For a complete listing of local beat items, view the Daily Sun Web site at www.corsicanadailysun.com.



Aug. 29

Kerens Ex-Students Association will have a hamburger supper fund-raiser at the Kerens Alumni Center from 5 to 7 p.m. preceding Kerens’ first home football game. Cost of meal will be $6 per plate. Proceeds benefit scholarships for Kerens seniors.



Aug. 30

Frost Volunteer Fire Department will have its seventh annual barbecue dinner starting at 5 p.m. Proceeds from the event will assist with the cost of everyday operations — fuel, maintenance, insurance, etc.

Sept. 1

Corsicana Masonic Lodge will be dark because of Labor Day.



Sept. 2

Corsicana Chapter No. 118, Order of Eastern Star, will hold a stated meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Corsicana Masonic Lodge. A potluck supper will be served at 6:30 p.m. All area OES members are invited. For more information, call Bonnie Mathison at (903) 874-0226.

Oak Valley Crime Watch will have its monthly meeting at the Oak Valley Community Center at 6:30 p.m. The program will be given by Michael Kaster, who is running for Navarro County tax assessor/collector. The community crime report will be given by the deputies. You are invited to bring a dish and join in for food and fellowship.



Blooming Grove Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. at Heritage Hall of Blooming Grove United Methodist Church. All interested people are invited to attend. For more information, call (903) 695-2724 or (903) 673-2635.



Sept. 3

Eureka Crime Watch will hold its regular monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. at Eureka United Methodist Church. Guests will be a representative from PHI Air Medical Inc. (emergency medical helicopter service based at Corsicana Municipal Airport) and Bruce Howard of the R/C 287 Fire and Rescue. The program will detail PHI Air Medical’s services and the insurance it offers. Join your friends and neighbors for this informative program, great fellowship and delicious refreshment.



Sept. 4

Blooming Grove Crime Watch will meet at 7 p.m. at the Blooming Grove Fire Station. The speaker will be Scott Wiley, deputy with the Navarro County Sheriff’s Office. Everyone is invited. Light refreshments will be served.



Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3366, located at Veterans Drive off West State Highway 31, will have its monthly meeting of all members in good standing at 6:30 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend and be involved in decisions concerning post activities. Dues are $25 and can be paid by mailing to: Navarro County Memorial VFW Post 3366, Attention: Quartermaster, P.O. Box 2281, Corsicana, TX 75151. For more information, call after 4 p.m. to (903) 872-3811.



Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas will host a “Workforce Center Orientation” at 10 a.m. and a job search workshop on “Resume Preparation” at 10 a.m. at its office, 720 N. Beaton St. “WorkInTexas.com” training will be offered at 5:30 p.m. at the center, but seating is limited and you must pre-register for this training. For more information, call (903) 874-8276.



A blood drive with Carter BloodCare will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., hosted by H-E-B, 201 S. 15th St. Everyone who gives will be entered in the “Give One for the Team” drawing for a chance to win a pair of tickets to a Dallas Mavericks or Dallas Stars game. For more information, visit www.carterbloodcare.org or call (800) 366-2834. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good general health and have a photo ID. For more information, call Christina Clary at (903) 874-4778.



American Red Cross will have its Corsicana community blood drive from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Navarro Shriner’s Building, 323 N. Commerce St. Each donor will receive a free gift. For more information, visit www.redcross.org or call (800) 448-3543. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good general health and have a photo ID.



Sept. 6

Navarro County Republican Women invite women in the area to attend the Texas Federation Republican Women rally at the Holiday Inn Express in Salado. It will begin with registration at 9:30 a.m. and will end at 3:30 p.m. Cost will be $20, including lunch. Rooms at the Holiday Inn are available for $99 for those that want to stay overnight. For more information, contact Glenda Burres at (903) 641-0250.



Sons of American Legion will meet at 3 p.m. at American Legion Post 22, 632 N. Beaton St. The Ladies Auxiliary will meet at 4 p.m. To attend the meetings, membership must be current. For more information, call after 2 p.m. to (903) 874-3938.



Sept. 8

The Republican Party of Navarro County will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on the seventh floor of the Bank of America building, 100 N. Main St. Justice Felipe Reyna of the 10th Court of Appeals in Waco will be the featured speaker. Reyna is the oldest of five children to a migrant worker and paid his way through Baylor Law School by working as a janitor at the 10th Court of Appeals. Now he is administering justice on those same courthouse grounds. From janitor to justice, Reyna has overcome humble roots with hard work and determination, inspiring Texans. All registered voters are welcome to attend. For more information, view the Web site at www.navgop.com.



Woodmen of the World Lodge 5 will have a meeting and salad supper at 6 p.m. at Liberty Hall. All members, their families and guests are cordially invited.



Sept. 9

City of Blooming Grove will hold its monthly city council meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Blooming Grove City Hall, 200 S. Fordyce St.



Corsicana Emergency Corps, 416 S. 12th St., will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. The general public is invited to attend. Monthly meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. For more information, call (903) 872-5072.



