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Nov. 29

Hat Brand Rodeo will have bull rides, bare back, saddle bronc, tied downs, calf roping, break-away roping, barrel racing, open team roping, steer wrestling and chute dogging at the Navarro County Exposition Center, State Highway 22, Corsicana. Tickets are $6. Slacks will be at noon, with the show starting at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call Lynn at (903) 654-3914.



Vietnam Veterans of America, Navarro Rifles Chapter 1009, invites you to join in for a Thanksgiving dance from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the VFW Hall, 4609 W. State Highway 31, featuring the Bryan Smith band. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased in advance from Alvin McClure at (903) 641-7579 or Doug Fogg at (903) 641-0373. Proceeds will benefit the Vietnam Veterans of America Navarro Rifles Chapter 1009.



Nov. 30

Heart of Texas Barrel Racing will have an exhibition at noon with the show from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Navarro County Exposition Center, State Highway 22, Corsicana. Free to the public. For more information, call Camille at (903) 872-5283.



Through December

Corsicana Fire Department will accept new unwrapped toys from Dec. 1 through Christmas for its 23rd annual Christmas for Kids. The toys will be given to The Salvation Army for distribution. If so desired, financial donations will also be accepted to purchase toys for the children. Drop-off locations will be at the city’s four fire stations: 200 N. 13th St., 310 S. Second St., 2212 W. Second Ave., and 3009 N. Beaton St. For more information, call Dickie Mullenix or Diane McGraw at (903) 654-4956.



Dec. 1

Corsicana Masonic Lodge will have a stated meeting at 7:30 p.m. A meal will be served at 6:30 p.m. All masons are invited.



City of Blooming Grove will hold its monthly city council meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Blooming Grove City Hall, 200 S. Fordyce St.



Dec. 2

Corsicana Chapter 118, Order of Eastern Star, will hold a stated meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Corsicana Masonic Lodge. A potluck supper will be served at 6:30 p.m. Members are reminded to bring can goods to benefit the Navarro County Food Pantry and items for the House of Refuge. All area OES members are invited. For more information, call Bonnie Mathison at (903) 874-0226.



When Are We Going Home Ministry will present the annual Cheryl Dunn concert at 6:45 p.m. at the Palace Theatre, 112 W. Sixth Ave. The pre-concert will be by The Way, Truth and Life Praise Team from Ennis followed by Glorybound. The concert will be free. There will be a silent auction to benefit the ministry in its efforts to help families who have children with medical challenges and special needs by building a retreat and therapeutic center in Navarro County which will include aquatic, equine, music, fitness and creative. Dunn, the 2003 and 2005 winner of the Canadian Country/Bluegrass Album of the Year, has been nominated three times for the Covenant Awards and four times for the Vibe Awards. She will sing songs from her new “Emmanuel — White Christmas” CD. For more information or if you would like to donate to the silent auction, call (903) 422-6120.



Oak Valley Crime Watch will have its monthly meeting at 6:39 p.m. at the Oak Valley Community Center. The crime report will be given by the deputies. Ham and chicken will be provided by the crime watch. Bring a covered dish and join in for food and fellowship.



Dec. 3

Eureka Crime Watch will hold its regular monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. at Eureka United Methodist Church. A Christmas party will follow a short business meeting and an update on the Christmas project. The public is invited to attend and enjoy a great spread of Christmas goodies and fellowship with friends and neighbors.



Dec. 4

Navarro College SBDC will sponsor a free basic workshop on how to start a small business from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Corsicana/Navarro County Chamber of Commerce, 120 N. 12th St. For more information or to register, call Ophelia Mendoza at (903) 875-7667 or e-mail ophelia.mendoza@navarrocollege.edu.



Blooming Grove Crime Watch will meet at 7 p.m. at the home of Jean Hinkle, 404 Hinckley, Blooming Grove. The speakers will be retired sheriff deputies Jimmie Spencer and Bubba Jones. Refreshments will be served.



Corsicana/Navarro County Public Health District, 618 N. Main St., will have an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. celebrating 10 years being at this location. There will be refreshments, tours available, as well as medical questions answered. The public is invited to come celebrate the 10th year anniversary in this facility, which houses three clinics — Women’s, Infants and Children’s programs; Pedia Child Health Clinic; and the Health Department.



An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Navarro Shriner’s Building, 323 N. Commerce St. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good general health and have a photo ID. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (800) 448-3543.



Dec. 6

Sons of American Legion will meet at 3 p.m. at the American Legion Post 22, 632 N. Beaton St. The Ladies Auxiliary will meet at 4 p.m. To attend the meetings, membership must be current. For more information, call after 2 p.m. to (903) 874-3938.



