Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

June 1, 2014

Local Beat 6/2/14

From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun

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



June 2

The Piecemakers' Quilt Guild of Corsicana will meet at the Westhill Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, 3200 Texas 22 . Arrive at 9:30 a.m. for refreshments and visiting. Meeting will start at 10 a.m. After a short business meeting our program will be working on travel pillows for one of our Community Service projects. Bring your sewing machines and join us. Visitors are always welcome. Please bring a sack lunch. For more information visit the website piecemakersquiltguild.com or email pqgcorsicana@gmail.com.   



June 3

Oak Valley Crime Watch invites  all to attend its Crime Watch meeting held at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Center. Everyone is welcome. Everyone is asked to bring a dish. A guest speaker will attend. Please keep in mind our Crime Watch is non-profit and we run solely on donations. We look forward to seeing you all.   



The Blooming Grove Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. in the museum at 201 S. Fordyce St. in Blooming Grove. The guest speaker will be World War II veteran Charlie Boyd who recently was treated to the Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.  While there he was transported to many of the memorial sites. All interested people who would like to hear his fascinating story are invited to attend. For more information, call 903-695-2633 or 903-673-2635.



The Sunbeam Club will gather at the IHOP in Ennis at 11:30 a.m. for another day of food and fellowship. If you are an active or retired railroader, relative or friend of a railroader, or if you just love a train, you are invited to mark your calendar for this date and time to share with us.

June 4

The Thalian Club will once again present the versatile Dave Tanner for their program at Kinsloe House. Dave’s programwill be “American Ends in I Can.” Members may make reservations by calling 903-874-5791 or email thekinsloehouse@gmail.com by June 2.



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.



June 5

The American Red Cross will be conducting a blood drive from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Corsicana’s First United Methodist Church, 320 North 15th Street. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. For more information or to make an appointment call 1-800-RED-CROSS.



Blooming Grove Crime Watch will be held at the Historical Society at 7 p.m. Corsicana Police chief Randy Bratton will be the guest speaker, and refreshments will be served. Everyone is invited.  

 

June 7

Pickett Riding Club is ready to ride. Come out to the Streetman arena on FM 416 starting at 11 a.m. Events are Cloverleaf Barrels, Straightaway Barrels, Poles, Speed, Flag, Potato and Keyhole. Exhibitions are $3, events are $5, and there is a $25 membership per family if you would like to join Pickett Riding Club. Age groups will be 6 and under, 7-9, 10-12, 13-17, and 18 and over. In case of spotty weather, call before you haul. For more information, please contact Chris Wirtz at (903) 879-5654 or Kim Williams at 903-467-6865.



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 903-874-3938 after 2 p.m. The American Legion Auxiliary will also hold a Garage Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funds are used to support veterans, active military and their families.



The Central Texas Challenger League has started sign-ups and player and volunteers forms can be picked up this week, and registration will be taken through the practice date. There will be no cost to participate. Practice will be held at the softball field at 8:30 a.m at the Kerens High School Softball Field off of State Highway 309, south of State Highway 31. The two-game season will take place over two Saturdays, June 14 and 21, at 8:30 a.m. each morning at the field. The baseball league is for boys and girls 8 to 18 (or still in school) from Navarro, Henderson and Freestone counties with mental or physical handicaps. Application forms can be picked up at area schools through special education teachers, or at Innovative Therapies, Custom T’s or the Corsicana Daily Sun. For people or businesses interested in making a donation, or for more information, contact President Deena Davis at (903) 879-4296.



Mary Peterson Child Care Center is currently selling $5 raffle tickets for a $100 gas card. Drawing will be held on June 7 at the center. On that same day a barbecue lunch plates will be sold. Menu: Brisket sandwiches, Link Sandwiches, chips and drinks. Come on out to help support Mary Peterson in our endeavor for a new building.



A reunion of members of the Corsicana High School and YMCA Swim Teams is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Optimist Room of the Corsicana Y. All former members are asked to attend the reunion, and bring along old photos or yearbooks to share. For more information, call the Corsicana Y at 903-872-2412.



