Otha G. “Butch” Eddlemon passed away Monday, Dec. 1, 2008, in Arlington after battling lung cancer.
The Junior High level UIL One Act Play competition was held November 22nd at Frost ISD. Milford ISD took second place. Khristy Strange (co-director) said, “ I have enjoyed working with this group. We worked hard and it paid off. All of the kids were fantastic."
The First Baptist Church youth group is taking orders for Poinsettias. This fundraiser will be raising money for the youth to go to camp. The camp is held at Three Mountains Retreat in Clifton, TX.
Italy High School Honor Rolls for the second six-weeks of the 2008-2009 school year:
The IYAA will be having its end of the season football/cheerleading banquet on Saturday, December 6, 2008. The festivities will start at 12:00 p.m. and end around 2:00 p.m. at the Stafford Elementary School gymnasium in Italy, Texas. Hotdogs and beverages will be provided before the trophy ceremonies.
The Italy Band Boosters will meet in the band hall at 7:00 on Tuesday, December 2nd. They will be covering the fundraising success, band trip and the spring calendar. All are invited to attend.
Several wonderful new books are available for your reading pleasure at the Dunlap Library. So light the fire, make some hot chocolate and wrap up in a cozy blanket because the stories you are about to read are, at times, bone chilling.
Alyssa is a female cat about 2 years old. She is a dilute calico in color. She is a friendly, lovable cat that is ready to find a “fur-ever “home.
Those of us that are fortunate enough to live in the United States of America have so much to be thankful for.
Jesus Perez has loved music since he was a small child. He was raised in a musically inclined family so music surrounded him as far back as he can remember. While growing up, his father played and sang in a gospel band. His brother. Luis, plays bass, sax and guitar. He has a one year old nephew that has already shown signs of becoming a drummer one day much to his delight.
Friday, November 21st around 9:00 AM Stafford Elementary had it’s six weeks Honor assembly.
The holidays are right around the corner. That means more activities on the calendar. Just take a look…
Friday at 11:30 AM many senior citizens were at Milford ISD enjoying a delicious Thanksgiving meal. They were all seated in the library with turkey and all the “fixins’ all set on beautifully decorated tables.
The “Ned Show” came to Stafford Elementary Monday morning. Wow, what a show! The speaker named Jeff with his yo-yo and his cardboard friend Ned were able to teach the students how to be champions in anything they do in life.
Dirk, a brown, white chested dog with black spots was lost. The Garcia family is offering a $200 return for their family pet. If you see him, please call 214-364-8558, or 469-474-1313.
Josh was honored on Monday morning at Italy High School with a breakfast party during the class. Dr. Harold Nolte, President of Navarro College in Waxahachie, paid for all the refreshments to celebrate Josh’s win.
If you would like to sign-up your girl(s)/boy(s) to participate in the IYAA Basketball league for the 2008-’09 season, sign-up forms are available at the Fina station located in downtown Italy.
We will have, from time to time, guest reviewers of popular new books at the Library. I’d like to introduce our first book reviewers, the Brothers Garcia (also know as Eli and Isacc). They are the sons of Albert and Davee Garcia and the brothers of Adela Jean. These lads simply tore through the book collection this summer and it was a wonderful thing to see, indeed!
The Italy Economic Development Corporation plans to meet Monday night. On the agenda for consideration: EDC charter, EDC website, resignation of Kinze, seven member limit, by-laws, administration, delinquent franchise tax notice, future joint meetings. It sounds like a busy meeting. The Italy EDC will meet in the city council chambers behind the police station, next to city hall. It begins at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.
ITALY – The Italy Varsity Boys left the Meridian Yellow Jackets in their dust all night long as the Gladiators were simply driving through the lane in a different gear.
A hustling Italy J.V. Boys squad launched a relentless assault on Meridian and buzzed by the Yellow Jackets in the first game of the season. Italy dominated both defensively and offensively outscoring the Jackets by 20-points.
ITALY – The Italy Varsty Girls squad competed against the speedy Chilton Lady Pirates at home in the Coliseum. The Lady Gladiators stayed the course but the Lady Pirates sailed out in front early.
Thursday night at the monthly captain’s meeting for Relay for Life many things were discussed such as various fund raisers.
The Italy Gladiators mascot has made the final Daily Ticket selection of best and most unique team names. It’s time to show some spirit for our school mascot and cast your vote in this fun & exciting poll before Monday!
Wouldn’t it be great to surprise your child with a letter from Santa Claus from the North Pole? If you would like to do that, then the Italy Post Office is at your service.
TXI has donated approximately 2 acres of land to Meals-on-Wheels of Johnson and Ellis Counties for the site of a new regional kitchen facility. The property is located at TXI RailPort, a 1,700 acre business and industrial park in Midlothian, Texas.
