September September 21 - The VFW, 4609 W. Highway 31, will hold a ceremony honoring America's POW/MIAs, beginning at 7 pm. For further information, call the VFW at 903-872-3811.
Saturday, September 22 - Southern Oaks POA is holding its annual sale and barbecue, a fundraiser for its many community-wide activities. Shop for gently used furniture, tools, kitchen items, patio stuff, appliances, toys and much more! PLUS, enjoy delicious BBQ brisket at only $6 per meal. Southern Oaks is located just north of Shell Station on FM 416. Sale hours are 8 am to 2 pm. BBQ served 11 am to 2 pm.
Through Saturday, September 22 - The Warehouse Living Arts Center, 119 West Sixth Avenue, Corsicana, presents DOUBLEWIDE, TEXAS, a live play about the inhabitants of one of the smallest trailer parks in Texas threatened to be annexed by a nearby town. Nightly at 7:30 pm; Adults $15 Seniors/Students $13, Children under 12, $10.
Sunday September 23 - Pastor Holly and Pastor Van are coming to share an amazing sermon you don't want to miss at Word Alive church in the old movie theater in Corsicana behind Jack in the Box. The service starts at 10 am. We do not have a cut off time for the service. You are more than welcome to leave when you need to. You are welcome to be a part of this special day.
Monday, October 1 - The American Legion, 632 N. Beaton St, will hold their monthly members meeting at 6:30 pm in the main meeting room. For more information, call the Legion at 903-874-3938 after 2 pm daily.
October 5, 6, and 7. Corsicana High School Class of 1973 Reunion and Year Book hunt.Â Class of 1973's reunion will be first weekend in October. We would like to to see our classmates.Contact Chuck at 903 654 4197 for more information. Also, we're looking for a Year Book for Class of 1973. If you have one that you will let go, please call Marilyn at 903 229 1558.
Saturday October 6 - Corsicana Home Depot October Fire Safety Event from 9 am - 12 pm. Bring the entire family out for a morning of games and learning. Join in their kid's workshop and build a fireboat, and jump in the bounce house. Corsicana Police, Fire, and Navarro County Volunteer Fire Departments will be there, along with a real rescue helecopter.
Saturday October 6 - Blooming Grove Volunteer Fire Department Fish Fry and Auction Fundraiser from 5-9 pm at the Blooming Grove Fire Station. Come support the Volunteer Fire Department, bid on great auction items, and eat the best fish around. Auction items (new or homemade) and baked good donations will be accepted until the event starts!
Saturday, October 6 - The American Legion, 632 N. Beaton St, will be hosting a Veterans Clinic with a representative from the VA Regional Office in Waco to answer your questions about your VA benefits, and local attorneys to assist you with legal questions. The time for this FREE clinic is from 9 am to 12 noon. For more information, call the Legion at 903-874-3938 after 2 pm daily.
Saturday, October 6 - Frost United Methodist Church Lord’s Acre Lunch and Auction at Frost School Cafeteria. BBQ beef with all the trimmings, dessert, and tea. Adults $10, Children $5. Take-outs begin at 11 am. Lunch at 11:30. Live Auction at 1 pm.
Tuesday, October 9 - The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), Chapter 1191, will hold its monthly meeting in Waxahachie at the Asian King Buffet, 507 N. Hwy 77, Suite 950, in the Northgate Shopping Center, across from Osuba Restaurant and Whataburger from 11 am until 1 pm. NARFE Chapter 1191 has members from Ellis, Navarro and surrounding counties. Members, guests, and all who are part of our federal active and retired family are invited. The guest speaker will be Shann Holliday, with Blue Cross Blue Shield, to discuss health insurance options for the upcoming open season. For membership information contact the closest NARFE representative, in Corsicana 903-874-3092, in Ennis 214-949-6197, in Waxahachie 214-850-4783, in Red Oak 412-722-6307, and in Midlothian 972-268-5793.
