Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

April 14, 2014

Local Beat for 4/15/14

From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun

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

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.



Cotton Patch will host a “Give back” night for Navarro County Relay for Life 2014 when a portion of the proceeds will go to Relay for Life. There will also be tickets available for the drawing for the quilt made by Piecemakers Quilt Guild.



April 16

The American Red Cross has scheduled an Emergency Blood Drive in Corsicana from 11:30 a.m. To 4:30 p.m. The drive will take place at the Navarro County Red Cross office at 701 West Second Avenue in Corsicana. All eligible donors are being asked to participate in this emergency appeal.



The Kinsloe House will present Mary Hargraves, President of the Corsicana Better Garden Club. Her program title is “How does your garden grow?” Please call 903-874-5791 to make reservations or cancellations by Monday, April 14 at 12 noon.Members may also email their reservations to thekinsloehouse@gmail.com.



April 17

The Hop Downtown – Annual event sponsored by downtown businesses, the Corsicana Main Street Program, and Corsicana Parks and Recreation. There will be games for the kids, a bounce house, face painting, a drawing for bicycles and Easter baskets, photos in Pocket Park, refreshments, and the Easter Bunny, who will be visiting with children and passing out Easter eggs and goodies. 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. (Weather permitting.) For further information call (903) 654-4852 or email wfreeman@ci.corsicana.tx.us.



April 18

Relay for Life team Sugar Rush for a Cure will sell lunch starting at 10:30 a.m. At Super One Foods, 100 N. 15th St. Loaded baked potatoes with chopped beef or chicken and a drink for $7, banana pudding for an extra $2.



April 19

When Are We Going Home Ministry and Break N Free Camp presents the Riding High Horsemanship Program to be held at 4719 NE CR 1040 in Rice. Call for directions and to RSVP to (903) 422-6120 (to get an accurate count). This event is free and open to all medically challenged, special needs and disabled children and foster children and their immediate siblings up to the age of 21. The event will include riding, saddling, safety, feeding and care of horses, and a short devotion.



The American Legion Auxiliary will host an Easter Egg Party and Hunt from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for children ages 2 through 12. With the children separated into age groups, a coloring contest will begin at 10 a.m., the Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. and hot dogs will be served at 12 noon. Prizes will be awarded for each category. Sorry, parents, but you can’t help your youngsters find Easter Eggs. All children are invited, and there’s guaranteed fun for all.



Pickett Riding Club is ready to ride. Want some great family friendly fun for the whole crew? Come out to the Streetman arena on FM 416 and join us. Show starts at 11 a.m. Events are Cloverleaf Barrels, Straightaway Barrels, Poles, Speed, Flag, Potato and Keyhole. Exhibitions are $3, events are $5, and there is a $25 membership per family if you would like to join Pickett Riding Club. Age groups will be 6 and under, 7-9, 10-12, 13-17, and 18 and over. In case of spotty weather, call before you haul. For more information, please contact Chris Wirtz at (903) 879-5654 or Kim Williams at 903-467-6865.



Cars of Navarro County will hold a car show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the new Exxon Tiger Tote on W. Seventh Ave. “Tribute to our Heroes” will donate 100 percent of all proceeds to the Wounded Warrior Project. There is a $15 entry fee for cars, bikes, trucks, 4x4s, project vehicles, hot rods, muscle cars, rat rodes, etc.



Relay for Life team Sugar Rush for a Cure will hold a bake sale at Super One Foods, 100 N. 15th St., beginning at 10 a.m. Get your Easter desserts early before they run out.



April 21

The Navarro County A&M Club will assemble for its annual Texas Aggie Muster beginning at 6 p.m. At the Cook Center. All former and current students, their families, and friends of Texas A&M University are invited. Guest speaker for the event will be the Hon. John Sharp, Chancellor of the Texas A&M University System. For more information, contact David Hodge at 903-654-8276 or Paul Tannehill at 214-236-8757.



April 23

 The Kinsloe House will present a favorite author, Anne Mateer, who wrote “A Home for My Heart” which published in 2013. Her new book “Playing by Heart” comes out in September. She will be available to visit with and is selling her books that day. Please call (903) 874-5791 to make reservations or cancellations by Monday, April 21 at 12 noon. You may also email your reservation to thekinsloehouse@gmail.com.





April 25

The Second Annual Oil Baron’s Ball will be from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at The Corsicana Opry & Event Center at 205 East Fifth Avenue in downtown Corsicana. This unique event will feature fine food, live music by the Phares Corder Orchestra, and dancing. Valet parking will be available to the guests. Attire is “boots & suits” for gentlemen and cocktail attire for ladies. Tickets are $150 per person or tables of 6 for $1,000 (limited seating). All funds raised will be divided between Derrick Days and VOICE. For more information contact Gina Dieterichs at VOICE at 903-872-0180 or gdieterichs@voiceinc.org.



Relay for Life team Community National Bank will Sausage on a Stick for $3 or sausage, chips and drink for $5 from 10:30 a.m. To 1:30 p.m.



