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
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 Commissioners 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
Henderson County Historical Commission meets the first Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. in the HC Historical
Kaufman County Commissioners 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.
Band wins First Division rating at contest
Special to The Monitor
EUSTACEThe mighty Eustace Bulldog band, also known as The Rhythm Machine on
316, recently earned the coveted First Division rating at the Class 2A UIL Regional
marching contest held in Mesquite.
All three judges awarded the band a Division 1 rating for a perfect score.
The band performed Rock Phases, by Barry Hurt, a retired director turned
Songs included Rock Fanfare, Rock Ballad, Funky Munky
and Rock Finale.
The program featured a flute solo by junior Taylor Cranford and a trombone solo by senior
The band is under the direction of Todd Felty, assisted by James Taylor.
Local author debuts teen sequel
Launch party for Hope in Patience set for Nov. 13 at Tara Winery
By Pearl Cantrell
Monitor Staff Writer
ATHENSA very special event is planned for the debut of Mabank resident and Athens
English teacher Beth Fehlbaums newest teen novel Hope in Patience.
The launch party, set to begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Tara Winery, will also
benefit the East Texas Crisis Center in Athens.
Hope in Patience is the sequel to Courage in Patience.
Two years ago, the author spent time with the Eustace High School cross-country team doing
research for the sequel. In it, 15-year-old Ashley Nicole Asher discovers the mental and
physical boost running adds to her perceptions about herself and aids in her recovery from
emotional, physical and sexual abuse.
Fehlbaum, herself a weight-loss success story from running, wanted to know the training
and running routines members of the team follow, how they psyche themselves up and the
strategies and practices they use for a meet. She also learned the typical running times
for different distances, when the season starts and ends, regional and state competitions
and the unexpected weird things Eustace team runners have experienced at a
meet or practice.
Fehlbaum has pledged 10 percent from the sales of her book to benefit the East Texas
Crisis Center, which serves victims of domestic abuse.
A Booklist reviewer of Courage in Patience said, Though the subject
matter is undeniably dark, Fehlbaum manages to keep the tone surprisingly light and
hopeful. This hard-hitting, but readable story about an infinitely troubling subject will
resonate with all readers, but especially with other survivors.
Published by WestSide books, Hope in Patience has already been nominated for a
YALSA Pick for Reluctant Readers.
Fehlbaums success is making all of us in Mabank look really good, Mabank
school superintendent Dr. Russell Marshall said. Congratulations on your newest
The book release party includes dinner and music by Oliver Sudden. Tickets may be
purchased at the Tara Winery website for $23.68.
In addition, Fehlbaum is holding a silent auction, featuring more than 90 signed books
from acclaimed authors, including Shirley McClains new book Sage-Ing While
All proceeds from the silent auction go to the Crisis Center.
Heres what some other authors have said about her second effort.
Honest and direct. Ashley Asher is a beacon for at-risk teens. You are not alone,
her story says others have survived, and so can you. This is one of the hardest and
most important things for at-risk teens to remember and believe during their
long, lonely nights of the soul. Hope in Patience is the kind of book that can save
lives, Allan Stratton, Printz Honor author of Chandas Secrets and
Beth Fehlbaum digs down into the intensely painful and unforgettable pain of Ashley
Asher, a girl who has every reason to give up all hope, but who chooses the far more
difficult path, finding a way to be strong and healthy. An extremely brave work, Hope in
Patience takes us places we dont want to go but must, if we are to care about
victims of child sexual abuse, Terry Trueman, Printz Honor Author of Stuck in
Hope in Patience is a powerful novel about overcoming abuse, letting go of anger,
and learning the true meaning of family. Thankfully, most readers will never endure
Ashleys trauma, but all readers can identify with her vulnerability as she journeys
on the road to resilience, Daria Snadowsky, author of Anatomy of a
For more about Beth Fehlbaum and Hope in Patience, please visit her website: www.bethfehlbaumya.com.
Hooch and Pooch fund-raiser is fun
Special to The Monitor
GUN BARREL CITY Friends of the Animals held the latest Hooch and Pooch
fund-raiser at the Ranch House Restaurant in Gun Barrel City Oct. 3.
Party-goers feasted on a barbecue dinner prepared specially by the Ranch House for this
event, and they danced to the amazing sounds of Sam Lee of Lake City Music in Gun Barrel
Mabank High School student Jasmine Richman also entertained the guests.
A fabulous wine basket, donated by Cookie Richman, and several bottles of wine were given
away as door prizes.
Thanks go out to Colleen Hinckley of the Ranch House Restaurant, Sam Lee of Lake City
Music in Gun Barrel City, Cookie Richman, and volunteers Carol Pinkus, Karen Fate and Suzy
Friends of the Animals Spay/Neuter Clinic has performed more than 20,000 surgeries over
the last eight years.
Surgeries range in price from $25 for a male cat to $65 for a giant breed female dog.
For more information on scheduling an appointment for surgery or to volunteer, call (903)
887-PETS, or go to the website at www.friendsoftheanimals.org.
|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 Im 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. Ive had all my shots and am ready to be adopted. If
youd 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have many animals at
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