Central Baptist Church (CBC) is holding an event on Sunday, October 31st called “The Alternative”.
Tuesday Night in Milford was buzzing with excitement. Once again, the City of Milford went all out for National Night Out. Just about everyone in town was there and having a great time.
The Italy School Board of Trustees accepted a voluntary separation agreement and release from Jimmie Malone, superintendent, at a called meeting Tuesday evening.
There were many happy faces and shiny cowboy boots on October 2, as competitors in the Ellis County Equine Association gathered for their year-end banquet at Lakeview Camp and Conference Center in Waxahachie to receive a menagerie of custom made awards in honor of their hard work to win championships throughout the 2010 ECEA horse show season.
First matter on the Ellis County Commissioners’ Court agenda was to approve a change order for a contract with Prime, Inc., who constructed the Sub-Courthouse in Ennis. The change order is for an additional $6000 needed to cover unplanned costs involving an electrical entrance.
This week is fire prevention week for Stafford Elementary.On Monday the Italy Volunteer Fire Department brought over their beautiful fire truck for the students to see.
David Del Bosque (Avalon ISD Superintendent) is a member of Texas Association of Rural Schools. Last week Del Bosque was in Lubbock, Texas attending one of the conferences the Association puts on throughout the state. He did a presentation called Texas Public School Funding, The Target Revenue System and the Effect on a small District-Avalon ISD. He expressed his concern for the rural schools and he talked about how legislators need to make education a priority. His presentation focused on school funding and why it needs to be changed.
In Week 4, IYAA football players and cheerleaders traveled to Palmer to take on the Bulldogs in their own back yard. There were plenty of big plays and even bigger smiles, and by days end, it’s the experiences gained and the camaraderie shared that coaches and mentors hope will benefit our local youth in their future endeavors.
The General Election for the whole nation is November 2, 2010. Are you registered and ready to make an informed decision? The deadline for registration is looming down fast upon us. October 4 is the last day and your application must either be postmarked the 4th or in the registrar’s office by that date. Of course, you can register anytime before that.
Yes, I know it’s October…but trust me, there’s some really great books on the list this time.
The First United Methodist Church of Italy, Texas, would like to invite everyone out for the 2010 Lord’s Acre on Saturday, October 9! Festivities begin at 2pm with a Children’s Carnival and bounce house at the Methodist Church at 124 Harpold. The fun continues with a FREE concert on the lawn provided by JRIDE (www.jrideministries.com) and The Followthrough (www.thefollowthrough.com), from 2-5pm. Bring your own chair or blanket to sit under the trees and enjoy the music.
After falling in their season opener to Richland Springs, the No. 3 ranked in 6M DII Milford Bulldogs (5-1) have posted three consecutive shutouts and outscored the last four opponents 236-14. Milford’s latest victim, the No. 20 ranked in 6M DI Walnut Springs Hornets, were 4-1 coming into Friday nights game but are now 4-2 after Milford defeated the Hornets 52-6 to cap off a week long Homecoming celebration for the Bulldogs.
Ellis County Commissioners approved two proclamations during Monday’s regularly-scheduled meeting. The first declared Friday, October 1, 2010 as “Pink Out Day” in support of breast cancer awareness, while the second recognized the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 106 in celebration of its one-year anniversary.
The Milford Bulldogs, their cheerleaders, the Milford High School Band and Bulldog alumni and fans will be celebrating Homecoming 2010 tonight in a battle against Walnut Springs starting at 7:30 p.m. at Milford High School.
There will be a called meeting of the Italy ISD Board of Trustees on Tuesday, October 5, 2010. The meeting will be held in the Italy ISD administration office at 300 S. College Street. Meeting time is 7:00pm. The lone agenda item reads: “Consultation with Board’s attorney regarding Superintendent’s Voluntary Separation Agreement and Release.”