Saturday, October 20 - 14th Annual Kerens Cotton Harvest Festival from 9 am until 11 pm, downtown Kerens. There will be a beauty pageant, antique tractor show, heritage exhibits, carnival, master naturalists, Professor Freedom, C.A.S.I. Chili Cookoff, KESA pancake breakfast, tractor equipment display, live entertainment all day, Mayborn Museum spark boxes, Pearce Civil War exhibit, quilt show, classic cars, food booths, Cotton Gin tours, arts and crafts, barrel train rides, street dance, photo contest, and a flyover by Coyote Squadron from Campbell Field in Corsicana. Visit www.kerenscottonharvestfestival.com for more information.
Saturday, October 27 - The American Legion, 632 N. Beaton St., will be presenting Rockin' Kountry Karaoke from 7 to 11:30 pm. Come on out, bring your friends, and have a few cold ones while dancing and enjoying good country music you select to sing. For more information, call the Legion at 903-874-3938 after 2 pm daily.
The Senior Activity Center, 919 W. Park Avenue, offers free exercise classes every Tuesday and Thursday. For more information, call 903-654-4980.
The Senior Activity Center, 919 W. Park Avenue, invites everyone to come and hear "the greatest country and western band in the world" every Monday afternoon at 1 pm. For more information, call 903-654-4980.
The Dawson Food Pantry needs donations, both non perishable food and monetary. They are open the 3rd Friday of the month from 9-12. Donations are being accepted at the following locations: Brookdale Assisted Living, 3329 W. 7th Ave., Corsicana; Country Meadows Nursing & Rehab, 3301 W. Park Row, Corsicana; and the Dawson Housing Authority, 210 N. Circle Dr., Dawson. For more information, call Alicia Rogers 903-519-1044, Alma Espinoza 903-467-8114, or Kelly Bell 903-872-8400.
If you have an unserviceable US, state, M.I.A., or military flag, bring it to the American Legion, 632 N. Beaton St. If the post is closed, you can place the flag in a plastic bag and hang it on the front door. After 2 pm daily, bring it inside. If you can not afford a new US flag, the American Legion will replace your unserviceable US flag with a new US Flag. They only can only exchange the US flag, but can accept any unserviceable flag for proper retirement. For more information, call the Legion at 903-874-3938 after 2 pm daily.
Meals on Wheels needs your GROCERY BAGS! Please deliver plastic grocery bags to their office at 1805 N. Beaton Street between 8:30 am and 1:30 pm Monday - Friday.
Meals on Wheels Program is in need of volunteers Monday - Friday for meal deliveries. Each delivery route takes about an hour and is typically delivered between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm every day. For more information, feel free to stop by the office located at 1805 Beaton St., call 903-641-0166, or call Yolanda at 903-641-0085.
Honor Flight DFW is a 501c(3) non-profit organization that is committed to flying veterans, at no cost to the veteran, round trip to Washington, DC with a one night stay, to see the WW II Memorial and other monuments in the Washington area. They will fly any veteran of a War era since WW II, but priority is for WW II and terminally ill veterans. They have a "guardian" assigned to each veteran to assist him or her during the trip and a volunteer medical staff for each flight. Honor Flight DFW pays for the cost for the veteran and all others pay their own expenses. For more information about this organization and flight schedules, go to their website www.honorflightdfw.org. This is one way for us to honor our veterans while we still have them around.
Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1000 for information that leads to the arrest and indictment for a felony crime. Call Crime Stoppers tip line (903) 874-TIPS (8477) with the information. You do not have to give your name. You will be given a number and that is the only way Crime Stoppers can identify you.
Angus Crime Watch meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Angus Government Center.