Navarro College SBDC will sponsor a free basic workshop on how to start a small business from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Corsicana/Navarro County Chamber of Commerce, 120 N. 12th St. For more information or to register, call Ophelia Mendoza at (903) 875-7667 or e-mail ophelia.mendoza@navarrocollege.edu.



Blooming Grove Masonic Lodge will have a stated meeting at 7:30 p.m. to welcome the district deputy for his official visit. A 50-year pin will be presented to Carl Clark. A meal will be served at 6:30 p.m. All masons are welcome.



Eureka Masonic Lodge will cancel its meeting to join the Blooming Grove Lodge to honor the district deputy.



Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1009 will meet at 7 p.m. at Sirloin Stockade. 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 guests are invited to come early and eat and visit prior to the meeting.



Sept. 10

Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas will host a job search workshop on “Power Point Training” at 9 a.m. at its office, 720 N. Beaton St. For more information, call (903) 874-8276.



Sept. 11

Blooming Grove Young at Heart will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. in the meeting room of the Blooming Grove Fire Station. Anyone 55 or older is invited to attend to enjoy refreshments, fellowship and fun with others in the Blooming Grove area. Meetings are held in September through May on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. For more information, call president Brenda Russell at (903) 354-6837. Other officers are vice president Rita Hollingsworth, secretary Liz Armstrong and treasurer Mary Johnson.



Frost Bear Backers, a spirit group to encourage Frost athletes, will have a spaghetti supper fund-raiser at 7 p.m. at the Frost school cafeteria. You are invited to come “Meet the Bears” and support Frost athletes. For more information, call Kelli at (903) 682-2032 or Karen at (254) 678-3296.



Dawson Masonic Lodge will have a stated meeting at 7:30 p.m. A meal will be served at 6:30 p.m. All masons are welcome.



Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas will host a “Workforce Center Orientation” at 10 a.m. and a job search workshop on “Interview Tips” at 10 a.m. at its office, 720 N. Beaton St. “Basic PC Skills” training will be offered at 5:30 p.m. at the center, but seating is limited and you must pre-register for this training. For more information, call (903) 874-8276.



Sept. 13

Navarro County Genealogical Society will meet at 10 a.m. in the Corsicana Public Library Civic Room, 100 N. 12th St. The society will be celebrating its 30th anniversary, and the program will be presented by the first officers of the group. Refreshments will be served. The public and members are invited to attend.



The Legionnaires’ monthly meeting will be held at 1 p.m. at American Legion Post 22, 632 N. Beaton St. To attend the meeting, membership must be current. For more information, call after 2 p.m. to (903) 874-3938.



Sept. 14

Warehouse Living Arts Center Theatre will hold auditions at 4 p.m. at the Palace Theatre, 112 W. Sixth Ave., for “Guys and Dolls” by Frank Loesser, Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. Call backs will be at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15. Known as one of the America’s best-loved musicals, “Guys and Dolls” has roles for 15 adult men and six adult women (ages 18 and up), plus a large chorus. Production dates will be Nov. 20-23 at the Palace Theatre. Auditioners should dress to move, bring a prepared song and provide sheet music or taped accompaniment. An accompanist will be available. There will be cold readings from the script. Anyone unable to attend auditions on these dates, but wish to be considered for casting, should call the Warehouse Theatre by Sept. 10. Each auditioner should bring work and vacation schedules in order to fill out a rehearsal availability form. For more information, call Sandra Mahood at the Warehouse Theatre at (903) 872-5421.



Sept. 16

Kerens Masonic Lodge will have a stated meeting at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served after the meeting.



Sept. 16-25

VOICE will offer the Texas Youth Tobacco Awareness Program, a state-approved program for minors charged with attempted purchase, consumption, or possession of tobacco and is designed to the mandates of Texas law. VOICE staff is certified to facilitate this program. The class will be an eight-hour program divided into four two-hour sessions. This session will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 16, 18, 23, and 25. Participants are required to attend all sessions. Classes are $100 (cash only) for all sessions. All participants must pre-register. For more information, contact John Goodnight at (903) 872-0180 or jgoodnight@voiceinc.org.



Sept. 18

Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas will host a “Workforce Center Orientation” at 10 a.m. and a job search workshop on “Resume Preparation” at 10 a.m. at its office, 720 N. Beaton St. “WorkInTexas.com” training will be offered at 5:30 p.m. at the center, but seating is limited and you must pre-register for this training. For more information, call (903) 874-8276.



Sept. 19

Kerens Kiwanis Club will have a homecoming hamburger supper from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Kerens Alumni Center. Hamburger plates will be $6 each and include a burger with fixings, chips, tea or coffee, and a homemade dessert. Funds raised will be used to support annual scholarships.



Sept. 20

American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 22, 632 N. Beaton St., will host the Angels of Corsicana’s troop support garage sale and bake sale beginning at 8 a.m. Your help is needed for volunteers and donations. Baked goods and garage sale items may be brought by the post after 2 p.m. daily. Angels will have “Pillows for Troops.” Come pick out a card and put the veteran’s name and address on it. Donations for pillows with attached greetings will be going to troops for the holidays. Sons of American Legion will sell barbecue sandwiches, chips and a drink for $5 beginning at 10 a.m. Entertainment with Don McRay Band from Fort Worth will begin at noon. Amvets Ladies Auxiliary Post 23 will be serving a lasagna dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. for $7 per person. An auction will begin at 6 p.m. Items are needed for the auction. For more information, call after 2 p.m. to (903) 874-3938.



