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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Virgil Pruitt is Roscoe's "Fireman of the Year"

Virg Pruitt, left, is presented RVFD jacket by Fire Chief Gary Armstrong.
Assistant Fire Chief Virg Pruitt was named the Roscoe Volunteer Fire Department’s "Fireman of the Year 2016" at the Department’s Annual Christmas Party. He was also presented with his 30 Years of Service pin for his long service as a volunteer for the Roscoe Community. He was Chief of the Department for ten years from 1998 to 2008.



Johnathan Cuellar, Camden Boren, and Caleb Ward at the regional robotics meet.
Roscoe Collegiate Robotics recently completed competition for the BEST Robotics season. Caleb Ward, Johnathan Cuellar, and Camden Boren wrote the Engineering Notebook, a seventy-page notebook that documents the entire engineering process for the design and construction of the robot. After winning the local hub competition, the notebook placed third in the regional competition involving the top 60 teams from 15 hubs across Texas and New Mexico.



Everyone is invited to join in this year’s Christmas Parade this Saturday, December 19, in downtown Roscoe. No advance notification is necessary—just show up!

Line-up for participants is at 1:30pm at the 400 block of Broadway in east Roscoe. The Christmas Parade starts at 2:00pm. It will proceed west down Broadway and finish in front of City Hall.

Santa Claus will be in the parade! Children will get a chance to talk to him immediately after the parade in Old Town Park, across from City Hall.

Come help us celebrate. It should be fun! For questions or more information, contact Roscoe Police Chief Felix Pantoja at 325-514-8384.



Ms. Bohall and one of her third grade classes at the Museum on Monday.
Three classes of third graders, all taught by Jeanie Bohall, took field trips to the Roscoe Historical Museum Monday to learn about Roscoe’s history and the kinds of changes that take place over time. The first class came from 8:30-9:30, the second 10:00-11:00, and the third 12:15-1:15.

After short introductions to each class by the museum’s curator, the students went off to the various parts of the museum to explore the old photos, school annuals, and various displays and old objects. They were mystified by such ancient artifacts as the manual typewriter, asking what it was and how it worked, as almost none of them had ever seen one before. They were also fascinated by the old beauty shop equipment, the one-row plow, the 1950s record player, and the old telephone operator’s switchboard. They especially enjoyed the museum’s “jail.”

But the most fun of all was at the end of each visit when refreshments of punch and cookies were served.



Javier Leaños (4) prepares to throw the ball to Brayden Beal (3) against Bronte Friday evening as Isaiah Gonzales (13) looks on.

The Plowboys handily defeated Guthrie 57-30 on Thursday and Bronte 46-33 on Friday before falling to TLCA of San Angelo 54-20 in the Blackland Divide Invitational finals on Saturday. That game was called off in the fourth quarter when one of the TLCA players went up for a rebound and landed on one foot, badly breaking his leg with multiple fractures. If you heard the sirens and helicopter on Saturday afternoon, that was the reason.

TLCA was tournament champion, the Plowboys were runner-ups, and Bronte won the consolation bracket. Highland won one and lost one.

Here is the scoring of each Plowboys game by quarters followed by the Plowboys’ individual scores.

Plowboys 57 – Guthrie 30

Plowboys          11        29        48        57
Guthrie               7        15        20        30

Individual scores: Javier Leaños 15, Rafael Aguayo 14, Isaiah Gonzales 11, Brayden Beal 7, Jose Ortega 6, Juan Garcia 4.

Plowboys 46 – Bronte 33

Plowboys          17        28        34        46
Bronte                 6        15        23        33

Individual scores: Aguayo 18, Leaños 17, Ortega 7, Johnathon Cuellar 6, Beal 2, Garcia 2.

TLCA 54 – Plowboys 20

TLCA                 17        33       48        54
Plowboys            5        16        17        20

Individual scores: Leaños 7, Aguayo 6, Gonzales 4, Garcia 3.

The Plowboys now have a 5-2 record and are off for Christmas Break. They will resume play at the Eula Tournament on December 28.



The Haskell Maidens were too much for the Plowgirls last night in Haskell as the Plowgirls fell 72-15. Here is the scoring by quarters:

Haskell             21        43        51        72
Plowgirls            2          5         11        15

High scorer for the Plowgirls was Bonnie Wilkinson with 5, followed by Lyndi Wilkinson and Bergan Trevino both with 3, and Veronica Cuellar with 2.

The Plowgirls play next on Friday in Stamford before going on Christmas Break. Tipoff is at 6:15pm.



Daryle Singletary
Country singer Daryle Singletary will make his first appearance ever at the Lumberyard Friday night. A Georgia native who grew up singing gospel, he went to Nashville as soon as he was old enough and worked his way up to a record contract with the help of Randy Travis.

His first album, Daryle Singletary, released in 1995, included “I’m Living Up to Her Low Expectations,” “I Let Her Lie,” “Too Much Fun,” and “Working It Out.” With the success of those songs, he was on his way. Since then, he has produced seven more studio albums.

In addition to the songs already mentioned, he is also known for “Amen Kind of Love,” “Old Violin,” “I Never Go Around Mirrors,” “The Note,” “I Knew I Loved You,” and “I’d Love to Lay You Down,” among others.

Opening for Singletary at 8:00pm will be the Jamie Tollison Band. Singletary will take the stage around 10:00pm. Because of the weather, the bands will play on the small south stage since it can be made warmer for the dance floor and tables.

