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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Nolan County Stock Show Underway

Goats at last year's Nolan County Stock Show.

The Nolan County Stock Show has begun at the Nolan County Coliseum.  The weigh-in for steers and heifers was yesterday.  Here is the remaining schedule:

Wednesday (Today): Weigh-in for swine: 1:00-7:00pm.  All other animals: 4:00-7:00pm.
       Steer and Heifer Show 6:00pm

Thursday (Tomorrow):

       Sheep and Goat Show 4:00pm
       Rabbits and Broilers 5:00pm

Friday: Swine Show 4:30pm

Saturday: 10:00am Honorary Show

       Barbecue 11:00am-1:00pm
       Awards 1:00pm
       Premium Sale 1:00pm


Plowbots in Lubbock.
The Plowbots, Roscoe’s robotics team, were in Lubbock this past weekend for the Hub City kickoff. 

Faith Boren and Tito Arce were asked to do a presentation on how Roscoe has managed to win three awards in the past three years, and the team learned about this year’s challenge, called “Ultimate Ascent,” which will require a robot to throw Frisbees through targets and have the robot climb a pyramid. 

They have six weeks to come up with their best possible solution.  Team members also attended workshops on building, wiring, and programming.  



Highland's Ron Covington makes a free throw for one of his 15 points.
Highland’s varsity boys and girls won both games against Roscoe in Plowboy gym last night.

The Lady Hornets, who are undefeated and the class of the district, started fast and coasted to victory.  The final score was 41-20.  It was 9-2 at the end of the first quarter and 19-4 at the half.  High scorers for the Plowgirls were Faith Boren with 9 and Stina Tomlin with 3. 

The boys’ game was closer but the Hornets pulled away at the end to win by 12, 35-23.  The halftime score in that game was 15-12 Highland.  High scorers for the Plowboys were Cutter Davila with 8 and Shelton Toliver with 7, while Ron Covington had 15 for Highland and Brandon Stevens had 7.

Next up for the Plowboys and Plowgirls are the Loraine Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs on Friday evening in Loraine.



The total rainfall for last Wednesday was .66”, bringing the year’s total to .78”.  Warmer weather followed, and on Friday got up to 68°F but with high southwest winds with gusts up to 35mph.  Then on Saturday a cold front blew in, and it has been too cold for comfort since then.  Highs haven’t got out of the thirties and lows have been in the mid to low twenties. 

The forecast is for slight warming with highs in the upper forties today and in the fifties through the weekend.  Lows will rise into the thirties and stay that way until Monday, when another cold front moves in and drops the low back down into the twenties. 

There is no rain in the forecast.



Services will be held at 2:00pm tomorrow, January 17, at McCoy Chapel of Memories in Sweetwater for Ola Mae Bunnell, 92, who died on January 11 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.  Interment in the Roscoe Cemetery will follow.

Born on February 7, 1920, in Grapeland, Texas, Ola Mae married Jimmy Golden Bunnell in Elkhart, Texas, on April 24, 1940.  She came to Roscoe in 1968 and opened the Busy Bee Tax Service, Busy Bee Donut Shop, and the Roscoe RV Park.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church, served on the City Council, and was curator of the Roscoe Historical Museum.  She also served on the Community Center Board and was a staunch supporter of Roscoe. 

Survivors include a daughter, Carol Atwood of Glendale, Arizona; sons Kenneth Bunnell of Roscoe and Larry Bunnell and wife Rose Mary of Farmington, NM; daughter-in-law Karen Bunnell of Albuquerque, NM; nine grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be this evening from 6:00-8:00pm at McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.


1 comment:

  1. I have very fond memories of the Busy Bee Donut Shop in the 70's. Saturday mornings were always donut mornings and I had to be there before 8:00 to get a dozen of Mrs. Bunnell's chocolate-covered donuts for my 3 children. By 8:30 everything was sold out. Fond memories of a bygone time.


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