Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

October 1, 2013

Local Beat 10/02/13

From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun

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

Oct. 2

Eureka Crime Watch will hold its regular monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. at the Eureka United Methodist Church. Special guest will be Dick Martin, Precinct 2 County Commissioner. The public is invited for this informative meeting and the fellowship which follows. Refreshments will be served.



The Kinsloe House  will present an interesting and entertaining program by one of its members, Mary Lou McKie, who will discuss Vanderbilt family memorabilia. Mary Lou was married to Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jr.  Join us as she shares memorabilia and experiences as a member of the Vanderbilt family. Members don’t want to miss the chance to hear about the Vanderbilts and see some of the gorgeous jewelry and other items Mary Lou will exhibit. Please make your reservations or cancellations by 12 noon Sept. 30, 2013 by calling Kinsloe House at (903) 874-5791 or send an email to kinsloehouse@yahoo.com.                                                                                                                           

 

Oct. 3

The American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 22, 632 N. Beaton St., will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the post. All members and prospective members are invited to attend.  For further information call (903) 874-39368 after 2 p.m. or Like us on Facebook (American Legion Post 22 Johnson-Wiggins).  And Check out our Web Site at www.americanlegionpost22johnson-wiggins.com.



The Blooming Grove Crime Watch will meet at 7 p.m. at the Blooming Grove Historical Society Building, across from city hall. County Commissioner James Olsen will be the guest speaker. Everyone is welcome.



Navarro College Ability Awareness Club will recognize Ability Awareness Day with an informative session from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside of the Gooch One Stop Student Center on the clock tower side with free food, information and interaction. From 6 to 8 p.m. at the Special Events Center there will be UTA Moving Mavs wheelchair basketball. An art exhibit at the Cook Center will wrap up today from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. which features art done by disabled artists. The mid-day event will have representatives from Turning Point, a non-profit 501(c)(3) with 34 years experience providing free adapted outdoor recreational activities; United Access, an industry-leading provider of wheelchair accessible vehicles, driving systems, mobility seats, handicap lifts, etc.; DARS, MHMR, Mosaic and more. For more information contact Amy Dojahn at amy.dojahn@navarrocollege.edu or (903) 875-7377.



Oct. 3-5

Smith with Brackens Youth Foundation invites PRCA Rodeo back to Fairfield at the Moody Fairgrounds Arena. For sponsorship/vendor opportunities contact swbrodeo@gmail.com or (254) 485-1821.



Oct. 4-5

Third Annual Habitat for Humanity Eat & Skeet will be held at Upland Bird Country.  Friday night steak dinner with beer, wine and live music at 6:30 p.m., tickets $40/person. Saturday shooting, registration at 7 a.m., breakfast and lunch served.  $200/two man team with great prizes for winners. If you are not a shooter, please help by sponsoring a peace officer team for $200.  Information at Habitat office (903) 872-6690 or Liz Kingman (903) 874-5136.



Oct. 5

The inaugural Community Expo and Taste of Navarro County will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cook Center, 3100 W. Seventh Ave., Corsicana. Admission is free. Twelve restaurants serving up free samples, along with more than 50 vendors offering things to buy, information, and gifts. The Expo is a chance to learn about small businesses right here in Navarro County, as well as to try some delicious items from local chefs.



The American Legion, Post 22, 632 N. Beaton St., will hold its monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. at the post. All members and prospective members are invited to attend.  For further information call (903) 874-39368 after 2 p.m. or Like us on Facebook (American Legion Post 22 Johnson-Wiggins). And Check out our Web Site at www.americanlegionpost22johnson-wiggins.com.



Oct. 6

The Kinsloe House hosts the October first Sunday luncheon at Kinsloe House on Oct. 6, 2013. The luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the usual time.  The luncheon will consist of a Caesar salad, chicken with marsala and mushroom sauce over angel hair pasta or Pork Loin with a glaze on it.  Vegetables will be corn casserole and glazed carrots. Desserts will be your choice of pumpkin roll or a wonderful, unusual chocolate cake. There will also be a sugar free dessert, if desired. Reservations must be made  by 12 noon, Friday, Oct. 4 by calling the Kinsloe House at (903) 874-5791, giving your choices of menu and time of reservation or email your reservation and choices to kinsloehouse@yahoo.com.



