themonitoronline.gif (15865 bytes)

Current Issue
Sunday,
October 16
, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 
Lake Area Billboard

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

main   sports  news  obits  lake life  events  views  classifieds   

 
People, Places & Events
 

Diabetes is preventable and treatable
AgriLife extension service offers cooking classes
Special to The Monitor
KAUFMAN – According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the number of people with diabetes has increased by 3 million to a new high of 24 million. This means that almost 8 percent of the U.S. population has diabetes.
Almost a quarter of people over 65 have diabetes. In addition, 57 million people have pre-diabetes, which means they are at very high risk for developing diabetes.
Are you or someone in your family at risk for type 2 diabetes? Your risk is higher if you are over 45 years of age, especially if you are over your recommended weight. You are also at higher risk if you are less than 45 years of age and have any one of these risk factors: physically inactive; have close relatives with diabetes; are a member of high-risk ethnic populations such as African American, Latino, Native American, Asian American, or Pacific Islander; have delivered a baby weighing over 9 pounds; have high blood pressure, high cholesterol and/or triglycerides, polycystic ovary syndrome, tests indicating your body is not handling glucose well, or a history of vascular disease.
If you think you are at risk, ask your doctor or clinic for a fasting blood glucose test. Then, make sure you understand the results when they come back to you. Ask for a copy, and keep that copy somewhere so you can find it and compare future results.
There are things you can do to reduce your risk of developing diabetes.
Walking 30 minutes daily for five days each week at a moderate speed and losing 7 percent of your body weight, 58 percent of the people participating in this study did not develop diabetes.
If you know you have diabetes and you want to learn more about how to make sure you do the best you can by keeping your blood glucose in the range recommended by the American Diabetes Association (70 mg/dL to 130 mg/dL), ask your doctor or clinic for help finding diabetes self-management classes in your community. Doctors and other health care professionals can provide advice and medicines, but the person with diabetes has to manage it every day.
Texas AgriLife Extension Service of Kaufman County is offering a 4-week series “Cooking Well with Diabetes.” The series will include cooking demonstrations, as well as discussions of research findings on diabetes. The class will provide useful, practical information to help you with make healthy decisions.
The class will be from 3 - 5 p.m. on Oct. 19, Oct. 26, Nov. 2 and Nov. 9, at the Trinity Valley Electric Cooperative, in Kaufman. The cost is $25.00 per person.

 

Chamber sets Rock ’n Roll party
Special to the Monitor
SEVEN POINTS–The much anticipated new fall party “A Night in Rock ’n Roll Alley,” is scheduled for 7 p.m. (doors open) Saturday, Oct. 22, at Lakeplex Lanes in Seven Points.
Ticket holders will be treated to a night of bowling, Dino “Danger” Perelli, playing his best rockin’ oldies music for dancing, a diner fare dinner, billiard tournament, games, live auction and lots of surprises.
It will all be presented with a retro ambiance, so if you have an old bowling shirt, a poodle skirt and bobby sox in your closet, wear it, or just dress casual.
Samples of auction items include an Emmit Smith autographed mini-football, donated by TexasAbility, wall map and ads donated by Lone Star Maps, Limestone picnic table with two benches donated by Jiba stone Center and a round of golf for four by Cedar Creek Country Club.
Other items are a three-piece picnic set donated by Skip Smith Insurance, bowling parties donated by Lakeplex Lanes, flags flown over the U.S. Capitol and the state capitol by Rep Lance Gooden and more for auction and for sale in all price ranges.
New this year is a 10 by 10 foot space at the Dallas International Boat show in December. This is a great opportunity for a business to secure space. Donation by IBS in Dallas.
Tickets are $40 each. competition is from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Every bowler in the tournament must have an event ticket and teams are asked to sign up in advance.
Advance tickets are available at the Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce HUB office, 604 S. Third Street, Suite E, Mabank, at Prosperity Bank, Seven Points and First State Bank, Gun Barrel City.
For information call the chamber at (903) 887-3152, info@CedarCreekLakeChamber.com  or www.CedarCreekLakeChamber.Com

 

Pets and their vets need techs
Special to the Monitor
GUN BARREL CITY–Lakeside Animal Clinic proudly honored their veterinary technicians during National Veterinary Technician Week, Oct. 9-15.
Pets are important members for many families, yet sometimes they don’t receive the care they deserve. As a member of the veterinary healthcare team, veterinary technicians are educated in the latest medical advances and skilled at working alongside veterinarians to give pets the best medical care possible.
They work closely with the veterinarians, veterinary assistants, practice managers, patients and owners to provide the essential link with all involved in the care process.
The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America, Inc. (NAVTA) proclaimed Oct. 9-15 to be National Veterinary Technician Week.
“Technicians are an integral part of the veterinary healthcare team, and celebrating National Veterinary Technician Week gives them the credit they deserve. It also provides an opportunity to teach the public about what veterinary technicians do on a daily basis,” says Sandy Sponaugle, NAVTA Communications Director.
This annual event recognizes veterinary technicians for their contributions in pet healthcare, as well as veterinarians, assistants, practice managers and others involved in this care.
This year, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, a company dedicated to helping pets reach their full potential through quality nutrition and healthcare, sponsored the week-long celebration.
NAVTA is a nonprofit organization that represents and promotes the veterinary technician profession.
NAVTA provides direction, education, support and coordination for its members.
Incorporated in 1981, NAVTA is the national organization devoted exclusively to developing and enhancing the profession of veterinary technology.
Pets give us unconditional love and veterinary technicians give us peace of mind. For this reason, they were celebrated during National Veterinary Technician Week.
More information about NAVTA can be found at www.navta.net or by calling (888) 99N-AVTA.
 

 
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

 

 

 

Copyright © 2011, MediaOne, L.L.C.