|The Bellamy Brothers|
The brothers, David and Howard, have been performing together since 1968 and over the years have established themselves as one of the noted musical groups in the country. Even if you’re not a big country and western fan, you’ll be familiar with many of their songs. “Let Your Love Flow,” released in 1976, hit number one on the pop charts in both the U.S. and Europe, and their country classic, “If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body, Would You Hold It Against Me,” also was a crossover number one hit. It was also named the 1979 “Song of the Year” in the UK.
The pair also had a string of hits in the eighties and nineties, including such songs as “Redneck Girl,” “Santa Fe,” “Old Hippie,” and others. In 2005 they recorded Angels & Outlaws, Volume 1, a compilation album with Dolly Parton, George Jones, Tanya Tucker, Alan Jackson, and Montgomery Gentry, while more recent albums include The Anthology, Volume 1, with the single, “Guilty of the Crime,” and a CD of gospel music entitled Jesus is Coming.
The show starts at 9:30pm, and there will be a $20 cover charge.
On Saturday night, the featured band is the Midnight River Choir from Austin. Cover charge is $10.
For more information, phone the Lumberyard at 325-766-2457.
JESSIE MARTH CELEBRATES 100TH BIRTHDAY
|Jessie Marth poses for a photo with some of her great-grandchildren.|
Mayor Pete Porter read a proclamation officially designating June 15 as “Jessie Marth Day” and presented her with a framed copy of the proclamation.
She was born on August 9, 1914, near Waxahachie in Ellis County and came to Roscoe with her family during the depression. She married Rudolph Marth on December 19, 1934, and they were together until he passed away in 1982. They had two children, Donald and Frances.
In addition to her duties as a farm wife and mother, she is a member of the First Salem Lutheran Church. She was the first woman to serve on its Church Council and taught Sunday School for many years. She is a member of the Friendship Club, the Home Demonstration Club, and the Bridge Club, and has served as a 4-H leader. She also volunteered at the Roscoe Care Home. She made quilts and afghans for each of her children and grandchildren. She also had the privilege of drawing plans for and having two homes built, one in 1950 and the other in 1970.
Here’s wishing her many more happy, healthy, and fruitful years!
PLOWBOYS PICKED TO FINISH LAST IN DISTRICT IN FOOTBALL
Dave Campbell’s 2014 Texas Football will hit the magazine racks this weekend, and the Plowboys’ head coach, Jake Freeman, has received word that the venerable publication is picking Roscoe to finish last in District 6-2A-II.
For those of you who don’t already know, Roscoe is in a new district this year with a 2A classification. The new classification is not because of an increase in student population, but because the Texas UIL now calls schools of Roscoe’s size 2A, Division II, not 1A, Division II, as in the past.
Here is Dave Campbell’s predicted order of finish for the new district:
Coach Freeman says he loves this prediction and vows that the Plowboys will have a good time proving it wrong. He mentions that in his senior year, Roscoe was also picked to finish last and wound up winning district.
We look forward to seeing this year’s team doing the same.
FUNKY FLAMINGO SNOW CONE STAND NOW OPEN
|The Funky Flamingo Snow Cone stand.|
In addition to snow cones, the Funky Flamingo sells sodas, bottled water, pickles, and more. For more information, phone 325-766-3655, or check out the Funky Flamingo Facebook page.
JESUS LEANOS, SHELTON TOLIVER PLAY IN FCA ALL-STAR FESTIVAL
Plowboys Jesus Leanos and Shelton Toliver participated in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes All-Star Festival last week. Leanos, who was selected to play in the FCA All-Star Basketball Game in Brownwood, scored three points for the North in a losing cause as the South won 79-66.
Toliver caught one eight-yard pass for the North as his team beat the South 14-11 in the Big Country All-Star Classic Football game Saturday night in Abilene.
WEATHER REPORT: MORE RAIN
|Eden Baker took this photo of last week's approaching dust storm at her home north of Roscoe.|
Then on Saturday night just after midnight, another unexpected storm front blew in, bringing with it about an inch of rain throughout most of the area around Roscoe. The official total recorded by Roscoe weatherman Kenny Landfried was 1.1”. With the ground already pretty saturated, it was enough to refill all the major puddles around town.
Other than those two events, the weather has been pretty typical for early summer with sunny skies and highs of around 90°F and lows from the mid sixties to mid seventies. The high for the week was last Wednesday’s 96°.
The forecast is for more of the same with sunny or partly cloudy skies, high temperatures of around 90° and lows around 70°. There is a 20% chance of rain extending from today through the weekend.