When Randy Compton graduated from Italy High School in 1972, he had many plans and dreams. He loved to hunt and fish and hang out with his friends. He never dreamed that life’s road would take him where it has brought him to today, fighting cancer for the third time.
The Waxahachie Running Club, in conjunction with St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, are hosting a charity run on Saturday, April 12, 2014 to benefit the West ISD Special Education Department.
For those of you in the city of Italy and surrounding areas, I am trying to help people in need of crutches and wheel chairs. I keep a surplus of this type of equipment for people who cannot afford to purchase it. There is never a charge. Right now, I am down to small supply in need of repair. That is why I am appealing to the public. If you have a wheelchair or crutches taking up space in your house and you are willing to donate them, let me know and I can find someone in need.
I don’t know a child that is not excited about Christmas and all that goes with it.They can’t wait to get up Christmas morning and see what Santa has left under the tree. But not all children are lucky enough to have something waiting for them under the tree. The Milford Titus Women’s Club are trying to make sure that every child in Milford will wake up Christmas morning and find a present.
Titus Women’s Club of Milford members are so very grateful for the great job the first responders did in helping the community when the Chevron pipeline exploded in Milford. So, they decided to show their appreciation by handing out plaques to Bruce Perryman (Mayor of Milford), Mark Jackson (Fire Chief of Milford) and Chief of Police Carlos Phoenix at this month’s City Council Meeting.
The VFW Toys for Tots will be available again this year for local children. The deadline to apply is December 16, 2013. If a child is on another list such as the Salvation Army or Toy Run, they are not eligible for this program. Information will be verified.
As a result of a recent automobile accident, the family of Kenneth and Sherrie Wilsford, long time Italy residents, is in need of assistance. During Kenneth’s recovery, Sherrie is having to stay home from work to provide the round-the-clock care that Kenneth is needing. Kenneth and Sherrie have a young daughter, Kelsey. First State Bank of Italy has set up an account and is accepting donations on the family’s behalf.
The Italy Police Department and Italy Fire Department combine forces to start their “Shop with a Hero” program. The program was established to build positive relationships between Police Officers, Firefighters and the children of the community.
Due to the recent rains the cemetery work day has been postponed.
The George Scott Scholarship fundraiser was held at Italy High School Friday night. Family members of George Scott and several scholarship recipients welcomed members of the community and Italy High School ex-students when they arrived at the cafeteria. Everyone enjoyed a delicious barbecue meal catered by Bubba’s in Ennis.
The annual George Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund barbecue dinner will be held Friday, October 25, 2013 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Italy High School Cafeteria. Cost for the meal is $10 per person.The meal will be catered by Bubba’s of Ennis.
Monday, October 21, 2013 Carter Blood Care will be set up at the IHS Dome. Blood donations will be accepted from 9:00am to 2:40pm. To sign up for a time to donate please stop by the Italy High School reception office or contact Italy ISD nurse DeeDee Hamilton (972/483-6342 xtn 1116 — firstname.lastname@example.org).
Because of the unusual way the weeks fall this month, the Italy Food Pantry will be open next Wednesday morning, October 16, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The Food Pantry is located on Hwy 77 between the barber shop and the Mexican food restaurant.
Friday morning the Italy Lions Club had a large vision bus parked at Stafford Elementary ready to supply students with glasses. This bus has an eye doctor, vision equipment, glasses and helpful Italy Lions Club members ready to make sure every student that needs glasses receives glasses. It is like an eye doctors office on wheels. Italy Lions Club has been doing this for five years now.
The Rockett Ranch Café and Club in Milford held its first annual barbeque cook off last Saturday, Oct. 5. The turnout was less than expected. Speculation suggested the rain prediction could have been the reason or the 60% payout for prize money. It was decided next year would deliver an 80% payout and pray for better weather.
Barry Byers enjoys his 15 minutes of fame to help Italy Neotribune purchase a high-end camera to better capture those special moments that only our community and the kids can create.
Susan Wooten of the Italy Food Pantry shares news of a food give-away this Sunday, September 29th at the Avenue Church in Waxahachie.
The Italy Food Pantry thanks the community for their continued support. There is a need for canned vegetables. Can you help?
Azlin Itson, 5, is a kindergardener attending Stafford Elementary in Italy and is adding her celebrity as a beauty queen to help collect donated school supplies for her fellow schoolmates.
Kortnei’s Car Wash will be Saturday, July 27, to raise money for travel and lodging expenses for Italy High School’s, Kortnei Johnson (jr.) who is hoping to compete in the Junior Olympics, August 1, in Detroit.
Since January, the Food Pantry has distributed 19,158 lbs. of food to the hungry in Italy and exists solely on your contributions, donations and participation.
The 2nd Annual Guns vs. Hoses Softball Game between the Italy P.D. and the Italy F.D. ensures the kids win in the end as funds are raised to support the Italy P.D.’s caring Shop With a Cop program.
The 2nd Annual Guns vs. Hoses softball game was an amazing success this year. On behalf of the Italy Police Department and Italy Fire Department, we would like to thank everyone that attended and supported us this year. We raised over $2,500 for the Italy Shop With a Cop and had so much fun doing it.
The 2nd annual Guns vs. Hoses softball game will be Saturday, July 6th, at the Italy ISD softball field benefiting the Italy Police Department’s Shop with a Cop Program.
On Saturday, June 15th, over 1,000 cyclists converged on our sleepy hamlet for the 28th Annual Tour d’Italia. Lone Star Cyclists hosted the event benefitting Italy High School, Mother’s Against Drunk Driving and other North Texas charities. The weather was as good as it gets and the Lone Star Cyclists once again enjoyed their ride through the countryside.
