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Archive for: November, 2010

JV Lions compete in Bryan Adams Tourney

While other athletes kicked up their heels during the holidays, the JV Lion basketball team headed north to take part in the Bryan Adams Tournament. Ennis actually took on host Bryan Adams in its first game during what was a 58-44 victory for the home team. Bryan Adams led 16-10 after one quarter, 32-21 at […]

Swing into the spirit at parade

Tomorrow begins the month of December. Once it is firmly upon us, we can’t avoid the subtle, growing stress of navigating the Christmas holiday in one piece. It’s one of the best times of year for community togetherness because it is a holiday that in Ennis is celebrated with warmth and light. Downtown will come […]

After hours at Apple Annie’s

Ennis Mayor Russell Thomas (right) passed out door prizes including this one to Pat Theissen at Apple Annie’s Garden Gate Floral and Gift Shoppe on Monday. The store hosted an Ennis Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event. Nancy Swindell kept the snacks well stocked for her guests Monday. The proprietor of Apple Annie’s Garden […]

Musicians, performers to entertain

Tonight’s annual Christmas Parade of Lights will mean more than the promised evening of cool air and floats, and will include several performances and musical acts. Local polka band Czech and Then Some, the GO! Academy dance holiday troop and students from the Ennis Junior High School band are slated to perform at points around […]

Parade of Lights will roll tonight

Citizens of Ennis will show their holiday spirit tonight while gathering on the downtown streets to watch the Christmas parade. The event, which is currently expecting about 63 floats, was still receiving participation requests Monday said Mary Macalik, executive secretary for the Ennis Chamber of Commerce. Macalik said groups such as the Bristol and Telico […]

‘Meals’ support needed

Meals on Wheels of Johnson and Ellis Counties is girding for Christmas and the rest of the holiday season, and its biggest need is one that seldom changes — volunteers. Amy Jackson, director of development for MOW of Johnson and Ellis counties, said meals will be delivered on Christmas Eve as well as New Year’s […]

Exercise is essential for injury prevention

Lady Lion athletic trainer Danielle Leonard has a lot on her plate during basketball season, but she wouldn’t be quite as busy if Ennis High athletes would take a more preventative approach when it comes to their risk of on-court injury. “The main things (athletic trainers) worry about with basketball are sprained ankles — when […]

A ‘thank you’ from the EDN

It’s not often that the newspaper takes time out to say thanks to our readers and advertisers for their support. There’s no rhyme or reason to it and it’s probably one of the most overlooked aspects of our publication. For now, we’ll try to do our part. On Dec. 4, in conjunction with the Boys […]

BridgeBuilders needs backing of community

With a spare few days until Dec. 1 the cutoff period, there are still chances left for individuals in the community to sign up for help or sign up to help with BridgeBuilders’ Christmas Project. Feed Ennis 2010 has seen waves of volunteer support and church and business food donations that will be key in […]

County author plans signing

Diana Buckley, author of the novel Betsey Anne, will be signing books at Common Threads Quilting on Saturday, Dec. 11 from 10 a.m. to noon. “The main character in the book is a seamstress, and there is a red-and-white pinwheel quilt that figures prominently in the story,” Buckley said. “So Common Threads is the first […]

Local doctor Williams earning area attention

Ennis orthopedist Dr. Kevin Williams is garnering local celebrity after being featured in D Magazine’s “Best Doctors” issue for 2010. In addition to holding a practice in Ennis, Williams was named the co-chair of orthopedics for Dallas Medical Center in August. He credits the notoriety that brought him in helping him earn this honor. “I […]

Spotlight On …

Ennis is a place booming with community pride, but you’d be hard pressed to find someone as passionate about the city and its development as Jeannette Patak. She is the president of the Ennis Chamber of Commerce and stays connected to everything going on in the community, working hard for Ennis businesses and chamber members. […]

Shop locally while you hunt gifts

Today, in the perspective of a good many shoppers and retailers alike, begins the post-Thanksgiving shopping extravaganza that leads into the Christmas season. While we certainly encourage area residents to get started early on their quest for the perfect gift for their loved ones, friends and colleagues, we want to reinforce most of all that […]

Lions to host award-winning group

The award-winning Marksmen Quartet will bring their unique style of gospel music to San Jacinto Auditorium at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2. This event is a Noon Lions Club fundraiser. Tickets are $10. The group was nominated for its second Dove Award for Blue Ridge Mountain Memories, a CD from Rural Rhythm. The four-time Contemporary […]

No stopping them

Black Friday brought out masses of dedicated shoppers this morning and Ennis retailers saw their share. Stores like Bealls, Radio Shack, Hibbett Sports and Game Stop opened their doors earlier than usual to accommodate sale-savvy shoppers and push what were likely their best deals of the year. Easily the most elaborate scheme to pull buyers […]

Celebrate with EDN, Air Evac

Air Evac Lifeteam and the Ennis Daily News are teaming up to host an open house Christmas party event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dec. 4 at the Boys and Girls Club of Ennis. The event was organized by Jane Mize, who is over recruitment for Air Evac, as a way to say thank […]

Subvarsity Lions battle Highland Park opposition

On Tuesday, the JV and Freshman Lion basketball teams faced their greatest challenges of the young season at Highland Park. JV Lions 40 Highland Park 68 The game wasn’t quite as lopsided as the score indicates for the JV Lions (1-2), at least until the Scots went on a big late run to win the […]

Red Oak squeaks past Freshman Lady Lions

Ennis basketball had some disappointing outcomes against Red Oak on Tuesday, but the Freshman Lady Lions (3-3) just barely missed out on victory in a 34-30 loss. “We had plenty of chances (to win) in that game,” said coach David Kilpatrick. “We had some costly turnovers in the fourth quarter, but I thought the kids […]

Don’t lose sight of family time

Happy Thanksgiving to all, here’s hoping your day is filled with family, fellowship and delicious food. Thanksgiving is a time to be with friends and family and reflect on the year as it rapidly comes to a close. For some, it’s a time to peruse the sale ads and plot for shopping domination on Black […]

Why should Ennis be thankful?

It’s been a hard couple of years for our community, state and nation. Economic strife has been paired with national and international tension that has added weight to an already burdensome time to be alive. But here in Ennis, life has been relatively static in the sense that the unique character of our town has […]

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