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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.
  Brookshire’s food drive now underway
Special to The Monitor
MABANK–The 28th annual Spirit of Christmas Food Drive, sponsored by Brookshire Grocery Co. and St. James Episcopal Church, began Wednesday.
The food drive provides food for needy families in Mabank at Christmas.
“We have always had tremendous community response to the food drive,” Brookshire Grocery Co.’s director of consumer and community relations Sam Anderson said.
“This has grown into one of the largest privately sponsored charitable efforts in the region,” he added.
Brookshire’s is selling $1 and $5 coupons and $5 and $7 grab-bags full of non-perishable food items, and all proceeds from these sales will go to the food drive effort.
Area residents may make donations by placing non-perishable items in designated bins located in the stores.
People are asked not to donate homemade goods or items in glass jars.
Bulk items, such as flour, sugar and corn meal, should be donated in smaller sizes to allow for more variety in the boxes given to the recipients.
In addition to the public food donations, each family will receive at least one roasting hen from Brookshire’s.
Members of the participating service organization will sort, package and distribute the food to the families before Christmas.
All food collected in the area will be distributed in this area.
Families assisted by the Spirit of Christmas Food Drive are selected by local relief organizations or government agencies according to need.
The Spirit of Christmas Food Drive began in 1982, when 92 families in Tyler received assistance.
The food drive has grown considerably since then.
 

Kaufman hospital provides fever kits to local residents
Special to The Monitor
KAUFMAN–Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman now has fever kits in its emergency department to help local families deal with this fall’s cold and flu season.
Each fever kit includes a digital thermometer, hand sanitizer and information on hand washing, when to go to the doctor and how to take care of someone with a fever.
“These are available free to the community. All people need to do is come to the reception area of the ER and pick one up,” community representative for Texas Health Kaufman Pat Jackson said.
The kits, which are also being provided to patients in the ER, are available while supplies last.
Studies have shown that fever kits can help people treat non-serious illnesses effectively at home.
People with some viral conditions, like the cold or flu, can safely and cheaply take care of their illness in the comfort of their home, without going to the local hospital.
“In most cases, there is little we can do to treat a viral condition other than fever medication, fluids and rest, so caring for your loved one in the comfort of your own home is safe,” director of critical care medicine at Texas Health Kaufman Mark Sanders RN said.
“It also lessens the financial burden on these patients, who incur medical bills when they come to the ER,” he added.
The fever kits are a gift from Texas Health Kaufman Community Health Council.
The council is made up of community members, including hospital leaders, local churches, a nurse from the Kaufman Independent School District, United Way representatives and other community leaders.
The group identifies needs in the local area and works to provide resources to meet those demands.
These symptoms indicate the need for hospital/ER evaluation if you or a loved one has cold or flu symptoms:
• feeling confused or unable to stay awake,
• difficulty breathing or breathing too fast,
• pregnant women,
• anyone suffering from organ disease (liver, heart, brain, lung etc.) or cancer,
• immuno-compromised patients (HIV, organ transplant recipients),
• elderly patients (65 years or older) and
• anyone who feels sicker than they usually do with the flu.
For more information, go to TexasHealth.org/fluinfo.

 

Controlling Pharoah, sugar ants
By Brian Cummins
VZ County Extension Agent

CANTON–Pharaoh, or sugar ants, are perhaps the most difficult household pests to control.
They are quite small (less than 1/16 inch long) and are light tawny brown.
Careless application or improperly directed insecticides often make the situation worse.
Even an intensive, properly conducted control program may require two to three months to eliminate Pharaoh ants.
Follow these steps to control ants:
• Survey. Make a diagram of the floor plan of your home, and mark the areas where Pharaoh ants are seen.
Another technique is to put out numerous, small bait stations containing corn syrup. Keep the bait moist by periodically adding a few drops of water. Check the bait stations daily. Record where the ants are and where they travel after they feed.
Shift the bait stations around, but concentrate in areas where both heat (more than 80 degrees F) and moisture (more than 80 percent humidity) are present.
Example of such areas are around kitchen sinks or dishwasher, under the refrigerator, over the stove, around heating ducts, near hot water heaters and around air conditioning units.
Pharaoh ants prefer moisture, but sometimes can be found nesting in attics, crawl spaces, linear closets or other widely scattered areas.
They generally prefer to feed on grease or sweets, so watch for them in the kitchen or pantry.
Pharaoh ant colonies can move around within the home and can split, or “bud,” into two or more separate colonies.
Budding can occur in response to improper insecticide applications or various other adverse environmental factors, and can make control even more difficult.
The effort to locate the nest(s) pays off in effective control.
• Treating with insecticides sprays and dusts. Treat the infested areas with boric acid dust.
All ant entrances must be treated. Usually this means injecting the dust into cracks around baseboards, door frames, electrical switches and plugs, cabinets, etc.
Apply dusts in thin even layers, and not in clumps or piles. Small hand dusters can be obtained at most hardware stores.
After dusting, apply a band of insecticide spray using Sevin®, or Baygon®, along baseboards and other areas where ants have been seen.
Spray around suspected nest areas. It is not necessary to spray vast open areas, but do concentrate on the areas where you noted ant activity.
• A third insecticide application technique is also necessary.
Prepare a boric acid bait (mix two teaspoons boric acid with four ounces of boiling water, then add the dissolved boric acid solution to 10 ounces of corn syrup) to be placed in infected areas.
Place on aluminum foil or pie pans. Keep the bait moist by periodically adding a few drops of water.
This should kill ant infestations in four to five weeks. Keep baits away from children or pets.
 

 

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.

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