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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.
  Disciples Clinic begins screening
Monitor Staff Reports
CEDAR CREEK LAKE–The recently dedicated Disciples Clinic in Athens is ready to qualify patients to receive its low-cost health care services.
Screening packets may be picked up at the clinic, located at 604 York Street.
(From Mabank, take U.S. 175 into Athens, traveling 1.7 miles from Loop 7. Turn right on N. Walker Street, which comes before the overhead railroad trestle, and then left on York. See the clinic on the right.)
After filling out the questionnaire and turning it in, prospective clients will be interviewed before the first appointment is set.

Monitor Photo/
Pearl Cantrell
AT RIGHT: The Disciples Clinics in Athens at 604 York St. is getting ready to accept patients. Screening packets are now available, call (903)677-3604.

The clinic hopes to serve those who
• live and work in Henderson County,
• work at least 20 hours weekly,
• have no health insurance, nor any government-sponsored programs, such as Medicare or Medicaid
• are 19-64 years of age,
• have a total household income of less than twice the poverty level,
• can provide verification of income and a picture identification, such as a driver’s license,
• can contribute a small amount to help pay for cost of services.
The clinic will start seeing qualified patients starting Jan. 5, 2010. Appointments may be made by calling (903) 677-3604.
The clinic has no paid staff and is always needing volunteers to help operate the clinic.
In addition to the doctors, dentists, nurses and other health care professionals, it needs volunteers in support positions, including someone to answer telephone calls, interview patients, schedule appointments and serve as receptionists.
Also needed are interpreters, social workers, patient advocates and faith and prayer partners.
Schedules for volunteers will be flexible to fit the volunteer’s availability.
Volunteers go through an intensive training period to familiarize themselves with clinic procedures and policies.
Those willing to volunteer may fill out an application on-line at www.disciples clinic.org or call and request a form be sent to you.
The clinic, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation, also accepts tax deductible donations from individuals, companies and organizations. It also seeks grants from charitable foundations.
Support from a large number of people will be needed to allow the clinic to serve, grow and prosper.
Donations may be mailed to Disciples/Clinic of Athens, PO Box 1757, Athens, TX 75751.

H1N1 shot now available to all
Monitor Staff Reports
CEDAR CREEK LAKE–The Northeast Texas Public Health District (NETPHD) announced Friday it has enough H1N1 vaccine to offer it to the general public, without prioritizing.
The Texas State Heath Department office in Athens is vaccinating against the H1N1 virus on a walk-in basis from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office is located at 708 E. Corsicana St. The phone number is (903) 675-1936.
While Walmart and other pharmacies are still waiting for their shipments of the H1N1, the Health Department in Athens is well supplied.
“Based on the recommendations by the Texas Department of State Health Services, we are pleased to now offer the H1N1 vaccine to all members of our community who would like to take it,” NETPHD chief George Roberts said Dec. 10.
Centers for Disease Control director Dr. Thomas Frieden reports there have been nearly 50 million H1N1 cases, mostly in younger adults and children, and more than 200,000 hospitalizations, or about the same number there is in a usual flu season for the entire year.
“Sadly, there have been nearly 10,000 deaths, including 1,100 among children and 7,500 among younger adults,” he added.
The CDC estimated about 15 percent of the entire country has been infected with H1N1, which leaves the majority still at risk of getting the strain before the flu season is over.
“Even though we have seen a decline in cases of H1N1, we don’t know what will happen when the regular flu season hits,” Smith County health authority Dr. Jonathan MacClements said. “It is important that our community members receive the vaccine to protect themselves from the virus.”
Those most at risk include:
• pregnant women,
• those 6-months to 24 years of age,
• those with underlying health conditions,
• health care workers who provide direct patient care, and
• those with close contact with infants six months or younger.
You may also schedule an appointment for the H1N1 vaccine by calling (877) 244-9641 if you live in Smith, Van Zandt, Henderson, Anderson Rains and Wood counties.

County rescinds truck purchase through TXMAS
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer

KAUFMAN–Incomplete answers from the state, as well as the TXMAS (Texas Multiple Award Schedule) contractor, resulted in a “no sale” for two dump trucks to Kaufman County Precinct 4.
Monday, Kaufman County commissioners agreed to cancel the contract for the two trucks.
The vehicles were being purchased through the state’s program that pre-approves large items, which normally go through a bidding process.
TXMAS affirms the proposed purchase as a “lowest bid” item.
“Neither the state nor the provider could confirm the trucks were on the TXMAS contract,” county purchasing agent Jack Sebastian said.
A call to the state resulted in Sebastian being told the contractor was responsible for keeping up with what items could be sold under its TXMAS contract, he said..
In turn, the provider was contacted, but would not affirm the particular trucks as being specified on the contract, only that he could sell anything on his grounds, using the state provision, Sebastian said.
“I looked on the Internet and found the State Comptroller has canceled a total of 300 TXMAS contracts,” Precinct 4 Commissioner Jim Deller said.
“I told Jack if he was not comfortable with the TXMAS deal, just forget it,” Deller added.
In other business, commissioners:
• awarded annual contracts to low bidders for various road materials, as presented by Sebastian.
• tabled an interlocal agreement with the city of Forney for Tax Increment Financing (TIF), Zone 1.
• approved a project agreement with the town of Talty, Precinct 2.
• approved an agreement between the city of Terrell and Precinct 3.
• approved a letter of agreement for professional services involving the 2010 Census with former long-time tax collector Donna Sprague.
• paid bills totaling $474,407.18.
 

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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