Saturday, March 25 - The American Legion Post, 632 N. Beaton St., will host a free Veterans Clinic from 9 am – 12 noon, with local Attorneys and a representative from the Waco VA Regional Office. This free clinic is open to all local veterans and their families who have a legal matter or questions about VA benefits. There is no reservation or fee required to attend this event. Local attorneys will answer questions on issues including family law, wills and probate, consumer issues, landlord/tenant law, tax issues, bankruptcy and foreclosures. An American Legion service officer from the Waco Regional VA office will answer questions on issues with the VA. Also, a representative from Corley Funeral Home will be available to provide VA burial information. This clinic is open to any veteran or spouse/family member of a living or deceased veteran free of charge. Veterans who need further legal representation may be referred to an attorney volunteer who will take the case on a pro bono (free) or a reduced rate basis.
Saturday, March 25 - The Kerens Ex-Student Association will have a Pancake Brunch from 8 am to 12:30 pm at the KESA Building benefiting the scholarship fund for Kerens High School. Adults $6, kids 12 and under $4. On the menu: pancakes, bacon, sausage, fruit, milk, coffee, and orange juice.
Wednesday, March 29 - Rice High School is hosting a blood drive from 9 am to 3 pm at 1400 N. McKinney St. in the gym. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Rusty Blankenship at (903) 326-4502.
Friday, March 31 - Mildred Elementary School will have registration for 2017 - 2018 Kindergarten students from 8:30 - 2 pm. The school nurse will be on campus to conduct vision and hearing screenings. Parents are asked to bring the following required items: official birth certificate, Social Security card, verifification of up to date immunizations, and proof of residency - lease or purchase agreement. Parents who are unable to attend registration on this day are asked to call the elementary school at 903-871- 0381 to make arrangements to register at another time.
April 2nd through the 8th - 59th Annual Navarro County Youth Expo. The silent auction will be held from 10:30 am - 12 pm on Saturday, April 8th with the premium livestock sale starting at 1 pm. For more information about this event and how you can contribute to the youth of Navarro County, please visit www.navarroexpocenter.com
Friday, April 21 - The Kerens Ministerial Alliance will be sponsoring "A Night Of Hope Crusade" at the Kerens High Scool football stadium. There will be preaching and gospel music for both young and old alike. Future information will be posted about this special event for our community in the near future when finalized. Please check back for updates.
Saturday April 22 - The Derrick Days 1k/5k Walk/Run. If you would like to be a sponsor and have your business name appear on over 300 racing shirts given to each runner then please contact Bryan at 903-654-0808. The shirts are worn by people throughout the year and 100% of the proceeds of the race goto LOCAL NAVARRO COUNTY CHARITIES and it is sponsored by the Corsicana Lions Club.
Saturday, May 20 - Dresden United Methodist Church Lord’s Acre. Vendor spaces are available for Craft and Flea Market Sellers. Call Bobbie Simmons today at 903-654-8912 to reserve your space.
The Corsicana Senior Connect - 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. or call at 903-641-0166.
Volunteers are needed to help local Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site in preparing tax returns for low income individuals and the elderly. Volunteers will typically work the same day each week for 3 to 4 hours depending on the number needing help. Volunteers must pass the basic preparer exam. VITA staff will provide training needed to pass the basic exam and to use the TaxSlayer software being provided by the IRS. Basic PC skills and good communications skills are needed for this volunteer position. Most volunteers will work at the Corsicana YMCA building on either a Tuesday or Thursday. If you have an interest in helping others with their income tax return preparation, call Judy at 281-682-0928 for more detailed information.
Every day, there are kids sleeping in CPS offices, shelters and hotels due to their parents' actions and the state not having enough homes to place them in. A Blessing in Disguise is a non profit organization that provides a home for these kids. We are committed to improving the quality of life for children. The children need love, clothing, and a safe place to call home. Your donation will provide these basics and a path from heartbreak to hope for their future. We really appreciate your support! Please contact LaCresha McDonald at email@example.com, or call or text 903-602-9845.
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.
L.U.V. OUTREACH is seeking donations of Diabetic Test Strips. They must be unopened and cannot be expired to ensure safety for other diabetic individuals who are in need of these supplies. Call or Text (903)851-0188
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 running low on dog food! The pets would love some yummy food. The shelter is in desparate need of 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. Please help!
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. Please drop off at 617 N. Main, Corsicana, or call 903 641 3259.
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.
Corsicana now has a running club. It's totally free and we welcome new or seasoned runners. We normally run on Wednesday and Saturday but times vary. We have pace groups from beginners at 10 minutes a mile down to 7 minutes a mile and walkers also and its totally free!! Like us on facebook at Corsicana Running club to get more information. Contact Brian Gilmore, Nathan Bugg or Bryan Hutchins on facebook for more info.
Griefshare Support Group meets every Tuesday from 6-8 in the Fellowship House at Northside Baptist Church. More info: Thelma at 903-875-8944.
Free Help Applying for CHIP and Childrens Medicaid. Monica Runion is certified to answer questions and help in the process. Please call 469-337-0417 to make an appointment. Navigators will be available from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and may schedule appointments on Saturday on request. CHIP and Childrens Medicaid cover regular check-ups, shots, doctor and dentist visits, hospital care, mental health services, prescriptions, and more. For each child to be enrolled, bring a copy of birth certificate, social security number, a copy of Alien Registration card if your child is not a U.S. citizen, proof of income for each family member, and proof of how much your family pays for childcare. Navigators can also assist with questions about applying for insurance in the Health Insurance Marketplace for the Affordable Care Act. Although open enrollment for 2014 Marketplace coverage is over, you may still be able to enroll if you have a life-changing circumstance, such as losing your job, having a baby or other qualifying events. Eligible low-income children and pregnant women can enroll in CHIP or Medicaid year-round. For assistance, call Monica Runion at 469-337-0417 or contact Lead Navigator Sandra Luz at 214-650-7724. Additional information can be found at www.CHIPmedicaid.org, www.healthcare.gov, or by calling 2-1-1 or 1-800-318-2596.
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!
Navarro County Food Pantry Ministry is in need of corn, tuna, empty egg cartons and plastic grocery bags. Please drop off at 122 W. 1st. Ave. More info: 903-872-9055
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 - 9023-654-4902
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