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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : May 17, 2017


Memorial services for Larry J. Hart will be held Friday, May 19, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church in Tool.
Larry was born on Oct. 22, 1937 in Greenville to parents L.J. Hart and Annie Owens and passed surrounded by family on May 13, 2017 at the age of 79.
Those who knew him knew Larry Hart was bigger than life and had a personality to match. Larry lived his life to the fullest by working hard and playing harder. He was fearless; there wasn’t anything he couldn’t do.
Although many people knew him as Big Daddy, his wife and girls knew him as their hero. In 1991, Larry had a vision and built Big Daddy’s Flea Market from the ground up developing it into what it is today.
His two great loves were his family and living on the lake. Larry enjoyed being outdoors, playing golf and working in his flowerbeds. He admired all his beautiful flowers and landscaping.
He was also a big fan of just about any kind of racing. He was very active in his community, always filling in where help was needed. Larry was also an inspiration in the design of The Library at Cedar Creek Lake in addition to serving on the board.
He loved his church. Larry attended Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church, where he served as an Usher, until he was no longer able. Because of Larry’s love for golf; he and his wife were always sponsors of the annual church golf tournament. Larry was blessed for being able to help those in need and enjoyed it from the bottom of his big heart. He was an amazing, caring and giving man who will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents, his grandparents, his sister Barbara Ann Finley and his brother Jerry Don Hart.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 wonderful years Shirley Hart of Trinidad, his daughter Phyllis Pittman and husband Charles of Sanger, his daughter Carla Hill of Haltom City, his daughter Dana Daugherty and husband Jim of Fort Worth, his grandchildren Lindsay, Lauren, Josh, Joey, Lianne and Jeffrey, nine beautiful great-grandchildren, his brother Bill Hart and wife Glenda of Colleyville, along with numerous nieces and nephews, and many other loving family members as well as countless friends.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Larry’s honor to Cedar Creek Lake Methodist Church of Tool at P.O. Box 43175, Seven Points, Texas 75143 or the Alzheimer’s Foundation at www.alzfdn.org.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.

May

12

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : May 12, 2017

By Rollin Hadsell
Monitor Staff Writer
AUSTIN–Ten Cedar Creek Lake Area track athletes are heading to Austin to compete in the UIL State Track and Field Meet Friday and Saturday May 12-13 to run, throw, jump and vault with the best athletes in the state.
The meet will be held at Mike A. Myers Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas. The top two finishers from each event at the regional meet advance to the state meet.
Eustace senior Chanda Westbrook will compete in the 3200-meter run and the 1600-meter run after setting new regional records in both events at the regional meet in Whitehouse. Westbrook will run the 3200-meters at 9:20 a.m. Friday and the 1600-meters at 2:45 p.m. Saturday.
Kemp senior Elijah Gardiner, an Ohio State football signee, qualified for the state meet in the triple jump, but had to bow out because of an injury.
Malakoff senior Tyler Russell will compete in the long jump at 8 a.m. Saturday and will defend his state title in the high jump just two hours later at 10 a.m.
Quarterrio Barker will compete in the 100-meter dash at 1:05 p.m. Saturday and Larry Coker will compete in the discus at 8 a.m. Saturday morning.
Trinidad junior Erica Airheart competes at 8 a.m. in the triple jump. Airheart finished third in the regional meet, but had the best non-advancing jump in the state to qualify. It was also the third best jump out of any region in Class A.
The Kerens girl 4×100 relay will run at noon Saturday after finishing second at the regional meet. The team is made up of Kamiya Haynes, Olivia Franson, Nakia Dunn and Tyaundria Langley. Caroline Kamp and Keena Medford are the alternates.
Dunn will also compete in the long jump and the triple jump. The long jump is schedule for 10 a.m. Friday, with the triple jump at 2 p.m. the same day.
Kerens’ Buddy Sayles runs in the 100-meter dash at 1:05 p.m. on Saturday.

May

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : May 12, 2017


By Rollin Hadsell
Monitor Staff Writer
MABANK–The Mabank Lady Panther golf team have been waiting for this chance for a year now. A chance to go back to the state golf tournament and improve on their showing from last year. The Lady Panthers qualified to compete in the state tournament because of their 34-shot victory in the Class 4A-Region II Tournament at Van Zandt Country Club two weeks ago. The state golf tournament will be May 15-16 at Slick Rock Golf Course at Horseshoe Bay in Marble Falls.
Mabank comes into the tournament on a hot streak, having won six straight tournaments overall, including the district and regional tournaments. The Lady Panthers ended the golf season with four straight first place finishes, and placed third and second in two other tournaments this season. The only tournament the Lady Panthers did not place in was the first one of the season because they did not have their entire team available because of other sports still being played.
The Lady Panthers look to improve on their 791-total from two days of play last year. The team shot a 420 the first day, but came back on day two and scored a 371, a total of 49 shots better than the day before.
The Lady Panther golf team has four of the five members off last year’s squad returning to the tournament. The Lady Panthers start teeing off at 8 a.m. Macy Brockman will be the first to tee off followed by Hanna Smith at 8:10 a.m., Kathryne German at 8:20 a.m., and Elizabeth Hardy at 8:30 a.m. and Haley Mashburn at 8:40 a.m.