Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

February 12, 2014

Local Beat 2/13/14

From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun

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

Feb. 13

Navarro Regional Hospital’s Senior Circle  will host a AARP Drivers Safety Course 10 a.m. to  2 p.m. in the hospital classrooms. The refresher course is designed for drivers 50 years and older. For reservations and more information, contact Connie Beal at 903-654-6892 or email connie_beal@chs.net.



VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Site open from 2 until 7 p.m. to assist the elderly and low income file their tax returns at the Corsicana YMCA. To schedule an appointment, call 281-682-0928.



The Corsicana Newcomers' Club Lunch Bunch will travel to Waxahachie to dine at The Dove's Nest. We'll carpool if we can so call Pat Schroeder at 903-872-9663 to get your name on the list.



Feb. 14

The American Legion Post 22, 632 N. Beaton St., will host a Valentines Day Dance with The Honky Tonkers  from 8 p.m. to closing. Entry fee of $5 at the door. For further information call 903-874-3938 after 2 p.m. Like us on Facebook (American Legion Post 22 Johnson-Wiggins).



The Navarro County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 9:45 a.m. at Northwest Apartments Community Center, 1360 Northwest Ave. The program will be History of Jackson High School presented by Ruby Williams. All former school employees are invited to attend.



Relay for Life of Navarro County (benefiting the American Cancer Society) will hold a bake sale and designer cake auction in the lobby of Community National Bank and Trust, 321 N. 15th St., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14.



Mary Peterson Child Care Center is sponsoring a Garage Sale 8 a.m. to 4 pm on Friday, Feb. 14 and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15.  We are accepting donations of clothing, merchandise, tools, furniture, appliances for this Garage Sale and volunteers are welcome. This is a fundraising Garage Sale for Mary Peterson Child Care Center Building Fund.  Donations may be delivered to 305 Forrest Lane Corsicana or for donation to be picked up or more information, call 903-654-2914. The Garage Sale will be held at the same location: 305 Forrest Lane, Corsicana.  



Feb. 15

The Navarro County Aggie Moms present the Singing Aggie Cadets in concert at the Palace Theatre at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 for floor seats, $20 for balcony. Tickets may be purchased from a member of the Navarro County Aggie Moms Club, or by calling the Palace Theatre box office at (903) 874-7792. For more ticket information please contact Cindy Williams ‘78, club president, at cabwilliams@gmail.com.



Boy Scouts of America will hold “Scouting for Food.” Help Scouts feed the hungry by placing your donation of food items on your doorstep before 10 a.m. A Scout will be by to pick them up that morning. Donations may include canned vegetables, canned soups/juices, canned meats, canned baby formula, canned chili, and boxed helper-style pasta meals.



Mary Peterson Child Care Center is sponsoring a Garage Sale 8 a.m. to 4 pm on Friday, Feb. 14 and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15.  We are accepting donations of clothing, merchandise, tools, furniture, appliances for this Garage Sale and volunteers are welcome. This is a fundraising Garage Sale for Mary Peterson Child Care Center Building Fund.  Donations may be delivered to 305 Forrest Lane Corsicana or for donation to be picked up or more information, call 903-654-2914. The Garage Sale will be held at the same location: 305 Forrest Lane, Corsicana.  



Feb. 17

Corsicana Art League will meet at 6 p.m. at the Senior Activity Center, 919 W. Park Ave. The program will be a demonstration given by classically trained artist Anna Rose Bann of Garland.



Feb. 18

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Site open from 2 until 7 p.m. to assist the elderly and low income file their tax returns at the Corsicana YMCA. To schedule an appointment, call  281-682-0928.



Alzheimer’s Support Group will meet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Sterling House Assisted Living, 3329 W. Seventh Ave. Sponsored by Family Care of Texas. This support group meets each third Tuesday of the month to improve the quality of life for the patient with Alzheimer’s and their family. This month’s topic is “Stress indicators and stress responses for Alz.” Snacks and door prizes.



Feb. 19

Navarro Regional Hospital’s Senior Circle Lunch Bunch will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Sirloin Stockade. For reservations and more information, contact Connie Beal at 903-654-6892 or email connie_beal@chs.net.



VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Site will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. to assist the elderly and low income to file their tax returns at the Kerens Public Library. To schedule an appointment call  281-682-0928.



The Kinsloe House will host the American Business Womens’ Association to present the program on Feb. 19, 2014 at 12 p.m. on Feb. 19. The entertainment for the day will be Byron Haynie and Zanada Schoppert. Members must make their reservations or cancellations by noon, Feb. 17, 2014 by calling the Kinsloe House at 903-874-5791 or emailing at thekinsloehouse@yahoo.com.

 

Feb. 20

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Site open from 2 until 7 p.m. to assist the elderly and low income file their tax returns at the Corsicana YMCA. To schedule an appointment, call 281-682-0928.



