Sep

07

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : September 7, 2014

Reduced-price voice and high-speed Internet to qualifying customers

Special to The Monitor
CEDAR CREEK LAKE–CenturyLink, Inc. is spreading the word about their low-income assistance programs that help qualifying consumers obtain reduced-price voice and high-speed Internet services during National Telephone Discount Lifeline Awareness Week Monday-Sunday, Sept. 8-14. 
The program is designed to raise awareness of and participation in Lifeline, a government benefit program that helps make telephone service more affordable for qualified customers.
CenturyLink participates in the Lifeline program to make residential telephone service more affordable to eligible low-income individuals and families.
Qualifying consumers are those who meet eligibility standards defined by the Federal Communications Commission and state public service and utilities commissions.
Residents who live on federally recognized tribal lands may qualify for additional tribal benefits if they participate in certain additional federal eligibility programs.
The Lifeline discount is available for one telephone line per household, which can be either a wire or wireless telephone.
A household is defined as any individual or group of individuals who live together at the same address and share income and expenses.
Lifeline service is not transferable and only eligible consumers may enroll in the program. Consumers who willfully make false statements in order to obtain Lifeline telephone service can be punished by fine or imprisonment, and can be barred from the program.
For more information about the Lifeline program, call 1(855) 954-6546.
In addition to reduced-price phone service, CenturyLink offers discounted high-speed Internet service starting at $9.95 per month, plus applicable taxes and fees, to eligible consumers in markets where Internet service is available.
The program, known as CenturyLink Internet Basics, uses the same income and program eligibility criteria as the Lifeline and Tribal Link-Up programs and provides access up to 1.5 Mbps downstream capability.
Higher bandwidth services, where available, are offered at a comparable discount. A qualifying individual may enroll in this service plan once for a 12-month term, which may be extended on a month-to-month basis.
CenturyLink is also offering program participants an Internet-ready netbook computer for $150, plus taxes, shipping and handling.
For more information about the CenturyLink Internet Basics program, call 1(800) 257-3212.

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.