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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 every Tuesday 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 second and fourth Monday of each month in the Kaufman County Courthouse in Kaufman. The public is invited to attend. Call for times, (903) 498-2013, ext. 2.

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 Thursday 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 Oran White 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Animals abandoned at Kemp ranch
Special to The Monitor
KEMP–Five horses and two donkeys were found abandoned without proper water or food on private property in Kemp Sept. 20.
The abandoned animals were found after a investigator from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Texas responded to a call from a “concerned individual.”
The SPCA representative reported that the horses and donkeys had no hay or vegetation to eat from and had been surviving by eating twigs and bark off of trees. The only potential water source was a stock pond with a small amount of muddy water.
One of the five horses was found extremely emaciated, the other four are slightly underweight. The donkeys are in fair condition.
After leaving a tag at the gate instructing the owners to contact SPCA, the investigator returned the next day, finding the animals in the same condition. Returning a third time Sept. 22, with a Kaufman County police officer, it was determined that the animals were abandoned and should be seized immediately.
“There is no excuse for abandoning your livestock animals,” said Art Munoz, senior investigator for the SPCA of Texas. “Ask your friends and neighbors, for help, ask your veterinarian, ask your local law enforcement or call the SPCA of Texas for possible resources if you are no longer able to care for your animals.”
The SPCA of Texas is a leading animal welfare agency in North Texas with two shelters in Dallas and McKinney.
A comprehensive animal welfare agency, the SPCA of Texas is not affiliated with any other entity and does not receive general operating funds from the City of Dallas, State of Texas, federal government, or any other humane organization.
The SPCA of Texas can be contacted by visiting their wesite at www.spca.org  or calling their office at 214-742-SPCA (7722).

 

Dance Connection marks 10 year anniversary
Special to The Monitor
MABANK–The Dance Connection celebrates 10 years of teaching life skills through dance.
Leslie Dare, veteran dancer and owner of The Dance Connection, Mabank, is opening her doors for the 10th year to local dancers interested in learning the art of dance.

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Members of the beginning tap class line up for a curtain call bow at the June, 2011 recital.

Special plans for the anniversary year include a surprise guest performer for the holiday performance of The Nutcracker and a student trip to Orlando, Fla., to perform at Disney World!
Dare, has been teaching dance for more than 30 years and moved to the Cedar Creek Lake area in 1996.
With an extensive dance career as a performer, director, and choreographer, Dare offers a unique approach to her students by focusing on the techniques and foundations of dance.
“We want our students to learn how to dance, not just learn a dance routine,” Dare says.
“Our staff’s goal is to provide excellent dance training to students in a fun, supportive and structured environment.
We believe we teach students to dance, but also train them for success in life,” says Dare.
How? “Dance is interactive learning for all ages. The body and mind connections facilitate learning, especially in the young child, Dare said.
“Dance also teaches social cooperation, discipline, and focus. Students will be able to strengthen their sense of rhythm, flexibility, balance, and coordination necessary not only in dance, but in other extracurricular activities.
 

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A beginning ballet student looks for a little direction from off stage during a recital performance.

“As ability and self esteem increase, so does confidence and self expression, not only in dance, but in life! Plus dance is great heart healthy exercise at any age! All this and fun too!” Dare added.
Ms. Leslie, as her parents and students call her, is inviting former students and teachers to join The Dance Connection on stage at the year end recital in June, 2012.
“We hope to fill the stage and have a big party to celebrate the 10th year anniversary,” Dare said.
The Dance Connection is now registering students for fall dance classes and casting for The Nutcracker.
For more information go to www.danceconnection-mabank.com  or call (903) 880-9999.

 

Pet vaccination clinic set
Special to The Monitor
GUN BARREL CITY–Friends of the Animals in Gun Barrel City will hold a low-cost vaccination clinic for all area residents at 2 - 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8.
The Friends’ clinic is located at the southeast corner of state highways 198 and 334 in the red brick office strip, adjacent to The Huddle House.
No appointment is necessary and the clinic is open to the public.
Dogs must be on a leash and cats must be crated.
Rabies shots are $10, the combination parvo- distemper shot for dogs (or the equivalent for cats) are $15 and feline leukemia vaccinations are $10.
Microchipping service for cats or dogs is also available. This includes inserting a tiny chip into the neck scruff of the pet, which can be read by scanners at local shelters.
Cost is $20 and includes permanent registration in a national microchip database organization.
Flea season is here and Frontline Plus, the monthly flea and tick prevention, is $32 for a three month supply for a cat.
Frontline Plus for dogs is $34 to $37 for a three month supply.
Tax-deductible donations for this nonprofit charity may be sent to P.O. Box 5455, Gun Barrel City, TX 75147.
For more information, call 903-887-PETS (7387) or go to www.friendsoftheanimals.org
 

 
Come Adopt Us At
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake

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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