Uptown Cafe was rated as one of the top forty Texas cafes by the Texas Monthly magazine. The “secret restaurant shoppers” from Texas Monthly had visited over three hundred cafes in the state of Texas and selected our own Uptown Cafe.
If you walked into Italy High School cafeteria on Wednesday afternoon, you would have seen approximately 20 students listening intently on the new rules and goals of the Gold Guild (G²), the newest club at school.
Events are everywhere this week. Would you like to visit the theater? How about an orchestra? Check out the following activities to see something wonderful.
National Honor Society and Student Council are sponsoring their annual canned food drive at Italy High School. The food will be donated to the local food pantry. From Nov. 4-Dec 12, students are able to bring non-perishable items to their homeroom teacher.
Matilda Jerry Williams and Shermalita Alexander Watson are the proud owners of “Just Fish” a new restaurant that opened in March of 2008 in Avalon, Texas.
City of Italy Court Clerk Susan Delephimne has been placed on paid administrative leave during an investigation by the Texas Rangers, according to Mayor Frank Jackson.
The Italy 7th grade basketball squads jump started their 2008-’09 seasons against Red Oak Life Monday evening at the Italy High School Coliseum. Both games went down to the wire leaving Gladiator fans hopeful about the season.
On Saturday, November 22, Frost High School will host a basketball camp for kids 3rd grade through 8th grade 9:00 am to approximately noon. This is no ordinary basketball camp. Ty “Hollywood” Brown of Harlem Globetrotter fame will be in charge.
Mandy is a female Cocker Spaniel who is about 8 years old. Mandy was picked up by Animal Control and brought to the Corsicana Animal Shelter. She has cataracts in both eyes and may be a little hard of hearing. She would make someone a wonderful pet. She really needs a good home.
Wednesday, November 19th around 10:30 AM, you could find lots of little Indians and Pilgrims wandering around Stafford Elementary. They were all there celebrating Thanksgiving.
Italy J.V. and Varsity Girls had the Italy High School Coliseum rocking against the Mildred Eagles Tuesday night. Both Italy squads were forced to pull off last minute come backs that had the fans cheering until the last second.
The Italy 8th grade basketball squads got the ball bouncing on their 2008-’09 seasons against Red Oak Life Monday evening at the Italy High School Coliseum. The games showcased many bright young stars from both Italy and Red Oak.
Monolithic would like to thank area businesses and home owners for their support allowing Monolithic to collect organic food waste to be used in an odor reducing compost cover project. However, many are wondering, did the cover actually perform?
The IYAA C-Team Gladiators had to endure a bitterly cold 9:00 a.m. game start to compete for the Conference Championship against the Scurry Rosser Wildcats. Scurry’s previous loss to the Gladiators and the frigid weather didn’t detour them as the Wildcats jumped out to a 19-6 halftime lead.
The Italy City Council met for a called meeting Tuesday evening to discuss various ordinances. These include the water ordinance, grease trap for restaurants ordinance, the vicious animal ordinance, the peddlers and street vendor ordinance, alarm system ordinance, and others.
Yesterday evening at 7:00 PM Milford’s Junior High presented their one act play, “Louder, I Can’t Hear You”. Along with the play you could bid on delicious baked goods and also enjoy some ice cream while watching a great performance.
Bobby Mack Hugghins, life-long resident of Italy, Texas, died on November 17, 2008. Services will be held at the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Italy on Thursday, November 20, at 10AM with Reverend Jim Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Waxahachie City Cemetery.
The Community Based Instruction (CBI) Class at Italy High School displayed their unselfishness at the Italy School Board of Trustee’s monthly meeting held Monday night. The CBI class, taught by Kelly Vernon, won the football signed by more than two dozen Dallas Cowboys at Italy’s Homecoming in October. The class donated the football to the school district at the meeting.
Saturday morning at 9:00 AM in front of the Magic Mirror beauty shop dedicated Relay for Life team members were out selling all kinds of the sweetest baked goods imaginable.
Italy High School Junior, Josh Milligan, was a one of the first prize winners named in the 2008 Family Dollar Scholarship Contest this week.
Monolithic Constructors sometimes burns green waste. Their property is located outside of the city limits. Monday was no exception except the choice to burn that day was probably not a good idea.
Kelly Vernon and students plan to give a special presentation at the Italy ISD regular school board meeting tonight. The board will also discuss what to do with the additional funds from the recent tax changes approved by the voters. Other business includes the standard reports. The planned executive session includes discussing the Business Manager vacancy and school property at 500 College Street. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the administration offices at the high school. Everyone is invited to attend.
ITALY – The Italy Lady Gladiators, led by Senior Captain Becca DeMoss, hosted the Rice Lady Bulldogs Friday night at the Italy High School Coliseum. From the opening tip-off the action was fast and furious.