The Tuckers to headline on Opry stage Saturday
Reporter correspondent

This month’s Milano Opry is set for Saturday, Jan. 15 at the Milano High School auditorium. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7. Admission is $7 and children 10 and under get in free.

Headliners for the month are The Tuckers from Waco, with special guest 10- and 12-year old siblings Brendon and Vanessa Mak of Houston and A.T. Shuffield of Cameron.

House band members this month are Michael Wall, Billy Barnett, Ab Woods, Lynn Martin, Will Fountain, Hannah Fountain and Rocky Coward. Concessions will be sold by the Bailey Bank Building committee starting at 6 p.m.

We extend our sympathy to the Ricky Chapman family on the passing of his mother Gwendlyn Jean Chapman of Bremond. Services were held Jan. 10.

A spring “Meet the Eagles” is set for Feb. 10 and sponsored by the Milano Athletic Booster Club. The group has also set alumni baseball and softball games for March 5. For more information or to play in the alumni games, contact Karen Gray at 979-777-3960 or

In sports action, the boys and girls high school basketball teams will travel to play in Thrall on Friday, Jan. 14. The Lady Eagles have an open date on Jan. 18, while the Eagles will host Georgetown Gateway. The JV boys are scheduled to play in a Thorndale JV tournament on Saturday.

Had an enjoyable time this weekend with the Buck and Marie Bakken family and Janie Lagrone. Our first stop was at the beach on Galveston Island. I remember going there on my senior trip in 1966. Things are different.

We enjoyed walking on the beach and playing in the sand. I loved picking up shells. None of them are the same. I got to see Janie’s newly bought townhouse for the first time. It is really nice. Granddaughter Hannah Bakken loved going up and down the stairs.

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