Food drive


Waxahachie CARE is having a summer food drive from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, in front of Minyards.

“July was a very busy month for CARE and we have become very low on canned meats and vegetables,” a spokesman said. “We are asking the community to come out and help us by donating canned foods to replenish or depleting resources.”

Drop off canned goods in front of Minyards or call Waxahachie CARE to drop off food.

Historic Waxahachie


As part of the continuing restoration of the calaboose and Wyatt house, Historic Waxahachie has scheduled a workday from 7:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 4. During the morning, volunteers will finish painting both buildings and help with general cleanup of the site. The calaboose and Wyatt house are located on North College Street across from the Waxahachie Police Department and next to the railroad tracks. Volunteers of all ages and abilities are welcome and snacks and drinks will be provided.

For more information, call Brad Yates at (214) 908-9009.

Ice cream

and singing

The community is invited to Cowboy Church of Ellis County near Waxahachie for an ice cream social and contest at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, with First Sunday Singing at 5. Musical guests include the Herrin Family Bluegrass Band, Cecil Pollock and the Gospel Lights, Patsy Bellington, Bobby Clark, Devin Bruton and others. There will be snacks and desserts during intermission. There is no charge.

For information, call Fletcher Jowers at (214) 317-0835 or e-mail

Habitat for Humanity workday

Habitat for Humanity of Ellis County will put down sod at 126 Parks Schoolhouse Road starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4.

Habitat will begin landscaping at 122 Parks Schoolhouse Road in the next two weeks.


information session

The Ellis County Christian Homeschool Organization is hosting a question and answer session on homeschooling at 7 p.m. Aug. 3.

The session is for those considering homeschooling, new homeschoolers and experienced homeschoolers.

Those interested can e-mail questions prior to the session to or call (972) 775-8968.

The session will be held at Church of Christ, 2633 Ovilla Road, Red Oak. Exit Ovilla Road off of Interstate 35E, go west about one mile and turn left at Uhl Road.

The church is on the southeast corner of Ovilla and Uhl roads.

Book signing

Marilyn McLeod of Waxahachie will hold a book signing from 2-4 p.m. Aug. 4 at Hastings in Waxahachie.

McLeod has authored “Miracles Today???” which is a non-fiction inspirational book of answered prayers during her lifetime.

“My prayer is that ‘Miracles Today???’ will help Christians have a closer walk with God and will create a desire in non-Christians to have Jesus in their lives,” she said.

A widow, McLeod, 78, grew up in Minnesota and moved to Texas in 1953. She lived in Dallas for 47 years and moved to Waxahachie in 2000. She has four children, 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

“Miracles Today???” is published by Publish America.