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Nalco offering community grants in Ellis County

Nalco Champion, An Ecolab Company, will award grants to non-profit organizations in the tri-county area (Navarro, Ellis, Freestone Counties) through the Ecolab Foundation’s 2015 Community Grants Program. To qualify for a community grant, a 501 (c) 3 organization must fall within one of our four strategic areas and deliver services in the tri-county area: • […]

Grace Church offers DVD series on Islam

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Grace Lutheran Church will present “The Challenge of Islam,” a seven week video series on Wednesday nights, beginning on July 22. It will include weekly discussion led by Steve Dygert, the new pastor at the church. Sam Shamoun is the featured speaker in the videos. He was born in Kuwait to an Assyrian Christian family, […]

Ennis Relay for Life tops $100,000 mark

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A recent donation of $7,234 is being added to the Ennis Relay for Life 2015 fundraising totals, pushing the total farther past the goal and the $100,000 mark. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Ennis Historical Society has new officers

Dennis Zembala is the new president of the Ennis Historical Society. He was elected in April. Others have joined the board as well. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Hands across the sea: A German teen and an Ennis couple say goodbye

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A local couple just closed a rewarding chapter in their lives – hosting a foreign exchange student who’s now returned to her native land. “I miss her so much,” admitted Cheryl Morales Maulden who, with her husband Jason, has provided a home away from home for German teenager Miriam Piechottka since last August. “I still […]

Lions host exchange students

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The Ennis Host Lions Club received some visitors from afar Wednesday during its last meeting before a summer hiatus. Four teens from various European countries, who are participating in the Julien C. Hyer Lions Youth Camp, visited Ennis this past week. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for […]

Flag service program grows town patriotism

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Driving through town during a patriotic holiday, it is clear Ennis is patriotic. Sidewalks along Ennis Avenue are lined with American flags, neighborhoods are decorated red, white and blue, and it is all thanks to a group of folks dedicated to the community and to the country. The Ennis Rotary Club began a flag subscription […]

Rotary Club presents awards, elects officers

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The Ennis Rotary Club celebrated its annual banquet on Tuesday at the Ennis National Bank Event Center in downtown Ennis. There was a changing of the guard, with a new president, treasurer and secretary announced, and two distinguished awards were given out to special, dedicated Rotarians from the past year. See the report in the […]

First Christian Church served Ennis since 1878 before ceasing operations last Sunday.

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Prior to locking their doors for the final time on Sunday, First Christian Church decided to serve Ennis one more time. With attenders dwindling in numbers they chose to give their remaining funds to several area groups. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read […]

A-CROSS scoots to $29K

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A Christian Response of Shelter and Service (A-CROSS) got a big boost on Friday evening, as some of Ennis’ movers and shakers met at the Ennis National Bank Event Center for Boot Scootin’ With A-CROSS, an annual fundraiser. Jesse DeLeon, board president for A-CROSS, said the money raised far exceeded his expectations. “With all the […]

Gossip writer’s parents wed in Ennis in 1914

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“Gossip is just news running ahead of itself in a red satin dress.” Columnist Liz Snith said that, and she ought to know. Known as the Grand Dame of Dish, the 92 year old gossip hound has thrashed out scoops aplenty in her 58 years of journalism – like her exclusive interviews with Ivana Trump […]

Carver High School alumni hold 32nd banquet

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On Saturday, June 20, 2015, the George Washington Carver High School Alumni held its 32nd Annual Banquet. This year the focus was transition, and with that in mind the location was changed to the Ennis Junior School and the program was shared with members from several classes of the Carver School. And as the saying goes,”Every […]

Marvelous things are happening at Ennis Public Theatre!

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Ennis Public Theatre K.I.D.S. will present Roald Dahl’s classic tale of JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, adapted by David Wood. After he is orphaned due to a tragic rhino accident, James Trotter is sent to live with his horrible aunts and work as their personal servant. One day he meets an old man who gives […]

Palmer couple gives birth to triplets

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Dachia Boughton, a Palmer resident, gave birth to the triplets on May 21. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

PUMP’s work continues on 10th anniversary this week

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In 2005, seven members of the First United Methodist Church of Palmer went to Ruston, La., for a “Weekend of the Cross” – a youth mission weekend – and on the way home decided, “We can do this in Palmer.” Katie Meek was the youth director in Palmer and the group essentially said, “Katie, we […]

New Hope holds grand opening Sunday

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After two weeks of test runs at holding worship services in a converted, 95-year old landmark building in downtown Ennis, New Hope Church will open its doors Sunday in their grand opening on Fathers Day. Pastor Buck Marshall has extended an invitation to newcomers of all ages to visit them on the corner of West Ennis Avenue […]

NARFE Hears Program on Caregiver Stress

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The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 1191 held its monthly meeting at the Grand Ennis Buffet in Ennis on Tuesday, June 9. The guest speaker was Meredith Pond, client care coordinator with Home Instead. The very interesting program emphasized the need for caregivers to be aware of the stresses they are under […]

Cring & Clazzy at FUMC in Ennis June 21

Appearing Sunday, June 21, at 8:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church, 300 Sherman Street in Ennis, are Cring & Clazzy, dubbed by a recent reviewer as “the biggest 2-piece band in America.” They will share an entertaining and inspirational program called 567: go tell it from the Mount, a modern-day […]

Wildflower Walk Saturday at Midlothian

Members of the Indian Trail Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist Program will lead a wildflower walk on Saturday, June 20 at Mockingbird Nature Park, 1361 Onward Road (off Mockingbird Lane), in Midlothian. The walk starts at 9 am. It is a half-mile stroll along the trails as naturalists identify the wildflowers. The public is […]

Boys and Girls Club plans to expand in Ennis

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The Boys and Girls Club of Ennis served more than 480 youths last year, and it is only planning to expand even further, as announced Thursday night at Tabernacle Church at the organization’s 16th Annual Steak and Burger fundraiser. During the ceremony, Kristina Jones, regional vice president for organizational and executive development services, served as […]

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