Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

September 26, 2012

Local Beat


Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana — Sept. 27

The Corsicana Newcomers' Club will hold its monthly meeting at the Kinsloe House at 11 a.m. Tracy Watson will share the details of the cleaning and repair of the stained-glass windows in the First United Methodist Church. Call Marge Oslick at 903-872-3508 for more information and to make your confirmed reservation for lunch.



Workforce Solutions of North Central Texas located at 720 N. Beaton will hold a WorkInTexas.com Workshop from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (903) 874-8276.



The Corsicana Apartment Association will have its monthly meeting at the Kinsloe House beginning at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. The program will be Elizabeth Borstad and Debbie Martin with the City of Corsicana engineering department. They will be discussing updated flood maps for the City of Corsicana. Reservations need to be made by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25 by calling Larry Hutson at (903) 654-3653.



A presentation on home health services and pain management will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Cook Center Planetarium on the Navarro College campus. The event will include a free dinner. Dr. Adam Arredondo will be the keynote speaker. To RSVP, call Family Care of Texas at (903) 872-9400.



Navarro County AARP Chapter 4653 will meet at 2 p.m. at Northwest Apartments Community Room, 1360 N. 13th St. The program will be Bingo. Refreshments will be provided by Lois and Elbert Turner, Kay Ware and Lucian Jessie. President Nora Thomas reminds all members to attend and bring a door prize. For more information, call (903) 396-2765. Guests will be welcomed.



Sept. 28

Workforce Solutions of North Central Texas at 720 N. Beaton will hold a workshop titled “Fundamentals of MS Excel” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please call (903) 874-8276 to register for the class.



Navarro Regional Hospital’s Senior Circle will hold “Lunch and Learn” at the hospital classrooms from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sponsored by Light House Hospice, the speaker will be Margarita Kressen, MD on “The Importance of Bladder and Prostate Health.”



Sept. 29

VFW Post 3366 will have its Saturday night dance in the ballroom of the VFW Post from 8 p.m. to 12 midnight. Spur City Rounders will be playing all your favorite dance songs. Admission is free but donations will be accepted to help pay the cost of the band.



The Mildred Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual fundraiser at 5 p.m. with a fish fry, and live band at 7 p.m. There will also be a silent auction and raffle, and the entertainment will be provided by Ira Bradford and Bustin’ Loose. Mildred VFD is 5417 FM 637. For more information, call (903) 641-7384.



Sept. 30

The Warehouse Living Arts Children’s Theatre will hold try outs from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. for “A Christmas Carol” to be performed in December. There are roles for ages 5 to 99 available.



Oct. 1

The Warehouse Living Arts Children’s Theatre will hold try outs from 6 to 8 p.m. for Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.”  There are roles for ages 5 to 99. The Warehouse is located at 119 West Sixth Ave., Corsicana.



Oct. 1 - 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. 2

The Blooming Grove Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. in the museum at 201 S. Fordyce in Blooming Grove.  Guest speakers will be the Hollingsworth sisters — Odessa Smith, Bernice Prater and Mavis Lusk.  The will discuss their school years and happenings in Blooming Grove in the 1930's and 1940's.  All interested people are invited to attend.  For more information call (903) 695-2724 or (903) 673-2635.



Oak Valley Crime Watch will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Oak Valley Community Center. If you bring a friend your name will go in to a drawing for door prize. The Speaker will be Texas Game Warden Jimmy Woolley. Please join us for a wonderful meal and fellowship. Bring a covered dish and/or dessert.



The Sunbeam Club will celebrate autumn with food, fun and fellowship at the Ennis IHOP. The whistle will blow at 11:30 a.m. for retired and working railroaders and any family members. Anyone who loves a train is also welcomed to join in this fellowship.



Oct. 3

The American Legional Ladies Auxiliary meeting will be held at the Legion, 632 N. Beaton, at 7 p.m. The Auxiliary will meet the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. For more information, call (903) 874-3938 after 4 p.m.



Frost Community Center's Covered Dish Lunch will be held at 11:30 a.m. the first Wednesday of each month.  Bring your favorite dish to share and enjoy the company of your neighbors in our community and surrounding areas.  All are welcome.



Kinsloe House presents its Fall Fashion Show, which is a highlight of each year. Local shops participating this year in the style show are Canterbury Court, Cassady’s, and Uniquely Yours. Carol Langham is chairman of this committee and committee members are Marsha Banks, Elonda Cassady, Pam Dunn, Carolyn French, Lynda Green, Jera O’Neal, Ruth Scott, Jo Skews and Arlene Stewart. Members are asked to make their reservations as soon as possible since this event sells out quickly. Please make reservations by Oct. 1.



Eureka Crime Watch will hold its regular monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. at the Eureka United Methodist Church. Please bring the cookies you have baked for the KAIROS Ministry to the meeting. Special guest will be Becky Burns, superintendent of Mildred ISD. Join your friends and neighbors for this informative meeting and enjoy the fellowship that follows. Refreshments will be served.



Oct. 4

The Blooming Grove Crime Watch will meet at 7 p.m. at the Blooming Grove Fire Station. District attorney Lowell Thompson will be the speaker. Light refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome.  



Boardtree Cemetery at Union High will hold a work day event beginning at the cemetery at 8 a.m. Please bring tools and equipment with which to work, such as gloves, trash bags, shovels, weedeaters, etc. Families are encouraged to bring flowers, shrubs or trees to plant to improve the appearance of the cemetery before the holiday season. At noon, workers will convene at the Union High Volunteer Fire Department for lunch. Please bring your own brown bag lunch, drinks will be provided. In the event of rain, the work day will be cancelled. There will also be a meeting held. For more information, please contact Linda Mixon or Nelda Neal.



Oct 4-6

The Blooming Grove Historical Society will have a garage sale in the building across the street from the museum.  Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.



Oct. 5

Cars of Navarro County will host “Hot Rods at O’Reilly’s” from 7 to 9 p.m. Located at 709 W. Seventh Ave., if you have cars, bikes, trucks, 4x4, project vehicles, hot rods, muscle cars, rat rods, whatever -- bring it. There will be music and awards. Come and go and have a great time.

 

Oct. 6

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-Waxahachie, Building C Room 126.  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



The Corsicana Newcomers' Club Supper Club will venture north to Ft Worth to view the Dead See Scrolls exhibit.  Call Marge Oslick at 903-872-3508 for details.



Eureka United Methodist Church, 8644 S. Hwy 287, will hold its Lord’s Acre celebration Oct. 6. Barbecue dinner will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. The meal will consist of brisket, pinto beans,  potato salad, bread, pickles, onions and homemade pies with coffee or tea. Adult meals are $8, children age 3 and under are free. The country kitchen will be open from 10 a.m. to noon, 4 to 7 p.m., and the auction will be at 7:30 p.m. The drawing for the quilt will be held during the auction. For more information, call (903) 874-8016.



The American Legion, 632 N. Beaton, will hold its monthly meeting at 1 p.m.



Oct. 7

Kinsloe House‘s First Sunday Lunch for October will be Oct. 7, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Everyone is invited. Members and non-members must call the Kinsloe House at )903) 874-5791 by Oct. 5, 2012 to make reservations. You must give the time you wish to come and what you wish to eat.  You may also call Jeani at (903) 229-5787 or email her at mamjeani@yahoo.com with your menu, reservations, and your dining time.



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. 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

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.



Oct. 20

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.



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. 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.