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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Spring Super Saturday This Weekend

Country Legend Charley Pride
Spring has arrived, and to celebrate it, the City of Roscoe is throwing its Spring Festival this Saturday, April 8. Roscoe retailers will be open from noon to 7pm, the museum will be open, and the Lumberyard will host what should be another great day of country music with the Jamie Richards Band opening around 6:00pm, and country great Charley Pride, who is making his first appearance ever in Roscoe, beginning around 8:30pm.

Unlike the free concerts on the streets, however, this one won’t be free as the price of the performers will be covered by the Lumberyard. Advance tickets are $45 or $50 on the day of the show, and tables are $440. For reservations, call the Lumberyard during business hours at 325-766-2457.

Jamie Richards
Roscoe businesses will have open houses that day from noon until 7:00pm, and the Roscoe Express will be carrying patrons from location to location free of charge. Participating businesses are the Blackland Smokehouse, Burritos Zacatecas, Main Street Antiques, McVey’s Native Nursery, Pepe’s Imports, the Rockin’ S Cantina, Roscoe Thrift Store, Southern Belle Salon, the Lumberyard, the Wildflower Boutique, and Vickie’s Gifts. Also, the Ladies’ Auxiliary for American Legion Post 227 will be having a garage and bake sale at the Southern Belle Salon on Main Street.

Word is out that three female drivers have entered this week's competition.
Instead of the usual mudbog, this year’s vehicle competitions will feature two new events—Plowboy Tuff Truck and the Crash-Up Derby. Tuff Truck involves vehicles racing around a course with obstacles to see who can complete it with the best time, while the Crash-Up Derby is a demolition derby in which cars crash into one another until only one is left that is still mobile. These contests will take place on the old Planters’ Gin lot just northwest of the railroad tracks on Cypress Street downtown. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for school students except for kids under 12, who get in free. There will be a concession stand, and all proceeds will go to benefit the Roscoe Volunteer Fire Department. Action begins at 4pm.

For drivers' information and rules, call Caleb at 325-436-9497 or Nick at 325-320-4518. For other information, phone Felix at 325-514-8384.



In their final outing before the district meet at Albany tomorrow, the Plowgirls won the girls’ division at the Cottonwood Relays in Roby on Friday while the Plowboys finished third. Nine schools competed in both boys’ and girls’ contests: Highland, Hermleigh, Jayton, Lueders-Avoca, Roby, Roscoe, Trent, Water Valley, and Westbrook. In addition, Wilson competed in the boys’ division, and Baird competed in the girls’.

The Plowgirls’ 131 total points easily outpaced second-place Roby’s 99, while Water Valley won the varsity boys’ division with 108 points. Highland was second with 89, and the Plowboys third with 86. The Plowboys JV finished first in the junior varsity competition.

Here are the individual results for the varsity Plowgirls and Plowboys who finished in the top six places of their events:


Event                        Place       Athlete(s)                   Time/Distance
Discus                          1          Veronica Cuellar              96’5”
Shot Put                      2          Kinzie Buchanan             32’10”
                                      5          Veronica Cuellar              30’6”
                                      6          Jaleigh Morales               29’8”
Triple Jump                1          Bonnie Wilkinson           34’10”
                                      4          Lyndi Wilkinson              31’2”
High Jump                  6          Baylor Trevino                 4’ 6”
3200 Meters               3          Allison Acebedo              15:27.60
1600 meters                1           Karina Cisneros              6:20.83
                                       4          Allison Acebedo              6:41.16
800 meters                  1           Lyndi Wilkinson             2:33.98
                                       4          Karina Cisneros               2:54.80
400 meters                   1          Bonnie Wilkinson           1:01.16
100 m. hurdles            6          Lynzie Atkison                 21.86
300 m. hurdles            3          Lynzie Atkison                 56.84
4 x 100 m. relay           1          Plowgirls                           52.04
   (J. Alexander, L. Wilkinson, J. Morales, B. Wilkinson)
4 x 200 relay                5          Plowgirls                           2:09.31
   (J. Alexander, B. Trevino, J. Morales, Ortega Solis)
4 x 400 m. relay           1          Plowgirls                          4:14.28
   (J. Alexander, L. Wilkinson, J. Morales, B. Wilkinson)


