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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Isabel Aguayo and Devon Carter Freeman are Homecoming Queen and King

Devon Carter Freeman and Isabel Aguayo
At the ceremonies held at halftime of last Friday’s football game, Isabel Aguayo was crowned Homecoming Queen and Devon Carter Freeman Homecoming King.  

The Band Sweetheart was Alura Renteria, and the Band Beau was Eduardo Gallegos. 

Homecoming Queen Nominees were Shalana Mitchell, Jacinda Morales, and Lynnsi Moses, and King Nominees were Matthew Cuellar, Corey Hatcher, and Eric Padilla. 



The Munday Moguls upped their season record to 4-1 with a decisive victory over the Plowboys on Friday night, 55-6.  The Plowboys held the Moguls to a 6-0 first quarter, but once Munday got rolling there was no stopping them for the rest of the evening.

The Plowboys did get a 61-yard touchdown run from Eduardo Gallegos in the fourth quarter, but it was too little, too late.  The main solace for the Plowboys now is that they have completed their grueling pre-district schedule against some of the best teams in the Big Country and should be playing teams closer to their own level from here on out.

This Friday night, however, they are off.  They’ll begin district play next Friday night, October 7, at home against the Hamlin Pied Pipers.  The pre-season favorite to win District 7AII, the Pied Pipers also have an open date this Friday.  

The Bellamy Brothers
At its meeting at the City Hall last night, Roscoe’s Entertainment Committee made advance plans for this year’s Fifth Annual Wind Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 15.  Organizers expect this to be the annual event’s biggest celebration ever.  The feature attraction, a free concert by the Bellamy Brothers, will bring in folks from all over the Big Country, and a huge crowd is anticipated.

However, the Bellamy Brothers are not the only draw as several other popular activities will take place that day.  In addition to the free concert and street dance, there will be more street vendors than ever, a Plowboy Mudbog, a Fire Department Cookoff, inflatables for the kids, and a fireworks show.


The free concert and street dance “on the bricks” downtown on Cypress Street will open with Lawless Flatz, a popular band from Roby, from 5:30-7:30pm.  The Bellamy Brothers will play from 8:00 to 8:45 and then break for the fireworks show at around 8:45.  They will return immediately following the fireworks, around 9:05 or so, and then play until 10:00.


The Barbecue Cookoff, sponsored by the Roscoe Volunteer Fire Department, will award prizes in three categories:
                          1st Prize    2nd Prize    3rd Prize 
     1. Steak        $1000        $500        $250
     2. Ribs            $500        $250         $150
     3. Chicken     $250        $150           $75

The entry fee is $75, and contestants must enter all three categories.  Deadline for entry will be the cooks' meeting at 8:00am on October 15.  Judging will take place in the afternoon, and prizes will be awarded at the recognitions ceremony around 7:15pm.

Dry camping only will be available starting at 6:00pm on October 14, and generators may be used.  Spots will be available on a “first come, first pick” basis.  For more information, call organizer Gary Armstrong at 325-235-4110.


There will be a multitude of vendors selling all sorts of things in the downtown area throughout the Wind Festival.  Vendors will be open for business from 10:00am-10:00pm. Vendor space, still available, is free for non-profits and $40 for all others.  If interested, contact Kelly Etheredge soon at 325-725-0756.


A Plowboy Mudbog will be held at George Parks Field on Sycamore Street.  Since its inception, this event has steadily grown both in the quality and number of entrants and in the number of spectators.  Organizers Felix and David Pantoja anticipate that this will be the best Plowboy Mudbog yet and will feature some of the best vehicles in west Texas and eastern New Mexico.  

Registration for contestants starts at 9:30am on the day of the event, and the fee is $25 per driver.  Seat belts and helmets will be required. 

The public gate opens at 11:00am.  Prices for admission are $5 for 14 and up, $2 for 7 to 13, and free for kids 6 and under.  Events will run from noon until finish around 4:00 or 5:00pm. 

Mudbog Categories are as follows:

1.    Street Class (35” wheels, limited engine modification)
2.    Super Street (35” wheels, engine vac under 13”)
3.    Modified Class (36”-39” wheels,  limited engine modification)
4.    Super Modified Class (36”-39” wheels, engine vac under 13”)
5.    Open Class (40” wheels and over, no blowers or nos)

All proceeds benefit Roscoe Little League baseball.  For more information, contact Felix Pantoja at 325-514-8384 or David Pantoja at 325-280-1917--or check out the Plowboy Mudbog page on Facebook. 


The past week was once again dry and sunny and somewhat hotter than one would expect with several days topping out in the high nineties.  Lows were in the low seventies and high sixties. No rain is in the forecast.

The hot weather didn’t seem to affect the migration patterns of the buzzards and butterflies, however.  Last week a huge number of buzzards could be seen circling in the sky one afternoon as they gathered up to go south for the winter.  And in the past few days, the entire area has been inundated with the annual fall migration of the monarch butterflies.  So, even though cold weather is not here yet, these events are sure signs that it is on the way. 

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