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October 30
, 2011






Clubs and Such

BNI (Business Network International) - Cedar Creek Professionals - meets every Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. at Comfort Suites, located at U.S. Hwy. 175 and TX 198 in Mabank. Larry Williams (903) 887-2847 or
Boy Scout Troop #398 meets at the Cedar Creek Bible Church from 7-8:30 p.m. each Tuesday. (903) 498-5725 or (903) 498-3830.
Cedar Creek Art Society meets from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the last Thursday of each month at the Mabank Volunteer Fire Department. A $3 donation per artist is asked.
Cedar Creek Domino Club meets each Wednesday morning at the KC Senior Citizen Center, 405 W. Walnut in Mabank. (903) 887-6549 or (903) 887-1514.
Cedar Creek NAR-ANON meets at 8 p.m. on Thursday at 715 S. Hwy. 274, Ste. D in Seven Points. (903) 432-2405.
Cedar Creek Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m., Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, at 715 S. Hwy. 274, Ste. D in Seven Points. (903) 432-2405.
Cedar Creek 49ers Club meets every Thursday for fellowship and dancing. Doors open at 6 p.m. The club is located off Arnold Hill Road in Seven Points. (903) 432-3552.
Cedar Creek Lake Kiwanis Club meets at noon each Wednesday at The Jalapeno Tree in Gun Barrel City, except the second week of the month, when the club meets Thursday in conjunction with the area chamber of commerce.
Cedar Creek Optimist Club meets every Tuesday at noon at the Dairy Queen in Seven Points. Danny Hampel at (903) 778-4508.
Cedar Creek Republican Club meets every fourth Thursday. (903) 887-4796.
Cedar Creek Rotary Club meets at noon each Friday at Vetoni’s Italian Restaurant. Dee Ann Owens at (903) 340-2415.
Cub Scout Pack #333 meets at the First United Methodist Church of Mabank the second and fourth Monday at 7 p.m. Mary Harris at (903) 451-5280 or Tonya Capley at (903) 498-4725.
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 101 meets the second Monday of each month at the Senior Citizens Center on Hwy. 31 in Athens.
Girl Scout Troop #112 meets at the First United Methodist Church in Mabank on Fridays at 6:30 p.m. Contact Kathey Brown email  or (800) 422-2260 or visit
GriefShare Recovery support group meets at 7 p.m. each Tuesday at Cedar Creek Church of God, located at 142 Rodney Dr., Gun Barrel City. (903) 887-0293.
Gun Barrel Quilter’s Guild meets from 10 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the Tri-County Library in Mabank. (903) 451-4221.
Kaufman County Republican Women’s Club meets the third Saturday of each month at the Farm Bureau Insurance Company, located at 2477 N. Hwy. 34 in Kaufman. (972) 287-1239 or (903) 880-6770.
Kemp Kiwanis Club meets at noon each Thursday at La Fuente Mexican Restaurant in Kemp. Dr. Jim Collinsworth at (903) 887-7486.
Lake Area Council of the Blind meets at 6 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month at West Athens Baptist Church.
Lake Area Democrats Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at the Library at Cedar Creek Lake in Seven Points. Email  for more information.
Mabank Al-Anon Family Group meets at 6 p.m. on Thursdays at Mabank First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Families of alcoholics are welcome. (903) 887-2781.
Mabank/Cedar Creek Area Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Tri-County Library in Mabank. (903) 887-5252.
Mabank Garden Club meets at 1:45 p.m. at the Tri-County Library on the third Tuesday of every month (different times in May and December).
Mabank TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mabank First Baptist Church. (903) 887-7700 or (903) 451-0126.
Oak Harbor/Tanglewood Crime Watch meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at the R.T. Beamguard Community Center in Oak Harbor.
Rainbow Girls, Masonic Youth organization meets on the second and fourth Saturdays at 10 a.m. at the Cedar Creek Masonic Lodge. Donna Dean at
Roddy Masonic Lodge meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Monday each month. (903) 887-6201.
RootSeekers meet at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of the month in the Tri-County Library in downtown Mabank.
Southeast Kaufman County Senior Citizens Center Board of Directors meets at 1 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month at the center, located at 300 N. Dallas Street in Kemp. (903) 498-2140.
Tamarack Ladies Club meets at 11 a.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the TLC Hall.
Trinity Valley Community College Band meets at 7 p.m. every Tuesday in the TVCC band hall. Group is open to any community member who plays an instrument. (903) 675-6222.
Trinity Valley Singles Support Group meets at 7 p.m. each Monday at Athens First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall on Lovers Lane. This is a support group for singles of all ages. Jean Love at (903) 451-4697 or Donna Stinson (903) 675-7270.


