Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

January 16, 2014

Local Beat 1/17/14

From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun

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

Jan. 18

Corsicana Vendors Day will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Remington Roadhouse, 122 W. Third Ave. Please make note of the change in venue from the Pegasus Ballroom, moved to The Remington.



Immaculate Conception Church is having a chili supper, chili dog and Bingo night at 7 p.m. in the gym. The price for dinner and 10 games of Bingo is $20. Extra cards are $1 per game. Prizes for each game are worth $25 and up. Your generosity will benefit CRHP retreats. This event is for all ages, kids and families welcome.



Jan. 19

A retirement celebration will be held for Jim Revill, Frost ISD Superintendent, at 2 p.m .in the Frost Performing Arts Center. All are invited.



Jan. 20

The Navarro County NAACP Unit 6209 is holding a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Rally and March at 10 a.m., and an oratory contest at noon. The march will go from Bunert Park to the MLK Center. Morris Johnson, educator and former student of G.W. Jackson High School, will be the guest speaker for the rally. There will be prizes awarded for first, second and third place in the “I Have a Dream” oratory contest. Special musical performances are also planned. To learn about information/educational booth opportunities at the MLK Center, contact Mrs. Elmeree Burrell at 903-874-2821.



The Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance invites the public to join in celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 6 p.m. at the Second Mission Baptist Church, 909 S. Fifth St., where Pastor Larry L. Polk Sr. serves as host. “Keep the Dream Alive — A Day On, and Not a Day Off” will be the message brought by Pastor Alfred Cox Jr. of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Great gospel choirs, praise dancing and more will complete the service to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.



Corsicana Art League will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at the Senior Activity Center, 919 W. Park Ave. The program for this month will have a live model to draw, sketch or paint.



Jan. 21

Jose Antonio Navarro Chapter, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, is scheduled to meet at 2 p.m. in the Nancy Roberts Civic Room at the Corsicana Public Library. The program will be regarding Lamar Heroes Day.



An ALZ Support Group will be held at Sterling House Assisted Living, 3329 W. Seventh Ave. The class will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Snacks will be provided.



Jan. 22

The Kinsloe House Young People Committee will host a group of students from Mildred ISD presenting some of their 1-Act Play performances. Meeting is at noon. Reservations and cancellations must be made by noon Monday, Jan. 20 by calling 903-874-5791 or emailing thekinsloehouse@yahoo.com.



Thomas Meredith Chapter, Colonial Dames XVII Century, will meet at noon at the Kinsloe House to attend the program to be presented by Mildred ISD Drama students.



Jan. 23

The Corsicana Newcomers' Club will hold it's annual Installation of Officers meeting at the Kinsloe House at 11 a.m. Call Marge Oslick at 903-872-3508 for more information or to make a reservation.



Navarro County AARP Chapter 4653 will meet at 2 p.m. at Northwest Apartments community room, 1360 N. 13th St., Corsicana. Visitors are always welcomed. President Nora Thomas urges all members to attend, bring a covered dish and a door prize. Drinks will be provided. For more information call (903) 396-2765.



Jan. 24

Navarro Regional Hospital’s Senior Circle presents “Behind the Scenes” with David King M.D. is at 11 a.m. in the hospital classrooms. Dr. King will explain the role of a pathologist. For reservations and more information, contact Connie Beal at 903-654-6892 or email connie_beal@chs.net.



Jan. 25

Training for VITA volunteers (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at Navarro College. VITA site opens Jan. 28 through April 15. Volunteers would act as tax preparers for qualifying low income and elderly individuals. Shifts to work the VITA site are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 5 p.m. or 5 to 7 p.m.



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.



The G.W. Jackson Multicultural Society presents A Gospel Extravaganza at 6:30 p.m. at the IOOF Event Center, 601 N. 45th St. Performers will include Timothy Curry of Austin, joined by The Gospel Five, Navarro College Chosen Ministries, Straightations, Lifeline Church Praise Dancers, and Amy Roberts and the Unified Worship Group. This Gospel Extravaganza will commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and raise funds to be used toward the construction of the G.W. Jackson Multicultural Society building. Tickets are $15 per person or two for $25. For more information, please call (903) 641-6607 or contact E. Burrell at (903) 874-2821.



Jan. 27

The Emhouse Community Center will meet at 6 p.m. with a membership drive. We welcome each person to come and join. Please bring a covered dish and come have a great fellowship.



Jan. 28

The Navarro County Republican Women will host their first meeting of the new year with a social time and lunch begin at 11:30. The meeting and program will begin promptly at noon at the Republican Headquarters, 111-B West Third Avenue. Guest speaker will be Karen Watson, author of the book “Being Black and Republican in the Age of Obama.” Make your lunch reservations by contacting Sue Ferguson at 903-641-0357. Lunch is $7 at the door.  



Jan. 29

Navarro Regional Hospital is hosting a free smoking cessation presentation by the American Lung Association on Jan. 29 at 1 p.m. in the classrooms at the hospital. This hour-long program is open to the community. Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to Anna Paul at anna.paul@navarrohospital.com or call 903-654-6870.  



Jan. 30-31 Feb. 1-2, 4, 6-7-8

The Warehouse Living Arts Center will open the 43rd consecutive season with “Moonlight and Magnolias” by Ron Hutchison on Thursday, Jan. 30. The cast features Mark Bedgood, Brad Cook, Marissa Hoskins Dobbs and Frank Means. Other performance dates are Jan. 31, Feb. 1-2, 4, 6-7-8. Evening show starts at 7:30 p.m.; the matinee on Feb. 2 starts at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the theatre box office at 119 West 6th Avenue in downtown Corsicana across from the post office. Call 903-872-5421 or purchase online at www.warehouselivingartscenter.com.



Feb. 1

 Cars of Navarro County will host its season kickoff car show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Exxon Tiger Tote on West Highway 31 at 45th Street. Entry fee is $10 with 17 awards to be presented. Proceeds will go to the Wounded Warrior Project. For more information call 214-418-5775.



Feb. 4

Oak Valley Crime Watch will meet at 6 p.m. at the Oak Valley Community Center. Guest speaker will be Bobby Vickery, who is running for Texas State Representative District 8. Please bring your favorite covered dish and a friend/neighbor. Everyone is welcome.



Navarro Regional Hospital’s Senior Circle will host a Carter Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the hospital classrooms. For reservations and more information, contact Connie Beal at 903-654-6892 or email connie_beal@chs.net



Feb. 5

American Legion Auxiliary meet at 6 p.m. instead of 7 p.m. All members are urged to attend as there are some important business items that must be discussed and decisions made on upcoming projects. Visitors are always welcome.



Feb. 6

Blooming Grove Crime Watch will meet at 7 p.m. at the Blooming Grove Historical Society Building. Guest speaker will be Navarro County Sheriff Elmer Tanner. Light refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome to attend.



Feb. 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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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 with some wonderful people. For reservations and more information contact Connie Beal at (903) 654-6892 or email connie_beal@chs.net.



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.