Dawson Garden Club
The Dawson Garden Club has chosen the home of Melanie Dotson at 900 N. Fullerton Ave. as the Yard of the Month for May. The lawns, both back and front, are beautifully manicured. The trees are luxuriant as are the flowers encircling them. The front porch is inviting and there are beautiful blooms. The winding path to the front door lends a romantic touch to this beautiful landscape, and there are colorful blooms at the back porch as well. Go by to see this lovely yard.
Col. Roger Q. Mills Chapter 2466, United Daughters of the Confederacy
Col. Roger Q. Mills Chapter 2466, United Daughters of the Confederacy met March 25, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the Nancy Roberts Room at the Corsicana Public Library. The meeting was called to order by President Dana Stubbs
Chaplain Geneva Davis led the opening prayer and the Pledge to the United States Flag.
Pat Chappell led the Pledges to the Texas Flag, Marlene Ivy led the Salute to the Confederate Flag, and Dana Stubbs led the Ritual and the Lord’s Prayer.
Secretary/treasurer Nancy Weems read the minute of the Nov. 26, 2012 meeting which were approved as read. The Treasury balance and the balance of the Virginia Nash Scholarship was reported.
President Stubbs reported her attendance to the District VIII Workshop in Longview.
Progress reported on the A.F. Morse Memorial includes T-shirts ordered by Norman Stubbs as a fundraiser. Also a local artist is working on the art work for the cemetery marker, and a friend of Norman and Dana is donating the marker and labor. The dedication is scheduled for Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. in Oakwood Cemetery. Since Mr. Morse once lived in Waxahachie, the Ennis and Waxahachie Camps will help with the dedication.
President Stubbs suggested that the chapter invite Bill Davis to be an honorary member because of the way he has supported the chapter endeavors. A motion to that effect was made, seconded and carried.
A letter of thanks for a paver brick for the Confederate Veterans Memorial Plaza. The dedication was held on April 13 in Palestine. Confederate Veteran’s Day was April 26.
The Division Convention will be Oct. 5, 2013 in Houston. A motion was made by Geneva Davis that the chapter advertize the A.F. Morse Memorial in the program for the Division Convention. Nancy Rula seconded the motion which carried.
A collection was taken for the Virginia Nash Scholarship.
Food collected was delivered to the Corsicana Food Pantry.
Dana Stubbs presented the program on “Richmond Bread Riot.” Inita Jones sent a picture of her ancestor Charles Wesley Herod, and Stubbs read his poem titled “First Year of Travel of Company K, 12th Texas Cavalry.”
Members closed with singing of “Dixie” and refreshments were served by Dana Stubbs.
Nine members were present.
Dawson Garden Club
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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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