Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

May 17, 2013

Local Beat

From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana —

May 15 to July 31

The Navarro Council of the arts presents "With Six You Get Eggrolls" A Fine Art Exhibit featuring the works of Helen Albritton, Barbara Jones, Gladys Espenson, Deb Miller, Stephanie Ford, and Margie Taylor at the Warehouse Gallery from May 15 to July.  Exhibit is free and open to the public daily.  



May 16-17, 19, 21, 23-24-25

 The Warehouse Living Arts Center presents the second show of the 2013 season ticket series. “The 39 Steps” will play for seven performances beginning Thursday, May 16. Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre. The talented cast is led by Todd Jones featuring WLAC veterans Mark Bedgood, Emily Hines, Frank Means and Adam Walthall. Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. The matinee on Sunday, May 19 begins at 2 p.m. The theatre is located at 119 W. Sixth Avenue in downtown Corsicana across from the post office. Call (903) 872-5421 for reservations and info.



May 18

Navarro County Genealogical Society will take a field trip to Mesquite Cemetery at 5 p.m. Tickets must be reserved in advance by calling (972) 216-6468. Reserve your space for the 6:30 performance. Nine characters will bring their history to life, and the tour is about 45 minutes. The group will meet at the parking lot behind the Corsicana Chamber of Commerce at 5 p.m. They will not make time to stop to eat so please plan accordingly. If you do not drive in the metroplex or at night, please call (903) 654-4808 to arrange a ride.



The Emhouse 53rd School Reunion will be held at 11 a.m. at the Taylorosa Event Center on West Hwy. 22 and FM 744 in Corsicana. All faculty, students and friends are welcomed to attend and share some time to relive those wonderful years at Emhouse School. At our last reunion we had school students from 1941 through 1959 when the school closed. Everyone is asked to bring a favorite dish to share a great meal with our friends. Dinner will begin at 12 noon after gathering at 11 a.m., and we’ll be dismissed by 2 p.m. Please make plans to attend.



The First Annual Brittany Averitt Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament will be held with shotgun starts at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. It’s a four-man scramble, with lunch included for the golfers and barbecue sandwiches for sale. There will also be a raffle and silent auction. Something for everyone whether you golf or not, bar olympics with pool, darts and washers. Funds raised will go to a scholarship fund for Sam Houston State University in Brittany Averitt’s name.



Goodlow Community will celebrate its second annual MayFest. It will begin at 10 a.m. and continue through the day. Booth spaces are available for rent at $35 per space until May 17. Contact (903) 396-7862 to inquire about booth spaces. MayFest will take place at 201 S. Hwy 309 at the Goodlow Community Center. Come join us for a day of food, fun and activities.



The Telico Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting at the cemetery beginning at 12 Noon, with a covered dish lunch. Cemetery gates will open at 10 a.m. A business meeting and election of Officers and the Executive Committee will follow lunch at 1 p.m.  Anyone interested in this historic cemetery and the Old Telico Church located on the grounds is encouraged to attend.  If you or members of your family cannot attend, donations may be sent to the Telico Cemetery Association, P. O. Box 1421, Ennis, TX  75120.



The Navarro County Farmers Market will open for the 27th year of serving Corsicana and Navarro County. Located at Sixth Ave. and Seventh St., on the East side of the Corsicana Daily Sun, the Farmers Market will be open Tuesdays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. until noon and will remain open through September.



May 19

The Hopewell Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting at the cemetery at 11 a.m. The speaker and business meeting will be first, followed by a covered dish lunch afterwards. If inclement weather, we will meet at the Navarro City Hall. Doug Jordan of Nacogdoches, a descendent of the Harvards and Boyds will be the guest speaker. Attendance is encouraged and appreciated. If you or members of our family cannot attend, donations may be sent Rosellan Richards, 9300 SE CR 2150, Corsicana, Texas 75109.



May 20

Jury for District Court Judge James Lagomarsino for this date has been dismissed.



Navarro Regional Hospital’s Senior Circle will host a physician lecture in the hospital classrooms from 12 to 1 p.m. Join Dr. Neal Green as he talks on “Beyond 50!” What happens to us after 50 years of age? Why do things have to change? How can we handle these changes? Lunch will be provided. Contact Connie Beal to reserve your spot at (903) 654-6892.



Emhouse Community Center will have its last meeting until September at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.



Corsicana Art league will meet at 6 p.m. at the Senior Activity Center in Corsicana.  Tina Bohlman will be the guest artist. Tina is the founder and chairman of the “Paint Historic Waxahachie” event held annually. For more info call: (903) 519-9082.



