Sep

07

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : September 7, 2014

Special to The Monitor
ATHENS–The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center’s (TFFC) annual Bluegill Family Fishing Tournament is from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. Weigh-in is at 2:30 p.m. at the Anglers Pavilion.
Pre-registration is required by calling (903) 670-2222. Registration deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 24.
Participants may also register in person on the day of the event by going to the admissions booth at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center after 7 a.m.
Entry fee is $15 per team and includes admission to TFFC.
Prizes will be awarded for the heaviest stringers of sunfish, but the event is really about adults and children having fun fishing together.
More than $2,500 prize packages will be awarded including an X-Box or Play Station with game, fishing equipment and gift cards from local businesses.
Teams must consist of one adult 18 years of age or older, and one child under 18 years of age.
Each team can weigh in a maximum of four fish. Multiple teams can fish from the same boat, making it possible for both parents to partner with different children and still fish as a family. Team members do not have to be related.
Teams may choose to fish on Lake Athens adjacent to TFFC or in TFFC’s ponds and streams, some of which have been stocked with bluegills.
All species of sunfish or bream (except largemouth bass) are allowed.
For more information or to request an entry form, call Craig Brooks at (903) 670-2222.

Sep

07

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : September 7, 2014

Reduced-price voice and high-speed Internet to qualifying customers

Special to The Monitor
CEDAR CREEK LAKE–CenturyLink, Inc. is spreading the word about their low-income assistance programs that help qualifying consumers obtain reduced-price voice and high-speed Internet services during National Telephone Discount Lifeline Awareness Week Monday-Sunday, Sept. 8-14. 
The program is designed to raise awareness of and participation in Lifeline, a government benefit program that helps make telephone service more affordable for qualified customers.
CenturyLink participates in the Lifeline program to make residential telephone service more affordable to eligible low-income individuals and families.
Qualifying consumers are those who meet eligibility standards defined by the Federal Communications Commission and state public service and utilities commissions.
Residents who live on federally recognized tribal lands may qualify for additional tribal benefits if they participate in certain additional federal eligibility programs.
The Lifeline discount is available for one telephone line per household, which can be either a wire or wireless telephone.
A household is defined as any individual or group of individuals who live together at the same address and share income and expenses.
Lifeline service is not transferable and only eligible consumers may enroll in the program. Consumers who willfully make false statements in order to obtain Lifeline telephone service can be punished by fine or imprisonment, and can be barred from the program.
For more information about the Lifeline program, call 1(855) 954-6546.
In addition to reduced-price phone service, CenturyLink offers discounted high-speed Internet service starting at $9.95 per month, plus applicable taxes and fees, to eligible consumers in markets where Internet service is available.
The program, known as CenturyLink Internet Basics, uses the same income and program eligibility criteria as the Lifeline and Tribal Link-Up programs and provides access up to 1.5 Mbps downstream capability.
Higher bandwidth services, where available, are offered at a comparable discount. A qualifying individual may enroll in this service plan once for a 12-month term, which may be extended on a month-to-month basis.
CenturyLink is also offering program participants an Internet-ready netbook computer for $150, plus taxes, shipping and handling.
For more information about the CenturyLink Internet Basics program, call 1(800) 257-3212.

Sep

07

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : September 7, 2014

Norma Johnson

Norma Johnson

Norma J. Johnson, of Mabank, was born April 6, 1931, in McKinney, to parents Marshall and Dora (Tatum) Layne, and entered into rest Aug. 27, 2014 at the age of 83.
Norma graduated from Adamson High School. She retired from the banking industry as a loan officer after many years of service.
Norma was a very loving and caring lady who will be missed by all who knew her.
Norma was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Candace Johnson and son Ricky Johnson.
She is survived by her son, Mike Johnson, of Mabank; daughter Cathy Stephens and husband Steve of Arlington; son Randy Johnson and wife Janice of Mabank; grandsons Dustin Johnson, Sam Johnson, Ben Johnson and Jake Johnson; great-grandchildren Madison Johnson and Stranton Johnson; sister Nadine Johnson of Canton; brother Marshall Layne of Arlington; other loving family members and many more friends.
A private family service will be held at a later date and time.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.