There will be a free H1N1 Shot Clinic on Thursday, January 28 at the Stafford Elementary Cafeteria. This clinic is open to the community. The shots will be administered between the hours of 9:30am to 1:00pm. Ages 6 months and older are eligible to receive this inoculation.
Once again, the state of Texas has lots of activities to choose from. There’s always time to put the kids in the car and take a look at the lights or go to a Christmas tree farm and pick the best one. That’s just fun. It’s a time for sharing memories with your friends and loved ones. What about New Year’s Eve? Are you sitting in front of the tube and watching the ball drop at Times Square or are you going to a party and playing Farkle? Grab a cup of hot chocolate, relax in front of the fireplace and let Neotrib put some things together for you.
The 2nd Annual Italy Christmas Parade & Festival, hosted by the City of Italy and the Italy Park Board, was held on Saturday, December 5 and was a fun time for all ages.
The City of Italy’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Sunday, December 6 at the Cornerstone in downtown Italy included the singing of Christmas carols, hot chocolate and prayers as the Italy Ministerial Alliance and the City of Italy pray that you and your family have a most joyous Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Tomorrow our little town will be bustling with fun and excitement. There will be a Christmas parade and lots and lots of booths and food galore. I even spotted a pick up truck loaded with bicycles. You guessed it-I am talking about Italy’s Annual Christmas Festival.
The 2nd Annual Italy Christmas Parade and Festival will be Saturday, December 5, 2009 along Main Street in downown Italy. Vendors will set-up booths at 7:00 a.m. and the parade starts at 10:00 a.m. Parade participants should gather next to the old Italy gym at 9:00 a.m. Happy Holidays!
Halloween is over, but not at the Flying Dollar Ranch! Due to a rain cancellation last weekend, the Halloween Schooling Horse Show and Playday was postponed to Saturday, November 7 at the Flying Dollar Ranch on 230 Chambers Drive in Italy. So, get your horse’s costume ready!
October is flying by and the holidays are around the corner. However, if you would like to plan this weekend, take a look at what Neotrib has for you. Events far and wide. Go ahead and take a look, it will be fun for you to see what Texas has to offer.
The City of Italy has scheduled a clean up day on Saturday, Oct. 24.
Central Baptist Church is hosting a Carter Blood Drive for the Italy community this Saturday, Oct. 10, 9:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m. at The Cornerstone, 205 E. Main Street here in Italy.
The Italy Park Board is seeking volunteers to assist with the upcoming Christmas Parade and Festival set for Saturday, Dec. 5.
The Italy ISD Student Health Director has announced that there will be a Flu Shot clinic on Tuesday, September 29 at the Italy High School Campus. The shot will be administered by Italy Family Medicine and will cost $20.00. The clinic begins at 8:30am.
Central Baptist Church of Italy will host a free family movie night on Saturday, Sept. 26, at The Cornerstone. The movie, “Facing the Giants,” will be shown at 8 p.m. and everyone is welcome.
The annual George Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund barbecue dinner will be held Friday, September 25, 2009 at the Italy High School Cafeteria. Cost for the meal is $6 per person. The meal will be catered by Bubba’s of Ennis.
Can you believe it has been 20 years?? IHS Homecoming is Friday, September 25th. We really hope to have a successful reunion – and for it to be a success, we need you to be there! We would like to meet at the game and sit together as a class. Saturday, September 26, we’ll Party like it was 1989!
There is fun rain or shine in Texas. Stay close to home or travel this wonderful state. As usual there are many things for all ages to choose from. Neotribune has it here for you. Take a look.
Holly Michelle Simon and William Eric Bradley were married September 5, 2009 at First Baptist Church in Milford. Michael Chambers performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Ramona and Mick Simon of Italy. The bridegroom is the son of Tianne and Mike Bradley also of Italy.
Just like last year, drivers on Hwy 77 have reported seeing strange lights and hearing weird noises at the Kilemol Doll Factory and Meat Packing Plant. It is within a stone’s throw or spitting distance from the Italy Cemetery which could automatically give someone the creeps.
You and your friends are invited to join us for an exciting 10-day tour of Athens and the Islands on June 16-25, 2011.
Don’t forget Milford’s First Annual Texas Music Festival is this Saturday at Miss Millie’s Restaurant and Music Hall in Milford – of course!
School starts full swing for Italy ISD on Monday, August 24. Probably for most school districts in the area. Have you done everything you wanted to do this summer? Seen the sights? Maybe this is the last weekend for awhile for some traveling. Take a moment and read what our great state has in store for the local traveler.
On August 8, 2009, 5pm at Milford Community Center there will be a benefit for Manny and Casey Valdez which will include a BBQ, Bake Sale and Silent Auction.
On Saturday, July 25th Montgomery’s Waxahachie Marble and Granite will have a complete dispersal of all products and equipment. Everything must be sold.
Trinity Mission of Italy will kick off its Summer Movie Nights on Friday, July 24 at 8:30 PM. Family friendly movies will be shown on a giant inflatable movie screen under the Texas sky through the months of July, August and September.
Do you need to clean up your BRUSH and TREE LIMBS?
