|City Manager Cody Thompson addresses the Council at last night's meeting.|
Knox Waste Services, the company which currently operates the City’s waste disposal, was selected to continue its operation for the next five years, primarily because most Roscoe residents are satisfied with the job they’ve been doing for the past few years. They were challenged by Republic Services, whose costs and services were similar to those of Knox Waste Services.
The current custodian of the Roscoe Cemetery, Harold Gruden, who chose not to apply for another term, will be replaced by Mark Garcia of Sweetwater, who is also currently employed by Smartt Move LLC in Roscoe. The City Swimming Pool will once again be operated this summer by Kalyn Presley Tate, who ran the pool last year.
Roxanna Reyna spoke for the group who requested and received the City Council’s permission to hold its annual Cinco de Mayo celebration in downtown Roscoe on Saturday, May 2. The event will run from 10am to 10pm with the parade down Broadway at 11am. This year’s celebration will differ from last year’s in its focus on family and children with children’s music, children’s games, and clowns.
City Manager Cody Thompson also gave his monthly public works update to the Council. He reported that the City Water Treatment Plant has been operating as planned for the past three to four weeks delivering R. O. water with no problems. He also said the City has been hauling and using recycled asphalt from the US 84 highway area and that the City will once again work with the County in the annual sealcoating of streets this May and June.
The park fence by the swimming pool will be completed by the end of this month, and the ballpark lights at George Parks Field will be repaired within the next couple of days with the help of ECM Electric’s cherry picker truck.
EHT Engineering of Abilene is working with the Texas Water Development Board on the City’s sanitary sewer line improvements currently underway, and the City has informed the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality that cleanup of the old sanitary sewer plant will begin within the next sixty to ninety days.
PLOWBOYS, PLOWGIRLS QUALIFY FOR AREA MEET
A number of Plowboys and Plowgirls did well enough at last week’s District 7-2A meet in Stamford to advance to the Area Meet at McMurry University in Abilene next Wednesday, April 22. In order to qualify, athletes had to finish in one of the top four places in each event.
Max Nemir won first place in the boys’ 300 meter hurdles with his best time of the year, 41.11 seconds; the Plowboys’ 4 x 400 meter relay team also won their event with a time of 3:33.28; and the Plowboys’ 4 x 100 meter relay team came in second with a time of 45.15. Kevin Lavalais also came in second in the 200 meter dash with a time of 23.56.
Lyndi Wilkinson was the star for the Plowgirls, winning the Triple Jump with a distance of 34’ 11½”, her best result yet, and finishing second in the girls’ 400 meter dash with at time of 1:02.06. Magali Casas qualified for the Area Meet by clearing 7’ 4” in the Pole Vault, good enough for fourth place.
The Area Meet will determine qualifiers for the Regional Meet at Ratliff Stadium in Odessa on Saturday, May 2.
Here are the complete results of the District Meet for the Plowboys and Plowgirls:
Event Place Athlete Time/Distance
200 meter dash 2 Kevin Lavalais 23.56
400 meter dash 7 Pablo Huidobro 56.32
300 meter hurdles 1 Max Nemir 41.11
4 x 100 meter relay 2 Roscoe 45.15
(Ryland Madrid, Max Nemir, Javier Leanos, Kevin Lavalais)
4 x 200 meter relay 6 Roscoe 1:38.14
(Eric Huidobro, Javier Leanos, Pablo Huidobro, Ryland Madrid)
4 x 400 meter relay 1 Roscoe 3:33.28
(Juan Solis, Max Nemir, Javier Leanos, Kevin Lavalais)
Shot Put 5 Anthony Ortegon 39’ 5¼”
Discus Throw 7 Anthony Ortegon 108’ 3”
Event Place Athlete Time/Distance
400 meter dash 2 Lyndi Wilkinson 1:02.06
1600 meter run 6 Alejandra Solis 6:16.50
8 Allison Acebedo 6:48.20
3200 meter run 6 Allison Acebedo 15:28.32
100 meter hurdles 6 Magali Casas 20.32
4 x 400 meter relay 5 Roscoe 4:17.40
(Karina Cisneros, Lyndi Wilkinson, Dani Dean, Murissa Horton)
Pole Vault 4 Magali Casas 7’ 4”
Triple Jump 1 Lyndi Wilkinson 34’ 11½”
Shot Put 8 Arizona Guevara 24’ 1”
9 Alex Guia 22’ 5”
Discus Throw 11 Arizona Guevara 65’ 7”
13 Alex Guia 49’ 6”
READERS PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT LAST WEEK’S FEATURED OLD PHOTOS
|Roscoe Lions Club softball team in 1963 or 1964.|
Billy Joe Jay said that the name of the unidentified player in the team photo was Joe Sneed, former owner of Sneed’s Drug Store, and Ken Brawley, whose parents were sitting in the ’58 Chevy in the second photo, was able to pinpoint the year of the photos to 1963 or 1964.
WEATHER REPORT: RAIN
|Rain falls on Monday afternoon.|
In east Roscoe, weatherman Kenny Landfried recorded an official total of .83”, but noted that he got 1.4” on the family farm northwest of town. In south Roscoe, Ken Brawley had .98”, and areas south of town got totals ranging from .57” to .87”, although I understand that the Champion area got more. Avenger Field five miles east got .66”. In any case, everyone got enough to be temporarily satisfied and looking forward to more since the forecast is for a 50% chance of rain tomorrow and 40% for Friday.
Temperatures were mild for this time of year with the high for the week at 84°F on Sunday, but the rest of the week saw highs only in the seventies and sixties. The outlook is for a high today of about 81°, which should be warmer than the rest of the week through Monday, when the highs are all predicted to be in the seventies and lows in the fifties.
The long range forecast is for another good chance of rain next week. So, with all the chances we’re getting now, maybe the ground will be in good shape when planting season begins.
Terri Clark put on a great show at the Lumberyard Friday evening.