Feb. 22

The American Legion Post 22, 632 N. Beaton St., will host Karaoke Night with Country Sue from 8 p.m. to midnight. For further information call 903-874-3938 after 2 p.m. Like us on Facebook (American Legion Post 22 Johnson-Wiggins).



The G.W. Jackson Multicultural Society Inc. presents A Gospel Extravaganza — Make a Joyful Noise through song and dance at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 at the IOOF Event Center. Scheduled to perform are  Mattie Robinson, concert pianist/vocalist of Austin; The Gospel Five, Chosen Ministry of Navarro College, M. Jackson and M. Bell, Lifeline Church Praise Dancers, and Corsicana Community Youth Choir, Orlando Williams. Tickets are $15 per person or two for $25. For more information please call (903) 641-6607 or (903) 874-2821.



Chatfield Tupelo Community Center will hold its annual Chili Supper at 6 p.m. Bring your taste buds and your Tums! Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for kids 12 and under. Chili entries are due by 5:30 p.m.



Feb. 24

Emhouse Community Center will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. We will have two speakers, Jason Grant and Ryan Douglas. Bring a dish and come enjoy fellowship, food and informative chat.



Feb. 25

Senior Circle Lunch and Learn will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the hospital classrooms. Zachary Drain, MD will speak on chest pain. For reservations and more information, contact Connie Beal at 903-654-6892 or email connie_beal@chs.net.



VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Site open from 2 until 7 p.m. to assist the elderly and low income file their tax returns at the Corsicana YMCA. To schedule an appointment, call  281-682-0928.



Feb. 26

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Site will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. to assist the elderly and low income to file their tax returns at the Kerens Public Library. To schedule an appointment call 281-682-0928.



Feb. 27

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Site open from 2 until 7 p.m. to assist the elderly and low income file their tax returns at the Corsicana YMCA. To schedule an appointment, call  281-682-0928.



Jose Antonio Navarro Chapter, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, will celebrate the birth of the Chapter namesake, Jose Antonio Navarro, on his birthday, Thursday, Feb. 27 at his statue on the Navarro County Courthouse south lawn at 2 p.m .Chapter acting president Mellie Howard will present the program. Navarro County is invited to come and participate in this recognition of this famous Texas Hero who represented Texans at such a crucial point in Texas history and to learn more about the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.



Corsicana Newcomers’ Club will meet at the Kinsloe House at 11 a.m. to learn of the rich history of the Cumbie Museum with guests Gary and Sarah Farley. Call Marge Oslick at 903-872-3508 for more information and reservations.



March 3

Piecemakers' Quilt Guild of Corsicana  meets on the first Monday of every month at 9:30 a.m. Each meeting starts with refreshments and a time to visit with other members and visitors. A short business meeting starts at 10 a.m., followed by door prizes and show and tell. This month's program features a member of our guild, Susan Copeland demonstrating sewing fabric post cards with a workshop following program. Visitors are welcome to come and join us. Meeting is at the Westhill Church of Christ fellowship hall.

 For questions or more information, call  Eddie Sue Pryor (254)578-1239.



March 4

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Site open from 2 until 7 p.m. to assist the elderly and low income file their tax returns at the Corsicana YMCA. To schedule an appointment, call  281-682-0928.



March 5

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Site will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. to assist the elderly and low income to file their tax returns at the Kerens Public Library. To schedule an appointment call 281-682-0928.



March 6

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Site open from 2 until 7 p.m. to assist the elderly and low income file their tax returns at the Corsicana YMCA. To schedule an appointment, call 281-682-0928.



Blooming Grove Crime Watch will meet at 7 p.m. at the Blooming Grove Historical Society building. Guest speaker will be Russell Hudson, Navarro County Tax Assessor/Collector. Light refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome to attend.



March 7

Fish Fry to be held at the Benedictine Monastery of Thien Tam (Heavenly Heart) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The monastery is located at 13055 SE County Road 4271 Kerens, TX 75144, located off Hwy 287 and Monastery Way. Cost: $8 per plate to include fish, sides, drink and dessert, $5 children 10 and under. Everyone is welcome. For more information, please call Kelley at (817) 929-2423 or Chris at (903) 654-2257.



March 8

Bark for Life (sponsored by the American Cancer Society) will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bunert Park, 201 Bunert Park Road. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., $10 per dog. It is a non-competitve walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer. Also at Bunert Park during Bark for Life will be a CASI-qualifying chili cookoff event, and a Car Show sponsored by The Cars of Navarro County.



March 9

A benefit for Eddie Smith will be held at The Remington, 122 W. Third Ave., from 1 to 7 p.m. There will be live music by Faster Horses and Sissy Perry with Robert Horvath and the Groovetones. Live auction as well. Eddie Smith suffered a heart attack which resulted in being transported by air ambulance. He and his family are self-employed and have no health insurance. The Remington is acception donations for raffle/auction items and food to serve, as well as cash donations. An account is established at Chase Bank in the name of Smith Benefit.



March 11

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Site open from 2 until 7 p.m. to assist the elderly and low income file their tax returns at the Corsicana YMCA. To schedule an appointment, call 281-682-0928.



