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EISD Vaccine Clinic at Miller

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EISD Nurses hosted a vaccine clinic on Tuesday, May 19, at Dorie Miller Intermediate School. Vaccines were provided by the Texas Vaccines for Children program and were given at no cost to those students who qualified. The nurses provided immunizations to many incoming pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and seventh grade students. Pictured are EISD nurses Ginger Sellers […]

‘Nic at Night’ at Baylor Baptist

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On Sunday, May 17, the children’s choir at Baylor put on a star-studded production of “Nic at Night,” a three-act play written by Kathie Hill. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Philippines Mission for Baylor Baptist pastor, members

On Thursday, May 21, Chet Hensley, pastor of Baylor Baptist Church, and church members Nic Collins and Dudley Fox left the United States to travel to Oslob, Cebu, the Philippines, for a 14-day mission trip. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest […]

Pastor seeks aid after hardships

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For some, adversity is just the fuel that keeps them moving forward.  So is the case with 70-year-old Charles Barber, the pastor a small-town church in Rice.  Last month, Church on the Rock of Rice was victim to something many fear but few expect to ever happen to them.  As Rev. Barber and his wife, […]

See those motorcyclists

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Mayor Russell Thomas, right, recognized May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month on Monday during the city commission’s workshop. From left are Johnny “Jukebox” Pitts, Ricky “Badger” Wilson and Jimmy “Suds” Vaughn to accept a proclamation from the mayor.

Couple seeks support to serve at Ugandan orphanage

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A 2004 graduate from Ennis St. Johns, Annie Toal and her husband Zac Whittington are raising funds in preparation of a whole new world of service and education at an orphanage in the eastern African nation of Uganda. Annie (Toal) Whittington, 29, will teach and work on the staff at Restoration Gateway, a 700 acre […]

Lions Club welcomes band performance

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The Ennis Host Lions Club welcomed the Ennis Junior High band to Tabernacle Church for its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday. The presentation, directed by David Ingram, the band director, was received with a standing ovation from the Lions Club members.

Review: The Glass Menagerie: A Great Play Skillfully Enacted

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Only one more weekend of performances remain for audiences to enjoy Ennis Public Theatre’s superb presentation of The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams. Thanks to Director James Pritchett’s attention to detail, Ennis theatre goers have the rare opportunity to experience a classic American play in all of its authentic glory. See the report in the […]

Ezekiel’s vision of the Glory of the Lord

I am currently doing a series of sermons from Ezekiel, one of the most interesting books of the Bible The Book of Ezekiel begins as follows: “Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I was among the captives by the river […]

Kid-Friendly Wildflower Walk

Members of the Indian Trail Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist Program will lead wildflower walks on the third Saturday of each month, March through September, at Mockingbird Nature Park, located at 1361 Onward Road – the corner of Mockingbird Lane and Onward Road in Midlothian. The next walk is Saturday, May 16 at 9 […]

Naturalist program for weather observation

“Volunteers Measuring Precipitation across the Nation” is the Monday, May 18, program of the Indian Trail Chapter – Texas Master Naturalist organization. The event is at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 505 W. Marvin Ave., Waxahachie. Carolyn Gritzmaker, Texas master naturalist and Ellis County CoCoRaHS coordinator, will present the program. See the […]

Prayers offered for city, those in need

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Muggy conditions did little to dampen the spirit of a multi-ethnic group that joined for prayer at Lions Park on Thursday evening. Organized by the Ennis Christian Ministers Association, sixteen different individuals led verbal prayers that covered a spectrum of topics as part of the 64th annual National Day of Prayer. Similar gatherings took place in cities across […]

Glass Menagerie at Ennis Public Theatre

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A must-see for any true theatre lover, The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams will play at the Ennis Public Theatre for two weekends only (through May 17). Director James Pritchett stages a first-rate production of this iconic American masterpiece that promises theatre goers an authentic experience of Williams’ artistry. Introduced by the opening narration as […]

Motorplex announces RFC chaplain

Racers for Christ chaplains always provide a vitally important service to competitors all over the country. Texas Motorplex is lucky to have a native Texan serve as the RFC chaplain for 2015. David Cox of Cleburne will handle RFC duties for drag racing competitors and fans for the 2015 season. It won’t be the first […]

Free admission this weekend at rail and cultural museum

Free admission to the Ennis Railroad and Cultural Heritage Museum through Sunday, May 10, will be granted to coincide with National Travel and Tourism Week. Located at 105 NE Main St., the downtown museum hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-4 p.m. on Sunday. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign […]

Howard speaks to Rotary

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Keith Howard, the Ennis High School tennis coach, was the speaker at the Ennis Rotary Club at First United Methodist Church on Tuesday. He spoke about his run as tennis coach, which has lasted 19 years. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the […]

Relay for Life reaches goal

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On Friday, Ennis showed that it’s ready to take the fight to cancer. More than 500 people were in attendance at Veterans Memorial Park Saturday night for Relay For Life, an American Cancer Society event. According to Cynthia Fullington, Relay For Life event chairperson, Ennis reached its goal of $86,000 at what she is calling […]

Pet Parade premiers at Ennis library

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The Ennis Public Library hosted its first-ever Pet Parade on Saturday. According to Jessica Diaz, the library director, close to 60 people attended to walk their pets or watch as pets made the block on leashes. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest […]

National Day of Prayer event in Ennis

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The Ennis Christian Ministers Association will continue their practice of hosting a local, open air prayer meeting in relation to the National Day of Prayer on May 7. According to Darrell Nelson, the president of the ECMA and pastor of Faith Assembly of God on West Baldridge Street, the organized prayer will be held at […]

Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast Saturday

The First Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, set for Saturday morning at Tabernacle Church, will be a time for the community of Ennis to come together, said Mayor Pro-Tem Matt Walker, who is spearheading the event. With doors opening at 8:15 a.m. and breakfast being served until 10 a.m., people of various walks of faith are […]

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