Friday, July 28 - East Texas Medical Center in Gun Barrel City is hosting a blood drive from 11 am to 2 pm at 100 Municipal Drive on the Carter BloodCare bus. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Renee Lookabaugh at (903) 713-1572.
Saturday, August 5 - Honor Flight DFW brings new program to Corsicana for older veterans from 10 am to noon, nonoring WWII, Korean War, and Viet Nam veterans with their new Ground Mission program. Honor Flight DFW, known primarily for their two day one night, all expense paid trip to Washington, DC for WWII, Korean War, and Viet Nam veterans, now has the Ground Mission program specifically for veterans who are medically or physically unable to make the trip. At the Ground Mission, attending veterans are honored in many different ways. With close family and friends in attendance, these veterans receive their official Honor Flight shirts, jackets, and hats in an opening ceremony. Led by Gordon Haggett, Ground Mission Director and Viet Nam veteran, the veterans are recognized by name, short “war stories” written by these vets are read aloud, short videos of the WWII, Korean, and Viet Nam memorials in WDC are shown, and a guest speaker addresses the vets. A special flag ceremony closes the official ceremony and the veterans then enjoy refreshments with family, friends and the Honor Flight volunteers who run the program. For more information, interested veterans in Navarro County area are encouraged to contact: Jennifer Tatum, Cedar Lake Home Health and Hospice, 903-493-0557 or Alicia Rogers, Family First Home Health, Palliative Care & Hospice at 903-519-1044, or Cory Landrith Heritage Oaks Assisted & Independent Living at 469-275-8839.
August 6 - Pooch Paddle 2017, 2-5 pm at Jester Park Pool. $5 for every dog/human combo. Dogs must be well-socialized, vaccinated, and friendly. The pool closes for the season on Aug. 5th at 6 pm.
Tuesday, August 8 - The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), Chapter 1191, will hold its monthly meeting at the Sirloin Stockade in Corsicana from 11 am until 1 pm. The Sirloin Stockade is located at 2508 W.7th Ave.(TX Hwy 31) in Corsicana. The guest speaker for the meeting will by Mr. Buckley Butler, Reservoir Manager for Cedar Creek Lake and Richland-Chambers Lake. Both of these lakes (reservoirs) are controlled by the Tarrant Regional Water District. 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.
Tuesday, August 8 and Wednesday, August 9 - Backpacks Of Love will provide school supplies for Navarro County students who qualify for free/reduced lunches (pre-K through 12th grade) at Navarro College Cook Center, 3100 W. Collin St., Corsicana. You must have proof of enrollment for each child, proof of income, and original photo ID for parent/guardian. For more information, call Kristen at 903-874-7300 or Crystal at 903-874-2517.
Saturday, August 12 - Back To School, Stay In School Rally from 9 am until noon at the I.O.O.F. Center, featuring CISD schools, booths, giveaways, prizes, vendors, and student performances. For more information, contact E. Burrell 903-874-2821 or A. Reeves 903-875-8727.
Friday, August 11 and Sunday, August 13 - Fifth Appreciation Service for Overseer Joan Thompson on Friday at 7 pm and on Sunday at 3:30 pm at Open Door Church of God in Christ, 1201 East 8th Ave Corsicana. For more information, please call 903-872-6907 or leave a message at 903-875-8348.
The Navarro County Farmers Market is open on Tuesday and Saturday mornings from 7 am - noon next to the Corsicana Daily Sun building at the foot of the overpass on Business 45 under the pavilion. Please support our local farmers!
Corsicana's municipal pools are open. Bunert and Jester Park Pool hours are 1-6 pm Wednesday through Saturday. Jester Pool is also open 1-5 pm on Sunday. Call 903-654-4874 for pool party reservations. There are plenty of summer activities planned by the Parks and Recreation Department. You can see a complete list on the city's website at cityofcorsicana.com.
Corsicana Public Library Events:
Movie & Popcorn Every Monday at 1 pm.
Tinker Time Every Tuesday at 1 pm.
Storytime Every Wednesday at 10 am.
Tech Thursday Every Thursday from 2-5 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.
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