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.

Fundraiser for

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Members of the Waxahachie Firefighters Association will be serving meals to customers at Chili’s Restaurant on Sept. 15 and 18. Firefighters will be working off duty in two different shifts at the restaurant to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not cover by insurance and no child is ever denied treatment because of a families inability to pay. Each year there is an average of 5,700 active patient visits at the hospitals and most are treated on an outpatient basis.

Firefighters will be working the lunch shift  from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. and dinner from 4-7 p.m. on Sept. 15. They will work the dinner shift from 5-7 p.m. on Sept. 18.  Chili’s is located at 998 W. U.S. Highway 287 Bypass in Waxahachie.

For more information about the event contact association president Don Alexander at


24th annual 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. 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 starts 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 includes two mulligans and two chances to win prizes such as sporting event tickets, airfare for two and many more.

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.

Chautauqua Assembly Sept. 24

The Waxahachie Chautauqua Preservation Society will hold its annual Chautauqua Assembly on Sept. 24. The opening ceremony will begin at 12:30 p.m. with the traditional ringing of the Assembly bell.

The assembly program activities will take place in the Chautauqua Auditorium located in Getzendaner Park and is open to the general public. The theme for the Assembly is “Oil and Gas In Our Region. The program will include a presentation by Dr. Tommy Stringer, vice president for Institutional Advancement and Director of Navarro College Foundation, who will present a short history of oil and gas in the Navarro/Ellis county area. 

In addition, there will be several speakers from Texas Christian University addressing the geology of Ellis and surrounding counties including the Barnett Shale gas field. A panel discussion will be held after the speakers conclude their presentations. 

Music will be provided by the Waxahachie Jazz Band and will conclude with an evening performance by the Southwestern Assemblies of God University Jazz Band. 

The Waxahachie Community Theater will present a short melodrama  “Mischief in the Magnolias” at 4:30 p.m. 

Admission to the melodrama is $5 and is included with an all day ticket for the Chautauqua Assembly which can be purchased at the door for $20. 

All day student tickets to the Assembly are $2.  For more information please see our website at