Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

October 7, 2012

Local Beat 10/8/12

From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun

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

Oct. 8

The Republican Party Of Navarro County will hold its next Executive Committee Meeting on Monday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. at Republican Headquarters, 111-B West Third Avenue, in downtown Corsicana. State Sen. Brian Birdwell and U.S. Rep. Joe Barton will be the guest speakers. The purpose of the meeting is to unify the local party behind our Republican candidates and to push the Get-Out-The-Vote effort for the Nov. 6 General Election. A social time from 6:30 to 7 p.m. will be held, saluting elected officials, hosted by the Navarro County Republican Women. All registered voters are welcome to attend. For more information, reference the website www.navgop.com.

Woodmen of the World Lodge 5 will have its meeting at 6 p.m. in the Lodge Hall at 200 Oak Lawn.  All members, their families and guests are cordially invited.



Oct. 9

Navarro Regional Hospital will hold a Diabetes Prevention Workshop once monthly for people with pre-diabetes or at risk for diabetes. These classese will be held on the second Tuesday of each month from 5 to 7 p.m. The Diabetes Self-Management Comprehensive Program is an ongoing class for patients diagnosed with diabetes. Please call (903) 654-4556 for further information or to register for either of these classes.



Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1009 will meet at 7 p.m. 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.



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.



NARFE, National Association  of Active and Retired Federal Employees will hold its monthly meeting at Ryans Grill and Buffet in Waxahachie 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The program will be information concerning the upcoming Health Insurance "open season." Blue Cross/Blue Shield Texas personnel will be present. For information in Corsicana call (903) 874-3092, in Ennis call (214) 949-6197, Waxahachie call (469) 939-8102 or in Midlothian call (972) 268-5793.



Oct. 10

James Blair Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 at 3 p.m. at the Kinsloe House. Chapter Regent Jan Warren will provide a report about the Fall Forumn guidance for the new year of service. Hostesses for the meeting will be Ellen Adair, Gelene Simpson and Cynthia White.



Kinsloe House will present an interesting program for members on Oct. 10, 2012 at 12 noon.  The program will be Kay McConaughey. She recently had a small role on the movie “Bernie,” based on a true story in Carthage, Texas. Her son, Matthew, played a major role in the movie. She will share her experiences making this movie. She has written a book that will be available for purchase at this event. Hostesses for this program will be Margaret Thomas, Beverly White, Jan Moore, Pat Howell, Marsha Damero, Joyce Morris, and Carolyn French.  Reservations and cancellations should be made by calling Kinsloe House at (903) 874-5791 no later than noon Monday, Oct.8.



Oct. 12

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 presented by Dr. Trena Weidmann, pharmacist. All former school employees are invited to attend.



Oct. 12-14

Pelham Community Homecoming will celebrate its 55th annual Oct. 12-14. Friday night, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. will be a worship service with Rev. Charles Kelly as the master of ceremonies at the Wesley United Methodist Church, and Rev. Earnest Sample Sr. of West as speaker. On Saturday, Oct. 13, from 2 to 6 p.m. will be Pelham “Fun and Frolic.” Family and friends will enjoy activities at the Pelham Community History Museum. Bring your lawn chairs, Museum will be open for tours. The celebration will culminate on Sunday with homecoming worship services at 10:45 a.m. at the Wesley United Methodist Church, Rev. Elgin Taylor, President Emeritus of Christians in Action International of Dallas speaking. Dinner will be served following services at the Pelham Community Center.



Oct. 13

A Pancake Breakfast Benefit for Jordan Dechaume, the 10-year-old Blooming Grove fifth grader recently diagnosed with leukemia will be held from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. The Pancake Breakfast will be held at the Blooming Grove Volunteer Fire Department , and all donations will be accepted. This is sponsored by the Blooming Grove VFD.



Taste of Home tickets are now available at the Corsicana Daily Sun. This special event will be held at the Corsicana High School auditorium on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. Food, fun and prizes begins at 1 p.m. with a variety of vendor booths and the cooking show begins at 4:30 p.m. VIP tickets are $35 each and includes a special meet and greet before the show with culinary specialist Jamie Dunn. Reserved seating tickets are $20 and general admission are $12. Over 800 were in attendance at our last Taste of Home show in the fall of 2009. If you would like to kick off the season with a vendor booth, call for more information. Contact Karen Davis at (903) 872-3931.



Richland's First Semi-Annual Craft and Vendor Fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Richland Civic Center, 103 W. Main St.  Arts, crafts, crochet hats and items, digital postcards, VHS to DVD, health and wellness products, baked goods, bling, hairbows, jewelry, monogrammed bags, totes and purses, Velata fondue and Scentsy products. Contact Leigh Tidwell 972-979-9731 ltidwell @email.com for more information.



The Navarro College Adult Education Program offers free ESL and GED Classes in Ellis County.  Interested students under 18 years old need to contact the Navarro College Adult Education office at (903) 875-7464.  Interested students 18 years old or older need to attend the registration workshop on Saturday, Oct. 6, at Navarro College-Mexia, Room 101 or Saturday, Oct. 13, at Navarro College-Corsicana, Bain Center Room 400.  Workshop will start promptly at 10 a.m.  For more information please contact the Navarro College Adult Education Program at (903) 875-7464 or 1-800-NAVARRO ext. 7464



Barry-Emhouse Lord’s Acre will be held at the Fannie Mae Vernon Room at the Exposition Center starting with the Country Store and a Sweet Shop at 10:30 a.m. Lunch will be served starting at 11:30 a.m. and will consist of turkey and dressing with all the trimmings, and homemade pies.



