Bake sale to benefit transplant recipient Hurt
I gave you the wrong date in last week's column for the bake sale to help Danice Hurt. The sale is at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 at the Rockdale Walmart. Danice received a new heart on Oct. 24, 2008. All proceeds will go toward her medical expenses from the transplant. There will also be Tshirts, heart healthy cookbooks and candy for sale. They are furnished by the National Foundation for Transplants.
Milano lost three of its citizens in the last week. They will all be dearly missed.
Services for Nina Fay Bankston Avrett were held Oct. 18 at First Christian Church in Rockdale. She was a 1965 graduate of Milano High School and had taught at Milano Elementary for many years. Nina was daughters Marie and Janie's fourth grade teacher. We extend our sympathy to her husband Darwin and family.
Eva Standard Strong passed away Oct. 18 and services were held Oct. 20 at Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale with burial in the Milano Cemetery. She ran the fruit stands along Highway 79 in Milano for many years. One of Eva's sons is Tommy Standard of Milano.
Susie DuBois' funeral services were held Oct. 21 at Phillips and Luckey with burial at Sandy Creek Cemetery. She passed away Oct. 18 in the Rockdale hospital.
Memb er s of Mi la no Hig h School's Class of 1957 will meet at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 at Yum Yums Restaurant in Bryan for their 52nd class reunion. They would like to invite all those who attended school with them to the gathering. They will go from the restaurant to Tanglewood Park for the rest of the afternoon to enjoy coffee and cookies. For more information, contact the former Melba Woolington, 979- 268-1452.
Yearbook portrait retakes are Wednesday, Oct. 28 on all campuses.
Friendship Baptist Church will have its annual Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. There will be games, food and fun for all. The church is located seven miles south of Milano on TX 36 towards Caldwell.
The Milano Athletic Booster Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3 in MHS cafetorium.
The Milano Opry will be at the Milano Civic Center on Saturday, Nov. 20. Concessions for sale will include homemade pies. All proceeds from the concessions goes toward the renovation of the Bailey Bank Building in downtown Milano. It is the oldest building standing in our town. There is a great lineup of entertainment each month. For your calendars for this music filled event.
If anyone has empty shoe boxes they would like to donate to Operation Christmas Child (also known as Shoe Box Ministry), please call me at 512-455-6921. This is an organization my church participates in each year, but it is getting more difficult to find shoe boxes.
Milano High School FFA students did well at the Rockdale Fair over the weekend. Sarah Ferrara won grand and reserve champion lamb, along with the senior showmanship award. Julie Paniagua won grand champion turkey and Jacob Willingham had reserve champion swine.
Matthew Jentsch showed a second place medium weight market steer and John Jentsch won third place with his light weight market steer. Alton Bryan showed a fifth place light weight market swine, John Paniagua finished seventh with his light heavy weight market swine and Stephen Morgan had an eighth place medium weight market swine. Stephen also won the herdsman award in the swine division.
Congratulations to all the students and their Ag teacher David Westbrook on a job well done.
In sports, the junior high football team will host Bartlett at 5 p.m. Thursday. The varsity Eagles will travel to Bartlett on Friday for a 8 p.m. kickoff. In volleyball, Milano's varsity will host Calvert at 5 p.m. Friday for its final regular season game of the year. The Lady Eagles are playoff bound once again.