Final performance of ‘Route 66’
Special to The Monitor
SEVEN POINTS–The Avanti Theatre in association with the
Henderson County Performing Arts Center announces the final performance
of its successful road show, “Route 66.”
The show has been performing arund the state for the past year and will
present it’s farewell production at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Main
Place Cinema in Seven.
It is being presented Veteran’s Day to honor our fighting men and women.
The show follows songs and stories about the old U.S. Route 66 from
Chicago, Ill. to Los Angeles, Calif.
David Young, Will Fairbanks and Mabank’s own Gary McDonald will thrill
with singles like “King of the Road,” “Long Tall Texan” and “On the Road
Again” and many more.
It is being sponsored by The Hydrangea House and Edward Jones in Mabank.
The ticket price is $10 for general admission, $8 with a theatre coupon
and $5 for all veterans and their family members.
Reservations may be made by calling the theatre’s main number at (903)
675-3908, ext. 201.
Don’t miss out on this final trip down memory lane.
Come and say thank you to our veterans and have a good time. The show is
sponsored in part by Main Street Cinema and The Lake Area Chamber of
Type 2 diabetes
Special to The Monitor
KAUFMAN–A new series for people living with diabetes in
Kaufman County called “Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes” will begin at
1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the meeting room at the new Kaufman
County Extension Office, 2471 N. State Highway 34, Kaufman.
This five-week series helps people with Type 2 learn the skills they
need to understand and manage their diabetes, to reduce the risk for
complications, and to attain their highest possible level of wellness.
Diabetes is a serious illness. But the good news is, it doesn’t have to
be a life-threatening one. Early diagnosis and treatment, and good
management practices are the keys to a long and healthy life for persons
According to the American Diabetes Association, when a person has
diabetes, his or her body doesn’t produce insulin (type 1) or properly
use insulin (type 2), a hormone needed to convert some foods into
No one knows what causes diabetes, although genetics and such factors as
lack of exercise and obesity may contribute. (http://www.diabetes.org/main/application/commercewf).
Facts and figures from the ADA list about 17 million Americans with
diabetes – but only about 11.1 million diagnosed.
This means nearly one-third – 5.9 million people with diabetes – doesn’t
know they have it.
The costs of all these cases of diabetes are enormous. The ADA estimated
the total direct and indirect cost in 1997 (the most recent year figures
are available) to be $98 billion.
Of that, $44 billion was medical and treatment costs, and $54 billion
was for indirect costs, such as disability.
A simple blood test by a health care provider is required for a
diagnosis of diabetes.
However, being aware of the symptoms can lead to an earlier diagnosis
and a better quality of life.
The ADA lists some of the symptoms to look for: frequent urination,
excessive thirst and extreme hunger, blurry vision, increased fatigue,
irritability and unusual and unexplained weight loss.
Once the medical diagnosis has been made, proper treatment and
management can make life healthier for the person with diabetes. A
combination of exercise, weight control, proper diet and sometimes
medications can keep the person – not the disease – in charge of his or
For more information, call (972) 932-9069.
commissioners appoint board directors
By Randal Brewer
Monitor Staff Writer
CANTON–The Van Zandt Commissioners appointed directors to represent the
county on a number of boards, recently.
Commissioners appointed Wylie Garland and Elaine Gothard to the board of
directors for the East Texas Housing Finance Corporation.
The ETHFC has helped approximately 2,500 first time home buyers in 17
East Texas counties get financing for homes since 1981.
Benja Mize was appointed to the Van Zandt County Historical Commission.
Commissioners discussed upcoming nominations and voting procedures for
board of directors of Van Zandt County Appraisal District. Commissioners
are expected to review nominees at the next meeting.
In other business, the commissioners:
• heard Indigent Health Care Coordinator Sharon Smith explained various
bills for the care of county inmates, including emergency services
provided. She informed commissioners there is no nurse available
weekends when most of the emergency charges were accrued. A part-time
nursing position was discussed to cut down on those costs. Smith also
answered questions regarding quotes for pharmaceutical supplies.
• proclaimed November, as American Indian month in Van Zandt County and
Home Care and Hospice Month.
• heard a presentation from Robin Marshall, Van Zandt County
Representative to Community Services and Paulletta Hines, a Community
Services representative. Community Services helps the elderly and
disabled with the payment of energy bills during the coldest and warmest
months of the year. Community Services also promotes energy efficiency
with the weatherization of homes, and maintenance of air conditioners
and heating units.
• approved a replat of the right-of-way on VZCR 1710, pertaining to
property belonging to Clint Young.
• approved a 35 m.p.h. regulation for the portion of Cherry Creek,
located outside the Canton city limits; and 45 m.p.h. on VZCR 2301 and
• tabled a contract renewal with Net Data for $10,000 to maintain the
system. The Net Data representative was asked for a presentation at the
• declared an emergency to transfer $6,000 to Road and Bridge account
for Precinct 1, from funds received for contract work in Wood County.
• approved setting up a petty cash account for the Ben Wheeler Vehicle
Registration Substation. Vickey Looney estimated the office would open
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