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Saturday, Oct. 3

DeSoto Community Garage Sale

The DeSoto Senior Activity Center Community Garage Sale will be on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Senior Activity Center is looking for individuals, groups or associations who would like booth space at the sale. Concessions will be provided by the center so vendors may not sell food items. You may register for booth space at the DeSoto Senior Activity Center, 204 Lion St. It is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Space is limited, so register early! The sale will be held rain or shine with no refunds. For booth pricing information call the activity center at 972-230-5825.

DHS Cheer

Extravaganza Clinic

The DeSoto High School Cheer Boosters present the annual Cheer Extravaganza and Game Performance Program. Girls ages 4-14 are invited to join the DHS cheerleaders at a Cheer Clinic Saturday, Oct. 3 from 8 a.m.-noon. Then clinic participants will perform with the DHS cheerleaders at the Friday, Oct. 9 varsity football game at Eagle Stadium. Each participant will also receive a cheer uniform shirt, shorts and socks all for just $65. Pre-registration is required for all participants. For more information, contact cheer sponsors Jamil Williams or Natoscha Golightly at 972-230-0726.

Ellis County

Sept. 30 – Oct. 3

USS Columbus


The shipmates from the USS Columbus CA-74/CG-12/SSN-762 Reunion will be held from Sept. 30 to Oct. 3 at the Holiday Inn Select in Nashville, Tenn. Please contact Allen R. Hope, President, 3828 Hobson Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46815-4505, 206-486-2221 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Eastern or e-mail:


September 2009

Super Series Baseball Team

Age 13 & up Super Series Baseball Team seeking additional players for fall/summer season. Must be 13 and under before May 1, 2010. Contact Tim @ 214-924-8422.

Saturday, Oct. 3

Free irises

Free irises will be given away at the Ellis County Master Gardener booth at the Farmers Market on Saturday, Oct. 3. Stop by for your free iris rhizomes along with information on their care and planting. The iris has been declared the official flower of Waxahachie.

Saturday, Oct. 24

2009 Ellis County Golf Classic

The 2009 Ellis County Golf Classic will be held Oct. 24 at Country View Golf Club in Lancaster. This event benefits the Maypearl Youth Golf program. Please register by Friday, Oct. 16. Walk ups are welcome. For additional information or to register contact Preston Hastings at 972-435-1020 or phastings@maypearl isd.org.


Saturday, Oct. 10

Lancaster Oktoberfest

The Lancaster Historical Society Oktoberfest committee are in search of entertainers, commercial exhibitors, arts and crafts vendors, non-profit organizations and sponsors to assist in the celebration of the 4

th annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 10. For more information contact Randy Rostad at 972-977-8379 or Peggy Smith at 214-460-5533.

Lancaster Outreach Center Hunger Walk

This year the Lancaster Outreach Center Hunger Walk will be a part of the Oktoberfest celebrations. The walk will be held Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Lancaster Heritage Park Gazebo at town square. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. and the walk begins short after at 1 p.m. Participants have the option of walking a one, two or three mile route. For more information contact the LOC at 972-227-0138 or www.l-o-c.org.


Every Tuesday

Cub Scout

Pack 229 meeting

The Cub Scout Pack 229 is sponsored by the First United Methodist Church of Midlothian, 800 South 9

th Street and meet there every Tuesday at 7 p.m. For more information call Cubmaster David Barrington at 214-563-3726.

Red Oak

Every Wednesday

Red Oak Public

Library holds

Story Time

The Red Oak Public Library will hold Story Time every Wednesday of each month from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.


Tuesday, Oct. 6

Sims Family

Movie Night

Family Movie Tuesday at Sims Library will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6 in the meeting room. Rated PG, this free animated comedy is voiced by Reese Withe-rspoon, Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd. In a freak meteor accident, a young girl is turned into a 48 foot monster. She and a crew of ragtag reluctant heroes are asked to save the earth from the evil alien Gallaxhar. Any questions, call 972-937-2671.

Thursday, Oct. 8

Starting a small business

The Navarro College Small Business Development Center will sponsor a free seminar on How to Start a Small Business on Thursday, Oct. 8 from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce, 102 YMCA Drive. This seminar is free however pre-registration is required. To register, call the Navarro College SBDC at 972-923-6425 or e-mail sbdc@na varrocollege.edu.

Saturday, Oct. 17

Sims Fall Fest

Celebrate the coming of autumn with Sims Library on Saturday, Oct. 17. The fall festival play starts at 10 a.m. upstairs in the Lyceum and pumpkin carving will be from 11 a.m. – noon on the front lawn. Free to the public, this program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Any questions, call 972-937-2671.

Tuesday, Oct. 27

The Texas Roadmap: Writing a Winning Business Plan

The Navarro College Small Business Development Center will sponsor a session on Writing a Winning Business Plan on Tuesday, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. – noon at Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce, 102 YMCA Drive. Cost of the workshop is $20 and is for anyone wishing to start a business or already in business. Pre-registration is required, as seating is limited. To register, call the Navarro College SBDC at 972-923-6425 or e-mail sbdc@navarrocollege.edu.

Tuesday evenings

Explorer meeting

The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Explorers for youth 15-20 are meeting on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Ellis County Sheriff’s office. Anyone who would like to know more call 972-921-4400.


Games at Sims Library

For several years, Sims Library has offered chess on Friday afternoons for area youth. They are now adding different game to this fun time at the library. Along with chess and checkers, participants will be able to play Sorry, Uno, Skip-bo and Boggle. If you have a favorite game, bring it along. Ages 10 and under play from 3 – 4 p.m. and ages 11 – 18 play from 4 – 5 p.m. every Friday afternoon.

August – December

Texas Theater: Texas Music

Tony Pierce Oct. 1; Don Edwards with special guest Buck "The Big Man" Helton Oct. 3; Blacktop Gypsy Oct. 8; Doug Moreland Oct. 15; Ray Wylie Hubbard Oct. 22; Davin James Dec. 10. The Texas Theater is located in Historic Old Downtown Waxahachie, 110 W. Main St. Call 972-937-1993 for more information. The show starts at 7 p.m., tickets are $10 at the door.


Oct. 1 – 3

Wilmer Pioneer Days

Wilmer Pioneer Days will be held Oct. 1 – 3. Anyone wishing to participate call the Wilmer Library at 972-441-3713 or Bobbie Jo Martinez at 214-542-2827. Booth rentals are available at the library and parade forms are also available. Carnival pre-sale tickets are being sold at the Wilmer Library for a discounted rate.

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