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Santa Meets God in New Hope Church program

w-The annual Christmas Celebration at New Hope Church, now  in its eighth year, merges the real meaning of the holiday with the  tradition of Santa Claus. Photo by Opaque Visuals.

Randy Bryan Bigham Contributor Offering nostalgia with a modern message, New Hope Church has touched and inspired the community since 2007 with its Broadway-style “Christmas Celebration.” This year’s installment of the program didn’t disappoint, again merging the story of the birth of Jesus with sleigh-loads of music and holiday cheer. Buck Marshall, pastor of New […]

“God gave so many gifts in One”

What a special time Christmas is. You only have to turn on the TV, drive down the street or go to the store; you see signs of Christmas pretty much everywhere. Christmas has become a season of busyness, full calendars, shopping, wrapping, eating and celebrating, but I believe what makes it special is because people […]

NARFE Helps Helping Hands of Ennis and Installs Officers

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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, Dec. 8. Charles Graffam, Texas NARFE Northeast Area vice president, installed officers for 2016 and discussed current legislative and health insurance issues with members. Graffam lives in Frisco and is also […]

Reminders to faithful about who they are

St. Thomas Episcopal Church, on Park Street, is a church that marks time with a calendar. Who doesn’t, right? Our “sacred” calendar marks time similar with the “profane,” or secular, calendar but also deviates from it. What do I mean? The first day of the sacred calendar is the first Sunday of Advent, right about […]

REMEMBERING DR. WELDON J. WALTON

  by Rev. Bob Uzzel I recently participated in the Homegoing Services for Weldon Judd Walton, a friend and colleague for the past 29 years. Dr. Walton was born on January 12, 1943 in Bryan, Texas. He received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Prairie View A&M University, with concentrations in […]

Moutray wins drawing at FERMC

  Thursday, Nov. 19, Friends of the Ennis Regional Medical Center held its monthly meeting at Baylor Baptist Church in Ennis. The program presented was “Diabetes and You,” by Dr. Larry Jenks.   See the report in the Ennis Daily News! <a href=”http://www.etypeservices.com/Ennis%20Daily%20NewsID64/”>Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of […]

In times of trouble, what’s your choice?

Steve Holston Special to the EDN With the recent terror attacks in Paris, Lebanon, and the downing of a Russian Jetliner in the news recently, people are understandably concerned and even fearful about the growing threat of terrorism in our world today. While legitimate governments around the world are doing what they can to deal […]

Holiday giving to meet human needs

Mark Warde [email protected] Two local projects that reach those with great needs are again providing opportunities for individuals, businesses and families to bless people often overlooked. The efforts, coordinated by the Bridge Builders and Give A Kid A Chance (GAKAC), are separate, though each targets the needy.   See the report in the Ennis Daily […]

Ennis Thanksgiving service set for Nov. 22; Attenders asked to bring canned food items

Sunday, Nov. 22, four prior to Thanksgiving, the annual Ennis Community Thanksgiving Service will be held at the Refiner’s Fire church on West Ennis Avenue. According to Darrell Nelson, pastor at Faith Assembly of God, the Ennis Christian Ministers Association (ECMA) of Ennis is sponsoring the service. It will begin at 6 p.m.   See […]

Century Club Meets at Porter Home

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Hostesses from left to right are Catherine Gannon, Janie Howerton, Mary Ann Kinzie, Margaret Porter, Jean Hart and speaker, Conni Durbin The November meeting of Century Club was held on Wednesday, November 11, in the home of Margaret Porter.  In the absence of President Jodi Chapman, Catherine Gannon, Vice President, called the meeting to order.  […]

Opportunities Not Obstacles…

By Jonathan Lowe Special to The EDN We all have a desire to be great. Whether academically, athletically, financially, socially, etc… there is something in us to become the best we can be. Some may want to be the best parent, student, or even the best person they can be, but being the best and […]

Remembering Robby Robinson

By Bob Uzzel Special to The EDN During the 2011 Texas Shrine Gala Day at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Downtown Dallas, I had the pleasure of meeting Chief Master Sergeant William D. “Robby” Robinson, United States Air Force, Retired, who was a Noble of Moussa Temple #106, Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order of Nobles of […]

Rokas, EAC disperse funds to art groups

Mark Warde [email protected] Gina Rokas, in explaining the purpose of the Ennis Arts Commission’s distribution of funds for local arts and cultural venues, said the process includes events that are open to the public. “It’s why we allow organizations an opportunity to apply for funding,” said Rokas, tourism director for the City of Ennis. Her […]

EAC disperses funds to art groups

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Mark Warde [email protected] Gina Rokas, in explaining the purpose of the Ennis Arts Commission’s distribution of funds for local arts and cultural venues, said the process includes events that are open to the public. “It’s why we allow organizations an opportunity to apply for funding,” said Rokas, tourism director for the City of Ennis. See […]

Tricks and treats this weekend with Sherlock Holmes

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A dead girl in a locked room, another in danger and surrounded by exotic characters – it’s a mystery, but of course not insurmountable for the inimitable Sherlock Holmes. Perfectly timed for the Halloween weekend, “Sherlock Holmes and the Speckled Band” opens Thursday at Theatre Rocks! in Ennis. See the report in the Ennis Daily […]

Portal to History Opening at Library

Ennis Daily News photo by Nick Todaro / It’s been four years since an anonymous donation put nearly $640,000 down for a project to expand the Ennis Public Library, but no formal plans have been developed for the expansion.

Ana Krahmer, supervisor of UNT’s Digital Newspaper Unit, will conduct a presentation at the Ennis Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5, regarding using The Portal to Texas History in historical and genealogical research, with an emphasis on working with newspapers on the Portal. This presentation is open to the public, and attendees […]

Most Valuable Tool for Life

By Glen Hejny Most of us have two or more bibles in our homes, maybe different translations, sitting on a coffee table, by our beds or maybe on a bookshelf. This is the most valuable tool we really have for our lives. See the devotional in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up […]

Relay for Life dates announced

Ennis United Way, fresh off a best-ever year of community fund-raising, has announced the date for their main event, the 2016 Relay For Life. It is slated for Saturday, April 30, from 4 p.m. until midnight. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of […]

A love that lasts: Margie Norum shares advice to families facing Alzheimer’s

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Randy Bryan Bigham Contributor For locals, Palmer resident Margie Norum’s name and face are synonymous with the caring grace she’s imparted for 13 years to the public as volunteer coordinator for Family First Hospice. Recently retired from that career, she remains as active as ever, volunteering herself now for the company she says “still holds […]

Jesus laughed!

By Steve Dygert “Jesus wept,” is the shortest verse of the Bible, but wouldn’t it be great if Jesus was known as much as much for his laughter as for his sadness? Don’t you think Jesus’ laughter would be one of his strongest influences on us? I do, but the Bible is a little hazy […]

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