County Life


Community Calendar Aug. 10th - 20th

August 10 - 12

Fisher County Clerk’s Office will close at NOON and will closed thru August 12 for a conference.


August 11

Meet the Hammers 6pm 

Rotan Gym


August 12

Football (scrimmages)

Rotan vs. Highland 

(HOME) 6pm

Roby vs. Winter (Eldorado) TBA


August 15

Meet the Ag teacher meeting 6:30 Rotan Ag Building - 


August 16

Volleyball Rotan vs. Woodson (HOME) 5pm Varsity


August 17

Fisher County Chamber of Commerce Meeting 12pm at the Vintage Bird downtown Rotan


August 18



Nomadic Newspaper explores Oak Harbor, Ohio.

“Oak Harbor is about 1/2 way between Toledo (to our west) and Sandusky (to our east).  Telling people that we live in Oak Harbor is sort of like telling someone from San Antonio or Houston that you live in Rotan or Roby.  So, we use the other 2 bigger cities as locators, and they get the general locale.  My daughter, Sarah Shelley, still lives in Rotan, where she grew up, too, so she is the one who told me about your website.  I didn’t let my shirt tail hit my backside until I subscribed to “The Rotan Paper”, as my parents always called it year ago.  I enjoy reading about things back home. I presently live in Oak Harbor, Ohio, population approximately 2700 souls.” said Regina McArthur (pictured).


Nomadic Newspapers hits the beach!

Dale & Alyssa Roa made a trip to celebrate a graduation of a family member that lives in Lake Worth, Florida and met up with family from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Green Bay, Wisconsin. They did a lot of sightseeing and visited Hollywood Beach, Islamorada in the Keys, West Palm Beach and making their last stop at South Beach in Miami!!


The Recipe Book

Sleigh bells ring, let’s eat soup

By: T.J. Cookielady


I love cool, crisp fall weather. One of the main reasons is I can start cooking soup again! Having soup in the summer just isn’t right, but when those chilly nights show up I get out my soup pot. This is a recipe that is easy and fast to make. If you can use a can opener, you can make this soup! I got the recipe from a friend in Big Spring, TX in 1990 and my family has enjoyed it many years. So get out your big soup pot, a can opener, and prepare your bunch this wonderful Taco Soup. Oh, I submitted it to Country Woman magazine in the 90’s and it was actually printed in it! So I am kind of famous!

Taco Soup


2 lbs ground beef

1 sm onion – chopped

1 can green chilies


Rotan Class of 1950

The Rotan High School class of 1950 met at Jean’s Place for their 65th Reunion on November 7, 2015. We enjoyed sharing our memories of years in school and being a proud Yellowhammer!
Those class members attending were: Lou Curry Weckerly, Hurdsfield, North Dakota; Betty Whitefield Waggoner, Graham, Texas; Wanda Allen Brown, Midland, Texas; Winnie Gruben Rodgers, Hamilin, Texas; Bernard Weems, Snyder, Texas; Barbara hackaby Garner, Abilene, Texas; Jack K. Callan, Abilene, Texas.
Members from Rotan attending were Tennie Kennedy Cade, Virgil and Annie Morrow Weems, June McCombs Ballentine, Mae Dry Clark, Sue Eaton Cleveland, Garland “Soapy” Floyd, and Erma Branch Daniel.
Guest attending were: Bonnie Floyd, Norman Weckerly, Scotty Daniel, Connie Clark Bray, Donna Callan, Glynetta Callan, Regina Gannaway Hawkins, Billy J McCombs and Vera Ellen Gruben McCombs, and Harold Roberts and Yvonne Scarbrough.
In 1950 there were 56 graduates, the largest class at that time. The members and guests enjoyed a delicious turkey and dressing lunch at the Hobbs Cafe.


In Honor of Veterans Day the Nomadic Newspaper visited with some Marines

LcCpl Landon Terry and LcCpl Blake Morris in from of the Mighty Corsair and USS Midway Museum in San Diego CA.


Nomadic Newspaper visits Jacksonville, FL


Robert Posey family & Fisher County Chronicle met Sharon Murphy in Jacksonville FL Oct. 22.  Sharon is still flying high after her son Daniel Murphy, of the New York Mets, was named MVP of the NLCS  and earned the right to play in the 2015 World Series! We have a feeling that she is one proud Mom!



Nomadic Newspaper visits the Dakotas

Leonard & Debbie Mitchell of Royston, TX checked off an item on their “bucket list” when they visited Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota last month. 


35 years of Service

Teresa Harrison, city carrier, in Rotan was awarded her 35-year service pin on 

October 15, 2015 by Retha Cooper, Postmaster. Teresa began her Postal career on 

January 10, 1981 as a window clerk in Rotan. She has spent her entire career here 

in her hometown, with the exception of 2 years when she drove to Aspermont to 


Nomadic Newspaper heads to Idaho!

Former, Rotan Mayor, Lynn Gibson, took along our Fisher County newspaper on his trip to Boise, Idaho!


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