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Questions surround box of photos

Unclaimed family photographs land in newspaper office
From time to time the Ennis Daily News staff are asked to become community sleuths and help solve a mystery. While it is nothing as serious as needing police involvement, it is a challenge nonetheless.
One such test arrived last week in the form of a packet of old photos that someone found in the bottom of a box of glassware purchased at an auction. The challenge sets in as the person who dropped the photos off for us to help find the owners did not leave their name or number, or the place where the auction was held. Normally, those details would help get the photos back to the rightful owner, but for this case few details are available.
The one thing this case has in common with another box of photos that was returned to the rightful owner after appearing in the EDN is the photos span a series of years and depict scenes from weddings to prom, Christmas to family birthdays. EDN managing editor Matt Cook said he is hopeful the rightful owner is reunited with their prized family memories.
"Sometimes those of us who work in the newspaper industry are asked to help resolve a situation that can be very detailed or very simple and we are hoping this issue turns out to be the latter," he said. "With family memories like the ones shown in the photos, I know someone must be missing the photos and are unaware of how to get them back. We want to help return the photos to the family so they can be enjoyed once more."
Some of the photos have first names written on the back but few have last names, so finding the owner might prove difficult if someone with information does not come forward. Two last names we did find on the back of the photos were Morris and Lyons.
Cook said he is certain someone wants to reclaim the photos and hopes the newspaper can help with that effort.
"This community is very close-knit and I am certain someone knows where these photos belong," he said. "It would be a nice opportunity to showcase some of the many wonderful people who make up the community by having them identify the photos and help the newspaper resolve another community mystery."
Anyone with information regarding the photos shown is asked to call the newspaper office at 972-875-3801 and ask for community editor Candie Beck-Adams. The photos will remain at the EDN office until claimed by a family member.

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