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Bratcher, Ryan to marry

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  Announcement is being made of the engagement and upcoming marriage of Hannah Bratcher of Ennis, Texas, and Seth Ryan of Coleman, Texas. Miss Bratcher is the daughter of Michael Bratcher of Ennis and Natalie Lowe of Waco. She is the granddaughter of Billy and Karen Bratcher of Ennis, and Johnny and Lynne Rainwater of […]

Our Pilgrimage To Desoto Parish, Louisiana

by Rev. Bob Uzzel On Sunday February 21, my wife Debra and I traveled Highway 84 from her hometown of Fairfield, Freestone County, Texas to Mansfield, DeSoto Parish, Louisiana. According to the book “Images of America: DeSoto Parish” by Dr. Emilia Gay Griffith Means (with whom I have talked by telephone and exchanged a number […]

Sharing Hope!

  We are in the middle of Lent – the 40 day celebration of His suffering on the cross. Isn’t it interesting that we celebrate suffering? But are we really celebrating the pain Jesus suffered – or something different? I think we are celebrating hope! What does this celebration mean? As I was reading and […]

Attitude sets the Altitude

Many of us listen to Christian radio or Christian music because we feel it helps us stay focused in walking with the Lord or staying positive for the challenges of each day. I must agree the saying “junk in, junk out / good things in, good things out” does hold truth of how we are […]

Presidential History Program at NARFE

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The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 1191 held its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at the Sirloin Stockade in Corsicana. The guest speaker was Dr. Tommy Stringer, retired administrator with Navarro College in Corsicana. In recognition of the upcoming President’s Day, as well as the current political campaigns, Dr. Stringer provided […]

Sunshine Boys by Neil Simon to Open at Theatre Rocks!


  “The Sunshine Boys,” by Neil Simon is acclaimed as one of his greatest plays, and it will be performed by Theatre Rocks! In Ennis beginning Friday, Feb. 12, and running through Sunday, Feb. 28. Willie, played by Edd Spradling, and Al, played by Bill Walker, once billed as top vaudevillians, come out of retirement […]

‘Blithe Spirit’ is witty hit

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Noel Coward’s famous Blithe Spirit plays one more weekend at the Ennis Public Theatre, closing Sunday, February 14. The smart comedy has impressed Bluebonnet City audiences with its story, the skill of local actors and the insightful hand of director Shelley Aubrey, formerly with the Musical Hall at Fair Park and Casa Manaňa. Theatre and […]

15th annual Chili Cook-off and Barn Dance slated for Feb. 19-21, 2016

The community is invited to attend the 15th annual Chili Cook-off and Barn Dance, slated for Feb. 19-21 at the Ellis County Expo Center in Waxahachie. The event benefits the Gingerbread House children’s advocacy center and is its largest fundraiser of the year. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! <a href=”http://www.etypeservices.com/Ennis%20Daily%20NewsID64/”>Click here to […]

Ennis Czech Music Festival weekend set

The Czech Polka Bands of Ennis are inviting people to the 10th annual Ennis Czech Music Festival at the Sokol Activity Center on Saturday, Feb. 13, 1-10:30 p.m. There will be five polka bands, with the Czech Harvesters at 1 p.m., Jodie Mikula Orchestra at 3 p.m., Czech and Then Some at 5 p.m., Moravians at 7 […]

Blithe Spirit: A Classic British Comedy

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  Ennis theatre goers enjoyed a special treat this last weekend with the production of Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit. Superb direction, exceptional special effects and a stellar cast augur a great 2016 season at Ennis Public Theatre. This not-to-be-missed show runs through February 14 for anyone who was not able to attend the Ennis premiere. […]

Covering your family and friends in prayer

Covering your family and friends in prayer By Darrell Neal Special to the EDN In this day and time it has become hard to live as a Christian, as an American, and as an individual. Every day you have to be aware of all your surroundings because of the crime that is going on in […]


1966 REVISITED by Rev. Bob Uzzel It has been 50 years since 1966. Here are some of the highlights of that year. On January 10, the Georgia House of Representatives refused to seat civil rights activist Julian Bond. On January 11, a conference on Rhodesia began in Lagos, Nigeria. On January 13, Robert C. Weaver […]

Mardi Gras! Fat Tuesday! Carnival!

Dear Readers, Mardi Gras! Fat Tuesday! Carnival! (Now I am really out on a linguistic limb!) Fetter Dienstag! ‘Tlusty Uter! It comes every year and comes big to the ole’ Big Easy in New Orleans. The event comes from way back in time. The Pagan Romans, there is record from the second century, of a […]

God Needs You

Have you ever considered that God not only wants you in His family; God needs you. God has a purpose and a mission for your life that only you can accomplish. You have been created for a specific reason and God wants to use you to bring his Kingdom on the Earth. Are you willing […]

Visit from GiGi for Rotary

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Ginger Gonzales of GiGiGoGo Parties gave a presentation at the Rotary Club of Ennis on Tuesday. She made balloon animals and told a story, tying the story into her involvement at the Ennis Convention and Visitors Bureau. She called the club to continue to serve in the roles God intended them to.

‘Blithe Spirit’ opens EPT 2016 season

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The over-the-top cult crackpot Madame Arcati (Jennifer Valdez) unwittingly summons the ghost of Charles’ (Kevin Roberts) dead wife Elvira (Brianna Roberts) while the cast (Nikki Crosland, Kathryn Ivey and Kent Lloyd) look on in wonder in the first production of Ennis Public Theatre’s 2016 season. Noel Coward’s unworldy comedy “Blithe Spirit” is fast-paced and witty! […]

Downtown church buys bank building

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Mark Warde [email protected] Damascus Road Fellowship Church recently purchased the building on the corner of North Dallas Street and West Ennis Avenue known as the Ennis National Bank Event Center. Built in 1918, it has stood as a historical icon for nearly a century. Bramlet Beard, who had personally owned the approximately 12,000 square foot […]

Review: “The Revenant”

3 Tubbs out of 4 Since director Alejandro Iñárritu crossed over into the world of American filmmaking, Hollywood has welcomed him with open arms. “The Revenant,” an epic and Iñárritu’s latest innovation, was clearly made to win Oscars. That being said, it was still a very formidable film that won’t let down a regular movie-going […]

Former tourism secretary brightened many lives

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The passing last Wednesday of Paul Campo, 70, Ennis’ intrepid tourism secretary for over 15 years, has saddened the community she loved. At the Ennis Convention and Visitors Bureau (ECVB), she ably supported Tourism Director Gina Rokas, and all who met the raspy-voiced, smiling Campo were impressed by her energy and touched by her humor. […]

Century Club meets at Atwood home

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Century Club was held at the home of Penny Atwood, Tuesday, Jan. 12. Hostesses were Sandra Wakefield, Betty Moore, Mary Blackmon, Mary Helen Smith and Penny Atwood. Helen Abram and Theresa Dempsey visited the club to become members.

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