Navarro Regional Hospital Auxiliary has a cookbook called “Volunteers in the Kitchen” for sale in the hospital gift shop at $18. Recipes were compiled from the auxiliary volunteers. Proceeds go toward the Winona Stewart Scholarship Fund, which is for students attending Navarro College who are going into the medical field.

Any old interior pictures of the Navarro County Courthouse are being sought. Those during the inception of the courthouse (1905) through the 1930s are especially needed. If you have one of these photos, the Corsicana Preservation Foundation would like to borrow them for a short period of time. You may drop off your photos with Lowell Dunn at Moe and Dunn PLLC, 1200 W. Second Ave.; or with Hugh Stroube at U Store, 310 N. 12th St.

Navarro County Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance meets at 7 p.m. each Tuesday in the fellowship hall at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 101 N. 14th St. All are welcome to learn to give and to receive support at the weekly meetings. On the first Tuesday of each month, Dr. Tom Sheriff, licensed psychologist, conducts a study of “The Depression Workbook: A Guide for Living with Depression and Manic Depression.” For more information, call (903) 872-6302 or (903) 874-6815.

Young at Heart Club of Blooming Grove, for residents 55 and older, meets from 1 to 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the Blooming Grove Fire Department meeting room. For more information, call Brenda at (903) 354-6837.

Navarro County Animals at Risk Foundation meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Monday of every month in the sunroom at Heritage Oaks West. Visitors and anyone interested in animal welfare are always welcome. NCARF is also collecting empty ink jet cartridges, empty laser cartridges and digital cell phones to be recycled. Money received from the recycling will 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, 817 N. Main St.; Today Homes, 1131 W. Seventh Ave.; or YMCA, 400 W. Oaklawn. For more information, call (903) 654-3668.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site volunteers are needed to assist with income tax preparation for 2009 at the Corsicana VITA site, which will be located at the YMCA. Volunteers will receive training from Cathy Scott at Navarro College Jan. 17 and 24, and will need to pass the IRS basic preparer’s exam. Most volunteers will work one three-hour shift per week. For more information, call George Burrell at (903) 874-2821 or Stuart Schoppert at (903) 874-8276, Ext. 3900. The VITA site will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Jan. 20, and the site will also be open some Saturdays.

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

Cub Scout Pack 253 and Boy Scout Troop 253 meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 801 N. 13th St. For more information, call Toni at (903) 851-6621.

A calendar of events has been developed to post community wide/county wide events for local interests and traveling tourists. If you have an event that you would like posted, provide the information to the Corsicana/Navarro County Chamber of Commerce by calling (903) 874-4731, faxing (903) 874-4187 or e-mailing to

Used adult-size baseball gloves and baseballs have been requested by Lance Cpl. Peter Seefeldt, son of Corsicana resident Ruth Neal. You may also donate new decks of playing cards. Seefeldt has been deployed with the 2nd Marine Division and is stationed in Iraq. You may drop off your donations of gloves, balls and cards at the Corsicana Daily Sun office.

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