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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Roscoe Baseball Teams Advance to State Tournament

The Freshman League Astros. (Photo by Rick Salazar)

Two Roscoe little league teams, the Astros (ages 10-12) and the Tigers (ages 9 and under) will advance to the State Tournament. The Astros will play in Presidio and the Tigers in Bangs with competition for both starting on July 20. Both teams will play two games a day, and teams that lose twice are eliminated. The tournament will last all that week.

The Astros, whose record in the Colorado City league is 9-3, are coached by Kenny Hope, Billy Murphy, and KC Hope.

The Midget League Tigers. (Photo by Rick Salazar)
The Tigers have an 8-4 record in their league. They are coached by Chris Hall, Brian Bankhead, and Steven Rains. 

The teams are raising money for the trip by doing some kind of fundraiser every weekend until then. They will also have a booth downtown and one at the Plowboy Mudbog during the July 4th celebration.



Next Tuesday, June 30, two free movies will be shown at the Roscoe Community Center and everyone is invited. Guests are welcome to bring their own bean bags or chairs or sit in the ones provided at the Community Center.

The movies are free, but don’t forget to bring some money for snacks as the concession stand will be open.

The first movie, starting at 7:00pm, will be Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, starring Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, and Owen Wilson. The second movie, starting at 9:00pm, is Black or White, starring Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer.

For more information, contact Community Center Director Gail Presley at 325-518-4135.



Prophets & Outlaws
Prophets & Outlaws, a Southern Rock band with soul, will be at the Lumberyard Friday evening. The band, which has built up a following throughout Texas and Oklahoma, has a passion for the Blues while embracing their country roots.

Nine Mile Mountain will play on Saturday night. For more information and reservations, contact the Lumberyard at 325-766-2457.



This aerial photo by David Duncan shows just how green the Roscoe area is.
The weather this past week was more in line with what you’d generally expect of west Texas this time of year, i.e., sunny skies with scattered summer clouds, gentle to breezy south winds, and warm to hot temperatures. The recent rains have caused the humidity to still be higher than usual, but even it is dropping day by day into a range more normal for this region.

The effects of the recent rains are also still with us in other ways. Mosquitos are everywhere, and many of them are Texas-sized. There are also a lot of baby frogs hopping around here and there. The dry weather of the past week, however, allowed farmers to get most of their cotton planted, and the little plants just coming up look strong and healthy. Lawns around town are also looking nicer as residents have been able to mow their grass.

Temperatures have been consistent for the past six days, with highs ranging from Thursday’s 90°F to Saturday’s 87°, and lows from Friday’s 71° to yesterday morning’s 67°. The forecast is for more of the same with afternoon temperatures rising two or three degrees over what we had this past week. Conditions on Saturday will drop temperatures a few degrees and bring a 20%-30% chance of precipitation for that day and evening. Otherwise, it should once again be sunny, partly cloudy, and dry with little to no chance for rain.



Funeral services were held at 2:00pm yesterday at the First Baptist Church for Arlon Wayne “Arlo” Orman, 86, who passed away in his home on Friday, June 19. Military graveside services followed at the Roscoe Cemetery.

Arlo was born on November 21, 1928, in Beeville, Texas, and lived in Roscoe most of his life. He was a graduate of Roscoe High School and a lifelong member of First Baptist Church. He was a farmer in Nolan County for at least 62 years. He was a United States Army Veteran serving in the Korean War. He was a past member of the Roscoe Lions Club, an avid domino player, loved to tell jokes and was one who never met a stranger. Arlo loved his family and his church, never missing Sunday School in over 40 years.

Survivors include his wife, Janelle Orman of Roscoe; three children, Janice Stuart of Sweetwater, Lonnie Orman and his wife, Leola, of Roscoe; and Arlene Hartman of Sweetwater; seven grandchildren, Tammy Stracener of Sweetwater, Dustin Orman of Roscoe, Christianson Hartman of Roscoe, Angela Stuart of Sweetwater, Eden Baker of Roscoe, Landon Orman of Roscoe, and Jacoby Johnson of Gun Barrel City, Texas; and seven great-grandchildren, Austin Freeman, Justin Gardner, Kolby Evans, Jacie Baker, Elyn Baker, Charlie Arlon Hartman and Scarlett Hartman.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arlon, Sr., and Grace Kate (Duncan) Orman, a brother, Floyd Orman, and several uncles and cousins.


1 comment:

  1. Other coaches for the Roscoe Tigers are Steven Rains and Brian Bankhead.


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