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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

RHS Homecoming Set for September 26-28

In its initial meeting at the school last Wednesday, Roscoe High’s 2013 Homecoming Committee set the weekend of September 26-28 as the dates for this year’s celebration. 

Committee members are Christi Beal, Connie Baize, Delma Boston, Edwin Duncan, Ernestine Edmiston, Rita Fried, Vickie Haynes, Katie Heaps, and Gaynell Mullins. 

It has tentatively scheduled a number of activities:

Thursday, September 26, evening – Bonfire

Friday, September 27
    Exes Tea
    Pep Rally
    Dinner in Cafetorium
    Football Game at Plowboy Field
    Post-Game Reception in Cafetorium
    Lumberyard – Music featuring Roscoe Exes

Saturday, September 28
    9:00am Meet and Greet – Robotics Demonstration
    Awards, Door Prizes, Tours of new facilities
    11:30-1:30 Lunch
    3:00pm Homecoming Parade
    Saturday evening – Class Parties

At this stage, all of the above are tentative and subject to change, but this should be close enough for exes to begin making plans to attend.

Those who do Facebook should visit the Roscoe Homecoming Facebook Page for details and further information. 

Roscoe’s Homecomings are held once every three years.  The most recent was in 2010.



Scenes like this will once again be possible when the pool opens.
After the disappointment of learning the Roscoe City Pool was not opening on Memorial Day as announced in Facebook, Roscoe kids will be happy to learn that the pool will indeed be open for business starting at 1:00pm tomorrow.  And that isn’t all the good news. 

Admission for tomorrow only is free of charge, and City Councilman Robert McBride has vowed to scatter ten dollars’ worth of quarters in the bottom of the pool for those who can find them first. 

This summer the pool is being run by Patty McBride and Lus Pantoja, and Elementary Principal Andy Wilson will be the instructor for swimming lessons.  It will be open Tuesday-Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00pm.  Price of admission is $1.50 with season passes available for $60. 

The pool can also be rented for private parties that begin and end between 6:00 and 9:00pm.  The fee is $60 for two hours and $70 for three hours, and that price includes an approved licensed lifeguard.

For additional details, phone 325-766-2352 during open pool hours or visit the pool’s Facebook Page at Roscoe City Pool.



Junior Brown
Country music star Junior Brown, known for his guitar skill and his “guit-steel,” a double-neck guitar with a traditional 6-string guitar for its top neck and a steel guitar for the lower one, will be at the Lumberyard Saturday evening.

He became a local success at the Continental Club in Austin in the late 1980s, and his debut album, 12 Shades of Brown, was released in 1990.  In 1996, the video of his song “My Wife Thinks You’re Dead,” won the CMA Country Music Video of the Year, and his music has been showcased on several TV shows and movie soundtracks, including SpongeBob SquarePants, and the 2005 Dukes of Hazzard remake, in which he was also the narrator.

His music ranges from honky-tonk and western swing to blues and Tex-Mex.  Notable singles include “Highway Patrol,” “I Hung It Up,” “Gotta Sell Them Chickens” (with Hank Thompson), and “Venom Wearin’ Denim.”  He released his tenth album, Volume Ten, last October.

The show starts around 9:00pm.  Cover charge is $10, and tables may be reserved.  For more information, call the Lumberyard at 325-766-2457.



These little yellow flowers are in bloom in ditches and vacant lots all over town.
It rained last Thursday, but not as much as was needed nor as all the thunder and lightning portended.  Amounts ranged from nothing or just a trace to three-quarters of an inch, depending on location.  I had just over a quarter of an inch at .26”, but Roscoe weatherman Kenny Landfried got .66" as the city's official amount. 
Since then, it has generally been breezy with 15-30 mph winds and relatively mild temperatures. Weekend highs were in the mid 80s to 90° with lows in the upper 60s and lower 70s.  Yesterday was cloudy and cool for most of the day with a high of only 81°.

The forecast is for a high in the upper 80s today with a 30% chance of rain and a low of 70° tonight with a 20% chance, along with strong south winds 20-30mph.  Tomorrow and Friday should also be breezy with highs in the mid 90s.  Saturday and Sunday will bring another chance of rain, either 30% or 20%.



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  2. That link did not work so I deleted it. Great reporting on Roscoe as always.


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