Posted by : September 14, 2014
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Lots of food, fun and amusement
Monitor Staff Reports
TYLER–It’s time for the East Texas State Fair again, which will run Friday-Sunday, Sept. 19-Sept. 28 at the East Texas State Fairgrounds in Tyler.
Fair gates open at 2 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 10 a.m. Saturday-Sunday.
Carnival and Midway opens at 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and at noon Saturday-Sunday.
Unlimited ride armbands are available. Armband sales stop one hour prior to closing.
Senior Day is Friday, Sept. 19, Student night for children kindergarten through 12th grade is Monday-Wednesday Sept. 22-24, and College Night is Saturday, Sept. 27.
The East Texas Fair offers plenty of activities, a variety of foods and entertainment for all ages.
Live concerts are at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday.
Performers include Lauren Alexander, Jerrod Niemann, Texas Rebellion, Jerrett Zoch, Coffey Anderson, Frank Foster, and JB and the Moonshine Band.
Children can enjoy a petting zoo, sand sculputing, a Wild About Monkeys show and much more.
Adults can enjoy the Budweiser Beer Garden, shopping at The Marketplace, and more.
Other attractions include an extreme high dive show, Wasde Henry, Cosmo Universal Art, Kachunga the Alligator show, AgriWorld and a musical showcase.
Livestock shows are set for Tuesday-Thursday, Sept. 23-25 and Saturday-Sunday Sept. 27-28.
Texas youth will be showing Boer goats as well as Beefalo, Belted Galloway, Herford and Limousin cattle.
The East Texas Fairgrounds are located at 2112 W. Front St. and can be reached at (903) 597-2501.
Posted by : September 7, 2014
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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.
Posted by : September 4, 2014
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Special to The Monitor
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.
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.