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Dvorak chosen Ennis Czech Slovak queen candidate

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The Ennis Chapter of the Ellis County Czech Heritage Society met Sunday, Feb. 28, at the KJZT dining room to select this year’s candidate for 2016 Czech Slovak Queen of Texas. All 23 members voted to sponsor April Dvorak, daughter of Jennifer and David Dvorak, as their candidate, along with her Little Sister Isabella “Bella” […]

New members, officers presented at Century Club meeting

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Century Club met Feb. 10 at the home and bed and breakfast of Joanne and Sam Ventura. The meeting was called to order by Jodi Chapman. Hostesses were Joanne Ventura, Patsy Belk, program; Jodi Chapman, Jo Ann Cody and Janet Ward. The minutes and treasurer’s report of the January meeting were read and accepted. New […]


by Rev. Bob Uzzel On Saturday February 27, I attended the Celebration of Life for my friend Jim Templin at J. E. Keever Mortuary Chapel in Ennis. James Charles “Jim” Templin was born in Ennis on March 15, 1939 to Lee and Mabel Keith Templin. He graduated from Ennis High School and the University of […]

A glimpse of Easter to come

This Sunday is the Fourth Sunday of our Lenten Season, following the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday. There are a total of five Sundays of Lent followed by Palm/Passion Sunday which begins Holy Week and Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem, with the people singing Hosanna and waving palm branches. This Fourth Sunday of Lent […]

Bowling Extravaganza Saturday

Bowling Extravaganza will ensue Saturday at Ennis All Star Bowling Center. The tournament and fundraiser is one of two of the Ennis Noon Lions Club biggest events of the year, alongside the Lions’ Golf Tournament in April. Lions Club member Gary Hayden has spearheaded the bowling and golf efforts and is currently working to spread […]

Ennis Golden Circle took advantage of Leap Day

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Ennis Golden Circle took advantage of Leap Day to combine Mardis Gras, Leap Day and exercise. Members of Golden Circle dressed up this morning for a Mardis Gras Celebration. We enjoyed 16 Bean Soup; Andouille Sausage and skillet cornbread! Peggy Olsen took advantage of an old Leap Day Custom to ask a male member to […]

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=””>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 […]

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