Friday, May 26 - Senior Care Centers, along with Family First Hospice, would like to honor all of the Veterans and their families of Navarro and surrounding counties for Memorial Day with a free BBQ lunch from 11:30 am until 1:30 pm at the Corsicana VFW on State Hwy 31. The lunch includes brisket, potato salad, beans, dessert, and a drink. For more information, call Susan York at 903-915-0074.
Saturday, May 27 - 4th Annual Red Brick Classic Car Show from 9 am - 2 pm, downtown Kerens on Highway 31. Awards in many categories, music, 50-50 jar, trivia, gift drawing for participants, and more. All proceeds got to the Kerens Veterans Memorial Fund.
Saturday, May 27 - Fish Fry at the KESA Building, Kerens, from 11 am - 1 pm. $10 per plate, $5 for ages 10 and under. Proceeds support the Kerens Veterans Memorial.
Saturday, May 27 - Light Of The World Ministries first annual Mayday fundraiser event at Retreat City Hall, 100 N spikes rd (fm 709). There will be food, games, and vendors selling merchandise. There will be a raffle with items like a craftsman 2 gallon air compressor, painted cow head, and more. Vendors are needed. Call 903-467-7965 and ask for Micheal Loosier.
Saturday, May 27 - Breakfast With The Blue: Unity In The Community, presented by Face 2 Face Prevention Foundation, 9 am to 12 pm at the MLK Center, 114 E. 6th Ave., Corsicana. Free event. Law enforcement will be addressing concerns and questions from citizens. Please arrive and be seated by 9:20 am. Everyone welcome. For more information: 469-843-0219.
Saturday, May 27 - Dinner and a movie at the Lighthouse of Praise, 200 E. Commerce St. It is free to all, and it is for the whole family! Starts at 6:30 pm. We have a movie for the adults and a movie for the little ones. The last Saturday of every month.
Sunday May 28th - The Corsicana Great Spirit Riders chapter of the Christian Motorcyclists Association will be holding Praise in the Park at 2 pm in Fullerton-Garrett Park. Join us for music, fellowship and prayer.
Monday, May 29 - The 9th Annual Memorial Day Service will be held at 1 pm at Woodland Memorial Park. Color Guards/Navarro County Sheriff Department, 21 Gun Salute, Taps. Speaker: Gerald Alexander Gray, USA Air Force Veteran.
Monday, May 29 - Memorial Day Ceremony honoring Veterans at the Kerens Veterans Memorial at 6 pm. There will be a prayer, placing of the wreath, Taps, and a flyover by The Coyote Squadron.
Saturday, June 3 - Navarro County and City of Corsicana 2017 Clean Up Day from 7 am to 1 pm at Corsicana Regional Landfill, Jester Road on East Highway 31. Bring your trash and junk to the landfill for free. This may include large appliances, furniture, entertainment equipment, agricultural containers (must be triple rinsed and punctured or crushed), and daily household garbage. Tires will not be accepted. Tire Collection Day is scheduled for September 8th. You must be a Navarro County resident. All loads must be tarped and firmly secured to trucks and trailers according to TCEQ. Assistance will be available to help unload. Volunteers will also be available to take items to the landfill for elderly or disabled residents in the immediate Corsicana area. For this assistance, call 903-654-3075 by 5 pm on Thursday, June 1st. If rained out, Clean Up Day will be moved to Saturday, June 10th.
Saturday, June 3 - Cricket Wireless is hosting a blood drive from noon to 4 pm at 842 W. 7th Avenue in the parking lot on the Carter BloodCare bus. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Jaziel Sauceda at (903) 875-1885.
Saturday, June 3 - The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center will kick off National Fishing and Boating Week with a day of free admission, free food and a free catfishing tournament 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All anglers submitting their catches during the catfishing tournament will be entered into an hourly prize drawing, and biggest fish awards will be presented in multiple age categories at the end of the tournament. TFFC will furnish all tackle and bait, however anglers are also free to bring their own. Employees of the Athens Wal-Mart Supercenter will serve free hot dogs, chips and drinks to hungry anglers for lunch while supplies last. Additionally, no fishing license is required anywhere in the state on Free Fishing Day, celebrated every year on the first Saturday in June. In addition to fishing, visitors can walk the wetlands trail, see a diver hand feed fish, learn about the history of fishing in the freshwater fishing museum, tour the hatchery, shop for a Father’s Day gift in the Flat Creek Bait ‘n Goods Gift Shop and watch the alligator feeding at 3:30 pm. The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center is an aquatic nature center and hatchery complex operated by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. It is located 75 miles 4 miles east of Athens on F.M. 2495.
Monday, June 5 through August 11 - Summer Camp at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Navarro County, 1000 G.W. Jackson Ave. Fun, field trips, and free lunch Monday thru Friday from 10am - 5 pm. Early Birds 8 am - 5 pm for an extra $10 a week). The cost is $40. For more information, contact Cedric Fields, Executive Director at 903.872.9231. Presented by the Boys & Girls Club Of Navarro County.
Saturday, July 8 - The American Legion will hosting a benefit sponsored by a local motorcycle group. If you have any item that you would like to donate for an auction, you can bring it by the American Legion, 6323 N. Beaton St. or call the American Legion at 903-874-3938 after 2 pm and leave a message for us to pick up your donated item.
Saturday, June 10 - Unity 1 Summer Blues Festival at 200 NW Main St., Ennis, starting at 3 pm. Featuring live performances by Sierra Leone, Hard-Drive Band, Authentic Soundz, Big Joe Walker, and DJ Bubba Yae. Hosted by comedian Fred Thomas. Enjoy paddleboats, bounce house, face painting, food, domino tournament, and more.
Monday, June 12 - Navarro Regional Hospital is hosting a blood drive from 10 am to 2 pm at 3201 W. Texas Highway 22 in the classrooms. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Connie Beal at (903) 654-6892.
Tuesday, June 13 - The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), Chapter 1191, will hold its monthly meeting at the Grand Ennis Buffet from 11 am until 1 pm. The Grand Ennis Buffet is located at 201 S. IH-45 Frontage Rd., across the parking lot from IHOP in Ennis. 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 214-850-4783, in Red Oak 412-722-6307, and in Midlothian 972-268-5793.
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.
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