Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

April 30, 2014

Local Beat 5/1/14

From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun

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

May 1

The National Day of Prayer will be recognized beginning with a Prayer Breakfast at First Baptist Church at 6:30 a.m. There will be different churches responsible for prayer services at the Courthouse lawn.  First Baptist will be holding the prayer time at 12 noon, and free sack lunches will be provided.  At 7:14 p.m., there will be a service at St. Luke's Methodist Church  at 2308 Bowie Drive.

Blooming Grove Crime Watch will meet at 7 p.m. at the Blooming Grove Historical Society building. Guest speaker will be Les Cotten, former Navarro County Sheriff. Light refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend.

Navarro Regional Hospital's Healthy Woman presents its Sixth Anniversary Celebration with a Shopping Expo and dinner at the IOOF Event Center beginning at 5 p.m. Dale Smith Thomas will be the speaker. Seating is limited. Reserve your place at or call (903) 654-6870 for more information.

May 1-3

Angels of Corsicana Troop Support will hold its annual garage sale at 1020 N. Bus. 45. Volunteers are needed on Thursday, May 1 to come price items, and volunteers are needed both Friday and Saturday to help run the sale. For more information contact Jean O'Connor at (903) 851-2560.

May 3

Dresden Cemetery Association Annual Meeting will be held with a Memorial Service at 11 a.m., covered Lunch at noon, and a Business Meeting to follow at 1 p.m. Donations can be sent to Dresden Cemetery Assoc. Inc., P O Box 67, Blooming Grove, TX 76626.  For periodic updates “like” Dresden Cemetery on “Facebook”. 

When Are We Going Home Ministry and Break N Free Camp presents the Riding High Horsemanship Program to be held at 4719 NE CR 1040 in Rice. Call for directions and to RSVP to (903) 422-6120 (to get an accurate count). This event is free and open to all medically challenged, special needs and disabled children and foster children and their immediate siblings up to the age of 21. Lunch will be provided, just bring lawn chairs, yourself and your family. A handicapped ramp is available, as well as side/front walkers, and a playground. The event will include riding, saddling, safety, feeding and care of horses, and a short devotion.

May 3

The City of Richland will hold a Debt Free Festival from 4 to 8 p.m. at 103 W. Main St., Richland,  Sam's Restaurant will be catering the event.  Stan Lawhon and his band will be performing.  Tickets purchased in advance 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Civic Center in Richland.  Contact Sharon (903)362-3707.

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.

Relay for Life team Collin Street Bakery I-45 location will hold a cake walk, face painting, bounce house, dunking booth, and silent auction from 11 a.m. To 3 p.m. For more information contact Christie Driskell at (903) 229-7433 or if you would like to set up to raise funds for your team too.

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.  Like us on Facebook (American Legion Post 22 Johnson-Wiggins). 

Kinsloe House’s Garden Tour is May 3. There will be gardens to see, goodies  and lunches to buy, and items to buy from our vendors. Due to the recent hail storm, Bob and Liz Kingman’s house will not be on the garden tour. The other homes will still be on the tour.

May 4

Kinsloe House will have its first Sunday luncheon for May. This luncheon is always a fun time to come with your friends and have a delightful meal. The cost is $13 for adults and  $7 for children. Please call and make reservations by 2 p.m. May 2 to the Kinsloe House at 903-874-5791 or emailing at You can give your menu selections at that time. We look forward to seeing you.

May 5

The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive at Mildred High School, 5745 South U.S. Highway 287 in Mildred. Hours for the drive are 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. For more information or to make an appointment, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit

The Piecemaker’s Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. for refreshments with a meeting to begin at 10 a.m. at Westhill Church of Christ on W. Hwy 22. Suzette’s Quilt Shop from Italy will give the program, and will offer a store following the meeting. The public is welcome to visit and join us. For more information contact

May 6

The Oak Valley Crime Watch will next be held Tuesday, May 6th at 6:30 p.m. at our Oak Valley Community Center. Each month we ask you bring your favorite dish and a friend/neighbor. As usual our Sheriff's Deputy will give our monthly crime report. Please come with an open heart and empty stomach. I hope to see you all there, everyone is always welcome.

The Southern Pacific Sunbeam Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. At the Ennis IHOP for all retired or active railroaders, their family members and friends. Make your plans not to be there to share the memories of railroading and especially the 2014 reunion.

The Blooming Grove Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. in the museum at 201 S. Fordyce St in Blooming Grove.  All interested people are invited to attend.  For more information call 903-673-2635 or 903-695-2633.

May 7

Kinsloe House will hold its 76th Anniversary luncheon at noon. Kinsloe House will again step back in time to “Pieces of the Past.” Longtime Kinsloe member, Patty Harris George, wrote a book, and included in the book is a play “Clues to Kinsloe Conduct” or “Who put the Peppersauce in Mrs. Kinsloe’s Parlor?”  The play is going to be reenacted at this birthday luncheon, with current members of Kinsloe House performing the parts. This play was a success in 1961 and should be even funnier in 2014. Come join us for a wonderful luncheon and hilarious play and see some of the members dressed in 1960’s attire. Members, please make your reservations or cancellations by Monday noon, May 5th by calling the Kinsloe House at 903-874-5791 or emailing

Eureka Crime Watch will meet at 1:30 p.m. at the Eureka United Methodist Church. Special guest is Sue Tyner from the Navarro County Food Pantry. Final plans will be made for our annual picnic. Join your friends and neighbors for this informative meeting and refreshments will be served.