Aug

28

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : August 28, 2014

Social begins at 9:30 a.m. on second Tuesdays

Special to The Monitor
SEVEN POINTS–The Cedar Creek Lake Literary club’s first meeting of the new season is at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, at the The Library of Cedar Creek Lake in Seven Points. Doors open for refreshments and socializing at 9:30 a.m.
Sharron Lucky will review Doc by Mary Doria Russell. Lucky began writing stories for her three children with the help of her musical husband, Dr. Harrell Lucky. Several of these stories have been set to music and published.
Lucky has established herself as an author of children’s books and has spoken for educational conferences for more than 35 years.
She has served on the Children’s Museum Board and was involved in establishing one of Dallas’ most successful literacy programs for adults and children.
The devotional will be given by Samm Singleton.
Hostesses will be chairperson Carol Rigali, Connie Hallmark, Patty Raasch, Lucy Smith, Wynell Reeves and Wanda Bell.
Guests are welcome.
For information regarding membership, call club President Rosalie Randall at (903) 498-8333.
The Cedar Creek Literary Club meets at 9:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month.

Aug

24

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : August 24, 2014

Monitor Photo/Pearl Cantrell (From left) Diana Humphrey, Grace Kline, Katie McPherson, Karli Gallops, Hannah Brame and Cameron Carter pose with their celebratory cake marking their final bridging ceremony as Girl Scouts. Missing from photo is Amber Keith who was called into work Saturday.

Monitor Photo/Pearl Cantrell
(From left) Diana Humphrey, Grace Kline, Katie McPherson, Karli Gallops, Hannah Brame and Cameron Carter pose with their celebratory cake marking their final bridging ceremony as Girl Scouts. Missing from photo is Amber Keith who was called into work Saturday.

12-year Girl Scout troop holds final ceremony

By Pearl Cantrell
Monitor Staff Writer

SEVEN POINTS–A very special Girl Scout ceremony was held Saturday. It marked the 12th year and the final awards presentation for a troop of girls who grew up together in Girl Scouting and who are now embarking on life as adults.
Their leader through all 12 years, Trinidad resident Debra Kline spoke about the journey – its frustrations and its successes. “Sometimes, I wondered whether it would be worth it,” she said. “Today I know it was.”
Seven girls went through the final bridging ceremony, one of which was absent. Amber Keith was called in to work, suddenly.
“Amber has demonstrated a heart for her family and acts responsibly toward her family and we support and admire her for it,” Kline said.
In her freshman year of high school, Amber Keith lost her mother to cancer, the following year, her family’s home burned down. Through it all, her sister Girl Scouts stood by her side with help and encouragement.
“She is an over-comer and she didn’t miss a beat. She’s a true blue Girl Scout,” Kline said.
Amber Keith joined Troop 2810 six years ago and was awarded her College Artist merit badge, Gold Torch Award, Community Service Bar and 14 states patch, for the number of states she visited as a Girl Scout in her final senior year. Each girl also collected her “Sisters Forever” necklace, as a cherished momento.
The presentation was part of a very moving ceremony held at the Cedar Creek Bible Church in Seven Points.
The ceremony included a 30-minute PowerPoint slide show created by Juliette Girl Scout leader Melissa Jernigan, a flag presentation, Scouts Own, presentation of certificates of appreciation to strong supporters of the girls through the years and a bridging ceremony into adulthood.
During their years together from Brownies to Juniors, Cadettes, Senior and Ambassador scouting levels, the girls earned their Bronze and Silver awards, along with numerous merit badges. One member, Grace Kline, earned the highest award offered in this her final year – the Gold Award. Her project focused on conservation and included mounting a community presentation at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center last August, titled Conservation Invasion.
Through the two years she prepared the various elements of the award, she gained from being mentored by several adults in her area of interest.
“We honor their latest efforts in Girl Scouting,” assistant leader Tracy McPherson said. “This is not an ending but rather a jumping off point, and this world is going to be such a better place because of them.”
Girl Scouting is all about making the world a better place and about leadership. Six of the seven girls have graduated from high school. The youngest troop member, Hannah Brame, joined just two years ago. She is a junior this year. “Girl Scouting has given me great memories,” Brame said.
“We’ve experience so much together,” leader Debra Kline said, “we could write a book. Girl Scouting offers almost an endless variety of experiences. Camping and cookies are only two, as there is international friendship, science, dance, service, fitness,

Aug

24

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : August 24, 2014

Courtesy Photo Tournament volunteers and organizers (from left) Tenny Roche, Kitty Whitted, Sandy Ward, Joy Simmons, Sydney Busch, Barbara Austin and Cathy English.

Courtesy Photo
Tournament volunteers and organizers (from left) Tenny Roche, Kitty Whitted, Sandy Ward, Joy Simmons, Sydney Busch, Barbara Austin and Cathy English.


Special to The Monitor
KEMP–Bridge team players Gail Belton and Marianna Ziegler were the first place winning team at the 36th Friends of the Animals Low-Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic at Cedar Creek Lake Bridge Luncheon fundraiser at the Cedar Creek Country Club Aug. 14.
The luncheon netted $1,300 for the clinic.
The players had coffee and doughnuts upon arrival, then were served lunch prepared by the club’s chef and cupcakes, courtesy of Dot Irwin for dessert.
The first 18 winning teams choose from many prizes and for any slam bid and made, the team received a prize.
Tournament volunteers and organizers were Joy Simmons, Kitty Whitted, Sandy Ward, Barbara Austin, Cathy English and Tenny Roche.
Friends of the Animals at Cedar Creek Lake Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic is a non-profit organization that has spayed or neutered more than 31,000 animals since it began 12 years ago.
They help low-income families be responsible pet owners by offering low-cost spay/neuter surgery and vaccinations.
For information, to make an appointment or volunteer, call (903) 887-7387.
Tax deductible donations may be mailed to P.O. Box 5455, Mabank 75147.