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Thursday, October 21, 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.

  Flu, pneumonia clinics announced
Special to The Monitor
ATHENS– The Texas Department of State Health Services has released its October and November clinic dates for influenza shots.
Angela Rodriguez, RN, BSN, who works with the Department, said that anyone experiencing flu-like symptoms can come to their location, 708 E. Corsicana St., and get their shots now.
The office is open from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and then from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to receive these vaccines. The clinic phone number is (903) 675-7742.
This year’s vaccine includes the H1N1 (swine flu) and the seasonal strains. The normal amount of time that it takes to start building up immunity is two weeks.
In addition, pneumonia shots are recommended to be taken at the same time for a charge of $20 individual and $30 family.
Various flu/pneumonia clinics have been set up at five different locations in the month of November.
Medicare and Medicaid cards are accepted, and fees for the shots are $20 per individual, or $30 per family.
Those who believe they are experiencing flu-like symptoms should still come in and get their vaccines.
Symptoms include body aches, fever, vomiting, diarrhea & upper respiratory symptoms. Anyone that feels they have the flu should seek treatment from their physician.
Clinic dates and places are as follows:
• November:
5 – Fruitvale: Halley Randall Elementary, 131 VZ Fruitvale; 9 a.m. to noon
5 – Canton: Driven Life Church, 28706 State Highway. 64, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
6 – Athens: Cain Center, 915 S. Palestine St., Athens 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
10 – Malakoff: Community Center, Malakoff, 503 N. Terry St. Malakoff, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
18 – Martins Mill: Martins Mill High School, 301 FM 1861, Ben Wheeler, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Lone Star Machinery plans relocation to Kemp
By Pearl Cantrell
Monitor Staff Writer

KEMP–The Kemp City Council agreed to pursue a agreement with Lone Star Machine to facilitate its move into the city.
The Seagoville manufacturer is planning to relocate its operations to Kemp, which could mean additional jobs in the area.
The company also does a small amount of local direct sales, which would also benefit the city, Mayor Matt Gannsle said.
The company is closing on a property next to Summit Steel on west U.S. Highway 175, and came to the city seeking an agreement, which includes a host of mutual benefits, including annexation, fee waivers, tax rebates and city services as prescribed by Chapter 380 of the Local Government Code.
In a similar action Oct. 12, the council agreed to accept a petition for annexation from Sandy and Dorothy Menzdorf for 3.1 acres on County Road 4023.
A public hearing has been set for the Nov. 9 regular city council meeting, with a view to complete the annexation Dec. 14.
It also granted a request from the police department to create the Kemp Police Department Internal Affairs and Hiring Board.
Ordinance 2010-0023 provides for seven members – two residents, two council members, the city judge, one Kemp police officer and another officer from another police agency outside Kemp’s jurisdiction.
Police chief Richard Clemmo told councilman Jesse Morton he felt the board was needed to assure the citizenry that the police department was acting in their best interests and had nothing to hide.
Those appointed to serve include Fay Beavers, David Smith, Kenneth W. Cates and Ritchie B. Gallagher. Others are to be added.
The board’s creation was sparked by the June 30 arrest of a Kemp officer charged with stealing property from the police department property room and exchanging them for drugs.
Damon Smith, 34, was also accused of providing known drug dealers in Kaufman County with “protection” in exchange for meth, which he, in turn, is accused of selling.
Smith had been employed with the agency for the last three years in his first police job, Clemmo had reported.
In other business, council members:
• unanimously agreed to publish a notice of intent to issue certificates of obligation for a $190,000 to complete the replacement of water meters throughout the city. The notice is expected to be published in Sunday’s issue of The Monitor and COs issued in December.
• agreed to negotiate an interlocal agreement with Kemp High School for limited public access to its library in exchange for $25,000 the city has been collecting from Kaufman County over the past three years for library support.
• appointed David Smith, Pam Evans, Betty Atherton and Dorothy Locklin to the Planning and Zoning board. One seat remains vacant for applications from interested parties.
“The city is currently in the process of applying for a planning grant to fund updates to the City’s Comprehensive Plan. It is 10 years old, and needs fresh ideas and vision for the future,” Gannsle said. “We also have significant infrastructure needs that requires planning and prioritizing. I’m confident our four new P&Z appointees and our future appointee will make for a great brain trust reflective of the community’s future wants, needs and desires.”
• reappointed longtime Kemp resident Alan Palmer, to the Economic Development Board; appointed Curtis Donovan and Diana Clemmo to two-year terms and Billy Teel to fill the remaining term vacated by board president Jody Deller’s resignation. Andrew Hadley was also tapped to fill an unexpired term.
“Combined, the new EDC lineup features a significant infrastructure and business brain trust, and is full of dedicated people who have significant investments in the Kemp community,” Gannsle said.

Celebrates Women banquet scheduled Oct. 25
Special to The Monitor
MABANK–The Mabank High School student council will host its annual Mabank Celebrates Women banquet at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, at the Cedar Creek Country Club.
Now in its eighth year, the banquet serves as a celebration of women of all ages, and a forum in which the community can be educated and informed about the far-reaching effects of domestic violence.
The banquet features great food and hospitality, guest speakers and a silent auction full of wonderful items.
Proceeds from the event benefit the East Texas Crisis Center in Athens, which educates and assists victims of domestic violence and their families.
Tickets are $15 and are available through Mabank Intermediate School counselor Tonya Chapman at (903) 880-1640, Mabank High School student council advisor Cris Cary at (903) 880-1600 or through the East Texas Crisis Center in Athens at (903) 675-2137.
Tickets must be purchased by Friday, Oct. 22.

 

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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