To the Editor: We would like to thank the news media: Corsicana Daily Sun and Gumbo Buster Banner for the great coverage of our event. Elected and appointed officials, community activists, ministers, students, instructors, parents, churches, contest judges, and other community members, our Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration was a success because of you.
Special thanks to Mr. Bennie Perry, vice principal of Collins Middle School, for such a dynamic speech. What a powerful message to all of us. Thank you also to Mr. Bennie Perry’s daughters for introducing our speaker, their father.
To the students who participated in the “I Have a Dream” Oratory Contest, you are all winners! Your presentations were awesome. We do appreciate you for participating in the contest. You took the time to learn the speech, stand in front of a large audience and recite the words of Dr. King so beautifully. Thank you again for your participation in the Oratory Contest. We look forward to seeing you in 2013.
Congratulations to our fourth through sixth grad winners: first place, Aniq Chunara of Mildred School District; second place, Garrin Fraze of Bowie Elementary; and third place, Derica Pipkins of Fannin Elementary. Seventh-eighth grade winner: first place, Devon Griffin, Collins Middle School. Tamera White of Corsicana High School was first place winner in the ninth through 12th grade category. There were no second and third place participants in seventh through 12th grades. All participants received certificates.
CISD-ROTC, our Mistress of Ceremony, Tamera White, Tylan Washington, Kishawn Kelley, Evelyn Nelson, Lee Davis, Myra Hammons, Tavia McHenry, Myiesha Ballard, Lifeline Church and Family Services Praise Team, Mrs. Warner Redus, pianist, and the NAACP Committee members, we thank you for participating in our celebration and helping to make it a success!
Boys and Girls Club, 4-H Club, Impact Navarro county, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Girls Scouts of America, thank you for setting up information booths at our event and providing important information to the parents. We also look forward to having you with us again in 2013.
God Bless you all.
Leonard Dixon, president
Navarro County Branch NAACP
NAACP Education Chairperson
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Letters to the Editor 7/12/14
Supports Cook’s efforts
To the Editor: Kudos to our State Rep. Byron Cook for his efforts to put the brakes on “dark money” that funds political campaigns (Corsicana Daily Sun, July 2, 2014).
Letters to the Editor 7/5/14
To the Editor: Last weekend I attended the 51st Annual Model A Ford Texas Tour in your fair city of Corsicana. Over 100 Model A Fords were registered. Over 200 people attended the event.
Letters to the Editor 5/31/14
To the Editor: I am retiring from teaching at the end of this year and I would like to take a moment to say “Thank You” to everyone who has had a part in this journey. My 27 years in the field of education have been an adventure for which I will always be thankful.
Letters to the Editor 5/24/14
Grateful for support
To the Editor: The Emhouse Community Center had a Fundraiser Fish Fry on May 17
Drain Letter to Editor
The Emhouse Community Center had a Fundraiser Fish Fry on May 17 and we had great food, great workers and lots of talking and visiting with all our friends and neighbors who came to support our Community Center.
Billy Batton Letter to Editor
While I’m still here, I would like to say “thank you” to the people of the Mildred School District who made my 44 years at Mildred School very enjoyable and satisfying.
Virginia Martin Letter to Editor
We wanted to thank the owner, Carolyn McCombs, for allowing the Oil Baron’s Ball to be held in her new Corsicana Opry Event Center.
Letters to the Editor 5/3/14
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Letters to the Editor for Saturday, April 12, 2014
Thanks for service
To the Editor: The Blooming Grove Elementary School would like to express appreciation to several individuals and businesses that for three years have provided a “free” vision exam and eyeglasses for many of our students.
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