Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


March 27, 2013

Area Mom and Pops at a Glance


Corsicana — 649 Hardy Ave.

Corsicana, TX 75110

(903) 872-6923

Cassady’s Salon & Boutique

Owner: Elonda Cassady

How long owned: 25 years

How many employees: 10

Cassady’s is celebrating 25 years of service this Spring. The doors opened on April 8, 1988 with Elonda and two other stylists. The boutique was opened about three years later.

The original name was Cassady’s Hair Carousel, decorated in a carousel theme. In 2010, it was completely remodeled and revised to the name of Cassady’s Salon & Boutique.

Cassady’s Salon & Boutique consultants are committed to helping you discover your best look according to your features by understanding your lifestyle, needs and goals.

Cassady’s Salon & Boutique is where trendy fashions and hometown friendliness come together to provide you the best style with a pleasant experience.

800 N. Beaton

Corsicana, TX 75110

(903) 872-5600

NGF Insurance Agency

Owner: Nathan Franks and James Franks

How long owned: Since January 2013

How many employees: 2

Nathan Franks, formally with Rodney D. Young Insurance for 14, and James Franks, formally with Instaff for 17 years, are owners of NGF Insurance Agency.

2601 W. 2nd Ave.

Corsicana, TX 75110

(903) 874-4NGF (4643)

Copy Center

& Supplies

Owner: Ric Pallanich

How long owned: 34 years

How many employees: 8

Copy Center & Supplies finds and provides services that are not readily available to people in Corsicana. It can get hard to find items, has low minimums and can do large, high volume jobs of all kinds.

112 S. Beaton

Corsicana, TX 75110

(903) 872-6657

Gibson Home Center

Owner: Donald Gibson

How long owned: 29 years by family

How many employees: 1

Gibson Home Center was started in 1984 by Virgil and Don Gibson as a Curtis Mathes franchise, selling home entertainment electronics. It later expanded into appliances, then added computers.

The business is active as a retail store, but does rent-to-own also. Purchases may be cash, credit/debit card and some in-store financing.

Gibson does a lot of business with repeat customers who are like part of the family. It shares in their ups and downs, rejoices with the good and extends love when times are not so good.

Gibson is pleased to say it has been serving “friends and neighbors” for 29 years.

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    The 11th Annual Shakers and Scrapers Car Show went off without a hitch Saturday thanks to the leadership of new event organizers Mustang Sally Productions (MSP).

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  • 3-27 Expo Steers Grand.jpg Three-peat: Blooming Grove's McGraw claims Grand Champion steer

    It was a year of repeats for students entered in the 2014 Steer Show at the Navarro County Youth Expo.Lainie McGraw, 17, of Blooming Grove FFA, won the Grand Champion steer, as she did last year and the year before; and Noah Grounds, 15, of Blooming Grove/Barry 4-H won Grand Champion Showmanship, as he did last year. He also won the top prize for showmanship in the heifer show this year. He won reserve champion in that category last year.

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    March 27, 2014 4 Photos

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    March 25, 2014 2 Photos

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    February 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • 11-21-13 Annie.jpg ‘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.
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    November 20, 2013 1 Photo

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    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.

    November 20, 2013 1 Photo

  • 11-21-13 Hospital.jpg New clinic open

    A new medical practice in partnership with Navarro Regional Hospital is now offering comprehensive occupational medicine services.

    November 20, 2013 1 Photo

  • 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.

    November 20, 2013

  • 8-6 Weather Graphic.jpg Heat Advisory issued for North Texas

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    August 5, 2013 1 Photo

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