Child Advocates of Navarro County needs five volunteers who have one to two hours a week (or month) to help children. There are a variety of projects that demand your attention. Research has shown that people who volunteer live longer and healthier lives. If you are interested in helping children who need you, please call (903) 872-3772.

Navarro County Office of Emergency Management and Local Emergency Planning Committee has launched a new community based information Web site, The Web site is continually being updated with helpful information.

Cherokee Nation Tejas is seeking Navarro County residents and surrounding counties’ residents who are Native American people, and others with Native American ancestors. Anyone who is interested in joining, please contact the administrative office at P.O. Box 5266, Mabank, TX 75147, call (903) 887-9500 or stop by the office from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays at 105 Mount Vernon St., Mabank.

If you would like to offer your assistance with the free tax preparation and EITC program, contact Brenda Canard with the Dallas IRS at (214) 413-6054 or by e-mail at or Stuart Schoppert with North Central Texas WorkForce at (903) 874-8276, Ext. 212, or A volunteer coordinator, preparers and screeners are needed for the upcoming tax season.

Mothers Against Methamphetamine is a national organization with educational literature and resources to fight methamphetamine in the community. Come be a part of the local chapter. Meetings are held at 6 p.m. the first Monday of each month at Northside Baptist Church Fellowship Center, 222 Forrest Lane. Prayer, support and encouragement will be offered to families struggling with a meth addicted loved one.

Navarro County Farmers Market, located in the Farmers Market pavilion at the corner of Sixth Avenue and Business 45, next to the Daily Sun, will be open each Tuesday and Saturday from 7 a.m. until sold out. Farmers Market WIC program vouchers will be accepted. Local growers interested in selling at the market may contact Fred Hayes at (903) 874-2670.

Kerens Farmer’s Market, located at the corner of State Highway 31 and Colket, will be open each Wednesday and Saturday from 7 a.m. until sold out. Producers welcome. For more information, call Diane at (903) 396-2943.

If you are the parent of a Type 1 or Type 2 diabetic child, you live in Navarro County or in a neighboring county, you are tired of driving to Dallas or Waco to attend support group meetings, and if you would like to start a local support group, please send a letter to Eva Whearley, P.O. Box 1823, Corsicana, TX 75151.

Child Advocates of Navarro County is seeking volunteers for the Children’s Advocacy Center program. Volunteers would be responsible for preparing educational crafts and materials, assisting with educational training, office duties, and special projects as needed. Volunteers must be 21 years old or older, complete an application, and pass a criminal and CPS background check. For more information, contact Kristi Skains at (903) 872-3772 or e-mail at

Navarro County Meals on Wheels is in desperate need of volunteers to deliver meals for homebound clients. If you are interested in helping your community in this way, call (903) 641-0166 or (903) 229-1840.

If you know any children to age 21 who have physical, mental or emotional problems who are not receiving an education, no matter what the problem, nor its severity, the child is entitled to an education. In compliance with federal laws, Corsicana Independent School District offers a number of special programs for students with disabilities. For more information or if you know of children with disabilities who are not receiving an education, call the special education office at (903) 874-7441.

Family Service Association, a non-profit organization which offers free clothing to those in need, is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays through the summer. Donations are only accepted during those hours. Donations are prohibited during closed hours following Ordinance 11.214, Section 1 of the Anti-Litter Code. Violators may be open to prosecution. For more information, call (903) 874-4971.

Experience Works, a national non-profit organization, provides training and employment services for mature workers 55 and older who have a low income and are in need of a job. For more information, contact Betty Northcott at North Central Texas Workforce Center at (903) 874-8276, Ext. 230.

Corsicana Public Library would appreciate donations of annuals from G.W. Jackson School. For more information, contact Jerre Williams at (903) 654-4810.

Anyone interested in volunteering for the Navarro Regional Hospital Auxiliary is asked to contact Cleita Ferrell at (903) 874-8092.

Nar-Anon meetings, to help families of drug abusers, are held at 7 p.m. Mondays at Navarro County Dream Center office building, 409 N. 12th, across from the Navarro County Courthouse. Adult recovery program (substance abuse support group) meets at 7 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at the Navarro County Dream Center house, 411 N. 12th. For more information on any of these support groups, call (903) 641-0242.

