Trinity Mission’s Tree of Memories Service

Image: Greg Adams remembering his father Clayton Adams as he puts his angel on the tree of memories.

The Tree of Memories at Trinity Mission was held last Thursday evening to honor and recognize the residents that passed away this year. Family members of loved ones that passed away this year were invited to come and share memories about their loved ones and put an angel on the ‘Tree of Memories’ in their name.

Elves Spotted at Trinity Mission

Image: Here come the Elves!

It was an invasion of the cutest little elves you ever saw at Trinity Mission Tuesday right around 1:30 PM! Who am I talking about you might ask? It is the kindergarten class of Avalon ISD of course!

Stafford students delight Trinity Mission residents with song

Image: Singing Feliz Navidad with lots of enthusiasm.

Stafford Elementary first and second graders brought Christmas cheer to the residents of Trinity Mission on Tuesday morning. It was also pajama day at Stafford Elementary so all these beautiful students were singing Christmas songs in their pajamas. It made you think it was Christmas morning and everyone was up early to see what Santa left under the tree!

Christmas Shopping at Stafford Elementary

Image: Here is a happy shopper!

Stafford PTO had their annual Christmas Store fundraiser last week. It was a wonderful way to raise money for the students and teach them about giving at the same time. Christmas time is all about giving and Stafford Elementary is all about teaching their students about giving.

Movie Night at the George Scott Gym Saturday, December 21


The Italy High School and Junior High School cheerleaders are sponsoring a Christmas movie night at the old gym this Saturday, December 21st. Movies, chili dogs, popcorn, hot chocolate and a bounce house will all be a part of the fun that will begin at 5:30pm.

IHS Science Fair

Image: IHS senior, Zain Byers presented the first place experiment.

On Thursday December 12, junior and senior physics and anatomy students at IHS presented their science projects – first to the judges, and then to the public. Each project remained anonymous as the judges (Erica Miller, Marilyn Seidlitz, and Maggie Westrick) carefully studied each one. The students had imaginatively displayed their experiments, with colorful posters, props/materials, and research explaining their hypotheses and conclusions.

Italy Parade and Christmas Festival

Image: Santa and Mrs. Claus made an appearance

It’s finally beginning to look a lot like Christmas after Saturday’s Christmas parade and festival! The biting cold did not deter many, as folks gathered to enjoy the parade, entertainment, raffle and tasty treats.

Italy student selected for Most Improved


On September 14th, 2013 students from the Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do School-125 W. Elm Street-Hillsboro, Texas tested for new belts. After the grading Master Charles Kight-Chief Instructor of the school selected students he felt had made the most improvement since the last grading.

Fill the boot for Shop with a Hero!


Italy’s Policemen and Firemen will be walking the parade route during the annual Italy Christmas Parade with boot in hand asking for donations to “fill the boot” for the “Shop with a Hero” program. Your donations will help make Christmas brighter for several Stafford Elementary children.

The little ‘Angels’ in Milford need your help at Christmas

Image: Titus Women, Willa Wheatley, Angie Knott and Maxine Morris all want everyone to have a Merry Christmas!

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.

Chris Baker returns to Trinity Mission

Image: Chris Baker is happy to be back at Trinity Mission as the marketing director.

Chris Baker started his position as director of marketing for Trinity Mission May of 2009. His last day was January 7th, 2011 when he decided to take an administrative position at an assisted living facility in Forth Worth. Now he is back at Trinity Mission as the director of marketing again with a very happy heart.

Italy FFA to host a Chili Cook-Off and Man Sale

Image: Chili Cook-Off Entry Form
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Saturday, December 14th the Italy FFA will host a Chili Cook-Off and Man Sale from 5pm to 8pm at the Italy Downtown Pavilion. Entry Deadline for the Chili Cook-off is Friday, December 13 ($20). All proceeds benefit the Italy FFA Chapter.

Open House at Trinity Mission December 12th


At 6:00 PM Thursday, December 12th Trinity Mission will have an Open House event. There will be fun, entertainment and light refreshments for all. So come on out and join in with the fun with the residents, friends and family at Trinity Mission.

Milford Titus Women’s Club honors first responders

Image: Jeannie Richardson presents Mayor Perryman with his plaque.

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.

Italy Boys and Girls Basketball teams in Hubbard Tournament December 12-13-14

Image: Girls Hubbard Tournament Bracket

The Gladiator and Lady Gladiator varsity basketball squads will travel to Hubbard High School on December 12th, 13th and 14th to participate in the Hubbard Invitational Basketball Tournament. Game one for the Lady G’s will be Thursday at 3:00pm against Waco Rappaport Academy. Game one for the Gladiators will be Thursday at 4:30pm, also against Rappaport.

Obituary: Beverly Ann Carter, 1936 – 2013

Image: Beverly Ann Carter, 1936 – 2013

Beverly Ann Carter, age 77, of Italy, passed away late Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at Trinity Mission. She was born May 14, 1936 in Avalon to Laura (Newman) and Tim Williams. Beverly was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Italy for many years. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be greatly missed.

Christmas service cancelled

The Ministerial Alliance Christmas service that was scheduled for Sunday night, December 8, at Mt. Gilead has been cancelled due to icy roads and bad weather.

SAT testing location closures

Several students from area high schools are scheduled to take their SAT tomorrow, Saturday, December 7th. Due to the current weather situation and hazardous driving conditions several testing locations will be closed.

Toys for Tots for local children


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.

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