Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

November 9, 2012

Local Beat 11/10/12

From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana — A listing of meetings and events of interest from throughout Navarro County

Nov. 10

The Navarro County Courthouse Veteran’s Day program will take place at 11 a.m. on the northwest corner of the courthouse in front of the Navarro County War Memorial. Guest speaker for the program will be Tim Easley, who is heading up his final Veteran’s Day program. Dr. Rick Lamb will offer prayers, Zanada Schoppert will sing the National Anthem, The Navarro County Sheriff’s Department Honor Guard will present the colors and salute, Jackie Farmer will lead the Pledge of Allegiance, and Les Grayson will play taps. The public is invited to attend and bring lawn chairs for the event.

 

Historic Downtown Corsicana’s Monthly Second Saturday Sidewalk Sales will be held from 10 am till 5 pm. “Giving Thanksgiving Back” is the theme for this month where participating merchants are invited to decorate boxes for customers to bring in non-perishable food items to be donated to the local food bank. Participating merchants can then offer discounts to those customers who bring in donations. Registered vendors that complement existing downtown product offerings will be setting up in front of vacant storefronts. Interested vendors and downtown merchants can contact Cheryl Jordan, Main Street Program Assistant, at (903) 654-4852 or cjordan@ci.corsicana.tx.us for further information.  We encourage the local public to use this opportunity to shop downtown Corsicana.



When Are We Going Home Ministry’s Riding High Horsemanship program will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cowboy Church in Ennis. This is a free riding program for medically challenged, disabled and special needs children 0-21 and their immediate siblings. Lunch is included. Volunteers are available for front and side walking as well as a ramp for wheelchairs. Please RSVP for lunch to wawahn@gmail.com.



The House of Refuge will be at Van’s Jewelers displaying the quilts that are being raffled off on Dec. 17, 2012. The tickets are $10 each, and all proceeds go toward the operations of the House of Refuge. For more information call (903) 874-3421.



Cedar Lake Home Health and Hospice, 625 N. Main St., invites you to attend its annual memorial service. It will be held at 2 p.m. at Martin Hall at The First United Methodist Church on West Third Ave. and 15th St. If you or someone you know has experienced the death of a loved one in the past, you are invited to join in this time of remembrance.



The Navarro County Genealogy Society will meet at 10 a.m. for its quarterly meeting. After a business meeting to elect officers a program on cemeteries will be presented by Norman and Dana Stubbs. Information on local Navarro County Cemeteries will be shared in the program along with important landmarks in the area to aid in genealogy research. A light lunch will be served followed by an outing to a nearby cemetery for a demonstration on how to locate unmarked graves by way of “grave witching/dowsing.” If you would like to take part in this activity please bring a pair of brass or metal clothes hangers to the meeting. For more information, please contact Lea Murray at (903) 654-4808.



Big C Jamboree will take place at 7 p.m. at Martins Music Hall, 201 S. Beaton. Special guest this month will be Sissy Perry and Debbie Carter, appearing with Chuck Wiginton, Zanada Tally Schoppert, Ron Sikes, Joe Honea, Jody Thomas, Fred Hayes, Billy Roy Mitcham, Stan Lawhon, and Bobby Fluker, emcee. For more information, call (903) 641-1538. Admission is $10 per person.



The Warehouse Living Arts Theater will hold a garage sale featuring items from the costume studio and warehouse attic. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All are welcome to peruse treasures at great prices, which include vintage clothing, shoes, purses, cowboy boots, prom dresses, books, videos, posters, artwork, picture frames, assorted furniture, appliances and much more. The parking lot between Beaton St. and Main St. at 199 W. Sixth Ave.



Nov. 11

Bobcat Bistro is serving lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the KESA Building in Kerens. Veterans eat free, and proceeds support the KESA Scholarship Fund. Lunch is served restaurant style, with take outs available. Reservations are appreciated but not required. Call or text (903) 654-8138. Robert Selph is the Chef this month. Thank you for your support for the Kerens Ex-Students Association and the KESA Scholarship Fund!!

