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11
Oct
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Stonewall County 4-H Local Food Show

Stonewall County 4-H Local Food Show

Madalyn Gonzales
(by Melissa Ribelin)

On Sunday, October 6, 2019, twenty-two 4-Her’s competed in the Local Stonewall County 4-H Food Show Competition.

The Food Show Theme for this year was Food from around the Word. This Food Show challenged the competitors to prepare a dish that came from any other country but the United States. The 4-Her’s used their creativity and the entries came from Italy, Spain, China, Brazil, Africa, France, Turkey and Germany to name a few. This event focuses on 4-H members’ ability to properly prepare a dish in one of four different categories, present orally the nutritional value and preparation techniques to a judge, and demonstrate food safety and proper food handling.

The Junior and Intermediate division 4-Her’s placing first in their age group and category will advance to the District competition on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Wilbarger Auditorium in Vernon, Texas.

Fri
04
Oct
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2019 Rotan National Honor Society Inductees

2019 Rotan National Honor Society Inductees

Back row L-R: Cole Van-Poppel, Kaden Dycus, Koy Bell, Mya Gentry. Front row L-R: Cissa Dixon, Felicia Carrillo, Andrea Flores, Danesha Gentry, Alejandra Perales-Garcia

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Fri
27
Sep
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Roby Cross Country Results from Rotan meet 9/18

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Roby JH Finishers in Top 10

Pictured L-R: Clayton Hounshell 9th, Rafael Fortuna 3rd, Cisco Jimenez 1st, Hailee Garmer 5th, Chasity Benson 1st, Ivy Espinoza 10th, and Lilly Benson 2nd. In Addition, Boys JH team won 2nd: Cisco Jimenez, Rafael Fortuna, Clayton Hounshell, Daniel Perales, Mason Pasley. JH Girls won 1st: Chasity Benson, Lilly Benson, Hailee Garmer, Ivy Espinoza, Gemma Noell.

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Fri
27
Sep
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Area HS Counselors Learn What TSTC Offers Students

(ABILENE, Texas) – Texas State Technical College hosted over 30 high school counselors and career and technical education (CTE) instructors from across West Texas on Friday at the 2019 Counselor Update.

The event served as an opportunity for representatives from various school districts to learn about the programs and services that TSTC offers students.

“The update is a chance to get everyone up to speed about new programs, program changes, career opportunities awaiting these students, and provide information on all the exciting things we have to offer their students,” Chris Johnson, TSTC lead recruiter for West Texas, said.

Guests toured programs offered at the aviation maintenance hangar and new Industrial Technology Center.

Fri
20
Sep
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Rotan's Buyer's Club receives $2500 donation

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Kelly Cleveland, along with her grandson Beckett Pipes, (Photo by David Posey)

Each year Bayer Science Seed Company has a drawing for those who enter to give away $2500 to a person who enters their contest and nominates a nonprofit organization. This year's winner was Kelly Cleveland. Kelly nominated the Rotan Buyers Club for the donation.

The purpose of the Grow Communities Program is to partner with farmers to make a positive impact in farm communities across the country by supporting local nonprofit organizations. Since the program began in 2010, more than $33 million has been directed to organizations across rural America.

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Fri
20
Sep
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911 First Responders appreciation dinner

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Weathersbee-Ray and Adams-Foster-Ray funeral homes hosted a 911 First Responders appreciation dinner last Tuesday, September 10 at the Hamlin Fire Department Training Center. It was a way to “Thank you” to the volunteer fire departments, police and sheriff departments, hospital and EMS personnel who serve and protect the citizens of Fisher and Jones counties.

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Thu
12
Sep
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Cross Roads Baptist to Celebrate 110th Anniversary

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Cross Roads Baptist Church will celebrate 110 years Sunday, September 15th at 10:30 a.m. Barry Sartain will return to lead the music and Tony Gruben will speak. A “PotLuck Lunch” will follow the morning worship service. Cross Roads Baptist Church was organized on September 19, 1909 after preaching service by Bro. J.M. Rankin. The meeting was held in the Cross Roads School House. When the school district consolidated with Rotan Independent School District in 1925, the building was deeded to the Church and has been a place of worship since that time. The church was first called the Liberty Missionary Baptist Church. It was organized with 22 charter members. These were:

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Fri
06
Sep
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Rotan ISD Students of the Week

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Tanley Park

Tanley is a 4th grader at Rotan Elementary. Tanley is a respectful, kind, hardworking student. She works efficiently and is always willing to go the extra mile. She likes to help out in any way she can.

Mrs. Lowack What is your favorite subject?

Science

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Fri
06
Sep
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Age doesn't count when it comes to learning about history

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Pictured are Roenna Thomas of Sylvester and Manan Green of Roby, the newest members elected to the Fisher County Historical Commission.

Darlene Coker Moore of Sweetwater, presented an outstanding program to 14 members of the Fisher County Historical Commission on September 3rd. No matter your age, you can always learn something new – and we did. She spoke about the Comanche Bands, or Honey Eaters, in Fisher County and how they pushed the Apaches south to San Saba. She described them as a heavily muscled, short people; superb horsemen and horse breeders with a keen sense of humor. She described the duties of the tribe members from warriors, women, Shaman and Medicine Man. She went into depth about their religion and why the number 4 was sacred to them. She spoke of their way of life and the destruction of that way of life in 1875. Ms. Moore concluded her program describing the Indian artifacts she had brought with her including jewelry, pictures, medicine bags, sacred feathers and a medicine bowl she had found in New Mexico.

Fri
30
Aug
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Rotan ISD Students of the Week

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Adrian Perales

Adrian is a 5th grader at Rotan Elementary. Adrian has been working very hard these first few weeks of school. He is eager to please and always does what is asked of him. Mrs. Gruben We asked Adrian a few questions:

What is your favorite subject? Reading

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