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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : May 19, 2017

Memorial services for Leon Crutchfield will be held Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at River of Life Church in Kemp with Pastor Paul Roberts officiating. Lunch will follow the service at Kemp Community Center.
Leon was born on March 3, 1951 in Dallas to parents James Crutchfield and Datha Dezelle and entered into eternal rest on May 16, 2017 at the age of 66.
Leon graduated from Kimball High School and went through the IBEW Local 59 Apprenticeship program. He was a Journeyman Electrician. Leon was a very loving and caring man with a BIG heart. He was ornery, but a great person that you could call upon anytime you needed something. Leon would do anything for the ones he kept close.
He loved his grandchildren and watching the Texas Rangers. Leon enjoyed eating good food and would plan a whole day around a good meal. He loved guns, knives and “ginger” his Dachsund. Leon was Christian by faith. He was an amazing man who will be missed by all who knew him.
Leon was preceded in death by his father James R. Crutchfield and grandparents Hubert and Lorene Crutchfield.
He is survived by his mother Datha Cruthfield of Mexia, wife Bobby Crutchfield of Seven Points, son Kenny Crutchfield and wife Crystal of Seven Points, son Allen Montemagno and wife Stephanie of Calif., grandchildren Megan, Erin, Hannah, Nicole, Isabella, Noah and Elijah, brother Roger Crutchfield and wife Rita of DeSoto, sister Leigh Ann Brewer and husband Steve, aunt Yvonne Slovacek and husband Raymond, aunt Sandra, nieces and nephews Stacey, J.C. Keri and Joc, other loving family members and many more friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : May 19, 2017

By Erik Walsh
Monitor Staff Writer
KEMP–The Kemp City Council learned of white-collar crime in their neighborhood during the regular meeting May 9.
Interim Police Chief James Cook updated the council that a local Valero gas station was targeted by a “skimming” scam, which allows thieves to steal credit and debit card information from customers.
According to Cook, the thieves’ technology is getting more sophisticated and difficult to identify. The thieves pose as gas pump repair men, Cook explained. They open up the pumps and rig it with a device no larger than a USB port that steals credit and debit card numbers, along with their corresponding PIN codes. The thieves don’t even need to be nearby; and can access all the information remotely.
Kemp resident Shane Hyde corroberated the chief’s report saying he was one whose credit card information had been compromised.
Hyde said he got a call from Life Lock (a banking security company) saying his account had suspicious activity April 21. Multiple money orders for $1,000 were created from his account information at a supermarket in Houston, he said.
He also got charged for $300 in gas from multiple Houston stations. Hyde has since been refunded and has pressed charges in the Houston area.
An independent auditor visited the council and delivered a report to council members. The city had $1,167,914 in total revenue in 2016 and 894,919 in expenses. The city of Kemp’s revenues exceeded its expenditures by $361,704.
Council members also canvassed the results of the May 6 special election, “determining whether a sale and use tax at the rate of one-fourth of one percent for the maintenance and repair of municipal streets should be authorized.” The results were:
Early voting: For, 34; Against, 6.
Election Day: For, 18; Against, 6.
The proposal gained overwhelming approval from voters: 52-12.
In other business, council members:
• approved a zoning variance at 109 North main street for residential and commercial use
• opened a specific city bank account for the water surcharge deposits for transparency’s sake.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : May 19, 2017

Monitor Staff Reports
MARBLE FALLS–The Mabank Lady Panther golf team placed seventh at the UIL Golf State Championships May 15-16 at Slick Rock Golf Course at Horseshoe Bay in Marble Falls.
The Lady Panthers shot a 381 on the first day of the two-day tournament, with Haley Mashburn shooting an 88 and Elizabeth hardy an 89. Kathryne German ended day one with a 100, followed by Hanna Smith and Macy Brockman both shooting 104. Just like last year however, the Lady Panthers shot better on day two, turning in a round of 372, the sixth-best score of the day to post a two-day total of 753. Last year, the Lady Panthers shot a 791, so they improved their score by 38 shots.
On day two, Mashburn shot an 87 and Hardy turned in a 91, with German and Smith shooting five shots better on day two with a 95 and 99 respectively. Brockman also improved on the second day, carding a 100, four shots better than day one.
Mabank Lady Panther Head Golf Coach Jeff Lee liked the way his team played this season. “I am extremely proud of these girls. They had a lot of success this season due to their determination to not only have another great year but also get back to the state tournament.” The Lady Panthers won six straight meets, including the district and regional meets. They placed third and second in two others, respectively.
The Andrews High School Black team won gold by shooting a 648. Seminole took silver with a 711 and Andrews Gold team took bronze with a 721.
The Lady Panthers have four of the six members of the team, including Madison Brown, returning next season to take another shot at the state title. “We have two seniors, Haley Mashburn and Macy Brockman, who will be greatly missed. These girls have been a part of our golf team all four years and have made a great impact on our program and they will be hard to replace” Lee said. “This group was very fun to coach and to just be around.”