Kerens Independent School District announces the retirement of Amy Carr. We invite you to join Mrs. Carr in celebrating 35 years of service dedicated to educational leadership, academic excellence, and love of students and faculty at Kerens Elementary, as well as Corsicana Independent School District. There will be a reception to honor Mrs. Carr at the KISD Board Room from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
Navarro County AARP will meet at 2 p.m. at Northwest Apartments Community Room, 1360 N. 13th Ave. We plan to have a games day with our members and guests. Please come and make this a great meeting. President Nora Thomas urges all members to attend, and bring a food dish and a door prize. For more information call (903) 396-2765. (This meeting was originally scheduled for May 23.)
Through July 31
The Navarro Council of the arts presents "With Six You Get Eggrolls" A Fine Art Exhibit featuring the works of Helen Albritton, Barbara Jones, Gladys Espenson, Deb Miller, Stephanie Ford, and Margie Taylor at the Warehouse Gallery from May 15 to July. Exhibit is free and open to the public daily.
Dawson Volunteer Fire Department is holding a fundraiser BBQ dinner and auction at the fire station starting at 5 p.m. There will be a BBQ dinner, auction, and music from Billy Ray Mitchum and the Glory Bound Singers. Your donations for the evening will go to support the Dawson Volunteer Fire Department.
Mildred Eagle Cheerleaders along with Beck Animal Clinic will sponsor a low cost vaccination cinic from 9 a.m. to noon at Mildred High School. Cats, dogs and horses are welcome. For additional information please contact Jamie Kitchens at (903) 875-9729 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. At 2 p.m., all officers for the next year will be sworn in. For further information call (903) 874-3936 after 2 p.m. or “like” us on Facebook (American Legion Post 22 Johnson-Wiggins).
Emhouse 4H club is hosting a low-cost vaccine Vet clinic from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Emhouse Community Center. Rabies shots will be $7.50. The vet will also do a variety of vaccines and worming for cogs, cats and Coggins for horses.
The Kerens Presbyterian Church will celebrate the 144th Anniversary of its founding. Coffee and social hour will be at 10 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m. Dr. Shellie O’Neal, drama teacher at Navarro College, will present her one-woman portrayal of the famous Christian song writer, Fanny Crosby. A buffet for members, past members and and guests will be served after the service. Visitors are welcome.
The Warehouse Living Arts Center Theatre will hold auditions at 2:30 p.m. for Ken Ludwig’s hilarious comedy, “Moon Over Buffalo.” Roles are available for two men and one woman: ages 50's-60's; one woman: age 70's-80's; two women: Late teens-30's; and two men: Late teens-30's. Performance dates will be July 18 - 27, 2013. The madcap comedy is the story of Charlotte and George Hay who are on tour in Buffalo in 1953 with a repertory consisting of “Cyrano de Bergerac,” ‘the revised, one nostril version’ and Noel Coward's “Private Lives,” when they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom because Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee. The theatre is located at 119 W Sixth Avenue in downtown Corsicana across from the post office.
The City Of Blooming Grove will hold its monthly city council meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Blooming Grove City Hall, 200 S. Fordyce, Blooming Grove.
Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet at the Westhill Church of Christ for refreshments and gossip from 9:30 a.m. til 10 a.m. After a short business meeting Linda Weeks will present a program on “Embroidery on Quilts.” Members and guests will then be able to browse many, many goodies brought by Melissa Picha, from the Compass Center Shop at her Quilt Retreat Center. All quilters and “wanna-be” quilters are invited. Bring a sack lunch and project to work on and spend the afternoon at “Sit and Sew.” This is a great opportunity to see current projects of other quilters and get renewed inspirations. We need new projects, new fabrics, new patterns, etc. Call Jan Libal, (903) 874-0831 for more info.
Oak Valley Crime Watch will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Oak Valley Community Center. Bring a covered dish, and enjoy good food, fun and fellowship.
The Thalian Club will once again present the versatile Dave Tanner for its program. Dave is an ever-popular musical performer at Kinsloe House. Dave’s program on June 5th will be “Songs from the Brill Building.” The Brill Building was the New York City home for music publishing and recording of great artists such as Neil Diamond, Neil Sedaka, and Carol King. They also produced hits for The Drifters, Righteous Brothers, and girl groups of the 60’s. Guests will hear songs they will remember and sang along to, and many may want to sing to again. Dave will play through our meal as well as present his program. Members make your reservations early as Dave’s programs are all sell-outs. Please call (903) 874-5791 to make your reservations by June 3. Cancellations must also be made by June 3 at 12 noon to the same number. Hope to see everyone there. This is a great way to start the summer.
Blooming Grove Crime Watch will host District Judge James Lagomarsino at 7 p.m. at the Blooming Grove Volunteer Fire Dept.
The Providence Cemetery Association annual meeting will be held at 11 a.m. There will be a picnic lunch, meeting and work session. Guest speaker will be Pastor Daniel Dawson of Second Avenue Baptist Church. If you are not able to attend, please send donations to Patty Toland, 2000 FM 637, Corsicana, TX 75109
City of Corsicana presents “Boots ‘N Brews” in its Second Saturday event series from 4 to 9 p.m. in downtown Corsicana. Activities include microbrew tastings, stick horse rodeo, salsa making competition and pony rides. Visit local merchants, street, and food vendors, and enjoy live music by Byron Haynie and also by Grant Jones and the Pistol Grip Lassos. Free to the public and to vendors. For more information call 877-648-2688.