James Marvin Helms, age 53, of Italy, passed away Wednesday, September 29, 2010 in Waxahachie. He was born March 14, 1957 in Waxahachie to James Wendell Helms and Norma Sue Cates. James Marvin was formerly employed with H & H Oil in Waxahachie as a construction superintendant and Estes Electric as a master electrician. He loved building and racing dragsters. James Marvin was a loving son, father, grandfather and brother.
The Italy City Council held a called meeting Thursday evening to close out the 2009/2010 budget year.
The Italy Cemetery Association will meet on Tuesday, October 5th at 7:30pm. The meeting will be held at the Park Presbyterian Church at 800 South Ward Street. All are invited and encouraged to attend.
Lawmakers must make education a priority this legislative session if they are to find a solution to the broken public school funding system in Texas. Avalon Independent School District adopted a resolution on September 23, 2010 in an effort to raise awareness of the growing financial crisis public school districts are facing. The resolution adoption encourages state legislators to work with local school board members and other stakeholders with an attitude of the highest priority.
Italy Junior High/ High School is a closed campus. Once students arrive on campus, they may not leave without following the procedures followed that have been established by the campus administration.
Seventy years ago two young teenagers decided to run away and get married. Of course they didn’t tell their parents until the deed was done. Seventy years later Henry and Alice Muenster are still happily married.
Even though it was raining cats and dogs it did not dampen the spirits at the Family Fellowship Church where they were hosting an outdoor Back to School Blast Saturday afternoon.
The Italy City Council will have a called meeting on Thursday, September 30, 2010. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers at City Hall located at 105 Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is 6:30pm. Business to come before the council will pertain to closing out the 2009-2010 fiscal year.
Good news for all you hardcore Gladiator fans, there will be a Junior Varsity football game at Willis Field in Italy on Thursday, September 30 at 5:30 p.m.
Italy ISD will hold two flu shot clinics this year.
ITALY — The Italy Gladiator (3-2) defense posted their second shutout in a row and earn their third straight win after annihilating charter school Red Oak Life, in this their first varsity season, 63-0 at Willis Field in Italy Friday night.
The Italy School Board of Trustees accepted the resignation of Rebecca Murphy at a called school board meeting Monday evening.
On Wednesday, September 29, 2010 the Gladiator Regiment Band Boosters will meet at 5:00pm in the Band Hall. With the new rules and regulations for booster clubs in place for the Gladiator Booster organization there will be a detailed report from the treasurer as well as detailed discussions regarding goal setting for the year. Mr. Perez will be on hand to address the parents regarding the upcoming marching contests. All band parents are urged to attend.
Elaine “Lanie” Norcross, age 68, of Ennis, passed away Saturday, September 25, 2010 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. She was born May 28, 1942 in Houston, Texas to Samuel P. and Iva Lee (Wright) Norcross. Lanie was a loving mother, grandmother and sister. She loved to read and spend time with her grandsons, travel with her sister and was always caring for others. Lanie was a devoted Christian who is now sleeping in the arms of Jesus.
The Italy Junior High and Junior Varsity football squads traveled to Dallas to take on Red Oak Life Thursday. Without one of their own, ROL shares the Dallas Life School’s football field. The location was of no concern to the younger Gladiators who will play anytime, anywhere…
The IYAA Bantam and Minor teams completed their games against the Scurry-Rosser Wildcats today before heavy rains soaked players, cheerleaders and fans. However, despite their willingness to play, the IYAA Majors’ game against the Wildcats had to be postponed for a later time.
The community showed up in full expectations to have a great meal and of course, help out Italy graduates with the desire to attend college or technical school. The 18th Annual George Scott Memorial Scholarship Dinner was attended on Friday night before the Italy High School Homecoming game by many ex-students, community members and friends of scholarship recipients-well over 200 people.
It was the time when Mary and Joseph rode into a small town on the back of a donkey to pay their taxes. The streets were filled with people, vendors at the marketplace, the tabernacle, camels, the candle maker, the tanner and so much more.
