Coming together after the storm


I pray everyone is safe. This week has been scary, long and arduous on us all. I have also seen a community, county, state and even country come together to help those in need. I pray if you are in need those needs are met and to those helping bless you. Let us come together as neighbors, Texans and Americans to regather after hurricane Harvey.

Little Diggers registration is now open. Second- through sixth-grade girls are eligible to participate in Iola Youth Athletics Little Diggers. The cost is $35 for the first child and $30 for siblings. Games will be played every Saturday in Iola, Anderson or Madisonville. Practices are at the discretion of the coaches. Registration deadline is Sept. 5. After Sept. 5, there will be a $15 late fee. Payment is due upon registration. Your child will not be placed on a team without payment. Forms and payment may be returned to the front office at the elementary school. Make checks payable to Iola Youth Athletics.

If you would like your business or family on the back of the team shirts, please add $75 to your registration fee. All parents are expected to work a minimum of one shift, at each home game, during set up, door, clock or clean up. Forms are available at the elementary school office, and will also go home in your child’s folders.

•Elementary School will no longer have a microwave available to students, this comes because of our audit last year and Region IV suggestions.

There will be a 5-dollar charge limit. Please make sure to check your students account regularly.

Breakfast will be served from 7:20 to 7:55 a.m., and breakfast will not be served after 7:55 a.m.

We will see a slight increase in price this year for lunch. Elementary will be $ 2.60; High School will be $2.85.

Hometown pizza/café is open for lunch Monday through Friday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Different daily lunch specials are available. The lunch menu is different from the regular menu. Burgers, BLT’s, and chicken strips are some items available lunch.

•We will be offering ice cream on Fridays this year, this will be cash only — the cost is 75 cents.

•Secondary Open House is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 19, from 6-8 p.m.

•Iola fun day will be Oct. 21 at the Iola community center. More details to come.

If there are any upcoming events or items, you wish to be seen in the article please call 979-402-0947 or email The deadline for submitting an event or announcement is Wednesday at noon.