Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

August 9, 2013

Local Beat 8/10/13

From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana — Meetings and events of interest from throughout Navarro County.

Aug. 10

Angels of Corsicana Troop Support will meet at 9 a.m. at 1020 N. Bus. 45. All ages are welcome to come pack. If anyone has a loved one serving in harm’s way, please bring their address to the packing so we can send a gift box to them. We would like to thank the American Legion Post 22 for their generous donations made to the Angels to assist us in our packings and fund raisers. We appreciate all donations for our military members serving in harm’s way. For more information call Jean O’Connor at (903) 851-2560.



The Coyote Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force meets at the Tucker Hardgrave Memorial Hangar at the south end of C. David Campbell Field, the Corsicana Municipal Airport. There will be a staff meeting at 10 a.m. with the general meeting to follow at 10:30 a.m. Prospective members and the public are invited to attend the general meeting.  



City of Corsicana presents “Island Time” in its Second Saturday event series from 4 to 8 p.m. Activities normally held at Third and Main will be moved to Pocket Park this month, 118 N. Beaton. The kids can once again enjoy a free water slide from 4 to 8 p.m. behind Pocket Park off Fifth Avenue between Beaton and Main, and the addition of Spooner Boards should be fun too. Limbo and hula hoop contests begin at 5 p.m. Enjoy live music by Curlyhead and by Tommy-O & The Bamboo Boat band beginning at 5:45 p.m. at Pocket Park. There will be no outdoor vendors this month. Our final event of the 2013 series, “Fiesta Tejas” will be Sept. 14 from 3 to 8 p.m. This event will be back at the original location at Third Avenue between Beaton and Main with lots of fun, vendors, tamale contest, car club cruise-in and more. Look for more on our “Fiesta Tejas” Event in the near future. For more information regarding our Second Saturday Event series, please call (903) 654-4850 or visit www.corsicanasecondsaturdays.com.



The Shakers and Scrapers Car Club has cancelled its Aug. 10 Cruise In due to a club picnic taking place. The group plans to return to the H&R Block location for the September meeting.



Aug. 11

The Kinsloe House hosts the August First Sunday luncheon at Kinsloe House on Aug. 11, 2013.  We are holding the luncheon at the regular time 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The luncheon will consist of chicken spaghetti or beef stroganoff, spinach salad, glazed carrots and green beans almandine. The two delicious desserts to choose from will be peach cobbler topped with ice cream and a brownie fudge sundae or a sugar free pudding. Please make your reservations by noon, Friday, Aug. 9 by calling the Kinsloe House at (903) 874-5791, giving your choices of menu and time of reservation. This event will be a nice way to start off Kinsloe House’s new year and to visit with friends.



Aug. 12

Woodmen of the World Lodge 5 will have its meeting at 6 p.m. in the Lodge Hall at 200 W. Oak Lawn.  All members, their families and guests are cordially invited.



Aug. 13

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. at the Sirloin Stockade, 2508 West 7th 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.



NARFE, National Association of Active/Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 1191, will hold its monthly meeting at the Sirloin Stockade restaurant in Corsicana, Texas from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Meet John Gantt, guest speaker, and also our NARFE NE Area Vice President, Dewey LaRochelle, who is visiting our chapter.  Members, guests, and all who are part of our federal family come join us. For membership information contact the closest NARFE representative near to you, in Corsicana call (903) 874-3092, in Ennis call (214) 949-6197, in Waxahachie call (214) 850-4783, in Red Oak call (412) 722-3607, and in Midlothian call (972) 268-5793.



Navarro County Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance meets at 6 p.m. each Tuesday, in the St. John’s Episcopal Church Annex, 417 W. Collin St., Corsicana.  All are welcome to learn to give and receive support at the weekly meetings. On the first Tuesday of the month, Dr. Tom Sheriff, licensed psychologist, joins the group discussions on various aspects of mental health. For more information call (903) 872-6302.



Aug. 16

VFW on West Hwy 31 will host Country Sue Karoake from 8 p.m. to 12 midnight. Come out, meet friends, and have a fun evening.

 

Aug. 17

Back to School/Stay in School Rally will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at IOOF Event Center, corner of 45th St. and Second Ave. Family members, students, youth of all ages, community members and educators are welcome to come meet CISD Administrators, principals and teachers. There wil be vendor booths, giveaways, games, activities and more. Busses will arrive at 8 a.m. at Bowie, Carroll, Drane, Navarro, Sam Houston, Fannin, Travis and the Northwest Apartments to pick up adults and students, and will return them to the school site after 12 noon. For more information, please contact E. Burrell, Navarro County Branch NAACP at (903) 874-2821 or A. Reeves, IMPACT Navarro County at (903) 875-8727.



