Opry to hit the stage Saturday night

By KAY LAGRONE Reporter correspondent
Saturday is the monthly Milano Opry held at the Milano High School cafetorium. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with the show starting at 7 and there is a $5 admission at the door. Children 10 and under get in free. Headliner for this month is eight-year-old western swing fiddle player Colby Sheppard of Madisonville. Special guests are Mary Sarah, 15 of Houston, and Ronnie Caywood of Rockdale.

Sheppard has been cast as the young Bob Wills in a play by Ray Benson to be staged in famed Branson, Missouri.

House band members are Lynn Martin, Billy Barnett, Ab Woods, Michael Wall, Will Fountain and Tom Cuddy. The Milano Opry’s goal is to raise money for scholarships to give to graduates in the area. For more information on the Opry, call Martin at 979- 209-4563.

The Oct. 16 performance of the Milano Opry will be aired on KRXT 98.5 FM at 7 p.m. Thursday,

Oct. 21.

A reminder that Milano ISD students do not have school on Friday, Oct. 15. School will resume on Monday, Oct. 18 at regular scheduled times.

In just over a week the annual reunion for former Milano ISD students is set for Saturday, Oct. 23 in the Milano High School cafeteria. A barbecue meal by The Crossing will be served at noon for $10 a plate. For more information, contact Carolyn Yoakum Vinton at 512-455-2473 or Items are still being sought for live and silent auctions.

Milano Athletic Booster Club is planning a chili supper for Friday, Oct. 22 before the football game and a spaghetti supper on Friday, Nov. 5 before the last home football game. If you are interested in helping out in any way, contact Karen Gray at 979-777-3960 or karen@cunninghamrealestate. com.

Milano Evening Lions Club has their 2010 fund-raiser going on at this time. Tickets are $2 each or five for $3. Prizes are Walmart gift cards in the amounts of $350, $150 and $50. Drawing will be held Friday, Nov. 5.

Retakes of school pictures will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27. Check with your child’s campus for more information.

Box tops are such an easy way for the school’s to make money, that is way the Milano Elementary PATCH Club is collecting the Educational Box Tops again this year. You can find them on certain food and soup labels. Just turn them in at the school office or your student can turn them in to their teacher. The school gets money back when they send them in–the more labels, the more money for our students. Last year over $260 was earned with the box tops.

Milano First Baptist Church will host a Christmas Bazaar at the church from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4. Contact the church office for more information on setting up a booth to sell items.

Good luck to all of our Milano students, FFA and 4-H members that are competing in the livestock and home economic events at the Rockdale Fair this week. A lot of work goes into these projects.

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