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Opry show to hit stage Saturday night

By KAY LAGRONE
Reporter correspondent

The Milano Opry will hold its February show on Saturday at the Milano High School with doors opening at 6 p.m. and the show starting at 7. Go early for a tasty hamburger or a piece of the homemade pies that the concession stand always has on hand.

Opr y guest this month are The Castillo Brothers, Rian and Riley, of Elgin. Admission is $7 and children 10 and under are free. House band members are Ab Woods, Michael Wall, Michael Herod, Billy Barnett, Johnny Foster, Gary Beard and Lynn Martin.

The Milano Opry is non-profit and proceeds go towards scholarships to Milano graduates.

Milano ISD will hold an early release for students for Friday, Feb. 17. Buses will run at 12:30 p.m.

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the Milano Volunteer Fire Department’s annual chili supper and fundraiser. It was a packed house for great musical entertainment and fantastic chili.

Winners were announced for the big prizes given out at the event. They were: Doug Beckhusen, Henry Golden Boy 22 caliber LR; JoAnn Belt, Taurus Public Defender .45/410; Calvin R. Deal, Remington 770 .270; Jessica Lewis, Marlin 336w 30- 30; Ronny Coleman, Remington 870 shotgun; Lynn Gillen, H and R Pardner Shotgun; Eugene Morgan, Mossberg 817 17 HMR; Mike Curry, Garmin Nuvi 2350 GPS; Billy Reese, Leatherman Surge Multitool; Jessie Smith, $75 gift card to Academy.

The final deadline for this year’s “Box Tops for Education” fund-raiser by Milano PATCH Club is Friday, Feb. 24. Just cut them out and send them to school with your child or get them to me and I will get them to the PATCH Club. For more information, you can also contact Marie Bakken at 254-718-0133 or marie@rockdalereporter.com.

The group will also be holding its annual Little Caesars pizza kit fund-raiser March 5-21. Be looking for the order forms in your elementary school student’s back packs.

Milano Elementary School will host a spring book fair Feb. 27 through March 2 at the school library. Hours for the fair will run throughout the school day.

Friends of the Bailey Bank Building in Milano invite you to an evening of “Memories”, a musical revue of old time favorites starring local talent, on Saturday March 3 at the Milano High School cafetorium. Doors open at 6 p.m. and show starts at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12 years of age. Concessions will be on hand and open at 6 p.m.

Milano High School’s National Honor Society and Student Council groups are joining together to sponsor the “Race to the Oak Trees Milano 5K” on Saturday, March 31. Registration must be received by March 16 to have your event T-shirt guaranteed. Registration will also be open until 8:30 a.m. on race day. The race will start at 9 a.m. that day in front of the high school.

Cost is $20 per person. Registration forms can be found on the Milano ISD website (www.milanoisd.net). Forms can be mailed to Milano High School— Christy J. Hill, P.O. Box 145 Milano, TX 76556. For more information, contact Christy J. Hill or Monica Whiteley at 512- 455-9333.

Glad to report that brotherin law Roy Gene Miller is now home after a long stay in the hospital. Thank you to everyone for your prayers and please keep them going. Also a big “thank you” to the gentlemen who built Roy Gene’s ramp.

The rain was great. The pasture is green w ith grass and clover and so is the yard. The horses take care of the pasture, we’ll flip a coin for the yard.


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