Silver Spurs 4-H Members Clean Up Waxahachie Creek Park

Image: Silver Spurs 4-Hers collected lots of trash off the equestrian trails at Lake Bardwell during their One Day of Service on October 13.

The Silver Spurs 4-H Horse Club members rode many miles and worked hard on October 13 as they participated in the state wide 4-H community service project called One Day. The Silver Spurs cleaned trash off approximately 6 miles of equestrian trails as well as camp grounds and lake frontage area at Lake Bardwell’s Waxahachie Creek Park.

Call to all IHS graduates of 2007 as well as 2006 and 2008

Image:

Attention IHS Alumni Class of 2007 —A reunion will be held on Saturday, October 20th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at 871 Stafford Road in Italy. This is the Saturday after the homecoming football game. We are inviting the classes of 2006 and 2008 as well and hoping to have as many people there as possible.

Six Weeks Honor Assembly at Stafford Elementary

Image: Myla Wilson (principal) is welcoming the crowd and introducing Tatum Adams for singing the Star Spangled Banner.

It is that time again! It is time to celebrate Stafford students for a job well done at the awards assembly for the first six weeks of school. And again, as usual, everyone was there in the cafeteria. Moms, dads, aunts, uncles, and tons of relatives were seen clapping loudly for the great job the students had done.

Escamilla and Riddle named volunteers of the year

Image: Michele Riddle and Misty Escamilla are recognized

Mayor Frank Jackson and the Italy City Council named Misty Escamilla and Michele Riddle co-recipients of the Volunteers of the Year Award for the Italy Youth Athletic Association. The presentation was made at the council’s annual IYAA proclamation reception Monday evening in council chambers.

Agendas: Italy City Council Meetings – Monday, October 15, 2012

Image:

The Italy City Council will have two meetings on Monday, October 15, 2012. The first meeting, a proclamation reception to honor the IYAA volunteer of the year, will begin at 6:00pm. The second meeting, the council’s regular monthly meeting, will begin at 6:30pm. Both meetings will be held in the Italy Council Chambers at 105 West Main Street, Italy.

George Scott had a dream!

Image:

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.

Italy Police Department is selling shirts

Image: The Italy Police Department is selling “Guns vs. Hoses” shirts at the Italy Texas Best Smokehouse and Shell Station in Italy. These shirts are to raise money for the “Shop with a Cop” program that they do every year. They’re going fast, so stop by and get shirt until 4:00 p.m.
Shirts are $15.00 each in Adult sizes Small, Medium, Large and X-Large.

The Italy Police Department is selling “Guns vs. Hoses” shirts at the Italy Texas Best Smokehouse and Shell Station in Italy. These shirts are to raise money for the “Shop with a Cop” program that they do every year. They’re going fast, so stop by and get shirt until 4:00 p.m.

2012 IHS Homecoming parade entries sought

Image: Float in last year’s homecoming parade.

Italy High School Homecoming 2012 is fast approaching (Friday, October 19 vs Crossroads). With that in mind, homecoming parade organizers are working tirelessly with area merchants, clubs and others to make this year’s parade a huge success. This year the theme will be “Gladiator Pride.” If your group would like to be included in this years IHS Homecoming parade please contact Vivian Moreland.

Italy Volunteer Firemen teach fire safety

Image: Miss Hellner’s fourth grade class enjoying Fire Safety Week at Stafford.

Monday at Stafford Elementary the Italy volunteer firemen drove up in their beautiful, red shinny fire engine. No, there was not a fire! These wonderful volunteer firemen of the Italy Volunteer Fire Department donated their time to the students to help them learn how to be safe in case of a fire.

Stafford Elementary Spotlight: Amy McCleskey

Image: First grade teacher Amy McClusky

Amy McCleskey started college not knowing what she wanted to do. She knew it had to be something that involved interacting with children because of her love for them. Her career choice was between teaching and pediatric nursing. Lucky for Stafford Elementary she chose teaching and has now taught there for ten years.

National Night Out in Milford

Image: Milford Police officer talking about safety tips with the children.

Downtown Milford was filled with action on Tuesday night about 6:00 pm. There was music, food galore, snow cones, cupcakes, a bounce house, a dunking booth, sand art and more. Nearly 300 Milford folks came out to have a good time at Milford’s National Night Out.