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.



March 12

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Site will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. to assist the elderly and low income to file their tax returns at the Kerens Public Library. To schedule an appointment call 281-682-0928.



March 13

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Site open from 2 until 7 p.m. to assist the elderly and low income file their tax returns at the Corsicana YMCA. To schedule an appointment, call 281-682-0928.



March 14

Fish Fry to be held at the Benedictine Monastery of Thien Tam (Heavenly Heart) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The monastery is located at 13055 SE County Road 4271 Kerens, TX 75144, located off Hwy 287 and Monastery Way. Cost: $8 per plate to include fish, sides, drink and dessert, $5 children 10 and under. Everyone is welcome. For more information, please call Kelley at (817) 929-2423 or Chris at (903) 654-2257.



March 18

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Site open from 2 until 7 p.m. to assist the elderly and low income file their tax returns at the Corsicana YMCA. To schedule an appointment, call  281-682-0928.



March 19

Senior Circle Lunch Bunch will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Fiesta Grill. For reservations and more information contact Connie Beal at 903-654-6892 or email connie_beal@chs.net.



VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Site will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. to assist the elderly and low income to file their tax returns at the Kerens Public Library. To schedule an appointment call  281-682-0928.



March 20

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Site open from 2 until 7 p.m. to assist the elderly and low income file their tax returns at the Corsicana YMCA. To schedule an appointment, call  281-682-0928.



March 25

Navarro Regional Hospital’s Senior Circle Mystery Tour Motor coach will leave the hospital parking lot at 8:30 a.m. and should return home no later than 6:30 p.m. Wear comfortable clothing and get ready for a fun-filled day. For reservations and more information contact Connie Beal at 903-654-6892 or email connie_beal@chs.net.



VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Site open from 2 until 7 p.m. to assist the elderly and low income file their tax returns at the Corsicana YMCA. To schedule an appointment, call 281-682-0928.



March 26

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Site will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. to assist the elderly and low income to file their tax returns at the Kerens Public Library. To schedule an appointment call 281-682-0928.



March 27

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Site open from 2 until 7 p.m. to assist the elderly and low income file their tax returns at the Corsicana YMCA. To schedule an appointment, call 281-682-0928.



March 28

Fish Fry to be held at the Benedictine Monastery of Thien Tam (Heavenly Heart) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The monastery is located at 13055 SE County Road 4271 Kerens, TX 75144, located off Hwy 287 and Monastery Way. Cost: $8 per plate to include fish, sides, drink and dessert, $5 children 10 and under. Everyone is welcome. For more information, please call Kelley at (817) 929-2423 or Chris at (903) 654-2257.



April 1

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Site open from 2 until 7 p.m. to assist the elderly and low income file their tax returns at the Corsicana YMCA. To schedule an appointment, call  281-682-0928.



April 2

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Site will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. to assist the elderly and low income to file their tax returns at the Kerens Public Library. To schedule an appointment call  281-682-0928.



April 3

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Site open from 2 until 7 p.m. to assist the elderly and low income file their tax returns at the Corsicana YMCA. To schedule an appointment, call  281-682-0928.



April 4

Fish Fry to be held at the Benedictine Monastery of Thien Tam (Heavenly Heart) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The monastery is located at 13055 SE County Road 4271 Kerens, TX 75144, located off Hwy 287 and Monastery Way. Cost: $8 per plate to include fish, sides, drink and dessert, $5 children 10 and under. Everyone is welcome. For more information, please call Kelley at (817) 929-2423 or Chris at (903) 654-2257.



April 8

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Site open from 2 until 7 p.m. to assist the elderly and low income file their tax returns at the Corsicana YMCA. To schedule an appointment, call 281-682-0928.



April 9

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Site will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. to assist the elderly and low income to file their tax returns at the Kerens Public Library. To schedule an appointment call 281-682-0928.



April 10

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Site open from 2 until 7 p.m. to assist the elderly and low income file their tax returns at the Corsicana YMCA. To schedule an appointment, call  281-682-0928.



April 11

Fish Fry to be held at the Benedictine Monastery of Thien Tam (Heavenly Heart) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The monastery is located at 13055 SE County Road 4271 Kerens, TX 75144, located off Hwy 287 and Monastery Way. Cost: $8 per plate to include fish, sides, drink and dessert, $5 children 10 and under. Everyone is welcome. For more information, please call Kelley at (817) 929-2423 or Chris at (903) 654-2257.



April 15

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Site open from 2 until 7 p.m. to assist the elderly and low income file their tax returns at the Corsicana YMCA. To schedule an appointment, call  281-682-0928.



May 17

G.W. Jackson Heritage Rodeo will begin at 7 p.m. at the Navarro County Exposition Center. This pro rodeo still needs sponsorships. All funds raised will go toward construction of the G.W. Jackson Multi-Cultural Society building, to be located upon the site of the G.W. Jackson home. For more information, contact Charles Betts at (903) 654-4279.