Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

October 21, 2012

Local Beat 10/22/12

From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun

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

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. 22

The Corsicana Art League will meet at 6 p.m. at the Senior Activity Center.  Judy Gilfert, an award winning artist from Arlington, will provide the program.  Everyone interested in the Arts is invited.  Light refreshments will be served.  For more info, call at (903) 519-9082.



Navarro Regional Hospital’s Senior Circle will host Lunch and Learn at 12 noon in the hospital classrooms. Dr. Thomas Sherriff will speak on “Depression — How do you know?” Depression is different than just being sad. You can’t simply “snap out of it” and if left untreated, it can last for months or years. PHI Air Medical will speak afterward on the Air Medical Insurance and what is involved. To register, contact Connie Beal at (903) 654-6892 or email at connie_beal@chs.net.



Emhouse Community Center meeting will be at 7 p.m. with a potluck supper. We have a new sign — if you want to see it, please come to the meeting and bring a dish!



Oct. 24

The Music Committee of Kinsloe House will present their program for the year. The program is featuring Ryan Payne with his special guest, Randy Blue. Randy and Ryan will be playing and singing their favorite country songs. Ryan and Randy have opened for such artists as Pat Green, Willie Nelson, Cory Morrow, Rhett Atkins, Roger Creager, Dub Miller, Daryl Dodd, David Allen Coe, Johnny Paycheck, Gary Stewart and Eddie Raven, just to name a few.

Members of the Music Committee are Pat Howell, Chairperson; with Bobbie Allen, Mable Foster, Carolyn French, Jera O’Neal, Vicki Payne, Margaret Thomas, and Christine Williams. Members are urged to wear their denim or dress casual and come prepared to enjoy some good toe-tapping country music. Reservations or cancellations must be made by noon on Oct. 22, 2012 by calling (903) 874-5791.



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.



Navarro County AARP Chapter 4653 will meet at 2 p.m. at Northwest Apartments community room, 1360 N. 13th Ave. The program will be presented by Trena Weidmann, R.Ph., owner of P&S Pharmacy. Nancy McAnally, Sue Sliger, Mellie Howard and Margaret Evans will provide refreshments. The club president, Nora Thomas, urges all members and guests to attend. For more information, call (903) 396-2765.



Oct. 26

The Navarro County Relay for Life team Sugar Rush for a Cure is back, and this time serving loaded baked potatoes or taco soup at Olé Foods from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more information, contact Amanda Spear or Lois Garrett at (903) 872-9300.



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.



The Chatanooga Reunion will be held at Mildred Baptist Church from 3 to 7 p.m. All former Chatanooga Glass employees are encouraged to attend. Any donations of auction items will be appreciated. No RSVP required, but there will be a catered dinner. For more information, call Richard Rash at (903) 874-3900.



The House of Refuge will be at Olé Foods displaying the quilts that are being raffled off on Dec. 17, 2012. The tickets are $10 each, and all proceeds go toward the operations of the House of Refuge. For more information call (903) 874-3421.



The Navarro County Relay for Life team Sugar Rush for a Cure will hold a bake sale at Olé Foods from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fall Bake Sale. For more information, call Amanda Spear or Lois Garrett at (903) 872-9300.



The Corsicana Newcomers' Club will celebrate its 25th Anniversary with a dinner/dance and auction at the Corsicana Country Club from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. This group welcomes all new Corsicana area residents to acquaint them with their neighbors and to foster an interest in the social and civic affairs of the community.  Boasting one of its largest memberships ever, this Club is raising funds to support community charities  and this event will top off our year. Everyone is invited to make a reservation and come bid on such fantastic items as a guided fishing trip, small kitchen appliances, a two-man bird shoot, hand-made quilts and a YMCA membership plus many other items!  Don your dancing shoes and Sunday best attire and join us for a fun-filled celebration. Tickets are $25 per person to enjoy a scrumptious buffet by Chef Leon and lively tunes by Todd Jones and the Groove Tones, not to mention supporting our community charities.  Call Marge Oslick at (903) 872-3508 for more information, to make a reservation or to donate an item for the auction!



First United Methodist Church, Wortham will have its Annual Fall Festival and Barbecue at 5 p.m. Barbecue is served from 5 to 7 p.m., and a quilt raffle will be held with $1 tickets, or six for $5. There will also be a cake auction.



Gospel Jubilee will be held at Martins Music Hall, 102 S. Beaton, with doors opening at 6 p.m. The show begins at 7 p.m. and tickets are $10 each. Featured artist is Bella Voce (beautiful voice), Janet, Joanna and Cathy, as well as Eternal River Band and Carolyn Cobb. The regularly featured Heavenly Highways Band comprised of Elias Lowe, Gary Poe, and Jody Thomas will appear as well.



VFW Post 3366 will have its regular,end of the month, Saturday night dance on October 27th. Heart of Texas Road Gang will be providing the best in country music. Dance will be from 8 p.m. to 12 midnight in the ballroom. There is no cover charge but donations will be accepted to help with band cost. Come out and enjoy good dance music!!



