Shaw takes awards in modeling
Special to the Monitor
MABANK–Christian Shaw, 11, of Mabank took top honors at a recent
Modeling Acting Association International competition held in Dallas.
Shaw was awarded five trophies and one medal, qualifying him to go on to
compete in New York.
More than 700 kids in different age groups competed in TV, monologue,
cold reading, voice over, runway, photo shoot and other categories.
Judges from all over the world included talent scouts, agents, casting
directors from New York, California, Italy, Japan and Puerto Rico.
Shaw is in the honors program at Mabank Middle School, where he is
finishing the sixth grade.
Shaw is the son of local attorney Diane Shaw.
Cancer survivors wanted
Special to The Monitor
TERRELL–The Relay For Life of Kaufman County is currently seeking cancer
survivors for a special honorary reception and participation in its
The special reception will be from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 11 at the
Recreation and Outreach Center at First Baptist Church of Terrell.
In addition to meeting other cancer survivors, attendees will pick up
Relay t-shirts and special parking passes.
Survivors, their caregivers, doctors and nurses will kick off this
year’s June 3rd Relay event by walking the first lap around the Herman
Furlough track in Terrell.
A special “Survivors” tent will be set up and participants will receive
many freebies in addition to a special t-shirt for those unable to
attend the reception.
Team members are currently selling luminaries for $5 in memory of and in
honor of those who have fought cancer.
The luminaries will line the entire football field and the names of the
individuals represented on the bags will be read aloud during a special
candle light ceremony.
Contact Joan Moore at (972) 524-8185 for more information on the
survivor reception and Relay team.
Screenings to reduce the risk
of stroke set for Mabank
Special to The Monitor
DALLAS–Residents living in and around the Mabank community can be
screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke.
Life Line Screening will be at the First Baptist Church of Mabank May
The site is located at 110 E. Mount Vernon St. in Mabank. Appointments
will begin at 9 a.m.
A stroke, also known as a “brain attack”, is ranked as the third leading
killer in the world, and the second among women. Through preventive
screenings, the risk of having a stroke can be greatly reduced.
Screenings are fast, painless and low cost.
They involve the use of ultrasound technology, and scan for potential
health problems related to: blocked arteries which can lead to a stroke,
aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta, and hardening of
the arteries in the legs, which are a strong predictor of heart disease.
Also offered for men and women, is a bone density screening to assess
their risk for osteoporosis.
“Both of Donald’s doctors said your screening may well have saved his
life,” Donald and Mary Butler of Corsicana said.
Each screening requires 10 minutes or less to complete.
A complete vascular screening package, including the Stroke/Carotid
Artery, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm and Ankle Brachial Index (hardening of
the arteries) screenings is $109.
Sign-up for a complete vascular package; include the osteoporosis
screening and pay only $129.
Life Line Screening was established in 1993, and has since become the
nation’s leading provider of vascular screenings.
More than 60 ultrasound teams are on staff to travel to your local
community, bringing the screenings to you.
These non-invasive, inexpensive and painless, ultrasound tests help
people identify their risk for stroke, vascular diseases or osteoporosis
early enough for their physician to begin preventive procedures.
For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an
appointment, call 1-800-697-9721.
Pre-registration is required.
McLelland seeks runoff recount
in Kaufman D.A. race
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer
KAUFMAN–Although Rick Harrison was named winner of the runoff election
for the office of Kaufman County District Attorney, opponent Mike
McLelland considered the race too close to ignore.
McLelland filed for a recount on the grounds the difference between
Harrison and himself was less than 10 percent.
In the runoff election, Harrison garnered 50.86 percent of the vote with
McLelland earned 49.14 percent of the vote with 1,827 ballots cast in
his favor, a difference of 64 votes.
“That is his right,” County Republican Party Chairman Jody Deller
explained, adding McLelland paid the $1,249 in necessary fees.
Deller accepted his application at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday.
“The recount will take place at 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 3, in the office
of Precinct 1 Commissioner Jerry Rowdin, at the Annex,” she said.
The process will require more than 1,000 ballots to be hand counted and
will take most of the day to complete,” Deller said.
Those present will include each candidate, a recount committee (not
appointed at press time), Deller, and possibly from the voter
registrar’s office Richard Murphy and Paula Cawthon.