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Thursday, December 9, 2010

 

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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.

  ‘Breakfast with Santa’ set Dec. 11
Special to The Monitor
SEVEN POINTS–Best Friends of The Library at Cedar Creek Lake will host the 10th annual Breakfast with Santa, Saturday, Dec. 11, at The Library, 410 E. Cedar Creek Parkway in Seven Points.
Tickets will be available at the door for the breakfast which will be served from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Attendance is open to the public…children, families, seniors, are all welcome.
A nominal charge ($2 for children and $3 for adults) will include pancakes, sausage, fruit, juice and coffee.
Be sure to bring your camera for group or individual photos with Santa and each child will receive free gifts from Santa.
Additionally, The Library will provide an activity center featuring individual crafts for the children to take home.
Plan now to enjoy Breakfast with Santa, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11.
And, don’t forget, you don’t have to be a child to enjoy breakfast with Santa.
But it helps to be a child at heart.

Church springs for free cars to bless the community
Area needy invited to sign up for a chance to win
Special to The Monitor

GUN BARREL CITY–Some folks are stopped from being able to work for lack of reliable daily transportation.
If they had it, they could hold a job, pay for necessities and give to others in need. At least, that is how the members of Christian Life Center Church see it.
So, they are doing their homework and putting into practice what they’ve been learning about the “Blessed Life.”
A 40-day journey of internalizing the truth that “it is more blessed to give than to receive” will culminate in the giveaway of two refurbished vehicles the day after Christmas.
Pastor Barry Boatright and his fellow Christians are inviting the public to enter a drawing that will be conducted during church services Sunday, Dec. 26, to give away two vehicles to two individuals.
Those needing the blessing of a vehicle are invited to the church to fill out a short form.
“We want them to write in five sentences or less why they need the vehicle,” Boatright said. These forms will be put into a revolving basket and two will be pulled Sunday morning, and yes, you must be present to win.
“We want to see the joy on their faces and the praises going to God for the blessing,” he added.
“We’ve given away about four or five cars in the last five years,” he said. The members last gave a car away about a year and a half ago.
In addition to the vehicle giveaway this year, the church will be supplying angel tree gifts and food baskets. Boatright decided to add the vehicle give-away to make the church’s seasonal giving a little bit more challenging.
“Christian Life Center loves to give. If we see a cause that hits true to us, we give,” Boatright said.
Together the church has been going through “Forty Days to a more Generous and Blessed Life” study. Boatright explained the need for such a focus.
“We are born takers. Giving is something we have to work at. As Christians, giving is the kernel of our identity – ‘they will know you are my disciples by your love for one another,’ Jesus said. We love this community, and we’re glad to be a part of it.
“The giving of the greatest gift of all is recognized during this time of year, so we’re stepping up our giving,” he said.
The church is accepting applications through Wednesday night, Dec. 22. So far, a Honda Civic is one of the vehicles being offered.
The church is still collecting funds to purchase a minivan to be the second vehicle drawn, Boatright said.

‘Old-fashioned Christmas’ set for Friday
Special to The Monitor
MABANK–The Mabank chapter of the Cedar Creek Lake Chamber of Commerce announces its inugural “Old-fashioned Christmas Stroll” on Market Street set for 6-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10 (tomorrow).
There will be Christmas carolers, hot foods, storytelling, miniature Polar Express train display at city hall, a living manger scene, visiting with friends around a cowboy campfire and a big surprise!
Mabank invites everyone in the Cedar Creek Lake area to come one down and do some window shopping, cidar sipping and listening to songs and stories of the season.
“It’s a great way to slow down from the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations and savor the sights, aromas and sounds of the season,” event coordinator Debra Davis said.

 

 

 

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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