Sep

25

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : September 25, 2014

Courtesy Photo Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children prosthetist   Dwight Putnam, a former commercial sculptor, will speak about how the hospital benefits children around the country at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Sons of American Legion Post 310 in Gun Barrel City.

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Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children prosthetist Dwight Putnam, a former commercial sculptor, will speak about how the hospital benefits children around the country at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Sons of American Legion Post 310 in Gun Barrel City.


Special to The Monitor
GUN BARREL CITY–Sons of the American Legion Post 310 in Gun Barrel City is hosting a program celebrating the accomplishments of the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) in Dallas at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Cedar Creek American Legion Post facility.
The event is open to the public and light refreshments will begin at 6 p.m.
Businesses, individuals and American Legion members are invited to attend.
TSRHC prosthetist Dwight Putnam, a former commercial sculptor, will speak about how the organization benefits children around the country.
A prosthetist is an individual who measures, designs, fabricates and fits a prosthesis as a replacement of external parts of the human body lost due to amputation, absences or congenital deformity.
Prosthetic limbs are usually designed with a glass or carbon fiber infused acrylic.
Prosthetists are certified by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthiscs, Inc.
Cedar Creek American Legion Post 310 is located at 754 South Gun Barrel Lane (SH 198) in Gun Barrel City.
For more information, call Chuck Andrews at (903) 603-4181 or the Cedar Creek American Legion Post 310 at (903) 887-3532.

Sep

14

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

Mabank Police Chief Kyle McAfee leaves office Sept. 27.

Mabank Police Chief
Kyle McAfee
leaves office Sept. 27.

Kyle McAfee to join Kaufman Fire Department

By Pearl Cantrell
Monitor Staff Writer

MABANK–Mabank City Council members regrettably accepted the resignation of Police Chief Kyle McAfee Tuesday. His last day with the department is Sept. 24. He has headed the eight-member staff since 2005.
In a letter submitted to the council, McAfee states that he has accepted a position with the Kaufman Fire Department that will further his growth and passion for serving through fire suppression and prevention. He will also be assisting in the Fire Marshal’s Office, he said.
“I have enjoyed working with the Mabank Police Department and will miss my colleagues,” he writes. “Serving the citizens of Mabank as the police chief and being recognized throughout both Henderson and Kaufman counties as being part of one of the best departments, has been a great experience.”
News of McAfee’s resignation falls hard on the heels of an earlier announcement that Capt. Lee Orr is leaving the department to take up a bailiff post in Kaufman County. Orr’s farewell reception was set for noon, Sept. 11.
McAfee, who also is the Mabank Fire Department clown, called Q2, after the wind-up siren, said he would continue performing with the Fire Safety Clowns and keep his post as assistant fire chief – a volunteer position – with the Mabank Fire Department.
“I hope the city will continue to support the department as it has always done,” he closed his resignation letter.

Sep

11

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : September 11, 2014

Courtesy Photo Saturday, Eustace Volunteer Firefighters (from left) Trey Smith, Nick Redkin, Cade Anthony, Danny Smith and Jody Marcum band together for a group photo before attempting the 110 Dallas 9/11 Stair Climb choreographed to correspond with events and times of Sept. 11, 2001.

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Saturday, Eustace Volunteer Firefighters (from left) Trey Smith, Nick Redkin, Cade Anthony, Danny Smith and Jody Marcum band together for a group photo before attempting the 110 Dallas 9/11 Stair Climb choreographed to correspond with events and times of Sept. 11, 2001.


By Pearl Cantrell
Monitor Staff Writer

DALLAS–Firefighters from Eustace got to participate in a very special Patriot’s Day memorial event Saturday held just for First Responders.
The Dallas 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb is limited to just 343 firefighters, 70 law enforcement officers and nine EMTs, the very number of those who climbed the World Trade Center Towers and did not return.
Each wore full bunker gear and went up 110 flights at the Renaissance Tower in Dallas.
Each participant wore around his or her neck a photo badge of one of those 9-11 heroes who lost their lives in the line of duty and after returning to the ground floor, placed a metal pin in a memorial board, honoring that fallen comrade by name.
“It was very touching, all of it,” Eustace Fire Captain Cade Anthony said.
More photos from this event can be found in the September 11, 2014 issue of The Monitor.