Ellis County Sheriff Johnny Brown spoke to the National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), Chap. 1191, at their monthly meeting at Ryan's Buffet on Tuesday, July 8. Brown highlighted the fact that crime in Ellis County is down 14 percent this year. He also noted that more patrols are being done with less staff. Dealing with horses and mules that have been turned loose is presenting a special problem.
The Ellis County Sheriff's Department has an annual budget in excess of $7 million plus almost an additional $8 million for the jail. Loss of jail staff is presenting new challenges to maintain the 380 – 400 average daily inmates. There was a good question and answer session after the Sheriff's presentation.
NARFE Chap. 1191 covers Ellis, Navarro and the adjacent parts of the surrounding counties. For NARFE membership information, please call the nearest community to you, in Midlothian call 972-268-5793 or 972-775-2463, in Waxahachie call 469-939-8102, Ennis call 214-949-6197, Red Oak call 412-722-6307, and in Corsicana call 903-874-3092. Or, you may contact www.narfe.org
Piecemakers’ Quilt Guild
Thirty-eight members and four guests were present July 7 at the monthly meeting of the Piecemakers’ Quilt Guild of Corsicana. Guild member, Judy Saunders gave instructions for making a Christmas pillow.
The August meeting will be a demonstration on paper piecing. Guild meetings are held at the Westhill Church of Christ on the first Monday of the month. Visitors are welcome. Please join us and enjoy the knowledge, fellowship and fun.
For questions or more information, call Judy Dulworth (972-825-6364) or Sue Cochran (903-695-0589)