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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.
  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 explained.
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 said.
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 needs
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 County.
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 County.
Labor of Love provides the paint, scrapers, ladders and brushes, and the youth group provides the painting effort. The end result is one very happy family.
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 volunteers.
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.
 

 

KHS 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. 16.

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 camp.
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 class president.
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 year.
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 year.
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.
 

 

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.

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