GUN BARREL CITY - The Cedar Creek Lake Parrot Head Club is pleased and excited to announce the upcoming completion and dedication of Oehlers Landing, a handicap accessible Fishing Pier at Tom Finley Park on Cedar Creek Lake. This Fishing Pier is dedicated to Veterans and Military Servicemen and Servicewomen and is being donated to the Cedar Creek Lake Community for use by the public 24 hours a day.
This project is perhaps the largest individual Parrot Head Project ever undertaken by any Parrot Head Club and has been built at the cost of approximately $50,000.00 and hundreds of man-hours from club members.
The Parrot Head Club has built this Pier in the name of Eddie Oehlers, a long time Parrot Head, U.S. Navy Veteran, and a Community Leader that spent his life helping Veterans, the Disabled and those in need.
The Dedication will take place at the Pier at Tom Finley Park in Gun Barrel City, Texas and will include support from many Veterans organizations and will include a 21 gun salute and taps to honor our fallen members of the military.
For more information contact Robert Render 972-898-9493.
The Cedar Creek Lake Parrot Head Club will hold a dedication ceramony on April 6, 11 am
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‘Mary Did You Know’
The members and guests at Payne Springs United Methodist Church Fellowship Night dinner were blessed by the Mabank High School Panther Edition on Wednesday, Dec. 4. The choir performed "Mary Did You Know," along with a medley of favorite TV theme songs. These students practice everyday, along with their regular school curriculum. “It does your heart good to see young students so dedicated and talented,” an attendee said. The Panther Edition Christmas program will be Dec. 17. Mark your calendar for an entertaining evening.
It’s a boom time for criminals
Christmas is a boom time for cybercriminals with spam e-mails, fake sites and fake products used to lure bargain hunters to their sites. Beware of the viruses that could possibly be lurking in these sites.
Henderson County police departments routinely check out possible scams and viruses that could effect the area. Recently, Infosecurity Magazine reported of a trojan virus that is set to target banking websites nationwide. Area police departments encourage citizens to be watchful while using the Internet, and keep a close eye on their transaction.
Enrollment deadline nears
With the impending deadline for open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), insurance agents from around the county are scrambling to provide as much information as possible on the new law.
Lana Mock, with Skip Smith Insurance, spoke to the Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce (CCLACC) Seven Points/Tool/Kemp Branch members about what they can expect from the ACA. Mock tried to answer as many questions as she could.
Upgrades continue at Chandler parks
Chandler City Administrator John Taylor updated the Chandler Parks and Recreation board on several of the ongoing projects at the three city parks - Winchester, River and McCain.
Winchester Park is the most-used facility and includes five baseball fields, a walking trail, lighted horse shoe pits, fishing pond, exercise course, playground and a pavilion.
Tournament fees proposed
As field five near completion at Winchester Park in Chandler, the city's Parks and Recreation Board is looking at various ways for the facility to help fund future park improvements.
One of the areas discussed Wednesday, Dec. 4 during the special-scheduled meeting of the board was to recommend pricing and profit sharing for future non-league baseball and softball tournaments to the city council.
Pinnacle Church serves the Chapman House
The Pinnacle Church has taken The Chapman House under its wing by providing the necessary support for the organization to help its residents recover from their addictions.
Eustace Christmas on the Square set for Dec. 14
Mayor Elicia Sanders invites everyone in Eustace and the surrounding area to attend the 17th annual Christmas On the Square celebration Dec. 14 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
All aboard the Polar Express!
Get ready for an unforgettable experience as two Athens-area organizations are preparing for showings of the hit movie, “The Polar Express.”
The first showing of the movie will be this weekend at the Henderson County Clint W. Murchison Memorial Library.
A royal event
Miss Texas 2013, Ivana Hall, will join a royal celebration at the Cain Center in Athens on Sunday, Dec. 8, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The event is hosted by the Cain Center, along with the Henderson County Historical Museum. The reining Miss Texas will honor the 50th Anniversary of Miss Texas 1964 Sharon McCauley from Athens.
Nativity goes up
The Nativity Scene on the Henderson County Courthouse lawn is shown during it’s construction midday Wednesday. Keep Athens Beautiful Executive Director Carol Morton, coordinator for the project, was present at the scene, as were employees of Dillon Manufacturing in Athens. They were Isidrio Catano, Edgar Rodriguez, Francisco Carranzo and Curtis Vaughn. The scene was finished Wednesday and will be well-lit through the Christmas holidays.
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