Posted by : March 23, 2013| On :
The 4-H Fashion Show and Roundup contests were a huge success this year with many participants.
The most popular entries in the fashion show were in the fashion storyboard contest and the Window WOWed Contest.
The 4-H fashion show buying and construction presentations were closed to a judge’s panel but, the Fashion Storyboard entries and the window wowed entries were on display.
Both contests give 4-H’ers an opportunity to show their creativity and talent in design.
The 4-H storyboard contest is a great opportunity for participants to map out a design plan for presentation; similar to putting together a professional fashion design brief.
Storyboard contest participants are given a theme and guidelines for their design; similar to what they might experience in the professional world.
The window wowed contest calls for team work and design collaboration. The team is given a theme for their design, the dimensions for their display; and with guidelines they are to create a “store front” window display.
The 4-H Roundup contest offers participants an opportunity to present and perform in front of an audience.
The educational presentations and public speaking entries were informative and impressive. The Clover Kids, age’s five to eight, can also participate in the County Fashion Show and Roundup Contest.
Presentations from youth ages five to 17 demonstrated how to pitch tents, raise quail, make first aid kits and homemade laundry detergent, and one public speaker even presented awareness on the rare disease Friedreichs Ataxia.
Educational presentation and public speaking are only part of the 4-H Roundup Contest. The second part of 4-H roundup is the share the fun contest. With Share the Fun, kids can dance, sing, perform theatre arts, poetry or prose, or play instruments.
In the share the fun portion of roundup, participants performed solo singing performances, piano instrumentals, prose & poetry entries, and much more.
4-H fashion show and roundup contest promotion and awareness efforts made by many 4-H families and leaders paid off.
The number of participants doubled for both contests this year. Big thanks to fashion show judges Melba Holt and Patsy Dehn from the Pinnacle Woman’s Club and roundup judges former Trinity Valley Community College (TVCC) teacher Janis Capelle, Athens student Katy Rose Warmke, and TVCC students Angel Miles and Rebecca Pongrac.
Posted by : March 9, 2013| On :
Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber honors marks 12th year, March 18
Special to The Monitor
CEDAR CREEK LAKE–The 2013 Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet is set for 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 18, at Cedar Creek Country Club.
This year’s theme is “Embracing the Past…Changing for the Future.” The chamber is celebrating its 12th year, and the board and staff are looking for new programs to change with the times of the community and the membership. This year’s banquet will celebrate the old as well as the new and improved.
The chamber banquet recognizes volunteers around the area, and has years of tradition filled with anticipation, as the names of the winners of the Lifetime Service Award, Citizen of the Year, Ambassador of the Year and various awards from the chamber chapters are announced throughout the evening.
Mabank ISD Teachers of the Year and a Eustace ISD scholarship are also presented by the Mabank and Eustace chapters of CCLACC.
“I encourage everyone to mark their calendars now and plan to be with us on the special night of the year that we honor the awards recipients. It’s always a wonderful night of celebrating volunteerism in our community,” chamber president Jo Ann Hanstrom, said.
Tickets may be purchased for $35 each at the chamber office, 604 S. Third St., Suite E, Mabank.
Tables of 8 are available by reservation and ticket purchase. No other reserved seats will be available.
Advance purchase is requested for an accurate attendance count.
For more information, call (903) 887-3152 or e-mail at info@CedarCreekLakeChamber.com.
Posted by : March 6, 2013| On :
GUN BARREL CITY–Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake members heard about resisting, managing and controlling anger at the recent meeting March 1.
The Monitor reporter and Born Mad author Robyn Wheeler spoke about her recently published book titled 104 Ways to Starve Your Anger and Feed Your Soul
“I suffered with chronic anger for years. I was even kicked out of preschool when I was 4 years old because I was biting all the other kids in school,” Wheeler said.
Wheeler asked Rotarians if they were ever easily frustrated by things they perceived as unfair, got impatient when waiting in line at a store or thought of defending themselves when someone speaks ill of them, which according to The Anger Handbook by Dr. Les Carter an Dr. Frank Minirth are all signs of anger.
“Anger can destroy your mental and physical health,” she added.
“Many diseases can be brought on or aggravated by anger including hives, fibromyalgia, heart disease, arthritis and much more.”
“And when you get mad at someone, you are indirectly teaching that person to lie to you the next time around,” she added. “Lying is an immediate way to avoid not having someone yell at you. If you want spouses or children to tell the truth, don’t yell at them, but try to solve the problem instead,” she said.
Wheeler conquered her anger by changing the way she views every day situations, finding God after more than four decades of being an atheist and receiving medication for a rarely talked-about form of depression known as Dysthymic Disorder, which symptoms include pessimism, easily frustrated and angered, poor concentration, low self-esteem, complaining and moodiness.
“104 Ways offers simple, easy to use suggestions that will help a person not to get angry in the first place, like understanding another person’s point of view and not believing your way of doing things is the only way,” Wheeler said.
“Before my diagnosis and personality transformation, I found it difficult to solve problems, I just got mad. Today, I know there is a solution to all of my problems and that everything happens for a reason and a purpose,” she added.
“I’ve learned to treat my anger like an addiction. I accept what I cannot change and have no control over. I have no control over the actions and words of others, I only have control of myself.”
Wheeler suggests applying the Alcoholics Anonymous 12-step program to anger and is currently working on creating 12-steps that will apply to conquering anger.
104 Ways to Starve Your Anger and Feed Your Soul and Born Mad may be purchased at Amazon or Barnes and Noble. For a personalized, autographed copy or discounts on multiple copies, go to www.bornmad.org.