Jan

08

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : January 8, 2015

Special to The Monitor
AUSTIN–The 2015 Cedar Creek Lake Area Day at the Texas State Capitol is Tuesday, Feb. 3. The Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce (CCLACC) is sponsoring the trip and making the arrangements.
The trip begins in downtown Mabank at approximately 5:30 a.m. and departs Austin for the return trip at 4 p.m. with an expected arrival back at the lake around 8 p.m.
A $90 fee per person is applied for chamber members and $100 for non-members.
The fee includes bus transportation, snacks on the bus and lunch at the Doubletree Hotel.
The only out-of-pocket expense to participants is what they may choose to spend at the Capitol Gift Shop.
This one-day trip to the state capitol of Texas is a powerful opportunity to be part of a unified group representing the entire Cedar Creek Lake Area community, with recognition from the floor of the House and the Senate in the 84th Texas Legislature.
Invitations are being extended to Senator Robert Nichols, Senator Bob Hall, State Representatives Stuart Spitzer and John Wray to join the Cedar Creek Lake delegation for lunch or at some point during the day. The chamber staff is working with Senator Nichols’ office on the arrangements.
In the afternoon, the group will meet in a reserved room in the Capitol, where TxDot Deputy Executive Director John Barton, PUC Executive Director Brian Lloyd, and Homeland Security representative Steve McCraw will speak.
“We believe this line-up of speakers will be very interesting and will provide insight into current issues of concern to all of us,” CCLACC President Jo Ann Hanstrom said.
Only one bus has been hired and space is limited, so you’re encouraged to make your reservation early.
To reserve a space and pay by credit card, call (903) 887-3152 or stop by the chamber office at 604 S. Third St. Ste. E, in Mabank.
For more information, e-mail info@CedarCreek-LakeChamber.com.

Dec

11

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : December 11, 2014

Courtesy Photo The singing fireman Buck Criner and wife Gloria.

Courtesy Photo
The singing fireman Buck Criner and wife Gloria.


Special to The Monitor
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.

Nov

30

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : November 30, 2014

Courtesy Photo Gun Barrel City Masonic Yough Rainbow Girls Mother Advisor Tonya Currey and Rainbow Girls Tara Trimmins, Samantha Ramos, Michelle Sanderford, Dixie Rife (front), Kayla Rife, Katie Schaefer stand with Gun Barrel City Firefighter Colby McBride deliver bottled water and freshly baked cookies to the Gun Barrel City Fire Department in appreciation for their services.

Courtesy Photo
Gun Barrel City Masonic Yough Rainbow Girls Mother Advisor Tonya Currey and Rainbow Girls Tara Trimmins, Samantha Ramos, Michelle Sanderford, Dixie Rife (front), Kayla Rife, Katie Schaefer stand with Gun Barrel City Firefighter Colby McBride deliver bottled water and freshly baked cookies to the Gun Barrel City Fire Department in appreciation for their services.


Special to The Monitor
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.