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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.

  Eustace Bulldog Band wins First Division rating at contest
Special to The Monitor
EUSTACE–The 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 arranger.
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 Nathan Bennett.
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

ATHENS–A very special event is planned for the debut of Mabank resident and Athens English teacher Beth Fehlbaum’s 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.
“Fehlbaum’s success is making all of us in Mabank look really good,” Mabank school superintendent Dr. Russell Marshall said. “Congratulations on your newest book.”
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 McClain’s new book “Sage-Ing While Age-Ing.”
All proceeds from the silent auction go to the Crisis Center.
Here’s 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 “Chanda’s Secrets” and “Borderline.”
“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 don’t want to go but must, if we are to care about victims of child sexual abuse,” Terry Trueman, Printz Honor Author of “Stuck in Neutral. ”
“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 Ashley’s trauma, but all readers can identify with her vulnerability as she journeys on the road to resilience,” Daria Snadowsky, author of “Anatomy of a Boyfriend.”
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 City.
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 Weaver.
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 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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