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Archive for: June, 2015

Eugene W. Jakubik

Eugene W. Jakubik, 84, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Services are pending with J.E. Keever Mortuary. www.jekeevermortuary.com

Well, whose fault is that?

So, I walked into the room. The television was tuned to CNN, which was airing a speech by Hillary Clinton, who was making comments in the wake of the heinous murder of nine people in a South Carolina church last week. I heard a few of the words and phrases while I was busy doing […]

Baltimore should pay for its own

On June 12, the administrator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, W. Craig Fugate, rejected the requests of both Maryland and the City of Baltimore for repayment for the cleanup costs related to rioting earlier this year. Good call. Baltimore citizens made the decision to trash their own town. Why should taxpayers across the nation […]

‘Look before you lock’

With all of the rain we’ve had this spring, everyone should know “Turn Around Don’t Drown” by now. Here’s another saying you need to put to good use: “Look Before You Lock.” We’re already into the hot weather and your doing a “Look Before You Lock” every time you get out of your car will […]

DCTF picks Palmer for third place finish

Don Waddle had an impactful debut season in Palmer, winning the District 9-3A championship with a 5-0 league mark and 8-2 overall record. The team was especially tough during close games, winning four times by fewer than 10 points, including the two biggest district games against Blooming Grove (44-39) and Maypearl (15-13). Still, Dave Campbell’s […]

Local back to school program gears up for 2015

Classes may be out for the summer but helping underprivileged students is a year round objective for Give-A-Kid-A-Chance (GAKAC), the faith-based, back-to-school initiative that celebrates its 10th year in operation this fall. The non-profit charitable entity that functions under Mission Ennis Bridge Builders provides school uniforms and supplies, backpacks, haircuts and health screenings to area […]

PUMP’s work continues on 10th anniversary this week

In 2005, seven members of the First United Methodist Church of Palmer went to Ruston, La., for a “Weekend of the Cross” – a youth mission weekend – and on the way home decided, “We can do this in Palmer.” Katie Meek was the youth director in Palmer and the group essentially said, “Katie, we […]

HFTB accepts gifts from area firms

Two area businesses made contributions to Ennis’ Home For The Brave on Monday during a ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park. Their gifts help move the fundraising efforts within $10,000 of completing the project of building a home for an injured soldier. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for […]

Hernandez takes oath of office

As of Monday evening, the Ennis city commission looks a little different with the departure of a familiar and the arrival of a new one. After a 20-vote victory in June 13’s special city election to defeat longtime Ennis City Commissioner Carolyn Frazier, the newcomer to the city commission, Marco Hernandez, officially took the oath […]

County to match funds to aid groups

Monday afternoon the Ellis County Commissioners Court decided to match the $11,191 from the North Central Texas Council of Governments’ Area Agency on Aging, which will provide funds to help support groups such as Meals-on-Wheels of Johnson and Ellis counties. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our […]

Fresh peaches – and dinner, too

Peach cobbler topped with peach ice cream is the kind of dessert made for a Texas summer – and it’s a dessert that’s homemade from – and now served in – the orchard at the Peachy Page Farm, just outside Scurry. It was a cold January morning in 2007 when Robert and Cindy Page planted […]

New Hope holds grand opening Sunday

After two weeks of test runs at holding worship services in a converted, 95-year old landmark building in downtown Ennis, New Hope Church will open its doors Sunday in their grand opening on Fathers Day. Pastor Buck Marshall has extended an invitation to newcomers of all ages to visit them on the corner of West Ennis Avenue […]

Future plans for Ennis to be released Thursday

Unveiling months of creative input, the City of Ennis will reveal the comprehensive plan for downtown and surrounding areas at a visionary open house on Thursday, June 25. The event will take place at 5:30 p.m. inside the Ennis National Bank Events Center, located at 116 W. Ennis Ave. The public is welcome and encouraged […]

Chamber holds quarterly luncheon

More than 80 people, representing nearly 30 businesses in the city of Ennis, gathered at KC Hall Friday for the Ennis Chamber of Commerce quarterly luncheon. The Chamber announced exciting events coming up in the near future, and Alan Daugherty, the CEO of Ennis Regional Medical Center, shared a little about what’s going on with […]

Doris Strunc

Doris Strunc, 69, passed away on Monday, June 22, 2015, in Ennis, Texas. Doris was born in Ennis, Texas, on December 24, 1945, to Emil J. and An­nie (Nekuza) Salik. She grew up in Ennis and graduated from St. John High School in 1964. On April 5, 1975, she married Murray Strunc and they made […]

Annie Fern Kemp Higdon

Annie Fern Kemp Higdon, 84, passed away Saturday, June 20, 2015, in Ennis. Annie was born May 27, 1931, in Dallas, Texas, to Lewis Smith and Ettie Maureen (Davis) Kemp. April 4, 1962, she was married to James Louis Higdon. In 1968, they made their home in Palmer, Texas. Annie was a homemaker who enjoyed […]

Willie Dee Buchanan

Willie Dee Buchanan, 80, from Italy, passed from this life June 19, 2015, in Waxahachie. He was born in Italy, Texas, on April 27, 1935, to Mary Daisy (Davis) and Doris Dee Buchanan. He married Linda Compton December 4, 1954, in Italy. Willie was a hard worker and a devoted family man, and he loved […]

Francisco Uresti

Francisco Uresti, 51, died June 16, 2015. Rosary will be held Friday, June 19 at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 20. Both services will be held at Eternal Rest Fuenral Home Chapel of Ennis. Arrangements are with Eternal Rest Funeral Home of Ennis, 215 N. Dallas, 972-875-2393.

Wanda (Parker) Elder

Wanda (Parker) Elder, age 72 passed away in Dallas on June 14, 2015. A Service will be held at 2 P.M. on Friday, June 19, 2015 at Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Ennis with Tim Grant and Leroy Elmore officiating. Interment will follow at Rice Cemetery in Rice, Texas. To view an obituary or sign the […]

NARFE Hears Program on Caregiver Stress

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 1191 held its monthly meeting at the Grand Ennis Buffet in Ennis on Tuesday, June 9. The guest speaker was Meredith Pond, client care coordinator with Home Instead. The very interesting program emphasized the need for caregivers to be aware of the stresses they are under […]

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