiser has been tentatively set for January, with specific time and date to be announced.
Sligh, who recently returned from a trip to California to see her son Terry Fator win the $1 million prize on America’s got talent, said Fator has agreed to perform at the January event. Funds raised will benefit Habitat for Humanity.
The speaker for the breakfast meeting set for 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17 is Texas Association of Realtors President Edna Anderson.
Medlyn gave a short program on “Why WCR,” explaining a major benefit is the educational opportunities for Realtors.
She talked about changes for future meetings, including cutting the number of meetings from eight to six.

Archeology fair set for Sept. 29
Monitor Staff Reports
KAUFMAN–A memorable way for children and adults to learn about the history of Kaufman is to attend the upcoming Ghost Walk and Archeology Fair set for Saturday, Sept. 29.
The event is sponsored by The Kaufman County Historical Commission and surrounding counties in observance of Texas Archeology Awareness Month (October).
An opening ceremony at 9 a.m. begins the day of living history reenactments, exhibits, site tours, hands on demonstrations, live period music and a lot more.
Members of the public are invited to bring their own artifacts to share, identify or evaluate (by Archeology Division Stewards).
Cost is $3 per adult, $2 for children between the ages of 4 and 14 and free for under 4 years of age.
As night falls, the “Ghosts of Kaufman County’s Past” will be presented in a tour of small groups escorted on a predetermined walk.
The tour is estimated to take approximately an hour to complete.
As no electronic sound equipment is used, the audience is asked to tour in absolute silence. For that reason, no children under the age of 12 will be admitted. Tour tickets are $10 each.
For information and tour schedules call (469) 376-4121.

Rotarians prepare for Make a Difference Day
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer

GUN BARREL CITY–While “Make A Difference Day” will be observed Saturday, Oct. 27, the helpful deeds can take place all year long.
Co-chairperson Andrea Pickens told Rotarians, there are many things that can be done to make a difference in someone’s life, and it is not necessary that it take place just on Oct. 27.
“This is the sixth year Rotary has facilitated the event in this area and many projects are ongoing all year long,” she said.
“It doesn’t need to be a major project, it can be as simple as carrying a meal to someone,” she added.
Other projects could include yard cleanup, planting trees and shrubs, painting a home, visiting nursing homes or fixing holes in roofs, for those who are unable.
A bulletin board has been established at Mabank Brookshire’s for people to either volunteer services or to request them, Pickens explained.
Approximately 25 organizations attended Friday’s luncheon to ask for, or to offer help in some way.
Those recognized include Linda McKee – assistant superintendent Mabank Independent School District, Mabank Good Samaritans, Jane Horton – Gun Barrel City Toys for Tots, Phil Rogers – Lions Club, Rev. Barry Boatright – Christian Life Church, Joshua McDonald – hospice service, Sandra Miller - Seven Points Brookshire’s, Winnie Branam – Family Resource Center, Brenda and Guy Hargrove and Rick Williams – director of Kaufman County Children’s Center.


Come Adopt Us At
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake

My name is Luke. I am the cutest little male puppy ever. I was brought to the shelter by animal control, so I have no history. I have now been started on my parvo/distemper shots. I am a sweet little baby looking for a wonderful home. I have a brother identical to me.

We are Ollie (orange), Rain (grey) and Johnny (tabby). We are three sweet little kittens that have been at the shelter for a while. Rain is female and the other two are males. We get along with everyone and absolutely adore people. We are sweet babies looking for wonderful home.

We are two sweet babies. One male and one female. We were brought to the shelter by our owners who were not able to keep us. We are good kids looking for our new forever home.

My name is Ben. I am a beautiful male Yellow Lab mix. I was brought to the shelter by animal control, so I have no history. I walk on a leash and current on my shots. I seem to be pretty laid back. I am in need of a new forever home.

Pictured are just a few 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