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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

An Aerial Tour of the Roscoe Wind Farm

My brother David owns a Cessna 140 airplane, which he keeps at Avenger Field, and last week he took me on a plane ride around the county—or at least the part that includes Roscoe, Sweetwater, and the surrounding area.  I got a good look at the Roscoe Wind Farm, and, since I had my video camera with me, I also took some video shots of the wind turbines and of Roscoe, the results of which are presented in the YouTube video above. 

To get the full page view, click on the little box with the four outward pointing arrows at the bottom right of the screen.  When done, hit the Esc button to return to The Roscoe Hard Times.



The Plowboys had a mixed bag in basketball this past week, winning one and losing one.  Last Friday they got humbled in Stamford 86-36.  Stamford (19-3 overall and 4-0 in district) jumped out to an early lead and never looked back.  The score at the end of the first quarter was 17-5 and at halftime 47-13.  Caden Smith led the Plowboys with 17, and Cody Graham had 8.

Then last night in a home game, the Plowboys downed Munday 54-46.  The two teams were neck and neck the entire first quarter.  Neither side ever led by more than two, and the score  at the end of the quarter was 14-14.  However, in the second quarter, the Plowboys got the upper hand and never relinquished it again for the rest of the game.  The halftime score was 27-18, and at the end of three quarters it was 44-34.  Caden Smith was the Plowboys’ high scorer with 20 while Cody Graham and Devan Cole both had 13.  Kyer Urbanzyck had 24 for Munday. 

The Plowgirls had another rough week, losing to the Stamford girls 42-28 and to Munday 46-38. 

The Plowboys are now 12-9 overall and 3-2 in district play, while the Plowgirls are 8-16 and 1-5.  On Friday they both play Haskell in Haskell, and next Tuesday, they’ll be back at home against Rotan.  



Caden Smith, recently named the Most Valuable Player in District 7A-II, has now also made the Abilene Reporter-News’ All-Big Country Super Team, comprised of players from schools of all classes.  Noting that he made 309 tackles this season, the Reporter-News placed him on the first team as a defensive lineman.  Smith plans to play college ball for Texas A&M.  


The Roscoe Fire Department was once again called to help put out a fire near Highland, this latest one on Friday.  The Sweetwater and Maryneal Fire Departments were also involved in extinguishing the blaze, which burned about thirty acres.


1 comment:

  1. Snake, this is fantastic! You and David should win an award for movie short-clips.
    It does amaze me that old planes last that long.
    I did modifications on C-130's in 1968 in Greenville, TX.


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