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Local man killed in heater accident
The autopsy on Roy Alfred Samsel, 80, has revealed the Corsicana man died of injuries from burns after trying to light a gas-fired heater.
Around 8:49 a.m. on Nov. 24, Samsel was trying to light a gas heater in his home in the 2200 block of West Park Row when it flared up on him. Emergency Medical Technicians responded from the Corsicana Fire Department, as did an air ambulance crew from PhI, which flew him to Parkland Hospital’s trauma center in Dallas.
He died in Dallas, and an autopsy was performed at Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences.
“No foul play is suspected. It was an accidental death,” said Police Chief Randy Bratton. “His death was due to thermal injuries — the burns.”
Funeral services for Samsel were this past weekend at Resthaven Memorial Park.
Shoppers go on-line after cautious Black Friday
Allen Coker of Corsicana wasn’t a happy shopper on Thanksgiving.
The Corsicana resident described his venture into Walmart for the big sales as “a madhouse.”
“I stood in line for an hour to get the grill and then stood in line for an hour to check out,” he said.
The alternative for those who don’t like crowds or lines is Cyber Monday, when retailers offer sales for on-line shoppers, akin to Black Friday specials.
Cyber Monday was projected to be the busiest day of the year for online shopping, according to the trade group The National Retail Federation. It predicts more than 131 million people will shop online this year, up about 2 percent from last year.
Clarice Tinsley honors Corsicana's Jean O'Connor (segment to air Monday, Tuesday)
For the last 10 years, every month, rain or shine, poor economy or not, Jean O’Connor, husband Marvin, and a small band of volunteers have collected items for use by our military personnel, packed them in creative ways, and sent them overseas, all over the world.
Hands-on learning at Collins Catholic School
The Early Childhood Academy along with James L. Collins Catholic School celebrated the grand opening of its brand-new Multisensory Outdoor Learning Center on Nov. 21. Kay Bush Mousner, whose daughter attends James L. Collins Catholic School, volunteered her services to designed the Multi-Sensory Outdoor Learning Center. Mousner gave special consideration to the requirements of he Early Childhood Academy as a daycare center as well as the needs for the pre-K through 2nd graders of James L. Collins Catholic School.
Message from the Mayor: Busy time of year
This is the time of year I reflect on how blessed I am with family and friends and how much I have for which to be thankful. It is also the time of year the bustle begins.
Hubbard ready for the holidays
Hubbard’s 13th Annual Magnolias and Mistletoe Christmas Celebration is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7 with a day full of activities.
Compiled by Daily Sun City Editor Janet Jacobs from reports released by the Corsicana Police Department and the Navarro County Sheriff’s Office.
Dresden to celebrate season, history
The small Dresden United Methodist Church is celebrating the Christmas holiday in a big way.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance gearing up
While Christmas and the New Year holiday celebrations are still a month away, preparations are underway for a valuable program in the area that everyone must deal with early in the new year — the individual income tax return.
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