Ennis Public Library
Monday-Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Thursday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Monday – day care centers
Tuesday – children’s day out
Wednesday – 3- and 4-year-olds at 10 a.m.; 2-year-olds at 10:30 a.m.
Friends of the Ennis Public Library are accepting donations. Leave books, magazines, CDs, DVDs and tapes at the library, 501 W. Ennis Ave.
Items of Interest
Navarro College is offering free English as a second language courses and GED classes for the 2007-2008 school year. Classes are offered from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at Ennis High School, 1405 Lake Bardwell Drive, and from 10 a.m.-noon Monday and Wednesday at Holsey Chapel CME Church in Ennis. For more information, call (903) 875-7464 or 1-800-NAVARRO. Visit http://www.navarrocollege.edu/abe.
Ellis County Aggie Moms exists to support Aggie students, each other and Texas A&M University. For more information about Aggie Moms, contact Kerri Gleason, club president, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (972) 935-0199.
East Side Church of Christ, 607 Martin Luther King Blvd., is offering family counseling at 6 p.m. for children and 7 p.m. for adults each Thursday. For more information, call Alex Weir at (619) 997-6968.
Outreach Health Services Ennis WIC Clinic, 2604 N. Kaufman St., Suite 3, will offer Texas Health Steps Exams from 8 a.m.-noon and from 1-5 p.m. the second Saturday of each month. Current Medicaid and shot record is required. For information, call (972) 875-0285.
Cowboy Church of Ennis schedule includes a Sunday morning service at 10:30 a.m.; Ladies bible study at 7 p.m. Monday night in the office area and a mens round table bible study and topical discussion at 7 p.m. in the main church area and when weather permits an arena barrel practice in the outdoor arena. Youth and pre-teen group meetings are held Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the main church area and team roping practice is held Thursday at 7 p.m. in the outdoor arena, weather permitting. The men's Saturday morning breakfast is held at 7 a.m. at the Ranchouse Cafe, located on I-45 at Exit 242 in Rice.
Golden Circle Activity Center for senior citizens is located at 1700 N. Floyd St. Executive director is Mary Nell Glaspy. For more information, call (972) 875-6101.
Ennis ISD board of trustees meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the administration building, 303 W. Knox. Call (972) 875-9027.
Ennis City Commission meets at 6 p.m. in workshop, with the regular meeting at 7 the first and third Monday of each month at city hall, 115 W. Brown St.
Ellis County Republican Women meet at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce, 102 YMCA Drive.
The Democratic Men meet at 9 a.m. every Friday at the Democratic Party Headquarters, 215 E. Main St., Waxahachie.
The Texas Democratic Women of Ellis County meet every third Saturday of each month at 4 p.m. at the Democratic Headquarters at 215 E. Main Street in Waxahachie.
The Bristol Volunteer Fire Department board of directors meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the fire station. The public is invited to attend.
VFW Post 7106 Ladies Auxiliary meets at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at 3100 N. Kaufman St. The group is accepting new members and encourages interested parties to contact the VFW post for more information. Members must have served in a foreign war or have a relative that has. Contact (972) 875-5479 for carpool information.
SPJST Lodge No. 25 meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Thursday of every month. Call (972) 875-5571.
Ennis Woodworkers Club meets from 7-10 p.m. the third Monday of every month at the junior high vocational building. Call (972) 875-3376 or (972) 878-0985.
Bluebonnet Patches Quilt Friendship Group meets at 9 a.m. the first Wednesday of the month in the fellowship hall at First Presbyterian Church, 210 N. McKinney. The group also meets the third Thursday of each month for “sit and sew.” For more information, call (972) 875-1001.
“Changing the Community from the Inside Out” meets at 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Ennis State Bank, 815 W. Ennis Ave. Meeting locations are subject to change. For more information, call Christine Rowe at (972) 342-7319 or pastor E.L. Gilmore at (214) 929-5060.
