Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

April 18, 2013

Local Beat


Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana — April 20

The American Legion, Post 22, 632 N. Beaton St., will have a Fish Fry with all the trimmings from 4 to 8 p.m.  Price is $10 per plate (all you can eat) or $6 per plate for carry out.  The Post will be rocking with the One Less Monkey band starting at 9 p.m.



Dawson Lions Club invites all to come eat and bid for a bargain on items supplied by handicrafters and local merchants to help the Lions Club of Dawson support the community.  Most of the proceeds will go to fund Dawson ISD projects and scholarships.  Join us at the Dawson ISD cafeteria at the end of Third street which runs past the Methodist Church off Main Street.  Bring an item for the auction and make a donation for the meal and then bid and take your prizes home.  The eating will start at 5 p.m. and continue through the auction.  To donate an item for bidding or to purchase a ticket for a new TV or for more information call Pat Phagan at (254) 578-3868.  By the way ask for a membership form and join the roaring Lions to help the Bulldogs.



The VFW Post 3366 will have its end of the month dance on April 20 due to Derrick Days being on the 27th.  The band will be Heart of Texas Road Gang! Dance starts at 8 p.m. and will end around midnite. There is no cover charge. Donations will be accepted to help pay the band. Come out for a great night of fellowship and dancing.



Inaugural Rope for Rylance Memorial Team Roping will be held at Freestone County Cowboy Church arena, Hwy 84 between Fairfield and Teague. Books open at 12 noon, roping begins at 1 p.m. Alternate rainout date is May 4, same time and location. Admission is free, donations will be accepted for the Rylance Memorial Fund. The first event will be completely to help the family of Rylance, who passed away Dec. 28, 2012 at the age of 10 months and 18 days, with hospital and burial expenses. There will be a silent auction following the roping events, with a grand prize for the roping being a Two-Horse slant bumper trailer with walk-in tack room. Concession stand will be provided by Cowboy Church. Each year’s event following the inaugural event will go towards a scholarship in Rylance’s name.



April 21

The Westminster Ex-Student and Friends will hold a luncheon at the First United Methodist Church of Tehuacana, catered by Sam’s of Fairfield. To join, simply pay a $20 due and that entitles you to submit a name for a scholarship. Five names will be drawn from the pot at this luncheon, and those fortunate five will receive a scholarship for college. The goal of the Westminster Ex-Student and Friends is two-fold: to give college scholarships, and the raise the money to restore the Bell Tower at the old school. For more information, contact Jim Meredith at (254) 578-3517.



April 22

The Emhouse Community Center will meet at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

 

April 22-26

Senior Circle Group of Navarro Regional Hospital will travel by motor coach to New Orleans April 22-26.  We still have seats available. Contact Connie Beal at (903) 654-6892 for more information.



April 23

When Are We Going Home Ministry and its Spirit Sent Music Ministry will meet at New Beginnings Family Fellowship in Blooming Grove at 6 p.m. This is the night of the Annual Talent Show. You don’t want to miss this event! All events are free and open to children with medical challenges, disabilities and special needs and their immediate siblings. www.whenarewegoinghome.com.



Navarro Regional Hospital’s Healthy Woman program will present “Living with Allergies” presented by Dr. Matthew Branch, M.D. ENT specialist. It will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Café 22 at Navarro Regional Hospital. For more information or to register for Healthy Woman, contact Anna Paul at (903) 654-6871 or email at anna.paul@navarrohospital.com.



April 24

Jackson Ex-Students Association will have a Drill team meeting at 6 p.m. at the Bear’s Den, 800 S. Second Ave. For more information please call LaTonya Roberts at (903) 493-3652.



April 25

Mystery Art in Tuckertown is a silent auction and reception featuring local artists. This fundraiser supports the efforts of both the Navarro Council of the Arts and VOICE. “Pillars of our Past, Celebrating the people, places, and events in Navarro County History”  will be the theme this year. Mystery Art in Tuckertown will feature 8 x 10 art work with silent bids starting at $35. The art will be on display at the Warehouse Living Arts Center April 17-26. There will be a reception with food and drinks which will feature the artwork from 5:30 to 7 p.m. April 25 at the Warehouse Living Arts Center, 119 W.  Sixth Ave. Artist’s names will be revealed at the end of the auction. No tickets or reservations required, donations appreciated. Both amateur and professional artists interested in donating artwork should call (903) 872-5411.



