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May 8

Emhouse 4-H Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Emhouse United Methodist Church. Allison Humann will give a program on safe-sitting and life-saving skills. All are invited.

Alzheimer’s Association Maintain Your Brain, how to live a brain-healthy lifestyle, will be held from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 320 N. 15th St., Corsicana. Find out what you can do to be fit from the neck up. Those interested in keeping their brains healthy are invited. Join in for this exciting program to explore the latest insights about how people can make brain-healthy choices and lower their risk for Alzheimer’s. The workshop will be $5. To register, call (800) 272-3900 or visit

Woodmen of the World Lodge No. 5 will meet at 6 p.m. for a covered dish dinner at Liberty Hall. Members and their guests are cordially invited.

Navarro County Republican Party will meet at 7 p.m. at Bank of America, 100 N. Main St., seventh floor meeting room. Delegates to the state Republican convention in San Antonio June 2-3 are urged to attend. Special guest will be John Tabor of Ellis County, State Senate District 22 executive committee member, who will not seek the position when his current term is completed. Other candidates who will run for the office, including Rusty Ballard of Ellis County and Chris DeCluitt of Waco, will attend the meeting. The election will take place in San Antonio, but this will be an opportunity for Navarro County delegates to learn more about these candidates prior to the event at the state convention.

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