If the Early Childhood Center is approved by voters, it will be located on school property across from the Elementary School and will come at a cost of $5 million on a 25-year payout at a fixed rate, which works out to an annual tax increase of $52.50 per year per $100,000 home valuation.
Superintendent Kim Alexander has presented the case for the new facility because of the ever-growing student enrollment at RCISD and the corresponding space constraints, as well as a proposed change to the Montessori system of instruction, which includes a move from a half to a full day for Pre-K students. The school is already recognized as a state and national leader in both college and career readiness, and improving the critical early levels will result in even greater success for our students as they gear up to compete in a global economy.
KEVIN LAVALAIS, BONNIE WILKINSON HEADED FOR STATE TRACK MEET
One Plowboy, Kevin Lavalais, and one Plowgirl, Bonnie Wilkinson, qualified for the State Track Meet with their performances at the Regional I-2A meet at Ratliff Stadium in Odessa this past weekend. Two others, Max Nemir and Lyndi Wilkinson, came close but didn’t quite manage to get there.
Lavalais finished second in the 100 meter dash to Mark Adams of New Deal with a time of 11.21, and Bonnie Wilkinson was runner-up to Haevyn Risley of Canadian in the 400 meters with a time of 60.43. Nemir had his best run of the year in the 300 hurdles with a time of 40.57, which would have qualified him for state in a different region, but in Region I it was only good enough for fourth place. Lyndi Wilkinson also finished fourth in the 400 with a time of 62.07.
The State Meet will be next weekend, May 13 and 14, in Austin.
PLOWBOYS, PLOWGIRLS HONORED AT ATHLETIC BANQUET
Plowboys and Plowgirls receiving awards at the annual RCHS Athletic Banquet last Thursday evening are as follows:
Plowboy of the Year in Football – Kevin Lavalais
Football Fighting Heart – Max Nemir
Plowboy of the Year in Basketball – Javier Leaños
Basketball Defensive Player of the Year – Brayden Beal
Plowboy of the Year in Track – Max Nemir
Plowboy of the Year in Powerlifting – Matt Buckley
Britt Paty Memorial Scholarship – Vincent Pantoja
Clyde Jay Memorial Scholarship – Ray Bohall
Charles and Verla Ratliff Memorial Scholarship – Rafael Aguayo
Plowgirl of the Year in Basketball – Veronica Cuellar
Basketball Defensive Player of the Year – Bergan Trevino
Fighting Heart Award – Karina Cisneros
Clyde Jay Memorial Scholarship – Brena Robison
CENTRAL ROLLING PLAINS CO-OP HOLDS ANNUAL MEETING
|President Steve Moore addresses members at last night's meeting.|
There were two elections. Steve Moore, Ralph Stirl, and Scott Etheredge were re-elected to three-year terms on the Senior Board, and James Parrott and Roddy Alexander were elected to one-year terms on the Advisory Board.
The $100 prize of the annual bale guess in which members at the Co-op Gin’s Open House in October guess how many bales the gin will produce was won by Garrison Williams, whose guess of 75,492 was the closest without exceeding the actual amount of 75,636.
Shareholders who did not pick up their checks last night may get them at the Co-op office on 102 Pecan Street until 5:00pm on Friday, after which time they will be mailed out.
|Co-op members filled the Cafetorium at last night's meeting.|
|Barbara and Kenneth Reed|
HOMECOMING COMMITTEE TO HAVE FIRST MEETING TOMORROW
The RHS 2016 Homecoming Committee will have its initial meeting tomorrow, May 5, at 6:00pm at 1509 Vards Lane in Sweetwater. Anyone interested in helping is welcome.
For more information, contact Teresa McFaul Watson or Connie Baize.
LONESTAR, TURNPIKE TROUBADOURS AT LUMBERYARD THIS WEEKEND
Another big weekend is on tap for the Lumberyard with two great bands. On Friday night, Lonestar will play in Roscoe for the first time, and on Saturday, the Turnpike Troubadours return for an encore performance.
Starting with “No News” in 1995, they have had nine #1 songs on the Country Music charts. “Come Crying to Me,” “Amazed” (a crossover hit that also was #1 on the Billboard’s Top 100), “Smile,” “What About Now,” “Tell Her,” “I’m Already There,” “My Front Porch Looking In,” and “Mr. Mom,” along with several others that made the Top Ten, such as “Not a Day Goes By,” “Let’s Be Us Again,” “You’re Like Coming Home,” “Walking In Memphis,” and “Mountains.”
For more information or reservations, contact the Lumberyard at 325-766-2457.
WEATHER REPORT: COOL AND WINDY
The next few days, however will be more normal for early May. In fact, today’s projected high of 81° should be the coolest maximum we’ll have for the coming week. Tomorrow, Friday, and the weekend through Monday are forecast to have highs in the mid-eighties and lows in the low sixties.
There is currently a prediction of an 80% chance of rain on Sunday night. This time last week, however, we were being given an 80% chance of rain on Monday, but by Saturday, the weathermen had changed their minds and dropped it to only 20%. As it turned out, we got nothing more than a sprinkle. So, who knows whether we’ll get rain Sunday night? We’ll just have to wait and see.