June 8

Midway Cemetery in Winkler will have its memorial services and lunch. Church service followed by a short business meeting will begin at 11 a.m., with lunch to follow. Please bring a covered dish, utensils and drinks will be provided. Donations are payable to Midway Cemetery.



June 10

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. Tuesday, June 10, 2014 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.



June 11

Cedar Lake Home Health and Hospice is sponsoring a Grief Support Group at noon at its Corsicana office at 625 North Main Street. Those who attend may bring a guest. Please RSVP by June 6 by calling 903-874-2646.



June 12

Corsicana Newcomers' Club Lunch Bunch will go to Brick-Street BBQ at 4095 S. Hwy 287 at 11:30 to try their Thursday Special. Call Pat Schroeder at (903) 872-9663 to save you a spot at the table.



June 14

Angels of Corsicana Troop Support will be holding its monthly troop packing at 9 a.m. at 1020 North Business 45. Please bring any military addresses of those serving in harm’s way to the packing. They will be packing a special gift of chocolate chip cookies from Whataburger. For more information call Jean O’Connor at 903-851-2560.



Navarro County Genealogical Society will hold its quarterly meeting at 10 a.m. in the Nancy Roberts Community Meeting Room at the Corsicana Public Library. Ed Williams will be speaking on “Collecting Corsicana.” The public is invited to attend. There is no charge.

 

Providence Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting at 11 a.m. with a covered dish picnic lunch and business meeting. Guest speaker will be glenn Benefield. If you are unable to attend, mail contributions to Providence Cemetery Association, 2000 FM 637, Corsicana, TX 75109.



The American Legion Post 22, 632 N. Beaton St., will host Karaoke Night with Country Sue from 8 p.m. to midnight. For further information call 903-874-3938 after 2 p.m.



June 21

When Are We Going Home Ministry has chosen to have its Champions Day at Hawaiian Falls in Mansfield. On this day, families with special needs children may get in the park with the child free and $5 for the other person. When Are We Going Home Ministry will have a pavilion rented for its families at Hawaiian Falls. The fun begins at 8:30 a.m. For more information, call (903) 422-6120.



Beck Animal Hospital and Mildred Eagle Cheerleaders will sponsor a Low Cost Vaccination Clinic at MISD on June 21st from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.



Jun 25

Corsicana Newcomers' Club annual summer social will find you enjoying the rustle of grass skirts to the sounds of ukelele music and soft island breezes as we turn Kinsloe House into a Hawaiian Luau. Come join your new friends at 11 a.m. at the Kinsloe House. Call Marge Oslick at (903) 872-3508 for more details and reservations.



June 28

Pickett Riding Club is ready to ride. Want some great family friendly fun for the whole crew? Come out to the Streetman arena on FM 416 and join us. Show starts at 11 a.m. Events are Cloverleaf Barrels, Straightaway Barrels, Poles, Speed, Flag, Potato and Keyhole. Exhibitions are $3, events are $5, and there is a $25 membership per family if you would like to join Pickett Riding Club. Age groups will be 6 and under, 7-9, 10-12, 13-17, and 18 and over. In case of spotty weather, call before you haul. For more information, please contact Chris Wirtz at (903) 879-5654 or Kim Williams at 903-467-6865.



The American Legion Post 22, 632 N. Beaton St., will host Karaoke Night with Country Sue from 8:.00 P.M. to midnight. For further information call 903-874-3938 after 2 P.M.  



July 5

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 903-874-3938 after 2 p.m.



July 26

The American Legion, Post 22, 632 N. Beaton St., will a BBQ and CASI Chili Cook Off starting at 8 a.m.. at the post. The BBQ contest will include brisket, pork ribs, local chili and beans with trophies awarded for the best tasting entries. The CASI contestants will be competing for points for Terlinqua Cook Off and trophies. For further information call 903-874-3938 after 2 p.m.

 

The American Legion Post 22, 632 N. Beaton St., will host Karaoke Night with Country Sue from 8 p.m. to midnight. For further information call 903-874-3938 after 2 p.m.