The Corsicana Newcomers' Club will hold its monthly meeting at Kinsloe House at 11a.m. We will be entertained by the Senior Activity Band and learn all about the activities available to residents through the Parks & Recreation Department Director, Sharla Allen.  Call Marge Oslick at (903) 872-3508 for more information and confirmed reservations.



April 26

The Inaugural Oil Baron’s Ball will benefit Derrick Days and VOICE. The black tie event will feature fine food, entertainment and dancing. Enjoy the atmosphere in a newly renovated historic downtown building in historic downtown Corsicana. Valet parking available. Reservations required, limited space. Contact Gina Dieterichs at VOICE for more information gdieterichs@voiceinc.org or (903) 872-0180.



Community National Bank & Trust will sell sausage on a stick for a Navarro County Relay for Life fundraiser. From 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the bank parking lot there will be a combo deal with chips and a drink for $5, and sausage only for $3.



April 27

Corsicana Palace Theatre, 112 W. Sixth Ave., presents its Derrick Days concert featuring Randy Brown Band at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and $25, and includes concert, dinner and drinks. For more information contact the Palace at (903) 874-7792.



The American Legion, Post 22, 632 N. Beaton St., will be closed this day only due to the Derrick Days events.



Gospel Jubilee will be held at Martins Music Hall, 102 S. Beaton. Doors open at 6 p.m., Show starts at 7 p.m. Admission is $10. Southern Joy Quartet will perform, joined by Carolyn Cobb with the Heavenly Highways Band, comprised of Elias Lowe, Gary Poe and Jody Thomas. If you’re looking for some good entertainment, we’ve got it!



April 28

Pattison Cemetery Association will have its annual meeting at 2 p.m. at Emhouse Methodist Church. This cemetery operates on donations for upkeep, so please come out for the meeting if you have loved ones buried here. To send a donation, send it care of Pattison Cemetery Association, 8265 NW CR 1250, Corsicana, Texas 75110.



April 29

JESA Bears Den will be the site of a planning meeting for the Juneteenth Pageant at 6 p.m. The Bear’s Den is located at 800 S. Second Ave. This is the deadline for turning in applications to be a pageant contestant.



April 30, May 1

The Navarro Council of the Arts presents Black Violin, Classical Musicians for all fifth through 12th graders at the Corsicana High School auditorium. Shows will be held at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. both days. For more information contact the Navarro Council of the Arts at (903) 872-5411.



Navarro Regional Hospital Auxiliary will host a uniform sale in the hospital classrooms from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds wil benefit the NRH Auxiliary Scholarship Fund for students at Navarro College going into a medical field. Contact Connie Beal for more information at (903) 654-6892.



May 2

Corsicana Palace Theatre, 112 W. Sixth Ave., presents Black Violin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and $20. For more information, contact the Palace at (903) 874-7792.



Blooming Grove Crime Watch will meet at 7 p.m. at the Blooming Grove Volunteer Fire Dept. The speaker will be retired football player and retired probation officer Ray Jacobs.



MOM (Musicians of Mildred) will hold a fundraising concert at 7 p.m. at Lane Gym at Mildred High School. Musicians of Mildred gives a college scholarship to a Mildred student with musical ability. Performing will be the Mildred High School Band, the 1977 Ag Band of Mildred, and many other groups and solo artists. Tickets are $5.



May 3

House of Refuge will hold its fifth annual fundraising concert at First Baptist Church sanctuary. The concert “Glorious” will begin at 7 p.m. Todd Jones will serve as emcee for the fifth time. Wes and Liz Haefs will return with an old favorite performance, joined by Billy Elias; Crystal Trevino; Shellie Buckley, Shellie O’Neal and the Fine Arts Dept. of Navarro College; Hispanic Fellowship Praise Team; Navarro College Students performing song in American Sign Language; Taylor Parks; Lydia Bailey, Todd Jones and Wayne Owen; Grace Worship Team; and Ruined and Redeemed from First Baptist Church, Kerens. This is the one big fundraiser the House of Refuge does each year. Please come out and hear great music and support a wonderful cause.



Navarro Regional Hospital’s Senior Circle will travel to Choctaw Casino in Durant, Okla. Motor coach will leave the hospital parking lot at 7:30 a.m. Free play will be added to your card upon arrival and discount on buffet. Contact Connie Beal to reserve your spot at (903) 654-6892.



May 3-24

The Navarro Council of the Arts presents its Annual Youth Art Show at the Warehouse Living Arts Center Gallery. For more information, contact Navarro Council of the Arts at (903) 872-5411.