Navarro County Animals at Risk Foundation is collecting empty ink jet cartridges, empty laser cartridges and digital cell phones to be recycled. Every item collected is worth from $1 to $12 to help the homeless and neglected animals of Navarro County. Instead of just tossing these items away, save them and save the life of a deserving cat or dog. You can drop off your items at Sonda’s Doggie Doos, 1520 S. 15th St.; Today Homes, 1131 W. Seventh Ave.; or YMCA, 400 W. Oaklawn. For more information, call (903) 654-3668.

Corsicana Education Foundation is seeking class rosters and addresses for several graduation classes for Corsicana High School and Jackson High School as the foundation establishes a Corsicana alumni directory. Rosters and most recent addresses of graduates are needed for the following years: 1945, 1948, 1950 to 1959, 1967, 1974 and 1995. Most recent addresses of graduates are needed for the following years (rosters have already been secured): 1975 to 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986 to 1992, 1994, 1996 to 2003. Rosters have been obtained but addresses are needed for all Jackson High years through 1970. If you have access to class rosters and/or addresses, please send to: Corsicana Education Foundation, P.O. Box 96, Corsicana, TX 75151.

The Central Appraisal District holds its board meetings at 4 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at 111 E. First Ave.

Boy Scout Troop 242 meets at 5:30 p.m. every Monday at Elnora P. Watson Center, 1009 S. Fourth St., Corsicana. New youths and adults are welcome to attend. For more information, call (903) 872-3496.

Elnora P. Watson Adult Day Care Center, 1009 S. Fourth St., Corsicana, provides free meals for the elderly and disabled participants who come to the center Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. A full breakfast is held from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Lunch is available from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lounge area is open for games, cards, arts and crafts. For more information, call (903) 872-3496.

Al-Anon meets at 2412 N. Beaton St., Corsicana, at 8 p.m. Thursdays and at 4 p.m. Sundays.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 11 a.m. Sundays and at 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at the annex building of Lakeside United Methodist Church, 515 Farm-to-Market Road 416, Streetman (St. Elmo community).

The Area Agency on Aging of North Central Texas, Ombudsman Program, needs volunteers interested in advocating for residents in nursing facilities in Navarro County. No previous experience is required, 36 hours of training is provided, it takes only two to three hours per week and the hours are flexible. Ombudsmen (advocates) investigate and work to resolve complaints for or on behalf of the resident and work to educate residents and their families on residents’ rights. For more information, contact Lisa at (800) 272-3921.

Hospice of Cedar Lake sponsors a grief support luncheon at noon on the first Wednesday of each month in its office at 625 N. Main St. Anyone who has lost a loved one or friend is welcome to attend. The lunch is potluck so just bring a favorite dish. For more information, call Hospice of Cedar Lake at (903) 874-2646.

MLK Center board conducts a senior citizen program from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every first and third Tuesday of the month. Senior citizens are invited to come and be a part. The seniors do chair exercises, play games and make gifts for special occasions or events throughout the year. For more information, contact Della Borkchum at (903) 874-7259 or (903) 872-3994, or Jim Graves at (903) 874-7259 or (903) 874-8053.

Storytime is held from 9:30 to 10 a.m. each Wednesday for children at the Corsicana Public Library. For more information, call (903) 654-4810.

The Navarro County Reach to Recovery, a service offered free of charge, is a division of the American Cancer Society. Services provided include offering support by breast cancer survivors, literature, temporary breast prosthesis, wigs, exercise instruction for range of motion following surgery, and other support. For more information, call (800) 227-2345 or view the Web site at

Navarro College Adult Basic Education is looking for adults who have never learned to read or are very limited in reading, writing or math skills. If this description fits you, or anyone you know, please contact Tracy Hernandez at (903) 875-7460, or (800) 628-2776, or drop by the ABE classroom and office located in the Learning Resource Center/Gooch Library at the Corsicana Navarro College campus. Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to increase the quality of your life and learn about the world around you.

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