Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

December 26, 2012

FYI Navarro County

From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana — A listing of resources and organizations of interest from throughout Navarro County

    Al-Anon — 8 p.m. Thursdays; 4 p.m. Sundays; 2412 N. Beaton St., Corsicana.

    Alcoholics Anonymous — Meets at 12 noon every day except Sunday, and 8 p.m. daily at 2412 N. Beaton St., Corsicana.

    Area Agency on Aging of North Central Texas, Ombudsman Program, needs volunteers. Call (800) 272-3921.

    Basic for Living classes — 9 to 10:30 a.m. first and third Saturdays of month (September through May), Griffin Chapel Church of God in Christ fellowship hall, 709 E. 12th Ave. For women of all ages. Call Ethel Baptist, (903) 874-7337.

   Better Gardens Club of Corsicana, which was organized in 1931, meets the third Friday morning of each month, from September through May.  The meeting site varies with the activity for each month, some of which have included day trips to arboretums or botanical gardens, solutions to gardening problems presented by Agricultural Extension agents, programs presented by Master Gardeners, and undertaking civic and environmental projects.  For more information about the Better Gardens Club, you may call Cheree at (903) 654-0759 or Martha at (903) 874-3745.

   Blood pressure clinic — 10 a.m. second Wednesday of each month, Friendship Towers sunroom. Call (903) 874-4745.

   Caregivers Support Group — meets at 2 p.m. in the church library on the third Wednesday of each month at First United Methodist Church in Corsicana. For more information, call (903) 874-5656.

   Celebrate Recovery, a 12-step Bible-based Christ-centered recovery program for adults — 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays, First Baptist Church fellowship hall, 510 W. Collin St. For more information contact Jerry C at (903) 879-3988, or Grady Pierson at (903) 851-6264.

    Central Appraisal District board meetings — 3 p.m. third Wednesday of each month, 111 E. First Ave.

    Children to age 21, having physical, mental or emotional problems who are not receiving an education, may call Corsicana Independent School District special education office, (903) 874-7441. CISD offers a number of special programs for students with disabilities.

    Classes for medically-challenged children and special needs children — New Beginnings Family Fellowship, State Highway 22, Blooming Grove. Creative therapy classes, 5 p.m. second Thursday of each month. Music therapy classes, 5 p.m. fourth Thursday of each month. Call (903) 695-0025 or (903) 422-6120; or e-mail:

    Community Services — Help may be available to low-income families in Navarro County with high energy bills. Applications must be completed to determine household eligibility. To schedule an appointment, call (800) 831-9929.

    Corsicana Odd Fellow Lodge No. 63 meets on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. The meeting location is 3330 W. Second Ave., Corsicana, Texas 75151. Visiting Members welcomed.

    Cub Scout Pack 253 meets every Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Grace Community Church at 227 N. Beaton St. during the school year. For more information please call (903) 641-5170 or visit

    Cub Scout Pack 258 — meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at First United Methodist Church, 320 N. 15th St., Corsicana. For more information, call (903) 874-2122 or (903) 872-3874.

    Disaster Action Team (DAT) — 7 p.m. first Thursday of each month, American Red Cross, 701 W. Second Ave. Call Shelly Campbell, (903) 874-4551; or e-mail:

    Experience Works — recruits job-seeking individuals 55 and older. Call (866) 412-0978 or (903) 874-8276. Web site:

    Family Caregiver Support Group of Navarro County — 6:30 p.m. first Thursday each month at Word of Life, 3900 Farm-to-Market Road 744. For more information, call (903) 641-9592.

    Family Service Association — 517 N. Commerce St., (903) 874-4971. Open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays; 8 a.m. to noon Fridays; and 8 a.m. to noon second and fourth Saturdays of the month.

    Free GED, ESL and literacy classes — Call Navarro College Department of Adult Education, (903) 875-7464 or (903) 875-7460.

    Frost Volunteer Fire Department Community Service Center, Garitty Street, Frost, accepts donations 3 to 5 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays of month. Call (903) 229-0747 or e-mail:

    Grief support luncheon — noon, first Wednesday of each quarter, Cedar Lake Home Health and Hospice, 625 N. Main St., (903) 874-2646.

    Habitat for Humanity of Navarro County, 417 W. Collin St., needs volunteers and accepts applications for those qualifying for a Habitat home. Call (903) 872-4690 or (903) 874-5136. Web site:

    Home Rebekah Lodge No. 128, I.O.O.F., meets on the second and fourth Tuesday nights each month at 6 p.m. The meeting location is 3330 W. Second Ave., Corsicana TX 75151. Visiting members welcomed.

    Horse Project Drill Team meetings — 3 p.m. second Sunday of each month, KWC Quarterhorse Ranch, 1381 County Road NE2120, Kerens. Practice for drill team, 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call Carla, (903) 851-1361.

    MeMaw’s Misfits Line Dance and Clogging Organization will hold line dancing sessions on Wednesdays at 6 p.m., and clogging lessons on Thursdays at the Senior Activity Center, 919 West Park. They would love to perform for your group, school, non-profit or organization. For more information, call (903) 654-4980.

    Navarro County Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance — 7 p.m. Tuesdays, St. John’s Episcopal Church fellowship hall, 101 N. 14th St. All are welcome to learn to give and receive support at the weekly meetings. On the first Tuesday of the month, Dr. Tom Sheriff, licensed health care professional, joins the group discussions on various aspects of mental health. For more information call (903) 872-6302 or (903) 874-6815.

    Navarro County Meals on Wheels needs volunteers. Call (903) 641-0166.

    Navarro County Office of Emergency Management — community-based information Web site,

    Navarro County Reach to Recovery — (903) 872-2459 or (800) 227-2345. Web site:

    New Beginnings group of Alcoholics Anonymous — 7 p.m. Mondays, First United Methodist Church activities building, 320 N. 15th St.

    Northside Baptist Church — support group called “Grief Share,” that meets at 5 p.m. every Sunday. For more information, contact Thelma Harvey at (903) 874-3277.

    Olé Food Store has started a T-shirt fundraiser to help John Kormos, battling his second round with cancer. It has returned in his lungs, liver, kidneys and bladder. The shirts are $15 and say “Huntin’ For a Cure” (John loves to hunt). Orders may be taken at customer service at Olé Foods. Please keep the Kormos family in your prayers. For more information contact Melissa Daniels at (903) 654-2115.     

    Riding Club — 3 p.m. every fourth Sunday of the month, Willis Arena, Roane Road. Call Carla, (903) 851-1361.

    Storytime — 10 a.m. Wednesdays for preschool children ages 3 to 5 (though all age groups are welcome), Corsicana Public Library, (903) 654-4810.

     Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 1693 — meets 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays, First United Methodist Church, 320 N. 15th St. Weigh-ins 9:30 to 10 a.m. Call Mary at (903) 872-5568 or Ray at (972) 875-1416. Web site:

Third-Cross Ministry Christ Centered 12 Step Recovery Program — Saturdays 3 to 4p.m. Calvary Worship Center Youth Building.

    Volunteers needed for hospice serving the Navarro County area — Call Hand in Hand Hospice, (903) 874-7700; Family First Hospice, (972) 878-2273; Gardendale Hospice, (903) 874-3232; Cedar Lake Home Health and Hospice, (903) 874-2646; Mercy Hospice, (972) 459-9992; and Lighthouse Hospice, (254) 710-9800.

Weight Watchers of Corsicana meets each Tuesday at the IOOF Event Center, 601 North 45th Street. Meeting times are 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. for a full schedule of locations, visit