United Way wants to hear from Navarro County residents. If you have an interest in employment, youth, seniors, housing, mental health, transportation, health, education, crime or substance abuse in Navarro County, join a focus group. Be heard as part of the United Way of Navarro County Community Needs Assessment. To participate or for more information, call (903) 851-2665.

Child Advocates of Navarro County needs 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, www.navarrocountyoem.org. The Web site is continually being updated with helpful information.

Navarro County Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance meet at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday in the fellowship hall of St. John’s Episcopal Church, 101 N. 14th St. All are welcome to learn and to give and receive support. For more information, call (903) 872-6302 or (903) 874-6815.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) No. 1693, a non-profit organization, meets from 10 to 11 a.m. every Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, 320 N. 15th St., Corsicana. Weigh-ins are from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Anyone interested in losing weight with a strong support system is welcome. For more information, call Mary at (903) 872-5568 or (903) 396-7289 or visit the Web site www.tops.org.

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.

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.

Members of the Mild Red Drama Club are at your disposal. These “Christmas elves” are raising money for their annual New York trip. For a small donation, they will wash your house, your car, your cat, your dog, and do whatever chore you do not wish to do. To recruit your “elves,” call Mildred High School at (903) 872-0392.

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