Oct. 8

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1009 will meet at 7 p.m. at the Sirloin Stockade, 2508 West 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. We welcome any Veteran as an associate member who served honorably who does not meet the above criteria.



The National Association of Active/Retired Federal Employees, NARFE, Chapter 1191, will hold its monthly meeting at the Ryan's Buffet restaurant in Waxahachie from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For membership information in Corsicana call 903-874-3092.



Oct. 9

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.



The Kinsloe House Style Show committee headed by Carol Langham will present the Fall Style Show at 12 noon Wednesday, Oct. 9. This show is always one of the highlights of the Fall programs at Kinsloe House. The theme this year is “Fall Fashion is Glowing at Shops in Corsicana.” Participating dress shops are Uniquely Yours, Cassady’s Boutique, and Canterbury Couture. Make your reservations early since this program is especially popular. Please call (903) 874-5791 to make reservatinos by 12 noon Oct. 7. Or email your reservation to kinsloehouse@yahoo.com.



The James Blair Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will meet at the Kinsloe house at 3 p.m. The program will be the Fall Forum presented by Regent Jan Warren. Hostesses for the meeting will be Ellen Adair and Gelene Simpson.



Oct. 10

The Republican Party of Navarro County announces their Republican “Keep Navarro Red” dinner to be held at I.O.O.F. Event Center at 6 p.m. George P. Bush, candidate for Texas Land Commissioner, will be the special guest speaker. Nick Adams, author of the book ‘America: The Greatest Good.’ will provide the introduction. Special music will be sung by Bella Voce. Live and Silent Auctions will be held, featuring items such as spa gift certificates, stadium tours, helicopter hunt, and dinners with our local elected officials. Advanced reservations are required at $50 each, and checks should be made payable to Republican Party Of Navarro County. All proceeds will go toward supporting the local Republican Party candidates and will stay in Navarro County. For reservations, please contact Burt Ferguson at (903) 641-0357 or email at bwf@tfcsscpas.com. For more information, reference the website www.navgop.com.  



Humane Society of Navarro County will hold a membership appreciation event with hot dogs, beverages, chips and dessert at Fullerton Garrity Park on Oct. 10th at 6 p.m.  Our members and friends are invited to bring their vaccinated, well socialized dogs (on leash) and share in a fun evening to say thank you to our wonderful supporters.  We'll have a quick update, introduce our newest board members, present several awards and have a lot of fun.  Mutts and Strays will sport cute bandanas placed on them by HSNC board members as families arrive.



Oct. 11

Senior Olympics will be held at the IOOF park in Corsicana from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Events include fishing tournament, dominoes, horseshoes, live band and picnic. Facilities participating are Twilight Home, Sterling House, Heritage Oaks West and Retirement Village, Country Meadows and Trisun. Sponsors for the event include many local organizations and businesses.  



The Navarro County Retired Teachers will meet at 9:45 a.m. at Northwest Apartments Community, Center, 1360 Northwest Ave. The program will be presented by Lowell Thompson, Navarro County District Attorney. All former school employees are invited to attend.



Oct. 12

The Third Annual Richland Craft and Vendor Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Civic Center at 103 West Main in Richland. All interested vendors should contact Leigh Tidwell at 972-979-9731, or by email at ltidwell74@hotmail.com



When Are We Going Home Ministry will hold its 10th Annual Cheryl Dunn Concert, an award ceremony and trail ride fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The trail ride will include short trails, a scavenger hunt, flag course and lunch for a donation to help build the Break N Free Camp. The events are free to all medically challenged, special needs, disabled children and their immediate siblings up to age 21. A handicapped ramp is available, as well as side/front walkers. A RSVP is required to reserve a trophy for each child with special needs and for a lunch pass. The event will be held at the Break N Free Camp at 4719 NE CR 1040, Rice. Please call for directions and to RSVP to (903) 422-6120.



