People, Places & Events


Bridge Day to benefit Friends of the Animals
Special to The Monitor
GUN BARREL CITY–Love to play bridge? Want to help a non-profit organization keep its doors open?
Then look no further than the 14th semi-annual Day of Bridge.
Benefiting Friends of the Animals Low-Cost Spay/Neuter, this event has become one of the mostly widely anticipated fund-raisers at Cedar Creek Lake and surrounding counties.
Sponsored by Embarq, this event will be held Thursday Nov. 30, at Vetoni’s Restaurant in Gun Barrel City.
Seating is limited, so a reservation, along with the donation to cover lunch and the day of bridge should be made quickly.
A check for $15 per person can be made out to Friends of the Animals and mailed to 307 Enchanted Drive, Mabank, TX 75156, or call (903) 451-4701 for more information.
Deadline for a reservation is Nov. 24.
Mary Romerhaus is again the chairperson and is assisted by many volunteers.
Friends of the Animals at Cedar Creek Lake is a non-profit, charitable organization running the Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic, providing affordable spay/neuter surgery by appointment only for low-income residents.
In an attempt to help stem the tide of the huge unwanted pet population, Friends is open only one day a week but has performed more than 9,500 surgeries in more than four years of being open.
Dr. Glen Campbell, named by D Magazine as one of the Best Veterinarians in Dallas, comes to the clinic each Tuesday to do the surgeries.
The clinic is mostly volunteer-driven and is always in need of additional help.
Call (903) 887-PETS (7387) to volunteer, to get information, or to make an appointment.
Tax-deductible donations may be sent to P.O. Box 5455, Gun Barrel City, TX 75147.
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Trash disposal station opens soon
Special to The Monitor
KAUFMAN–One step closer to opening, the new Precinct 4 ECO-Station located at U.S. Highway 175 and Plainview Road in Kemp, is taking on shape and will soon allow residents to dispose of trash locally as well as recycle paper, aluminum, tires, glass and plastics.
It will be the newest location of the Kaufman County Citizens’ Convenience Station sites where residents can dispose of items such as household garbage, carpet, furniture, mattresses and residential building materials for a fee.
Commercial contractors, businesses, and waste haulers are not permitted to dispose at these sites
With the fencing in place and the building on site, only the concrete platforms and roads remain to be completed in order to be able to announce the date of the grand opening, which has been anticipated to occur by the end of 2006.
The new Precinct 4 ECO-Station will serve the southern sector of Kaufman County, a much-needed disposal site that has turned a long-term goal into a reality for Kaufman County.