Oct

05

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : October 5, 2014

Courtesy Photo Pinnacle Women’s Club members finalize plans for their annual garage sale Oct. 9-10. Pictured are (front row, from left) Jane Freer, Donna Walter, Pat Faherty, Bernice Crudden, co-chairs Rebecca Brisendine and Sheri Green, Pam Davis, (second row, from left)  Joanna Linder, Aulsine DeLoach, Susan Stanaland, Carol Pinkus, Janet Noblitt, Barbara Creach, Gloria Barrett, Monica Bell, Beverly Dossett, Cherry Fugitt, (third row, from left) Bonnie Magee, Leslie Mullins, Patsy Dehn, Linsey Garwacki, Debbie Ellsworth, Elaine Bownes, President Jean Alexander, Melanie Prebis, Lee Durso, (fourth row, from left) Eunice Hamlin, KK Mitchell, Dee Potcinske, Alison Crawford, Cindy Holstein, Shirley Lybrand, Gail Fankhauser, Virginia Gandy, JoDee Neathery, Marlene Ungarean, Mary Nell Stanky, Ed DeLoach, Mark Richard, (back row, from left) John Tomescko and Dale Updegrove.

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Pinnacle Women’s Club members finalize plans for their annual garage sale Oct. 9-10. Pictured are (front row, from left) Jane Freer, Donna Walter, Pat Faherty, Bernice Crudden, co-chairs Rebecca Brisendine and Sheri Green, Pam Davis, (second row, from left) Joanna Linder, Aulsine DeLoach, Susan Stanaland, Carol Pinkus, Janet Noblitt, Barbara Creach, Gloria Barrett, Monica Bell, Beverly Dossett, Cherry Fugitt, (third row, from left) Bonnie Magee, Leslie Mullins, Patsy Dehn, Linsey Garwacki, Debbie Ellsworth, Elaine Bownes, President Jean Alexander, Melanie Prebis, Lee Durso, (fourth row, from left) Eunice Hamlin, KK Mitchell, Dee Potcinske, Alison Crawford, Cindy Holstein, Shirley Lybrand, Gail Fankhauser, Virginia Gandy, JoDee Neathery, Marlene Ungarean, Mary Nell Stanky, Ed DeLoach, Mark Richard, (back row, from left) John Tomescko and Dale Updegrove.


Special to The Monitor
PINNACLE CLUB–Pinnacle Women’s Club (PWC) members held their final meeting to review assignments for the upcoming Annual Garage Sale.
The PWC Garage Sale is from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10 at the Mabank Pavilion.
Co-chairs Rebecca Brisendine and Sheri Green reviewed each department’s schedule including Home Décor, Ladies Boutique and Accessories, Ladies and Men’s Garments, Kid’s Room, Housewares, Library, Electronics, Sporting Goods, Holiday Décor and Crafts, Linens, Shoes, Parking Lot and Break-room.
Proceeds from the sale will be donated to local charities and non-profit organizations.

Sep

28

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

Courtesy Photo Indian Trail Master Naturalist Chapter members (from left) Chris Cook, James Patak stand with National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) member Bobby Montgomery at the Sept. 9 meeting at the Grand Ennis Buffet.

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Indian Trail Master Naturalist Chapter members (from left) Chris Cook, James Patak stand with National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) member Bobby Montgomery at the Sept. 9 meeting at the Grand Ennis Buffet.


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ENNIS–Indian Trail Master Naturalist Chapter members James Patak and Chris Cooke spoke to the National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) at the Grand Ennis Buffet Sept. 9. Patak is also a NARFE member.
He and Cooke discussed the 30-acre Texas Master Naturalist project, Kachina Prairie, located on the North East side of Lake Clark in Ennis.
Kachina Prairie is a rare, undisturbed part of the Blackland Prairie ecoregion and a southern extension of the North American tall grass prairie which once covered 170 million acres in North America.
The land is part of a parcel bought by Captain Mark Latimer in 1873.
It was designated as a city park in 1966, dedicated as a wild flower preserve in 1971 and deeded to the Texas Land Conservancy (TLC) in 1985.
The TLC and Ellis County Nature Society, oversee the tract under a written management plan. The City of Ennis pays any expenses.
The Texas Master Naturalist project, with support from the Texas Ag Extension and Parks and Wildlife Dept., uses trained volunteers to restore, preserve and maintain nature parks and conduct public education.
Controlled burns are used to maintain a healthy, diverse plant life and prevent woody invasives and non-native plants.
Plans for an information kiosk, bird blind and bird houses, insect boxes, trail markers, benches, an observation deck, and interpretive panels on historic plant and wildlife are being finalized.
Also underway is a plan to procure a full size statue of an American bison which roamed the Great Plains.
To make contributions to the Bring Back the Bison Campaign, send donations to Indian Trail Master Naturalist, 701 S. IH-35, Waxahachie, TX 75165.
NARFE Chapter 1191 covers Ellis, Navarro and the adjacent parts of the surrounding counties.
Membership is open to all active and retired federal employees and their spouses, former federal employees and former spouses who are entitled to a federal survivor annuity.
For more information, call the Corsicana office at (903) 874-3092.

Sep

25

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : September 25, 2014

Courtesy Photo Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children prosthetist   Dwight Putnam, a former commercial sculptor, will speak about how the hospital benefits children around the country at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Sons of American Legion Post 310 in Gun Barrel City.

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Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children prosthetist Dwight Putnam, a former commercial sculptor, will speak about how the hospital benefits children around the country at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Sons of American Legion Post 310 in Gun Barrel City.


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GUN BARREL CITY–Sons of the American Legion Post 310 in Gun Barrel City is hosting a program celebrating the accomplishments of the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) in Dallas at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Cedar Creek American Legion Post facility.
The event is open to the public and light refreshments will begin at 6 p.m.
Businesses, individuals and American Legion members are invited to attend.
TSRHC prosthetist Dwight Putnam, a former commercial sculptor, will speak about how the organization benefits children around the country.
A prosthetist is an individual who measures, designs, fabricates and fits a prosthesis as a replacement of external parts of the human body lost due to amputation, absences or congenital deformity.
Prosthetic limbs are usually designed with a glass or carbon fiber infused acrylic.
Prosthetists are certified by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthiscs, Inc.
Cedar Creek American Legion Post 310 is located at 754 South Gun Barrel Lane (SH 198) in Gun Barrel City.
For more information, call Chuck Andrews at (903) 603-4181 or the Cedar Creek American Legion Post 310 at (903) 887-3532.