Global High PTO golf tourney Oct. 22

Waxahachie Global High Parent-Teacher Organization will host its 2011 Golf Classic Saturday, Oct. 22 at The Old Brickyard, 605 North I-45 Ferris, Texas.

Registration begins at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start following at 12:45 p.m. The proceeds go to benefit the students of Waxahachie Global High.

For more information about sponsorships, volunteering or how to help, visit or email

MHS College/Career night Sept. 13

Midlothian High School will host its annual College/Career Night from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, in the high school cafeteria.

This is an open invitation to all students and parents who are interested in college information. Representatives from a variety of colleges, universities, career institutions and military branches will be in attendance.

In conjunction with the College/Career Night, MHS will also host its annual Open House/Meet the Teacher from 6-6:45 p.m. where parents are invited to meet their student’s teachers and visit their classrooms.

NARFE meeting set for Sept. 13

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Ellis-Navarro counties chapter 1191 will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, in Ennis at the Grand Ennis Buffet. 

All active and retired federal employees, spouses and guests are invited.

ReAssembly Luncheon

The ReAssembly Luncheon will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, in the Ellis County Woman’s Building, 407 W. Jefferson, Waxahachie. Sponsored by the Shakespeare, Century, Garden, DAR and Mothers Clubs the luncheon is open to members and guests.

Tickets are $12.50 each and reservations may be made by check to “City Federation” and mailed to registrar Shawnee Harding at 200 Overhill Drive, Waxahachie 75165. P.J. and Alan Searsy will present a program on “Texas.”

Gaming at Sims Library

Nicholas P. Sims Library presents “Gaming at the Library” for ages 11-18 from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, in the library’s meeting room.

“Test your skills on Nintendo Wii and Xbox 360. Come play with old friends or make new ones. You have to experience Wii on the big projection screen. We have ‘Just Dance,’ “ a spokesman said.

Blood drive to benefit council member

A blood drive will be held at Ovilla City Hall from 3-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, with all blood collected to be credited to the name of Michael Dickey, Ovilla City Council member, Place 2.

Dickey was involved in a motorcycle accident Sept. 8 and remains hospitalized in serious condition at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.

Girl Scout membership drive

Girl Scouts announce that the annual Girl Scout membership drive will take place from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at First United Methodist Church, 505 W. Marvin Ave. in Waxahachie.

Local girls and their families are invited to participate in a fun activity, meet new friends and sign up for Girl Scouts. Visit online at or contact

Blood drive

First Baptist Church of Maypearl and the Maypearl Fire Department will host a blood drive from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 18. The church is located at 5744 Farm-to-Market 66. For more information, contact the church office at 972-435-3551.

Retired school personnel group to meet

The South Dallas County Retired School Personnel will hold its first meeting of the 2011-2012 year Sept. 21 in the DeSoto Belt Line Conference Center, 210 E. Belt Line, at 10 a.m.

The speaker will be Tim Miles from AMBA.

Photo scavenger hunt at Sims Library

Nicholas P. Sims Library’s Teen Inc. is taking a walking field trip to the downtown square for a photo scavenger hunt from 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21. Teens will take pictures from a prepared list. Bring a camera or cell phone with a camera. Participants must have a permission slip signed by a parent before event. 

Friends of NRA banquet and auction

The Ellis County Friends of NRA will hold its banquet and auction Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Waxahachie Civic Center, 2000 Civic Center Lane in Waxahachie. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Dinner tickets may be purchased for $30 per person or $100 Big Shooter package – includes $30 dinners ticket, $200 worth of raffle tickets and a chance to win a Remington 1911 .45 caliber ACP pistol. Deadline to purchase Big Shooter package is Sept. 15.

Tickets may be purchased at Waxahachie Pawn, 912 Ferris Ave.; Shooter’s Edge, 1037 W. U.S. Highway Bypass, Suite A; or John C. Capps CPA, 309 Main St. in Maypearl.

For more information, visit

Carnival at Sims Library

Nicholas P. Sims Library’s annual end of summer reading carnival will be held from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 24. The carnival is sponsored by the Friends of Sims Library and is a wonderful celebration of reading that includes games and prizes for participants of the Texas Reading Club’s summer reading program. Participants receive carnival tickets to be utilized at the event and reading certificates for their accomplishments. This program is an outside event presented on the front lawn of the library as part of the Sims Library’s Texas Reading Club events. For more information, contact the library at 972-937-2671 or email

‘Mischief in the Magnolias’ at WCT

As part of the 2011 Chautauqua Assembly activities, the Waxahachie Community Theatre will present “Mischief in the Magnolias” starring Gary Clark as Colonel Beauregard “Lucky” Sweetwater and Sara Craig as his late wife, Merry May.  (She’s not dead – just never on time!)  The show also features Jessica Price as the attractive but socially awkward daughter, Truly Sweetwater, Brian Caudell as Slim Chance, and Jonathan Ivey as Hadley A. Heartburne.

This single-performance melodrama will be at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, in the Chautauqua Auditorium in Waxahachie.  Admission is included with an all-day ticket for the Chautauqua Assembly ( Admission price without a Chautauqua Assembly ticket is $5 at the door.

 Contact the Waxahachie Community Theatre box office at 972-646-1050 or via email at for more information.

Teen Advisory Board at Sims Library

Nicholas P. Sims Library’s Teen Advisory Board will meet from 4:15-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27. The board allows teens to have a voice in teen services at the library.

“You will be able to tell us what books, videos, CDs you would like to see at the library and help plan teen programs. We want to know what you are interested in. Come join us for pizza at 5:45 in the meeting room,” a spokesman said. The board is for ages 13-18 and meets monthly on the fourth Tuesday.

Teen Book Club at Sims Library

Nicholas P. Sims Library’s Teen Book Club will discuss “I Am Number Four” by Pittacus Lore from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, in the teen loft located next to the upstairs Lyceum.

Waxahachie Night Out Oct. 1

Waxahachie’s National Night Out event will be held Oct. 1.

“We have six active neighborhood watch groups within Waxahachie and they will all be hosting parties for their individual neighborhood,” said Waxahachie Officer Wess Winn, who serves as the community service/crime prevention officer.  “I know in the past we have had city wide celebrations, but that is not what National Night Out is meant to be.

“Night Out originated in the neighborhoods and over the past few years many communities and police/sheriffs departments are making every effort to put it back into the neighborhoods,” he added.

For Waxahachie Police Department to sponsor a Night Out event in a neighborhood, it has to have an active neighborhood watch group.

For questions on how to form a neighborhood watch, visit the Waxahachie Police Department website at

Ferris Pioneer Days

Sponsored by the Lions Club of Ferris, the “Pioneer Days” festival began in 1974 to celebrate the 100th birthday of the city of Ferris. This year the parade starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, and winds through Ferris’ small yet historic downtown.

Throughout the day, live music surrounds street vendors who sell food, arts and crafts, paint faces for kids and offer various items for sale.

Typically there are many activities for the kids, including a rock-climbing wall, bounce house, slides, pony carousel and a petting zoo.

The grand marshal (called the pioneer of the year) is always a long time resident of Ferris who is honored for his or her service to the community.

The evening dance will feature the popular MidTown Playboys.