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ERMC senior program growing

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Ennis Regional Medical Center’s “Friends of ERMC” program is growing much faster than its organizers anticipated.

Race fans can receive discount

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Racing fans who attend Fun Ford Weekend at Texas Motor Speedway on Nov. 8 can help homebound seniors by bringing canned goods for pets in exchange for $5 off adult ticket prices.

Ennis named a “Main Street City”

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The Texas Historical Commission designated Ennis as a 2015 Main Street City during its quarterly meeting on Wednesday in Austin.

Ferris votes against concealed weapons in city buildings

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During a meeting of the Ferris City Council on Monday, members were requested by the city manager to prohibit concealed handguns from two additional buildings that are used for governmental business. The measure passed by a 3-1 vote.

GAKAC seeks volunteers for portrait delivery

Give a Kid a Chance is seeking volunteers to help hand-deliver portraits and make a deeper connection with local families.

ERMC holds Ebola drill

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Critical care staff at Ennis Regional Medical Center ran two drills this week to test their Ebola readiness.

Ellis County 4-H collects cans

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Ellis County 4-H clubs teamed up to collect canned goods to give to local food banks last Saturday.

Festival includes stage acts

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During Saturday’s Fall Festival in downtown Ennis, three groups will provide free entertainment on stage near the corner Knox and NW Main streets.

Angel Tree meeting set for Tuesday

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Volunteer leader Marty Nelson is looking to get an early start on this year’s Angel Tree program.

TxDOT plans safety upgrades for 287

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The Texas Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting on Thursday, Oct. 30 to discuss proposed improvements to U.S. Highway 287 near the city.

Tomatoes comedy continues Friday

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John Patrick’s play “A Bad Year for Tomatoes,” directed locally by Bill Rhoten, is being produced by Theatre Rocks in Ennis at 505 N.W. Main St.

Lions Club equips students with glasses

Ennis Daily News file photo / Fred Smith, director of the Lions Sight and Tissue Foundation, examines the eyes of Jack Lummus Intermediate student Ivy Salas in October 2011.

The Lions Club of Ennis helped equip 72 students with vision correcting lenses Wednesday afternoon at Tabernacle Baptist Church.

Fall Festival arrives Saturday

EDN file photo / The Ennis High School Lionettes’ performance was a big hit at last year’s Autumn?Days in Ennis Fall Festival, and the group will be performing again for this year’s festival.

Saturday’s Fall Festival in downtown Ennis, hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, will provide activities for families in conjunction with the Farmers Market. No admission is charged for the 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. event.

Creel crowned queen

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Palmer High School senior Harlie Creel was named homecoming queen by her peers last Friday night at halftime of the Palmer vs. Rice football game.

Man arrested in fight over $5 in cash

Ennis police arrested a man Thursday pending charges of an assault over five dollars.

Ferris PD catch burglary suspect

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The Ferris Police Department arrested a man Thursday in connection to a Sept. 19 burglary.

CDC: Texas health care worker positive for Ebola

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DALLAS (AP) — Federal officials have confirmed that a health care worker who provided hospital care for an Ebola patient in Dallas has tested positive for the virus. Texas officials earlier Sunday said preliminary tests showed the worker had been exposed to Ebola, but they were awaiting confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. […]

City talk tax plan

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Roughly 10 concerned citizens along with a handful of city officials showed up Thursday night in the Ennis City Commission chambers for the last public forum regarding the proposed sales tax hikes for the upcoming election.

Christmas trees planned for downtown

Ennis Daily News file photo / The deadline for parade signups has been pushed back from Friday to Wednesday. The map of the parade route will publish in the Ennis Daily News on Dec. 1 and 4.

The corner of Dallas and Knox Streets are set for a little extra cheer this holiday season — if the plan can pass engineering muster.

Farmers Market Spotlight

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During the dog days of summer one vendor at the Ennis Farmers Market has proven to be a sweet relief to shoppers as well as other vendors; Jesus Rodriguez and his mobile freezer of homemade ice creams and sherbets.

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