Attention all local gardeners! If you're interested in being a vendor at the Navarro County Farmers Market this year, please contact Ronnie Farmer soon. Call 903-641-8878 for more information. This will help prepare for the upcoming season. Opening day is scheduled for May 19, 2018.
Horse Shoe Pitchers and Washer Pitchers can sign up for the Derrick Days Horse Shoe and Washer Tournaments by calling one of the following numbers: Horse Shoes - Bill Hatley @ 903-229-8808 or Trophies Unlimited @ 903-872-6292; Washer Tournament - Matt Beamon @ 325-262-3974 or Trophies Unlimited @ 903-872-6292, or go by Trophies Unlimited to sign up.
Thursday, March 22 - The Palace Theater presents Country Music star Doug Stone live in concert. Show time: 7:30 pm. For tickets, go to corsicanapalace.com, or call 903-874-7792.
Saturday, March 24 - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tour of Corsicana Bike Stage Race. Afternoon and evening shifts available. Please help us make this great event possible. Give the Chamber of Commerce a call at 903-874-4731.
Saturday, March 24 - The Jackson Ex-Students Association will hold a Social from 8 pm to 1 am at the MLK Center. Tickets are $10 each or $100 per table. Lots of food and fun. For more information, call Seri Nolan at 903-493-3114.
Sunday, March 25 through Sunday, April 1 - Westminster Presbyterian Church, 312 North 13th Street, Corsicana, presents The Hands of Holy Week Lenten Series with speaker Kathy Sims Collier. There will be morning Bible studies and evening worship services. For more information, call the church office at 903-874-3781.
Saturday, March 31 - First Baptist Church Corsicana, 510 W. Collin St., Corsicana, presents the "Road to Resurrection" Tours from 9:00-11:30 am. Go on an adventure and be a part of the Easter story as never before! You will walk through the last week of Jesus' life! Tours start every 15 minutes beginning at 9 am and each tour will last about an hour! You can reserve your tour spot ahead of time by calling the church office or go to our website: fbccana.org/events/. If you don't make a reservation, come anyway. Children and adults are invited. For more information, call 903-872-7474.
Saturday, March 31 - The American Legion Auxiliary, 632 N. Beaton St., will have their annual Easter Egg hunt for children from 11 am to 1 pm. This will be in a safe environment with lots of activities and games. Prizes will be awarded for 1st and 2nd place in the egg hunt, with door prizes every 15 minutes. The prizes will be based on age - from 1-3, 4-7, and 8-10. Please bring your own baskets. Refreshments will be served during this time. For more information, call 903-874-3938 after 2 pm.
Easter Sunday, April 1 - First Baptist Church, 510 W. Collin St., Corsicana, will hold 2 Worship Services at 8 am and 10:30 am. Come worship the Living Lord with us! Worship, joyous praise and powerful preaching! We will have a special time during our worship called "The Living Cross." Bring a flower for each person attending with your family for this beautiful part of our worship. For more information, call 903-872-7474.
Friday, April 6 - Mildred Elementary School will have registration for the 2018-2019 Kindergarten students from 8:30 am - 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, verification 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 903-872-0381 to make arrangements to register at another time.
Friday, April 6th and Saturday, April 7th - Dresden United Methodist Church’s Annual Lord's Acre Flea Market. Flea market both days starting at 9 am. On Friday, the church will be selling hot dogs along with Flea Market items and then finish off on Saturday with the Southard Brothers Fabulous Fish Fry Plates along with the Flea Market Booths. At this time we are looking for vendors who would like to purchase a 12 x 12 site for $30 for one day or $50 for both days. Be aware that no security will beavailable if you purchase for both days. Please call David Malone 903-676-8206. There is great exposure for the vendors and a fun time to be held by all. All proceeds go to church outreach programs.
Tuesday, April 10 - The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), Chapter 1191, will hold its monthly meeting in Waxahachie at Ryan's Buffet, 1400 N. Hwy 77, across from Home Depot, 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 Jake Ellzey, Republican candidate for the 6th U.S. Congressional district, who will be in a runoff on 22 May against Ron Wright. Democratic candidates in the runoff will be Ruby Faye Woolridge and Jana Lynne Sanchez. 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.
Through April 15 - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is offering free income tax help for low income and senior citizens on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-6 pm at the Corsicana YMCA and on Wednesdays from 1-4 pm at the Kerens Library. For more information or to make an appointment, call 281-682-0928.
Thursday, April 19 - The Palace Theater presents Country Music star Bill Anderson live in concert. Show time: 7:30 pm. For tickets, go to corsicanapalace.com, or call 903-874-7792.
Saturday, April 21 - The Corsicana Derrick days 1k/5k race, presented by the Corsicana Lions Club, starts at 9 am. For as little as $100, businesses or individuals can have their name on the shirts, for $250 you get your name and logo and $500 gets you a large ad on over 250 shirts that are worn by runners and people throughout the year. 100% of all money raised from the race goes to local Navarro County charities. Register to run the race at the YMCA in Corsicana or at www.derrickdays.com or contact Bryan Hutchins at 903-654-0808. You can also register on race day.
Saturday, April 21 - Back the Blue Car Show from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, April 21 on Highway 31 (Seventh Ave.), across from Atwoods, at The Tiger Tote in Corsicana. Proceeds will benefit the Brent Thompson Navarro County Fallen Officers Fund and The Corsicana Police Officers Association.
Friday, April 27 - The Palace Theatre presents Country superstar Wynonna, with her band The Big Noise, at 7:30. For tickets, go to corsicanapalace.com, or call 903-874-7792.
Saturday, April 28 - Derrick Days Street Games, 5th Avenue at Main. There will be bed races, high heel races, tug-of-war, arm wrestling, plus all you can eat. Be there at 9 am, games start at 10 am. $50 entry fee for five member teams (includes at least one member of the opposite sex). Prizes will be awarded, plus bragging rights, for the top three teams in each event. Sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department. To enter, stop by the Parks office at 200 N. 12th St. The deadline is 5 pm on Thursday, April 26th. For more information, call 903-654-4874.
Free music lessons at Templo de Revival every Monday at 6:30 pm. Pastors Pedro and Gloria Aceves invite you to learn drums, guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, and vocals. For more information, contact Josh 903-229-8336 or Jennifer 903-641-2819.
Corsicana Public Library Events:
Spring Break Activities: March 12-16th each day starting at 1 pm.
Tech Thursday - Thursday, March 22 from 2-5 pm.
Story Time Every Wednesday at 10 am.
Monday, March - 19th - Art for the Rest of Us at 6 pm.
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
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. Please drop off at 617 N. Main, Corsicana, or call 903 875 9020.
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