April 25-26

The Navarro County Derrick Days Pro Rodeo is scheduled for April 25-26 at the Navarro County Exposition Center. Gates  will open at 6 p.m., mutton bustin’ starts at 7 and the rodeo starts at 8. Adult tickets (13-up) are $10, children (6-12) are $5 and 6-under are free. Presale adult tickets are $7, call VLK Productions at 903-654-1653 or 817-239-4053 for more information. The mutton bustin’ entry fee is $10 and includes a T-shirt. Call 817-239-4053 to enter.



April 26

Corsicana Parks and Recreation Department presents Biker Bash III/Poker Run with kickstands up at 10 a.m. This 100-miles tri-county ride will begin at the Corsicana Government Center, and end at OT’s Sports Bar and Grill. Registration is 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the gate the day of, or you may pre-register by calling (903) 654-4874. Your registration fee ($20 pre, $25 at the gate) will include the poker hand, T-shirt, lunch, and entry for the bike show and contests. There will be a tattoo contest, bike show, 50/50 drawing and more.



Business Olympics are back at Corsicana Derrick Days with arm wrestling, high heel race, pizza eating contest, and bed race. If your business is interested in competing, please email ddolympics14@live.com for information packets.



Emhouse School Reunion will be held beginning at 11 a.m. at the Emhouse town center next to the old school building in Emhouse. All ex-students of Emhouse School are invited to attend and visit with old friends and talk of the old days at the school. Please bring a favorite dish and we will share a pot luck meal. Lunch begins at 12 noon and dismiss at 1:30 p.m. Let’s not break our tradition of our annual school reunion which we have done since 1959. Hope to see you there. For more information call Lewis Palos at (903) 875-8374.



Corsicana Opry & Event Center Derrick Days Schedule of Events:  Jimmy Dee & Betty Coker, Tin Top Road, Southern Joy, Billy Ewing, Gus Fira, Sue Carmichael, Buddy Kubicek, Randy Shindoll, Dewayne McBride, Stan Lawhon, Mike Hall and Robert Stedman.  Doors open at 4 p.m.  215 E. Fifth Ave, Downtown Corsicana. 903.872.OPRY (6779) The newest “old”  place to be.



The Concerned Citizens of Goodlow will sponsor Pre-May Fest Activities at the Goodlow Community Center at 5 p.m. There will be a style show for all ages, talent show, food and fun. Entry fee is $5 per person. Deadline for entries is April 23, 2014 at 5 p.m. For more information call Ruthie Washington at (903) 396-7862.



April 30

Cotton Patch will host a “Give back” night for Navarro County Relay for Life 2014 when a portion of the proceeds will go to Relay for Life. There will also be tickets available for the drawing for the quilt made by Piecemakers Quilt Guild.



Relay for Life team Prosperity Bank Buckaroos will hold a Give Back night at Denny's from 5 to 10 p.m. Denny's will donate 20 percent of proceeds when the Relay for Life is mentioned.



May 3

Dresden Cemetery Association Annual Meeting will be held with a Memorial Service at 11 a.m., covered Lunch at noon, and a Business Meeting to follow at 1 p.m. Donations can be sent to Dresden Cemetery Assoc. Inc., P O Box 67, Blooming Grove, TX 76626.  For periodic updates “like” Dresden Cemetery on “Facebook”. 



When Are We Going Home Ministry and Break N Free Camp presents the Riding High Horsemanship Program to be held at 4719 NE CR 1040 in Rice. Call for directions and to RSVP to (903) 422-6120 (to get an accurate count). This event is free and open to all medically challenged, special needs and disabled children and foster children and their immediate siblings up to the age of 21. Lunch will be provided, just bring lawn chairs, yourself and your family. A handicapped ramp is available, as well as side/front walkers, and a playground. The event will include riding, saddling, safety, feeding and care of horses, and a short devotion.



The City of Richland will hold a Debt Free Festival from 4 to 8 p.m. at 103 W. Main St., Richland,  Sam's Restaurant will be catering the event.  Stan Lawhon and his band will be performing.  Tickets purchased in advance 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Civic Center in Richland.  Contact Sharon (903)362-3707.



Pickett Riding Club is ready to ride. Want some great family friendly fun for the whole crew? Come out to the Streetman arena on FM 416 and join us. Show starts at 11 a.m. Events are Cloverleaf Barrels, Straightaway Barrels, Poles, Speed, Flag, Potato and Keyhole. Exhibitions are $3, events are $5, and there is a $25 membership per family if you would like to join Pickett Riding Club. Age groups will be 6 and under, 7-9, 10-12, 13-17, and 18 and over. In case of spotty weather, call before you haul. For more information, please contact Chris Wirtz at (903) 879-5654 or Kim Williams at 903-467-6865.



Relay for Life team Collin Street Bakery I-45 location will hold a cake walk, face painting, bounce house, dunking booth, and silent auction from 11 a.m. To 3 p.m. For more information contact Christie Driskell at (903) 229-7433 or if you would like to set up to raise funds for your team too.



