slate Christmas program
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MABANK–The Mabank High School Choral Department will be
presenting their annual concert titled, “An Evening in December” at 7
p.m. Thursday (tonight) at the new high school auditorium. The concert
Several choirs will be singing old favorites as well as new songs – and
will form a 100-voice choir at the end to sing several songs.
Highlights will include the Junior Varsity Chorale singing “Hanukkah
Wish” and “Masters in this Hall,” Panther Edition singing and dancing to
“You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” and the classic “Have Yourself a Merry
Little Christmas” – with the Varsity Chorale singing “Mary, Did you
Know?” and Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus,” as well as many others.
There will also be a sing-along of Christmas carols, and all choirs will
end the concert with “Gracious Spirit, Dwell With Me.”
This evening will be an extraordinary way to get into the Christmas
spirit and to reflect on the joys and meaning of the season. This one’s
shaping up to be the best one yet! We hope to see you there!
Brookshire’s food drive in
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MABANK–Donations to the 26th annual Spirit of Christmas
Food Drive are still being accepted as the drive moves into its final
The goal is to feed 13,000 families in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and
The food drive is sponsored by Brookshire Grocery Company and various
service organizations, including the Chandler Lions Club.
“Many families receive assistance through this effort, and every single
donation counts,” director of public relations for BGC Sam Anderson
Donations may be made by placing non-perishable food items in designated
bins inside participating stores before Christmas.
Items needed include canned meats, vegetables, soups, beans, rice and
Brookshire’s will give at least one baking hen to each family assisted
by the drive.
In 2006, the company provided more than 15,000 hens. Food drive
officials expect to provide the same or more this year.
The Chandler Lions Club will gather, sort, box and distribute the food
Anderson said the drive targets those most in need, especially the
elderly and single-parent households.
Recipients are screened by local relief organizations or government
agencies to verify degree of need.
All food will be distributed in the area where it is collected.
Santa story hour is a huge
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MABANK–Amid the jingle of bells and the sweet voices of happy children,
young and old alike, was heard the unmistakable voice of Santa’s “Ho!
He had arrived at the “Santa Reads” story hour proudly sponsored by the
Kiwanis Club of Cedar Creek Lake.
He read “The Night Before Christmas,” by Clement C. Moore at the
Tri-County Library in Mabank and The Library at Cedar Creek Lake in
Hosted by Mr. Russ and Ms. Linda, more than 177 children and adults were
Santa also encouraged the youngsters to make reading a priority, as he
does, and to visit a library regularly for a great selection of
As a special bonus, each boy and girl attending received a candy cane,
“Santa Dust,” as well as a brand-new book, compliments of the Cedar
Creek Lake Kiwanis Club.
Boys and girls in attendance included George Young, Ruby Espiricueta,
Andy Espiricueta, Laura Espiricueta, Ashley Guevara, Cythlally Guevera,
Chensey Warren, Mackenzie Nolen, Madison Nolen, Hayden Melrose, Kyler
Mathison and Olivia Grose.
Also, Brooke Caldwell, Joey Grose, Sarah Elliott, Haley Elliott, Mary
Elliott, Ryan Newland, Tyler Sparks, Jalyn Yakesch, Baylea Park, Brenda
Dennie, Carter Dennie, Chloe Park, Khristian Williams, Andy Haertel,
Haskelina Low, Michaela McDowell and Maci McDowell.
Also, Molly McDowell, Hunter Cook, Lillian Malin, Katie Hinis, Tyler
Tarver, Tory Tarver, Michael Manios, Cayla Reed, Hayden Reed, Lilly
Donathan, Mason Donathon, Jarid Henry, Compassion Henry, Dustin
Yarbrough, Sarah Kent and Ashton Mathison.
Also, James Jones, Allison Kent, Parker Pearah, Seth Fox, Taylor
Mathison, Lilliano Forrest, Angelica Forrest, Isaiah Hernandez, Lazarus
Hernandez, Michaiah Hernandez, Dylan Yarbrough, Tucker Willingham,
Addison Willingham, Madison Maddox, Noah Maddox, Jessica Cerveny,
Christian Cerveny and Emma Compoc.
Also, Christopher Compoc, Lily DeGarma, Destiny Woodall, Alishia
Michael, Katie Hinds, Skyler Leewis, Paige Lewis, Gabriela Romero,
Jocabet Villanieva, Maricruz Villanieva, Sierra Ellzey, Ashton Ellzey,
Nathan Mason, Eduardo Valencia, Maximiliano, Jazmine Dartanyou Pruitt,
Noah Bevefield, Hanna Akin and Leslie Gross.
Also, Rachel Gross, Chris Horton, Nolan Howard, Randall Myer, Isbella
Myer, Kristin Barnes, Sydney Baird, Kate Baird, Muireann Caronna, Mayson
Meroney, Eryne Meroney, Zackary Batchelor, Harley Linder, Tristin
Taylor, Austin Hailey, Alie Hailey, Connor Rowan, Stephen Sweet,
Leighann Sweet and Sydney Garlock.
Also, Meredith Cooper, Ashley Tapp, Haile Buttram, Lexi Winkelvoss, Drau
Neighbors, Carolyn Hardy, Dougins Johnston, Todym Littlejohn, Tristyn
Littlejohn, Victoria Cantu, Samuel Cantul, Dakota Dooley, Jaykob Linder,
Kayla Littlejohn and Brandon Black.
“Dandy Dinosaurs” story hour will be Saturday, Jan. 12. Mark your
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
We are five beautiful Heeler mix
pups. We were brought here by animal control, so we have no
history. We are sweet little pups starting out in a new world.
We’ve been wormed and given our first shots. We are sweet babies
looking for our new forever homes.
My name is Chloe. I am a
beautiful female kitten. I was brought to the Shelter by my
owners who were not able to keep me. I am a very playful kid
looking for my new forever home.
My name is Rebel. I am a
beautiful male Pit Bull mix pup. I am somewhere around four
months old. I am a sweet and playful puppy. I am such a
wonderful kid in need of a new wonderful home.
My name is Chris. I am a male
Retriever mix pup. I was brought to the shelter by animal
control, so I have no history. I am a very sweet young man with
lots of energy. I have been given my first shots. I am a sweet
kid looking for my 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