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Corn was an important crop to rural people back in the early part of the last century. The farm families would use every part of the harvested plant to feed themselves and their animals, prepare for the next planting and, possibly, sell or trade some of it.

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“Unhinged” is an intense psychological thriller that will leave drivers wondering what is in the mind of their fellow commuters when they pull up to a light or a stop sign. The intensity of this movie is gradually increased as the story unfolds leaving audience members in shock about what is…

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The 28th annual Ellis County Life Chain will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4. Life Chain is an hour of silent Christian prayer and public witness to end abortion. Participants will gather at 2 p.m. in the front parking lot of Coleman Junior High, 1001 N. U.S. Highway 77.

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COVID-19 has affected nearly everybody, from all walks of life, but it has exacted a particularly acute economic toll on women.

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Texas Democratic Women of Ellis County recently held its annual baby shower for Hope Clinic. Due to restraints of Covid-19, the shower was a drive-by baby shower, with the baby items donated to Hope Clinic, which serves the health needs of uninsured residents in Ellis County. Expectant mothe…

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The History Channel and Cineflix production of “American Pickers” is making a trip to Texas and looking for large, rare collections and things it’s never seen before to feature on the show.

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The Ellis County campaign for Toys for Tots will run from Oct. 1-Dec. 23. Campaign headquarters are located at 216 N. College St., Waxahachie. The campaign will accept new, unwrapped toys at its drop-off locations for ages 0-14 years of age. Waxahachie CARE will accept all family toy request…

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Wilemon STEAM Academy’s library team – Glenna Reisner (at right) and Brittany Songer – are engaging students in reading virtually and in classrooms through interest surveys, digital book checkouts, book deliveries to classrooms and lessons to ignite students’ passion for reading. “These educ…

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An unveiling event will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at the corner of 8th Street and Ave. F in Midlothian for a newly completed mural that now graces the city’s historic downtown. The mural depicts downtown 8th Street, circa 1920s, and is located on the side of 211 W. Avenue F (h…

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Each week, a different performer can be heard live on the Railyard Park Waxahachie official Facebook page as part of its 21-week series featuring local music talent performing by the different #HachieHearts. The series’ fifth video features reggae band, Burning Slow, performing on the courth…

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In their recent newsletter, the Ellis County Master Gardeners provided the following “to-do” list for September lawn and garden activities.

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Director Christopher Nolan takes audiences further down the rabbit hole of science fiction with his latest film, “Tenet.” With each passing second, “Tenet” follows an unpredictable path in its narrative, leaving people bewildered and amazed at the same time.

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In their recent newsletter, the Ellis County Master Gardeners provided the following “to-do” list for September lawn and garden activities.

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Waxahachie ISD Partners in Education will celebrate Grandfriends Week virtually from Sept. 14-18. Grandparents and grandfriends are invited to join students virtually by sending email greetings, recorded messages or a recorded book reading, or by mailing a card to their teacher. Many campuse…

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While in downtown Waxahachie, be sure and stop by the Ellis County Museum, where you can check out a Virginia Sevier-designed window display of fashion items by decade through the 20th century. “I was very flattered to be asked (by board member Beth Young) to do this and put all my social hi…

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Nicholas P. Sims Library has been selected as a recipient of the Texas Book Festival 2020 Collections Enhancement Grant. The $2,500 grant will allow the library to expand its large print and audiobook collections to provide its patrons with a wider variety of books that accommodate their nee…

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With time historical figures can be painted in a rosy light that highlights their accomplishments to society but hides their true character. The film “The Current War” steps away from the legend of some of America’s greatest inventors and puts them back in the scope of reality.

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When it comes to high flying suspense, Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s latest movie on Amazon Prime, “7500,” falls into the middle of the road. It had the makings to be something great on the streaming platform but doesn’t hit the mark.

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Voting for eight Texas military kids in the Elizabeth Dole Foundation’s “Military Kids Have Talent” contest is open through 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 14, at https://hiddenheroes.org/military-kids-have-talent/.  

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Pettigrew Academy will give away books and other items to home-schoolers from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13. Stop by the table in the front yard, keep a social distance from others and wear a mask. There is also a free Little Library that is always available in the front yard for the comm…

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Common Ground Ministries extends its appreciation to the Waxahachie Foundation for its recent donation of $5,000. “Common Ground survives and thrives because of our partners like you!” the nonprofit wrote on its official Facebook page, adding, “We serve as a safe haven for many children on t…

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In their recent newsletter, the Ellis County Master Gardeners provided the following “to-do” list for August lawn and garden activities.

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The Ellis County Museum’s window display is of student artwork. Downtown visitors should stop by and check out the work before the next display goes up. The museum is located at 201 S. College St., Waxahachie. For more information about the museum, which is open weekdays, email ecmuseum@sbcg…

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Another #HachieHeart has been installed in the city of Waxahachie, this time at Oak Lawn Park. Artist Julie Law painted the heart and Betty Coleman is shown with it in the photo. For details on all of the #HachieHearts around town, visit online at https://bit.ly/3eVx2f6.