Oct

26

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : October 26, 2014

Special to The Monitor
MABANK–Mabank High School Student Council and Leadership is hosting a blood drive Wednesday, Oct. 29.
The public is invited to participate between 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. in the high school gym.
This event is a win-win proposition. If at least 140 pints are collected, the student council meets the criteria for a $1,000 grant.
In addition, each time you give blood, the phlebotomist conducts a mini-physical: checking your blood pressure, pulse rate, current temperature and hemoglobin level. Within a week of your donation, you can review your cholesterol level online or by calling 1 (800) 430-2062. Tracking trends in your health information allows you and your doctor to monitor your overall wellness.
Every day, close to 800 patients in North, Central and East Texas require timely blood transfusions. The majority of this blood comes from blood drives organized by groups like MHS Student Council and Leadership.
Someone needs blood every three seconds in America and for every pint of blood donated, three lives may be saved.
Let’s all make a difference. National Make a Difference Day is being held around the country the last week of October.
Together, we all can – Make a Difference.
For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Brandi Sutton at (903) 880-1600 ext. 2216.
Potential blood donors may be 16 with parental consent; 17-year-olds may give independently and there is no upper age limit for donating blood. All donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, feel well on the day of donation, and present a government-issued photo ID each time they give blood. It’s also a good idea to eat a nutritious meal and drink plenty of water at least an hour before giving blood.

Oct

16

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : October 16, 2014

Monitor Photo/Pearl Cantrell

Monitor Photo/Pearl Cantrell


Eustace Homecoming Queen nominees and junior court look forward to halftime festivities tomorrow at Bulldog Stadium. Pictured are nominees (back row, from left) seniors Emily Morton, Grace Holcombe, Noa Taylor and Delaney Worth; also attendants juniors (front, from left) Whitney Boerner, Keairra Hargest, Sarah Pope an Sunni Goodell.

Oct

12

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : October 12, 2014

Courtesy Photo  Jacey Pridgen (left) as Cinderella and Danny Holmes as Prince Christopher, rehearse “Cinderella’s Waltz” for Mabank High School’s upcoming production of Cinderella set for 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 and 22, and Friday, Nov. 21. Additional performances are set for 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16 and 23.

Courtesy Photo
Jacey Pridgen (left) as Cinderella and Danny Holmes as Prince Christopher, rehearse “Cinderella’s Waltz” for Mabank High School’s upcoming production of Cinderella set for 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 and 22, and Friday, Nov. 21. Additional performances are set for 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16 and 23.


Special to The Monitor
MABANK–The Mabank High School Theatre Department is bringing the timeless classic, Cinderella, to the lake area.
Performances are set for 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 and 22, and Friday, Nov. 21. Additional performances are set for 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16 and 23.
Based on the Grimm Brothers fairy tale, with dialogue and music by famous composers Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, the play has all the elements familiar to audiences with some surprises thrown in.
The sets, costumes, music and cast are currently being put together.
The cast includes 50 students from Mabank schools including Jacey Pridgen as Cinderella, Danny Holmes as Prince Christopher, Christina Daniels as Queen Maisie, Cody Fletcher as King Maximillian and many more.
Emily Key will play the Godmother, Grace Dickens, Ashlynn Adams and Cassie Jacobs play the not-so-sweet stepfamily.
For reservations, call Glenda Gregory at (903) 880-1600 ext. 2077 or go to www.mabankisd.net.