Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

May 7, 2013

Local Beat


Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana — May 3-24

The Navarro Council of the Arts presents its Annual Youth Art Show at the Warehouse Living Arts Center Gallery. For more information, contact Navarro Council of the Arts at (903) 872-5411.



May 8

Kinsloe House will host the “75th Birthday Luncheon” at 12 noon. President Barbara Watkins, with her committee, will present a nostalgic program with a step back to the year 1938. The 30’s era was a “Decade of Drama,” so come and reminisce with us. Members are urged to wear a hat or gloves or both in keeping with the 30’s era. You will see fashions that would have been worn at Kinsloe, hear the sounds of the era, and celebrate with members as they recall the culmination of a dream of the Women’s Club House that began in 1937. Please call to make your reservations or cancellations by 12:00 noon on Monday, May 6th. Don’t miss out on all the fun members are going to have at this event.



May 9

The Corsicana Newcomers' Club Lunch Bunch will meet at Bittersweet Boutique at 11:30 a.m. You can't miss this new dining place for scrumptious sandwiches and CUPCAKES!  Call Pat Schroeder at (903) 872-9663 to save you a seat!



Chatfield/Tupelo Neighborhood Crime Watch will meet at 7 p.m. at the Chatfield Community Center. Everyone is invited to come hear Jason Grant, our newly elected county commissioner. Following the program, light refreshments will be served.



May 10

Navarro Regional Hospital’s Senior Circle will hold 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.



Navarro County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Northwest Apartments Community Center, 1360 NW Avenue. A catered luncheon will be served. Reservations for luncheon are required, and may be made by calling treasurer Kathy Huffman at (903) 654-2849 or Patty Knauth at (903) 872-3601 by Tuesday, May 7. The luncheon will be $8 per plate. Officers for the coming year will be installed with words from Laura Rothrock, president of District XII Retired Teachers Association. All school employees are invited.



May 11

KESA (Kerens Ex-Students Association) will hold a city-wide Garage Sale. All funds raised will support scholarships for Kerens Students. Your new or gently used garage sale items are wanted!! Please call (903) 396-7362 to arrange pick up or drop off. Please call before May 6. Gently used clothing, shoes, toys, tools, furniture, household items, sporting goods, etc.



CHS Council on International Affairs will hold a car show and vendor’s fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Corsicana High School, 3701 W. Hwy 22. There will be food, music, games, a 50/50 jar, door prizes, vendors, silent auction and face painting along with lots of awards given in the car show. For more information contact Ginger Pawlowski at gpawlowski@cisd.org or (903) 872-6236 or Erin Smith at esmith@cisd.org or (903) 874-8211 ext. 1500.



Navarro County Genealogical Society will hold a Witching Workshop, Dowsing for Graves at 2 p.m. at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. If you have a witching rod, please bring it; if not, bring a wire clothes hanger and members will assist you in making your own. For more information, call (903) 654-4808.



City of Corsicana will host “Outdoor Living,” in its Second Saturday event series from 4 to 9 p.m. in downtown Corsicana. Activities include the Corsicana Stage Race, rock climbing wall, Outdoor Lifestyles Expo and kid’s bicycle activities. Visit our local merchants, street, and food vendors, and enjoy live music by The Fog and also by Vinyl Tap. Free to the public and to vendors. For more information call 877-648-2688 or visit www.corsicanasecondsaturdays.com.



Angels of Corsicana Troop Support will meet at 9 a.m. at 1020 N. Bus. 45. All ages are welcome to come help pack. If anyone has a loved one serving in harm’s way please bring their address to the packing so we can send a gift box to them. Results of the garage sale will be discussed following the packing, and volunteers suggestions for June packing. For more information please call Jean O’Connor at (903) 851-2560.



Ole Food Store Relay for Life team will host a Baked Potato Lunch with lots of sweets for sale from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ole  Food Store, 100 N. 15th. A loaded baked potato with drink will cost $5, with your choice of butter, sour cream, cheese, bacon bits and chives. Lots of sweet goodies will be available for purchase, too, and all proceeds go toward Relay for Life.



