October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. A reminder that each woman needs to self-examine or take a trip to the doctor for a yearly checkup. “Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among women. The five-year survival rate for breast cancer, when caught early before it spreads beyond the breast, is now 98% (compare to 74% in 1982).” These are a few facts about breast cancer from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure website.
As you enter Italy Daycare Center you are greeted by some of the most amazing painted pumpkins. The teachers all painted a pumpkin to get prepared for Halloween. But, they are not the only ones with talent for painting pumpkins! The three- and four-year-old classes were having a great time painting their pumpkins for Halloween.
Milly will be two years old on October 29. She is a beautiful female Boxer. Her owner could not care for her any longer. She is in need of a loving, permanent home. She is a sweet dog, very shy at first, but once she gets to know you she is your number one supporter. She is nervous around men but she is fine with kids and other pets.
Central Baptist Prime Timers will meet Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at 113 S. Ward in Italy at noon. Church will furnish the brisket and sausage and everyone attending may bring a dish. Italy Police Chief, C.V. Johns will share information on ways to protect from identity theft. Anyone 55+ is encouraged to attend.
The Italy City Council, the School Board of Trustees, Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and Italy Fire District held a joint meeting Monday evening, Oct. 6. Mark Stiles, president of the EDC, said all the entities in the community needed to work together to better the community. He said the city and school were lucky to have those on the council and school board. “You are doing a job nobody else wanted,” he pointed out.
The Italy Lions Club will be having a bake sale on October 11 from 8 a.m. until noon.
Interviews for city secretary will be conducted in tonight’s called meeting of Italy’s city council. Connie Mondragon, Joe Gambill, Jocelyn Cofer, Angela Cleversy and Susan Harris are the candidates listed. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Italy Municipal Building, located at 101 Main Street. All are welcome to attend.
I know it may seem a little too early, but as we all know Santa Claus has an extremely busy schedule. It just so happened that guess who called me? You’re right, Santa Claus himself.
Italy ISD offers services to gifted and talented students in a variety of formats. If you student is not currently identified as gifted and talented, and you believe that your child shows these tendencies, then you may nominate him/her for the screening process which is divided into three elements: standardized test of mental ability, teacher judgment based on observation and characteristics, and standardized achievement test scores (if available).
Jan Libal was born in Carthage, Texas and was raised in Louisiana, right on the bank of Cado Lake in a little town named Moorings Port. The town was named after a river boat captain named Mooring. Her father moved his family to Texas when he was transferred by his company.
You might think it is a little early to talk about Christmas and when you go shopping for Halloween candy, the store’s plans of early decorating or seasonal music might even irritate you. However, you might consider as of October 6, it is 80 days (or 11 and a half weeks) before December 25. Samaritan’s Purse is an organization that can help you get on the right track.
Last Saturday night, September 27 there is darkness everywhere. Far off in the night you can hear loud, frightening music. As you get closer to the music you begin to see some filmy light which exposes some very ghoulish looking characters. All of sudden you see children and adults running out the back of a haunted house, and you begin to realize there is a lot of screaming coming from inside the house.
The deadline to submit Senior Ads for the Yearbook is October 10, 2008. The form is pictured in the article. Also, the Yearbook Staff has provided a way to submit photos online. Details are in the article.
During the halftime festivities of this year’s Powder Puff game at Willis Field Thursday night, Dirty Delilah was crowned Powder Puff Princess. She was presented a feathered tiara, a sash and a scrawny silk flower for her honors.
It was a disappointing loss for the 2009 Seniors in this year’s Powder Puff game. The real winner was the National Honor Society because of the money raised at the game.
Have you thought about doing something fun this weekend? Before you make your plans, look at the following schedule for things to do around the state of Texas.
The Avalon ISD tax ratification election is Saturday, October 11, 2008 at the Avalon ISD library. Voting runs from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday, October 6, Italy’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC) will be meeting with Italy’s Independent School District board. An EDC presentation will be given by Mark Stiles, followed by a question and answer period for all attendees. This portion of the joint meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers of the Italy Municipal Building at 101 Main Street. All are welcome to attend.
The Lady Gladiators were on fire Tuesday night as they hosted the Lady Eagles in volleyball. Italy stepped up and won 3 sets — another mark in the win column. The final scores were 25-13, 25-14 and 25-16.
When you are driving down highway I-35 in Italy, Texas, don’t be afraid! Don’t let your imagination run wild. You really do see something. There really is something there, but nothing that will hurt you. The huge bright orange ball you see is just the Monolithic Pumpkin, welcoming in the fall season.
The three teams of IYAA lined up once again and fought hard, this time against the Scurry Wildcats on Saturday. Italy “C” team, consisting of K, 1st and 2nd graders, lead 20-0 at halftime. The young Gladiators changed the team around and changed things in the course in the second half. The final score was 31-19 with Italy putting another notch in their belt. Their overall record is 3-0.
Thursday’s called meeting of the city council has been cancelled.
Thursday, October 2, Italy’s city council will hold a called meeting concerning the Public Works director position. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers of the Italy Municipal Building, located at 101 Main Street. All are welcome to attend.