The Youth Group from FBC Italy will host a bake sale Saturday morning, June 15th, at the Uptown Cafe beginning at 8:30am. Stop by and grab a dessert to enjoy on Father’s Day! All proceeds from the sale will support the youth’s activities this year, including summer camp and a ski trip!
The 2nd annual Guns vs. Hoses softball game will be Saturday, July 6th, at the Italy ISD softball field benefiting the Italy Shop With A Cop Program.
The last day of school rolls around and what do you do? You throw pies at your principal, of course. Naturally, the event was planned and Erica Miller, Lee Joffre and Casey Holden lived up to their part of deal. The class that brought in the most donations for West ISD was allowed to throw pies at the trembling trio. Mr. Joffre took a few in the ol’ mug for a good cause.
Several activities kept local residents, Italy High School student organizations and Stafford Elementary students busy on Saturday with several fundraisers taking advantage of a gorgeous Texas day.
Now holding the title of 2013 Ellis County Cinderella Tot, Italy’s own, Azlin Itson, age 5, and her parents, Amanda and Aaron Itson, will be hosting a fundraising Car Wash tomorrow, Saturday, June 8, on the AutoZone parking lot in Waxhahchie from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Proceeds from the Car Wash will be used to send Azlin to two upcoming major pageants.
The Italy Ministerial Alliance has a new location for their Italy Food Pantry. They are now located at 405 W. Moseley, Suite #4, Italy.
Saturday, May 11th the Oscar Store in Oscar, Texas, near Temple, will have a benefit for the West EMS. Oscar Store is located at 8133 Oscar Spur Road, Temple, Texas 76501. The event will begin at 9:00am, with live music from 1:00pm until 1:00am. All proceeds will be donated to West Emergency Medical Services.
SWB Youth Foundation of Fairfield, Texas is having a benefit 5K and 1K run. The event will be held on Saturday, May 25 at the Fairfield XC Course at 6515 Post Oak Street in beautiful Fairfield, Texas.
A memorial fund has been created in the memory of Greg Pickard to accept donations for mounting a plaque in Italy’s downtown pavilion in Greg’s honor. Remaining funds will be presented as a scholarship to Italy graduates hoping to attend fire training school.
The Italy High School NHS and Junior High School NJHS will be hosting a fundraiser for the city of West, Texas. Over the course of 4 weeks they will be collecting monetary donations of any size, including change. The NHS/NJHS members will be bringing donation buckets to the elementary school and local businesses in order to bring our whole community together to help the residents of West.
There are 15 residents of the nursing home in West that have been moved to Hillsboro and they need our help. They are in need of clothes and shoes. They need things such as sleeping clothes, sweats, house shoes and any other types of clothing that would be warm and comforting to these people. You can drop off these items at First Baptist Church anytime before 7pm tonight at which time the items will then be taken to Hillsboro.
Holly Bradley, IHS graduate and current Italy ISD employee, is taking part in the Make A Wish Foundation Walk on April 6, 2013 and asks the community for help with this cause.
Suzzett’s Fabric, Quilts and More, LLC in Italy, TX to host Worldwide Quilting Day celebrations, sales, giveaways, and the 7 Summits Strip-Quilt Challenge!
Saturday, May 7, 2011 there will be an art show at the Ellis County Art Museum honoring the memory of Shelley Nance. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Shelley Nance Memorial Art Scholarship Fund. The show will run from 6pm-8pm.
There will be a Bake Sale on Friday morning, February 8 at the Uptown Cafe in Italy. Proceeds from this sale will benefit the Lee Hamilton family.
When is a better time than when children are young to help shape their minds and teach them about making good life choices that affect them for the rest of their lives? Decisions on whether to take drugs, use alcohol or use tobacco can, depending on your choice, either help you live a better life or destroy a life.
Jeannie Richardson (president) of The Milford Titus Women decided to honor the Milford fourth grade class with a pizza party on Thursday. Why you might ask? Because they collected the most can goods for the food drive lead by the Milford Titus Women.
Christmas is the time for joy, happiness, thankfulness and sharing. Sharing with those that are not as fortune as ourselves. Titus Women are at it again! This is their fourth year to host the Angel Tree located at Milford City Hall. Once again they want to give to others and invite others to do the same thing. What else is Christmas spirit about?
The holidays have arrived in Italy. The kick off was a community wide Thanksgiving feast held at the Italy High School dome. The whole city was invited to participate in a non-denominational church service, BBQ and all the fixins, activities for the children and fellowship.
While remembering a very special man, the George E. Scott Memorial Scholarship bar-b-cue dinner fundraiser helps Italy High School graduates.
His dream was that any student at Italy High School who worked hard and had a desire to go to college could do so. He was also a dreamer and a planner and as such, he knew that this would require a lot of money and would need many people involved. This was not to be a one time scholarship, but a perpetual fund where only the interest on the principal was used, so that it would outlive us all.
It’s time to celebrate the gifts of life ~ especially the gifts we have in our own city of Italy, namely Andrea Hooker’s successful heart transplant. To celebrate this miracle, the Italy High School National Honor Society is sponsoring a blood drive this Saturday, September 22, from 10:00—3:00 at the IHS Dome.
Join “Team Hooker” and donate items to the silent auction or make financial contributions benefiting Andrea Hooker, a heart transplant recipient.
Lady Gladiator Volleyball JV and varsity teams held a successful car wash on Saturday to raise money for the program.
The Lady Gladiator Volleyball team will have a full day of it on Saturday, August 25. Volleyball at 11am and a carwash fundraiser from 9am until 3:30pm! Please support these hard working ladies!