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Archive for: June, 2008

Price takes another step toward freshman championship, 5-4

In what had to be considered a quality baseball game by all players and fans on Monday night, Price Distributing (PD) emerged from a nail-biter to put itself one win away from a city championship in the freshman series with Leggett & Platt (LP). The lead changed hands several times until the game’s eighth extra-base […]

Ennis steps up again to help one in need

We’re happy to hear that the story the Ennis Daily News featured on Father’s Day (Cook, “Fight of her life,” June 15), telling of Ennisite Rachelle McKiernan’s struggle with a rare paralysis, has inspired so many readers to reach out and help her and her family with emotional as well as financial support. We know […]

Life’s little lessons

Today my niece Madison Faith celebrates her seventh birthday. Ah, a kid’s b-irthday party: a regular rite of passage for any child, a moment in time where cake and ice cream are the most amazing things you can hope for and presents are just the right way to end the day. Today, as well as […]

20th year for Helping Hands

Agency sustained through dedication, faith, says director Helping Hands of Ennis has hit a milestone not every non-profit agency achieves. The group recently marked its 20th anniversary and will celebrate Thursday, June 26. Helping Hands Executive Director Jo Wesley said, though odds were against it, the organization has remained open through the hard work of […]

Miss Katie & her coffee

Old-timers like to tell the story of Katie Daffan and her coffee-drinking routine –– at restaurants the famous literary figure who lived out her last years in Ennis used to order two cups, and empty one into the other until her favorite beverage was sufficiently cooled. Now, from the scrapbook of Bernadine Jurik, comes this […]

Summer breeze

Myrtle trees signal the season Saturday was the first official day of summer 2008 and everywhere around town were blossoming flowers and trees, particularly the myrtle variety, almost as great a horticultural trademark for Ennis and Ellis County as bluebonnets and mesquite trees.

Leggett & Platt swings its way to district tournament berth

Entering the freshman league tournament as the No. 4 seed, Leggett & Platt needed to put together a great run in order to compete for the league title and qualify for the district tournament to be held in Ennis next month. Leggett & Platt (LP) defeated No. 2 seed Citizen’s National Bank (CNB) 9-8 on […]

Bravo, April Dvorak: Way to go, girl!

There’s so much that’s special about the youth of Ennis. When we hear derogatory remarks about kids, we almost never associate them with our students. And for good reason. There is a sense of responsibility, of pride and success that so many local youngsters not only emanate but propagate. They aren’t afraid to step up […]

St. John school needs our support

This week has marked the turning of a page in the history of St. John Catholic School. The school’s principal Chris Rebuck, who has been with St. John for six years marked the end of his tenure with the school as he accepted a position with a sister school. We echo the sentiment by so […]

Ennis student wins statewide ‘Flag Day’ essay contest

April Dvorak, 7, of Ennis is the 2008 grand prize winner of the SPJST Flag Day Essay Contest. April is the daughter of Danny and Jennifer Dvorak of Ennis. SPJST youth ages six to high school senior competed in the contest designed to promote patriotism and creative writing. Entries were judged by a panel of […]

Texas Motorplex to host TV show, rock concert July 4

Race track venue for fireworks show, other holiday attractions Race fans and music lovers alike are gearing up for Independence Day. Ennis’ Texas Motorplex is hosting this July 4th the Pullin Television Network program Pinks & Pinks: All Out. The series airs on the Speed Channel 1320x, featuring regional drag racing and concerts. The Ennis […]

Local man arrested for metal theft

Ennis police received a report of three men breaking down metal in a field in the 500 block of Village Drive Thursday afternoon, according to Det. Sgt. Mike Hopson. Hopson said he responded to the scene and found the men to be taking metal from an air conditioner, along with metal from a meat cutter […]

Controversy continues over St. John school

Parents and advisory council members feel left out of decision The future of St. John Catholic School is once again the subject of concern as some school board members and parents try to piece together what, if anything can be done to save the school. After nearly 100 years of service to the community, many […]

Jazzy balloon art

Library summer reading program hosts Mr. Jazzz James Anderson, better known to the children of Ennis as Mister Jazzz, was a blowout hit Thursday at the Ennis Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, Texas Reading Club Jubilee. Mister Jazzz is a balloon artist based out of Tyler, who entertains at birthday parties, grand openings, corporate events […]

Edward Jones sits in tourney driver’s seat after red-hot start

The EGSA high school eligible league tournament is a perfect example of why nothing is ever a sure thing in sports. Edward Jones (EJ) entered the tourney as the No. 3 seed, while Thursday opponent Mighty Clean Cleaners (MCC) came in at No. 5. MCC opened with an upset of No. 2 Globe Products, as […]

Golf tourney is a big hit in Ennis

It is quite exciting to have had a state level golf tournament held in our community at the Ennis Country Club, thanks in no small part to a local business for sponsoring the event. The Allen Samuels Junior Golf Championship, held earlier this week was the place where junior golfers experienced competitive play, met pleasant […]

ACROSS addresses Noon Lions Club Wed.

Vice-Pres. Jan Glaspy tells members of upcoming fundraiser Jan Glaspy, Vice President of ACROSS, spoke to the Ennis Noon Lions Club Wednesday about the organization’s plans to pay off its debt and an upcoming fundraiser to help achieve that goal. ACROSS (A Christian Response of Shelter and Service) is hosting a Red, White & Blue […]

Moving on: Miller says farewell

Today is last day on job for Ennis Public Library’s John Miller After today the smiling face behind the reference desk at the Ennis Public Library won’t be John Miller’s. The young man has accepted a position in technical services at Mansfield Public Library, and today is his last day on the job in Ennis. […]

Moving on: Rebuck says farewell

Principal Chris Rebuck leaves St. John School next week after 6 years For St. John Catholic School Principal Chris Rebuck, coming to Ennis wasn’t part of the plan. He got here by chance, but stayed on purpose. For a young academic, the opportunity to work closely with a respected peer was one he couldn’t refuse. […]

American Energy rolls into championship series

Entering the senior midget playoffs as the No.1 seed this week, American Energy (AE) validated its top ranking with a series sweep against fourth-seeded KJT Hall (KJT) on Wednesday night. AE (12-2) scored at least three runs in four of five innings to seal the deal with a 14-7 victory after a 10-5 win over […]

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