Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

July 30, 2013

Local Beat


Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana — Aug. 1

Blooming Grove Crime Watch will meet at 7 p.m. at the Blooming Grove Historical Society building, across from Blooming Grove City Hall. Guest speaker will be County Judge H.M. Davenport Jr. Everyone is welcome to attend.



A one day Driver Safety Program will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Navarro County Regional Hospital located at 3210 W Highway 22 in Corsicana. The refresher course is designed for drivers 50 years of age and older, but is open to anyone. The cost of the course is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non members. Attendees may qualify for reductions in automobile insurance premiums for three years upon completion of the course.for more information call (903) 654-6892.



Aug. 2

VFW will host Country Sue Karaoke from 8 p.m. to 12 midnight. Come out and meet friends and enjoy a fun evening.



Aug. 3

 The American Legion, Post 22, 632 N. Beaton St., will hold its monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. at the post.  All members and prospective members are invited to attend.   For further information call (903) 874-3938 after 2 p.m. or Like us on Facebook (American Legion Post 22 Johnson-Wiggins).  And Check out our Web Site at www.americanlegionpost22johnson-wiggins.com.



The VFW at 100 Veterans Drive (off W. Hwy 31) will hold a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Too much stuff to list.



Aug. 5

Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet at the Westhill Church of Christ for refreshments and gossip from 9:30 a.m. til 10 a.m. After a short business meeting Sue Gorman will present a program and trunk show of her quilting projects. This will be a "pot-luck-lunch" meeting so bring your favorite dish and do with us what we do best.  Eat! We have some wonderful cooks and some fantastic quilters. We do share recipes and we do help beginners.  All "seasoned" quilters and "wanna-be" quilters are invited.  For more info call Jan Libal (903) 874-0831.



Aug. 6

The Sunbeam Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the IHOP in Ennis. Mark your calendar and plan to enjoy another day of railroad fellowship with friends.



Aug. 7-9

‘Backpacks of Love’ distribution will take place at Drane Intermediate School gymnasium. The program offers free school supplies for Navarro County students who qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch. Those wishing to take part need to bring proof of school enrollment for each child, proof of family income, and an original picture ID for the parent. Supplies will be distributed from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Aug. 7 and 8, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 9, or until supplies run out. For more information, contat 903-872-5601 or 903-874-2517.



Aug. 7

 The American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 22, 632 N. Beaton St., will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the post.  All members and prospective members are invited to attend.   For further information call (903) 874-3938 after 2 p.m. or Like us on Facebook (American Legion Post 22 Johnson-Wiggins).  And Check out our Web Site at www.americanlegionpost22johnson-wiggins.com.



Eureka Crime Watch will hold its regular monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. at Eureka United Methodist Church. Special guest will be Buckley Butler, Reservoir Manager with the Tarrant County Water District. Join us for this informative meeting and the fellowship which follows. Refreshments will be served.



The Kinsloe House Social Committee will open its 2013-2014 Kinsloe House year with an exciting ice cream social for all old, new, and prospective members. The committee consists of Judy Rylie chairperson, with Elonda Cassady, Cindy Hayden, Beverly White, Carlene Woolf, and Lynn Taylor.  This is always an exciting time for members to start the Kinsloe House year.  This is an opportunity to visit with old friends to catch up on the summer activities, to become acquainted with new members and prospective members while enjoying light refreshments including a summertime favorite ice cream.  If you are interested in becoming a member of a women’s club that has just celebrated their 75th year and is a Corsicana icon, call (903) 872-9202 to get your special invitation. Please call (903) 874-5791 with your regrets if you cannot attend by Monday, Aug. 5 at 12 noon. We look forward to seeing everyone.



Aug. 9

VFW on West Hwy 31 will host Country Sue Karoake from 8 p.m. to 12 midnight. Come out, meet friends, and have a fun evening.

 

Aug. 10

City of Corsicana presents “Island Time” in its Second Saturday event series from 4 to 9 p.m. in downtown Corsicana. Activities include limbo and hula hoop contests and water slide. Visit local merchants, street and food vendors, and enjoy live music by Curlyhead and also by Tommy-O and the Bamboo Boat Band. Free to the public and to vendors. For more info call 877-648-2688 or visit www.corsicanasecondsaturdays.com.



Aug. 11

The Kinsloe House hosts the August First Sunday luncheon at Kinsloe House on Aug. 11, 2013.  We are holding the luncheon at the regular time 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The luncheon will consist of chicken spaghetti or beef stroganoff, spinach salad, glazed carrots and green beans almandine. The two delicious desserts to choose from will be peach cobbler topped with ice cream and a brownie fudge sundae or a sugar free pudding. Please make your reservations by noon, Friday, Aug. 9 by calling the Kinsloe House at (903) 874-5791, giving your choices of menu and time of reservation. This event will be a nice way to start off Kinsloe House’s new year and to visit with friends.



