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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Four to Run for Two City Council Spots

In the City Council election to be held on May 10 at the Community Center, four candidates will run for two open seats.  Helen Perry and Virgil Pruitt are finishing their three-year terms, and Pruitt will not run again but Perry will. 

The four candidates are incumbent Helen Perry, Ken Brawley, who has previously served two terms; Enez Ensenia; and Billy Joe Jay. 

Also on the ballot will be a vote to renew the 0.25% city sales tax for street maintenance and repair.  Early voting will be from April 28 to May 6 at City Hall during business hours, except for the last two days, May 5 and 6, when voting will be from 7am to 7pm. 



Dumpsters at the dump site for the Spring Clean-Up just east of town.
The City of Roscoe's annual Spring Clean-Up began on Monday, March 17, and runs through this Saturday, March 22.  Hours of operation are 9:00am-7:00pm.

Drop-offs may be made at the old sanitary sewer plant on the north side of the I-20 service road between Cemetery Road and S. Main Street.

Dumpsters are located inside the fenced facility, and all trash should be deposited in them. Separate areas are designated for tree and brush limbs and for metal objects.

Items which may not be placed in containers are as follows: paint, oil, oil filters, chemical containers, and tree limbs.  Air conditioners and refrigerators must be tagged land-fill acceptable.  There is no curb service, and since the Spring Clean-Up is for Roscoe residents only, anyone dropping off anything must be prepared to show a City of Roscoe water bill. 

For more information, contact City Hall during business hours at 325-766-3871.



Plowgirl Ashley Lara came in sixth place in the Class 1A State Powerlifting Meet in Corpus Christi this past weekend.  In the girls’ 198 pound class, she had a 310 lb. squat, a 130 lb. bench press, and a 260 lb. dead lift for a total score of 700.

Congratulations, Ashley!



Plowboy Max Nemir at the Pied Piper Relays (Photos courtesy of Gordon Nemir)
Roscoe’s track teams faced some stiff competition at last week’s Pied Piper Relays in Hamlin.  The boys competed with athletes from Abilene Christian HS, Albany, Breckenridge, Colorado City, Cross Plains, Eula, Hamlin, Haskell, Hawley, Jayton, Munday, O’Donnell, Rotan, Rule, and Sterling City.

Here are the Plowboys who scored points:

Event                           Place          Name                Best Time/Distance
200 meter dash:           4        Shelton Toliver                   24.38
400 meter dash:           2        Kevin Lavalais                     54.29
800 meter run:              6        Braiden Moore                2:17.54
110 meter hurdles:       4        Dillon Freeman                   17.83
300 meter hurdles:      4        Max Nemir                          43.25
4 x 100 m. relay:          4         Roscoe “A”                          46.06
4 x 400 m. relay:          2         Roscoe “A”                      3:38.24

The Plowgirls competed with athletes from Albany, Breckenridge, Colorado City, Cross Plains, Hamlin, Haskell, Hawley, Highland, Jayton, O’Donnell, and Rotan.

Here are the Plowgirls who scored points:

Event                         Place         Name                  Best Time/Distance
200 meter dash:        6          Lyndi Wilkinson                  29.11
400 meter dash:        2          Lyndi Wilkinson              1:05.52
                                          4          Eva Aguayo                       1:06.99
1600 meter run:        6           Karina Cisneros               6:22.21
Triple Jump:               5           Lyndi Wilkinson                 31’ 4”
Pole Vault:                   6           Eva Aguayo                             6’ 6”

Both Plowboys and Plowgirls will compete in the Angelo Relays in San Angelo this weekend.



The sun was obscured by dust yesterday afternoon.
Spring arrives tomorrow, and we are having a doozy of a west Texas spring already.  In the past week, some days have been hot, others cold, but the wind has been almost a constant, blowing and howling, whether from the north, south, or southwest.  The only other constant has been the dry weather. 

Last Thursday, when forecasters had given us a 20% to 30% chance of rain, it actually thundered, the first time I’d heard it this year, and sprinkled enough to get the sidewalks wet, but then it stopped and hasn’t come close since.  As a friend told me yesterday, “The wind won’t stop until we get a rain, but we won’t get a rain until the wind stops.”

Temperatures have been a mixed bag, ranging from Sunday’s high of 55°F with north wind gusts up to 44mph that made it feel much colder than that, to yesterday afternoon’s 84°, which was accompanied by red skies and blowing dust.  All things considered, it’s been a week to forget as far as the weather is concerned. 

This morning’s temperature was down to 36°, and the high today should be in the mid sixties, but we should then experience a warming trend as tomorrow's high should be in the seventies and Friday's in the mid eighties.  On Saturday, however, another cold front will move through, causing the high to drop back to the low sixties and to the low fifties on Sunday.  Weekend lows will be in the low to mid forties, and once again, there is no rain in the forecast. 



Services for Irene Gordon LeFever, 81, will be at 2:00pm on Friday, March 21, at First United Methodist Church in Roscoe.  Interment will follow at the Roscoe Cemetery. She passed away Monday, March 17, at a Lubbock hospital.

Irene was born September 18, 1932, in Bastrop to the late Santiago and Alicia Galvan. She was a longtime resident of Roscoe and owned and operated the Dairy Fluff Restaurant for 45 years with her husband Amos.  She was also a nurse’s aide in Bastrop for about five years. She attended the First United Methodist Church in Roscoe.  She married Amos Gordon on August 2, 1959, in Loraine, and he died February 3, 1987.  She then married Donnie LeFever on January 3, 2004, in Lockhart.

She is survived by her husband Donnie of Roscoe; daughters Lea Ann Williams of Hermleigh  and Lori Ann Keeton of El Reno, Oklahoma; sisters Carmen Evans of Loraine and Priscilla Salazar of Simi Valley, California; and brothers Santiago Galvan of Los Angeles, California, Mario Galvan of Abilene, and Eddie Galvan of Loraine.  She is also survived by three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and eleven nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her son, Reverend Bobby Gordon, in 2007; as well as a sister and a brother.

Pallbearers will be Kirk Galvan, Rudy Vallejo, Noe Galvan, Daniel Galvan, Mario Galvan and Eddie Galvan.


1 comment:

  1. I have lots of fond memories of Irene and the Dairy Fluff.


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