The Corsicana Animal Shelter is running an adoption special! Now through New Years, adoption fees are $40! All potential adopters must fill out an adoption application and are subject to approval. The shelter is located at 617 S. 12th St. Corsicana. For more information, please call (903) 654-4928. The shelter is open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 12-6 pm and on Saturdays from 12-4 pm.
Free Food Boxes will be passed out every Tuesday from 10 am to 12 noon at Greater Wilgo Missionary Baptist Church, 621 East 1st Ave., Corsicana. Please reserve your box on Monday by 3 pm so they can prepare your box for pickup. Call Sister Franks at 469-438-4737.
Tuesday, December 7 - Oil City Iron Works is hosting a blood drive from 10 am to 3 pm at 909 12th St. in the parking lot in front of Honky Tonk Room on the Carter BloodCare bus. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Liliana Cabrera at (903) 872-6571.
Saturday, December 11: Mimosas at the Market from 10 am to 3 pm in Downtown Corsicana. Shop downtown, enjoy complimentary mimosas poured by hospitable boutiques and stores throughout downtown, with monthly host businesses serving as the gathering spot for friends.
Saturday, December 11 - Eureka Masonic Lodge is hosting a blood drive from 9 am to 1 pm at 8545 S. Highway 287 in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Jacob Rash at (903) 875-4443.
Sunday, December 12 - Pastor & Sister Michael Knight's Anniversary at 11 am at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church, 402 N. McKinney, Rice.
Tuesday, December 14 - Navarro Regional Hospital is hosting a blood drive from 9 am to 3 pm at 3201 E. State Highway 22 in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Anna Paul at (903) 654-6870.
Tuesday, December 14 - The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), Chapter 1191, will hold its monthly meeting at the Bella Italia Restaurant in Ennis from 11 am until 1 pm. The guest speaker will be Kim Holman, Executive Director of Waxahachie Care, a nonprofit food pantry and utility assistance organization in Waxahachie. Attendees are encouraged to bring food items or financial assistance to support Waxahachie Care as part of NARFE's annual Christmas food drive. Chapter officers will also be elected for 2022. The Bella Italia Restaurant is located at 105 S. Kaufman St.,in Ennis, near the intersection of S. Kaufman and E. Ennis Ave. 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. For membership information contact the closest NARFE representative, in Corsicana 903-874-3092, in Ennis 214-949-6197, in Waxahachie 469-552-6649, in Red Oak 412-722-6307, and in Midlothian 972-268-5793.
Friday, December 17 - H-E-B Corsicana is hosting a blood drive from noon to 6 pm at 201 S. 15th St. in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Brisa at (903) 874-4778.
Saturday, December 18 - Food Giveaway at Greater Wilgo Missionary Baptist Church, 621 East 1st Avenue, from 10 am until all gone. Just drive up and they will put a food box in your vehicle.
Sunday, December 19 - Christmas Program at Greater Crossway, 708 GW Jackson, Corsicana at 11 am. Masks required. For more info, contact DD Young 430-775-5110.
The Northside Baptist Church Care Center, 2900 N. Beaton, invites those who are hungry and in need of assistance to come by for help. They are open Monday and Wednesday 9-3 and Friday 9-12.
Mimosas at the Market is held on the second Saturday of every month in Downtown Corsicana from 10 am to 3 pm. Join us for shopping with friends and sipping mimosas in Downtown Corsicana.
Greater Wilgo Missionary Baptist Church, 621 E. 1st Avenue, is giving away food every Tuesday from 10 am - 12 pm. Please reserve a food box on Monday by 3 pm so they can prepare it. Call Sister Franks at Hope Pantry Ministry at 469-438-4737.
Please place a frozen bottle of water in your mailbox for your mail delivery person on hot days. Those little white trucks they drive have no air conditioning and get very hot. Please help keep them hydrated!
Volunteer Fire Departments are in need of bottled water. Also, if you have a refrigerator you don't need, please consider donating it to your local Volunteer Fire Department. They can use it!
Meals on Wheels is looking for volunteers to deliver meals. Each delivery route takes about an hour and is typically delivered between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm every day. Please go to www.mownct.org/volunteer-0 to register. For more information, call Kathy Wood at 888-8MY-MEAL.
Compassion Corsicana is located at 517 N Commerce Street, across from Salvation Army. They offer nutritious food to residents who meet the income requirements. They partner with the North Texas Food Bank and several local stores and community members to provide nutritious food for those in need. Residents may visit the pantry once per month for groceries, and weekly for produce. All you need is an ID or bill showing you live in Navarro Co. They are open on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10 am to 3 pm (closed from 12 to 1 pm), and on Tuesdays from 1 to 4 pm. For more information, call (903) 874-4971.
The American Legion, 632 N. Beaton, Corsicana, holds member meetings on the 2nd Mondays at 5:30 pm. Honorably discharged Vets are invited to attend and join.
The Humane Society of Navarro County offers low cost dog and cat spaying/neutering available to residents of Navarro County. They're open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 am to 2 pm. For more information, call 903-875-1060, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.thehsnc.org.
The Senior Activity Center, 919 W. Park Avenue, offers free exercise classes every Wednesday and Thursday at 9:30. For more information, call Fred Biltz at 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.
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, visit 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.
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.
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