Kerens Area Chamber of Commerce will have a homecoming parade in downtown Kerens starting at 10 a.m. Following the parade, there will be a barbecue lunch at the Kerens Alumni Center from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., also hosted by the chamber. Barbecue plates will be $8 each. For more information, call (903) 396-2391.



Sept. 21

American Legion Post 22, 632 N. Beaton St., will have a TABC certification class for all servers and sellers of alcoholic beverages. Iris Clark, approved TABC instructor, will hold the class from 1 to 5 p.m. Bring a valid photo ID, Social Security number, and $25 for the class. If you need TABC certification, please attend. For more information, call after 2 p.m. daily to (903) 874-3938.



Sept. 22

Barry Masonic Lodge will have a stated meeting at 7:30 p.m. A meal will be served at 6:30 p.m. All masons are welcome.



Sept. 23

Navarro College SBDC will sponsor a session on creating a business plan from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Corsicana/Navarro County Chamber of Commerce, 120 N. 12th St. Cost of the workshop will be $20. For more information or to register, call Ophelia Mendoza at (903) 875-7667 or e-mail ophelia.mendoza@navarrocollege.edu.



Winkler Masonic Lodge will have a stated meeting at 7:30 p.m. A meal will be served at 6:30 p.m. All masons are welcome.



Sept. 25

Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas will host a “Workforce Center Orientation” at 10 a.m. and a job search workshop on “Interview Tips” at 10 a.m. at its office, 720 N. Beaton St. “Basic PC Skills” training will be offered at 5:30 p.m. at the center, but seating is limited and you must pre-register for this training. For more information, call (903) 874-8276.



Oct. 3-4

Corsicana Art League will sponsor “Paint Historic Corsicana.” Look for the bright yellow shirts as artists paint the historic sights of Corsicana during the day Oct. 3-4. Anyone interested in participating check in at the Corsicana Visitor Center after 8 a.m. Oct. 3. Cost will be $15 which includes shirt. Paintings will be taken to The Art Spot at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 4 for a reception, judging and sale. Paintings will be hung a the Corsicana/Navarro County Chamber of Commerce throughout October.



Oct. 4

The 2008 Hangar Dance and Dinner will be held from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Corsicana Municipal Airport, sponsored by Corsicana Field Aviation Heritage Foundation. Music will be provided by the Corsicana Swing Orchestra. A barbecue dinner will be served from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Advanced ticket prices are $20 per person and may be purchased at the airport or by phone. Tickets on the night of the event will be $25 per person. All proceeds will benefit the construction of the USAAF Cadet Memorial. For more information or tickets, call Sarah at (903) 654-4847.



Oct. 7

Corsicana Chapter No. 118, Order of Eastern Star, will hold a stated meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Corsicana Masonic Lodge. A potluck supper will be served at 6:30 p.m. All area OES members are invited. For more information, call Bonnie Mathison at (903) 874-0226.



Oct. 21-29

VOICE will offer the Texas Youth Tobacco Awareness Program, a state-approved program for minors charged with attempted purchase, consumption, or possession of tobacco and is designed to the mandates of Texas law. VOICE staff is certified to facilitate this program. The class will be an eight-hour program divided into four two-hour sessions. This session will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 21, 23, 28 and 29. Participants are required to attend all sessions. Classes are $100 (cash only) for all sessions. All participants must pre-register. For more information, contact John Goodnight at (903) 872-0180 or jgoodnight@voiceinc.org.



Nov. 4

Corsicana Chapter No. 118, Order of Eastern Star, will hold a stated meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Corsicana Masonic Lodge. A potluck supper will be served at 6:30 p.m. All area OES members are invited. For more information, call Bonnie Mathison at (903) 874-0226.



Nov. 11-20

VOICE will offer the Texas Youth Tobacco Awareness Program, a state-approved program for minors charged with attempted purchase, consumption, or possession of tobacco and is designed to the mandates of Texas law. VOICE staff is certified to facilitate this program. The class will be an eight-hour program divided into four two-hour sessions. This session will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 11, 13, 18 and 20. Participants are required to attend all sessions. Classes are $100 (cash only) for all sessions. All participants must pre-register. For more information, contact John Goodnight at (903) 872-0180 or jgoodnight@voiceinc.org.



Dec. 9-18

VOICE will offer the Texas Youth Tobacco Awareness Program, a state-approved program for minors charged with attempted purchase, consumption, or possession of tobacco and is designed to the mandates of Texas law. VOICE staff is certified to facilitate this program. The class will be an eight-hour program divided into four two-hour sessions. This session will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 9, 11, 16 and 18. Participants are required to attend all sessions. Classes are $100 (cash only) for all sessions. All participants must pre-register. For more information, contact John Goodnight at (903) 872-0180 or jgoodnight@voiceinc.org.

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