May 12

Kerens Ex-Students Association invites the public to come celebrate Mother's Day at the KESA building downtown and help local students go to college!  Serving from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Take out available. Reservations appreciated but not necessary.  Call or text (903) 654-8138. Menu includes Ham or Chicken cordon bleu, cheese potatoes, pinto beans, tossed salad, rolls and tea, with choice of pineapple cake or strawberry poke cake for dessert. Adult meals are $9. Children’s menu (12 and under for $4) includes chicken nuggets, cheesy potatoes or pinto beans.



May 13

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.



May 14

The Corsicana Emergency Corps., located at 416 South 12th Street in Corsicana, will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting at 7 p.m. The 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.



When Are We Going Home Ministry will hold its Rising Star Creative Ministry at New Beginnings Family Fellowship in Blooming Grove at 6 p.m. All events are free and open to children with medical challenges, disabilities and special needs and their immediate siblings. www.whenarewegoinghome.com.



Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1009 will meet at 7 p.m. at the Sirloin Stockade, 2508 West Seventh Ave. 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.



The National Association of Active/Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), Chapter 1191, will hold its monthly meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Sirloin Stockade restaurant in Corsicana. Come and join us.  Members and guests are welcome. James Daniel, Grand Secretary for Texas Lodges of Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF), and Nancy Chew, Office Manager, will be our guest speakers. For additional membership information contact us at the following locations: In Corsicana call (903) 874-3092, in Ennis call (214) 949-6197, in Waxahachie call (214) 850-4783, in Red Oak call (412) 722-6307 and in Midlothian call (972) 268-5793.

 

May 15

Navarro Regional Hospital’s Senior Circle will meet for lunch at the Sirloin Stockade from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Contact Connie Beal for more information at (903) 654-6892.



May 16

Navarro Regional Hospital’s Senior Circle presents AARP Drivers Safety Course in the Navarro Regional hospital classrooms from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This refresher course is designed for drivers 50 years and better, but is open to anyone. Contact Connie Beal for more information at (903) 654-6892.



May 17

The Goodlow Community will celebrate its Second Annual May Fest 2013 at 201 State Highway 309, Goodlow Community Center. Booth spaces are available for purchase at $35 per space until May 17. To rent a booth, call (903) 851-1279 or (903) 396-7862. Booths may not be purchased for the sale of water, drinks or snow cones. The community is invited to come out for a day of food, fun and activity.



May 18

Navarro County Genealogical Society will take a field trip to Mesquite Cemetery at 5 p.m. Tickets must be reserved in advance by calling (972) 216-6468. Reserve your space for the 6:30 performance. Nine characters will bring their history to life, and the tour is about 45 minutes. The group will meet at the parking lot behind the Corsicana Chamber of Commerce at 5 p.m. They will not make time to stop to eat so please plan accordingly. If you do not drive in the metroplex or at night, please call (903) 654-4808 to arrange a ride.



The Emhouse 53rd School Reunion will be held at 11 a.m. at the Taylorosa Event Center on West Hwy. 22 and FM 744 in Corsicana. All faculty, students and friends are welcomed to attend and share some time to relive those wonderful years at Emhouse School. At our last reunion we had school students from 1941 through 1959 when the school closed. Everyone is asked to bring a favorite dish to share a great meal with our friends. Dinner will begin at 12 noon after gathering at 11 a.m., and we’ll be dismissed by 2 p.m. Please make plans to attend.



The First Annual Brittany Averitt Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament will be held with shotgun starts at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. It’s a four-man scramble, with lunch included for the golfers and barbecue sandwiches for sale. There will also be a raffle and silent auction. Something for everyone whether you golf or not, bar olympics with pool, darts and washers. Funds raised will go to a scholarship fund for Sam Houston State University in Brittany Averitt’s name.