Grandparents Raising Grandkids Support Group will meet at FBC Eureka at 8718 S Hwy 287 Eureka Tx the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. The purpose of this group is to provide support, and encouragement, as well as offer helpful and informative information with occasional speakers coming in. Please let us know if you will need to bring children with you so our child care volunteer can be prepared. Contact Sister Marsha Jones for more information at 903-875-9706 (leave a message if no answer). Anyone in the Navarro county area is welcome to attend these meetings. We are looking forward to getting to know each of you.
The Corsicana Animal Shelter is in need of dog food, such as Pedigree (adult and small breed), Kibbles N Bits Original Flavor (adult and small breed, small bites), and Purina Smart Blend dog food. Donations can be dropped off at the shelter during regular operating hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 12 to 6 pm, and on Saturdays from 12 until 4 pm.
Tehuacana Baptist Church in Limestone county sponsors a Gospel/Bluegrass/Country music night the second Friday of each month starting at approximately 6 pm., and goes until the last singer gives up and goes home (about 10 pm). We have an open mic, and anyone that can sing, or think they can sing or play, or just want to enjoy the music, are welcome to come and join us. We usually break for a snack about 8pm for about 30 min. There's no charge but donations are accepted. For more information call Chuck @ 254 395 4554 after 12 noon cell: 254 203 3488 any time.
Prom Princess Ministries need your purses, dresses, shoes, jewelry, etc. for young ladies whose families can't afford them. Open 11 am - 4 pm Monday through Friday, and on Saturdays by appointment. Please drop off at 110 W. 6th St., Corsicana, or call 903 875 9060.
Oak Valley Crime Watch meets every first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm at Town Hall. Dinner is served. You're asked to bring a side dish or dessert.
Griefshare Support Group meets every Tuesday from 6-8 in the Fellowship House at Northside Baptist Church. More info: Thelma at 903-875-8944.
PLEASE SAVE LIVES. SPAY AND NEUTER YOUR PETS!
Have an old cell phone or phones cluttering up their home? The Angels of Corsicana Troop Support has the answer. Just bring those old phones by their office on Bus. 45 across from the old hat factory any morning from 9-11 M-F or drop them off at Corley Funeral Home. The phones will be bundled and forwarded them to a company that refurbishes them and sends then to the troops to use.
Area Volunteer Firefighters are always in need of bottled water. Please drop off at your local Volunteer Fire Department. Support your local Volunteer Firefighters!
Red Shirt Fridays are taking hold across America to support our military! VVA Chapter 1009 Navarro Rifles are announcing a campaign to get everyone involved. Red Shirt Friday T Shirts are on sale for $15 each. Please show your support by wearing red every Friday until all of our troops come home. More info: Steven 903-229-1801.
Important Phone Numbers:
For EMERGENCIES, Fire, Police, Ambulance - 911
Corsicana Police Department - 903-654-4902
Corsicana Fire Department - 903-654-4956
Navarro County Sheriff - 903-654-3001
Navarro County Emergency Management - 903-875-3315
Navarro Regional Hospital - 903-654-6800
Corsicana-Navarro County Chamber Of Commerce - 903-874-4731
City Of Kerens - 903-396-2971
Corsicana Public Library - 903-654-4810
City Of Corsicana - 903-654-4800
Animal Shelter 903-875-1060
Eating Disorders Hotline - 800-931-2237
Drug Abuse/Mental Health Info - 800-729-6686
Alcoholice Anonymous - 800-467-8019
Adult and Child Health Helpline - 800-462-6122
Teen Dating Abuse Helpline - 866-331-9474
Teen Pregnancy Helpline - 866-850-4250
National Runaway Hotline - 1-800-621-4000
Adult and Child Abuse Hotline - 800-752-6200
National Child Abuse Hotline - 1-800-422-4453
National Domestic Violence Hotline - 1-800-799-SAFE
Center For Missing And Exploited Children - 1-800-843-5678
Texas Poison Center - 800-222-1222
National Substance Abuse Helpline - 1-800-662-4357
Suicide Prevention Center - 800-273-TALK
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