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CrossFit has special workout Saturday

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As a celebration of the Easter season, members of one local fitness group will be doing something other than stuffing their faces with deviled egg this Saturday. At 10 a.m., Saturday, at Refiners Fire Ministries, CrossFit Ellis, a group that meets in Ennis, will be partaking in a special Workout of the Day, or WOD […]

A Home for the Brave – Man behind the uniform

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Many adjectives come to mind when you meet Cody Jones, a disabled Marine veteran, but wounded isn’t one of them; strong-willed, funny and opinionated, maybe, but if you didn’t see his prosthetic leg it’s likely you wouldn’t even realize he is disabled. However, at only 24 years old, Jones, the future recipient of a brand-new […]

Helping Meals on Wheels

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Employees of Polyguard delivered Meals-On-Wheels routes in Ennis on Thursday as part of the March for Meals program done nationwide.

Fowler to speak at NARFE

Jon Fowler, an Ellis County resident, who will speak about his Cherokee and Cheyenne heritage and culture at the next NARFE meeting. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Stamping for literacy

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The Alpha Alpha chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, a professional honorary Society of women educators, created cute baby “onesies” with rubber stamping techniques. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Barton a ‘woman of distinction’ by H-E-B

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Chances are, if you get out at all, you’ve probably seen Courtney Barton. You likely could have seen her while checking out at H-E-B, as she was there swiping your produce and giving you a smile as she handed you a receipt. It could be that you are one of the people whose life she […]

Murder Most Muddled

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Ennis Public Theatre presents yet another hit with “The Murder Room.” Set in the quaint Bynewood Cottage, replete with secret passages and trap doors, the play proceeds rapidly from opening scene to finale. Subtitled “A Mystery Farce in Two Acts,” the production lives up to its billing. Family-friendly throughout, it offers non-stop plot twists, humor […]

Students cited for patriotism

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At a time when patriotism is sometimes lost or simply forgotten by younger generations, there are still plenty of young Americans who grasp the ideals of democracy and freedom – and what each cost. On Sunday, Ennis Junior High and High School students were recognized at a District Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) meeting for […]

Kids Beach Club celebrates greatest treasure

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Kids Beach Club, an after-school program for elementary students in Ennis ISD, celebrated Treasure Day on Thursday. Students received new Bibles and were taught God’s word is the greatest treasure. See Justin Tubbs’ report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

‘Greatest Week’ revival in Ennis

“The Greatest Week in History” revival is being held in Ennis at the Friendship Baptist Church, 1101 S. Hall St. It will be held Sunday, March 29, at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., and then Monday through Wednesday, March 30-April 1, at 6:30 p.m. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to […]

Lions host mobile eye clinic

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Lion Dr. Alexander Weir checking a student’s glasses prescription at the recent Lions Club Mobile Eye Clinic at Tabernacle Church. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

South Carolina Durham visits Wayman Chapel

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In 2012, I visited Fairfield County, South Carolina, where I conducted research for my fourth book The Durhams of Fairfield: An African American Genealogy. See the Rev. Bob Uzzel’s column in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Goode headed for 98

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L.T. Goode grew up in Corsicana, Texas, and still resides in Heritage Oak Retirement Village. He is 97 years of age. On April 10, 2015, he will be 98 years young. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

An Act of Faith

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Although Sandra Wakefield has only lived in Ennis for nine years, that’s long enough to call it home. The local actress’s impressive background has taken her far afield; she was a director of the Miss Arizona Pageant, was nominated for a Kennedy Center honor for her work in the performing arts, and lived for a […]

Tips for traveling with pets

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With spring break upon us, and summer vacations right around the corner, it’s time to start planning your much-needed getaways. Whichever destination you choose, having your pet by your side makes it even more enjoyable. However, there are some important things to consider before letting your furry family member tag along. See the report in […]

What does Dodson do after public service?

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Having been known as a fixer upper for most of his life, Bill Dodson will never become a fixture. The retired 71-year old recently ended two four-year terms as an Ellis County Commissioner. Just don’t expect him to wear out the recliner in his home. The seat in his maroon pickup truck has a better […]

Garden Club promotes spring plans

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The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 1191 held its monthly meeting at the Grand Ennis Buffet on Tuesday. Special guest Anne Anderson spoken on behalf of the Ennis Garden Club. Her report was informative and presented both the club’s past – it was founded in Ennis in 1947, and its future vision. […]

Wildflower walk at Kachina Prairie

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A little more than a month away, the annual Bluebonnet Trails Festival is set for April 18 and 19 in downtown Ennis, but this year, the Ennis Garden Club has some new tricks up its sleeve. Along with the annual Antique Auto Show, live music going on downtown, and the ritual photo-shoots in the bluebonnets, […]

Gospel music event Sunday at SAGU

Ellis County Singers have extended an invitation to local communities to attend a Southern Gospel Celebration at 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, in the Sheaffer Center on the campus of Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and […]

NARFE Chapter Meets

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 1191 held its monthly meeting at the Grand Ennis Buffet on Tuesday. Special guest Anne Anderson spoken on behalf of the Ennis Garden Club. Her report was informative and presented both the club’s past – it was founded in Ennis in 1947, and its future vision. […]

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