2016 Volleyball All-District; IHS: Lusk Co-Offensive MVP, Richards Defensive MVP

Image: Lady Gladiator senior #7 April Lusk earned Co-Offensive MVP honors in Region 2 ~ District 12-2A during Italy’s 2016 campaign.

Italy’s Lady Gladiators were well represented among the 2016 Region 2 ~ District 12-2A All-District Volleyball Award honorees. Senior April Lusk was named Co-Offensive MVP and junior teammate Brycelen Richards was named Defensive MVP. Outstanding Blocker went to junior Annie Perry and Outstanding Libero went to sophomore Karley Nelson.

Italy Food Pantry receives large donation from Brookshire Brothers

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The Italy Food Pantry was delighted to receive 750 lbs of canned vegetables and soup from Brookshire Bros last month. Mike Nicholson, Store Manager, was very pleased that corporate shared its resources with our community, and hopes it will continue. Susan Wooten, Food Pantry Director thanked Brookshire Bros. for its generosity, and noted that holiday supplies are appreciated now more than ever.

S.E.S November Canned Food Drive

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Stafford Elementary is participating in a Canned Food Drive, during the month of November. If you haven’t done so, please help your school and community by sending canned goods and non-perishable items all month long! We especially need Instant Mashed Potatoes, Corn Bread Mix, and gravy.

Gladiator Regiment Band receives another 1st Division Superior rating

Image: Pictured: Drum Majors Vanessa Cantu and Rachel Huskins

Following an outstanding performance at the Lake Whitney Marching Invitational that included qualifying for a performance in the finals round, the Italy High School Gladiator Regiment Marching Band competed on Wednesday in the UIL Region 8 Marching Contest and received a 1st Division Superior rating. This caps off a very successful 2016 competitive season for the Gladiator Regiment.

Benefit Dinner for the family of Ken Norwood, Sr.

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This Friday evening, October 28, 2016, there will be a BBQ dinner to benefit the Norwood family. This will help the family with final costs. If you would like to help in any way, please contact Misty Escamilla 972-345-0666. Any help would be greatly appreciated by the family.

The Shawnee Cattle Trail Historical Marker Dedication

Image: The Shawnee Cattle Trail Historical Marker was dedicated on October 15, 2016

The dedication of the Texas Historical Marker for the Shawnee Cattle Trail was held on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at the Pecan Springs Ranch. The ranch is located on L.R. Campbell Road outside of Italy and is owned by Ted and Nancy Paup, sixth generation Texans.