The City of Italy will have a Brush Only Clean Up Day Saturday, July 18 from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in Italy under the direction of Preston E. Dixon, Pastor, will be hosting the Mt. Gilead Men’s Basketball Shoot-Out at the Italy High School Gymnasium July 31 – August 1.
What are you doing this weekend? If you are interested in traveling around this great state, take a look at the following list of fun and interesting events.
You only thought that the fun was over after the Fourth of July! Sunday afternoon on the fifth of July at the Shell station located at the corner of Highway 34 and Kinfolk Lane in Italy the fun was just beginning.
It is time for a national holiday and you might wonder how to spend the Fourth of July. Watching fireworks, cooking out, having a picnic, taking a drive or camping. Take a look at the fantastic choices for the weekend. No matter what you do or where you go, have fun.
The events in Texas are as varied as the cultures in the Lone Star State. Neotrib offers its readers many choices of events for the weekend. Take a look.
What a fun and wonderful weekend at Midway Regional Airport. I am talking about the aviation extravaganza that took place June 19th through June 21st. It was three days of hot air balloons, skydivers, helicopters, gliders and airplanes.
There will be a free football camp held in Waxahachie on July 14-16 from 8:00 – 11:30 am. The camp will be held at the Waxahachie High School practice fields. Please contact 972/351-6155 for more information.
Traveling with the family can be fun if you have a well planned trip in store. Take a minute and peruse the fine fare the Italy-Neotribune has gathered for you. You will have a hard time deciding where to visit first.
Graduation is over and it is time for summer fun. Are you ready for some traveling? Near and far there are things to do. Just take a look at events around our great state.
On Saturday, May 30 there will be a benefit event at the Ellis County Expo Building on 287 bypass in Waxahachie. Please mark your calendars. The event will include a Washer Tournament, a BBQ Cook-off and will feature live music by several local bands and music artists. This all day event will benefit the 14U Texas Travelers softball team of Ellis County.
On Sunday evening, the crescent Moon, Mercury and the Pleiades star cluster will gather for a three-way conjunction in the western sky. It’s a must-see event.
April 11th, The Country Gospel Festival was in full swing at the Wayne Boze building about 6:00 PM. As you approached the front of the building you could hear beautiful music flowing through the front doors.
The Ellis County Art Association was proud to sponsor the 2009 Ellis County Youth Art Exhibit that took place the first of April. Touted to be one of the most impressive youth art events in North Texas, it is a show case for original art by children residing in Ellis County enrolled in public, private or home school grades K through Twelve.
The sun is warming our faces and spring is here. You can tell because the birds are fleeting around getting ready to build their nests and the Texas storms are proudly marching through. The colorful spring bulbs have opened and the beautiful bluebonnets are proudly peaking at the top of every hill and meadow. It sounds like it’s time for a drive. Check out the following events around the state of Texas.
Serenity Constant is heading to a battle of the bands concert called The Phoenix Project on April 19th at the Curtain Club in Deep Ellum-Dallas. The Serenity Constant band is comprised of students from Italy High School. They would like your help.
Saturday morning at 10:00 AM there were children and parents galore all at the Dunlap Library for the Mayor’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt.
Saturday, April 11th at the Milford City Park lots of happy children were hunting for eggs. Everywhere you looked there were eggs to be found. Yes, I am talking about the Miford Community Easter Egg Hunt.
The city of DeSoto is hosting the “Cost of Freedom” American Veterans Traveling Tribute from April 15-20 at Grimes Park, 500 E. Centre Park Blvd., DeSoto, Texas 75115. AVTT is open for viewing 24 hours a day, Thursday, April 16, 12:00 p.m. through Monday, April 20, 7:00 a.m.
Mark your calendars for April 11 to be in downtown Italy at the Wayne Boze building at 6:00 PM. There will be a concert starring recording artists Mark Henderson and the legendary – Lance Williams.
There are lots of events happening around this wonderful state of ours. Take a peek at the goings on near and far.
Milford is the place to be at on Saturday, April 11th! There will be eggs galore for children of all ages to find. Everyone is invited to meet at the First Baptist Church in Milford located at 101 Pecan Street at 11:00 a.m. and then head over to the park for the big Easter Egg hunt.
Calling all kids ten years old and younger! You are invited to The Mayor’s Easter Egg Hunt on April 11th, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the Dunlap Library downtown Italy, Texas. There will be over forty eight hundred eggs for everyone to find. Which are being donated by the Park Board Committee, local businesses and citizens of Italy.
The smell of hay, mud and water filled the Expo building off of Hwy 287 this weekend. For some it became the smell of success. Italy FFA and Ellis County 4H students of all ages (9-19 years old) were taking care of business.
Area students from the local 4H club and FFA chapter will converge on the Ellis County Youth Expo in Waxahachie off of 287 today and will show prize winning animals, award winning projects and creative arts through Saturday. Everyone is invited to come see the students and their wonderful projects. Support these students and enjoy the BBQ and the auction on Saturday.
Tonight at approximately 8:30 p.m., emergency personnel from around the county responded to a chemical fire at the Phillip Service Corporation (PSC) plant located in Avalon. Homes had to be evacuated with a couple of Avalon residents taking shelter at the Italy Fire Department. The fire was quickly contained around 9:00 p.m.