Triple Jump                  1          Micheal Wright              40’7”
Pole Vault                      1          Jayden Gonzales            11’6”
100 meters                    5          Micheal Wright              12.02
200 meters                    1          Francisco Garcia            24.08
800 meters                    1          Braiden Moore               2:14.44
4 x 100 m. relay            3          Plowboys                         46.21
    (Jose Ortega, Micheal Wright, Jayden Gonzales, Jr Martinez)
4 x 400 m. relay            1            Plowboys                        3:44.92
    (Jose Ortega, Micheal Wright, Jayden Gonzales, Jr Martinez)

Roscoe will host the Jr. High district track meet on Saturday.



Christopher Devon Boyd, 22, who was charged with sexual assault of a child in Roscoe last July, waived his right to a trial by jury in District Court on Thursday and pled guilty to the charge. Judge Glen Harrison sentenced him to eight years in prison. He will also have to register as a sex offender for life.

Charges against him of capital murder in Snyder and of kidnapping in Sweetwater are still pending.



The Meek Community Blood Bank of Abilene is looking for volunteers to donate blood this Friday, April 7, from 9:00am to 2:00pm.  The Bloodmobile will be located on 7th Street in front of the Roscoe Collegiate High School Special Events Center.  Donations will take approximately 30-45 minutes, and donors are advised to eat a good meal and drink plenty of fluid beforehand.

To reserve a sign-up time or for questions, call Nick Anthony, CD, of College Chiropractors at 325-766-3423.  Walk-up donors are also welcome.



The future Early Childhood Center at Tenth and Main Street.
In August, Roscoe Collegiate ISD will open its new Early Childhood Center on 10th and Main Street for 3, 4, and 5 year-olds. Children will learn in a comprehensive learning environment using the Montessori method, a successful approach which emphasizes active learning, independence, and cooperation. Instruction is designed to remain in harmony with each child’s unique pace of development and emphasizes individuality and independence in learning. The Roscoe Collegiate Montessori Early Childhood Center will offer full-day instruction, and an extended school day may be an option for some students as well.

Registration for the 2017-18 school year begins April 12 and 13 and will continue throughout the summer for students who are not already enrolled in Roscoe Collegiate ISD. Transfers from other school districts are welcome and students will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, contact Roscoe Elementary School at 325-766-3323.



Due to the 3rd Sunday being Easter Sunday
We will not be having out lunch in April.
Next 3rd Sunday lunch will be May 21.

For Center Rentals
 Call Misty Reynolds– 325-338-1005


Hail in my front yard on Saturday.
The Roscoe area got a much-needed rain this past week. It began with a shower early Wednesday morning totaling .76” in my rain gauge. Then on Saturday afternoon a hailstorm that came out of nowhere hit, but the hail was relatively light and did little damage. The total for Saturday was .68". Then on Sunday .56" more fell to bring a total of 2.00” for the week. In east Roscoe, Kenny Landfried recorded the city's official total of 2.16". Most people I talked to had around two inches—some more, some less. The Champion area and points west generally got more than Roscoe, while east of town got a little less.

Monday was beautiful with sunshine, but then yesterday was marked by a strong west wind with sustained breezes of 29mph with gusts up to 41. A cool front moved through about sundown, and this morning the temperature at dawn was down to 41°. The rain was more than welcome as it was the first we’d had in a while. The high temperature for the week was Friday’s 88°, and the low was this morning’s 41°. Sunday’s high was only 49°.

The forecast high for today is only 67°, but that will warm up to 74° tomorrow, 77° Friday, and 86° for Spring Super Saturday and 86° again on Sunday. There is no more rain in the immediate forecast.


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