May 4

The Dresden Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting Saturday,  May 4.  The meeting begins with  a memorial service at the Dresden Methodist Church at 11 a.m.  Following will be a covered dish lunch at 12 noon and a business meeting at 1 p.m.  Your attendance is encouraged and appreciated.



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) 874-3936 after 2 p.m. or Like us on Facebook (American Legion Post 22 Johnson-Wiggins).



A Mexican Fiesta Dinner will be held at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church gym from 5 to 8 p.m. Enchiladas, tamales, rice, beans, salad, beverages and dessert will be served for $10/adults and $7 for kids. Anyone in the county is welcome.



May 5

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University will begin a new session at Corsicana Word Alive Church located at 600 N 45th Street in Corsicana. The classes will begin Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 6 p.m. Contact Gary Stone at (903) 875-1922 for more information or to register.



May 6

The City Of Blooming Grove will hold its Monthly City Council meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 6, 2013 at Blooming Grove City Hall, 200 S. Fordyce, Blooming Grove, TX  76626.



May 10

Navarro Regional Hospital’s Senior Circle will hold a Pot Luck at the hospital classrooms from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring a covered dish of your choice and join in on the fun. Contact Connie Beal to sign up at (903) 654-6892.



May 11

KESA (Kerens Ex-Students Association) will hold a city-wide Garage Sale. All funds raised will support scholarships for Kerens Students. Your new or gently used garage sale items are wanted!! Please call (903) 396-7362 to arrange pick up or drop off. Please call before May 6. Gently used clothing, shoes, toys, tools, furniture, household items, sporting goods, etc.



CHS Council on International Affairs will hold a car show and vendor’s fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Corsicana High School, 3701 W. Hwy 22. There will be food, music, games, a 50/50 jar, door prizes, vendors, silent auction and face painting along with lots of awards given in the car show. For more information contact Ginger Pawlowski at gpawlowski@cisd.org or (903) 872-6236 or Erin Smith at esmith@cisd.org or (903) 874-8211 ext. 1500.



Navarro County Genealogical Society will hold a Witching Workshop, Dowsing for Graves at 2 p.m. at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. If you have a witching rod, please bring it; if not, bring a wire clothes hanger and members will assist you in making your own. For more information, call (903) 654-4808.



City of Corsicana will host “Outdoor Living,” in its Second Saturday event series from 4 to 9 p.m. in downtown Corsicana. Activities include the Corsicana Stage Race, rock climbing wall, Outdoor Lifestyles Expo and kid’s bicycle activities. Visit our local merchants, street, and food vendors, and enjoy live music by The Fog and also by Vinyl Tap. Free to the public and to vendors. For more information call 877-648-2688 or visit www.corsicanasecondsaturdays.com.



May 14

The Corsicana Emergency Corps., located at 416 South 12th Street in Corsicana, will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting at 7 p.m. The 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.



When Are We Going Home Ministry will hold its Rising Star Creative Ministry at New Beginnings Family Fellowship in Blooming Grove at 6 p.m. All events are free and open to children with medical challenges, disabilities and special needs and their immediate siblings. www.whenarewegoinghome.com.



Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1009 will meet at 7 p.m. at the Sirloin Stockade, 2508 West Seventh Ave. 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.



May 15

Navarro Regional Hospital’s Senior Circle will meet for lunch at the Sirloin Stockade from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Contact Connie Beal for more information at (903) 654-6892.



May 16

Navarro Regional Hospital’s Senior Circle presents AARP Drivers Safety Course in the Navarro Regional hospital classrooms from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This refresher course is designed for drivers 50 years and beter, but is open to anyone. Contact Connie Beal for more information at (903) 654-6892.



May 18

Navarro County Genealogical Society will take a field trip to Mesquite Cemetery at 5 p.m. Tickets must be reserved in advance by calling (972) 216-6468. Reserve your space for the 6:30 performance. Nine characters will bring their history to life, and the tour is about 45 minutes. The group will meet at the parking lot behind the Corsicana Chamber of Commerce at 5 p.m. They will not make time to stop to eat so please plan accordingly. If you do not drive in the metroplex or at night, please call (903) 654-4808 to arrange a ride.



May 20

Navarro Regional Hospital’s Senior Circle will host a physician lecture in the hospital classrooms from 12 to 1 p.m. Join Dr. Neal Green as he talks on “Beyond 50!” What happens to us after 50 years of age? Why do things have to change? How can we handle these changes? Lunch will be provided. Contact Connie Beal to reserve your spot at (903) 654-6892.



