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
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
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
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
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
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.
Resource expo to be featured
during Kemp Board Buzz
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer
KEMP–There aren’t many citizens in Kaufman County who are aware of the
large number of resources available to county citizens.
This fact was brought home to Kemp Intermediate School assistant
principal Joanna Slaton, after she attended a county leadership class.
“I was surprised. I had no idea of the many resources available in the
county,” Slaton said.
For example, Kaufman Area Rural Transit, which takes people to doctor’s
appointments and other needs, was a complete surprise to her, she
That gave her and Melinda Polk, executive director of Kaufman Christian
Help Center, the idea to create an expo for Kemp Independent School
District parents and staff.
“Melinda Polk is really to be commended. She has done an awesome job
getting the organizations to commit to be at the board meeting,” Slaton
The Resource Expo will take place in conjunction with the monthly Board
Buzz from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, in the commons area of the new
Kemp High School.
“This expo is one more way we can open our doors to the community, by
providing them with an education on the resources available in their
time of need,” she said.
Organizations already committed to attend include the Kaufman Christian
Help Center (food pantry and discount grocery program), Still Water
Pregnancy Resource, Texas Health (Presbyterian Hospital of Kaufman) with
a trauma booth, flu prevention and blood screenings, and CareFlite
medical helicopter services.
Also scheduled to attend are the North Central Council of Governments,
presenting 9-1-1 education and legal aid, the KC Animal Awareness
Project, the Red Cross, AgriLife Extension Service, Reading and Radio
Resources, and the United Way.
Not all organizations that received the invitational letter have
responded, Slaton said.
“We are still hoping for some of the others to confirm their
attendance,” she added.
Labor of Love serves HC community
Special to The Monitor
ATHENS–Tuesday, Sept. 29, a team of Labor of Love volunteers built a
much-needed porch and wheelchair ramp for a lady.
The people of Henderson County can take great pride in its volunteers,
like those who are part of Labor of Love, and their willingness to give
of their time to improve the quality of life for the less fortunate
families living among us.
The Labor of Love, a United Way agency of Henderson County, is a
faith-based volunteer organization whose mission is to provide home
repairs free of charge to the handicapped, indigent elderly, single
mothers and grandmothers raising grandchildren across all of Henderson
Examples of repair or modification of homes made year-round include
construction of wheelchair ramps, installing grab bars, widening
bathroom entrances, fixing rotted front steps, repairing leaking faucets
and roofs, holes in floors, etc.
Labor of Love has more than 20 years of home repairs experience, with a
focus on health and safety issues.
Volunteers come from many fields, i.e., financial planners, engineers,
school principals and former IBM’ers. Their training program consisted
of completing a life long list of honey-do’s on their own homes.
We also work with youth groups from churches, Boy Scouts or 4-H clubs to
paint the exterior of homes for the less fortunate across Henderson
Labor of Love provides the paint, scrapers, ladders and brushes, and the
youth group provides the painting effort. The end result is one very
During the past seven years we have grown substantially. We have been
blessed with financing and more than 75 volunteers who work in good
weather and bad.
The Labor of Love had a record year in 2008, expending 5,546 hours that
have improved the quality of life for 231 families.
We built 42 wheelchair ramps, repaired or replaced 46 roofs and youth
groups painted the exterior of three homes.
This is an amazing accomplishment for an all volunteer organization.
To put this accomplishment in perspective, Labor of Love helped 25
families in 2002, 65 in 2003, 118 in 2004, 166 in 2005, 176 in 2006, 214
in 2007, and 231 families in 2008.
This growth was achieved due to several factors. God has blessed us with
the financial means to continue growing through the generosity of
sponsors and the hard work of our volunteers. We serve the people of
Henderson County, from Chandler to Trinidad.
We have three criteria for qualification:
• the family must own the home and live in it,
• the home must be within Henderson County and
• there must be an obvious financial need. Each family is unique and is
judged on its own merits.
If you need assistance, call (903) 675-LOVE and ask for an application
to be mailed to you – we will take it from there.
We have 13 project managers who solicit workers from the list of other
We work year-round in good weather and bad. If you would like
information or to join our team of volunteers, please call the same
number and request a phone call.
names Football Sweetheart nominees
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–Kemp High School will name its 2009 Football Sweetheart in pre-game
ceremonies during “Mum Night” Friday, Oct. 16.
Monitor Photo/Pearl Cantrell
The 2010 Kemp High School Sweethearts are (left to right) senior Heather
Kinney, junior Hailey Hall, sophomore Brianna Powell and freshman Ashley
Nix. They will be presented in pre-game ceremonies during “Mum Day” Oct.
Each Kemp High School class named a Sweetheart nominee, which were
announced this week. They will be introduced at 7 p.m. during pre-game
activities before the Kemp Yellowjackets host the Wills Point Tigers in
a District 14-3A football contest.
Senior nominee is Heather Kinney, a three-year member and captain of the
varsity cheerleader squad. She has been nominated for Football
Sweetheart three times.
A member of the Business Professionals of America and the Beta Club,
Heather also played volleyball as a freshman. During the summer, she was
an All-American Cheerleader nominee at National Cheerleader Association
A member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Heather enjoys shopping and
spending time with her family and friends. She will be escorted by her
father, Scott Kinney.
Junior nominee is Hailey Hall. She is a co-captain of the varsity
cheerleading squad, and has been selected as an All-American Cheerleader
three consecutive years.
Hailey has been a member of the varsity track team each spring, and was
voted “Most School Spirited” as a sophomore. She has been a member of
BPA for three years and the Beta Club for two years. She is the junior
She enjoys hanging out with friends, shopping, tumbling and cheering for
the FMT All-Star Cheer Team. She also enjoys spending time with little
brother Tanner and teaching cheers to little sister Livie. Her mother,
Jennifer, is a former KHS graduate. She will be escorted by Robert Nail.
Sophomore nominee is Brianna Powell. Brianna has played volleyball,
basketball and softball both years in high school, and is also a member
of BPA and the Beta Club. She was named Football Sweetheart her freshman
Brianna likes to spend time with her family and friends. She will be
escorted by her uncle, Curtis Powell.
Freshman nominee is Ashley Nix. Ashley has played volleyball for three
years (including junior high), soccer for five years and softball one
Ashley likes to spend time with her family and friends. She plans to
attend Texas State University and study to become a doctor. She will be
escorted by her mother, Maggie Nix.
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
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
We have many animals at the
Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake in Seven
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
County Road 2403 in
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