Art society meets
Special to The Monitor
GUN BARREL CITY–The Cedar Creek Art Society held its November meeting at
the Palette Studio on Main Street in Gun Barrel City Wednesday, Nov. 29.
Lucy Williams of Kerens demonstrated painting from a live set-up of
She displayed a number of Christmas poinsettia paintings she has done
through the years, showing they are beautiful works of art in mediums
other than oils.
Old and new business was discussed, and plans were made to continue
displaying their artwork in local banks.
There was a good attendance of 12 members.
Anyone interested in developing art skills is invited to join the
For further information, contact Doris Parker at (903) 498-8817, Linda
Stein (903) 451-2853, Judy Shaver (903) 489-2564 or Judy Braswell (903)
A&M grad with Kemp ties heads
to Washington, D.C.
Special to the Monitor
COLLEGE STATION–Jennifer Hussey, granddaughter of former Kemp teacher
Dorothy Bonds, recently began a fall internship in Washington, D.C.
Hussey is a 2006 graduate of A&M University. She is the daughter of Dr.
Jim and Judy Bonds Hussey of Plano.
Her father is a 1970 graduate of Forney High School and her mother a
1970 graduate of Kemp High School.
Jennifer will spend the semester as an integral part of U.S. Rep. Pete
Session’s legislative team.
She is one of 15 students selected for a congressional internship
through the Agricultural and Natural Resources Policy Internship Program
(ANRP) at Texas A&M University.
The program is in its 16th year of sending students to work in
congressional offices and committees.
Each student receives course credit for their internship as well as a
The scholarships are provided by private donors and commodity
organizations, such as the Texas Farm Bureau, Plains Cotton Growers,
Inc., and the South Texas Cotton and Grain Association.
Tolosa Baptist has new Pastor
Special to The Monitor
TOLOSA–The Rev. Hershell Smith was voted in as the new pastor for Tolosa
Baptist Church Sunday, Dec. 3.
He had previously pastored several churches in the Dallas area, the last
being Morningside Baptist Church for 26 years. He then went into
evangelist work for the last eight years.
Feeling the Lord was leading him in a new direction, he accepted the
call to Tolosa Baptist Church.
The congregation is excited about the new work and expect many new
things and works to begin in the church.
Tolosa Baptist Church is located on State Highway 274 between Kemp and
Seven Points. The church wants to be known as the local church with a
Tolosa Baptist Church takes this opportunity to thank the Rev. Jay Bowen
for serving as interim pastor and for his leadership during this
The church also thanks Joann Lingle for filling in as organist during
Come Adopt Us At
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
|ABOVE–I am a beautiful female
Golden Retriever. I was brought to the Shelter by animal
control, so I have no history. I walk on a leash and seem to
get along well with others. I haven’t been at the Shelter
long. I am a beautiful old girl looking for a great home.
|ABOVE–My name is Sally. I am a beautiful
St. Bernard mix. I walk on a leash and I am an outside dog.
I was a stray brought to the Shelter by animal control, so I
have no history. I am current on my rabies shots and have
been fixed. I still need some shots. I am a beautiful girl
looking for a wonderful home.
|ABOVE–I am a beautiful mix
breed. I walk well on a leash and seem to like to be with
people. I was brought to the Shelter by animal control, so I
have no history. I have been started on my shots and need to
be fixed. I am a good looking young man looking for a good
|ABOVE–My name is Trey. I am a beautiful
long-hair German Shepherd. I was brought to the Shelter by
animal control (owner released) and so far the only history
I have is my name. I walk on a leash and seem to be vocal. I
am a beautiful old man looking for a wonderful 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
Wednesdays. Holiday Hours: Open Dec. 23, Closed Dec. 24 and 25, Open
Dec. 26-29, and closed Dec. 30-31 and Jan. 1.