 

Nov. 12

Woodmen of the World Lodge 5's Thanksgiving meeting will be at the Lone Star Room of the Kenneth Walker Dining Hall at Navarro College at 6 p.m.  You must RSVP for this catered meal, please call Trudy at (903) 874-7050 to give a head count by Nov. 5.  Don't be late.



The Corsicana Art League will meet at 6 p.m. at A Scrappin’ Good Times located at 200 N 15 St.  We will complete a project and have fun. Light refreshments will be served.  All interested in the Arts are invited.  For info call (903) 519-9082.



Nov. 13

Navarro Regional Hospital will hold a Diabetes Prevention Workshop once monthly for people with pre-diabetes or at risk for diabetes. These classese will be held on the second Tuesday of each month from 5 to 7 p.m. The Diabetes Self-Management Comprehensive Program is an ongoing class for patients diagnosed with diabetes. Please call (903) 654-4556 for further information or to register for either of these classes.



Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1009 will meet at 7 p.m. at the Sirloin Stockade, 2508 West Seventh Ave, Corsicana. Membership is open to U.S. armed forces veterans who served on active duty (for other than training purposes) in the Republic of Vietnam between Feb. 28,1961 and May 7,1975, or in ANY duty location between Aug. 5,1964 and May 7,1975. The veteran must submit a copy of his/her DD Form 214 along with the application and dues. Members and guest are invited to come early and eat and visit prior to the meeting.



The Corsicana Emergency Corps., located at 416 South 12th Street in Corsicana, will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting at 7 p.m.   The general public is invited to attend.  Monthly meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.  For further information, please call (903) 872-5072.



Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will host Emily Carroll, R.N., Director of the Navarro County Health Department, at 1 p.m. at the local chapter meeting of NARFE. Ms. Carroll will focus on health concerns of senior citizens. The luncheon meeting will be held at the Sirloin Stockade Restaurant, 2508 West 7th Avenue in Corsicana. For information call (903) 874-3092, (214) 949-6197, (469) 939-8102 or (972) 368-5793.



Nov. 14

Navarro Regional Hospital is hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 3201 W. Highway 22 in the classrooms. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Connie Beal at (903) 654-6800.



The Young People Committee at Kinsloe House will present an interesting and informative program on the “Quilts of Valor.” Clara Hickerson is the chairperson for the committee. Her committee members are Cindy Erwin, Barbara Watkins, Martha McCarter, Holly Gibson, Kay Hicks, and Jenna Hall. The Quilts of Valor will eventually be mailed to our Veterans Hospitals in America and Europe after a Quilt show honoring our Veterans on Feb. 9, 2013 in Ben Wheeler. There will be quilts on display at the program that have been made by the Piecemaker Quilt Guild in Corsicana as well as the Nacogdoches Quilt Guild. Nancy Kemp, resident at Cedar Creek Lake, will be telling about the quilts of valor. This program is truly inspirational during this election time. Please make your reservations and cancellations by Monday, Nov. 12 by calling Kinsloe House at (903) 874-5791.



Nov. 15

Navarro County AARP Chapter 4653 will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Northwest Apartments Community Room, 1360 N. 13th St., Corsicana. The meeting will be the annual holiday lunch for employees at Northwest. President Nora Thomas urges all members to attend and bring a covered dish. For more information call (903) 396-2765.



Nov. 15-18



The Warehouse Living Arts Center Theatre will present the final show of the 2012 season with the opening of Jerry Herman’s MAME.  The large cast with Cristin Denbow in the title role is directed by David Timmerman and assisted  by Todd Jones. MAME, based on the novel by Patrick Dennis and the play “Auntie Mame” by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, will delight and entertain audiences with the captivating story and music.  Show dates are: Nov. 15-16 & 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. The show will be presented at the Palace Theatre at 112 W 6th Avenue. Tickets are now on sale at the Warehouse Living Arts Center which is located at 119 West Sixth Avenue across from the post office.  Season ticket guest discounts apply if the tickets are paid for in advance at the WLAC. For reserved seating and ticket info, please call the box office at (903) 872-5421.



