Sunday, October 25, 2009






Kaufman prop appraisal board names new chief
Monitor Staff Reports
KAUFMAN–The Kaufman Property Appraisal Board has named Chris Peace the new county chief appraiser.
Peace has been functioning as acting chief for the past six months. Before that he served as deputy chief.
“We just felt it was time to make it official,” board president Ray Raymond said.
The appointment was approved by the disrict board of directors Sept. 24, Peace said.
He replaces Richard Mohundro.
Peace, a Canton resident, has been with the district for 13 years.
“I strive to incorporate professionalism and courtesy in this office at all times,” Peace said.
Kaufman County has about 65,000 property parcels it values, yearly, he added.
“Each year, we will do our due diligence to review all information to make sure our values are correct,” Peace said.


Annual DQ car show draws big crowd
Monitor Staff Reports
SEVEN POINTS–A copper-colored 1933 Ford Vicki owned by Rodney Marshall was selected as the “Best of Show” at the seventh annual Dairy Queen of Seven Points auto show and anniversary celebration Oct. 17.
Monitor Photo/ Kerry Yancey
Visitors look into a 1970 Dodge Super Bee parked next to a 2005 Honda Gold Wing motorcycle, both painted bright yellow, during the Seven Points Dairy Queen auto show. Both were class winners in muscle car and motorcycles, respectively. The Super Bee is owned by Dennis Pruitt, and the Gold Wing is owned by Doug Spicer.


(The Monitor erroneously identified a 1949 Ford pickup owned by Tommy Taylor as “Best of Show.” The F-150 took first place in the 1940s truck class, listed below.)
Monitor Photo/ Kerry Yancey
This copper-colored 1933 Ford Vicki street rod owned by Rodney Marshall was named the “Best in Show” at the seventh annual Dairy Queen of Seven Points auto show and anniversary celebration benefitting the Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake Oct. 17.


Proceeds from the show benefited the Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake, and Humane Society members were on hand to foster the adoption of a number of adult dogs and puppies.

A pristine red 1967 Ford Mustang, owned by Ed James, won the “People’s Choice” award, while a 1967 Corvette owned by Tom Luke was Curly the Cone’s Choice winner.
Steve Handy’s purple 1937 Chevrolet pickup won the “Under Construction” award.
There were 10 car classes and five truck classes, along with a single motorcycle class.
Monitor Photo/ Kerry Yancey
Bystanders look over a 1923 Ford T-bucket owned by Seven Points residents Susan and Malcolm Tarno (standing at background left) shortly after the Tarnos arrived at the seventh annual Seven Points Dairy Queen auto show and anniversary celebration, benefitting the Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake Oct. 17. The Tarnos said they had just finished renovations to the leather interior and the exterior of the hot rod, with help from MRT Custom Paint.


Car class winners were:
• Muscle Car (’64-’72) – Dennis Pruitt’s canary yellow 1970 Dodge Super Bee.
• Street Rod – Marshall’s copper 1933 Ford Vicki.
• Model A – Harold Beck’s maroon/black 1931 Vicki.
• Pre-’40s car – Donnie Higgins’ light blue 1939 Chevrolet two-door sedan.
• 1940s car – Steve Benell’s black 1947 Ford coupe.
• 1950s car – Glen Tatom’s red 1957 Chevrolet two-door hardtop.
• 1960s car – James Cooksey’s white/orange 1969 Chevrolet Camaro.
• 1970s car – Taylor Golden’s bronze 1973 Buick Riviera.
• 1980s and newer – Mike Nabors’ blue 2003 Corvette.
• Open – David Rogers’ gray 1932 Chevrolet Rat Rod.
Truck class winners were:
• Pre-40s – no entries.
• 1940s truck – Tommy Taylor’s mustard-yellow 1949 Ford F-150 pickup.
• 1950s truck – Connie and Bob Hanes’ red 1959 Chevrolet El Camino.
• 1960s truck – L.D. Sewell’s red 1960 Chevrolet El Camino.
• 1970s truck – Don Dyess’ yellow/white 1972 Chevrolet Cheyenne.
Motorcycle class winners:
• Stock touring – Doug Spicer’s 2005 canary yellow Honda Gold Wing.


MDA’s Most Wanted goes to jail
Monitor Photo/Pearl Cantrell
Realtor Sue Stalcup waits in jail at Jalapeño Tree under the watchful eyes of MDA judge Cleveland Countryman (left) and marshal L.S. Seabourne while her $1,600 bail is collected Thursday. She was one of 40 local residents incarcerated with the help of Gun Barrel City police officers and county deputies. Their warrants charged them with having "outrageously big hearts" and willingness to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

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