To the Editor: I will be supporting Darrell Shelton for Navarro County Commissioner for precinct 1.
Darrell has shown a lifetime of commitment to the people of the county through his many years as teacher, and as head of the science department at Corsicana High, he has dealt with budgets, bureaucracy, and people well enough that he was chosen as teacher of the year this year. He also has been involved with the youth expo for many years, both as a volunteer worker and buyer.
But the main reason I support Darrell is he has a real working knowledge of roads and construction, and the equipment used to build them. He has spent his summers for many, many years running heavy equipment and building roads. He understands what it takes to build gravel roads that will last, and his experience will benefit all of us who live on and travel down county roads.
I think Darrell will represent the people of precinct one very well. He is smart and conservative, easy to deal with, and just a dang nice fellow. If that is the kind of guy you can support, I suggest you join my family and me and vote for Darrell Shelton for Commissioner on July 31, or the week before in early voting.
John Paul Plemons
To the Editor: We would like to thank each one that made “Praising God in Harmony” fourth Annual Musical a success for the Gloria La’Shawn Gee Memorial Scholarship Fund at the United Christian Fellowship at Navarro College.
Thank you for your advertisement, donations, support and prayers.
A special thank you for your participation in the program:
Recording Artist, Minister Kenneth Mosley, Arlington
Fleta Gee, Dallas
Donovan and Latasha Freeman, Duncanville
Juanita Williams, Corsicana
Lanall Brown, Corsicana
Olive Grove Baptist Church, Blooming Grove
Rita O’Brien, Corsicana
Rev. Bruce Carpenter, St. Luke United Methodist Church and Choir, Corsicana
Joe Carpenter, Burleson
Rev. Alison Humann and the U.C.F. Board at Navarro College, Corsicana
James Henry Jackson, Lancaster
Evelyn Nell Nelson, Blooming Grove
Beverly Russell, Kerens
Taylor Horn, Corsicana
Independent Missionary Baptist Church, Michael Gee, Pastor, Dallas
Milton and Michael Philips, Mexia
Pastor Marvin and Meloda Clayton, Duncanville
Faith and The Freedom Fellowship Church Choir, Bro. Jessie Williams, Pastor, Corsicana
Bethel A.M.E. Church, Corsicana
Olé Foods, Corsicana
The Corsicana Daily Sun
May God bless you all,
Buford, Gloria J., Evett and Fleta Gee
To the Editor: After the passing of Maco Stewart, I reflected on memories of this outstanding community person.
In February 1977 I started an exercise program at our local YMCA. Maco loved to play racquetball. Maco, although in his 60’s, was good enough to play in A-tournament games with men in their 30’s.
Maco would take on and beat men half his age in a racquetball game.
From 1979 to 1983 I ran the 15K Oil Town Minithon that took place during the April Corsicana Derrick Days festival. In the 1980 15K Derrick Days run, Maco, at age 66, ran a 1:30 time. Paul Stewart, Maco’s son, ran a 1:09. My time was 1:15 at age 36. I enjoyed communicating with Maco about his life as an athlete. He was a nice and pleasant gentleman to visit with.
After retiring from Civil Service at age 54, I was in sales at six Ford Dealerships in four different counties and Stewart Motor Company, then located in downtown Corsicana.
It was on a Saturday morning at Stewart Motor Company I got to know Maco as a business person.
I had just finished up with a customer right before lunch. I drove up to HEB grocery and bought a banana and apple for my lunch.
When I returned to the dealership, Maco (who was normally there six days a week visiting with friends and old customers) approached me.
“Jim,” Maco exclaimed, “Where have you been?”
“Mr. Stewart, I drove up to the grocery store and bought a banana and an apple for my lunch.”
“Jim, there is a drive-up customer on the lot looking at vehicles. Put your banana and apple in your office and wait on that customer!”
“Yes sir, Mr. Stewart!”
Not only did I wait on that customer, I made another sale that morning, and a reasonable commission.
Shortly after gassing my customer’s vehicle he purchased and thanking him for his business, I returned to my office and ate my banana and apple.
I quickly learned while working for Maco Stewart and Stewart Motor Company that business comes first — then we eat!
Maco Stewart, from my memories of him, was an oustanding athlete and gentleman, and I thoroughly enjoyed working in sales for Maco Stewart and Stewart Motor Company in the year 2001.
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To the Editor: In my recent experience with jury duty, I had some thoughts that I would like to share.
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To the Editor: According to a Gallup poll, 73 percent of the American people are in favor of term limits.
If you are one of those Americans favoring term limits there is good news. Term limits exist — they are called ELECTIONS.
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To the Editor: I have been reading about the salary problems Sheriff Tanner is having since being elected and the major problem with trying to keep qualified people.
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Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance takes this opportunity to thank some very fine individuals of our community for such a wonderful, powerful and glorious experience during Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 20, 2014 here in the city of Corsicana.
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To the Editor: Corsicana lost a good man.
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Thanks for support
To the Editor: I would like to express The Corsicana Vendors Day greatest gratitude to several different people that went above and beyond to ensure that this event was able to go on as it was scheduled this past week.
To the Editor
Now that the holidays for 2013 are behind us and we’ve had a brief moment to reflect back on all that has transpired, I can say that we at The Salvation Army are humbled and amazed by how this community came together to help meet the needs of so many struggling people.
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As a volunteer with the Angels of Corsicana Troop Support, most of my time all year is spent on items, especially Christmas cards, to fill the stockings when we pack in December.
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District Court, Court-At-Law Jury must report
To the Editor: I want to thank each citizen who has responded to jury service since I took the bench in 2009. Without your response and participation, the right that we are all guaranteed under our U.S. and Texas constitutions would not be able to be exercised.
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