Aug. 12

Woodmen of the World Lodge 5 will have its meeting at 6 p.m. in the Lodge Hall at 200 W. Oak Lawn.  All members, their families and guests are cordially invited.



Aug. 13

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.



Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1009 will meet at 7 p.m. at the Sirloin Stockade, 2508 West 7th 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.



NARFE, National Association of Active/Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 1191, will hold its monthly meeting at the Sirloin Stockade restaurant in Corsicana, Texas from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Meet John Gantt, guest speaker, and also our NARFE NE Area Vice President, Dewey LaRochelle, who is visiting our chapter.  Members, guests, and all who are part of our federal family come join us. For membership information contact the closest NARFE representative near to you, in Corsicana call (903) 874-3092, in Ennis call (214) 949-6197, in Waxahachie call (214) 850-4783, in Red Oak call (412) 722-3607, and in Midlothian call (972) 268-5793.



Aug. 16

VFW on West Hwy 31 will host Country Sue Karoake from 8 p.m. to 12 midnight. Come out, meet friends, and have a fun evening.

 

Aug. 17

Back to School/Stay in School Rally will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at IOOF Event Center, corner of 45th St. and Second Ave. Family members, students, youth of all ages, community members and educators are welcome to come meet CISD Administrators, principals and teachers. There wil be vendor booths, giveaways, games, activities and more. Busses will arrive at 8 a.m. at Bowie, Carroll, Drane, Navarro, Sam Houston, Fannin, Travis and the Northwest Apartments to pick up adults and students, and will return them to the school site after 12 noon. For more information, please contact E. Burrell, Navarro County Branch NAACP at (903) 874-2821 or A. Reeves, IMPACT Navarro County at (903) 875-8727.



Aug. 19

The Corsicana Art League will hold its meeting at the Senior Activity Center. For more information call (903) 874-3851.



Aug. 23

VFW on West Hwy 31 will host Country Sue Karoake from 8 p.m. to 12 midnight. Come out, meet friends, and have a fun evening.

 

Aug. 24

 The American Legion Post 22, 632 N. Beaton St., will host Karaoke Night with Country Sue from 8 p.m. to midnight.  Come on out, sing  and have a wonderful time with your friends and family.  For further information call (903) 874-3938 after 2 p.m. or Like us on Facebook (American Legion Post 22 Johnson-Wiggins).  And Check out our Web Site at www.americanlegionpost22johnson-wiggins.com.



Aug. 30

VFW on West Hwy 31 will host Country Sue Karoake from 8 p.m. to 12 midnight. Come out, meet friends, and have a fun evening.

 

Aug. 31

 The American Legion, Post 22, 632 N. Beaton St., will hold its monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. at the post.  All members and prospective members are invited to attend.   For further information call (903) 874-3938 after 2 p.m. or Like us on Facebook (American Legion Post 22 Johnson-Wiggins).  And Check out our Web Site at www.americanlegionpost22johnson-wiggins.com.  The meeting is being held on this date because we are hosting our Second Annual Never Forget Memorial on Saturday, Sep 7.  More information on this event will printed in the newspaper soon.



Sept. 7

Johnson-Wiggins American Legion Post 22 of Corsicana will host its Second Annual 9-11 Never Forget Memorial Service at 2 p.m. at the Post, 632 N. Beaton St. The memorial service will honor the victims of the attack on America and the American military service personnel who have died in the war against terrorism while other members of the service continue to fight. There will be a blood drive, the Veterans Tribute Motorcycle (www.veteranstributemotorcycle.com) will be on display, MeMaw’s Misfits wil dance, there wil be a silent auction, several cook-off events, and vendor booths. For more information, contact the Legion at (903) 874-3938.



Sept. 14

City of Corsicana presents “Fiesta Tejas” in its Second Saturday event series from 4 to 9 p.m. in downtown Corsicana. Activities include Charreada (Mexican rodeo) demonstrations and Ballet Folklorico. Visit local merchants, street and food vendors, and enjoy live Mariachi and Conjunto music. Free to the public and to vendors. For more info call 877-648-2688 or visit www.corsicanasecondsaturdays.com.



Sept. 21

Corsicana Vendor’s Day will have a Corsicana-Navarro County Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting/grand opening at it inaugural show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 801 N. 13th Street (original KMart building) Pegasus Ballroom. This show will house 73 vendors, so make plans now to come out and shop.



Oct. 12

The Third Annual Richland Craft and Vendor Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Civic Center at 103 West Main in Richland. All interested vendors should contact Leigh Tidwell at 972-979-9731, or by email at ltidwell74@hotmail.com