Judith Ann Davis, age 71, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Monday, February 29, 2016 at the Renfro Healthcare Center. She was born on April 2, 1945 in Dallas to Pete and Gladys Merle (Hector) Davis.
Avid readers Ella Hudson and Hanah Krusen of the fourth grade and one fifth grader represented Stafford in this year’s Bluebonnet vote.
The Italy Baseball team will travel to Blooming Grove for their annual Invitational Tournament. Game one for the Gladiators will be at 10am on Thursday, March 3. They will be up against Bosqueville. Make the trip to BG and support our Gladiators.
Selected members of the Italy, Texas Gladiator Band drumline, directed by Jesus Perez, performed at the annual Lincoln Day Dinner in Waxahachie recently before a crowd of approximately one hundred citizens. The event was sponsored by Ellis County Republican Women and attended by numerous elected officials, including Senator Brian Birdwell, Master of Ceremonies, and State Representative John Wray.
Stafford Elementary would like to invite your to our Dad & Kid Math Night. Bring your child for an evening of fun with cards and dice while you help them become stronger in math. You will also receive a kit of free math games just for attending and we will take some time to teach you and your child how to play each game.
Stafford Elementary School would like to inform you of our upcoming events.
Please mark these dates on your calendar.
Attached is the Tournament schedule for the 2016 Hillsboro Softball Tournament held in Hillsboro where the Lady Gladiator Softball team will be participating on March 3rd, 4th and 5th.
The 2016 Italy Lions Club BBQ Cook-off, hosted by the Rockett Ranch Café in Milford, named Blooming Grove’s Terry Bowling Grand Champion, Lawton Oklahoma’s Anthony Hernandez Reserve Champion and Joe Chadwick as the recipient of the local Braggin’ Rights trophy!
Congratulations to the Italy Lady Gladiators who conquered the Woodsboro Softball Tournament of Champions by going undefeated over a two-day period. Italy won all 5 of their games to repeat as tournament champions for the second consecutive year.
The District Champion Italy Gladiators (18-8, 7-1), guided by first-year head coach David Ervin, become the Class 2A Region 2 Bi-District Champions after defeating the Valley View Eagles, 67-56, in Crowley. Next up will be Italy vs. the Petrolia Pirates in the Area Round this Friday night in Mineral Wells starting at 7:15 p.m.
The Italy Gladiators will be taking on the Petrolia Pirates in the Area Round of the Class 2A Region 2 & 4 Basketball Playoffs Friday night, February 26, in Mineral Wells starting at 7:15 p.m. A Fan Bus will be available Friday if over 20 people signup by 4:00 p.m. Thursday, February 25….that’s Today!
The Lady Gladiators gave a tremendous effort against the Era Lady Hornets in a tussle for the Class 2A bi-district championship. Despite a game-high 30-points from Italy’s Emmy Cunningham, Era held on for a 65-62 win.
Parents and Guardians:
Stafford Elementary will have early release Monday, February 29, 2016.
Parents, please remark your calendars for Tuesday, March 1st. Your student will be taking the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness test this spring. Please join us in learning more about the test as well as how to help your child be successful.
The Italy vs. Kerens Varsity Boys baseball game that was scheduled to be played Friday has been moved to Thursday, February 25, at 4:30 p.m. in Kerens so that it will not conflict with the playoff Basketball game. JV Boys will follow right after.
The Lions Club’s annual BBQ Cook-Off is this Friday and Saturday, February 26 & 27th. Make plans to attend!
We have an update on Baseball and Softball schedule for today.
- Italy Gladiator Baseball Game against Meridian has been CANCELLED for tonight.
- Lady Gladiator Softball Game against Kerns has been moved to play here at 6:00 pm. Please come out and support our Lady Gladiators tonight.
Attached is the Tournament schedule for the 2016 Tournament of Champions held in Woodsoro, Texas where the Lady Gladiator Softball team will be participating on February 26th and 27th.
The Italy Gladiators guided by first-year head coach David Ervin have dominated the competition to claim the 2016 District Championship. They ended district Monday with one final win over Itasca. The Gladiators are PLAYOFF BOUND!!!
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have their monthly meeting on Monday, February 22, 2016 in the Italy High School Cafeteria (300 S. College Street, Italy). Meeting time is slated for 7pm.
There will be a town hall meeting at the Italy Boze Community Center (161 W. Main Street, Italy) on Monday, February 22nd at 7pm.
Message from Mayor added 2/20/16, 5:25am
Representatives of law enforcement agencies and courts from more than 300 jurisdictions across Texas announced combined efforts to host the 2016 Great Warrant Roundup beginning Saturday, March 5th.
