Jan

11

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : January 11, 2015

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KAUFMAN–Planning is under way to address long-term mobility and transportation needs across Kaufman County.
This county-wide plan will be coordinated with locally adopted city plans, as well as the plans and programs of adjacent counties and the Texas Department of Transportation.
Two identical meetings are set to accommodate residents on both side of the county. The first is being held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20 at the Kaufman High School Cafeteria at 3205 S. Houston St. in Kaufman. A second one is set for 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22 at the Herman Furlough Middle School Cafeteria at 1351 Colquitt Rd. in Terrell. Each meeting begins with an open house to review map displays and sign in. A presentation and general Q&A session begins at 6:30 p.m.
At 7 p.m. input on key issues and needs will be sought in small group discussions at various information stations. Light refreshments will be served.
The plan will place an emphasis on regional connectivity and will guide the County by identifying the location and type of transportation needs to meet anticipated short and long-range growth. The Transportation Plan is expected to be completed in December 2015.

Jan

11

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : January 11, 2015

Special to The Monitor
WILLS POINT–The Talent Box, Inc., productions is holding auditions for roles in “On Golden Pond,” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, and 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26.
Ernest Thompson wrote the script and Kevin Gibbs of Wills Point will direct this production.
Auditions are open for one male and one female from 50 to 60 years old, one male and one female mid-20s to 30s and one male from 13 to 16 years of age.
Rehearsals will be set by the director.
Production dates are Friday-Sunday, March 27-29 and Friday-Saturday, April 3-4.
The plot focuses on aging couple Ethel and Norman Thayer, who spend each summer at their home on a lake called Golden Pond.
During the year the story takes place, they are visited by their daughter, Chelsea, and her fiance’ and his son.
The play explores the often turbulent relationship the young woman shared with her father while growing up, and the difficulties faced by a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage.
For additional information, call the theater at (903) 873-8945. Leave your name and telephone number and someone will return your call.
The Talent Box is located at 244 N. 4th Street in Wills Point.

Jan

04

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : January 4, 2015

Courtesy Photo Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Group leader Jean Everett (left) visits with Hale Law Firm Elder Care Coordinator Debbie Jones at the December meeting at the Arabella Clubhouse in Athens.

Courtesy Photo
Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Group leader Jean Everett (left) visits with Hale Law Firm Elder Care Coordinator Debbie Jones at the December meeting at the Arabella Clubhouse in Athens.


Special to The Monitor
ATHENS–The Parkinson’s Disease Awareness group will meet at 1 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Arabella Clubhouse located at 413 Gibson Road in Athens.
The meetings are held the second Thursday of the month but call if unsure especially during bad weather.
The November meeting covered physical therapy presented by Stephanie Sypert of Eustace. She told about the importance of daily exercise and which exercises worked best for those suffering from Parkinson’s.
The December meeting speaker was Debbie Jones, Elder Care Coordinator from the Hale Law Firm. Debbie presented a program on the elder care legal system and answered a few questions.
If you are suffering from Parkinson’s or are a caregiver, family or friend needing more information on this incurable disease, please attend this meeting.
Some symptoms of Parkinson’s include tremor, slow movement, stiffness, postural instability, freezing gait or speech, hallucinations, shrinkage of handwriting, trouble swallowing, arm swing, constipation, urinary urgency, excessive saliva and dementia.
In learning more about this disease, you are able to help your loved one or friend to hopefully live a better life. All we can do now is pray for a cure.
For more information, call Jean Everett at (903) 681-4167.