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It was a Rockin ‘n Rollin night at bowling alley
Susan Harrison
Monitor Staff Writer

SEVEN POINTS–Lakeplex Lanes in Seven Points was transformed into a ‘Sock Hop’ with chamber members and guests in ’50s attire, black-and-white checkered tablecloths and soda shop decorations, including 45 rpm records scattered throughout the bowling alley for the chamber’s new fall fundraiser, Oct. 22.
The inauguration of “A Night In Rock ‘n Roll Alley” was a success for the Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce.
Guests dined on delicious hamburgers with all the trimmings, fries, drinks and Dairy Queen ice cream sandwiches.
Linda Fernald/AB Graphics won the Lucky Bowling Shirt with $100 in cash, $50 bowling gift certificate and $100 in Texas scratch-off tickets.

Monitor Photo/Susan Harrison
Chamber president Jo Ann Hanstrom (left) helps Linda Fernald/AB Graphics put on the Lucky Bowling Shirt she won from the purchase of just one ticket at the chamber’s “A Night In Rock ‘n Roll Alley” Saturday at Lakeplex Lanes in Seven Points.

Tyler Muirhead won the 50-50 drawing and the boxing championship, while Bartt Rankin/Cedar Creek Carpet and Tile won the billiards tournament. Groom and Sons Hardware in Mabank donated a cooler to the winner.
Bowlers competed in both team and individual tournaments. The team winner was Hanging 10, with captain Waylon Jones.
Individual men winners were first place Tommy Poe, second place Mike Hoskinson, third place Cecil Smith, fourth place Ken Hood and fifth place Chuck Weaver.
Individual women winners were first place Tree Ritchey, second place Tinne Beard, fourth place Paula Martin and fifth place Loretta Taylor.
There were 74 silent auction items and 12 live auction items, with a booth at the Dallas Boat Show bringing in the highest bid of $400.
Robbye Grissom/BnR Pit Grill and Shannon Steakley/Trinity Valley Electric Cooperative co-chaired the event with help from committee members, Marty Mullins/Texas Ability, Michelle Sjerven/Statewide Surveying, Don Gano/Lakeplex Lanes, chamber staff Jo Ann Hanstrom, Dorene Watts and Linda Hacker.
However, the event couldn’t have been pulled off without a host of volunteers including Raymond Steakley, Bill Hanstrom, Bill Grissom, Kim Walker, Chrissy Adams, Jamie Snuffer, Derrick Hoelscher, Jim Thompson, Fran Sonka, Laura Freeman, Catharine Dean, Debra Davis, Vickie Wallace, Linda Fernald, Lana Mock, Suzanne Mayes, Grady Pierson, Anne Mullins, Don R. Kinney and Don Richardson.
Dino “Danger” Perelli entertained the guests with ’50s and ’60s songs throughout the evening and served as auctioneer for the live auction items.
Underwriters for the event included sponsors at the $1,500 Elvis Presley level Southside Bank; $1,000 Buddy Holly/Tri-County Ford; $500 Chuck Berry/Oncor Electric Delivery, Trinity Valley Electric Cooperative, Prosperity Bank Gun Barrel City and Seven Points, Solar Turbines, Grayhawk Companies and Ben E. Keith – Budweiser.
And, $300 Strike/Don R. Kinney, CPA, Lakeside Collision; $200 Spare/Citizens State Bank Seven Points and $100 Split/Evelyn Heinrich, Texas Ability, LLC, Star Lite Custom Homes, Gun Barrel City residents Barbara and Steve Webster and the Triple N Ranch in Trinidad.


















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