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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.

Jesus Can Make Your Life Complete

Darrell Nelson Special to the EDN As we start the New Year, it is a great opportunity to do a self-evaluation and revisit our personal and family goals. What are some things you would like to see happen this year, what are some things that must change? Through the wisdom and instruction of Scripture and […]

Payton Lipsey of Palmer FFA Recognized as Texas FFA Ford Leadership Scholar

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Austin, TX – Payton Lipsey of Palmer FFA was one of ten outstanding graduates of the Texas FFA Association’s Ford Leadership Scholars program recognized at the sixth annual Ford Leadership Scholars Banquet in Austin January 8, 2016. The Ford Leadership Scholars Program criteria for selection and the leadership development components of the program focus on […]

Jesus Can Make Your Life Complete

As we start the New Year, it is a great opportunity to do a self-evaluation and revisit our personal and family goals. What are some things you would like to see happen this year, what are some things that must change? Through the wisdom and instruction of Scripture and the lives of biblical characters, we […]

A.C.T.S. of the Church seminar/workshop in Ennis Jan. 15-16

A.C.T.S. of the Church seminar/workshop in Ennis Jan. 15-16 The Rev. Daniel D. Schreck, former staff member of a prominent church in Fort Wayne, Indiana, will conduct an assimilation seminar/workshop entitled: “The A.C.T.S. of the Church” on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 15-16, at Grace Lutheran Church, at 2402 W Ennis Ave, Ennis, TX 75119. The […]


THE GREAT CHRIST COMET By Rev. Bob Uzzel I read Terry Mattingly’s article “The Case for a Great Comet over Bethlehem” in the December 20 issue of “The Ennis Daily News.” This article inspired me to order a copy of Colin Nicholl’s new book “The Great Christ Comet: Revealing the True Star of Bethlehem.” The […]

Santa Meets God in New Hope Church program

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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 […]


  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 […]

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