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 and may be sent to Rex Folmar, 16050 SE CR 2380, Streetman, Texas 75859.
Rose Hill Cemetery Association will hold its Annual meeting at the Blooming Grove High School Cafeteria at 12:30 p.m. As always we look forward to you bringing your delicious covered dishes. Awards and door prizes are given out during the meeting. Kids are always welcome. Bring your children and grandchildren and keep the Rose Hill tradition going!
The Navarro Regional Hospital Teen Volunteer Program begins for the summer. If you have a teenager between the ages 14-18 and they want to learn more about the medical field and earn volunteer hours, the summer program is just right for them. It is a great learning experience. Applications are available at the Front Information Desk of the hospital. For more information call (903) 654-6892.
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.
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 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.
Cedar Lake Home Health and Hospice sponsors a “Healing through Grief” support group that meets for lunch the second Wednesday of each quarter. Please join us at noon at 625 N. Main and bring a guest. Please RSVP to Patricia or Fran at (903) 874-2646 or for more information, so we’ll know how many for which to prepare.
Heritage Oaks Retirement Village and Carter BloodCare is hosting a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 3002 West Second Ave. in the formal lobby room. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Sue Bowling at (903) 872-5130.
Navarro Regional Hospital’s Senior Circle will have a Pot Luck at the hospital classrooms from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring a covered dish of your choice and join in on the fun. Contact Connie Beal to sign up at (903) 654-6892.
Jackson Ex-Students Association will hold its 2013 Juneteenth Pageant at Drane Middle School. This is a fundraiser to support the JESA Scholarship Fund. Girls ages 13 through 19 and babies to age 6 are being sought to come participate in an annual fun event. Applications may be obtained from Mary Wilson at (903) 647-0005 or Seri Nolan at (903) 493-0612.
Senior Circle at Navarro Regional Hospital will hold its Senior Circle Lunch and Learn in the hospital classrooms from noon to 1 p.m. Topic is “Identity Theft: How Safe Are You?” Identity theft happens all the time, whether over the phone or in a store, it can happen to you. Join Officer James Hudson of the Corsicana Police Department to find out how not to fall into the path of Identity theft. Lunch will be provided, please call Connie Beal to reserve your spot at (903) 654-6892.
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) 874-3936 after 2 p.m. or Like us on Facebook (American Legion Post 22 Johnson-Wiggins).
City of Corsicana presents “Acoustic Wine Down” in its Second Saturday event series from 4 to 9 p.m. in downtown Corsicana. Activities include wine tastings, art show, and water slide. Visit our local merchants, street and food vendors, and enjoy live music by Curlyhead and also by Three Fools on Three Stools. Free to the public and to vendors. For more info call 877-648-2688 or visit www.corsicanasecondstaturdays.com.
City of Corsicana presents “Island Time” in its Second Saturday event series from 4 to 9 p.m. in downtown Corsicana. Activities include limbo and hula hoop contests and water slide. Visit local merchants, street and food vendors, and enjoy live music by Curlyhead and also by Tommy-O and the Bamboo Boat Band. Free to the public and to vendors. For more info call 877-648-2688 or visit www.corsicanasecondsaturdays.com.
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.
‘Annie Get Your Gun’ through Sunday at the Palace
It’s the big musical, the one that makes me think of ‘cast of thousands,’ or in our case, dozens at least, and it’s here only for a few short days. ‘Annie Get Your Gun,’ is Irving Berlin’s candy box treasure of a play about Annie Oakley, the sharpshooter in love with a showman.
It’s presented by the Warehouse Living Arts Center but because of its size is on stage at the Palace Theatre. Shows will be at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Friday and Saturday, with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee.
Short named Farmer of the Year
Agriculture businesses like farming and ranching are the backbone of Navarro County. Many farming families go back several generations.
Since at least 1965, the Corsicana Rotary Club (Wednesday club) has recognized and said “thank you” to the unsung heroes of the soil.
New clinic open
A new medical practice in partnership with Navarro Regional Hospital is now offering comprehensive occupational medicine services.
Purdon man sentenced to 21 years in federal prison for gun violations
Erik Willis, 31 of Purdon, was sentenced this afternoon by U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis to serve a total of 258 months in federal prison following his conviction at trial in July 2013 on three felony firearms offenses, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.
Heat Advisory issued for North Texas
• Avoid the Heat. Stay out of the heat and indoors as much as possible. Spend time in an air conditioned space. Only two hours a day in an air-conditioned space can significantly reduce the risk of heat-related illness.
Corsicana’s Red Cross provides valuable assistance
Two weeks ago, when firefighters, oil field emergency crews and county crisis teams responded to a potential gas drilling disaster near Mildred there were also volunteers on the scene, serving cold water and Gatorade.
American Red Cross volunteers respond to a variety of situations, including fires, evacuations, tornadoes, and even bad car wrecks.
Texas Legislature debates road funding
The Texas Legislature has convened to debate new funding for roads and bridges by diverting money from the state's Rainy Day Fund.
Tax rolls reflect closures
The industrial closures that were announced over a year ago have finally come home to roost in the form of lower tax appraisals in Corsicana and Navarro County.
Sheriff attends conference
Navarro County Sheriff Elmer Tanner recently attended the Sheriff’s Association of Texas 135th Annual Training Conference at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, July 20-23. Over 1,500 peace officers were in attendance.
Downed line blocks traffic
Traffic on East State Highway 31 was halted Thursday when an 18-wheeler hit a sagging telephone line, brining down the line and compromising two utility poles.
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