|The RCHS Class of 2014. (Photo courtesy of Shelly Williams)|
Valedictorian of the Class of 2014 is Eva Aguayo, who had an overall grade average of 99.58. Salutatorian is Whitney Williams with an overall average of 99.47.
|RCHS students who graduated with an Associate's Degree from WTC. (Photo courtesy of Shelly Williams)|
Eva Aguayo A *
Tito Arce A *
Valerie Avalos A
Shelby Brown A
Jacinda Cedillo A
Amber Craig A *
Jacob Cuellar E
Rene Diaz A *
Dillon Freeman A
Brittany Green A
Shelby Higgins A *
Jesus Leanos A
Zackary Longoria A *
Harlene Mraz A
Alejandro Solis T
Chance Overton E
Ashton Payne A *
Adam Pope A *
Shelton Toliver A *
Whitney Williams A *
A = Associate’s Degree from WTC
T = Certificate from TSTC
* = Top Ten
E = Early Graduate
SCOTT ETHEREDGE IS NAMED CONSERVATION FARMER OF THE YEAR
|Volney Hough presents the conservation award to Scott Etheredge (right) at the Area Awards Banquet in Wall on May 6.|
He has found that no single method of farming works for all the lands he farms, so he employs the “no till” method in some places, the “strip till” and “ridge till” in others.
Three hundred of the 3000 acres he farms are irrigated with three pivots and one drip system. One of the pivots has an inadequate water supply, so to help feed it water, he has dredged a natural seep to improve water retention and lowered a pump to the deepest part.
Etheredge was recognized in an October 2012 Farmer-Stockman article by J. T. Smith for capturing rainwater to use in his spray rig. Double gutters on the barn and a single gutter on a shed fill two 12,000 gallon storage tanks that are connected with an underground pipe. He keeps the system clean and uses the rainwater for field work. He also collects rainwater off his house to irrigate the flowerbeds with a soaker hose and the yard with a French drain.
EVA AGUAYO RECEIVES BIG COUNTRY STUDENT-ATHLETE AWARD
|Eva Aguayo (right) at the Regional Track Meet.|
The 52 student-athletes were nominated by their coaches for their leadership, character, teamwork, and on-field performance. They were then voted on by a selection committee comprised of Reporter-News staff and select members of the community.
The award was created to draw attention to those representing their programs in a positive way on and off the field. Twenty-six high schools were represented among the 52 athletes honored.
Eva was not only the 2014 class valedictorian but also a member of the Plowgirls’ relay team that won silver and bronze medals at the state track and field championships as well as a frequent high scorer on the Plowgirls’ basketball team that made it to the regional playoffs.
“FLIP FLOPS & TANK TOPS” BENEFIT SHOW AT LUMBERYARD SATURDAY
|Whiskey Myers is the headline act for "Flip Flops & Tank Tops."|
Show times for the various singers and bands are as follows:
Beau Taylor – 3:00-3:45
Ryan Ready & Creed Fisher – 4:00-5:15
Sundance Head – 5:30-6:45
Zach Edwards – 7:00-8:00
Mark McKinney – 8:15-9:30
Whiskey Myers – 10:00-12:00
Cover charge is $20. For more information, call the Lumberyard at 325-766-2457.
WEATHER REPORT: DRY
I actually saw some rain last week, but it was in Chicago, so I guess that doesn’t really count. Here in Roscoe I heard we got a sprinkle last weekend, but that was it. The area remains in dire need of moisture, and we may just get some this weekend. At least, there’s a chance.
Last Saturday’s high of 84° was a break from the ninety degree weather we had otherwise. However, Sunday, Monday, and yesterday all had highs in the nineties with yesterday’s 97° the high temperature for the week. Lows have been in the sixties.
The forecast for the next five days is for highs in the eighties and lows in the sixties. Meteorologists are giving tomorrow night a 20% chance of precipitation increasing to 30% Friday night, 40% on Saturday, and 50% on Saturday night. On Sunday, the chances drop to 30% during the day and 20% Sunday night. Here’s hoping that somewhere in that stretch we get something substantial.