The Kinsloe House will be holding their December 2012 “First Sunday” Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2. The menu will consist of Zuppa Natale (Christmas soup) with the entrees consisting of Holiday Pork Loin or 1/2 glazed Cornish game hen with a garnish of apple pear relish, cranberry almond rice pilaf, and sweet peas with pearl onions. Dessert will be a choice of red velvet cake or streusel cherry cheesecake bars; and of course, Miss Debra’s famous rolls.
Price will be $13 all inclusive. Call and make reservations with the time and number in the party. Cancellations must be made by Nov. 29.
James Blair Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution
James Blair Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, met on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 at 3 p.m. and celebrated Veteran’s Day. The meeting was called to order by Chapter Regent Jan Warren, who led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America. The National Anthem was sung accompanied at the piano by Gelene Simpson. Prayer was led by Sandra Curtis. Veteran Services Chairman Seley Fuller introduced the three honored military veterans who spoke to the assembled members.
Julia M. Jones of the Navy Air Force served in WW II. She brought a picture of her during her active duty service at Corpus Christi Air Station. She described her experience as an aerial gunnery instructor to pilots at the location. She used her language skills to teach in both English and Spanish to the international student population.
Jay Fondren, retired Staff Sergeant, told of how he sustained major injuries in Iraq but was able to overcome his loss of limbs and return to work as an Associate Coach Supervisor at the Veteran’s Office in Waco. He said that he briefs veterans regarding their benefits and trains them in skills to help access both State of Texas and federal benefits on the computer. He explained that during his healing process and long rehabilitation periods at Walter Reed Hospital he appreciated the prayers and help provided to him and his family by the friends and loved ones in Navarro County. He witnessed that it was by God’s grace that he was able to defend his freedom of religion and stand up for his beliefs in the furthest part of the world as well as in his home state.
Capt. Jon Basham, who graciously wore his dress uniform, told of his progression of assignments through the years that led to his current duty at Deputy comptroller at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in Fort Hood. He also delighted the members by describing his medals and what they represented.
All three veterans gave positive information about their periods of service no matter how critical their situations were at the time of their participation in the defense of the United States of America.
They also enjoyed the fellowship with members who had questions. Hostesses for the meeting were Seley Fuller, Christine Williams and Jan Warren.
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This week, 47 Corsicana High School seniors found another reason to celebrate success — they were named Collins Scholarship recipients.
VOICE luncheon, style show brings fashions and funnies
When it comes to red carpet fashion, comedienne Joan Rivers is one of the more well-known, self-appointed authorities, and she had plenty to say during Thursday’s 9th Annual VOICE, Inc., Spring Luncheon and Style Show.
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