May 6

The Oak Valley Crime Watch will next be held Tuesday, May 6th at 6:30 p.m. at our Oak Valley Community Center. Each month we ask you bring your favorite dish and a friend/neighbor. As usual our Sheriff's Deputy will give our monthly crime report. Please come with an open heart and empty stomach. I hope to see you all there, everyone is always welcome.



May 10

Oakwood Odyssey, presented by the Navarro County Genealogical Society and Liz Gillespie Genealogy Department, is a walking tour of a section of the old historic Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana. You will be guided by volunteers who will lead you down the path to meet past residents of our city who left their mark on our town, county and state. Tickets are $10 each. Call (903) 654-4808 to get your tour booked now. First come first serve. Tours will begin at 5:30 p.m., with the last tour starting at 8:30 p.m. Wear walking shoes for comfort.



The City of Richland will hold an election on Saturday, May 10 at the Civic Center, 103 W. Main, Richland from 7 a.m. To 7 p.m. To elect a Mayor and two council members. Early voting will take place April 28 and May 5 from 7 a.m. To 7 p.m., and April 29 through May 2 from 9 a.m. To 2 p.m.



May 13

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, May 13, 2014 at the Sirloin Stockade, 2508 W. 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.



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.



American Cancer Society Relay for Life will be held from 2 to 10 p.m. at Mildred High School’s Asby Field.



Pickett Riding Club is ready to ride. Want some great family friendly fun for the whole crew? Come out to the Streetman arena on FM 416 and join us. Show starts at 11 a.m. Events are Cloverleaf Barrels, Straightaway Barrels, Poles, Speed, Flag, Potato and Keyhole. Exhibitions are $3, events are $5, and there is a $25 membership per family if you would like to join Pickett Riding Club. Age groups will be 6 and under, 7-9, 10-12, 13-17, and 18 and over. In case of spotty weather, call before you haul. For more information, please contact Chris Wirtz at (903) 879-5654 or Kim Williams at 903-467-6865.



May 20

The Navarro County Republican Women invite you to join us at the Republican Headquarters, 111-B West Third Ave, to hear a program by The Honorable Amanda Putman, County Court at Law Judge.  Social time and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m. followed by the meeting and program beginning promptly at noon. Make your lunch reservations by contacting Margarita Patterson at 903-874-8785 or arcepark@peoplepc.com. Lunch is $7 at the door.  



May 22

The 10th Annual VOICE Spring Night Out will be held at 5:45 p.m. at The Cook Center. This event takes the place of the annual spring luncheon to celebrate the 10th year. Guests will be entertained by Suzie Humphreys and will selection of evening meal choices. Tables are $410 for 6 guests or individual tickets are $50. Call or email Gina Dieterichs at VOICE for more information 903-872-0180 or gdieterichs@voiceinc.org.

    Corsicana Newcomers' Club will host Jean O'Connor of Angels of Corsicana at our monthly meeting at the Kinsloe House at 11 am.  Jean will share with us all the wonderful outreach and support  this group has shown our troops for the past 10 years.  You don't want to miss this meeting.  Call Marge Oslick at 903-872-3508 for more information or reservations.



May 24

The Navarro County NAACP Branch 6209 has scheduled the Ross Breast Center Mammography Mobile Unit from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The mobile unit will be in front of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center, 1114 E. Sixth Ave., Corsicana. Please call Barbara Kelley at (903) 872-7973 to schedule an appointment.

June 7

Pickett Riding Club is ready to ride. Want some great family friendly fun for the whole crew? Come out to the Streetman arena on FM 416 and join us. Show starts at 11 a.m. Events are Cloverleaf Barrels, Straightaway Barrels, Poles, Speed, Flag, Potato and Keyhole. Exhibitions are $3, events are $5, and there is a $25 membership per family if you would like to join Pickett Riding Club. Age groups will be 6 and under, 7-9, 10-12, 13-17, and 18 and over. In case of spotty weather, call before you haul. For more information, please contact Chris Wirtz at (903) 879-5654 or Kim Williams at 903-467-6865.



June 21

When Are We Going Home Ministry and Break N Free Camp presents the Riding High Horsemanship Program to be held at 4719 NE CR 1040 in Rice. Call for directions and to RSVP to (903) 422-6120 (to get an accurate count). This event is free and open to all medically challenged, special needs and disabled children and foster children and their immediate siblings up to the age of 21. Lunch will be provided, just bring lawn chairs, yourself and your family. A handicapped ramp is available, as well as side/front walkers, and a playground. The event will include riding, saddling, safety, feeding and care of horses, and a short devotion.



June 28

Pickett Riding Club is ready to ride. Want some great family friendly fun for the whole crew? Come out to the Streetman arena on FM 416 and join us. Show starts at 11 a.m. Events are Cloverleaf Barrels, Straightaway Barrels, Poles, Speed, Flag, Potato and Keyhole. Exhibitions are $3, events are $5, and there is a $25 membership per family if you would like to join Pickett Riding Club. Age groups will be 6 and under, 7-9, 10-12, 13-17, and 18 and over. In case of spotty weather, call before you haul. For more information, please contact Chris Wirtz at (903) 879-5654 or Kim Williams at 903-467-6865.