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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : June 21, 2017

By Pearl Cantrell
Monitor Staff Writer
MABANK–According to Mabank Police Chief Keith Bradshaw, one man was sent to the emergency room in Gun Barrel City and then flown to the East Texas Medical Center Trauma Hospital in Tyler, following the 11:30 a.m. collision, just north of Mabank on State Highway 198 in front of S&W Automotive.
A North Park resident was found dead at the scene. Fifty-seven-year-old Henry Bolden had been driving northbound in a 2001 Chevrolet Celebrity toward Canton at the time.
Mabank area resident Aaron Cline, 39, was southbound toward downton Mabank when the two cars collided left-front to left front. No witnesses were reported having seen what happened. At presstime on Tuesday, police didn’t have enough information to speculate on the cause of the crash. Mabank officer Kenneth Otterline is heading up the investigation. “It could be a week or more before we know more,” Bradshaw said.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : June 21, 2017

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Bonnie Kathrine (Rowe) Owens of Wise County passed away June 17, 2017, nine days after her 85th birthday.
Bonnie was born in Denton June 8,1932, to father Hill Rowe and mother Maggie Fay (Fouts) Rowe.
She was a pioneer in the early years of computer programming at Affiliated Foods and upon retiring, became a full-time seamstress and artist. She loved to sew and paint and spent many happy hours teaching others these skills.
Bonnie was preceded in death by brother Hill Rowe III, husband O.D. Owens, Jr., daughters Gayla Powell, Johnnie Neely and son Joe Powell.
She is survived by daughter Fran (Powell) Fritz and husband Bobby of Decatur, Cindy (Powell) Schiller and husband Sam of Krum, son-in-law Tom Neely of Stephenville, daughter-in-law Angie Powell of Denton, granddaughter Amy (Neely) Gatlin and husband Justin of Boyd, grandson Ben Crowell and wife Katelyn of Ponder, grandson Jace Powell of Tulsa, Okla., grandson Clint Crowell and wife Kara of Denton and great-grandson Ben Crowell of Ponder.
She is also survived by her step-grandchildren and their families, Kameron Gatlin, Jerami Fritz and wife Kristy and daughter Rami, Jim Bob Fritz and wife Paige and children Chloe, Jasper and Katie Weaver and husband Joseph and their children Hayden, Hannah and Holdyn.
Funeral services will be held June 22, 2017 at Anderson Clayton Funeral Home in Kemp at 10:30 a.m. Viewing is from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
She will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband O.D. Owens at Wilson Chapel Cemetery in Kaufman County.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Texas Cowboys Against Cancer, P.O. Box 132, Ponder, TX 76259 or through the website at TexasCowboysAgainstCancer.org.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.andersonclaytonkemp.com.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : June 21, 2017

Monitor Staff Reports
GUN BARREL CITY–Mabank and Gun Barrel City employees will take the field June 29 to battle in the first annual Mabank vs. Gun Barrel City Softball Competition. The game will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Mabank Field number five.
Mabank Mayor Jeff Norman and Gun Barrel City Mayor Jim Braswell met for the first time in 2014. A friendship developed between the two at that time. The two mayors talked many times of ways a closer bond might be drawn between the two cities. Even though both cities compete for new businesses coming to their respective cities, both men felt that both cities could benefit in some ways if a closer working relationship were established between the two towns.
The softball game between the two cities involving city employees from both towns was an idea the mayors thought might help the relationship grow.
The mayors are hoping this will be an annual event with the first to be played June 29 in Mabank. If the enthusiasm shown by the city employees this year is any indication, next year the game will travel to Gun Barrel City.
There will be raffle prizes for those attending. The grand prize will be a 50” color TV. Other prizes will be given away as well. Concession stand will be open.
Both cities encourage everyone to come out and have fun and support your home team.