|Kevin Lavalais is a receiver on the All-Big Country Super Team.|
Vincent Pantoja and Max Nemir were both on the second-team defense, Pantoja as a lineman, and Max Nemir as a linebacker. Pantoja also received Honorable Mention as a running back. Brayden Beal received Honorable Mention as a quarterback, and Rafael Aguayo received Honorable Mention as a linebacker.
TEXAS A&M AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE HONORS ROSCOE 4-H PROGRAM WITH SUPERIOR SERVICE AWARD
|Roxanna Reyna, Roscoe's 4-H Director and AgriLife Extension Program Specialist, center, and Kim Alexander, second from left, with A&M officials in College Station.|
Population growth, changing demographics, poverty, and a globally competitive workforce all carry the risk of a diminished quality of life in Texas. In 2012, the Roscoe Collegiate ISD and AgriLife Extension have helped minority and underserved youth prepare for, attend, and graduate from community colleges and universities.
The Roscoe Collegiate 4-H Program stimulates student interest and engagement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics through a combination of two 4-H curricula. In 2014, 89% of the program’s students graduates with both a high school diploma and an associate’s degree. All students are engaged in activities that interconnect learning with career exploration and development. The program can be a model for other small and rural schools working to prepare every student for success in school, the workforce and life.
The 4-H award also got mention in a nice article in the Abilene Reporter-News this past weekend entitled “Roscoe preparing students for ag job of the future.” You can access it by clicking here.
TOWN HALL MEETING WITH ISAAC CASTRO IN COMMUNITY CENTER TODAY
A Republican who says he holds conservative values, Castro is running for the seat being vacated by Susan King, R-Abilene, who is running for the State Senate seat of District 24.
The Plowboys lost to Stamford 81-48 in Stamford Friday night but beat Winters in Winters last night 62-41 to go 1-1 for the week and remain at .500 in district play with a 4-4 record. Here are the scores by quarters, followed by individual Plowboy scoring:
Stamford 81 – Plowboys 48
Stamford 21 39 62 81
Plowboys 7 18 35 48
Rafael Aguayo 13, Javier Leaños 12, Brayden Beal 6, Kevin Lavalais 5, Jose Ortega 4, Isaiah Gonzales 4, Johnathon Cuellar 4.
Plowboys 62 – Winters 41
Plowboys 10 29 41 62
Winters 6 18 27 41
Leaños 18, Aguayo 13, Ortega 10, Lavalais 8, Gonzales 6, Beal 5, Cuellar 2.
The Plowboys face Albany here Friday evening and Anson there next Tuesday.
PLOWGIRLS WIN ONE, LOSE ONE IN DISTRICT PLAY
The Plowgirls also split two district games this past week, losing to Stamford in Stamford Friday night 60-20, and then knocking off Winters in Winters last night 29-24.
Stamford 60 – Plowgirls 20
Stamford 18 34 46 60
Plowgirls 11 15 17 20
Bergan Trevino 6, Veronica Cuellar 6, Lynzi Atkinson 5, Bonnie Wilkinson 4.
Plowgirls 29 – Winters 24
Plowgirls 5 9 21 29
Winters 9 10 13 24
Wilkinson 13, Cuellar 7, Pena 5, Trevino 3, Atkinson 1.
Their next game is against Albany here Friday night, followed by Anson in Anson next Tuesday.
BAPTIST CHURCH TO HOST MOVIE NIGHT SUNDAY EVENING
The First Baptist Church of Roscoe at 401 Main Street will show the movie, War Room, on Sunday, January 31, at 6:00pm. Everyone is invited!
OMISSION FROM LAST WEEK’S STOCK SHOW RESULTS
Last week’s results from the Nolan County Livestock show failed to mention that Lynzi Atkinson also won the Senior Goat Showmanship award.
LUMBERYARD TO HOST BENEFIT SATURDAY NIGHT
Saints Eleven is a Texas Country band from Midlothian, just south of Dallas. Their most recent CD is Saints Eleven: One Night at a Time. You can see a YouTube version of their single “I’ll Be Fine” by clicking here.
With a forecast high in the mid-seventies on Saturday, the show is scheduled to take place on the music stage outside. Cover charge is $10 with further donations welcome. For reservations and more information, contact the Lumberyard at 325-766-2457.
WEATHER REPORT: WARM WEEKEND ON THE WAY
|The snowfall in Maryland on Saturday. (Photo by Suzy Sayre)|
Sunday was even warmer with a high of 73°, and I went for a nice walk in my t-shirt that afternoon, which suited me just fine. The weather for the whole week was a little cooler, with highs in the fifties for three days, and a cool day yesterday with a high of only 44°. The outlook for today is warmer at 57°, and, as we move into the weekend, even warmer. Thursday’s high will be in the mid-sixties, on Friday the low seventies, and on Saturday a forecast of 76°, with Sunday and Monday about the same. Lows will be in the forties up to 50° on Sunday morning.
Skies will be clear, and there is no rain in the forecast.
† MICHAEL LYNN BARNES
A private family graveside service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, January 30, at Roscoe Cemetery for Michael Lynn Barnes, 69, of Sweetwater. He died Wednesday, January 20, in Winters, and his wishes were to be cremated.
Mike was born February 20, 1946, in Borden County. He grew up in Roscoe and was a member of the RHS class of 1964. A member of Woodmen of the World, he was a professional welder and had a love for all animals.
Survivors include his sons, Mike Barnes of Winters, Billy Barnes of Abilene, Randy Barnes and wife Pamela of Winters, Melvin Todd Barnes of Winters, and Ronald Jeffery Barnes of Sweetwater; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son Richard Dean Barnes; and his parents, M. L. and Ruth Barnes. Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.