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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : July 27, 2014

Monitor Photo/Summer Simpson

Monitor Photo/Summer Simpson


Bethany Anderson sets the ball for a teammate during the Kemp High School volleyball camp July 23 at the Kemp High School Gymnasium.
More photos from this event can be found in the Sunday, July 27, 2014 issue of The Monitor.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : July 27, 2014

Courtesy Photo Dallas veterinarian Dr. Glen Campbell, Friends of the Animals Spay and Neuter Clinic volunteers and staff gather in the operating room on a Tuesday surgery day.

Courtesy Photo
Dallas veterinarian Dr. Glen Campbell, Friends of the Animals Spay and Neuter Clinic volunteers and staff gather in the operating room on a Tuesday surgery day.


Special to The Monitor
CEDAR CREEK LAKE–Friends of the Animals at Cedar Creek Lake open its doors 12 years ago to spay and neuter dogs and cats. More than 30,000 surgeries later, the clinic is still going strong.
Dallas veterinarian Dr. Glen Campbell comes to Gun Barrel City each Tuesday to perform the surgeries, and has been named one of the best vets in Dallas by D Magazine. He has been the veterinarian for the clinic since the day it opened.
Volunteers who have been with this clinic from the beginning and are still volunteering their time include Leslie Kelly, Cheryl Gee, Janice Hunt, Lou Wiley, Joy Simmons, Victoria Hamelin, Bill Storey and Toni Miles.
The affordable spay and neuter clinic is a non-profit charity and performs surgery one day a week by appointment only. The clinic is not a veterinary practice and is dependent on donations to stay open.
Prices for surgery range from $25 for a male cat to $65 for a giant breed female dog. The clinic also sells Activyl Plus for cats and dogs for flea control.
Spaying and neutering dogs and cats means fewer feral cats and dog packs roaming around and the community becomes better every day.
For those families for whom even this very low price of surgery is a strain, there are several grants to assist with the cost.
The Family Resource Center in Gun Barrel City (Monday-Friday), Christian Life Center Food Pantry in Gun Barrel City (Tuesday/Thursday) or Athens Food Pantry (Monday-Friday) can provide a voucher for this surgery to those who qualify. A co-pay is requested.
The earlier a cat or dog is spayed or neutered, the healthier it will be later in life and the quicker they will recover from surgery. The clinic will perform surgery on animals as young as three months or three pounds.
The clinic can also microchip pets for just $20. Microchipping includes inserting a tiny microchip into the scruff of the pet’s neck. If the pet ever ends up at a shelter, the staff will scan him or her, find the owner’s number and the pet is returned home. No appointment is necessary for this quick procedure but it is only done between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Tuesdays. Only cash or check is accepted.
Flea season is here again and the clinic sells Activyl Plus. Don’t be fooled by products that are less expensive.
To make a surgery appointment or for volunteer information, call (903) 887-7387.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : July 27, 2014

Betty Reasonover

Betty Reasonover

Betty LaFavre Reasonover, 104, was born July 15, 1910, in Kemp, to Catherine Gilchrist McDougald and Charles Edward Reasonover Sr., and died July 21, 2014.
She received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from East Texas State Teachers College in Commerce.
She was a beloved sister, aunt, great-aunt and great-great-aunt.
She taught her first year in Arcadia and spent the next 34 years teaching with the Kemp Independent School District.
She was a devout Christian and believed in the Lord with all her heart. Her faith showed in how she lived and taught.
She attended the Church of Christ all her life.
Her pupils have continued to write, call, visit and send letters throughout the years, which is a testament of how much they loved and respected her.
She enjoyed quilting, gardening, cooking and helping others in need. She loved her dog, Lassie.
Survivors include her sister, Frances Reasonover of Kemp; nephews James and Will Ed Reasonover of Kemp; niece Myra Kent and husband Leonard of Tyler; great-nephew Dr. James Kent and wife Geneva of Tyler; great-niece Katie Carter and husband Lyle; great-great nephew Cash Carter of Dallas; niece Alta Jo and husband Larry of Hedley; great-niece Laura Ann Owens of Canyon; great-nephew Don Owens and wife Colleen of Hedley.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.andersonclaytonkemp.com.