Go Fund Me: Italy Spirit Flags

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A few of us Gladiator Boosters would like to solicit donations to purchase spirit flags to run out onto the field with the players at the beginning of games, at halftime, and after touchdowns! I have gotten a quote from a reputable flag company and it looks like we will need roughly $1000.00 to purchase 3 -5′ × 7′ Flags ( I H S). Other options are available as well. Any and all help will be vastly appreciated. Donations can be made in person and checks can be made payable to The Gladiator Athletic Booster Club

Guns vs Hoses Annual Softball Game with Fireworks

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I hope everyone can come out and support this great program which gives back to the kids every year. We are switching it up a little this year by having some of the Italy High School playoff softball girls play with both the Police Officers and Firemen this year. This should add some excitement to the game and it gives the graduating seniors one more chance to play on their field. We encourage everyone to come out and have some fun and watch the Fireworks display after the game.

Senior adult cook-out luncheon: Central Baptist Church, Wednesday, June 24

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We invite Italy senior adults to a cookout hamburger lunch at Central Baptist Church on Wednesday, June 24 at noon. Come and enjoy the fellowship of other seniors. There is no program for this luncheon, just the simple joy of good company. Stay as long as you like. You are welcome to bring a side dish or dessert, but come and eat either way. We’ll see you there!

Hinz wins State 4H Round Up

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Hunter Hinz, age 13 and student at Italy Junior High, won first place on June 9, 2015, at the Texas State 4-H Round Up in the Intermediate Compound Aided division of the invitational archery contest. Over 4,000 4-Her’s gathered at Texas A&M University to compete in various qualifying and invitational contests for a wide variety of 4-H projects. This was the inaugural year for Texas 4-H to host an archery competition at State 4-H Round Up.

Obituary: Hazel O. Bumpus, 1917 — 2015

Hazel Odene Bumpus, age 98 of Italy, passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 9, at the Red Oak Health and Rehab Center. She was the daughter of the late Bill H. and Irene (Hogan) Windham.

Obituary: Vicky Northrup, 1964 — 2015

Vicky Northrup, age 50, of Forreston, passed away Monday afternoon, June 1, 2015 at Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas. She was born November 9, 1964 in Texas City, Texas to Jesse and Elizabeth (Stewart) Darling. Vicky had been a nurse for 15 years, working as an LVN at Baywind in League City and also Trinity Mission in Italy, Texas. She married Paul Northrup on July 11, 2011 in Waxahachie.

Super Heros of the Bible Vacation Bible School: June 8-11

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Stagecoach Cowboy Church will be having their Vacation Bible School on June 8th thru 11th (Monday – Thursday) from 6-8pm each night. Super Heros of the Bible VBS will have food, fun and games for ages 5-11. Children her the age of 5 is welcome with a parent or adult.

Location Change for Relay For Life of Central Ellis County

Due to the recent rains and the rainy forecast for this Saturday, May 30th, The Relay For Life of Central Ellis County location has changed. Instead of holding the event at the Waxahachie Sports Complex, the event will be held at Robbie E. Howard Eighth Grade Center, 265 Broadhead Road in Waxahachie on May 30, 2015.

Gladiator Rising Star Kortnei Johnson

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On May 16, 2015, Kortnei Johnson made the Gladiator Nation proud by dominating at the 2015 Track and Field State Championship in Austin. In order to fully appreciate her road to success, however, one must trace her journey back.

Battling Cancer the Crownover Way – Faith, Family and Friends

Image: Dale and Julie Crownover with their son, Dan.

Dale Crownover has been thankful all his life for the relationship he had with his parents. Roy and Bernyce Crownover were wonderful parents. They taught him to work hard, be honest and rely on his faith during adverse times. The Crownovers also taught him to give back, be humble and never take anything for granted.

Calling All Cancer Survivors and Caregivers

The Relay For Life of Central Ellis County extends a special invitation to all cancer survivors and caregivers to attend this year’s Relay on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the Waxahachie Sports Complex. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at Robbie E. Howard Eighth Grade Center, 265 Broadhead Road in Waxahachie.

May 25th Uruguay meeting cancelled

Due to weather conditions, the Uruguay meeting set for after school today is cancelled. Mr. Guidry, the planner and trip sponsor will be available to meet with any parents/others who would like information about the trip after school from 3-3:45 p.m. this week. You may email him to let him know you are coming or just call the school 972-483-7411 and leave a message for him.

In Flanders Fields

The world’s most famous war memorial poem by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae. It was composed at the battlefront on May 3, 1915 during the second battle of Ypres, Belgium.

The Meet of Champions

Image: Kortnei Johnson—1st Place!

UIL Girls 2A state track meet’s seven time gold medalist Ms. Kortnei Johnson will have two final races as a Lady Gladiator on Saturday, May 23, 2015, 6:00 p.m at Clyde Hart Stadium, Waco, Texas

Gladiator Band leadership team shares the joy of music at Trinity Mission

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On Sunday the 17th, 11 Italy Gladiator regiment band members made their way to Trinity Mission Health center to give a little treat to the residents there. “You never know what a little music can do for somebody,” clarinet player Christy Murray said afterword. “These people love to see the talent in this young generation, and we want to exceed their expectations.”

Relay For Life fundraiser at Nino’s in Waxahachie

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There will be a fundraiser for Relay For Life of Central Ellis County at Ninos Mexican Restaurant in Waxahachie on May 20, 2015. We encourage the community to support this fundraiser by eating at Ninos on May 20th. Print off the attached flyer and present it to your server so Relay will receive 10% of your bill.

UT-Pan American Tubas to Perform in Italy…Texas

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Ever heard a musical selection performed by just tubas and euphoniums (baby tubas, aka baritones)? No, we’re not talking about the oom-pahs often associated with the instrument in marches or circus music. We’re talking about a full-fledged piece of music by a well-known composer such as Dmitri Shostakovich, or the march master Karl King. Well, don’t give up on yourself just yet.