Sep

04

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : September 4, 2014

Courtesy Photo Pickers and Grinners entertainers (sitting, from left) Don Moffitt, Leon Jordan, both of Kaufman, Bryan Boothe of  Wills Point, Joe Davis of Kaufman, (standing, from left) emcee Henry Bates, Jan Bates, Helen Boothe, all of Wills Point, Doris Downs, Shirley Sykes, both of Kaufman and lead guitartist Buddy Boothe of Wills Point will perform country and gospel music at their last show of the season at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at The Talent Box in Wills Point.

Courtesy Photo
Pickers and Grinners entertainers (sitting, from left) Don Moffitt, Leon Jordan, both of Kaufman, Bryan Boothe of Wills Point, Joe Davis of Kaufman, (standing, from left) emcee Henry Bates, Jan Bates, Helen Boothe, all of Wills Point, Doris Downs, Shirley Sykes, both of Kaufman and lead guitartist Buddy Boothe of Wills Point will perform country and gospel music at their last show of the season at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at The Talent Box in Wills Point.


Special to The Monitor
WILLS POINT–The “Pickers and Grinners” will perform the final event of the 2013-14 season at the Talent Box in Wills Point at 7:30 p.m Saturday, Sept. 6.  Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.
The group will perform good ole’ country and gospel music, and a little bit of comedy. 
Admission for dinner and entertainment is $20 per person.
Entertainment only is $12.
Tickets for the special event portion of the 2013-14 season will be honored if unused.
Reservations for dinner will be accepted through Thursday, Sept. 4.
To make reservations, call (903) 873-8945. Leave your name, telephone number, and the number in your party.
The Talent Box is a non-profit community theatre located at 244 N. 4th St. in Wills Point.

Aug

17

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : August 17, 2014

Monitor Photo/Summer Simpson Elaborate costumes are all part of the fun, but may have contributed to a young girl falling during the parade and being run over by one wheel of a trailer.

Monitor Photo/Summer Simpson
Elaborate costumes are all part of the fun, but may have contributed to a young girl falling during the parade and being run over by one wheel of a trailer.


By David Webb
Monitor Correspondent

EUSTACE–The Eustace City Council continued discussion of a new parade ordinance designed to promote public safety at an Aug. 7 meeting.
The council tabled the ordinance until next month to incorporate new ideas. Mayor Elicia Sanders and Chief of Police Ken Holder are collaborating on a draft of the ordinance.
The proposed rule prohibits the throwing of any items, including gum, beads, paper or any other article from floats, vehicles or people on horseback. No one will be allowed to enter or exit floats, vehicles or other moving objects once the parade begins. It further defines a parade as any procession of people, animals or vehicles on public streets or alleys.
Any person or organization planning a parade must apply for a permit at Eustace City Hall and await approval or denial by the mayor or the mayor’s representative.
In other action, the council:
• learned from the mayor that repairs to the City Hall roof are faulty, and that Sun Roofing had not returned phone calls about honoring the warranty. Sanders said the city would no longer do business with Sun Roofing.
• approved city employee life insurance through Kansas City Life, and vision and dental coverage with United Healthcare. Last month, the council approved medical services insurance with Blue Cross Blue Shield.
• set 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20 for a presentation about a 2012 Texas Community Development Block planning grant of $32,565 for local city improvements to include maps, streets, zoning recommendations, parks and utilities. Public Management out of Cleveland will make the presentation.
• tabled consideration of the 2014-2015 fiscal year budget until next month.

Aug

14

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : August 14, 2014

Courtesy Photo Governor, a one-eyed brown tabby stub-tailed Manx kitten (left) and her sister, Hope, a dilute torti tailless (rumpy) Manx will be available for adoption from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Love Your Cat Adoption Center located at T-Bar-T Farm Supply at 2836 East U.S. Highway 175 just East of SH 34, in Kaufman.

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Governor, a one-eyed brown tabby stub-tailed Manx kitten (left) and her sister, Hope, a dilute torti tailless (rumpy) Manx.

Adopt a cat or dog at the “Empty the Shelter” event

Special to The Monitor
TOOL–The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake (HSCCL) is waiving adoption fees during its “Empty the Shelter” event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, sponsored by NBC5 in Dallas.
Regular adoption fees are $85 for cats and kittens, $90 for dogs and $100 for puppies.
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake (HSCCL) is a private, non-profit 501(c)3 organization serving the animals and people of Kaufman and Henderson counties.
Their mission is to promote the humane treatment of animals through care, education and advocacy.
The humane society is more than 30 years old and provides shelter, food and care to more than 3,500 animals each year.
HSCCL is located at 10200 CR 2043 in Tool, 100 yards south of the intersection of SH 274 and Arnold Hills Road.
The intersection is south of Brookshires in Seven Points and north of McDade’s Nursery in Tool.
For more information or to volunteer, call (903) 432-3422.