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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Plowboys Fall to Miles 19-0

Vincent Pantoja (30) carries the ball against Miles.
The Roscoe Plowboys just couldn’t get it together Friday night against Miles and wound up with a big goose egg on the scoreboard, losing by a score of 19-0.  The Plowboys never seemed to get into a rhythm.  They missed assignments, dropped passes, and never got the ball to bounce their way.  Their quarterback, Cutter Davila, suffered a separated shoulder in the third quarter and tried to continue, but was replaced by Rafael Aguayo, who came in and did a good job as a replacement.

Still it just wasn’t the Plowboys’ night.  The Bulldogs, who were celebrating their homecoming, scored in each of the first three quarters.  Their first touchdown was a 13-yard pass from Shelton Hohensee to Travis Fischer.  The kick was good, and Miles had a 7-0 lead.  In the second quarter Hohensee hit Cody Kruger with a pass that went for 62 yards and another score.  The kick was no good, and the score at halftime was 13-0. Then, in the third quarter, the scoring for the night was concluded when Hohensee hit Kyle Fischer with a 5-yard touchdown pass.

For the night, Vincent Pantoja has 11 rushes for 66 yards, Cutter Davila had 8 for 38 yards, and Rafael Aguayo had 8 for 25 yards.  Davila completed 7 of 24 passes for 67 yards with one interception, while Aguayo had 5 completions for 7 attempts and 54 yards with no interceptions.  Shelton Toliver had 5 completions for 64 yards, Kevin Lavalais had 4 for 32, Aguayo 2 for 23, and Dillon Freemen 1 for 15 yards.

Roscoe is now 1-2 on the year.  They have an open date this Friday and are preparing for the Baird Bears, who will come to town next Friday night to play at Roscoe’s homecoming.  It will be their first district game.



Carl Childers speaks to the Nolan County Board of Realtors.
Plans for the Young Farm Estates, the new housing development in north Roscoe, were presented to the Nolan County Board of Realtors at their monthly meeting at the Sweetwater Country Club last Thursday.  The addition will be the first major subdivision in Nolan County for over forty years.

Owner and developer Carl Childers, a grandson of the late Dr. J. W. Young, explained Phase 1 of the development, which will involve the sale of seventy lots served by two streets and two shorter lanes just east of FM 608.  Lots will be either 110’ x 66’ or 110’ x 97.5’ depending on location and will cost between $14,000 and $16,000 each.  Buyers who want a larger space may buy adjacent lots.  The sale of lots will begin sometime in October.

Young Farm Estates, Phase 1. (Click image to enlarge.)
Childers also explained several features of the development, among them deed restrictions that insure the quality and appearance of the subdivision, asphalt roads, concrete curbs and gutters, and a landscaped entrance.

He said that bids for construction of water, sewer, and electricity lines, all underground, will be opened tomorrow, September 19, with work to begin on shortly thereafter.  He also announced plans for the official ground-breaking ceremony, which will be at 6:00pm on Tuesday, October 1, at the Young Farm Estates, just off FM 608 north of downtown Roscoe.

City Manager Cody Thompson spoke to the realtors about recent and imminent improvements in the City of Roscoe, citing the new reverse-osmosis water treatment plant, scheduled to be online by next July or August, along with other improvements in the city’s water and sewer lines, including the new lift station that will serve the housing development as well as the rest of north Roscoe.  He also mentioned the advantages offered by the Roscoe school system, its collegiate program, and the coming new $3.5 million STEM research center.



The Fall Festival, Roscoe Elementary School’s biggest fundraiser of the year, will be held this Friday evening, September 20, from 6:00-8:00pm. 

This year for the first time, the Festival will be outside on the playground just south of the Elementary School, weather permitting.  This includes the hot dog supper, the games, and even the bingo.  There will also be a bounce house for the kids. 

Instead of using tickets as in the past, this year guests will instead purchase punch cards of $5, $10, or $20.  The punch cards and hot dog vouchers may be purchased in advance or at the festival. 

All proceeds go to the ABC Fund, which is used to purchase rewards and incentives for good behavior and hard work.  So bring your students and an open wallet.  The kids really have fun at the festival, and the money goes back to them in the long run.



The Purple Passion Beauty Salon
The Purple Passion Beauty Salon on 205 Main Street celebrated its recent opening with a ribbon cutting on Monday morning.  Cookies and other sweets were served along with drinks.  The salon is owned and run by Misty Reynolds.  The phone number is 325-766-3337.

Plowboy Center Lodge
That ribbon cutting was immediately followed by another one at the Plowboy Center Lodge on 1000 Broadway, where guests were invited to tour the new facilities.  Hot dogs, chips, and drinks were served.  The Plowboy Center Lodge is owned and operated by Tom and Max Watt.  The phone number is 575-799-0812.



A westbound 18-wheeler carrying a load of cantaloupes Sunday afternoon failed to make the curve at the US 84 overpass east of Roscoe and turned over on its side. It came to a stop in the middle of I-20 west, blocking both lanes for a couple of hours and causing traffic delays in both directions of US 84 as well as I-20 west.

The driver of the truck escaped without injury.



Nice clouds in the western sky yesterday, but no rain.
It rained on Monday with more falling around Champion and other areas south of town.  The Champion area got between three-quarters of an inch and an inch with some reports of even more, and Lake Trammell got .7”.  Here in town and north and northwest of town only about a quarter of an inch fell.  Yesterday, it clouded up again and there was some thunder in the afternoon, but the cloud moved north and only a sprinkle fell here. 

The latter part of last week and the weekend saw sunny weather with partly cloudy skies, south winds, and highs in the low nineties with lows of around 70°F.

Today should see a return to sunshine with a high of about 90° and a low tomorrow morning in the upper sixties.  Tomorrow and Friday bring a 50% chance of precipitation, so we may get that September rain after all. 

Temperatures through the weekend will be in the mid to upper eighties for the highs and mid to upper sixties for the lows.



Funeral services for Wilma Floy Stanley, 86, were held at the Roscoe Church of Christ at 10:00am on Saturday, September 14, followed by interment in the Roscoe Cemetery.  She passed away on September 12.

She was born on April 4, 1927, in Cole County, Oklahoma. On January 18, 1946, she married Don Stanley in Hawthorne, California. Wilma came to Roscoe in 1977 and was a Nurse’s Aide for many years. She was a member of Roscoe Church of Christ.

Survivors include her daughter, Cathy Stanley of Roscoe; her son, Larry T. Stanley and his wife, Laurie, of Richardson; four grandchildren: Justin Stanley, Nicholas Stanley, Bryan Beckman and his wife, Ashley, Jamie Cronian and husband, Scott; and two great-grandchildren: Gage Beckman and Alli Cronian.

Wilma was preceded in death by her husband, Don, on December 2, 2005, her son, Gary Don Stanley, on January 1, 1947, and her parents, Sherman and Gerthie Smith.

Pallbearers were Shane Summerlin, Shane Parker, Danny Allred, Jason Freeman, Ronnie Helm and Tom Griffith.



We have just learned that Larry McBurnett of Bryan, who was born and raised in Roscoe and a member of the RHS Class of '59, passed away in a Bryan hospital last night after an extended illness.

Information concerning his funeral has not yet been made available.  I will post more as soon as I learn it.


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