Opry time Saturday

Reporter correspondent

Milano Opry will be held on Saturday, March, 17 at Milano High School, with doors opening at 6 p.m. and show starting at 7.

Special guests for this month’s show are Paul Schlesinger of Taylor and Sophie Thomason of Rockdale. House band members are Ab Woods, Michael Herod, Michael Wall, Billy Barnett, Will Fountain, Johnny Foster and Lynn Martin.

Come hungry because they will have hamburgers cooked by Bobby Davis known as “Bobby Que” in the Bryan/College Station area and of course their homemade pies.

I wanted to say a special “thank you” to everyone for all the love, support and help given during the loss of Claude’s mom, Norine Lagrone. She was a very special lady and will be greatly missed. “ Nanny,” as her family called her, passed away Friday morning at Renaissance Villa where she had been a residence since the late summer of 2007. Services were held on Sunday at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale. Burial was held on Wednesday at Symrna Cemetery near Milano, where she was laid to rest next to her husband J.D. “Sonny” Lagrone.

A reminder that Milano PATCH Club is currently holding its annual Little Caesars pizza kit fundraiser through March 21. Order forms were sent home last week with Milano Elementary students. This is the group’s biggest fundraiser of the year and they give a great deal back to our school. Milano ISD students were on Spring Break this week. Classes will resume at regular time on Monday, March 19.

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 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 ( Forms can be mailed to Milano High School—Christy J. Hill, PO Box 145 Milano, TX 76556. For more information, contact Christy J. Hill or Monica Whiteley at 512-455-9333.

Milano Athletic Booster Club is holding the third annual Alumni Softball Tournament on Saturday, April 21. All alumni, parents of alumni or parents of current Milano students, Booster Club members and Milano faculty members are invited to play.

Teams are allowed one nonalumni player. There will be full concessions available, auctions and lots of family fun. For more information, contact Darla Willingham, darla.w, Becky Ferrara, or Karen Gray. karen@cunn

Milano VFD Ladies Auxilary annual Spring Garage Sale will be April 12-14. Civic Center/Fire Station will be open at 8 a.m. beginning Monday April 9 for donations. However, we have plenty of storage and can accept donations now. Just call Lois Love at 455-7915, Carolyn Vinton at (512) 429-0364 or (979) 224-0227, Jane Yoakum at 446-5110.

Also, if someone wants the items left at 3 p.m. on Saturday please and let us know.

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