Posted by : December 11, 2014| On :
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KEMP–The Cedar Creek Lake Women’s Club (CCLWC) was entertained by Buck Criner, who performed classic country and popular hits of the 50s and 60s Nov. 23 at the Cedar Creek Country Club.
Criner started singing after retiring from the Farmers Branch Fire Department. His wife, Gloria accompanied him both singing and playing the keyboard.
The club continues to accept new members who must be a permanent resident of the Cedar Creek Lake area or surrounding towns.
The CCLWC was formed in 1973 and since then it has grown to include the daughters of many members such as Cindy Beck/Vy Harless, Noma Parkhouse/Susan Thomas, Julia Waterman/Susan Garrison, Charline Garmon/Linda Hacker, Claudett Allsup/Vickie Johnson, Carolyn King/Donna King, Wanda Fulks/Christina Ellis, and Mary Beth Haley/Sarah Kuducks. We extend a chain of friendship to women in our area.
The next meeting will be on Dec. 16, featuring Christmas holiday songs performed by the Avanti Singers.
For more information, contact President Aulsine DeLoach at (903) 451-3826 or Wendy Rapp at (903) 451-4683.
More photos from this event can be found in the Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 issue of The Monitor.
Posted by : November 30, 2014| On :
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GUN BARREL CITY–The Gun Barrel City Masonic Youth Rainbow Girls donated cases of bottled water and delivered freshly baked cookies to the Gun Barrel City Fire Department Nov. 8.
The girls noted how much they appreciate the firemen’s service to our community, and look forward to future projects honoring them.
The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls is a service-oriented, leadership organization for girls between the ages of 11 and 20.
Rainbow Girls participate in a wide array of activities, including leadership training, service projects, competitions and annual retreats.
Their younger group, the Pledges, have activities for girls ages seven to 10.
For more information, call Donna Dean at (903) 345-2001 or Tonya Currey at (903) 920-5608.
The Gun Barrel City Rainbow Girls and Pledges are proudly sponsored by the Cedar Creek Lake Masonic Lodge and the Gun Barrel City Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star on Legendary Lane in Gun Barrel City.
Posted by : November 27, 2014| On :
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SEVEN POINTS–Sarah Maples Chapter of NSDAR member Linda Mynar explained the flag commerating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War at their Nov. 19 meeting at The Library of Cedar Creek Lake in Seven Points.
The traditional use of the color gold signifies a 50th anniversary. It symbolizes the specific mission of the Department of Defense program as outlined in the Congressional language “to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.”
A representation of the Vietnam Service Medal (ribbon) rests below the inner rings. The red, white, and blue inner rings represent the flag of the United States of America and recognizes all Americans, both military and civilian, who served or contributed to the Vietnam War effort.
The outer black ring serves as a reminder of those who were held as prisoner’s of war or listed as missing in action during the Vietnam War.
The black ring surrounds the red, white, and blue rings to call attention to their sacrifices, the sacrifices of their families, and the defense of our nation’s freedom. Within the blue ring are the words “Service, Valor and Sacrifice,” virtues demonstrated by our veterans during the Vietnam War.
The gold-rimmed white star located between the words “Service” and “Valor” represents hope for the families of those veterans for which there has not been a full accounting. The blue-rimmed gold star located between the words “Valor” and “Sacrifice” represents families of those veterans who paid the ultimate sacrifice during the war.
The blue star at the bottom of the inner blue ring represents the families of all veterans and symbolizes their support from home.
At the bottom of the inner blue ring are six white stars, three on each side of the blue star.
These six white stars symbolize the contributions and sacrifices made by the United States and its Allies, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Republic of Korea and Thailand.
The center circle contains a map of Vietnam in black outline relief, signifying both the country and the Vietnamese veterans who stood with our veterans. The subdued outlines of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and surrounding waters represent the area of operation where U.S. Armed Forces served.
The green laurel wreath signifies honor for all who served. The seal’s blue background is the same color as the canton in the United States Flag.
When placed next to the flags of World War 11 and the Korean War Commemoration Flags, the Vietnam War Commemoration Flag will signify the Vietnam Veterans taking their rightful place among generations of U.S. Veterans.
George Godson who was born and raised in Belleville, Ontario, Canada, in 1958, entered the Army and was trained as a Guided Weapons Officer. George served as a Technical Officer with the British Army in Northern Germany. In the latter part of 1973, George was in Saigon, South Vietnam with the International Commission for the Control and Supervision (ICCS) to administer the Paris Peace Accords that ended the war in Vietnam.
Sarah Maples became a Commemorative Partner and the flag was sent from the Department of Defense.