Aug. 19

The Corsicana Art League will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. after a two-month summer break. Come to the Senior Activity Center at 919 West Park Ave, bring your favorite recipe prepared and enjoy potluck with friends. Drinks and bread will be provided.



Aug. 20

Navarro County Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance meets at 6 p.m. each Tuesday, in the St. John’s Episcopal Church Annex, 417 W. Collin St., Corsicana.  All are welcome to learn to give and receive support at the weekly meetings. On the first Tuesday of the month, Dr. Tom Sheriff, licensed psychologist, joins the group discussions on various aspects of mental health. For more information call (903) 872-6302.



Aug. 21

U.S. Rep. Joe Barton (R-Ennis) is hosting a Town Hall meeting at 6 p.m. at the Corsicana Government Center, at 200 North 12th Street. Barton will provide an update on activities taking place in Washington, D.C., and will answer questions from the audience. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.



Aug. 22

The Corsicana Newcomers' Club will welcome members back from summer vacations with a grand style show of Fall Fashions from Corsicana's own marketplaces. If you are new in town, want to meet new friends, or just ready to help the Newcomers learn their way around town join them at Kinsloe House at 11 a.m. for a great lunch, fun, fellowship and fall fashions. Call Marge Oslick at 903-872-3508 for more information or confirmed reservations.



Aug. 23

VFW on West Hwy 31 will host Country Sue Karoake from 8 p.m. to 12 midnight. Come out, meet friends, and have a fun evening.

 

Aug. 24

 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) 874-3938 after 2 p.m. or Like us on Facebook (American Legion Post 22 Johnson-Wiggins).  And Check out our Web Site at www.americanlegionpost22johnson-wiggins.com.



Aug. 27

Navarro County Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance meets at 6 p.m. each Tuesday, in the St. John’s Episcopal Church Annex, 417 W. Collin St., Corsicana.  All are welcome to learn to give and receive support at the weekly meetings. On the first Tuesday of the month, Dr. Tom Sheriff, licensed psychologist, joins the group discussions on various aspects of mental health. For more information call (903) 872-6302.



Aug. 28

Adult ESL classes will be offered at First Baptist Church in Corsicana on Wednesday nights from 6 to 7:30 p.m. A nursery is available for infants thru pre-K.



Aug. 30

VFW on West Hwy 31 will host Country Sue Karoake from 8 p.m. to 12 midnight. Come out, meet friends, and have a fun evening.

 

Aug. 31

 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. or Like us on Facebook (American Legion Post 22 Johnson-Wiggins).  And Check out our Web Site at www.americanlegionpost22johnson-wiggins.com.  The meeting is being held on this date because we are hosting our Second Annual Never Forget Memorial on Saturday, Sep 7.  More information on this event will printed in the newspaper soon.



Sept. 7

Johnson-Wiggins American Legion Post 22 of Corsicana will host its Second Annual 9-11 Never Forget Memorial Service at 2 p.m. at the Post, 632 N. Beaton St. The memorial service will honor the victims of the attack on America and the American military service personnel who have died in the war against terrorism while other members of the service continue to fight. There will be a blood drive, the Veterans Tribute Motorcycle (www.veteranstributemotorcycle.com) will be on display, MeMaw’s Misfits wil dance, there wil be a silent auction, several cook-off events, and vendor booths. For more information, contact the Legion at (903) 874-3938.



Sept. 12

The Corsicana Newcomers' Club Lunch Bunch will enjoy a casual lunch at the Corsicana Country Club at 11:30 a.m. Call Pat Schroeder at 903-872-9663 to save you a seat at the table.



Sept. 14

Corsicana Masonic Lodge #174 is announces its first Benefit Golf Tournament taking place at the Oak Trails Golf Course. The tournament will have a shot gun start at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., with contests including closest to the pin on holes 6 and 11, and a Hole in One contest on hole 16 with a grand prize of a new Ford Fusion automobile. Proceeds from the tournament will go to benefit the charitable work of the lodge. For more information, contact Ervin Richards at 903-654-2084, or Randy Richards at 903-467-2588.



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 local merchants, street and food vendors, 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.



Sept. 21

Corsicana Vendor’s Day will have a Corsicana-Navarro County Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting/grand opening at it inaugural show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 801 N. 13th Street (original KMart building) Pegasus Ballroom. This show will house 73 vendors, so make plans now to come out and shop.



Sept. 26

The Corsicana Newcomers' Club will meet at the Kinsloe House at 11 a.m. Come listen to the beautiful sounds of the Bella Voce`Trio while feasting on a great lunch with all your new best friends. If you are new in town or ready to find some new friends call Marge Oslick at 903-872-3508 for more information or confirmed reservations.



Oct. 12

The Third Annual Richland Craft and Vendor Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Civic Center at 103 West Main in Richland. All interested vendors should contact Leigh Tidwell at 972-979-9731, or by email at ltidwell74@hotmail.com