Ms, Setliff was a popular former nurse for the Sweetwater Independent School District who left her position in order to spend more time with her family. According to a news release by KTAB/KRBC, the reason she was chosen by her colleagues for an East Ridge Elementary School award in 2012 was her sense of humor, love of students, and cheerful disposition.
For more on her lasting influence on others, the Big Country Homepage has a nice article about her, which you can access by clicking here.
PLOWBOYS RESUME FOOTBALL ON FRIDAY IN ANSON
This will be the Plowboys’ next-to-last non-conference game. It will be played in Anson. Kickoff is at 7:30pm.
NINTH GRADERS LEARN ABOUT COURT SYSTEM WITH MOCK TRIAL
|The jury is sworn in at the mock trial.|
Roscoe’s ninth-grade English classes read this story and used it as the basis for a mock trial, which took place last Wednesday in the Nolan County Courthouse with local attorneys assisting and teaching the students about courtroom protocol and procedures.
The prosecution consisted of students acting on behalf of Roscoe Collegiate High School in charging Sanger Rainsford with murder while the defense argued that he acted in self-defense and was therefore innocent. In presenting their cases, both teams had an opening statement, questions and cross examinations of witnesses, and a closing statement.
Local lawyers who volunteered to help were Jeanie Fuller, Peter Lopez, and Ricky Thompson. The entire ninth-grade classes got involved, either as members of the prosecution or defense teams, as actors representing witnesses, detectives, or the defendant, or as members of a news crew that reported on the trial.
The verdict of the two judges was a split decision, in effect a hung jury, but the final outcome is a group of high school kids who now know a lot more about how criminal trials are actually conducted, thanks to the lawyers who donated their time and expertise.
Teachers involved in the project were Kelly Jo Sexton, Carol Parsons, and Kellie Seals. Students on the defense team were Becca Shaw, Shayden Tinkler, Landry Turnbow, Michael Wright, Brooklyn Thomasson, Baylor Trevino; and on the prosecution team: Jaleigh Morales, Melissa Montealvo, Rebecca Shaw, Kaylee Palacios, Hagen Payne; on the jury were Jaythan Coale, Cera Cuellar, Giselle Herrera, Joel Guia, Karen Herrera, Damian Aquayo, Kinzie Buchanan, Isaac Gonzales, Kamren Fisher; and on the news crew: Jaci Alexander, Gerardo Garcia-Solis, Roman Garza, Tristan Baker, Leandra Deleon, Hunter Anglin, Michael Arce, John Herrera, Garrett Bowers, Ryan Highsmith.
Those acting as characters from the story were Jesus Martinez as Rainsford, Martin Luna as Whitney, Alex Pantoja as the cultural expert, Esperanza Sanchez as the captive, and Wyatt McCoy and Brayan Medina-Soliz as the detectives.
|Prosecution and defense at the mock trial.|
COMMUNITY CENTER FLEA MARKET & BAKE SALE ON SATURDAY
|Roscoe Community Center.|
The concession area will be open, serving biscuits and gravy for breakfast and hamburgers and hot dogs for lunch.
Anyone who would like to bake something and donate it or would like to be a vendor, please contact Elisha Jowers @ 277-4113 or Misty Reynolds @ 338-1005.
RANDY ROGERS BAND RETURNS TO LUMBERYARD SATURDAY NIGHT
|The Randy Rogers Band|
The band got its start in San Marcos and recorded its first album in 2002. Since then, they have produced Rollercoaster (2004), Just a Matter of Time (2006), Randy Rogers Band (2008), Burning the Day (2010), Trouble (2013), and Homemade Tamales (2014). Two albums, Hold My Beer, Volume 1 (2015) and Watch This (2016), are joint ventures with Wade Bowen. Rogers’ most recent CD, just released this year, is Nothing Shines like Neon.
The band’s top singles include “Too Late for Goodbye,” “In My Arms Instead,” “One More Sad Song,” “Kiss Me in the Dark,” “One More Goodbye,” “Satellite,” and “Neon Blues.”
The Randy Rogers Band will take the stage at about 9:30pm. For reservations or more information, contact the Lumberyard at 325-766-2457.
--o--WEATHER REPORT: MORE RAIN AND A RETURN TO SUMMER HEAT
|Eden Baker got this photo of lightning during last Friday's thunderstorm.|
Skies cleared on Sunday and temperatures rose. Sunday’s high of 91° was higher than any from the previous week, and Monday’s 94° and yesterday’s 93° felt even hotter than that because of the high humidity. The rest of the week will have highs in the low nineties with lows a degree or two either side of seventy. Right now forecasters are saying our next chance of rain is on Saturday and Sunday when the percentages go up to 80%.
† ALISA LYNETTE SETLIFF
Alisa was born on August 29, 1965, in Loraine to Springer Gordon and Irene (Brooks) Smith. She married Shannon Setliff on June 12, l999, in Sweetwater. She worked as an LVN for Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital, Hoyt House, Home Health Care, and was a school nurse for SISD. She also helped with the family cleaning business.
Alisa was a Christian woman who loved her Lord and was so considerate of others. She never met a stranger. Her family was the joy of her life. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister.
She is survived by husband, Shannon Setliff of Roscoe; mother, Irene McDonald and husband Randy of Alvord, Texas; five children, Jared Davis and Nicole of Roscoe, Auston Davis of Sweetwater, Andrew Davis of San Angelo, and Cameron Setliff and Chase Setliff, both of Roscoe; two grandsons, Jayden Seth Davis and Jeremiah Cole Davis; sister, Jana Haby of Garland; step-sister, Crystal McDonald of Wichita Falls; and two nephews, Eddie Haby and John Ryan Gauna; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gary and Janet Setliff of Sweetwater.
She was preceded in death by her father, Springer Gordon Smith.
Pallbearers were Shannon Setliff, Auston Davis, Andrew Davis, Jared Davis, Cameron Setliff, and Chase Setliff. Honorary pallbearer was Jayden Davis.