The Junior High Lady Gladiator Volleyball program will add an extra game on Monday night against Clifton. Due to the growing volleyball program here at Italy JH and the large volleyball program at Clifton ISD there will be five games played on Monday night, September 27, 2010.
There will be a called meeting of the Italy ISD Board of Trustees on Monday, September 27, 2010. The meeting will be held in the IISD administration office at 300 S. College Street. Meeting time is 7:00pm. The lone agenda item reads: “Consider resignation and release of professional contract under Board Policy DFE (Local): Rebecca Murphy.”
I know one of the ways I can tell that God loves me is by the people He has placed in my life. I have been blessed to have loved and been loved by so many quality people. I think part of it is because I was born and raised in Italy. We have truly good people here that care about each other and you see it more during adversity than you do at any other time.
Bernyce Ewing Crownover, 83 of Waxahachie, formerly of Italy, passed away Thursday, September 23, 2010 at her residence surrounded by her family. She was born on November 28, 1926 in Proctor, Texas to the late Richard B. and Allie Morgan Ewing.
The Italy High School’s 2010 Homecoming Parade, lead by the Gladiator Regiment Band & Flag Corp, also featured the Italy Gladiators Football team, head coach Craig Bales and his staff, IHS Cheerleaders, the Homecoming King Nominees, the Homecoming Queen Nominees and Gladiator Mascot Sa’Kendra Norwood, with Bailey Bumpus by her side helping to lead the cheers!
No Italy sporting events have been cancelled during the week of September 20-25. This article contains scheduling information concerning this week’s sporting events including IJH/JV/V Football, JV/V Volleyball and IYAA Sports. The Junior Varsity football game will be played in Dallas on Thursday.
One of the best gifts a child can receive is the gift of being able to read and the next best gift is a book. At Stafford Elementary the students are taught to read and to appreciate books.
Hubbard — In what was a well played scrimmage by both sides, the Italy Junior High Football team (7th & 8th) traveled to Hubbard to take on the Jaguars this past Thursday.
Strolling down the football field escorted by their fathers or brothers, the IHS senior nominees were introduced individually, along with the Class Princesses.
IHS Homecoming was a special night for a lot of people but there was one person that stood above the rest. Lorene Mauldin Bryant was among those honored in a ceremony before the football game began.
Italy City Council met Monday evening to discuss and consider Ordinance No. 10-0913-02, No. 10-0913-03 and Resolution No. 10-0920-01.
After the freshly painted football field had dried, and after the town’s participation in the Italy High School Homecoming Parade, and after the pre-game pep rally and the 18th Annual George Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund Dinner, and after honoring past players and alumni, there was just two things left, to announce the 2010 Homecoming Queen and to play the Homecoming game!
The Italy School Board of Trustees took no action after a marathon executive session Monday evening.
Principal Tammy Wallis has started a “teacher incentive” program to promote more consistent attendance. The “teacher incentive” is a weekly drawing for the teachers that have been at work all day and all week. Every week their name will be entered in a drawing and the teacher whose name has been picked out of the “hat” will receive special recognition and a “free” hour coupon to be used as needed.
Trinity Mission loves when birthday’s are celebrated for the residents. It is just another celebration of life and that is what it is all about. There were five birthdays for the month of September and spirits were high.
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have a called meeting on Tuesday, September 21, 2010. Per the agenda this meeting will be used as a boarding training session with a presentation titled “The Road to Exemplary” by Mabank ISD Superintendent, Dr. Russell Marshall. The meeting will be held in the administration office at 300 S. College Street. Meeting time is 5:00pm.
First I want to say that these thoughts have no political undertone. I am not addressing the Commissioners Court in any way. I am sure there are plenty of justified complaints with the way the county spends our money. The one thing I will say is that employee expense ranks one of the highest expenses on any budget and is always the first to be examine and reduced. That is true in any company or should be true with government.