The Kinsloe House will be holding their December 2012 “First Sunday” Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2. The menu will consist of Zuppa Natale (Christmas soup) with the entrees consisting of Holiday Pork Loin or 1/2 glazed Cornish game hen with a garnish of apple pear relish, cranberry almond rice pilaf, and sweet peas with pearl onions. Dessert will be a choice of red velvet cake or streusel cherry cheesecake bars; and of course, Miss Debra’s famous rolls.
Price will be $13 all inclusive. Call and make reservations with the time and number in the party. Cancellations must be made by Nov. 29.
James Blair Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution
James Blair Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, met on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 at 3 p.m. and celebrated Veteran’s Day. The meeting was called to order by Chapter Regent Jan Warren, who led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America. The National Anthem was sung accompanied at the piano by Gelene Simpson. Prayer was led by Sandra Curtis. Veteran Services Chairman Seley Fuller introduced the three honored military veterans who spoke to the assembled members.
Julia M. Jones of the Navy Air Force served in WW II. She brought a picture of her during her active duty service at Corpus Christi Air Station. She described her experience as an aerial gunnery instructor to pilots at the location. She used her language skills to teach in both English and Spanish to the international student population.
Jay Fondren, retired Staff Sergeant, told of how he sustained major injuries in Iraq but was able to overcome his loss of limbs and return to work as an Associate Coach Supervisor at the Veteran’s Office in Waco. He said that he briefs veterans regarding their benefits and trains them in skills to help access both State of Texas and federal benefits on the computer. He explained that during his healing process and long rehabilitation periods at Walter Reed Hospital he appreciated the prayers and help provided to him and his family by the friends and loved ones in Navarro County. He witnessed that it was by God’s grace that he was able to defend his freedom of religion and stand up for his beliefs in the furthest part of the world as well as in his home state.
Capt. Jon Basham, who graciously wore his dress uniform, told of his progression of assignments through the years that led to his current duty at Deputy comptroller at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in Fort Hood. He also delighted the members by describing his medals and what they represented.
All three veterans gave positive information about their periods of service no matter how critical their situations were at the time of their participation in the defense of the United States of America.
They also enjoyed the fellowship with members who had questions. Hostesses for the meeting were Seley Fuller, Christine Williams and Jan Warren.
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Collins remembered Thursday
A man whose name is synonymous with education in Corsicana was recognized at a special breakfast Thursday at the Collins Catholic School.
James L. Collins died 60 years ago December 8, but his legacy lives on in the children of the community.
Gloria Gillen’s four children attended the Collins Catholic School and went to college on Collins Scholarships. She was among those at the breakfast Thursday.
County ISDs cancel Friday classes as winter weather closes in, forecasts worsen
With each new model from the National Weather Service, the winter weather forecast for Navarro County looks more challenging. The temperatures continue to fall, and the precipitation expectations increase. The biggest fear: travel issues and power outages. County school officials announced Thursday afternoon Friday classes and all weekend sporting events are cancelled.
Corsicana My Hometown launching public photo contest
Corsicana My Hometown has announced a new contest, the Corsicana My Hometown Photo Contest. The organization is urging residents to send in their best shots of Corsicana or Navarro County.
Twice the tinsel
The decision by the Festival of Lights Committee not to tackle decorating Community Park this year threw things into a bit of a shake-up as regards Christmas decorations.
But instead of having fewer decorations, the city is going to end up with even more garland than ever.
Winter weather likely to stick around as forecasts keep evolving
There are a couple of givens with this weekend’s weather. It’s going to be wet, and it’s to be cold, very cold for this part of the country. The variable lies in just how dangerous things could get. Right now, Navarro County sits just below the National Weather Service’s area of expected ice accumulations, which could make traveling very dangerous. By tomorrow, the forecast could be different.
Martin files for reelection
County Commissioner Dick Martin has filed to seek re-election for the office of Commissioner, Precinct 2, Navarro County.
Former West EMS faces sentencing
DALLAS - A few weeks after Bryce Reed proclaimed he would personally protect a Texas town devastated by a deadly fertilizer plant explosion, he was arrested by federal agents who said he collected materials to make a pipe bomb, driving suspicion that he might have been behind the blast.
Salvation Army's 'Fill the Truck' event set for Dec. 14
Corsicana’s Salvation Army, in conjunction with the Corsicana Wal-Mart store, is holding a special collection effort on Dec. 14.
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, the Corsicana Salvation Army will hope to “Fill the Truck” set up at the Wal-Mart store in Corsicana to assist the agency with Christmas holiday needs for families seeking assistance.
The generous spirit of Navarro County business and industry shines bright in the Christmas season, as several groups have stepped forward to help with toys and gifts for the upcoming holiday.
Winter weather threats aren’t expected to alter lighting, parade
A wet cold front is expected to blow into North Texas this weekend, just in time for the annual Christmas festivities. At this reading, though, the shows will go on.
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