Ellis County Equine Association Presents Awards

Image: Hunter Hinz — Past president Becky Hansen, left, presents Hunter Hinz of Italy with the ECEA Walk and Whoa Champion for 2009.
There was nothing but smiles on Saturday night 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 horse show season.

Titus Women’s Club One Year Anniversary

Image: Titus Women’s Club Members — The club’s mission is to unite the women of Milford and to be Jesus in their community.

One year ago Jeannie Richardson met with a few women in Milford and together they decided to form the “Titus Women’s Club”. Their mission was to unite the women of Milford and to be Jesus in their community by meeting one another’s needs and encouraging each other to be all they can be in Christ.

4-H Horse Club meeting scheduled for September 3

The 4-H Horse Club of Ellis County will have its first meeting of the school year on Thursday, September 3, at 6 p.m. at the Flying Dollar Ranch, located at 230 Chambers Dr., Italy, Texas. If you are interested in becoming a member or learning what 4-H is about, please attend this meeting.

Yearling Horse Clinic

Due to inclement weather and a soggy arena, the Yearling Clinic at the Flying Dollar Ranch, which was originally scheduled for Saturday, March 14, has been rescheduled to Thursday, March 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Boy Scouts of America in Italy

Image: Pack 227 in Italy — The Boys Scouts in Italy consist mainly of Webelos but are looking for more age groups. The group consists of James Youngblood, Cody Nelson, Andrew Rosbeg, Matt Perry, Damon Merdock, Nicholas Feemster and Cole Meador.  If you are interested in your son joining, contact Gwen Gorman for more information.

Did you know the Boys Scouts of America are in Italy? It’s a small group of young men but strong in spirit. This school year they have sold popcorn, helped area churches with different programs, hosted a canned food drive for the local food pantry and have lots more ideas for the rest of the year.

Canned Food Drive At Italy High School

National Honor Society and Student Council are sponsoring their annual canned food drive at Italy High School. The food will be donated to the local food pantry. From Nov. 4-Dec 12, students are able to bring non-perishable items to their homeroom teacher.

Bake sale and food drive

On behalf of the Italy Lions Club we want to say thank you to one and all who helped us to raise over $200 for our scholarship fund. We would also like to express gratitude for everything donated to the food drive for The Italy Ministerial Alliance.

Identity theft the topic of Prime Timers luncheon

Central Baptist Prime Timers will meet Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at 113 S. Ward in Italy at noon. Church will furnish the brisket and sausage and everyone attending may bring a dish. Italy Police Chief, C.V. Johns will share information on ways to protect from identity theft. Anyone 55+ is encouraged to attend.

ECEYA Fundraiser and Fun Horse Show

The Ellis County Equine Youth Association invites all area horse kids to ride in the ECEYA Fundraiser and Fun Horse Show on Saturday, September 20, at the Flying Dollar Ranch in Italy, Texas. The show begins at 9 a.m. and includes halter, western, English, leadline and speed events.

Italy youth selected for Junior Board of Directors

Image: Bailey, Bailey and Carolyn — Bailey Eubank, Bailey DeBorde and Carolyn Maevers, Stafford Elementary Principal.

Two Italy youth were selected to serve on the Junior Board of Directors for the Texas Shorthorn Association. Bailey Eubank and Bailey DeBorde were selected in the 2008 annual meeting of the Texas Junior Shorthorn Association. The information was released by the Texas Shorthorn Association in Olton Texas in an August 12, 2008 announcement.