May 21

Senior Circle from Navarro Regional Hospital is going to South Fork Ranch. Motor coach will depart the hospital parking lot at 9:30 a.m. We will tour the ranch, eat a barbecue dinner at Miss Ellie’s kitchen, tour the museum and more! Contact Connie Beal for more information and to reserve your spot at (903) 654-6892.



Family Fun Night at the Rice Intermediate School will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the school. There will be hot dog dinners for $2 per plate; student science fair projects for third through eighth grades; and a Living Museum.



The City of Corsicana Police Department will hold an Open House on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, from 4 to  5 p.m. Citizens are welcome to visit the Police Department for a brief tour of the recently remodeled facility. Tours will begin in the lobby of the Police Department (entrance on Fifth Avenue side of the Government Center, 200 N. 12th Street).



A Closer Look at Poverty, a lunch series about poverty-related needs in Navarro County, will be held from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at Northside Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Please RSVP for lunch by May 17 to Kimberly Rainey at Kimberly@nbchurch.net or (903) 874-2517. Underwritten by J. Tom Eady Charitable Trust.



May 22

The Kinsloe House will host the program luncheon at 12 noon at the Kinsloe House. Sandra McClure Mahood, executive director of the Warehouse Living Arts Theatre, will give a delightful book review of “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society.” This is a delightful book by Mary Ann Shaffeer and Annie Barrows which relates the facts and happenings on the Isle of Guernsey during the occupation by the Germans in WW II.  Members are reminded that reservations and cancellations are due in by noon May 20 by calling (903) 874-7591. This will be a delightful outing for members of Kinsloe.



May 23

The Ninth Annual VOICE Spring Luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. at The Cook Center. The VOICE Spring Luncheon is a traditional fundraiser held each year to gain support for VOICE programs and services provided to children and families. This year will feature a red-carpet style theme with a fashion show, a silent auction, and will be emceed by national renowned Joan Rivers impersonator Ellie Weingardt. Sponsorships and tables are now on sale. Contact Gina Dieterichs at (903) 872-0180 for more information.



The Corsicana Newcomers' Club will meet at the Kinsloe House at 11 a.m. Virginia Riddle will be the guest speaker. Call Marge Oslick at (903) 872-3508 for more information and confirmed reservations.



Eureka Crime Watch will hold its annual community picnic at 6 p.m. on the grounds of Eureka United Methodist Church. Meat, bread and drinks will be furnished as well as plates and eating utensils. Please bring a covered dish and/or a dessert with serving utensils and your lawn chairs. The public is invited, so gather up your family and enjoy this wonderful evening of fellowship and good food!



Navarro County AARP will meet at 2 p.m. at Northwest Apartments Community Room, 1360 N. 13th Ave. We plan to have a games day with our members and guests. Please come and make this a great meeting. President Nora Thomas urges all members to attend, and bring a food dish and a door prize. For more information call (903) 396-2765.



May 24

Mildred Eagle Cheerleaders will host a hamburger basket fundraiser at the Mildred LIttle League games starting at 5:30 p.m. Kono-Ice Sno-Cones, Bounce House, Face & Hair Painting, Cotton Candy  plus many local vendors will be set up to display and sell their items. Each hamburger basket sold will come with a chance to win a prize through out the evening!  Hamburgers/Fries are $5. Many thanks to our local businesses and organizations volunteering their time to make this a successful event.  Donations will help with cheer camp and clinic expenses!  Please contact Jamie Kitchens at (903) 875-9729 or kitchensj@mildredisd.org for information to set up as a vendor.



May 25

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) 874-3936 after 2 p.m. or Like us on Facebook (American Legion Post 22 Johnson-Wiggins).



K.E.S.A. is raising money to build a Veterans Memorial in downtown Kerens. K.E.S.A. will host a fish fry to raise money for the Memorial from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Adult plates are $8 and kids 10 and under cost $4 per plate. Please come out and support this effort to recognize veterans in Kerens. All proceeds from Fish Fry will go the Veteran Memorial. Your support and donations will be appreciated. For more information, contact Danny Combs at (903) 396-2590.



Pelham Memorial Day Activities will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the Beautification of Graves (bring flowers). A program will follow with music, poetry, speakers and honoring veterans. This program will be held at Wesley United Methodist Church in Pelham, and is dedicated in honor of Cecilia Heiskell, Katherine Thomas, Katherline Joiner, Martha Blaine, Theodore Brackens, Faye McBay, Theresa Davis, Velmarie McMullan, Alsa McMullan and Imogene Biggins. There will be a raffle following the program, and lunch will be served at the Pelham Community Center followed by a museum tour and visit. Cemetery dues are $20 per year. Families who have not paid their dues owe $40 at burial. Make all checks payable to The Pelham Cemetery Fund. The association appreciates families purchasing markers to avoid lost graves.



