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 K Kids club inducted at
Eustace Intermediate
Monitor Staff Reports
EUSTACE–Cedar Creek Lake Kiwanis members were on hand to witness the formal induction of more than two dozen Eustace Intermediate School fourth- and fifth-graders into the school’s “K Kids” club.
Wednesday’s noon-hour ceremony was held in the EIS library and also was witnessed by parents and school staff members. After the ceremony, the youngsters were treated to pizza by candlelight in the library.
Ashley Purselley was inducted as the new K Kids president. She was joined by vice president D.J. Hocutt, secretary Jacey Warner and treasurer Samantha Tiner.
Members of the K Kids club include Nana Abuhatab, Chyannia Bailey, Heath Bragg, Skye Burns, Breana Hall and Callie Kincaid.
Also, Molly McAtee, Gabe Purselley, Katie Renberg, Ashleigh Blaylock, Helen Bobbitt, Kaeli Bovis, Cassidy Donaghey, Gannon Kirkhart and Jon Martin.
Also, Jessica Miller, Brittney Neitzel, Marshalla Padgett, Ryan Parrott, Hayden Plunk, Alondra Umana and Abra Roberts.
The club is sponsored by EIS counselor Brett Powers.

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Cedar Creek Lake Kiwanis member Marie Sligh (left) pours tea for newly inducted
K Kids club members as they pick up pizza Wednesday, following an induction ceremony
held in the Eustace Intermediate School library. Club sponsor Brett Powers is at far
right, and school principal Robert Reeve (center background) hands out pizza to the

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
New K Kids club members gather for a photo during a brief induction into the
Kiwanis children’s organization Wednesday. In front are (from left) club president
Ashley Purselley, vice president D.J. Hocutt, secretary Jacey Warner and treasurer
Samantha Tiner.

Weaver gets 60-year pin
Monitor Staff Reports
MABANK–Members of the Roddy Masonic Lodge No. 734 witnessed one of their own members, Ralph Jack Weaver, receiving his 60-year pin as a Mason Monday.
Weaver, 83, became a Master Mason back in 1948, and has always been a member of the Roddy Lodge (he also had a dual membership in the Garland Lodge). He has been a member of Scottish Rite and a Shriner since 1956.
A U.S. Navy veteran serving during World War II, Weaver served with the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office under legendary Sheriff Bill Decker for 34 years, retiring in 1988.
He and his wife Ada are charter members of the Cedar Creek Country Club, and have lived there full-time since retiring.
Ada Weaver was on hand to place the 60-year pin on her husband’s lapel. The pin was formally presented by District Deputy Grand Master of District 13, Jimmy Berry, who is a member of the Kaufman Lodge in Scurry.
Son Ralph Weaver Jr. and his wife Glenda of Longview were also on hand to participate in the brief ceremony.

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Ralph Weaver (second from right), accompanied by his wife Ada (center) and
son Ralph Jr. and wife Glenda (left), receives his 60-year pin as a Master Mason
from District Deputy Jimmy Berry (far right) during a brief ceremony at the
Roddy Masonic Lodge No. 734 in Mabank Monday.

Blood drive set for Dec. 20
Special to The Monitor
MABANK–No matter how you say it, blood donors make a world of difference.
You might like to know that the donations from the Cedar Creek Community blood drives over the last two years helped save the lives of as many as 277 people.
Whether used to replace red cells lost during an accident or surgery or to supply plasma for burn victims or platelets for cancer patients, donations played a critical role, and those who participated should be proud.
Donations also help this community.
For every donation made, this blood drive receives one credit and if red blood cells are donated, two credits.
When someone requires blood, these units can be used to replace what was required.
If you have received blood or know someone who has, contact Connie Harris at (903) 432-3701 for assistance.
Also, if insurance does not cover blood transfusions, help is available.
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec.20, the next Cedar Creek Community Blood Drive will be held.
Carter Blood Care will be located at Brookshire’s stores in Mabank and Seven Points.
If you wish to schedule an appointment to donate, call (800) DONATE-4 or
At the website, click on Donate Blood, Community Blood Drive, enter city and zip code.
The first choice is for whole blood donations and the second is for red blood cell donations.
This website will answer questions you might have about donating as well.
For those of you unable to donate, please consider donating your time.
Volunteers are urgently needed.
Also, a new site is needed in Gun Barrel City.
Please contact Chequetta Hall, Carter Blood Care Consultant, at (817) 412-5373.

Come Adopt Us At
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 home.

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 new home.

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


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