Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

September 4, 2013

Local Beat 9/5/13

From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun

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



Sept. 5

Blooming Grove Crime Watch will meet at 7 p.m. at the Blooming Grove Historical Society building across from Blooming Grove City Hall. The guest speaker will be Blooming Grove ISD superintendent Jimmie Malone. Light refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome to attend.



Corsicana Community Blood Drive will be held at First United Methodist Church Martin Hall, from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Battle of the Badges, Law Enforcement vs. Fire Department means each donor denotes which organization they support, and the one with the most supporters wins. Each donor will receive a free T-shirt. Please call 1-800-RED-CROSS to schedule an appointment.



Sept. 6

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).



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. 8

The Kinsloe House hosts the September first Sunday luncheon on the second Sunday, due to the Labor Day holiday weekend, at the regular time, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The luncheon will consist of a spring fruit salad, entrée choices will be basil honey mustard chicken or French onion pork chop, creamy mashed potatoes and glazed garlic green beans, and chocolate heath trifle or French vanilla latte cupcake. This will be the first Sunday luncheon with our new caterer, Emily Hines. Please make your reservations and meet our new chef, and visit with friends.

Your  reservations must be made  by noon, Friday, Sept. 6 by calling the Kinsloe House at (903) 874-5791, giving your choices of menu and time of reservation or email your reservation and choices to kinsloehouse@yahoo.com.



Sept. 9

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.



Piecemakers Quilt guild meets at 9:30 a.m. at Westhill Church of Christ for a start of grub and gossip. Guild business discussion begins at 10 a.m. and after this short business meeting a program/demonstration will be presented by Charlene Bice. This will be a workshop to make a Christmas Apron. Members and guests are invited to join the fun. Bring a sack lunch and stay for the afternoon to continue working on your apron or bring your own project. For information call Jan Libal (903) 874-0831.



Sept. 10

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. Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 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 National Active/Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Association, Chapter 1191, will meet at the Grand Ennis Buffet restaurant in Ennis, on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Come and join us and meet Steve Howerton, who will highlight Ennis city activities. Members, guests, and all who are part of our federal family, we look forward to seeing you.  For membership information contact the closest NARFE representative in your area, in Corsicana call (903) 874-3092, in Ennis call (214) 949-6197, in Waxahachie call (214) 850-4783, in Red Oak call (412) 722-6307, and in Midlothian (972) 268-5793.



Sept. 11

Cedar Lake Home Health and Hospice sponsors a Healing Through Grief support group that meets for lunch the second Wednesday of each quarter. Please plan now to join us at our Corsicana office at 625 N. Main at 12 noon. You are welcome to bring a guest. Please RSVP by Friday, Sept. 6 so we will know how many to prepare for. Please call Fran or Patricia at (903) 874-2646 for more information. We look forward to seeing you.



The Nineteenth Century Club, with Seley Fuller as director, will present “Musical Memories.” This is a delightful program given by Becky Davis Turner and her crew performing The Music of the Titanic. The luncheon will have food and music that would have been enjoyed by those aboard the HMS Titanic. This group will have attendees tapping their toes to the wonderful music of the Gilded Age. Please make your reservations or cancellations by noon Sept. 9, 2013 by calling Kinsloe House at (903) 874-5791 or send an email to kinsloehouse@yahoo.com.                                                                                                                           



Sept. 12-15, 17, 19-21

The Warehouse Living Arts Center will present MAMA WON’T FLY opening on Thursday, Sept. 12. The mad-cap, family-friendly comedy by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten involves an outrageous race against the clock when Savannah (Darlene Pleiner) agrees to get her feisty mother (Norma Russell) all the way from Alabama to California in time for her brother’s wedding to Hayley (Annot Walthall). Savannah’s problem: Mama won’t fly! The cast, led by Russell, Pleiner and Walthall also features a large cast of talented supporting actors including: Debbie Bigler, Sharon Goodman, Debbie Hanks, Irvin Horn, Randy Jones, Sandra McClure Mahood, Ron Motley, Kevin Painter, Grace Sowell and Adam Walthall. MAMA WON'T FLY opens Sept. 12 with a performance at 7:30 p.m., followed by the opening night gala. Additional performances are Sept. 13, 14, 17, 19 - 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. For tickets or more information, call (903) 872-5421 or visit us at www.warehouselivingartscenter.com.



