The Ellis Co. Shooting Sports 4-H Club coached 18 youth to the State 4-H Shooting Sports Games in San Antonio at the National Shooting Complex held July 14 – 20. Shooters competed in a variety of archery and shotgun events and learned much about sportsmanship, camaraderie and rules and techniques for many shooting games. Stafford Elementary student Hunter Hinz, age 11 of Italy, was on the Ellis County shooting team.
There is an interest in getting an South Ellis County 4H club started. An informational meeting is planned for Thursday evening, May 23. The meeting will be in the Italy Boze Community Center Building at 161 W. Main Street, Italy and will begin at 6:00pm. All those interested in learning about the 4H organization are urged to attend.
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?
There were many happy faces and shiny cowboy boots on October 13, as competitors in the Ellis County Equine Association gathered for their year-end banquet at the Waxahachie Civic Center to receive a menagerie of custom made awards in honor of their hard work to win championships throughout the 2012 ECEA horse show season.
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.
Back in 2009 the Milford Titus Women celebrated their one year anniversary and with gladness and happiness in their hearts they celebrated their fourth anniversary this month.
The Silver Spurs 4-H Horse Club of Ellis County brought home several impressive state placings from the State 4-H Hippology Contest held at the Scurry Rosser High School, in Scurry, Texas, on August 25, 2012. One hundred and eight 4-H members representing 16 counties across the state of Texas competed in this event.
The Ellis County Equine Youth Association invites all area horse kids to participate in the ECEYA Fundraiser and Fun Horse Show on Saturday, September 8, at the Flying Dollar Ranch in Italy, Texas. The show begins at 9 a.m. and includes halter, western, English, leadline and speed events.
Good weather brought groups of cyclists to Italy on Saturday. The 27th Annual Tour d’Italia was sponsored by the Lone Star Cyclists and over 1050 people registered and rode the countryside around Italy. Membership chairman, Rhea Reedy, estimated 555 people registered on Saturday morning, before the ride.
The mission of Milford Titus Women is to unite the Women of Milford and to be Jesus to our community by meeting one another’s needs and encouraging each other to be all we can be in christ.
With the end of the school year activities in full swing, local particpants in the Ellis County Expo need to be mentioned. They put in hard work and Neotribune would like to acknowlege their participation.
Last Thursday evening was a celebration of hard work and determination for students of Italy Junior High School as fifteen 8th grade students were sworn in as members of the National Junior Honor Society-Italy Chapter. Their induction is just a stepping stone of things to come for these students.
Several Italy students were recognized at a school board meeting Monday evening.
Avalon ISD participated in UIL one act play competition and performed Act Three, Scene Five by Terry Ortwein so successfully that they advanced to the district competition.
January 28th was the official start date for the new Stafford Elementary PTO. It is now up and running and the PTO members are giving their all to make things better at the school.
The theatre students of Italy High School, directed by Andrea Windham, is busy with rehearsals for their upcoming UIL One-Act-Play competition in March. The play, titled Kamikaze Kate (and the sword of Captain Kurdoa) will be performed for the community on Monday, March 19, 2012 in the Italy High School band hall. Everyone is invited to come and watch their performance and enjoy an ice cream social afterwards. The performance will begin at 6:00pm.
This was the fourth year for the Italy Lion’s Club’s (sanctioned by the Lone Star BBQ Society) annual cookoff. According to Arval Gowin (Lions Club president) it was a great success. They had the most entries (cookers) they have ever had. This year there were fifty cooks!
On February 10-11, 2012, Italy High School’s FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) took part in a regionals leadership competition in Waco. Fifteen Italy High School students competed in two categories — STAR and LEO. As a result there will be nine students advancing to the State competition in Dallas on April 12-15, 2012.
Flying Dollar Ranch brought home a World Championship and two Reserve World Championships to Italy last weekend after competing at the Gypsy Horse Registry of America’s World Championship Show held January 27-29 at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo.
The Italy High School Junior Class is selling spirit decals for vehicles as a fundraiser for Italy’s 2011-2012 Junior/Senior Prom.
There is a Stafford Elementary PTO re-organization meeting planned for Tuesday, January 31st at 6:00pm. Parents and friends of Stafford Elementary students and staff members are urged to come and help make a difference. The meeting will be held in the Stafford Elementary cafeteria.
This past weekend the Flying Dollar Ranch held a Halloween Horse Show. It is a yearly event and the participants are urged to wear costumes. In addition to the costume fun there are several other fun events that the participants competed in. From the look of the pictures it was a good time for these equestrians.
There were many happy faces and shiny cowboy boots on October 15, 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 2011 ECEA horse show season.
Get your horse’s costume ready! The Flying Dollar Ranch in Italy, Texas, is hosting a Halloween Horse Show on Saturday, October 29, with events beginning at 9 a.m.
If George Scott could have been at the Italy High School cafeteria Friday night I think he would have been proud. There were many graduates of Italy High School there, young and old eating BBQ to raise money for the George Scott Scholarship. There were even some recipients of the scholarship there helping to serve dinner, giving back what was given to them.
The Fields of Faith 2011 event has been postponed due to inclement weather and will be rescheduled.
4-H’ers from around Texas came together in Waxahachie on Saturday, September 17, at the Ellis County Sportsman’s Club to compete in the Ellis County Shooting Sports 4-H Club Fun Shoot. Participants in the shotgun fundraiser event competed in 100 rounds of skeet and trap as well as fun games such as “Snipe” and “Wolf Chase.”
