Sunshine Committee

accepting applications for craft fair

Waxahachie’s Sunshine Committee is accepting applications for the fourth annual Pre-Christmas Craft Fair. The craft fair will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at Waxahachie High School. All proceeds will benefit the high school’s Student in Need Fund. Contact Kim Kriegel at 972-617-5928 or for an application. 

Historical trunk missing

On the morning of Thursday, Aug. 18, an old Army trunk was removed from the sidewalk on the south side of Midlothian City Hall.  The trunk was sitting next to two filing cabinets awaiting pickup by the Midlothian Area Historical Society. 

If you mistakenly thought these items were put out as trash and you removed the trunk, would you please return it to City Hall inside the building.

Utility bill assistance

Community Services Inc., which is based in Corsicana, Texas, is offering help with high-energy bills. An application is required; no faxed applications will be accepted.

Community Services Inc. serves Anderson, Collin, Denton, Ellis, Henderson, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro, Rockwall and Van Zandt counties. For more information, call 1-800-831-9929.

Immunization clinic

Texas Department of State Health Services holds monthly immunization clinics from 1:30-5:30 p.m. every first Tuesday at the Boys & Girls Club, 1211 S. Clay in Ennis, and from 10-11:30 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. every second Tuesday at First Baptist Fellowship Hall, 304 W. 5th St. in Ferris. No clinics on holidays. For information, call 972-932-2038.

Barton to speak at chamber luncheon

U.S. Rep. Joe Barton will provide a legislative update at the August business luncheon for the Midlothian Chamber of Commerce at 11:30 Wednesday, Aug. 31, at the Midlothian Conference Center. The luncheon is $15 with advance reservation by noon Monday, Aug. 29, or $20 at the door. RSVP to the chamber at or call 972-723-8600. The luncheon is sponsored in part by Ash Grove, Gerdau, Holcim (Texas) LP and TXI.

Registration ongoing

for Symphony Belles and Beaus

Registration for Symphony Belles and Beaus is going on through Sept. 2. All Ellis County high school juniors and seniors are welcome to participate. Contact Cindy Hess at 972-814-3621 or email for registration information.

Writing for Enjoyment group to meet

Writing for Enjoyment will meet from 12:30-2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, at First United Methodist Church, 600 Daubitz Drive in Red Oak.

Teen Inc. to make paper boxes at Sims

Teen Inc. will make paper boxes to store odds and ends from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7 at Nicholas P. Sims Library. Boxes are constructed from old magazines. The activity is for ages 11-18. Snacks provided.

Friday Book Club to meet

The Friday Book Club will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at the Ellis County Woman’s Building. “This is the first meeting of the new year and all members are urged to attend,” a spokesman said.

WFD blood drive Sept. 9

The Waxahachie Fire Department will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9 at Sims Library, 515 W. Main St. While walk-ins are welcome, donors may make an appointment by going to and using the sponsor code “waxahachiefire.”

Blood drive Sept. 10

Carter Blood Center and the Ennis Masonic Lodge No. 369 are teaming together to hold a blood drive.

The  blood drive will be held  between the hours of 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Saturday,  Sept. 10, at Ennis Walmart. All donors will receive a T-shirt  for their donation. 

9/11 Dedication and

Remembrance at Hope Clinic

Hope Clinic will remember those who were tragically killed on 9/11 by dedicating a flag pole in memory of those who fell and those who fought to save them at 7:45 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, in the clinic courtyard, 411 E. Jefferson St. in Waxahachie.

“Please join us as we honor the past, pray for present first responders and hope for the future of our community and country,” a spokesman said.

NARFE meeting set for Sept. 13

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

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 West 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 the 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.

Meals-on-Wheels Golf Benefit

Meals-on-Wheels and its title sponsor, Community Bank, are set for the nonprofit organization’s 24th annual golf benefit, slated for Thursday, Sept. 15, at Hidden Creek Golf Course in Burleson. Registration for the benefit is open and morning and afternoon tee times are still available. Early bird registration, with discounted pricing, ends Aug. 26. As in years passed, golfers can sign up for morning and afternoon flights.

Registration can be done online at or by contacting the Meals-on-Wheels offices. There will be morning and afternoon shotgun starting at 7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., respectively, with the tournament following a four-player scramble format.

Each player’s entry fee includes green fee, ½ cart, a T-shirt, cold drinks and food throughout the day, plus chances at $5,000 in prizes. This year’s golfer package also includes two mulligans and two chances to win prizes such as sporting event tickets, airfare for two and many more.

Cookbook fundraiser

Central Baptist Church of Italy is selling a cookbook to raise funds for a new people mover. The book is a three-ring binder featuring recipes from some of the church’s best cooks, past and present.

“We are very excited about the project, I know our congregation will benefit from the people mover, and the community will benefit from the recipes… it’s a win- win, ” Pastor Todd Gray said. “We hope everyone will order a cookbook for themselves and also order several for gifts. We expect delivery before Christmas.”

The price is $17.95 if pre-ordered and prepaid. Books can be shipped out of the area for an additional $4.95. Make checks payable to Central Baptist Church and mail to P.O. Box 750, Italy, TX 76651 or drop them off at the church office at 113 S. Ward St. The deadline to order the cookbook is Sept. 15. For more information, call 972-483-7474.