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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : June 10, 2016

By Emmalee Doss
Monitor Correspondent
MABANK–The Mabank City Council discussed placing speed bumps and new speed limit signs through the Prairie Hill addition, giving clarification on garage sale restrictions, the use of the senior citizen’s building for an outreach food program, and held a public hearing to determine if the structure located at 307 Creekside is dangerous.
Council members heard from several people, including Mary Bookman, concerning the placement of speed bumps and more 15 mph signs throughout the neighborhood. Those concerned had noticed that most of the people going down their street sped and would disregard the stop signs. With the number of children at play in the neighborhood streets, along with the cars that are typically parked, safety of the neighborhood children is a huge concern. Council members agreed to put more speed limit signs, along with children at play signs. They also entertained the idea of speed bumps if the problems persist.
Gary Fulfer came in to discuss the new garage sale policy. The items he is interested in selling will require more than the limit of two garage sales per year. However, because they are in a commercial building and a tax ID number is used, Fulfer is allowed to open up and sell the items on any and all weekends he desires. At that point he will be a business owner and not an individual holding a garage sale.
Council members spoke with Patricia Coleman concerning her desire to begin an outreach food program in the senior citizen’s building. Coleman’s program will supply a hot meal to children who need it. The council was very supportive of her idea, however the senior citizen building can only be used if the kitchen is not used, per their building use agreement. Council members advised Coleman to speak to representatives of the similar program in Rosser to come up with more of a game plan and return to solidify the plans. Council Member Larry Teague said he was “for it if you can figure out how to do it.”
The council discussed, and decided to demolish, the structure on Creekside in an open public hearing. The location is vacant, and has been for six years, it constantly has to be cleared by local police, and is used by local kids to stash “stuff.” Tony Jenkins said his “only recommendation would be to just tear it down.”

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : June 10, 2016

Tims Obit

Funeral services for Barbara Tims were held June 11, 2016 at Lakeview Assembly of God Church in Seven Points with Rev. Don Bell, Joe Baxter and Rev. Steve Burnett officiating and special friend Wilda Capehart speaking.
Barbara was born on April 14, 1942, in Dallas to parents Jadie Tison and Bonnie Lorene Wood King, and entered into eternal rest on June 7, 2016, at the age of 74.
Barbara loved pretty things. She liked flowers, weddings, having parties and entertaining.
She was a good wife, mother, “Mae Mae” and sister.
Barbara worked as an assistant administrator and administrator at Kaufman Hospital and Casa Blanca. She was a member of Lakeview Assembly of God Church in Seven Points.
Barbara was a very loving lady who will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, husband Billy Joe Tims and brothers, Jerald King and Tyson King.
She is survived by her son Tyson Tims and wife Tracy of Seven Points, daughter Tonya Penny and husband Michael of Tool, grandchildren Adam Tims and wife Brandy, Kelsey Penny, Taylor Irby, Dalton Irby and Collin Sims, great-grandchildren Landon Penny, Alexis Tims, Sierra Tims, Peyton Tims, Pierson Holloway and Myles Tabor, sister Mildred Coburn of Tool, step-brother Billy Ross Sparks of Van, other loving family members and many more friends.
The family wishes to express a special thank you to Asana Hospice.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.Tims Obit

Jun

10

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : June 10, 2016

By Ryan Moulds
Monitor Sports Writer
CEDAR CREEK LAKE–The Eustace Lady Bulldogs and Malakoff Lady Tigers were well represented on the 18-3A All-District softball team.
Malakoff picked up four superlative honors while Eustace had one superlative award.
The Lady Tigers had the Co-Most Valuable Players of the Year in seniors Candace Denis and Hazel Puempel.Jewel Jones was named one of two Co-Catchers of the year.
Eustace had the Co-Defensive Player of the Year in sophomore Jaci Gray along with Malakoff junior Abby Terzis.
First team selections for Eustace went to senior infielder Abra Roberts and sophomore outfielder Zoie Bailey.
Second team honors for the Lady Bulldogs went to sophomore pitcher Olivia Herring, sophomore infielders Haley Purselley and Gabi Corder and outfielder Autumn Quinonez.
Honorable mention selections for the Lady Bulldogs went to Madison Holbert, Nancy Lowe, Kaitlyn Ridgle and Erica Hoops.
First team selections for Malakoff went to sophomore first baseman Cheyenne Robertson and sophomore pitcher Chaney Tart.
Senior center fielder Cheyenne Ramsey and sophomore right fielder Chyann Jarrett were named first team outfielders.
Junior Hannah Terzis was named as a second team outfielder, and freshman Tyler Wittram was named to the honorable mention team.