For reservations or more information, contact the Lumberyard at 325-766-2457.



Here are the results of the Roscoe Livestock Show held at the RCISD Ag Barn Saturday morning:


Class 1 – Steers (Maine Anjou)
            1st – Kamren Fisher

Grand Champion Cattle
            Kamren Fisher


Class 1 – Fine Wool
            1st – Tait Fullwood (Breed Champ)
            2nd – Ty Fullwood (Reserve Breed Champ)
            3rd – Lynzie Atkinson

Class 2 – Medium Wool
            1st – Ty Fullwood (Breed Champ)
            2nd – Lynzie Atkinson (Reserve Breed Champ)
            3rd – Lynzie Atkinson

Class 3 – Fine Wool Cross
            1st – Tait Fullwood (Breed Champ)

Class 4 – Southdown
            1st – Lynzie Atkinson (Breed Champ)

Grand Champion Lamb
            Tait Fullwood with Fine Wool Cross

Reserve Champion Lamb
            Ty Fullwood with Medium Wool

Sr. Lamb Showmanship
            Tait Fullwood


Class 1 – Boer Goat (Light Weight)
            1st - Kamren Fisher
            2nd – Kaylee Palacios
            3rd – Roxy Islas

Class 2 – Boer Goat (Heavy Weight)
            1st - Kamren Fisher (Breed Champion)
            2nd – Kaylee Palacios (Reserve Breed Champion)
            3rd – Lynzie Atkinson
            4th – Lynzie Atkinson

Grand Champion Goat
            Kamren Fisher with Heavy Weight

Reserve Champion Goat
            Kaylee Palacios with Heavy Weight

Goat Showmanship
            Kamren Fisher


Class 1 – Lightweights (83 – 124 lbs)
            1st –  Zeke Murphy
            2nd – Derek Creed
            3rd – Brena Robison
            4th – Isiah Wright

Class 2 – Medium Weights (137 lbs)
            1st – Derek Creed
            2nd – Brena Robison
            3rd – Dax Drake

Class 3 – Medium Weights (152 – 159 lbs)
            1st – Kaylee Palacios
            2nd – Derek Creed
            3rd – Justin Herrera
            4th – Phoenix Walker
            5th – Dax Drake

Class 4 – Heavy Weights (172 – 180 lbs)
            1st – Kaylee Palacios
            2nd – Justin Herrera
            3rd – Kaylee Palacios
            4th – Zeke Murphy
            5th – Justin Herrera

Grand Champion Swine
            Kaylee Palacios with Heavyweight (Hampshire)

Reserve Champion Swine
            Justin Herrera with Heavyweight (Cross)

Jr. Swine Showmanship
            Zeke Murphy

Sr. Swine Showmanship
            Kaylee Palacios

Pee Wee Show Participation
            Dylan Dosser
            Davis Drake
             Kason Gunter
            Kaycee Gunter
            Hayleigh Hendrix
            Julie Hendrix
            Weston Hendrix
            Jonathan Herrera
            Lauren Herrera
            Ariah Pearce
            Ferron Smith
            Ryder Smith
            Nate Wilson



Early Release begins today for grades 1-12 with school over at 1:00pm from now through Friday, the last school day before the Christmas break. Pre-K will release at 11:10am and kindergarten at 12:40pm. Students will then be off until they return on Tuesday, January 5.

The First-Grade Christmas Play begins at 9:00am on Friday, December 18. Everyone is invited!



Sheree Corzine took this beautiful photo of Old Town Park at sunset on Thursday.
With the continued mild weather we’ve had this past week, it’s been hard to believe that Christmas Eve is only eight days away. Here we are in the middle of December, and flowers are still blooming, much of the grass is still green, and many trees are just now losing their leaves. In fact, one of the common sights around town the past few days has been people raking the new-fallen leaves in their yards. A mild cool front moved in last night, however, moving the low this morning down to just below freezing. The highs today and tomorrow should be only about 52°F with a low tomorrow morning of about 30°.  However, temperatures should begin climbing again on Friday, and by Sunday the high should be back in the mid-sixties with lows in the mid-forties.

A front moved through early Saturday bringing cloudy skies, high winds and falling temperatures. It continued cloudy and windy through Sunday with sustained high winds of 34mph and gusts up to 46 on Saturday and winds of 28mph on Sunday with gusts up to 36. A light rain fell Saturday night and continued until shortly after midnight. I got .26” for Saturday and .10” after midnight for a total of .36”. Kenny Landfried recorded an official total for Roscoe of .35”.  The high for the week was 81° on Friday, and the low was this morning at 31.

The long range forecast for next week is for highs in the mid to upper sixties, and the outlook for Christmas Day is currently projected to be a 69° high and a low of 54° with clear skies.

There is no rain in the forecast for the rest of this week and all of the next.



Marcia Louise Bong, 51, passed away on December 9 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital. She was a resident of Roscoe.

Memorial services are at 10:30am today, December 16, at First United Methodist Church in Roscoe with Reverend Juanelle Jordon officiating.

Ms. Bong was born in California on August 17, 1964. She was a homemaker and lived in Roscoe for the past thirteen years. She lived in Florida prior to moving to Roscoe.

She is survived by her husband, Sefrino “Chico” Maestas, of Roscoe and her daughter, Ashley Nicole Maestas, also of Roscoe.


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