Sept. 12

The Corsicana Newcomers' Club Lunch Bunch will enjoy a casual lunch at the Corsicana Country Club at 11:30 a.m. Call Pat Schroeder at 903-872-9663 to save you a seat at the table.



Sept. 13

The Navarro County Retired Teachers will meet at 9:45 a.m. at the Northwest Apartments Community Center, 1360 Northwest Ave. The program will be presented by Catherine Gatz on benefits for teachers. All retired school employees are invited to attend.



Sept. 14

Corsicana Masonic Lodge #174 is announces its first Benefit Golf Tournament taking place at the Oak Trails Golf Course. The tournament will have a shot gun start at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., with contests including closest to the pin on holes 6 and 11, and a Hole in One contest on hole 16 with a grand prize of a new Ford Fusion automobile. Proceeds from the tournament will go to benefit the charitable work of the lodge. For more information, contact Ervin Richards at 903-654-2084, or Randy Richards at 903-467-2588.



The City of Corsicana presents “Fiesta Tejas” in celebration of Hispanic Heritage month in its final Second Saturday event of the 2013 series from 3 to 9 p.m. (or dark.) Festivities include live Conjunto music, Charro horse show, Ballet Folklorico, a homemade tamale contest, car club cruise in, bounce house, vendors, food, and more! The event will take place at Third Avenue between Main and Beaton in downtown Corsicana. Come early and visit our local merchants. For more information or to sign up as a vendor, contact Wrenda Freeman at (903) 654-4852 or wfreeman@ci.corsicana.tx.us. For information on the tamale contest, please contact Raul or Monica Jimenez at (903) 875-8350 or (903) 467-8736.



Fiesta on the Bricks Car show from 5 to 8:30 p.m. on Third Ave. between Beaton and Main across from the Napa store. This free event will have awards such as Best of Show, Best Project, Kids Class, Best Bike, and 10 “Head Turner” awards. Check in for the show closes at 6:30, so come out and bring your car, bike, truck, project car, 4X4, hot rod, muscle car, rat rods, etc. and show it off!



The Navarro County Genealogy Society will host its annual workshop in the Nancy Robert Civic Room at the Corsicana Public Library. In order to accommodate everyone it will be helpful to call and register for a place at the workshop. The worship will be Genealogy 101 — a detailed instructional program on how to build a complete file on your family. A packet of printed information will be available for each attendee. Please call the Genealogy Department at (903) 654-4808 to register.



Wortham  Blues Festival will be held in downtown Wortham, with gates opening at 3 p.m., and the first band set to play at 5 p.m.



The Calico Dance Team of CHS will host a Dance Clinic from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. with registration at 8:30 a.m. at the Calico dance studio at CHS. Parent showoffs will be held at 12 noon in the Calico Dance studio. Participants will perform at the pre-game show of the Friday, Sept. 27 Varsity game (Pink-Out Game) and stay in the stands with the Calico dance team until their signature half-time performance. There will be two performances: girls grades K to third will do a routine, and grades 4 to 6 will perform a routine. Report time is 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27 on the end zone opposite the field house. Girls wear clinic shirt, black shorts/pants (weather permitting) with hair back. Registration is $35 and includes a T-shirt and refreshments. There will be a special rate for those who bring two or more girls.



Sept. 17

Jose Antonio Chapter, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, will meet at 2 p.m. at 416 W. Third Ave., Corsicana.



Sept. 18

James Blair Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will sponsor the United States Constitution Luncheon at 12 noon at the Kinsloe House. Program chairman Suzanne Smith has announced that Chatfield native Robert Jones will be the speaker for the special event. The Thomas Meredith Chapter, Colonial Dames XVII Century, will attend the special United States Constitution Luncheon.



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.



Mustang and Mildred VFDs will hold a fundrasier at Lake Halbert from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be a car/bike show sponsored by Cars of Navarro County, a Ranch 106.9 Ice Cream “cookoff,” food, bands, water slides and other kid’s activities, as well as an auction with guns, deer stands, deer feeders and more.



The Navarro County Republican Women will meet at the Republican Headquarters, 111-B West Third Avenue. Social time and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m. The meeting and program will begin promptly at noon. Mel Birdwell, wife of Senator Brian Birdwell, will share her perspective on the accomplishments and frustrations of the most recent legislative session. Make your lunch reservations by Saturday, Sept. 21, with Margarita Patterson, arcepark@peoplepc.com or (903) 874-8785. Lunch is $7 at the door. Everyone who is interested is invited to attend and learn more about the Republican women's organization.



