Apr

20

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : April 20, 2014

Frances Marian  Williams Henderson

Frances Marian
Williams Henderson

Frances Marian Williams Henderson passed into a better world on April 4, 2014. She was 89. Services were held Sunday April 13 at Payne Springs United Methodist Church, with Rev. Scott Stewart officiating. Burial was in Payne Springs Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Mrs. Henderson was born August 19, 1924 in Hudson, Colorado, but spent most of her growing up years in Kansas and Missouri. She was preceded in death by parents Francis Marion Williams and Maude Lena William–Lowe (nee Major); brothers Irving Henry Edwin Williams and Oscar Leroy Williams; nephews Edwin Lee Williams and Thomas Michael Williams; and her husband of 67 years, Marion Tressler Henderson.
She married Marion Henderson October 17, 1943, in Emporia, KS. While her husband was serving in the European Theater, Mrs. Henderson worked as secretary for the Soil Conservation Service in Emporia. She also attended college at Emporia State Teachers College during this time.
A devout Christian, she was a Sunday School teacher from her youth, teaching pre-teens at Grace Methodist in Emporia, and upon moving with her husband to Texas, was a member of Highland Terrace United Methodist Church in San Antonio for 20 years. While residing in Houston she attended St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church for 12 years, and St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church for another 11 years before moving to Cedar Creek Lake and joining the Payne Springs United Methodist Church congregation, where she was a stalwart member for 25 years.
Beyond mere church membership, Mrs. Henderson was a devoted student of the Bible, and was in the habit of daily prayer, meditation, and biblical cross-referencing. She exuded Christian love to all she met.
A devoted wife and mother, her outgoing, ebullient spirit, natural optimism, and excellent culinary skills made her instantly loved by all who met her throughout her long life.
She is survivied by her children Marin J. “Jim” Henderson and wife Gail, Cedar Creek Lake area; George E. Henderson and wife Gayleen, Grand Junction, CO; Janice Mohr and husband Greg, Woodland Park, CO; David F. Henderson and wife Ednelza, Conroe; and Alan G. Henderson and fiancé Bernita Howard, Dallas; grandchildren Sara Knell, Cathrine Erbacher, Marianne Bayfield, Amy Kirch, Laura Haggerty, Rebekah Burnitt, Brian Mohr, Michael Mohr, Michelle Rendleman, Jeremiah Mohr, Jonathan Henderson, Angela Howard, and 26 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her niece Penny Williams and nephew Marion Wayne Williams. She will be missed by all who knew her, and most especially her family.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.

Apr

17

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : April 17, 2014

City will not pay per animal increase

By David Webb
Monitor Correspondent

SEVEN POINTS–The Seven Points City Council approved a special deal that city officials cut with the Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake (HSCCL) on a new contract during their meeting April 10.
HSCCL negotiated new contracts with all of the other Cedar Creek Lake cities to raise the price per animal delivered to the animal shelter from $22.50 to $45 each, but Seven Points had held back behind the other cities.
Seven Points officials complained about not being able afford the increase so they negotiated a trade-out with the nonprofit group.
Seven Points will continue paying only $22.50 per animal, but the city will mow the animal shelter’s two-acre property from April 1 to Oct. 31, 2014, under the terms of the one-year contract.
City officials estimated the mowing would cost the city about $300, which they project will save the city a substantial amount of money on dealing with stray dogs.
Humane Society officials said price increases were necessary to keep the animal shelter open. New contracts were also negotiated with Henderson and Kaufman Counties, changing the county contracts from flat fee annual amounts to $45 per animal charges.
In other action, the council:
• ordered all city job openings be posted in the newspaper.
• ordered a 30-day notice be given to Cynergy so a contract could be signed with ALPS for IT services.
• hired Melanie Edwards to be the police dispatcher.
• accepted the resignation of police officer Bryan Cook and hired Chris Watson to replace him.

Apr

17

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : April 17, 2014

Monitor Photo/Summer Simpson Kemp’s Forrest Summerhill (left) finished 6th place in the 110m hurdles with a time of 16.80.

Monitor Photo/Summer Simpson
Kemp’s Forrest Summerhill (left) finished 6th place in the 110m hurdles with a time of 16.80.

Boys long distance runners Perez, Zimmerer end 1-2 in photo finish

By Erik Walsh
Monitor Staff Writer

EUSTACE–The Kemp and Eustace boys and girls track teams met in Eustace April 9-10 for the District 13-2A meet. The Eustace girls varsity and junior varsity teams claimed the top overall scores, and when the dust settled were the District Champions.
The competition, if fact, wasn’t all that close. The Eustace varsity girls finished the meet with 165 points. Red Oak Life came second with 108 points while the Kemp girls team finished fifth place with 76.5 points. The Eustace junior varsity team finished with 221.5 points, nearly 100 more than the closest competition.
In varsity girls competition, Eustace runners Skye Burns and Chloe Moore finished first and second in the 3200m run with times of 12:58.05 and 13:10.36. Kemp Lady ’Jacket Kelsey Gage got first place in the 800m run with a time of 2:32.48 and Lady Bulldog Shelby White finished second with a 2:35.00. Lady Bulldog Madi Allen finished second place in the 100m and 300m hurdles with times of 16.88 and 46.87. Kemp’s Madison Thompson finished third in the 400m dash with a time of 64.03. In the 1600m run Burns claimed the top spot with a 5:53.49 run. Lady ’Jacket Madison Kerr got the top spot in Shot Put with a toss of 37’ 9”. Lady Bulldog Caitlyn Culp was second with a 36’ 2” throw. Grace Holcombe brought another first place finish to the Eustace team with a 113’ 3” discus throw. Eustace throwers Kasey Lopez and Makenzie Abbot finished second and third. Eustace also won the top pole vaulter spot, as Whitney Boerner cleared an 8’ 0” vault. Kemp placed second in the 4x400m relay with a time of 4:22.85. Eustace took third with 4:27.31.
In varsity boys competition, the 3200m run saw the top two lake area long distance runners battle it out to a photo finish. Kemp’s Jesus Perez inched Eustace’s Mark Zimmerer for the 3200m victory. Perez finished with a time of 10:14.85 and Zimmerer 10:15.03. The incredibly close race was a fitting end to the years of competition between to lake’s top prep runners. Zimmerer and Perez also had a close 1600m race. Perez claimed that title too with a time of 4:38.35 to Zimmerer’s 4:40.
Bulldog Cade Yates finished first in the 800m run with a time of 2:11.53. In the 200m dash Kemp runner Larry Shaw finished second with 23.55. Steve Stine leaped his way to second place in the long jump, with 20’ ½”. Eustace’s Cody Duncan finished well ahead of the competition in the pole vault with a clear of 11’ 6”.
The top four finishers in every varsity race advanced to the Area track meet in Kemp April 16. See the April 20 edition of The Monitor for coverage of Area meet.