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Elva Mildred Petterson Kelso

Elva Mildred Petterson Kelso, born April 28, 1927, in Buffalo, N.Y., passed away Friday, July 24, 2015. Elva has lived happily for the past 19 months with her stepdaughter and son-in-law, Jody and Randy Caldwell, along with her granddog and protector Priss in Rockwall, Texas. Elva is also survived by her nephew Michael Skalac and […]

Larry J. Barto, Jr.

Larry J. Barto, Jr., 44, passed away on Tuesday, July 28, in San Angelo, Texas. Visitation will be held beginning at 10 a.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel of Ennis on Friday, July 31. Rosary will begin at 11 a.m. followed by a Celebration of his life on Friday, July 31, in the J.E. […]

Lonnie Whitemon

Lonnie Whitemon, 74, of Athens, Texas, died on July 25, 2015. Funeral services are pending with Eternal Rest Funeral Home of Ennis, 215 N. Dallas, Ennis, 972-875-2393.

Crecy E. Alford

Crecy Elizabeth Alford, 102, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Monday, July 27, 2015, from Ennis, Texas, surrounded by her family. Visitation will be on Friday, July 31, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis. A Celebration of her life will be on Saturday, August 1, […]

Rose Fuqua Barkley

Rose Fuqua Barkley, 94, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Monday, July 27, 2015. Rose was born on October 23, 1920, to Thomas B. and Elsie Marie (Rinehart) Fuqua in Texarkana, Texas. She grew up in Dallas and Waxahachie, Texas. She graduated from Waxahachie High School in 1937. On October 5, 1940, […]

Clarence Thompson

Clarence Thompson, 62, died on July 26, 2015. Funeral services are pending with Eternal Rest Funeral Home of Ennis, 215 N. Dallas, Ennis, 972-875-2393.

Classifieds for Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Archers, marksmen take aim at state

Members of the Shooting Sports 4-H Club of Ellis County competed at the Texas State 4-H Shooting Sports Games during July 12-18. The competition was held at the National Shooting Sports Complex in San Antonio. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest […]

Wray hosting town hall meeting in Ennis Aug. 13

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John Wray, state representative for District 10, has announced two local town hall meetings, including one in Ennis on Thursday, Aug. 13, at the Ennis Public Library. His second town hall is set for Friday, Aug. 15, and will be hosted at the Midlothian City Hall Council Chambers. Both public sessions are legislative updates and […]

Club Note: Lummus Ladies Auxiliary Post 7106

The Jack Lummus Memorial Ladies Auxiliary Post 7106 is notifying all members it is time for the new year dues. We have not raised our dues in the 33 years we have been an auxiliary and we plan to keep it that way. Our goal is to support the VFW, veterans, and families of our […]

GAKAC nearing goals

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One of most popular community service events, Give A Kid A Chance, is about three weeks away and organizers still have a few needs yet to be met. Slated for Saturday, Aug. 15, at Ennis High School, the event begins at 8 a.m. and concludes by 4 p.m. Hundreds of volunteers and a long list […]

County fire marshal resigning

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County Judge Carol Bush announced publicly Monday the county fire marshal, Joe Stewart, would be resigning, putting the county in a transition phase. Although the resignation is not official until next month, due to Stewart taking vacation days leading up to the resignation, Monday, the county judge and commissioners discussed in length the situation moving […]

PRIDE of ENNIS Employee of the Year: Judy Hollingsworth

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Judy Hollingsworth received enough ballots to wear the 2015 badge, Employee of the Year, though her grandchildren might say she’s just doing for others what she does for us for free. The 73-year old dietary tech at Ennis Regional Medical Center has built a legacy with patients and hospital employees for over 35 years. She […]

PRIDE of ENNIS Pastor of the Year Award: Michael Howard

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Michael Howard received a host of nominations for Pastor of the Year, with most pointing out his knowledge of the scriptures, which he delves into, then distributes those Biblical truths weekly to those who attend Cowboy Church of Ennis. The term pastor is a Latin noun meaning shepherd. It is a verb it when someone […]

PRIDE of ENNIS Volunteer of the Year Award: Jesse DeLeon

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People that know Jesse DeLeon will tell you – he is one of the most dedicated individuals you will ever see. Whether at work or serving in the community, you can expect hard work and success out of him, which makes him a better-than-average worker and a superior volunteer. “If there’s something I have to […]

PRIDE of ENNIS Farmer of the Year Award: Tommy Copeland

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Fresh and local. That’s what you’ll see served up any given Saturday by the Copelands at the Ennis Farmers Market. Ten years ago, Tommy Copeland began Oak Grove farms at his home off Oak Grove Road in Ennis. For the past eight, he and his wife, Kristi, have prided themselves on growing only organic, becoming […]

PRIDE PARTNER: CNB of Texas at Ennis – 3 C’s Make a Difference in Banking

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All financial institution are not the same. They may seem that way because all of them offer similar products like checking, savings, lending, etc. However, there are three different features a bank or savings and loan perform that clearly separates one from the other. CNB of Texas calls the differences the 3-Cs: Convenience Communications Community […]

PRIDE PARTNER: Dr. Meg Sullivan Aims to Help Other Live Their Best

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In Dr. Meg Sullivan’s world, testing and helping people live life to the fullest are the heart of the matter. The Ennis cardiologist consults with those who have already experienced heart problems, and she is on the lookout for people who have problems but probably don’t know it. “I want people to live the best […]

Ennis Cubs state runners-up


After finishing 5-5 and in a three-way tie for first this spring at Bluebonnet Park, few could anticipate a run to the state finals by the Ennis Cubs. Not only did they roar to the championship game before coming up short, the 15-and-Under team showed a remarkable spirit of sportsmanship. See the report in the […]

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