Monday night at 6:30 p.m. Stafford Elementary was full of beautiful artwork, fun, laughter, and students with their parents. Stafford Elementary hosted their first art show of the year.
Monday afternoon, September 29 many Milford Volunteer firefighters were gathered at the Milford Fire Department in anticipation of receiving a grant for bunker gear.
Monday, October 6 the board of Italy ISD will conduct a joint meeting with Italy’s Economic Development Corporation. The specially called meeting will begin at 6:15 p.m. in the council chambers of the Italy Municipal Building at 101 Main Street. All are welcome to attend.
The children of Freddie and Josephine Ivy cordially invite you to join them for a 50th wedding anniversary celebration in honor of their parents on Saturday, October 4, 2008 from 2 – 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Center of Central Baptist Church, 113 South Ward Street in Italy. Your friendship and attendance is a treasured gift — we request no other.
Join us today at Applebee’s! Eat at your local Applebee’s, and 15% of your purchase will benefit Meals-on-Wheels!
If you want to have a little fun this week, come to Italy’s football field and watch the Junior or Senior girls win the title of Powder Puff Champions 2008.
Aaron, Adam and Angel are brothers and sister. They are beautiful kittens, three months old and full of energy with great personalities. They currently reside at the the Corsicana Animal Shelter.
The Lady Gladiators traveled to Covington on Saturday. The JV won their match against the Lady Owls but the Varsity was defeated in 4 sets.
Every year Stafford Elementary puts on a book fair to encourage students to read. This year’s book fair was a Jungle Book Safari theme. Everywhere you went you could hear wonderful music and everywhere you looked you saw children with their parents picking out lots of books. Not only does this encourage reading but it also provides family time.
Wednesday, September 24, Italy Lions Club members along with some members from the Dallas Lions Club were giving free eye exams and free glasses to children that needed them. They were set up at Stafford Elementary and were serving children from Milford, Italy and Avalon.
Josh Trees graduated from Italy High school at 17, went to Hill College and received his associates degree. At the ripe old age of 19 he purchased his grandfather’s business, Best Disposal, when his grandfather decided he did not want it anymore.
On behalf of Lions Club International, I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all who helped in making this year’s vision clinic a great success.
The Italy City Council named John Droll to the city council at a called meeting Saturday morning in council chambers. He will replace the seat recently vacated by Jimmy Hyles.
Italy’s 7th and 8th grade Gladiator teams defeated the Hawks from Red Oak and the Frost Polar Bears to add a win to each of their records.
All three teams from IYAA (Italy Youth Athletic Association) performed this past Saturday against Blooming Grove Lions. These kids are Kindergarden to 6th grade, divided into three teams. They are our future Italy Gladiators and the on the field training proves to be a good thing.
FROST — The Italy Gladiators came away with their second win of the season Friday night with a 40-7 win over the Frost Polar Bears. Clay Major led the Gladiators with 79 yards on five carries and three of them for touchdowns.
Lowell Hamilton (L.H.) Baker, 82, of Waxahachie, Texas passed away on September 25, 2008. He was the only child born to the late James Edward and Maggie Lucille Baker of Italy, Texas.
Editor’s note 27 September 2008, 9:30 a.m. Corrections and the addition of where to donate in lieu of flowers.
Saturday, Sept. 27 the city council of Italy will hold a called meeting. The agenda includes the appointment of two people to the city’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and the consideration of someone to fill the vacancy on the city council. Action to select a city secretary is also on the agenda. The meeting is at 8 a.m. in the council chambers of the Italy Municipal Building at 101 Main Street. All are welcome to attend.
The Italy High School Regiment Band is performing at halftime at the Varsity football games and everyone needs to see them. They are awesome!
The undefeated Milford Lady Bulldogs scored another win against the Waxahachie Advantage Academy Eagles on Tuesday night. The Lady Bulldogs’ success has been attributed to hard work and a family atmosphere.
If you have attended any Gladiator football game this year, you probably noticed a group of young men that stand out among the crowd. They are young; however, that does not stop acts of pride and loyalty to their school from shining through. The young men are none other than “ITALY PRIDE”, freshman from Italy High School with an idea they would like to convey.
The Italy Lady Gladiators hosted the Blum Lady Cats in the dome Tuesday night. In three sets the Lady Cats added another notch to their district belt.
The Milford Bulldogs ran their record to 4 and 0 on the year with a 46 to zero Homecoming victory Friday night.
As a part of this year’s Johnson County United Way “Day of Caring,” we are in need of personal items.
Spirits were high Friday night, September 19 at Milford ISD’s Homecoming game. Everyone was excited and ready to win and the hometown did, Milford 46 and Jonesboro 0.
If you look in the sky towards McDonald’s, you might see smoke. Not to worry. It is a controlled burn.
Coaches Andi Windham and Jennifer Reeves are sporting a big smile today, because both Italy JV and Varsity won their volleyball matches against the Lady Bears from Frost this past weekend.
Most small towns all over the country are full of history and Italy is no exception. They have something else in common, too — folklore. Italy is rich with it. As all the old timers will tell you, Italy has had her share of strange tales throughout the years. The folklore seems to surface around the time of harvest or Halloween every year.