Over the years, Bobby Bare has produced a multitude of hit albums and singles and has received numerous national awards. Besides “Detroit City,” which earned him a Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Recording in 1963, his hit singles also include “500 Miles Away from Home,” “Four Strong Winds,” “Talk Me Some Sense,” “(Margie’s at) The Lincoln Park Inn,” “The Winner,” “Streets of Baltimore,” “God Bless America Again,” “Miller’s Cave,” “Come Sundown,” “How I Got to Memphis,” “Please Don’t Tell Me How the Story Ends,” “Sylvia’s Mother,” “Marie Laveau,” “No Memories Hangin’ Round” (with Rosanne Cash), “Numbers,” “Tequila Sheila,” and many others.
Starting with his first album, “Detroit City” and Other Hits in 1963, he has produced a total of 22 albums at RCA, Mercury, and Columbia, among others. His most recent is Darker Than Light produced by Plowboy Records in 2012.
In 1998 he formed the band Old Dogs with his friends Jerry Reed, Mel Tillis, and Waylon Jennings. He has also done some acting. He was in a western movie, A Distant Trumpet, with Troy Donahue as well as a few episodes of the TV series No Time for Sergeants.
In 2013, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame along with Kenny Rogers.
He will take the stage on Cypress Street in downtown Roscoe at 8:00pm and play until about 9:30, followed by the fireworks show. This could be your only chance ever to see him perform—and certainly your only chance ever to see him free of charge—so make plans now to attend the West Texas Wind Festival in downtown Roscoe next Saturday, October 17.
BANKHEAD MILITARY CONVOY TO PASS THROUGH ROSCOE TOMORROW MORNING
|The cross-country military convoy that went through Roscoe in 1920.|
Now, 95 years later, the Military Vehicle Preservation Association is sponsoring the 2015 MVPA Bankhead Highway Cross-Country Convoy, which will consist of some sixty military vehicles and follow as closely as possible the same route of the 1920 convoy. The convoy began on September 19 in Washington, DC, and traveling at top speeds of 35 mph, will take 29 days to complete its journey to San Diego.
|The MVPA Bankhead Highway Convoy in Georgia in September 2015.|
The convoy has been received with fanfare on its route through the southern states to Dallas and Fort Worth and points west and will be a sight worth seeing if you can manage it.
PLOWBOYS’ DISTRICT OPENER IN MILES FRIDAY
|Jose Ortega (2) carries the ball in the game against Jim Ned.|
The outcome of this contest is important for both teams as Winters, the pre-season favorite, hasn’t performed up to expectations, putting the district up for grabs, and both Miles and Roscoe are major contenders. Both the Plowboys and Bulldogs (avg. 32 points per game) have potent offenses, so the game is likely to be a high-scoring affair.
Kickoff is at 7:30pm at Bulldog Field in Miles.
ROSCOE’S FIRST COTTON OF THE YEAR HARVESTED
|Roscoe's first module of 2015, harvested by Lonnie Orman on September 30. (Photo by David Duncan)|
The module was taken to the Central Rolling Plains Co-op Gin, where it produced the area’s first bale of the year, for which Orman will receive a $100 prize.
CENTRAL ROLLING PLAINS CO-OP HOSTS OPEN HOUSE AT GIN
|Members at the Co-op Open House at the Gin Thursday.|
Door prizes were awarded, and members also wrote down their guesses for the number of cotton bales to be ginned this year, with a $100 prize awaiting the person who gets the closest without going over the total.
PLOWBOY MUDBOG RESULTS FROM SATURDAY
|A mud vehicle tries to conquer the squishy blackland mudbog Saturday.|
(Photo by Patty McBride)
1. Anthony Montgomery Big Spring ’82 Brown Chevy 359’1”
2. Kyle Bradshaw Aspermont ’85 Orange Blazer 351’ 1”
3. Rachel Bradshaw Aspermont ’89 Aqua Chevy 345’ 7”
1. Shannon Mollette Rotan Yellow Suzuki Samurai 388’ 11’
2. Max Likens Roswell, NM ’73 Green Ford Bronco 378’ 2”
3. Caleb Dean Roscoe ’79 Cream/Brown F250 378’
Super Modified Class
1. Phillip Garcia Colorado City ’79 Gray Chevy Cleared Pit
2. Raymond Martinez Colorado City ’89 Black Dodge 422’ 3”
3. Branden Oden Colorado City ’85 White S-10 203’ 7”
1. Arden Alvarez Colorado City Blue S-10 7.15 sec.
2. James Pantoja Roscoe Yellow Landcruiser 15.65 sec.
3. Jeremy Sisk Sweetwater 2000 Red S-10 16.86 sec.
CHARLIE ROBISON, PHIL HAMILTON AT LUMBERYARD SATURDAY
Singer/songwriter Charlie Robison, 51, is probably best known for his single “My Home Town.” A native Texan who grew up on a ranch near Bandera, he began his musical career in Austin in the late eighties when he played in various bands. He went solo and released his first album, Bandera, in 1996, followed by Life of the Party (1998), Unleashed Live (2000), Step Right Up (2001), Live (2003), Good Times (2004), Beautiful Day (2009), Live at Billy Bob’s Texas (2012), and his latest CD, High Life (2013).
