Obituary: William Cecil Windham, 1924 — 2015

William Cecil Windham, age 91, of May, Texas and formerly of Italy, Texas, passed away Thursday, December 10, 2015 at the Comanche County Medical Center. He was born February 24, 1924 in Italy, Texas to William Hardy and Katie Irene (Hogan) Windham. He married Mary Beth Hutchins on April 28, 1950 and she preceded him in death on September 18, 2012. William served in the U. S. Army. He was employed with USDA as a soil conservation inspector.

Dodgeball Tournament hosted By IHS Junior Class

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The Italy High School junior class will be holding a dodge ball tournament at the high school’s old gym on Friday, December 18 starting at 9:30 a.m. The cost to attend is $2. There will also be a concession stand and all items will be $1. We are inviting the community to come join in on the fun! Please come to support our junior class!

Become a Santa for senior!

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Trinity Nursing & Rehab would like to invite any and everyone who would like to become Santa for a senior. Stop by our location at 220 Davenport Street, Italy and grab an angel off our angel tree! The Angel tree is located in the left corner of lobby as you walk in the door.

2015-2016 IYAA Basketball Signups Tomorrow, Saturday, December 5

Image: The Final day for 2015-2016 IYAA Basketball Signups will be held tomorrow, Saturday, December 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon inside the building located next to Citizens National Bank in downtown Italy.

The Final day for 2015-2016 IYAA Basketball Signups will be held tomorrow, Saturday, December 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon inside the building located next to Citizens National Bank in downtown Italy. Registration fee is $65.00. Forms Will Not be accepted without payment. First come first serve so reserve your roster spot quickly.

Obituary: Donnie E. Weaver, 1929 — 2015

Image: Donnie E. Weaver, 1929 — 2015

Donnie E. Weaver, age 85, of Italy, passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at Trinity Mission Health & Rehab. He was born December 5, 1929 in Boz, Texas to Jim and Lottie (Wade) Weaver. Donnie married Virginia Tole on August 26, 1949.

Obituary: John F. Davis, 1923 — 2015

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Johnnie was born in Reagor Springs, Texas on April 12, 1923 and passed away in Waxahachie, Texas on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2015 at the age of 92. He was a hard working, fair and honest man, and was proud to be a farmer and rancher. He loved his family, the land, the US Marines where he served on Guam during World War II, and his many friends.

Lady Gladiator Volleyball Honors for the 2015 season

Attached are the District honors for the Lady Gladiator 2015 Volleyball season. These honors are not just for the sport but also for academics, I’m so proud of each and everyone of these young ladies. Please feel free to share the girls achievements with all. They worked hard and we appreciate all their hard work and dedication.

Obituary: Allen Ray Ballard, 1953 — 2015

Image: Allen Ray Ballard, 1853 — 2015

Allen left this life on November 17, 2015, he was born in Athens to Carl and Lola Ballard. He spent his growing years in Athens and Forreston. He retired from Owens Corning Fiberglass in which he dedicated 35 years. He was preceded in death by his father, Carl Ballard.

Local Equestrians Ride to Victory

Image: Sadie Hinz and Plaudits Handsome Lad won Champion Hunter Hack and Champion English Rider, Reserve Champion Western Rider and Reserve Champion Pony at Halter.

Local equestrians earned top honors in the Ellis County Equine Association Buckle Series horse shows. They were recently honored with buckles, bracelets and bridles for their achievements at the year-end awards banquet held at the J Bar C Cowboy Church in Palmer.

Italy City Hall relocating due to repairs, water bill payment details enclosed

Image: Italy City Hall will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day and it will also be closed on Friday, November 13. Temporarily Relocating: Italy City Hall be temporarily relocating down the street to the community center on Saturday, November 14, while Italy City Hall undergoes repairs. Water Bill payment details are listed within this article.

Italy City Hall will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day and it will also be closed on Friday, November 13. Temporarily Relocating: Italy City Hall be temporarily relocating down the street to the community center on Saturday, November 14, while Italy City Hall undergoes repairs. Water Bill payment details are listed within this article.

S.E.S NewsLetter

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Stafford Elementary would like to thank each and every one of you for all of your support throughout the October events. We know that our November Events will be just as successful with all of your support!

Gladiator Athletic Booster Club meeting planned for Monday, November 9

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Gladiator Athletic Booster Club is inviting all supporters of the program to attend a meeting Monday, November 9, 2015 at 6:30pm in IHS Library. We will be discussing the concession stand for basketball and the Fall banquet we will be having this year for our Fall athletes. Please come in through front door. Hope to see everyone there.

Italy Gladiator Football schedule change (again)

The Italy Junior High football game is rescheduled for this evening at 6:30pm.
The JV will play Hillsboro immediately following the JH game here in Italy. These changes are being made to make sure we could get the games in prior to the expected rain tomorrow. The games are in Italy.
EDITORS NOTE: Updated 11/4/15 1:10pm