ABWA holds monthly meeting
The regular monthly meeting of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) was held Feb. 11 at the Kinsloe House. President Kelly Black called the meeting to order and roll was called by Ruth Laudan. Guests for the evening were Becky Stuart and Heather King. They were invited by ABWA member Charlcie Reynolds. After the invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance, dinner was served. Minutes were read by Martha McCarter and Cynthia Stouff gave the treasurer’s report. Both reports were approved.
Golf committee chairman Lou Ann Allen gave an update on the club’s annual golf tournament which will be April 6, 2013 at the Corsicana Country Club beginning at 1 p.m. The cost is $75 each or $300 for a team of four. ABWA golf committee members are Patti Taylor, Paula Jones, Ruth Laudan, Jeannie Baird, Kelly Black, Lou Ann Allen and Elonda Cassady. More information may be received by contacting Elonda Cassady at (903) 654-3747.
ABWA members Ruth Laudan and Shirley Long were responsible for the program for the evening. Susie Ellis and Rachael Clift of Scrappin’ Good Time provided and assisted each member with a valentine card kit.
There being no further business, President Kelly Black adjourned the meeting. The next meeting of ABWA will be 6 p.m. March 11, 2013 at the Kinsloe House.
Navarro County NAACP to meet
Navarro County Branch of NAACP will hold its regular meeting on March 12, 2013 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center, 1114 East Sixth Ave., Corsicana. The Executives meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the General meeting will start at 7 p.m. All members are asked to attend. Your participation is critical to the success of NAACP.
The NAACP holds its regular meetings the second Tuesday of each month. If you are interested in becoming a member of NAACP or need more information about the organization you can contact the Navarro County NAACP by mail at P.O. Box 284, Corsicana Texas 75151-0284 or President Rowena Winfrey at (903) 467-1558.
ABWA holds monthly meeting
‘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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