Goodlow Community will celebrate its second annual MayFest. It will begin at 10 a.m. and continue through the day. Booth spaces are available for rent at $35 per space until May 17. Contact (903) 396-7862 to inquire about booth spaces. MayFest will take place at 201 S. Hwy 309 at the Goodlow Community Center. Come join us for a day of food, fun and activities.



May 19

The Hopewell Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting at the cemetery at 11 a.m. The speaker and business meeting will be first, followed by a covered dish lunch afterwards. If inclement weather, we will meet at the Navarro City Hall. Doug Jordan of Nacogdoches, a descendent of the Harvards and Boyds will be the guest speaker. Attendance is encouraged and appreciated. If you or members of our family cannot attend, donations may be sent Rosellan Richards, 9300 SE CR 2150, Corsicana, Texas 75109.



May 20

Navarro Regional Hospital’s Senior Circle will host a physician lecture in the hospital classrooms from 12 to 1 p.m. Join Dr. Neal Green as he talks on “Beyond 50!” What happens to us after 50 years of age? Why do things have to change? How can we handle these changes? Lunch will be provided. Contact Connie Beal to reserve your spot at (903) 654-6892.



Emhouse Community Center will have its last meeting until September at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.



May 21

Senior Circle from Navarro Regional Hospital is going to South Fork Ranch. Motor coach will depart the hospital parking lot at 9:30 a.m. We will tour the ranch, eat a barbecue dinner at Miss Ellie’s kitchen, tour the museum and more! Contact Connie Beal for more information and to reserve your spot at (903) 654-6892.



May 23

The Ninth Annual VOICE Spring Luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. at The Cook Center. The VOICE Spring Luncheon is a traditional fundraiser held each year to gain support for VOICE programs and services provided to children and families. This year will feature a red-carpet style theme with a fashion show, a silent auction, and will be emceed by national renowned Joan Rivers impersonator Ellie Weingardt. Sponsorships and tables are now on sale. Contact Gina Dieterichs at (903) 872-0180 for more information.



The Corsicana Newcomers' Club will meet at the Kinsloe House at 11 a.m. Virginia Riddle will be the guest speaker. Call Marge Oslick at (903) 872-3508 for more information and confirmed reservations.



May 25

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).



K.E.S.A. is raising money to build a Veterans Memorial in downtown Kerens. K.E.S.A. will host a fish fry to raise money for the Memorial from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Adult plates are $8 and kids 10 and under cost $4 per plate. Please come out and support this effort to recognize veterans in Kerens.



Pelham Memorial Day Activities will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the Beautification of Graves (bring flowers). A program will follow with music, poetry, speakers and honoring veterans. This program will be held at Wesley United Methodist Church in Pelham, and is dedicated in honor of Cecilia Heiskell, Katherine Thomas, Katherline Joiner, Martha Blaine, Theodore Brackens, Faye McBay, Theresa Davis, Velmarie McMullan, Alsa McMullan and Imogene Biggins. There will be a raffle following the program, and lunch will be served at the Pelham Community Center followed by a museum tour and visit. Cemetery dues are $20 per year. Families who have not paid their dues owe $40 at burial. Make all checks payable to The Pelham Cemetery Fund. The association appreciates families purchasing markers to avoid lost graves.



May 28

When Are We Going Home Ministry will hold its Spirit Sent Music Ministry at New Beginnings Family Fellowship in Blooming Grove at 6 p.m. with its Annual Luau Party. All events are free and open to children with medical challenges, disabilities and special needs and their immediate siblings. www.whenarewegoinghome.com.



June 8

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 our 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.



June 10

The Navarro Regional Hospital Teen Volunteer Program will begin on June 10th.  If you have a teenager between the ages 14-18 and they want to learn more about the medical field and earn volunteer hours, our 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



June 14

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.



June 17

Senior Circle at Navarro Regional Hospital will hold its Senior Circle Lunch and Learn in the hospital classrooms from 12 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.



July 13

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.



Aug. 10

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 our 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.



Sept. 14

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 our 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.