“Fool’s Paradise” a Corsicana/Navarro County Chamber of Commerce casino night Jimmy Buffet style will take place from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Corsicana Country Club. Admission is $45. The raffle prize is an iPad. For more information, call (903) 874-4731.



St. Elmo Cemetery Association (in Winkler, St. Elmo) will hold its annual hot dog sale and auction at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of New Hope Baptist Church. Everyone is invited, and all proceeds go toward maintenance of the cemetery. For more information, please call (903) 599-2462 or (903) 599-6862.



Oct. 19-20

Kerens Cotton Harvest Festival will be held in downtown Kerens, complete with the Cotton Row Run 1K/5K Walk/Run, vendor booths, hot air balloons, food, music, crafts, lots of fun events for the whole family.



Oct. 19

Hamilton-Beeman Memorial Association will hold its annual meeting at 11 a.m. at Retreat City Hall. Pertinent business as relates to the cemetery will be discussed. There will be a memorial remembrance of all those who passed away this year and are buried at the cemetery. A pot luck luncheon will follow the business meeting. Everyone is welcome, and those who have family buried at Hamilton-Beeman cemetery are especially encouraged to attend. For further information you may call the cemetery office at (903) 874-8022 or (903) 874-5934.



Oct. 20

Cotton Row Run, the 1K and 5K Fun Run/Walk sponsored by the Kerens Ex Students Association will kick off with registration at 7 a.m., then a 8 a.m. start. It will be followed by a Pancake Breakfast at the KESA Building, all which benefits the KESA Scholarship Fund. For more information, call (903) 654-8138, or visit www.kerens.com, or email CottonRowRunKerensTex@gmail.com. There will be food, arts and crafts, entertainment, live music and more all day at the Kerens Cotton Harvest Festival, with a street dance at 7 p.m. that night, featuring Ira Bradford and Bustin’ Loose.



When Are We Going Home Ministry’s Riding High Horsemanship program will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Break N Free camp at 4719 NE CR 1040 in Rice. This is a free riding program for medically challenged, disabled and special needs children 0-21 and their immediate siblings. Lunch is included. Volunteers are available for front and side walking as well as a ramp for wheelchairs. Please RSVP for lunch to wawahn@gmail.com.



Oct. 25

Boys and Girls Club of Navarro County will hold a 2012 Fall Festival from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club, 1000 East G.W. Jackson Ave., Corsicana. Parents with children ages 6 and older are encouraged to attend. There will be free food giveaways, games, raffle items, face painting and much more. For more information or to volunteer please contact (903) 872-9231.



Through Oct. 26

The 32nd Annual Piecemakers’ Quilt Show will take place at the Warehouse Living Arts Center, 119 W. Sixth Ave. Admission is free. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. A quilt will be raffled off as part of the annual show. For more information, call Nancy Sloan at (903) 345-6061.



Oct. 27

When Are We Going Home Ministry will hold its annual concert with Cheryl Dunn appearing at the New Beginnings Family Fellowship in Blooming Grove at 5:30 p.m.



Oct. 30

The Navarro County Republican Women welcome Rafael Cruz, Father of Ted Cruz, as the special Guest Speaker on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at The Remington, 122 West Third Avenue, Corsicana.  Social hour begins at 11:30 a.m. Lunch and meeting 12 Noon to 1 p.m.  Everyone is invited.  No RSVP is necessary. Lunch is $7 at the door. Mr. Cruz spoke at the U.S. Senate Forum held by the Navarro County Republican Women in April 2012, and he is a powerful and inspirational speaker. We will also be discussing this most important election season and how we can participate.  We must all vote and help encourage others to vote!!



Oct. 31

The Kerens Ex-Students Association (KESA) will host a Halloween Movie Night for youngsters 12 and under from 6 to 8 p.m.



Nov. 10

When Are We Going Home Ministry’s Riding High Horsemanship program will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Break N Free camp at 4719 NE CR 1040 in Rice. This is a free riding program for medically challenged, disabled and special needs children 0-21 and their immediate siblings. Lunch is included. Volunteers are available for front and side walking as well as a ramp for wheelchairs. Please RSVP for lunch to wawahn@gmail.com.



Nov. 13

Navarro Regional Hospital will hold a Diabetes Prevention Workshop once monthly for people with pre-diabetes or at risk for diabetes. These classese will be held on the second Tuesday of each month from 5 to 7 p.m. The Diabetes Self-Management Comprehensive Program is an ongoing class for patients diagnosed with diabetes. Please call (903) 654-4556 for further information or to register for either of these classes.



Dec. 1

Authors of "Out of Our Minds," an anthology of the North Texas  Professional Writers Association, edited by local writer Janet Jacobs, will be signing copies of their book from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Hasting's in Waxahachie, 791 North Highway 77.



Dec. 11

Navarro Regional Hospital will hold a Diabetes Prevention Workshop once monthly for people with pre-diabetes or at risk for diabetes. These classese will be held on the second Tuesday of each month from 5 to 7 p.m. The Diabetes Self-Management Comprehensive Program is an ongoing class for patients diagnosed with diabetes. Please call (903) 654-4556 for further information or to register for either of these classes.