Ennis Rebekah Lodge No. 104 meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Thursdays at the IOOF Hall on South Kaufman Street.
IOOF Lodge No. 227 meets at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at the IOOF Hall on South Kaufman Street.
Ennis Church of God invites the community to Wednesday services and activities beginning at 7 p.m. For more information, call (972) 875-9710.
The Texas Department of State Health Services holds childhood immunization clinics from 10:30 a.m.-noon and from 1:30-3:30 p.m. every first Monday at Ferris First Baptist Church, 304 W. 5th St. and from 2-5:30 p.m. every first Wednesday at the Boys & Girls Clubs in Ennis, 1211 S. Clay. For more information, call (903) 425-6969 or 1-800-746-8748. Fees are determined on a sliding scale based on household income. Call (972) 932-2038.
Early Childhood PTA meets from 9:30-11 a.m. second Wednesday of the month at First United Methodist Church, 505 W. Marvin, Waxahachie. Call (972) 923-2494.
Women’s Resource Center, 900 W. Ennis Ave., Suite 119, is accepting donations of baby-related items. For more information, call (972) 878-0784.
The Methodist Active Adult Group meets at 11:30 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the First United Methodist Church fellowship hall. For more information, call (972) 875-7491.
Volunteers at the Trinity United Methodist Church are inviting everyone to visit their clothes closet, where clothes, shoes, and other items are available for needy families. The closet is open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Donations are also accepted. The church is located at 1500 S. Hall St., Ennis. For more information, call (972) 878-7464.
Helping Hands of Ennis Spirit of Sharing Thrift Store hours are from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.
All Ennis churches, clubs, fraternal halls, service groups and organizations can submit community-related events to the Ennis Convention and Visitors Bureau for consideration for display on the monitors at the Ennis Wal-Mart check-out counters. For more information, call (972) 878-4748 or fax the information to (972) 875-1018.
Helping Hands of Ennis is in need of food and staple items for their outreach program. Donations of protein sources such as tuna, peanut butter, canned meats, powdered milk and any other items would be appreciated.
Volunteers are needed as part of the Ennis Regional Medical Center’s care team. Duties include working at the information desk, distributing magazines and assisting staff as needed. For more information, contact Billie at (972) 875-5343 or Marvin at (972) 875-3686.
Family First Hospice needs volunteers for the Ennis, Ovilla, Red Oak, Ferris, Midlothian, Venus, Corsicana, Bloomingrove, Desoto and Cedar Hill areas. Everyone is encouraged to share their free time with those in need, whether it is sitting with a patient that is ill or running errands for someone who is housebound. Contact Margie Norum at (972) 878-2273 or (972) 921-1550 for more information.
Curbside recycling takes place on the second Wednesday of each month. Yellow bags are available at city hall free of charge for those wishing to participate. No sorting is necessary. For more information on the program, contact city hall at (972) 875-1234.
Calendar of events
Jan. 30 — The Knights of Columbus and Carter BloodCare will host a blood drive for Anna Thomas of Ennis from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 850 W. Interstate 45. For more information or to make an appointment, call Joe Schlebach at 972-878-6861. Walk-ins are welcome.
Feb. 2 – Hot Classic Red and Black 1967 Ford Mustang GT Super Raffle – benefiting St. John School will be held at the first Blue and White Ball from 6:30 p.m.-midnight Feb. 2, complete with dinner and dance, featuring Czech and Then Some. Admission to the dinner and dance is $15. Raffle tickets for the Mustang are being sold for $50 each and can be purchased at St. John Elementary School or Blazek Building Supply of Ennis and at the door. Final drawing will be held during the ball.
TSRRA scholars announced
TSPRA recently announced scholarship recipients to its annual conference. Local recipients include Henry Martinez of Ennis ISD. Martinez, the district’s director of public relations, received a three-day conference scholarship and also was awarded a membership certificate. The scholarship committee included chairman Monica Faulkenbery, APR; Tony Thetford, APR; Kris Taylor, APR; and Laura Cade.