People, Places & Events

Sunday, October 3, 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.

  Electronics, paper shredding event set
Special to The Monitor
TERRELL–The Kaufman County Environmental Co-op and the American National Bank of Texas are sponsoring an electronic recycling and paper shredding event to be held from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 9, in the American National Bank operations center parking lot at 200 Catherine Street in Terrell.
Paper shredding. No limit. Collection will stop when the truck is full.
Electronic items collected at no charge include computers, keyboards, laptops, scanners, printers, copiers/fax machines, cell-corded phones, ink jet and laser cartridges, stereos, microwaves-shavers-mixers-fans-batteries (rechargeable and non), etc.
Also during this collection event, eyeglasses for the Lions Club and cardboard will be accepted.
There will be a charge for the following items:
• Monitors, $5 each,
• TV’s, small up to 15-inch screens, $10 each, and for 16-27 inch screens, $20 each. More than 27 inches and consoles, $30 each.
No air conditioners or refrigerators will be accepted.

Illegal dumping fight gets Ford tough
Special to The Monitor
KAUFMAN–Kaufman County Abatement Officers are riding around on a new set of wheels, made possible through a Grant from the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) with funds from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).
Part of the $80,000 in grant funding was used to purchase a new 2011 Ford F-250 pickup for use in environmental enforcement efforts to help keep Kaufman County Clean and Green.
The truck was unveiled in August at the Stop Illegal Dumping Roundtable meeting in DeSoto.
In addition to the truck itself, the grant has funded new computers, printers and safety gear for the officers, along with new surveillance cameras to be placed around the county to help stop illegal dumping activities, which had been on a rise during the recent economic hardships.
The new equipment provides a great visual example of how cities and counties can continue to prosper even in difficult financial times, thanks to TCEQ funds through NCTCOG grants.

 

Cedar Creek Lake 12th Annual Clean Up draws crowd
Biggest turnout ever for annual cleanup
Monitor Staff Reports
CEDAR CREEK LAKE–If success is measured in the amount of trash collected for this year’s annual Cedar Creek Lake Clean Up – then this was a banner year.
“We believe we had 624 participants this year, the most we’ve ever had,” Tarrant Regional Water District manager Bucky Butler said.
“We were very pleased with the outcome in this our 12th year of organizing the event,” he added.
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Courtesy Photo/Lana Lockwwood
This is the fifth year residents of Loon Bay subdivision have helped clean up Loon Bay streets and both sides of State Highway 334 to Big Chief Landing.


The crew from the Texas Department of Transportation report a marked increase in the amount of trash they hauled away this year, Butler said.
Most teams, who have been the manpower behind the cleanup, also reported higher numbers of participants joining them.
“This is the second year the Girl Scouts from the west side of the lake have participated, along with their families. A second group of Cadettes joined us in this year’s effort, more than doubling our numbers,” scout leader Pearl Cantrell said.
The Mantle Manors group from Gun Barrel City reported 22 team members this year, and Loon Bay’s numbers were also up this year.
Though more than a ton of trash was hauled off from the streets and byways, perhaps the antilittering message should be shouted loudly throughout the Cedar Creek Lake environment.
“We came up on a trash bag of soiled adult diapers. It was the most disgusting thing I have ever come across,” John Cantrell said.
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Monitor Photo/Pearl Cantrell
Lana Ashley Childress, 12, of Eustace and Harley Taggart, 10, of Gun Barrel City were named hula hoop champions after a heart-stopping contest. Among those watching is West Cedar Creek Municipal Utility District manager Tony Ciardo (right) on crutches.


For at least the 624 participants in this year’s event, littering will be a stricter no-no. But what about the rest of the Cedar Creek Lake residents and visitors?
Let’s all put trash in its place, not on the streets where it can blow into the reservoir.
Let’s do better at recycling, and reusing. Bring those reusable grocery bags with you to the stores, and take advantage of recycling opportunities like the one Brookshire’s Grocery stores offer in accepting recyclable plastic bottles and aluminum cans.
Let’s make putting trash in its place a daily duty, then we won’t need to make it an annual campaign.

 

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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