May 21

Senior Circle from Navarro Regional Hospital is going to South Fork Ranch. Motor coach will depart the hospital parking lot at 9:30 a.m. We will tour the ranch, eat a barbecue dinner at Miss Ellie’s kitchen, tour the museum and more! Contact Connie Beal for more information and to reserve your spot at (903) 654-6892.



May 23

The Ninth Annual VOICE Spring Luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. at The Cook Center. The VOICE Spring Luncheon is a traditional fundraiser held each year to gain support for VOICE programs and services provided to children and families. This year will feature a red-carpet style theme with a fashion show, a silent auction, and will be emceed by national renowned Joan Rivers impersonator Ellie Weingardt. Sponsorships and tables are now on sale. Contact Gina Dieterichs at (903) 872-0180 for more information.



May 25

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).



Navarro County AARP Chapter 4653 will meet at 2 p.m. in Northwest Apartments Community Room, 1360 N. 13th Ave. Laura Tesmer, marketing director for Cedar Lake Home Health and Hospice will present the program. Margaret Evans, Barbara Wilson and Martha Miller will provide refreshments. A short Derrick Days report will be given by Cathy Douglas. President Nora Thomas  urges all members to attend and bring guests. For more information call (903) 396-2765.



May 28

When Are We Going Home Ministry will hold its Spirit Sent Music Ministry at New Beginnings Family Fellowship in Blooming Grove at 6 p.m. with its Annual Luau Party. All events are free and open to children with medical challenges, disabilities and special needs and their immediate siblings. www.whenarewegoinghome.com.



June 8

City of Corsicana presents “Boots ‘N Brews” in its Second Saturday event series from 4 to 9 p.m. in downtown Corsicana. Activities include microbrew tastings, stick horse rodeo, salsa making competition and pony rides. Visit our local merchants, street, and food vendors, and enjoy live music by Byron Haynie and also by Grant Jones and the Pistol Grip Lassos. Free to the public and to vendors. For more information call 877-648-2688.



June 14

Navarro Regional Hospital’s Senior Circle will have a Pot Luck at the hospital classrooms from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring a covered dish of your choice and join in on the fun. Contact Connie Beal to sign up at (903) 654-6892.



Jackson Ex-Students Association will hold its 2013 Juneteenth Pageant at Drane Middle School. This is a fundraiser to support the JESA Scholarship Fund. Girls ages 13 through 19 and babies to age 6 are being sought to come participate in an annual fun event. Applications may be obtained from Mary Wilson at (903) 647-0005 or Seri Nolan at (903) 493-0612.



June 17

Senior Circle at Navarro Regional Hospital will hold its Senior Circle Lunch and Learn in the hospital classrooms from 12 to 1 p.m. Topic is “Identity Theft: How Safe Are You?” Identity theft happens all the time, whether over the phone or in a store, it can happen to you. Join Officer James Hudson of the Corsicana Police Department to find out how not to fall into the path of Identity theft. Lunch will be provided, please call Connie Beal to reserve your spot at (903) 654-6892.



July 13

City of Corsicana presents “Acoustic Wine Down” in its Second Saturday event series from 4 to 9 p.m. in downtown Corsicana.  Activities include wine tastings, art show, and water slide. Visit our local merchants, street and food vendors, and enjoy live music by Curlyhead and also by Three Fools on Three Stools. Free to the public and to vendors. For more info call 877-648-2688 or visit 222.corsicanasecondstaturdays.com.



Aug. 10

City of Corsicana presents “Island Time” in its Second Saturday event series from 4 to 9 p.m. in downtown Corsicana. Activities include limbo and hula hoop contests and water slide. Visit our local merchants, street and food vendors, and enjoy live music by Curlyhead and also by Tommy-O and the Bamboo Boat Band. Free to the public and to vendors. For more info call 877-648-2688 or visit www.corsicanasecondsaturdays.com.



Sept. 14

City of Corsicana presents “Fiesta Tejas” in its Second Saturday event series from 4 to 9 p.m. in downtown Corsicana. Activities include Charreada (Mexican rodeo) demonstrations and Ballet Folklorico. Visit our local merchants, street and food vendros, and enjoy live Mariachi and Conjunto music. Free to the public and to vendors. For more info call 877-648-2688 or visit www.corsicanasecondsaturdays.com.