Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

October 11, 2012

Local Beat 10/12/12

From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana — A listing of meetings and events 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. 12

The Navarro County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 9:45 a.m. at Northwest Apartments Community Center, 1360 Northwest Ave. The program will be presented by Dr. Trena Weidmann, pharmacist. All former school employees are invited to attend.



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

A Pancake Breakfast Benefit for Jordan Dechaume, the 10-year-old Blooming Grove fifth grader recently diagnosed with leukemia will be held from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. The Pancake Breakfast will be held at the Blooming Grove Volunteer Fire Department , and all donations will be accepted. This is sponsored by the Blooming Grove VFD.



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.



Angels of Corsicana Troop Support will meet at 9 a.m. at the Angel Room located at 1020 N. Bus. 45. We welcome all ages to come pack. We will be packing our Halloween boxes for the troops. Anyone with a name of a deployed soldier, please bring to the packing. For more information, call Jean O’Connor at (903) 851-2560.



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. 13 (continued)

St. Elmo Cemetery Association (in Winkler, St. Elmo) will hold its annual hot dog sale and auction at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of New Hope Baptist Church. Everyone is invited, and all proceeds go toward maintenance of the cemetery. For more information, please call (903) 599-2462 or (903) 599-6862.



Big C Jamboree will take place at 7 p.m. at Martins Music Hall, 201 S. Beaton. Starring Chuck Wiginton, Zanada Tally, Ron Sikes, Joe Honea, Jody Thomas and Bobby Fluker, emcee, with Fred Hayes, Billy Roy Mitcham, and Stan Lawhon, and special guests Margie Holton and John Allred. For more information, call (903) 641-1538. Tickets are $10 per person.



The VFW Post 3366, 4609 W. State Highway 31, will host a dance from 8 p.m. to 12 midnight featuring Justin Hunter and the New Outlaws. Tickets are $5 at the door.



Oct. 14

Bobcat Bistro at the KESA Building in Kerens will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Kerens Ex-Students Association serves lunch the second Sunday of each month to raise money for its scholarship fund. Kerens Ex-Students cook and serve the meals. All are welcome to attend. On the menu this week are meatloaf or buttermilk pecan crusted chicken, choice of scalloped potatoes, carrots, red beans, orange congealed salad or tossed salad, with carrot cake or peach crisp for dessert. All are served with rolls, cornbread, tea or water for $8.95 per person. Children’s meals are $3.95 per child, and they have a choice of chicken nuggets or grilled cheese sandwich, along with a veggie, juice box and cookies. Tips are appreciated and are used for the endeavors of KESA. Stop by the Bobcat Bake Shoppe on your way out! Reservations not necessary but are appreciated, text (903) 654-8138.



Oct. 17

Kinsloe House will present a very interesting program given by Cindy Burch, owner of the Dove’s Nest Restaurant in Waxahachie. She will tell about delicious recipes in her Dove’s Nest Cookbook. The attendees will be able to purchase her cookbook after the program.  She will give members some ideas for creating good meals for ourselves and our families. Ms. Burch writes a column for the Ellis Co. Living Magazine and travels extensively world-wide collecting recipes. Please call and make your reservations by noon on Oct. 15. Attendees will find that they can’t ever have too many recipes after her presentation.



Oct. 18-20

Angels of Corsicana Troop Support will hold its first yearly garage sale, bake sale with barbecue sandwiches and potato salad in order to raise funds to ship boxes to our military for Christmas. All volunteers or donors are urged to be at the Angel Room, 1020 N. Bus. 45 on Thursday morning (10-18) from 8 a.m. to noon to set up and be assigned schedules. Garage sale will be held Friday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 20. For more information call Jean O’Connor at (903) 851-2560.



Oct. 19-20

Kerens Cotton Harvest Festival will be held in downtown Kerens, complete with the Cotton Row Run 1K/5K Walk/Run, vendor booths, hot air balloons, food, music, crafts, lots of fun events for the whole family.



Oct. 19

Hamilton-Beeman Memorial Association will hold its annual meeting at 11 a.m. at Retreat City Hall. Pertinent business as relates to the cemetery will be discussed. There will be a memorial remembrance of all those who passed away this year and are buried at the cemetery. A pot luck luncheon will follow the business meeting. Everyone is welcome, and those who have family buried at Hamilton-Beeman cemetery are especially encouraged to attend. For further information you may call the cemetery office at (903) 874-8022 or (903) 874-5934.



Oct. 20

Cotton Row Run, the 1K and 5K Fun Run/Walk sponsored by the Kerens Ex Students Association will kick off with registration at 7 a.m., then a 8 a.m. start. It will be followed by a Pancake Breakfast at the KESA Building, all which benefits the KESA Scholarship Fund. For more information, call (903) 654-8138, or visit www.kerens.com, or email CottonRowRunKerensTex@gmail.com. There will be food, arts and crafts, entertainment, live music and more all day at the Kerens Cotton Harvest Festival, with a street dance at 7 p.m. that night, featuring Ira Bradford and Bustin’ Loose.



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 Hispanic Republican Club Of Navarro County will sponsor a Deferred Action Meeting from noon to 3 p.m. at Republican Headquarters, 111-B West Third Avenue, in downtown Corsicana. Garry Davis of Davis & Associates law office will be the guest speaker. The purpose of the meeting is help students obtain citizenship. Davis is an immigration attorney and will offer one-on-one consultations. Updates, tips, and other helpful information plus snacks and drinks will be available. For more information, reference the websites www.GOPisforMe.com and www.navgop.com.



A Benefit Chili Supper and Auction will be held for Jordan Dechaume, the fifth grade Blooming Grove student recently diagnosed with leukemia. It will be 5 p.m. at Silver City Volunteer Fire Department, with live music provided by the Steve Burleson Family. Adult meals are $10 and kids are $5.



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.



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. 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.



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. 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.



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. 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.