Besides “My Hometown,” his best known singles include “I Want You Bad,” “Barlight,” “Poor Man’s Son,” and “Walter.”
Phil Hamilton will start the show at 8:00pm and be followed by Charlie Robison at about 10:00. For more information and reservations, contact the Lumberyard at 325-766-2457.
WEATHER REPORT: FIRST TASTE OF FALL
|This morning's sunrise.|
Yesterday, however, was much warmer with an afternoon high of 86°. Skies were generally sunny or only partly cloudy all week, but on Monday morning it was cloudy with what you might call a heavy sprinkle for a couple of hours, enough to make the sidewalks wet. My rain gauge recorded a total of .06”.
We should get some rain in the next couple of days, though. There is an 80% chance of precipitation tonight, a 60%-70% chance tomorrow, and a 50% chance on Friday. The high today should be about 84°, but Thursday through Saturday will be cooler with highs in the mid to upper seventies and lows in the mid to low sixties. Skies will clear on Sunday and warmer weather will return with forecast highs of 85° on Sunday and 89° on Monday.
† VIRGINIA ADAMS MUNCY
Virginia Ruth Adams was born in Maryneal on August 25, 1928, to Buster and Jewell Adams. She was a life-long resident of Maryneal. She married Billy Drake Muncy of Slidell, TX, in Maryneal on August 21, 1948. She and Billy were involved in ranching in Nolan County their entire married life. Gin, to help supplement the family income, worked in Sweetwater in the 1970s for Fashion Shoes. In the 1980’s she began filling in for the postmaster in Maryneal and ultimately served as Maryneal’s Postmaster for 13 years before she retired in 1991.
Gin was always active in the community and the county. A 1946 graduate of Highland High School, she remained a loyal supporter of Highland School playing the piano for graduations and Highland Halloween Carnivals over the years, cooking hamburgers and frying pies with the booster club, and helping with Highland homecoming planning for decades. She was an active member of the Maryneal Community Center and always helped with event and fundraiser planning for the community. She was a musician and would make an instrument of music out of almost anything, frequently filling crystal water glasses with water and playing them. She began playing the piano at age 4, taught by her mother. She played by ear. “If you can hum it, I can play it,” she’d say. Her mother had to make her quit playing as a child, having to remind her to eat and play somewhere else! She wrote music, poetry, and history of the family, the community, Highland School, and was a contributor to Nolan County’s history. She loved this country and patriotic music. She was a faithful member of the Maryneal Church of Christ her entire life. Her greatest joy in life was her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren; they called her GinMama. GinMama was an avid quilter and all the grandchildren got a quilt when they married and a baby quilt for each child they had. Her last quilting project was hand and footprint blocks for each of her 23 great grandchildren. She enjoyed life with gusto. Her hands and mind were always busy with some project. She continued to mow her own grass well into her 80’s. She loved having drop-in visitors but said, “If you’re coming to see my house, make an appointment!” She always had a dog or three around. They were her companions and she treated them like they were kids!
She is survived by a daughter, Cherry Muncy Wright and husband, Jimmy of Highland Village, TX; two sons, Jerry B. Muncy and wife, Lana of Keller; and Terry L. Muncy and wife, Marla of Sweetwater; seven grandchildren: Greg Wright and wife, Christina of Burleson; Nikki Wright Martin and husband, Jason of Grand Prairie; Leslie Muncy of Keller; Cody Muncy and wife, Misty of Maryneal; Mandi Muncy Bartlett and husband, Ki, of Venus, TX; Jennifer Muncy Montgomery and husband, Derek of Burleson; and Randel Muncy Stone and husband, Jeff of Maryneal; 23 great grandchildren: Ryan Wright, Reagan Wright, Raef Wright, Madilyn Martin, Kennedy Martin, Max Martin, Paul Rothe, Basil Rothe, Garrett Muncy, Levi Muncy, Ty Lane Muncy, Drew Muncy, Jaden Muncy, Jackson Bartlett, Kiley Bartlett, Presley Montgomery, Avery Montgomery, Sydney Montgomery, Hallee Montgomery, Maddox Stone, Easton Stone, Nolan Stone and Hudson Stone. She is also survived by her sister, Wanda Womble and husband, P.A. Womble of Maryneal; a niece, Gena Sager of Maryneal; a nephew, John Womble of Maryneal; and a niece, Julie Womble Hurn of Maryneal; and a host of other extended family and friends in the community.
She was preceded in death by a grandson, Travis Blake Muncy, in 1982; her father, Buster Adams, in 1987; her husband, Billy Muncy, in 1987; and her mother, Jewell Jennings Adams, in 1991.
The family will accept visitors tomorrow, October 8, at McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater from 6:00 to 8:00pm.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons: Greg Wright, Cody Muncy, Jason Martin, Derek Montgomery, Jeff Stone, Ki Bartlett, Garrett Muncy, Raef Wright and Paul Rothe.
In lieu of flowers, the family would welcome and appreciate donations to the Maryneal Church of Christ, Maryneal Community Center, Maryneal Cemetery fund, Maryneal Volunteer Fire Department, or charity of your choice.