Dec. 7

You are invited to honor and remember your loved one at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home’s eighth annual Tree of Remembrance at 3 p.m. A personalized ornament will be available to place on the “tree” for families who entrusted their loved one to Griffin-Roughton during their time of sorrow. Anyone who has endured a loss is welcome to come join in for words of comfort from Sam Dilbeck of Westhill Church of Christ and to enjoy the sounds of music from the Westhill Singers and Sandra Huffman. For more information, call (903) 874-4774.



Dec. 8

Woodmen of the World Lodge 5 will have its meeting and catered Christmas party at 6 p.m. at Star Hall. All members, their families and guests are cordially invited. Because this is being catered, please RSVP by Nov. 21 by calling Trudy Howell at (903) 874-7050.



Dec. 9

Corsicana Emergency Corps, 416 S. 12th St., will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. The general public is invited to attend. Monthly meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. For more information, call (903) 872-5072.



Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1009 will meet at 7 p.m. at Sirloin Stockade, 2508 W. Seventh Ave., Corsicana. Membership is open to U.S. armed forces veterans who served on active duty (for other than training purposes) in the Republic of Vietnam between Feb. 28, 1961, and May 7, 1975, or in any duty location between Aug. 5, 1964, and May 7, 1975. The veteran must submit a copy of his/her DD Form 214 along with application and dues. Members and guests are invited to come early and eat and visit prior to the meeting.



Corsicana High School Choir will have a fund-raiser from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Bookstack, 1427 W. Second Ave. Memories by Melissa will be set up and taking pictures of children with Santa. Two 4-by-6 photos will be $15 with a portion of the profit going to the choir. Choir students will also be selling hot chocolate and cookies. Proceeds will go toward the choir’s spring break trip to New York.



Blooming Grove Masonic Lodge will be dark to join the Eureka Masonic Lodge.



Eureka Masonic Lodge will host the Blooming Grove Masonic Lodge for its stated meeting at 7:30 p.m. A meal will be served at 6:30 p.m. All masons are invited.



Dec. 9-18

VOICE will offer the Texas Youth Tobacco Awareness Program, a state-approved program for minors charged with attempted purchase, consumption, or possession of tobacco and is designed to the mandates of Texas law. VOICE staff is certified to facilitate this program. The class will be an eight-hour program divided into four two-hour sessions. This session will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 9, 11, 16 and 18. Participants are required to attend all sessions. Classes are $100 (cash only) for all sessions. All participants must pre-register. For more information, contact John Goodnight at (903) 872-0180 or jgoodnight@voiceinc.org.



Dec. 10-11

Navarro Regional Hospital Auxiliary will have a “Books R Fun” sale in the hospital dining room beginning from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Winona Stewart Scholarship Fund for Navarro College students going into a medical field.



Dec. 11

Navarro College SBDC will sponsor a session on creating a business plan from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Corsicana/Navarro County Chamber of Commerce, 120 N. 12th St. Cost of the workshop will be $20. For more information or to register, call Ophelia Mendoza at (903) 875-7667 or e-mail ophelia.mendoza@navarrocollege.edu.



Dawson Masonic Lodge will have a stated meeting at 7:30 p.m. A meal will be served at 6:30 p.m. All masons are invited.



The Legionnaires monthly meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 22, 632 N. Beaton St. To attend the meeting, membership must be current. For more information, call (903) 874-3938.



Dec. 13

Corsicana High School Choir will have a fund-raiser from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Bookstack, 1427 W. Second Ave. The Bookstack’s sales made that day will go to the choir. Choir students will also be selling hot chocolate and cookies. Proceeds will go toward the choir’s spring break trip to New York.



Dec. 16

Kerens Masonic Lodge will be dark.



A retirement reception will be held for Brenda Duncan and Darrell Raines from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Cook Center. You are invited to join the Navarro College family as these two longtime employees are wished well in their retirement.



Dec. 24

Barry Masonic Lodge will be dark because of Christmas Eve.



Dec. 25

Winkler Masonic Lodge will be dark because of Christmas Day.



Jan. 6

Corsicana Chapter 118, Order of Eastern Star, will hold a stated meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Corsicana Masonic Lodge. A potluck supper will be served at 6:30 p.m. All area OES members are invited. For more information, call Bonnie Mathison at (903) 874-0226.



Jan. 29

VOICE will have the fourth annual men’s Lunch-ON at noon at The Cook Center on the Navarro College campus. The featured speaker will be Tweed Scott, humorous Texas author and speaker. Tables are on sale now. For more information, call Gina Dieterichs at (903) 872-0180 or e-mail to gdieterichs@voiceinc.org.



Feb. 3

Corsicana Chapter 118, Order of Eastern Star, will hold a stated meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Corsicana Masonic Lodge. A potluck supper will be served at 6:30 p.m. All area OES members are invited. For more information, call Bonnie Mathison at (903) 874-0226.

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