Relay for Life in 2008 set for
kickoff in Athens Oct. 29
Special to The Monitor
ATHENS–It’s time to kickoff the Relay for Life 2008.
The kickoff rally will be held Monday, Oct. 29, in the main parking lot
at Trinity Valley Community College in Athens.
This is the sixth season and there will be live music, hot dogs, drinks,
prizes and inspirational messages from cancer survivors and volunteers
who make the Relay for Life such an inspirational event.
If you have been involved in the past, you will be expected to be there.
If you are new and would like to know more, come on down and get
involved in this premier fund-raising event for the American Cancer
This year’s theme is “Margarelayville.” In other words, it’s going to be
one heck of a party on the night of the Relay which is set for May 2-3,
2008, at the track in Brownsboro beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday evening
and continuing until 7 a.m. Saturday.
To get things rolling, it’s up to the community to get together and form
teams to raise funds for the fight against cancer.
The call to arms will be “Celebrate, Remember, Fight Back.” And that’s
exactly what we’ll do.
We will “celebrate” survivorship, honoring those who fight the battle
daily and continue to beat this dreaded disease.
We will “remember” friends, family and others who fought the valiant
fight and fell, but will never be forgotten.
Then, we will “fight back,” making our pledges and commitments to
continue the journey, helping others as they deal with their cancers,
raising funds to educate, acting as advocates to provide research and
patient services through the American Cancer Society.
For more information on this event, please call (903) 675-9271.
Halloween safety tips
Special to The Monitor
CEDAR CREEK LAKE–Halloween is a time of great fun for children, but it
can be a little scary for parents and drivers. Children are often out
after dark, crossing busy streets and perhaps going to unfamiliar homes.
“This year, Halloween falls on a school day. With excited kids
frantically going from neighbor to neighbor, drivers need to be
particularly cautious,” Teachers’ Insurance Plan spokesman Ray Palermo
“However, by following some simple advice, parents, children, drivers
and homeowners can all have a safe, enjoyable time.”
• Drive particularly carefully at dusk and when approaching a hill or
curb, where visibility is limited. Make sure your lights are turned on
to be seen.
• Trick-or-treaters should always be accompanied by an adult or travel
in a group. Children should be told not to eat any unwrapped candy or
treats until they return home, where their parents can inspect them
carefully for possible tampering. Feed kids before going out.
• Take advantage of localized Halloween events sponsored by respected
• Incorporate reflective tape on costumes or add bright colors to
increase visibility. Make-up rather than masks should be worn to help
ensure an unobstructed view of the surroundings.
• Drive slowly through neighborhoods, children may dart out into the
street without looking.
• Children should stay on the sidewalk or if none is available, walk
facing the lane of traffic and carry a flashlight.
• Clear yards and walking paths to house of anything that can be tripped
over and turn the outside light on.
Humane Society of CCL busy
Special to The Monitor
TOOL–The weekend of Oct. 5-6 was the fifth annual garage
It was hosted by Phil and Kathy Jordan at their home on State Highway
Board members Kathy Jordan, Kay Carter, Sue Ann Neumeyer and Cynthia
Walters worked for several days prior to the sale organizing and pricing
the donated merchandise.
The week before the sale, all board members and many volunteers were on
hand to get ready for the weekend sale.
Even with the rain Saturday, the sale was a huge success and netted the
Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake (HSCCL) more than $3,100. This is
almost twice what was raised at the event last year.
This sale would not have been possible without the generosity of the
public that donated their unwanted items to sale.
A special thanks to the family of the late Wes Germany, who donated a
large part of his estate to benefit the Humane Society.
This success was also made possible by the board members and volunteers
that gave their time and energy organizing and operating the sale.
The homeless furry friends would say, “thanks” if they could for all the
Wish List collection drive begins Saturday, Oct 27.
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake will begin hosting Wish List
The first drive will be held at the Dollar General in Seven Points
Saturday, Oct. 27.
HSCCL representative will be on hand to collect items from our wish
To help in purchasing the “Wish List” item, there will be signs in the
store designating items that HSCCL is looking for.
Please plan to stop, buy and for just a few dollars, you can help the
animals at HSCCL.
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake is always in need of certain
disposable items such as the ones listed.
Bleach, kitty litter, dish detergent, laundry detergent, paper towels,
towels, canned cat food, canned dog food, Latex gloves, 39 gallon heavy
duty trash bags and dry dog food
And there are non-disposable items that the shelter is in need of, metal
food bowls leashes and collars, mops, brooms, box fans, buckets, water
hoses, nozzles, propane heaters, tarps, weed eater, garden sprayers and
The second annual Art Auction at Cedar Creek Galleries will be held
Saturday, Dec. 1.
It will be hosted by James Andrews.
Cedar Creek Galleries is located on State Highway 334, one block east of
State Highway 198 in Gun Barrel City.
Auction preview will be at 5:30 p.m. and the auction will follow at 7
All auction items are provided by Cedar Creek Galleries.
Proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake. The
auction’s focus will be on art and collectibles.
Tickets will go on sale Thursday, Nov. 1, at Cedar Creek Galleries and
the HSCCL Shelter.
Seating is limited, so buy your ticket early. If you have questions or
need further information, please call Cedar Creek Galleries at (903)
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
My name is Hazer. I am a
beautiful male Lab mix. I was brought to the Shelter by animal
control, so I have no history. I am now current on all of my
shots, but I need to be fixed. I am a good boy looking for my
new forever home.
My name is Ben. I am a beautiful
male Yellow Lab mix. I was brought to the Shelter by animal
control so I have no history. So far I am a very friendly boy
and I seem to walk okay on a leash. I am current on my shots. I
am a good kid looking for my new forever home.
My name is MeMe. I am a beautiful
female Heeler. I was dropped off at the Shelter with no history
except for the five pups that were with me. I am a beautiful
girl with lots of love. I also smile when I see you. I am a very
good girl in need of a loving new forever home.
My name is Tanner. I am a
beautiful male Chocolate Lab. I was brought to the Shelter by
animal control so I have no history. I am a beautiful playful
boy with a good personality. I am looking for my new forever
Pictured are just a few
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