Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

March 29, 2014

Local Beat for Sunday, March 30, 2014

From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana — March 30

“Teaching a New Dog Old Tricks,” a family-friendly comedy, will be performed at 2 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre on the second floor of the Albritton Administration Building on the Corsicana Campus of Navarro College. The performance is free and open to the public.



Kerens Veterans Memorial Groundbreaking will take place at 2 p.m. in Downtown Kerens, one block South of the KESA building. Refreshments to follow at KESA building. Everyone is invited.



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.



Southern Pacific Sunbeam Club invite you to join them at 11:30 a.m. at the Ennis IHOP for another day of food, fun and fellowship. The final touches will be put on the plans for the annual reunion to be held April 26. Mark your calendar and plan to be there when the whistle blows.



Oak Valley Crime Watch invites you to attend meetings, which are held the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Oak Valley Community Center. Everyone is welcome to join the April 1st meeting. Bring a friend, a neighbor or whomever you would like along with your favorite dish. We serve dinner pot luck style and talk about our community at large.



The annual board meeting of the Richland Cemetery Association will be held on April 1, 2014 at the Richland Civic Center. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and everyone is invited to attend.



Navarro County Cancer Survivor Support Group will hold its first meeting at 6 p.m. at the Corsicana Cancer Center, 306 Hospital Drive. All interested folks are welcome to attend.



The Blooming Grove Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. in the museum at 201 S. Fordyce in Blooming Grove. All interested people are invited to attend. For more information call 903-673-2635 or 903-695-2633.



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.



The American Legion Post 22, 632 N. Beaton St., will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at the post.  All members and prospective members are invited to attend. For further information call 903-874-3938 after 2 p.m.  Like us on Facebook (American Legion Post 22 Johnson-Wiggins). This is a one-time change due to the District 6 meetings at the Ennis American Legion post on April 5 and 6.



Eureka Crime Watch will hold its regular monthly meeting at the Eureka United Methodist Church at 1:30 p.m. Special guest will be Precinct 2 County Commissioner Dick Martin. Join your friends and neighbors for this update on county business. Refreshments will be served.



The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 22 will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Post on North Beaton Street. All members are urged to attend as there are important business items that must be discussed and decisions made on upcoming projects. Visitors are always welcome.



April 3

“Teaching a New Dog Old Tricks,” a family-friendly comedy, will be performed at 7 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre on the second floor of the Albritton Administration Building on the Corsicana Campus of Navarro College. The performance is free and open to the public.



Blooming Grove Crime Watch will meet at 7 p.m. at the Blooming Grove Historical Society building. Guest speaker will be Judge James Lagomarsino. Light refreshments will be served, and everyone is welcome to attend.



United Way of Navarro County is presenting a fundraising Style Show and Expo from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Cook Center at Navarro College. Tickets are $20 per person, or a VIP table of 8 is available for $250. The style show will feature fashions from several local merchants, and food samples will be provided from a variety of local restaurants. For tickets or more information, contact United Way of Navarro County at 903-874-5253.



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.



The Knights of Columbus will be serving up fried catfish, fresh and hot with all the trimmings, on Friday nights through April 11.  Serving starts at 5:30 p.m. in the J.L. Collins Catholic School cafeteria and continues until 8 p.m. Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and James L. Collins Catholic School are located at 3000 West Highway 22 in Corsicana. If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Sue Vernia at 903-874-4473 or email at svernia@iccorsicana.org.



The House of Refuge will hold its sixth annual benefit concert, Glorious Night of Praise at the First Baptist Church in Corsicana. The doors will open at 6:15 p.m. for a silent auction and concert will begin at 7 p.m. An offering will be taken but admission is free. Scheduled to perform are Taylor Parks and Byron Haynie, Billy Elias, Cross Timber, Shellie Buckley, The First Baptist Church Worship Team, and Dave and Sheryl Walser. Emcees will be Duane and Davis Nutt this year. For more information call (903) 874-3421.



April 6

“Teaching a New Dog Old Tricks,” a family-friendly comedy, will be performed at 2 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre on the second floor of the Albritton Administration Building on the Corsicana Campus of Navarro College. The performance is free and open to the public.



April 7

Piecemakers’ Quilt Guild of Corsicana will meet at 9:30 a.m. for fellowship and refreshments. Business meeting starts at 10 a.m. The April meeting will be led by Nancy Kemp. The guild will have a Quilts of Valor workshop. This workshop is devoted to making quilts for veterans who were wounded in war. Guild meetings are held at the Westhill Church of Christ. Visitors are welcome. Please join us and enjoy the knowledge, fellowship and fun. For questions or more information, call Judy Dulworth (972-825-6364).



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.



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. at the Sirloin Stockade, 2508 West 7th 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. Members and guest are invited to come early and eat and visit prior to the meeting.



National Active/Retired Federal Employees, (NARFE), Chapter 1191, will hold its monthly meeting at Ryan’s Steakhouse, 1400 North HWY 77, Waxahachie, Texas, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Rhodie Rawls, Executive Director of Court Appointed Special Advocates, (CASA) of Ellis County will be our guest speaker. CASA is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of abused and neglected children in Ellis County. For membership information contact the closest NARFE representative near to you, in Corsicana call 903-874-3092, in Ennis call 214-949-6197, in Waxahachie call 214-850-4783, in Red Oak call 412-722-3607, and in Midlothian call 972-268-5793.



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.



The Annual Author’s Luncheon sponsored by the Kerens Library and Kerens Pioneer Literary Club will be held at 12 noon at the KESA Building. Texas state historian Bill O’Neal will be the guest speaker, and will speak about the musical traditions of Texas. Tickets are $10. Contact Betty Partain at (903) 396-7337 for more information.



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.



The Knights of Columbus will be serving up fried catfish, fresh and hot with all the trimmings, on Friday nights through April 11.  Serving starts at 5:30 p.m. in the J.L. Collins Catholic School cafeteria and continues until 8 p.m. Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and James L. Collins Catholic School are located at 3000 West Highway 22 in Corsicana. If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Sue Vernia at 903-874-4473 or email at svernia@iccorsicana.org.



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.



April 17

The Hop Downtown – Annual event sponsored by our local businesses,  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 (2 – 4 x 6 photos for $15,) refreshments, and of course the star of the day… 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. Hop Headquarters is 101 N. Beaton in grassy area next to Chase Bank.



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. 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 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.



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.



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.



May 3

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.



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.



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.



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 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.