The Ellis County Equine Youth Association invites all area horse kids to participate in the ECEYA Fundraiser and Fun Horse Show on Saturday, September 10, at the Flying Dollar Ranch in Italy, Texas. The show begins at 9 a.m. and includes halter, western, English, leadline and speed events.
Stafford Elementary 4th grader Hunter Hinz and his fellow members of the Ellis County Shooting Sports 4-H Club would like to invite shotgun enthusiasts to compete in their 4-H Fun Shoot Fundraiser on Saturday, September 17th. Come out and support this 4-H club and bust some clays at the Ellis County Sportsman’s Club located at 470 West Sterrett Road in Waxahachie. Registration begins at 8 am, followed by a mandatory safety review at 8:30 am, and competition gets underway at 9am.
The Italy Band Boosters met recently to adopt guidelines and prepare for the upcoming school year.
True, but H can also stand for 4-H (head, heart, hands, health). 4-H is an educational organization designed to prepare the leaders of tomorrow through various activities involving ALL aspects of life! The Silver Spurs 4-H Club focuses on just one of those—horses.
An expected 1200 cyclists were planned for at the Tour d’Italia on Saturday. As the Lone Star Cyclists Club pooled their efforts, the riders were happy to be back in Italy, Texas again-no matter how hot or windy it was.
The 22nd annual Ellis County Youth Expo concluded on Saturday with a barbecue lunch before the sale began at 1:00 p.m. Several exhibitors representing both Italy and Milford made the sale and received much support from local buyers.
The Gladiator Regiment Band Boosters will meet on Monday, March 28 at 5:30pm in the Italy High School Library at 300 S. College Street. The meeting will serve as a planning session for the upcoming Spaghetti Supper and High School Dance (scheduled for April 9). All supporters of the award winning Gladiator Band is welcome to attend this meeting.
Italy’s own Morgan Cockerham, and her Duroc swine, Kinsler, named after Texas Ranger’s ball player Ian Kinsler, won 1st in class and 3rd in their light-medium weight division during the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo this past Wednesday, March 16.
The Gladiator Regiment Band Booster Club will have a meeting on Thursday, March 24 at 5:30pm in the Italy High School Band Hall. Agenda items include upcoming spaghetti dinner, annual band trip and scholarship committee formation. All supporters of the band program at Italy ISD are welcome to attend.
The Ellis County Equine Youth Association is proud to announce their 2011 officers. The youth met on March 19, at the Flying Dollar Ranch in Italy for their first meeting of the year. The group elected officers, played horse soccer, went on a trail ride, and had a hamburger cook-out.
Gear up for the upcoming predator hunt with all proceeds benefiting the Bluebonnet Belles Scholarship Fund. The Bluebonnet Belles are a non-profit organization that award graduating senior scholarships to students that show animals during the Ellis County Youth Expo.
Sonny Dickerson, IHS Ag teacher, has announced that he has select meats, as well as a few dessert items, available for purchase. These item are overstock from the Italy FFA Chapter’s annual meat sales fundraiser that was conducted this past December. All has been stored in a deep freezer and is available for purchase now.
The Masonic Lodge of Italy will be selling bar-b-que by the sandwich or by the pound on Sunday, February 6. The Masons will be at the lodge (113 Main Street, Italy) from 9:00am to 3:00pm ready to help you put together your Super Bowl meal including sausage on a stick and roasted corn.
Bailey Eubank can be proud of the job she did at the Fort Worth Stock Show last week. Bailey showed her heifer, E.U. Snowflake, who was named Grand Champion Shorthorn Female on January 22, 2011.
The Silver Spurs Silver Spurs 4-H Horse Club of Ellis County earned numerous awards at the Johnson County 4-H Horse Committee horse judging competition at the Diamond-W Arena in Alvarado on Saturday, January 15.
Local equestrians suited up in spooktacular costumes for the 5th Annual Flying Dollar Ranch Halloween Horse Show and Playday on October 30 in Italy.
Get your horse’s costume ready! The Flying Dollar Ranch in Italy, Texas, is hosting a Halloween Horse Show on Saturday, October 30, with events beginning at 9 a.m.
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.
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.
Italy — As part of the Don’t Mess With Texas, Adopt-a-Highway program, the Southern Cruisers Riding Club of Ellis County 326 covered two miles of Hwy 77 on Sunday, but not on their motorcycles. Club members and their families walked along the sides of Hwy 77 in their boots clearing debris and trash as they patriotically eagle-eyed the medians and ditches.
Ellis County Equine Association invites all local horse enthusiasts to come get ready for spring horse shows at the ECEA Warm-Up Horse Show on March 27, at the Waxahachie Rodeo Arena. The show starts at 9 a.m. with books opening at 8 a.m.
Years of hard work and commitment paid off for 16-year-old Jacqualyn Cawley of Italy during the San Antonio Livestock Show in February when she won a $10,000 scholarship with her heifer Jewls. There were over 160 Beefmasters in her division.
November 7 was a beautiful, sunny day for the Flying Dollar Ranch in Italy to host their make-up Halloween Schooling Horse Show and Playday, which was postponed due to heavy mud the previous weekend. Twenty-one entrants competed for ribbons and Halloween prizes in halter, English, western, speed and costume events.