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2016 Rotan Gin Cotton Crop Report

By Jim Gruben
 
The 2016 cotton crop at the Rotan Gin Company is full speed ahead - even as we speak.
 
 
24/7 is a term in the cotton ginning industry that takes on a life of it's own determined by crop size.
 

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Commissioners debate on cost saving proposal

Tensions flared once again at Monday’s commissioners meeting as county officials split in a three to one vote on the Sheriff’s request for an administrative assistant.

 

After tabling the matter at last month’s meeting, the commissioners reevaluated Sheriff Fillingim’s proposal, which would allow for Fisher Co. Auditor’s secretary, Brittany Cronkright to work 3.5 hours per day on administrative tasks for the Sheriff’s Department.

 

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Do you know an outstanding or deserving teenager who would enjoy and benefit from a fun and educational trip to Washington, D.C.? Encourage them to apply for Big Country Electric Cooperative’s 2017 Government-in-Action Youth Tour!

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Big Country Electric Cooperative requests your help spreading word about the Government-in-Action Youth Tour, a weeklong, all-expense-paid trip to the nation’s capital. Big Country EC will send three students on the 2017 Youth Tour, scheduled for June 7-16. The statewide trade association, Texas Electric Cooperatives, coordinates the trip. The three winners and one runner-up will each receive $1,500 scholarships as well. Students’ parents/guardians DO NOT have to be members/customers of Big Country Electric Cooperative in order to compete in and win the Youth Tour contest.

 

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Wreck West of Rotan

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Zack Benitez, out of Rotan, was driving eastbound about two miles outside of Rotan when he said the front end of his car began to shake uncontrollably. He lost control, crossed over the westbound lane, and crashed into a utility pole, which fell onto the roof of the vehicle.

 

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Rotan teacher takes students on a binary journey

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By Jeff Hurt
 
Each morning at Rotan ISD, Technology Coordinator Randy Hodges takes students deeper inside the world of technology they have grown up in, showing them things they never knew existed.
 
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AgriLife Extension names new agriculture agent for Fisher County

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ROBY – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has named Nick Dickson as the new agriculture and natural resources agent for Fisher County effective Jan. 3. The announcement was made by Fisher County Judge Ken Holt and Marty Gibbs, AgriLife Extension administrator for the agency’s West Central District at San Angelo.
 
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Stock show season right around the corner

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Students involved in FFA and 4-H throughout the county are gearing up for the stock show season, putting in the hours, even over their winter break from school. Kids as young as 3rd graders are learning responsibility through caring for animals, getting up early in the morning— and often staying late in the evening—feeding, washing, and working in the show pen, preparing their animal for the judges.
 
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Roby CISD thanks board members during school board appreciation month

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Roby-January 2017 is School Board recognition Month, and Roby C.I.S.D. will join other districts across the state to thank these local leaders for their dedication and willingness to serve as advocates for our children and public schools. As elected officials, they are the voice of their communities, serving first and foremost in the best interest of Texas school children. "Even though we are making a special effort in January to show appreciation to our board members, we realize their many contributions reflect a year-round commitment. They generously give of themselves to ensure that decisions directly affecting our local schools are made by representatives of this community, people who are close to  our schools and know our teachers, parents, and students," said Heath Dickson, Roby C.I.S.D.
 
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Tensions run high at courthouse

Only minutes after the commissioners issued a burn ban, the sheriff created a firestorm with what he thought was a simple request at a special meeting of the Fisher Co. Commissioners Court last week. Sheriff H.T. Fillingim made a proposal to the commissioners in the hopes of sharing courthouse personnel with the Fisher Co. Law Enforcement Center. “I need a part time person to help me with some administrative paperwork,” said Fillingim.

 

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Embroidery Ink celebrates 5 year Anniversary

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Owner/Operator of Embroidery Ink in Roby, Ginny Rasberry, welcomes everyone to join them next week as they celebrate thier five year anniversary in business. Ginny and her husband, Stetson, officially opened up shop January 1st, 2012 and are inviting everyone to stop by next Friday, January 6th at 3:00 p.m. where they will serve refreshments and offer a tour of what takes place behind the scenes of one of the fastest growing businesses in Fisher County. “Five years is a real milestone for us,” said Ginny, as she reflected back on Embroidery Ink’s humble beginnings and the growth from a small bedroom to an expanded storefront.

 

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