To the Editor: We would like to thank the news media: Corsicana Daily Sun and Gumbo Buster Banner for the great coverage of our event. Elected and appointed officials, community activists, ministers, students, instructors, parents, churches, contest judges, and other community members, our Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration was a success because of you.
Special thanks to Mr. Bennie Perry, vice principal of Collins Middle School, for such a dynamic speech. What a powerful message to all of us. Thank you also to Mr. Bennie Perry’s daughters for introducing our speaker, their father.
To the students who participated in the “I Have a Dream” Oratory Contest, you are all winners! Your presentations were awesome. We do appreciate you for participating in the contest. You took the time to learn the speech, stand in front of a large audience and recite the words of Dr. King so beautifully. Thank you again for your participation in the Oratory Contest. We look forward to seeing you in 2013.
Congratulations to our fourth through sixth grad winners: first place, Aniq Chunara of Mildred School District; second place, Garrin Fraze of Bowie Elementary; and third place, Derica Pipkins of Fannin Elementary. Seventh-eighth grade winner: first place, Devon Griffin, Collins Middle School. Tamera White of Corsicana High School was first place winner in the ninth through 12th grade category. There were no second and third place participants in seventh through 12th grades. All participants received certificates.
CISD-ROTC, our Mistress of Ceremony, Tamera White, Tylan Washington, Kishawn Kelley, Evelyn Nelson, Lee Davis, Myra Hammons, Tavia McHenry, Myiesha Ballard, Lifeline Church and Family Services Praise Team, Mrs. Warner Redus, pianist, and the NAACP Committee members, we thank you for participating in our celebration and helping to make it a success!
Boys and Girls Club, 4-H Club, Impact Navarro county, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Girls Scouts of America, thank you for setting up information booths at our event and providing important information to the parents. We also look forward to having you with us again in 2013.
God Bless you all.
Leonard Dixon, president
Navarro County Branch NAACP
NAACP Education Chairperson
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Letters to the Editor 5/18/13
AirSho a delightful experience
My husband and I attended the Corsicana Airsho on Saturday, May 11. This was the first time for both of us to see the airsho. I would like to personally thank all those involved in truly making this a delightful experience. It was especially special because of my husband’s poor health.
Letters to the Editor 5/4/13
To the Editor: Education, in my opinion, is the key to solving the problems we face in today’s world. We owe it to every child in Corsicana to provide him/her with the tools to reach their fullest potential.
Letters to the Editor 4/27/13
Our rights in danger
To the Editor: In reference to the Corsicana Daily Sun article dated April 4, 2013, the president has already trampled on our First Amendment religious freedom, forcing people to pay for contraception and abortion — now he is tackling our Second Amendment rights. He uses children when politically expedient.
Letters to the Editor 4/20/13
To the Editor: Perry Calvin was a member of the Navarro County 4-H, and a friend of our family.
Letters to the Editor 4/13/13
Concerned with plan
To the Editor: I was appalled when I read your front page article in Wednesday's paper (April 10) stating that the downtown businesses planned to serve wine and cheese to shoppers on April 25.
Letters to the Editor 4/6/13
Second amendment thoughts
To the Editor: RE: Obama presses for gun measures
President Obama calls for background checks on all gun purchases. That sounds just great at first thought,
Letters to the Editor 3/30/13
To the Editor: Congratulations to the Drama department of Navarro College, area church choir members and especially Dr. Shellie O’Neal
Letters to the Editor 3/23/13
To the Editor: The Blooming Grove Volunteer Fire Department would like to take this opportunity to thank the following for helping to make our “Hillbilly Ball” a great success.
Letters to the Editor 3/9/13
To the Editor: The Navarro College Foundation would like to thank supporters who made our Evening of Dreams
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