Nov. 16

The Corsicana Newcomers' Club will hold its Thanksgiving meeting at the Kinsloe House at 11 a.m.  Gary Penney, Texas Cowboy Poet will entertain with original works and maybe even some harmonica music!  Come celebrate the holidays with us and meet your neighbors!  Call Marge Oslick at (903) 872-3508 for more information and confirmed reservations.



Nov. 17

Martin Luther King Jr. Center presents an Arts and Crafts Fair from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. It will feature jewelry, children’s storybooks, hats, purses, scarves, decorative T-shirts, clothing, canned goods, and much more. There will be food and drinks available. The MLK Center is located at 1114 E. Sixth Ave., please contact E. Burrell at (903) 874-2821 for an application or more information.



Nov. 26

The newly organized Silver Dems will meet at 5 p.m. at the Navarro Democratic Party HQ at 416A W. Third Street (1 blk W of Court House).  We will be socializing and munching from plates that you bring so be generous with the sweet treats and wear your best smile.  We will soon be approving by-laws and electing officers and committees so your leadership skills will be needed.  Come and join the party! The group’s main purpose is to discuss and protect issues important to folks over 50 years young and educate ourselves on benefits from the government and civilian organizations that are available and earned by senior citizens and veterans.



Dec. 1

Authors of "Out of Our Minds," an anthology of the North Texas  Professional Writers Association, edited by local writer Janet Jacobs, will be signing copies of their book from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Hasting's in Waxahachie, 791 North Highway 77.



The annual Corsicana Christmas Parade will begin at 6 p.m. downtown.



Navarro County Toy Run will leave the VFW, 4609 W. Hwy 31 at 11 a.m. for a scenic country ride that ends up back at the VFW. Cars, bikes and clubs all welcome! There will be food, drinks and music, as well as a 50/50 drawing and auction. For more information, contact (903) 654-8944 or (903) 641-9822.



Dec. 2

Kerens Garden Club will present its Tour of Homes and Winter Wonderland from 2 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $10. Three homes on the tour are the home of Judy and Norton Conner, Cindy Scott, and Dora and Miguel Palafox. The tour ends at New Garden Park in Kerens, where refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Sharon Marrs at Kerens Library by calling (903) 396-7755.



Dec. 11

Navarro Regional Hospital will hold a Diabetes Prevention Workshop once monthly for people with pre-diabetes or at risk for diabetes. These classese will be held on the second Tuesday of each month from 5 to 7 p.m. The Diabetes Self-Management Comprehensive Program is an ongoing class for patients diagnosed with diabetes. Please call (903) 654-4556 for further information or to register for either of these classes.



Dec. 15

Martin Luther King Jr. Center presents an Arts and Crafts Fair from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. It will feature jewelry, children’s storybooks, hats, purses, scarves, decorative T-shirts, clothing, canned goods, and much more. There will be food and drinks available. The MLK Center is located at 1114 E. Sixth Ave., please contact E. Burrell at (903) 874-2821 for an application or more information.



Dec. 17

The newly organized Silver Dems will meet at 5 p.m. at the Navarro Democratic Party HQ at 416A W. Third Street (1 blk W of Court House).  We will be socializing and munching from plates that you bring so be generous with the sweet treats and wear your best smile.  We will soon be approving by-laws and electing officers and committees so your leadership skills will be needed.  Come and join the party! The group’s main purpose is to discuss and protect issues important to folks over 50 years young and educate ourselves on benefits from the government and civilian organizations that are available and earned by senior citizens and veterans.