Pelham Homecoming Parade will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on FM 744 in Pelham. The public is invited to come see the Homecoming Parade, and join the community of Pelham for a fun-filled Saturday with King, Queen, food and entertainment. This historical community has so much richness to offer. Come out and experience this great event in Pelham. Sponsored by Brown Chapel AMEC (Pastor Kea). To participate in the parade, please contact Ted Brackens at (469) 583-2520; Rev. Rosa Kea at (254) 535-7258; or Deborah Douglas at (903) 641-9702.



Hangar Dance and Dinner will be held at Corsicana Municipal Airport. Museum Fundraiser to be held Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. Hangar Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Catered Barbecue Dinner served from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Music by the Corsicana Swing Orchestra with Master of Ceremonies Sissy Perry. Ticket prices are $22/person advance purchase until Oct 5, after Oct. 5 tickets are $25/person. For info and ticket purchase please call (903) 654-4847 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., or come by Corsicana Municipal Airport.



Oct. 18

Around the World in 80 Bites will be held in the Corsicana High School Commons from 5:30 to 7 p.m. All proceeds benefit the CHS Junior/Senior Prom. Tickets may be purchase from any CHS Junior, or you may contact Misty Fletes at mfletes@cisd.org. Tickets are $5 per person.



Oct. 19

Cotton Row Run will take place in conjunction with the Kerens Cotton Harvest Festival beginning with registration at 7 a.m., and shotgun start at 8 a.m. The race will begin and end near the rear entrance of the Kerens Alumni Center. Proceeds from this 5K Fun Run/Walk will go to the Kerens Ex-Students Association. Participants and sponsors are needed. There are several levels of sponsorship. This race is open to all ages, both genders. Awards will be given at 9:15 a.m. on Main Street near the Alumni Center. For more information or to register, call (903) 654-8138, visit them on Facebook at Kerens Cotton Row Run, or email CottonRowRunKerensTex@gmail.com.



Blooming Grove Ex-Students Association will hold a visitation at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 19 in the Doc Garrison City Park in conjuction with homecoming festivities.  Catch up with old friends and reminisce about the old days. The City Council will provide coffee and cookies at The Lions Den (downtown Blooming Grove). The Blooming Grove Historical Society will be open that day from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. There will be a barbeque sandwich lunch at the Blooming Grove High School cafeteria at 11:30 a.m. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the high school auditorium. The program for the Blooming Grove Ex-Student Association will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Classes honored in the program will be 1953, 1963, 1973 and 1988. For more information contact Jane Armstrong at (903) 695-2226.



Oct. 26

The American Legion Post 22, 632 N. Beaton St., will host Karaoke Night with Country Sue from 8 p.m. to midnight. Come on out, sing  and have a wonderful time with your friends and family. For further information call (903) 874-3936 after 2 p.m. or Like us on Facebook (American Legion Post 22 Johnson-Wiggins). And Check out our Web Site at www.americanlegionpost22johnson-wiggins.com.



The Corsicana Newcomer's Club will hold it's annual fundraising event at 6 p.m. at the Corsicana Country Club.  You don't have to be a Newcomer to enjoy this fun event as the community is invited to come to this year's Blue Jeans, Boots & Bids auction, dinner and dance featuring music by Byron Haynie. Many wonderful live and silent auction items will help you get an early start on your Christmas shopping! Proceeds raised from this event go to support local community non-profit organizations. Tickets are $25 per person. For more information, to donate auction items or to make your reservations call Marge Oslick at (903) 872-3508.



Nov. 5

The Blooming Grove Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. in the museum at 201 S. Fordyce St. in Blooming Grove. Our speaker will be Elmer (Sonny) Boyd who is a retired detective with the Dallas Police Department and was involved in the investigation into the John F. Kennedy assassination on Nov. 22, 1963.  He will reflect on the 50 years that have passed and bring photographs to display.  All interested people are invited to attend.  For more information call (903) 673-2635 or (903) 695-2633.