Immaculate Conception Catholic Church is holding a Chili Pepper Festival Sept. 21 and 22 at the church at 3000 West State Highway 22. The family friendly event will feature two days of activities, including a chili pepper expo and salsa making contest. Activities for adults and children are planned. For more information, call the church at 903-874-4473.



Sept. 22

The Warehouse Living Arts Center will hold auditions for “Annie Get Your Gun,” by Irving Berlin, Herbert & Dorothy Fields as revised by Peter Stone. The auditions will be held in the WLAC Theatre at 2:30 p.m. Callbacks will be on Monday, Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m. Known as one of America’s best loved musicals, “Annie Get Your Gun” has principal and featured roles for seven adult men (18 & up), three adult women (ages 18 and up), two girls and one boy (ages 12 & up), several smaller speaking parts plus a large chorus of all ages. Production dates for the show are Nov. 21-22-23 and 24, 2013 and will be presented at the Palace Theatre. Those planning to audition should dress to move (no flip flops, please), bring a prepared song and provide sheet music or recorded accompaniment. An accompanist as well as CD player will be provided. There will also be cold readings from the script. WLAC Executive Director Sandra M. Mahood is directing and David Timmerman is the musical director. Anyone who will be unable to attend auditions on these dates but would like to be considered for casting should call the theatre by Monday, Sept. 16.  Each auditioner should bring school, work and vacation schedules in order to fill out a rehearsal availability form.  For more information, please call Sandra Mahood at (903) 872-5421. The theatre is located at 119 West Sixth Avenue in downtown Corsicana across from the post office.



Sept. 26

The Corsicana Newcomers' Club will meet at the Kinsloe House at 11 a.m. Come listen to the beautiful sounds of the Bella Voce`Trio while feasting on a great lunch with all your new best friends. If you are new in town or ready to find some new friends call Marge Oslick at 903-872-3508 for more information or confirmed reservations.



Sept. 28

Brinson Ford will sponsor DRIVE 4UR SCHOOL at Mildred Baseball Complex from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Brinson Ford will donate to our Mildred ISD $20 for each test drive and no sales people. PLUS there will be a fun-filled day of activities such as bounce houses, food, crafts and more. Individual vendors may also set up.  Vendors please contact Julie Waller at wallerj@mildredisd.org for details. Have some fun, test drive the new models and all of Mildred ISD benefits.  



Oct. 3-5

Smith with Brackens Youth Foundation invites PRCA Rodeo back to Fairfield at the Moody Fairgrounds Arena. For sponsorship/vendor opportunities contact swbrodeo@gmail.com or (254) 485-1821.



Oct. 11

Senior Olympics will be held at the IOOF park in Corsicana from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Events include fishing tournament, dominoes, horseshoes, live band and picnic.  Facilities participating are Twilight Home, Sterling House, Heritage Oaks West and Retirement Village, Country Meadows and Trisun. Sponsors for the event include many local organizations and businesses.  



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



Oct. 19

Cotton Row Run will take place in conjunction with the Kerens Cotton Harvest Festival beginning with registration at 7 a.m., and shotgun start at 8 a.m. The race will begin and end near the rear entrance of the Kerens Alumni Center. Proceeds from this 5K Fun Run/Walk will go to the Kerens Ex-Students Association. Participants and sponsors are needed. There are several levels of sponsorship. This race is open to all ages, both genders. Awards will be given at 9:15 a.m. on Main Street near the Alumni Center. For more information or to register, call (903) 654-8138, visit them on Facebook at Kerens Cotton Row Run, or email CottonRowRunKerensTex@gmail.com.



Blooming Grove Ex-Students Association will hold a visitation at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 19 in the Doc Garrison City Park in conjuction with homecoming festivities.  Catch up with old friends and reminisce about the old days. The City Council will provide coffee and cookies at The Lions Den (downtown Blooming Grove). The Blooming Grove Historical Society will be open that day from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. There will be a barbeque sandwich lunch at the Blooming Grove High School cafeteria at 11:30 a.m. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the high school auditorium. The program for the Blooming Grove Ex-Student Association will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Classes honored in the program will be 1953, 1963, 1973 and 1988. For more information contact Jane Armstrong at (903) 695-2226.