Union High Volunteer Fire Department, 6555 FM 638, Dawson, will hold a Fundraiser supper and auction beginning at 5:30 p.m. Chili, beans and dessert will be served, and all proceeds from the auction benefit the operation of the Union High VFD.



Oct 29

      The newly organized Silver Dems will meet at 5 p.m. at the Navarro Democratic Party HQ at 416A W. Third Street (1 blk W of Court House).  We will be socializing and munching from plates that you bring so be generous with the sweet treats and wear your best smile.  We will soon be approving by-laws and electing officers and committees so your leadership skills will be needed.  Come and join the party! The group’s main purpose is to discuss and protect issues important to folks over 50 years young and educate ourselves on benefits from the government and civilian organizations that are available and earned by senior citizens and veterans.

 

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. 1

American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 320 N.15th in Corsicana, Texas.



Nov. 3

Navarro County NAACP presents the Fifth Annual Freedom Fund Banquet, 1114 E. Sixth Ave., Corsicana at 7 p.m. at the MLK Center. The theme is “Your power, your vote, your decision.” Speaker will be Dr. Jamal Randy Allen Rasheed, Ph.D. The branch will also be honoring Mr. Leonard and Glynda Dixon, and two special families of the community. Tickets are $20. Dinner will be served.



Northland Communications is proud to present Movie Night on the Green at 6:30 p.m. There will be a showing of Madagascar 3 at Fullerton-Garrity Park Amphitheater, with free popcorn and drinks. Admission is free — simply bring friends and family, blanket or lawn chair, and canned food for the Food Pantry.



Nov. 6

The Southern Pacific Sunbeam Club will meet at IHOP in Ennis. This will be another day of food, fun and fellowship while plans are discussed for the upcoming holiday activities. The whistle will blow at 11:30 a.m. for all railroaders, both active and retired, for relatives and friends of railroaders, and those who love a train.



The Corsicana Rotary Club will celebrate election day with a reception from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at The Cook Center. All candidates are invited to the reception tent near the Air Force Fighter. The chili is from a winning contest recipe and the Rotarians will greet you with open arms.



Nov. 8

A one day Driver Safety Program will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Navarro Regional Hospital located at 3210 W. Highway 22 in Corsicana. The refresher course is designed for drivers 50 years of age and older, but is open to anyone. The cost of the course is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. All veterans and their spouses can take the course free. Attendees may qualify for reductions in auto-mobile insurance premiums for three years upon completion of the course. For more information call (903) 654-6892.



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.



The House of Refuge will be at Van’s Jewelers displaying the quilts that are being raffled off on Dec. 17, 2012. The tickets are $10 each, and all proceeds go toward the operations of the House of Refuge. For more information call (903) 874-3421.



Nov. 12

Woodmen of the World Lodge 5's Thanksgiving meeting will be at the Lone Star Room of the Kenneth Walker Dining Hall at Navarro College at 6 p.m.  You must RSVP for this catered meal, please call Trudy at (903) 874-7050 to give a head count by Nov. 5.  Don't be late.



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.



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.



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.



Nov. 17

Martin Luther King Jr. Center presents an Arts and Crafts Fair from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. It will feature jewelry, children’s storybooks, hats, purses, scarves, decorative T-shirts, clothing, canned goods, and much more. There will be food and drinks available. The MLK Center is located at 1114 E. Sixth Ave., please contact E. Burrell at (903) 874-2821 for an application or more information.



Nov. 26

The newly organized Silver Dems will meet at 5 p.m. at the Navarro Democratic Party HQ at 416A W. Third Street (1 blk W of Court House).  We will be socializing and munching from plates that you bring so be generous with the sweet treats and wear your best smile.  We will soon be approving by-laws and electing officers and committees so your leadership skills will be needed.  Come and join the party! The group’s main purpose is to discuss and protect issues important to folks over 50 years young and educate ourselves on benefits from the government and civilian organizations that are available and earned by senior citizens and veterans.



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.



Dec. 15

Martin Luther King Jr. Center presents an Arts and Crafts Fair from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. It will feature jewelry, children’s storybooks, hats, purses, scarves, decorative T-shirts, clothing, canned goods, and much more. There will be food and drinks available. The MLK Center is located at 1114 E. Sixth Ave., please contact E. Burrell at (903) 874-2821 for an application or more information.



Dec. 17

The newly organized Silver Dems will meet at 5 p.m. at the Navarro Democratic Party HQ at 416A W. Third Street (1 blk W of Court House).  We will be socializing and munching from plates that you bring so be generous with the sweet treats and wear your best smile.  We will soon be approving by-laws and electing officers and committees so your leadership skills will be needed.  Come and join the party! The group’s main purpose is to discuss and protect issues important to folks over 50 years young and educate ourselves on benefits from the government and civilian organizations that are available and earned by senior citizens and veterans.