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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : April 17, 2014

City will not pay per animal increase

By David Webb
Monitor Correspondent

SEVEN POINTS–The Seven Points City Council approved a special deal that city officials cut with the Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake (HSCCL) on a new contract during their meeting April 10.
HSCCL negotiated new contracts with all of the other Cedar Creek Lake cities to raise the price per animal delivered to the animal shelter from $22.50 to $45 each, but Seven Points had held back behind the other cities.
Seven Points officials complained about not being able afford the increase so they negotiated a trade-out with the nonprofit group.
Seven Points will continue paying only $22.50 per animal, but the city will mow the animal shelter’s two-acre property from April 1 to Oct. 31, 2014, under the terms of the one-year contract.
City officials estimated the mowing would cost the city about $300, which they project will save the city a substantial amount of money on dealing with stray dogs.
Humane Society officials said price increases were necessary to keep the animal shelter open. New contracts were also negotiated with Henderson and Kaufman Counties, changing the county contracts from flat fee annual amounts to $45 per animal charges.
In other action, the council:
• ordered all city job openings be posted in the newspaper.
• ordered a 30-day notice be given to Cynergy so a contract could be signed with ALPS for IT services.
• hired Melanie Edwards to be the police dispatcher.
• accepted the resignation of police officer Bryan Cook and hired Chris Watson to replace him.

Apr

17

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : April 17, 2014

Monitor Photo/Summer Simpson Kemp’s Forrest Summerhill (left) finished 6th place in the 110m hurdles with a time of 16.80.

Monitor Photo/Summer Simpson
Kemp’s Forrest Summerhill (left) finished 6th place in the 110m hurdles with a time of 16.80.

Boys long distance runners Perez, Zimmerer end 1-2 in photo finish

By Erik Walsh
Monitor Staff Writer

EUSTACE–The Kemp and Eustace boys and girls track teams met in Eustace April 9-10 for the District 13-2A meet. The Eustace girls varsity and junior varsity teams claimed the top overall scores, and when the dust settled were the District Champions.
The competition, if fact, wasn’t all that close. The Eustace varsity girls finished the meet with 165 points. Red Oak Life came second with 108 points while the Kemp girls team finished fifth place with 76.5 points. The Eustace junior varsity team finished with 221.5 points, nearly 100 more than the closest competition.
In varsity girls competition, Eustace runners Skye Burns and Chloe Moore finished first and second in the 3200m run with times of 12:58.05 and 13:10.36. Kemp Lady ’Jacket Kelsey Gage got first place in the 800m run with a time of 2:32.48 and Lady Bulldog Shelby White finished second with a 2:35.00. Lady Bulldog Madi Allen finished second place in the 100m and 300m hurdles with times of 16.88 and 46.87. Kemp’s Madison Thompson finished third in the 400m dash with a time of 64.03. In the 1600m run Burns claimed the top spot with a 5:53.49 run. Lady ’Jacket Madison Kerr got the top spot in Shot Put with a toss of 37’ 9”. Lady Bulldog Caitlyn Culp was second with a 36’ 2” throw. Grace Holcombe brought another first place finish to the Eustace team with a 113’ 3” discus throw. Eustace throwers Kasey Lopez and Makenzie Abbot finished second and third. Eustace also won the top pole vaulter spot, as Whitney Boerner cleared an 8’ 0” vault. Kemp placed second in the 4x400m relay with a time of 4:22.85. Eustace took third with 4:27.31.
In varsity boys competition, the 3200m run saw the top two lake area long distance runners battle it out to a photo finish. Kemp’s Jesus Perez inched Eustace’s Mark Zimmerer for the 3200m victory. Perez finished with a time of 10:14.85 and Zimmerer 10:15.03. The incredibly close race was a fitting end to the years of competition between to lake’s top prep runners. Zimmerer and Perez also had a close 1600m race. Perez claimed that title too with a time of 4:38.35 to Zimmerer’s 4:40.
Bulldog Cade Yates finished first in the 800m run with a time of 2:11.53. In the 200m dash Kemp runner Larry Shaw finished second with 23.55. Steve Stine leaped his way to second place in the long jump, with 20’ ½”. Eustace’s Cody Duncan finished well ahead of the competition in the pole vault with a clear of 11’ 6”.
The top four finishers in every varsity race advanced to the Area track meet in Kemp April 16. See the April 20 edition of The Monitor for coverage of Area meet.

Apr

17

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : April 17, 2014

Courtesy Photo Sarah Maples chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution member Sue Ann Hall (from left), registrar Geneice Morris and members Clara Belle Roundtree and Ruth Shelton prepare for the Lineage Research Workshop Thursday, April 22 at the Tri-County Library.

Courtesy Photo
Sarah Maples chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution member Sue Ann Hall (from left), registrar Geneice Morris and members Clara Belle Roundtree and Ruth Shelton prepare for the Lineage Research Workshop Tuesday, April 22 at the Tri-County Library.

Assistance getting proof to join available

Special to The Monitor
MABANK–The Sarah Maples chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is helping prospective members get their papers in order with a Lineage Research Workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at the Tri-County Library.
The workshop is free and includes a light lunch and materials. Pre-registeration is requested by Friday, April 18.
Sarah Maples Registrar Geneice Morris handles new members wanting to join DAR.
She helps by showing ladies where to look for the proof needed to join.
Sue Ann Hall and Clara Belle Roundtree are working on their papers currently with assistance from Ruth Shelton.
Tri-County Library is located at 132 E. Market St., in Mabank.
To register, contact Vice Regent Suzanne Fife at (903) 432-3130 or shfife@nctv.com.