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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.
 

James Cristy Cole Circus tickets fund MHS Choir trip
Monitor Staff Reports
MABANK–Tonight (Thursday, Oct. 1) is circus night at the Mabank Rodeo Arena.
The James Cristy Cole Circus, operated by a longtime Mabank family, is giving the ticket sales to the Mabank High School Choir.
The MHS Choir will be using the funds to get them to a competition at Disneyworld in Orlando, Fl.
Show times are 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Advance tickets are on sale at First State Bank in Mabank and Gun Barrel City for $8, or at the gate for $10.
MHS Choir president Star Plunkett will be performing, along with her family and up to 20 performers.
Star can keep 50 hula hoops in motion at one time. She will also amaze with her aerial ballet along a silken ribbon.
Also featured will be African and Asian elephants, tigers and a rare white tiger, a flying tapeze act and the motorcycle Globe of Death, as well as many other surprising and mystifying feats of balance, skill and courage.
The circus will also present the Quick Change Act, which many have seen a version of on America’s Got Talent.
“Bring your family to see my family. We’ll entertain and amaze you,” Star said.

Fire Prevention week programs set
Special to The Monitor
GUN BARREL CITY–The Gun Barrel City Volunteer Fire Department announces it will provide and install smoke detectors or change out the batteries in your existing ones while supplies last.
Wayne Wright Lawyers of San Anonio has donated 120 smoke detectors for this year’s Smoke Alarm in Every Home campaign. Last year, Groom & Sons donated smoke alarms. Both are thanked for their generous contributions.
Residents can go to city hall or First State Bank to fill out an application, so an appointment can be made.
In addition, a free class on the use and maintenance of fire extinguishers will be held at10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 5 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, as part of Fire Prevention week, Oct. 4-10.
The Gun Barrel City Volunteer Fire Department will once again conduct a fire prevention school assembly at Lakeview Elementary.
“Hopefully, the children will take what they learn back home with them to share with their families,” fire chief Joseph Lindaman said.
“At home or at work, fire prevention is everyone’s job,” he said.

Fire prevention tips
1. Check smoke or carbon monoxide detectors monthly and change batteries every six months.
2. Store combustibles and flammable materials (paint, fuel, etc.) away from the residence.
3. Don’t overload electrical circuits and keep them free from combustible materials.
4. Keep a fire extinguisher in the kitchen and other work areas, in danger of catching fire.
5. Be mindful about the placement of space heaters near fabrics that can overheat and burst into flame.
6. Have an emergency plan in case of fire in the home, that includes exits, and where to meet, so others know you are out of harm’s way.

During a fire emergency
1. Alert family members that there is a fire
2. Get out as safely as possible, don’t try to rescue valuables.
3. Don’t go back into a burning building.
4. Meet up at a prearranged spot to determine all are safe.
5. Call 9-1-1 from a neighbor’s land line.
Cell phones are great, but at times they may reach a dispatch center outside of your area, causing a delay in response time. Know where you are and where the emergency is. Stay calm and give pertinent information while speaking to the dispatcher.

Gov. Rick Perry makes
whistle stop in Kaufman


Monitor Photo/Ronda Pennington
Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to GOP supporters at a campaign stop in downtown
Kaufman at Stevie’s BBQ on the courthouse square Saturday.

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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