This column is designed to give our local readers a place to put news and events that are important to them and others in the community.

Local news such as public meetings, luncheons, events and other non-club local items for not-for-profit associations are listed in this column.

Church events are printed separately in Church News published on Fridays.

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Dec. 24-25

Pioneer Village will be closed Dec. 24-25. It will reopen Dec. 26.



The residents of Oak Valley no longer need to boil their water.



Dec. 27

Navarro County Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance will not meet Dec. 27. The next scheduled meeting will be Jan. 3. For more information, call (903) 872-6302.



Dec. 28

North Central Texas WorkForce’s Corsicana Center will host a job search workshop on “Resume Writing for Results” at 9 a.m. at its office, 720 N. Beaton St.



Dec. 29

North Central Texas WorkForce’s Corsicana Center will host a job search workshop on “Interviewing Tips” at 10 a.m. at its office, 720 N. Beaton St. There will be a “Workshop Center Orientation” at 10 a.m.



Dec. 30

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3366, located at Veterans Drive off West State Highway 31, will host Kuttin’ Edge Karaoke with Bob and Nancy McQuary from 8 p.m. to midnight. Admission will be free. The VFW Post canteen will open at 4 p.m.



Jan. 2

Warehouse Living Arts Center Theatre, 119 W. Sixth Ave., will hold auditions at 6:30 p.m. for the hilarious comedy “The Sunshine Boys” by Neil Simon. Seven roles are available for four to five adult men ages 20s to 60s, two to three adult women ages 20s to 60s. Those who plan to audition should bring date books, school and vacation schedules to the audition. Each will be required to fill out a rehearsal availability form. Production dates will be Feb. 9-18. For more information, call (903) 872-5421 or (903) 874-4283.



Jan. 4

The weather warning sirens will be tested at 1 p.m., weather permitting. If you have any questions regarding this test, please contact fire marshal James Palos at (903) 654-4961.



The City of Rice will test its emergency storm siren at 1 p.m. If inclement weather exits, the test will not take place. For more information, contact city hall at (903) 326-7511.



Jan. 5

Navarro College SBDC will sponsor a 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. Cost of the workshop will be $20. For more information or to register, call Ophelia Mendoza at (903) 874-0658 or e-mail ophelia.mendoza@navarrocollege.edu.



Blooming Grove Crime Watch will meet at 7 p.m. at Blooming Grove Fire Station. The speaker will be Pct. 4 County Commissioner John Paul Ross. Light refreshments will be served following the meeting.



Jan. 9

The Republican Party of Navarro County will meet at 7 p.m. on the seventh floor of the Bank of America building, 100 N. Main St., to “Meet the Candidates.” Those introducing themselves and speaking briefly will be candidates in the March Republican Primary. In addition, Gina Parker, Texas grassroots leader in the party, will speak on judicial reform. She gained national attention when she ran for Texas Republican state chairman in 2004. She is a successful business leader and community servant in Waco. Parker holds a B.B.A. from Baylor in marketing and entrepreneurship and a J.D. degree from Baylor Law School. All Republicans are invited. For more information, call Joan Timmons at (903) 875-1729.



Jan. 13

Navarro College SBDC will sponsor a session on creating a business plan from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 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) 874-0658 or e-mail ophelia.mendoza@navarrocollege.edu.



Jan. 14

Kerens Chamber of Commerce banquet will be held at 7 p.m. at the Kerens Alumni Building. The event will include a dinner, several awards and a speech by Tom Gray, chief justice of the appeals court in Waco. Tickets may be purchased from any director or for more information, call the Chamber at (903) 396-2391. Tickets are $15 per person. Seating is limited and no tickets will be sold at the door.



Jan. 17

Warehouse Living Arts Center Theatre will hold its annual meeting and season ticket holder appreciation reception at 7 p.m. A short business meeting will include the election of new board members for 2006, awards presentations for distinguished service in 2005 as well as a variety of comedy and musical numbers with some of the many WLAC favorites performing. A reception will follow immediately featuring a delicious hors d’oeuvres buffet. Those who have not yet purchased their 2006 season tickets may call the theatre with their order. Those planning to attend should call the box office at (903) 872-5421.



Jan. 21

“Moonlight and Magnolias” Ante-bellum Ball will be held at The Cook Center from 6 to 10 p.m. The event will include a catered dinner, tours of the Pearce Collections Museum, a Civil War-era dance, and a silent auction with merchandise and gift certificates from local retailers. Those wishing to attend are asked to dress in period, formal, or semi-formal attire. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Pearce Collections Museum at (903) 875-7438 or (800) 988-5317 by Jan. 14. Tickets are $25 per person or $200 per table of eight. Seating is limited and reservations are required. No tickets will be sold at the door.

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