GBC administrative clerk gets
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GUN BARREL CITY– Gina Kuykendall has been a GBC employee for two and a
This year she received a promotion from administrative clerk to permit
assistant for the Gun Barrel City.
Kuykendall has completed the first in a series of training seminars
offered by the Permit Tech Institute and sponsored by the International
Code Council Training and Education of Country Club Hills, Illinois.
The IBC (International Building Code) is published by the ICC
(International Construction Council).
This series of seminars provides her the knowledge, skills and ability
needed to perform her job more effectively in the role of permit
technician in the building/code administration department.
As a general rule, the permit tech is the first person the public meets
as they begin the permit process.
Showing consideration and service to the public, Kuykendall performs her
varied responsibilities on a daily basis.
She registers all contractors in order to verify proper licensing and
insurance before they are permitted to work on projects within the city
limits of Gun Barrel.
She accepts, processes, and verifies residential, commercial and
occupancy applications for all building projects in the city. She
provides information on established procedures and requirements by phone
or in person to homeowners and contractors.
She calculates and collects fees to be charged and maintains accurate
computer records on the various permits.
Also, she is responsible for processing applications and fee collection
for all City Alcohol Business permits and Food Service permits. Gerry
Boren, GBC City Manager, has also designated her as the Webmaster for
the City of Gun Barrel.
After Kuykendall completes the series, she will be required to take an
exam and submit additional documentation.
At that time, she will become an ICC certified Permit Technician.
“By attending the seminar, I had the opportunity to meet other people
from different cities and learn how their procedures work,” Kuykendall
Eustace Christmas festivities
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EUSTACE–Saturday, Dec. 13, is time for the Eustace Christmas Light
Parade and Christmas on the Square.
Churches, youth groups, Sunday School classes, clubs, bands, school
groups, organizations and businesses are invited to participate this
Line up at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Eustace High School
parking lot for the Christmas Light Parade.
Best float awards will be first place $150, second place $100 and third
Immediately after the parade, all are invited to join in a fun-filled
family night at Christmas on the Square.
Entrance fee for the parade will be a new unwrapped toy.
For more information, contact the Eustace City Hall at (903) 425-4702.
St. Peter’s to host Thanksgiving
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GUN BARREL CITY–The members of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Gun Barrel
City are serving Thanksgiving dinner today.
The lonely and needy are welcome to enjoy fellowship and a harvest
supper anytime from noon until 4 p.m. today.
Several businesses are providing food items, and donations continuing to
come in daily, hosting committee chairwoman Linda Spinker said.
“The members of St. Peter’s have worked hard and put their talents to
host an event to reach out and fill a need in the community,” Spinker
“There are so many people in our area who either don’t have someone to
share a Thanksgiving Day meal with, or just don’t have the resources to
do it themselves,” co-chair Barb Niedenbach added.
On the menu is turkey, stuffing and gravy, sweet potatoes, assorted
vegetable dishes, cranberry sauce, rolls and homemade desserts.
St. Peter Lutheran Church is located at 130 Luther Lane in Gun Barrel
City, across from the Pizza Hut.
“You are most welcome to share in our blessings,” Spinker and Niedenbach
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
My name is Nelson. I am a
beautiful male Dachshund. I was brought to the shelter by animal
control, so I have no history. So far, I seem pretty laid back
and gentle. I am a wonderful boy looking for my new forever
My name is Oreo. I am a beautiful
female black Lab. I was brought to the shelter by animal
control, so I have no history. I seem to get along with other
dogs. I need help with leash training. I have been started on my
shots and need to be fixed. I am a beautiful girl looking for my
We are a whole litter of Shepherd
mix babies. We were brought to the shelter by animal control, so
we have no history. We have been started on our first set of
shots. We are good kids looking for our new forever homes.
I am a beautiful Border Collie,
who is four months old, or so. I was brought to the shelter by
animal control, so I have no history. I have not been at the
shelter long, so not much is known about me. I am a beautiful
kid looking for a new home.
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