Ivy Ruth Sevier Moore, age 86, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, February 18, 2016 at the Trinity Mission Nursing Home in Italy. Ivy Ruth was born May 22, 1929 in Milford to Rogers and Evie Sevier. She is the youngest of 2 girls. She grew up in the country side of Milford and went to Iverson School as a young girl and graduated from Milford High School in 1946.
Pre-order your 2016 Italy Gladiator Basketball shirts
There are three board of director positions for South Ellis County Water Supply Corporation open.
Come out and meet the new owners, Scott and Robin Blanchard.
The Italy City Council will have a called meeting on Monday, February 18, 2016 in the Italy Boze Community Center at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
Union Missionary Baptist Church of Italy’s Union Women at Work (UWAW) hosted their 2016 Chili Cookoff with church member Marilyn Kelly named the winner. Patricia Price won 2nd place and Willie Young took 3rd place.
The Lady Gladiators put it all together in a tuneup game against visiting Milford as Italy prepares for their bi-district playoff matchup against Era on Tuesday.
The Italy City Council will have a called meeting on Monday, February 15, 2016 in the Italy Boze Community Center at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
Tonight’s Army Presentation at Italy High School has been cancelled. Please contact Ms. Miller if you have any questions or would like recruiter contact information. Thank you.
Of the 17 FCCLA Gladiators who competed, 9 are advancing to the State Competition which will be held on April 7th-9th, 2016, in Dallas, Texas.
Check out the following classes Lighthouse for Learning is offering:
Stafford Elementary would like to thank our friends at Reach Council and the Dallas Stars Team! They made a generous donation of hockey equipment to our school!
Italy’s Keith Davis, Jr., grabbed his own rebound and then scored the put back with 8 seconds left to deliver a meaningful 66-65 district win over rival Dallas Gateway. The ensuing celebration inside the dome was intense with Italy claiming the top spot in the district race.
Union Missionary Baptist Church, located at 484 Derrs Chapel Road, Italy, Texas 76651, will be hosting its Chili Cook Off on Saturday, February 13, 2016. The event is open to the community. Please read this article for more details.
We have some changes to our girls and boys basketball schedule for next week:
Don’t forget Tomorrow Thursday February 11,2016 is “Bring your Dad to School Day.” Dad please make sure to bring your ID and sign in at the Front Office.
It’s time for some Italy Gladiator Baseball under the guidance of the team’s new head coach, Daniel Weaver, and assistant coaches Mitchell Blake and Jackie Cate. Included with this article is the 2016 Italy Gladiator Baseball Schedule. Armor Up!
Tonight’s basketball game between the Italy Gladiators and Dallas Gateway has been moved to the Italy High School Dome. The varsity boys will play at 7:00 pm.
After an unrelenting wet spell last spring caused a cancellation of the Italy Lions Club’s annual BBQ Cook-off, plans are underway for this years event.
The Lady Gladiators celebrated Senior Night 2K16 as they honored their seniors during their final home game against Itasca. Chardonae Talton led Italy’s JV Girls with 9-points, Anthony Lusk Led Italy’s JV Boys with 24-points, Emmy Cunningham led the Lady Gladiators with 22-points and Keth Davis, Jr. led the Gladiators with 35-points for his first 30+ game of the season.
The Ellis County Sheriff’s Officer’s Association recently endorsed Paul D. Perry for re-election as Ellis County Commissioner, Precinct 3.
The Italy City Council will have a regular monthly meeting on Monday, February 8, 2016 in the Italy Boze Community Center at 161 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
The Annual Life Investors’ Celebration for FirstLook Pregnancy Clinic was held on February 29, 2016 at the Waxahachie Civic Center. The night was filled with hope, laughter and tears. This year’s theme, “Keep Calm and Carry On”, is the in-house theme at the Clinic. It was first used in 1939 by the British government on motivational posters in preparation for WWII. It intended to raise the morale of the British public.
Order for is attached. Please drop off order form and payment at the front office at Italy High School.
Hello, let me introduce myself as the new librarian at the S.M. Dunlap Library of Italy, Texas. I am Lou Ann Wolaver and I have been a resident of Italy for nineteen years.
Sales ends this Friday 02/05/2016 to help support your IHS Baseball Team. Please contact Misty Escamilla 972-345-0666 or Amanda Connor 972-800-2238 or any Baseball player to make a purchase.
We would like to announce our 3rd Six Weeks Awards. Congratulations to these hard working students from Stafford Elementary!
Come out to the Sokol Activity Center located at 2622 E Hwy 34 just east of Ennis, February 13, 2016 1:00 PM – 10:30PM. Listen and dance to 5 polka bands! Czech Harvesters 1pm, Jodie Mikula Orchestra 3pm, Czech and Then Some 5pm, Moravians 7pm, Ennis Czech Boys 9pm. Only $7 per person – Ages 13 and under free. Great raffle prizes! The kitchen will be open. Dress casual. Czech costumes encouraged. Doors open at 12PM. No reservations please.