Members of NARFE (the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association) have raised more than $10 million for Alzheimer’s research. Donations come from individual NARFE members, as well as NARFE chapters and federations nationwide that hold fundraising and other events to raise research funds.
Our local NARFE Chapter 1191, which includes Ellis, Navarro, Kaufman and other surrounding counties are proud to be involved in the Alzheimer’s fund raiser. Since NARFE took on Alzheimer’s research as a national project in 1985, members have raised money through progressively higher fundraising goals. Delegates at the 2012 NARFE National Convention in Reno-Sparks, Nev., approved a new goal of raising an additional $1 million for Alzheimer’s research by 2014.
In 1985, NARFE first joined with the Alzheimer’s Association to help fund research and find a cure for this disease. One hundred percent of NARFE donations go directly to support Alzheimer’s research. Based on its extraordinary giving record, NARFE has been made a member of the Alzheimer’s Association’s distinguished donor program, the Zenith Society.
Our local members, NARFE Chapter 1191, meet every second Tuesday of each month in Waxahachie, Corsicana and Ennis and we use a “Brag Jar” to make donating to Alzheimer’s fun while still being able to tell of family successes during our business meetings.
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Council OKs airport rules
The Corsicana City Council approved minimum rules and standards for the Corsicana airport when the group met in regular session Tuesday. The written rules will allow the city to receive grant money from the Federal Aviation Administration, which comes through the Texas Department of Transportation.
Rescue and recovery efforts continue in Oklahoma twister
MOORE, Okla. — Helmeted rescue workers raced Tuesday to complete the search for survivors and the dead in the Oklahoma City suburb where a mammoth tornado destroyed countless homes, cleared lots down to bare red earth and claimed 24 lives.
Memorial Day ceremonies planned
There will be two public opportunities to honor those who gave their lives in service to their country on Memorial Day Monday, one at the courthouse and a second at Woodland Memorial Park.
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Local Beat 5/22/13
A listing of meetings and events of interest from throughout Navarro County.
6:30 p.m. update: Heaviest storms pass to the east
Light rain and a few thunderstorms remain, but the heaviest of the weather had moved to the east of Navarro County at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
5 p.m. Update: Storms cover most of county, Tornado Watch remains in effect
At 5 p.m. radar imagery shows the line of storms covering most of Navarro County, with the heaviest storms in the northern half of the county.
There have been no reports of severe weather as of 5 p.m., but frequent lightening, gusty winds and rainfall are occurring across the county.
A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 7 p.m.
4:30 p.m. update - Storms entering Navarro County
A line of thunderstorms has moved into the county, with the possibility of heavy rain, hail, high winds, and still a possibility of a tornado forming. A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 7 p.m.
405 p.m. Update: Storms entering Navarro County
At 405 p.m., radar imagery shows the leading edge of storms entering the western part of Navarro County.
We remain under a Tornado Watch until 7 p.m. No new watches or warnings have been issued by the National Weather Service.
3:30 p.m. Update - Tornado Watch remains in effect through 7 p.m.
Storms are continuing to build to the west of Navarro County, stretching up through the metroplex.
Navarro and surrounding counties remain under a tornado watch until 7 p.m.
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