VOICE is offering cookbooks for sale at $10 each. Proceeds go to support the many programs VOICE provides to families and children in Navarro County. Through Dec. 16, the books are available gift wrapped at no charge. Pick up your cookbook at the VOICE office in the Bank of America Building, 100 N. Main St., Suite 308. For more information, contact Gina Ward at (903) 872-0180 or gward@voiceinc.org.

Frost Volunteer Fire Department has cookbooks for sale at $10 each. For more information, contact Linda Meskimen at (903) 682-3024 or Iesha Young at (903) 682-2124.

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 (903) 872-6534.

Family Service Association, a non-profit organization which offers free clothing to those in need, is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday, and from 10 a.m. to noon the second and fourth Saturday of the month. 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 Robert O’Daniel at North Central Texas Workforce Center at (903) 874-8276.

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.

Navarro College Testing Center, located on the lower level of the Gaston T. Gooch Learning Resource Center and Library in Room 103, will offer GED testing. Registration will be from 8:30 to 3 p.m. Dates are as follows: Registration, Nov. 28 — test, Dec. 5-6. Dates are subject to change due to college exams or registration. The cost will be $75 for the whole test and $15 for each retest. For more information, call (903) 875-7457 or view the Web site at www.navarrocollege.edu and click on “Future Students” then “Testing.”

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.

Family Development Parenting Resource Center, located in Room A110 of the Houston Staff Development Center, 1213 W. Fourth Ave., is a positive place for parents and children. It’s a place where they can have fun and learn at the same time. The center promotes family bonding. It offers self-paced parenting classes and computer access for the families of Navarro County. Some of the center’s materials are available for parents to check out and take home. The center is open by appointment only, so call Patricia at (903) 872-0180 to schedule your time.

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: Rob Ludwig, Corsicana Education Foundation, P.O. Box 96, Corsicana, TX 75151 or e-mail to rludwig2@cisd.org.

Downtown Business Association will meet at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Wicklow Inn. The public is invited.

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.

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).

Corsicana Area Coalition has a volunteer program at Mel-Haven Convalescent Center. If you have compassion for those who might be lonely, if you are concerned for someone who might need a little smile, if you are as convinced as others that it is important to be a blessing to those who might be in need of attention, and if you are interested in efforts to make a difference to the residents of Mel-Haven and want to know more about this volunteer program, call Elbert Turner, CAC president, at (903) 872-1916 or (903) 874-7454.

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.

Navarro County Senior Citizen Services needs volunteer drivers for its Meals on Wheels program in Corsicana. If you can spare an hour to an hour and a half once a week, one every other week, or once a month, call (903) 641-0166. Your community needs you.

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 www.cancer.org.

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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