Saturday, January 20 - The American Legion, 632 N. Beaton St, will host some of the CHS AFROTC Cadets with a Flag Retirement Ceremony starting at 7 pm. This will be done by the Flag Pole, weather permitting. This is the ceremony that properly disposes of torn, faded or otherwise unserviceable flags per the U S Flag Code. The Cadets will be the ones performing this ceremony under supervision of their school sponsors and the officers of the American Legion. The public is invited to attend this Ceremony and support these young people.
Saturday, January 20 - Walmart of Gun Barrel City is hosting a blood drive from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm at 1200 West Main St. in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact the Vision Center at (903) 887-6756.
Saturday, January 20 - Mt. B. Zion Baptist Church, Highway 309, Goodlow, invites you to a book signing celebration for local author Fannie Mae Martin, who wrote her first book, "When Your Faith Is Tried" at 2 pm at the Valli Rose Martin Fellowship Hall. Books can be purchased and signed on the day, and come with a complimentary bookmarker. Snacks & drinks will be served and questions will be answered. A percentage of the book sale and donations will go towards "A Cure For Cancer." For more information, Tyrone Martin (903) 851-1279 or Sharon (903) 229-1342.
Tuesday, January 30 - Community National Bank and Trust of Texas is hosting a blood drive from 10 am to 3 pm at 321 North 15th St. on the Carter BloodCare bus. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Brenda Stubbs at (903) 641-4514.
Thursday, February 1 - The Palace Theater presents Country Music star John Conlee live in concert. Show time is 7:30 pm.
Friday, February 9 - The Navarro County Retired Teachers Association will meet at the Northwest Apartments Community Center, 1360 Northwest Avenue, at 9:45 am. Guest speaker: Dr. Vernon Bryder, who will speak about wellness-chiropractic and health.
Tuesday, February 13 - Second meeting of the Derrick Days Committee in the Nancy Roberts room in the Corsicana Public Library. Volunteers are welcome.
Thursday, February 22 - The Palace Theater presents Country Music star Johnny Lee live in concert. Show time: 7:30 pm.
Thursday, March 8 - The Palace Theater presents Country Music star Mickey Gilley live in concert. Show time: 7:30 pm.
Friday, March 9 - The Navarro County Retired Teachers Association will meet at the Northwest Apartments Community Center, 1360 Northwest Avenue, at 9:45 am. Guest speaker will be District 12 president Earl Wall.
Tuesday, March 13 - Third meeting of the Derrick Days Commitee in the Nancy Roberts room in the Corsicana Public Library. Volunteers are welcome.
Thursday, March 22 - The Palace Theater presents Country Music star Doug Stone live in concert. Show time: 7:30 pm.
Thursday, April 19 - The Palace Theater presents Country Music star Bill Anderson live in concert. Show time: 7:30 pm.
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 903 641 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.
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!
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 - 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