|Site of new stores opening soon.|
Roscoe will soon have a new feed and seed store across the street from the Lumberyard, where the Ag Center is currently located.
Owned by Bruce McGlothlin and Chuck Harvey, it will be operated at least initially by Chuck Harvey. They plan to be open for business sometime in mid-September.
McGlothlin and Harvey also intend to open a general store next door, where they will sell hardware and other items. It will be where Dandy Fence was formerly located. They expect to have it up and running by the end of the year.
This is good news for downtown Roscoe, and we wish them all the best in their endeavor.
RAIN LAST WEEK? IT ALL DEPENDS ON WHERE YOU’RE ASKING ABOUT
Roscoe witnessed a spectacular display of thunder and lightning last Friday night, but rainfall on Friday night and Saturday morning was scattered, and the amount received depended on the location.
Lyndall Underwood’s weather station on the west end of Roscoe got nothing, and at my house in the middle of town there was only a trace, enough to get the sidewalk wet, but no more than that. Kenny Landfried, on the east side of town, registered .4”.
On the other hand, at Scott Etheredge’s house a couple of miles northwest of town, it rained an inch and a half, and two miles west of him the Wiman place got 2.7”. Brownlee School received 1.3”, and two inches fell at Pyron.
On Saturday, the high temperature for the day was only 90°F, the lowest maximum recorded for at least a couple of months. Since then, however, temperatures have returned to this summer’s normals of 100° or better for the high and high 70°s for the low, with the forecast for the coming week being more of the same.
PLOWBOYS TO SCRIMMAGE GRAPE CREEK HERE TOMORROW EVENING
The Roscoe Plowboys will continue preparations for the upcoming football season tomorrow (Thursday, August 18) at 6:00pm when they scrimmage the Grape Creek Eagles, a 2A school in the same district as Colorado City and Kermit. The Plowboys scrimmaged with Haskell at Haskell last Saturday.
Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine, recognized as the authoritative source for Texas high school football for the last fifty years, predicts the Plowboys to finish fourth in District 7-A, DII, this year. Here is their predicted district outcome for 2011:
Here’s what they have to say about the Plowboys:
Coach: Jonathan Haseloff. Lettermen R/L: 4/12. Starters returning O/D 3/3. 2010: 4-7, bi-district finalist, 3-2 district.
Players to watch: OL/DE Devon Freeman (5-11, 182), C/NG Corey Hatcher (5-11, 240). Top junior TE Landon Jones (5-11, 180, 5.0). Other prospects: RB/LB Eric Padilla, TE/DE Matthew Cuellar, WR/DB John Hermosillo.
The Plowboys play their first game of the year against the Albany Lions in Albany next Friday, August 26. They will have their work cut out for them as Albany is ranked ninth in state in Class A, Division 1.
MIKE CONAWAY HOLDS TOWN HALL MEETING IN COMMUNITY CENTER
U. S. Representative Mike Conaway (R) addressed Roscoans at the Community Center last Wednesday afternoon. Introduced by Larry Williams, he discussed several topics, including the debt ceiling controversy and the upcoming presidential race. He predictably espoused current Republican positions on all points and said he would support Texas Governor Rick Perry for President.
BRAND RE-REGISTRATION PERIOD APPROACHES
The Nolan County Clerk's Office reminds all ranchers and farmers that every ten years Texas requires brands and marks to be re-registered. Re-registration begins August 31 and concludes February 29. The cost is $16 per location.
For additional information, phone the Clerk's Office at 325-235-2462 during business hours.