People, Places & Events


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 poinsettias.
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 society.
For further information, contact Doris Parker at (903) 498-8817, Linda Stein (903) 451-2853, Judy Shaver (903) 489-2564 or Judy Braswell (903) 887-0250.

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 $2,500 scholarship.
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 community spirit.
Tolosa Baptist Church takes this opportunity to thank the Rev. Jay Bowen for serving as interim pastor and for his leadership during this transition time.
The church also thanks Joann Lingle for filling in as organist during this period.


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 home.
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.