People, Places & Events

    Bevo Bash golf tourney set
Monitor Staff Reports
CRANDALL–Corporate and tee sponsorships are currently being sought for the fourth annual Bevo Bash charity golf tournament, set Friday, April 7, at the Creekview Golf Course off U.S. Highway 175 in Crandall.
Proceeds from the tournament go toward scholarships for local students attending the University of Texas at Austin. Last year, 14 Kaufman County students were able to attend UT on scholarships.
The Kaufman County Longhorn Boosters are sponsoring the tournament, and organizations can be a sponsor at the Corporate ($1,000), Burnt Orange ($500), White ($250) and green/tee ($100) levels.
Entry fee of $55 per player includes greens fee, half cart, range balls and lunch, plus a goodie bag for each golfer.
Registration for the four-man scramble tournament opens at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch and a 1 p.m. shotgun start.
Prizes will be awarded to the first five places, and also provided for longest drive and closest to the pin.
There will be a putting contest, door prizes and a silent auction featuring a football autographed by University of Texas coaches Mack Brown, Darrell Royal and David McWilliams.
The Longhorn Boosters welcome all parents of current or prospective UT students, Texas-Exes and Longhorn fans.
In addition to raising scholarship funds, the organization provides education for prospective students about the university, supports current UT students in a number of ways, and provides fellowship among UT students and graduates.
The Longhorn Boosters meet each second Thursday of the month.
For more information, contact event chair Allyson Klenzendorf at (972) 932-2188, or e-mail at


Microchip clinic for pets set
Special to The Monitor
GUN BARREL CITY–Your lost pet comes home!
What better happy ending could there be?
And to help ensure that this happens, Friends of the Animals has scheduled a microchip clinic to be held in conjunction with the vaccination clinic from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 1.
Microchipping a pet is an easy, painless method of identifying your dog or cat.
A tiny microchip is inserted into the scruff of his neck and is there forever.
If your pet is ever lost and turned into a shelter, the chip will be read by a scanner at the shelter and you will be called to come get your pet.
Just $16 (including the national registration) will help your pet come home!
All the local humane organizations, as well as all the shelters in Dallas, have the scanners and scan every animal that comes into their facility.
Also, Saturday, April 1, Friends will be doing vaccinations – rabies $6, complete annual vaccinations $10.50 – for anyone, not just surgery clients.
It will be held at Friends’ clinic at U.S. Highway 198 and State Highway 334 in Gun Barrel City, in the southeast corner behind the Chevron station.
Your dog must be on a leash – your cat must be in a carrier.
Cash or check only – no credit cards.
Friends of the Animals has been running the low-cost spay/neuter clinic in Gun Barrel City for more than three years and has performed almost 8,000 surgeries, saving and preventing literally millions of lives.
The surgery prices range from $25 for a male cat to $65 for a giant breed female dog.
Dr. Glen Campbell, named by D Magazine as one of the best veterinarians in Dallas, performs surgery each Tuesday for Friends.
For more information about scheduling a surgery or about the vaccination and microchip clinics, please feel free to call (903) 887-PETS or visit our web site at


Special Panthers return victorious from tournament
Special to The Monitor
MABANK–The Mabank Special Panthers returned home victorious after competing in a Special Olympics basketball tournament at Central Independent School District, recently.
The competition was held in the Central ISD Bulldog Gym, with several other area schools attending the tournament Feb. 28.
Special Panther athletes demonstrated their individual skills in dribbling, target shooting, and spot shooting, and 3-on-3 play.
Names of the athletes who achieved gold medals are: Marcel Frantz, Stephanie Harney, DeWayne Hendrickson, Meghann Jones, Brian Moore, Marietta Pobodora, Cassie Russell, Justin Scarborough and Catherine Young.
James Reagan was awarded a silver medal and Robert Rowan won the bronze.
Others who participated in basketball training this season were Brent Arnold, Kyle Brawner, Jay Jay Brown, Brandy Rickman and Johnny Dowd.
Congratulations to all the Special Panther athletes and their coaches Jay Arnold, Judy Spivey and head coach Merritt Harpole.
Athletes are already preparing for spring competition in cycling, equestrian events, and track and field events.
Any athlete wishing to participate in the Mabank Special Olympics are encouraged and welcomed to join.