No more vouchers

There are no more vouchers available for Ellis County’s March Cleanup Event. 

“We appreciate the tremendous response from the community and look forward to offering this or similar events in the future,” a spokesman said.

“Remember, you always have the option of going to any of the landfills in the county to dispose of your trash, yard debris, etc. (anything non-toxic),” the spokesman said. “There is, of course, a fee for this service, but this is certainly an option for you to legally and responsibly dispose of unwanted materials.”

The three major landfills in the county are:

• ECD Landfill – on Interstate 45 between Ennis and Palmer – 972-875-5374

• CSC Landfill – in Avalon on State Highway 34 east of Italy – 972-627-3413

• Waste Management Skyline RDF – in Ferris – 972-842-5710

Residents should contact the landfills directly for their hours of operations, fees and other information. The three above-mentioned landfills are available to any county resident regardless of where he or she resides in the county.

The city of Waxahachie has a citizens’ convenience station; however, that is available to city of Waxahachie residents only.

For additional questions about disposal or recycling options, call the Ellis County Fire Marshal’s Office at 972-825-5555. 

WISD Head Start registration

Waxahachie ISD is accepting applications for its Head Start program for the 2011-2012 school year. The program is located at Dunaway Elementary, 600 U.S. Highway 77 South. 

School hours are from 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday. Head Start provides a free breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack. Head Start provides all school supplies but does not provide any transportation.

To be eligible for the 2011-2012 program, a child must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2011. Families must be income eligible and provide proof of income. Non-English speaking children and or children with disabilities are welcomed into the Head Start program. Registration will start April 12-13, with hours from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Head Start site facilitator Lucy Mares at 972-923-4763 or email

Cemetery cleanup

Effective March 21, the city of Waxahachie will begin a cleanup of Waxahachie City Cemetery. All items on graves that are not compliant with cemetery rules and regulations will be removed. The items will be labeled and stored for 30 days. People wanting to retrieve items can do so at the parks and recreation building at 401 S. Elm Street. For information, contact City Hall at 972-937-7330, ext. 181.

Lone Star Single Sams RV Club

The Lone Star Single Sams RV Club will hold its monthly campout March 31-April 3 at the American RV Park on U.S. Highway 31 in Corsicana.

Visitors are welcome. For more information, call 903-264-1746 or 254-623-4212.

Relay For Life bake sale

A bake sale to benefit Relay For Life will be held from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, at Oma’s Jiffy Burger, 403 Water St. in Waxahachie.

Chautauqua tour on April 5

The Midlothian Area Historical Society invites you to join us as we step back in time.  On Tuesday, April 5, at 7 p.m., we will be touring the historic Chautauqua Auditorium in Waxahachie.

We hope you will join us for the tour of this magnificent structure. 

A short presentation by members of the Chautauqua Preservation Society will give you a glimpse into the history of the Chautauqua that has been home to lectures, concerts, and theatrical performances since 1902.