May 26

Corsicana Music Fest for West will take place beginning at 1 p.m. at The Remington. Weather permitting outside stages will be used. Since many families in West are without insurance, this event is to raise cash to help those families. Bring your family, as there will be a bounce house for kids and the restaurant will be open. There will be an auction, as well. Bands scheduled to perform include Bryan Smith Band, Debbie Carter and Five-Lane Highway, The Groove Tones, One Less Monkey Band, Courtney Prator Band, Kaufman County Line Band, Sloane McCain Band, AC Copeland and Friends (AC is keyboardist for Casey Donohue Band), Byron Haynie, Shane Holcomb, and Ira Bradford, and other acts possible. For more information contact Robert Horvath at (903) 851-9290.  



May 27

Memorial Day Service at Woodland Memorial Cemetery will be held at 1 p.m. Guest speaker will be Col. Bill Downey, the grandson of legendary first black veterinarian in the state of Texas. The theme will be “Gone, But Not Forgotten.” Sponsored by the Single Believers Ministries and Woodland Cemetery Association. All are welcome to come acknowledge all men and women who fought for the country. For more information contact founder Cathy Horn Douglas or executive administrator Margaret Evans at (903) 602-0373.



May 28

When Are We Going Home Ministry will hold its Spirit Sent Music Ministry at New Beginnings Family Fellowship in Blooming Grove at 6 p.m. with its Annual Luau Party. All events are free and open to children with medical challenges, disabilities and special needs and their immediate siblings. www.whenarewegoinghome.com.



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. followed by the meeting and program at noon. This month's program features Steve Dieterichs, Director of Corsicana Main Street. Make your lunch reservations by Saturday, May 25, with Margarita Patterson at 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.



June 1

Mildred Eagle Cheerleaders along with Beck Animal Clinic will sponsor a LOW COST Vaccination Cinic from 9 a.m. to 12 Noon at Mildred High School. Cats, Dogs and Horses are welcome.  For additional information please contact Jamie Kitchens at (903) 875-9729 or  kitchensj@mildredisd.org.

 

June 8

City of Corsicana presents “Boots ‘N Brews” in its Second Saturday event series from 4 to 9 p.m. in downtown Corsicana. Activities include microbrew tastings, stick horse rodeo, salsa making competition and pony rides. Visit our local merchants, street, and food vendors, and enjoy live music by Byron Haynie and also by Grant Jones and the Pistol Grip Lassos. Free to the public and to vendors. For more information call 877-648-2688.



June 10

The Navarro Regional Hospital Teen Volunteer Program will begin on June 10th.  If you have a teenager between the ages 14-18 and they want to learn more about the medical field and earn volunteer hours, our summer program is just right for them.  It is a great learning experience. Applications are available at the Front Information Desk of the hospital.  For more information call (903) 654-6892.



June 11

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, June 11th, 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.



June 14

Navarro Regional Hospital’s Senior Circle will have a Pot Luck at the hospital classrooms from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring a covered dish of your choice and join in on the fun. Contact Connie Beal to sign up at (903) 654-6892.



Jackson Ex-Students Association will hold its 2013 Juneteenth Pageant at Drane Middle School. This is a fundraiser to support the JESA Scholarship Fund. Girls ages 13 through 19 and babies to age 6 are being sought to come participate in an annual fun event. Applications may be obtained from Mary Wilson at (903) 647-0005 or Seri Nolan at (903) 493-0612.



June 17

Senior Circle at Navarro Regional Hospital will hold its Senior Circle Lunch and Learn in the hospital classrooms from 12 to 1 p.m. Topic is “Identity Theft: How Safe Are You?” Identity theft happens all the time, whether over the phone or in a store, it can happen to you. Join Officer James Hudson of the Corsicana Police Department to find out how not to fall into the path of Identity theft. Lunch will be provided, please call Connie Beal to reserve your spot at (903) 654-6892.



July 13

City of Corsicana presents “Acoustic Wine Down” in its Second Saturday event series from 4 to 9 p.m. in downtown Corsicana.  Activities include wine tastings, art show, and water slide. Visit our local merchants, street and food vendors, and enjoy live music by Curlyhead and also by Three Fools on Three Stools. Free to the public and to vendors. For more info call 877-648-2688 or visit www.corsicanasecondstaturdays.com.



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 our 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.



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 our 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.