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FERRIS PUBLIC LIBRARY: More than books (Feb. 28, 2019)

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Mrs. Bea Wallace commissioned Rick Brettell to help her publish a book on the South Creek Ranch as a tribute to her late husband, Mr. Ray Wallace. This book is fabulous. It has superbly captured photographs and fascinating text filled with history. If you have ever wanted to take a tour of the South Creek Ranch aka Wallace Ranch you can now do so through the pages of this book. Mrs. Wallace has generously donated copies for the Ferris Public Library to sell and keep the proceeds.

Show-Some-Love: Support Your Local Library! We will be raffling off two of the South Creek Ranch books. I truly love this book, my words don’t do it justice, and encourage you to visit the Ferris Public Library and see it for yourself. After viewing it, I’m sure you’ll be intrigued and want one for yourself and to buy one as a gift for a friend. You will not find a better coffee table book in any bookstore. The raffle drawing will be on Apr. 12, you do not need to be present to win. Tickets are one for $3 or two for $5. Remember – all proceeds go to support the Ferris Public Library. Your support is greatly appreciated!

After-School Game Time is from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Children ages 7 to 17 can play games on the PS4 on the large screen in the meeting room.

Story Time will be held each Wednesday at 11 a.m. Children and their caregivers can enjoy stories and an activity. Each child may choose a toy from the Treasure chest before leaving.

New Books: “A Delicate Touch: A Stone Barrington Novel” by Stuart Woods, “Dead Sea Rising” by Jerry B. Jenkins, “Homeward Hound” by Rita Mae Brown, “Long Road to Mercy” by David Baldacci, “Isaiah’s Daughter: A Novel of Prophets and Kings” by Mesu Andrews, “Night of Miracles” by Elizabeth Berg, and “Comfort in an Instant: 75 Comfort Food Recipes for Your Pressure Cooker, Multicooker, and Instant Pot” (Dewey 641) by Melissa Clark.

Word Origins: The word ranch, originating in early 19th century, comes from the Spanish word rancho meaning “group of persons eating together.”

Ellis County Press

208 S Central St. 
Ferris, TX 75125