The Flower Committee at Kinsloe House will present their contribution program called "Wrap It Up.” It's time to make your reservation to join us for a fun time. Mark your calendar soon as no reservation can be made after noon on Monday, Dec. 10. The house is all dressed up for the holidays and we hope you will enjoy a joyous occasion. Dress is Christmas casual! The committee members are Sandra Curtis, Judith Steely, Joan Summitt, Arlene Stewart, Linda Cross, Terri Orn, Barbara Erwin, Rita Edens, and Pam Dunn. Kay Hable is the chairman. We will be looking for you!
James Blair Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12 at the Kinsloe House. The Christmas Program will be presented by the Sam Houston Elementary School Bell Choir. Hostesses for the event will be Beth Chapman and Mary Lou McKie.
Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas, 720 N. Beaton, will hold a workshop titled “How to Avoid Messing up an Online Application.” It will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information call (903) 874-8276.
Twilight Home will hold “Can the Van,” a food drive to benefit the Navarro County Food Pantry. Between now and Dec. 13, you’re invited to come by Twilight at 3001 W. Fourth Ave. and drop off canned or non-perishable food items, which will be delivered to the Food Pantry Dec. 13. For more information call (903) 872-2521.
Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas, 720 N. Beaton, will hold a Basic PC Skills workshop from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (903) 874-8276.
The Corsicana Newcomers' Club will hold its Christmas meeting at 11 a.m. at the Kinsloe House. Zanada Schoppert will entertain the group with a medley of holiday favorites. This is the perfect way to celebrate the Holidays with friends old and new! Representatives from our charities will be on hand to receive our donations to their organizations. Call Marge Oslick at (903) 872-3508 for more information and confirmed reservations.
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 Christmas music presented by a quartet composed of Bernie Thompson, Larry Talbert, Peggy Smith and Lucy Waterman. All former school employees are invited to attend.
Navarro Regional Hospital’s Senior Circle will hold a Potluck Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. in the hospital classrooms. To make reservations, contact Connie Beal at (903) 654-6982.
Corsicana High School A Cappella Choir will perform at Corsicana National Bank and Trust, 321 N. 15th St. at 3:30 p.m.
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.
A Frost High School Variety show, complete with bell choir, magic act and dancing and singing, will take place at 7 p.m. at the Frost Auditorium. The cost is $10 for adults, and $5 for anyone younger than 18 years. Following the show will be refreshments provided by the Collin Street Bakery. The money raised from the event will go towards a school trip to New York City next summer.
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.
Navarro Regional Hospital’s Senior Circle Club will take a day trip to the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine. Travelers will leave the hospital at 9 a.m. To reserve your seat, call Connie Beal at (903) 654-6892.
The Emhouse Community Center will have a Christmas meeting at 6 p.m. Please bring a dish and a $5 gift to be exchanged. Please come, we missed you all for the November meeting.
Corsicana Art League will hold Dec meeting at The Italian Village at 6 p.m. Everyone welcome to join us. Dinner on your own. Come, bring a friend. For more info call Deb at (903) 519-9082.
Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas, 720 N. Beaton, will hold a Resume Preparation Workshop at 2:30 p.m. For more information call (903) 874-8276.
Navarro Regional Hospital’s Senior Circle Club will have a Lunch Bunch meeting at 11:30 a.m. at the I-45 Collin Street Bakery.
Kinsloe House will hold a program at 12 noon hosted by the publicity committee and featuring Bella Voce. This versatile singing group is comprised of Janet Martin, Cathy Kjellsen and Joanna Fritz. The group has performed at the Kerens Cotton Harvest Festival and Martin’s Music Hall, among other venues. Kinsloe House is proud to host the group as the featured performers for this luncheon, and members are urged to make their reservations early, as this is sure to be a popular program. Please make reservations by calling Kinsloe House at (903) 874-5791 by noon Dec. 17. The publicity committee is headed by Cecelia Alexander and members are Marianne Anderson, Marsha Banks, Jenna Hall, Mellie Howard, Gelene Simpson and Christine Williams.
Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas, 720 N. Beaton, will hold a Job Club meeting at 10 a.m. For more information, call (903) 874-8276.
Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas, 720 N. Beaton, will hold a WorkInTexas.com Workshop from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, please call (903) 874-8276.
Mary Peterson Child Care Center will hold a concert and reception at 7:30 p.m. at The Cook Center. The purpose of the concert is to raise funds for a new facility to be constructed for Mary Peterson Child Care Center. This awareness event is themed “Bridge to the Future — Mary Peterson Child Care Center.”
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‘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.
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