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Thu
10
Sep

Local Schools are off to a great start

 

In an interview last week, local superintendents reported the total enrollment of Roby is 278 students with the elementary/jr. high campus at 204 students and the high school campus at 74 students. Rotan reported the total enrollment at 275 students with the elementary at 162 students and the secondary at 113 students. 

   In a brief interview with the superintendents last week they talked about getting back into the swing of things.

 

Thu
10
Sep

Fire on County Rd 120

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The Roby and Rotan Fire Departments were called out to a fire in the 4 o’clock hour of September 9. The fire broke out at the Spradlin home while the owners were on vacation in Colorado. Their son, Brian Dickson was asleep inside.

Thu
10
Sep

Question of the Week

 

How many citations have been issued in the last year and how much money has been collected due to those citations?

Thu
10
Sep

Local author debuts book at National Cowboy Symposium

 

 Rotan resident, Susan Martinez just wrapped up a 10 year project, which she plans to unveil at the National Cowboy Symposium and Celebration, on September 11th, 12th, and 13th in Lubbock, Texas.  Her book Bigger Than Texas: John Nathan Hittson And The American Indian Wars, came about during a search into the family history about the mysterious deaths of 3 grandfathers.

Thu
10
Sep

Criminals Beware! The neighborhood is watching you

 

The Neighborhood Watch had its first meeting Tuesday night at the Roby courthouse. There were roughly 20 concerned citizens in attendance each ready to learn how they can play a part in crime reduction within their city. County sheriff J.A. Robinson was also present in order to help educate citizens on how they can assist the law enforcement community in obtaining vital information.

Thu
10
Sep

Local residents use guns and clubs for a good cause

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David Posey, welcoming everyone to
the 15th Annual Corky’s Memorial Shoot and Slice
on Friday, September 4th.

 

ROTAN - An annual event took place over Labor Day Weekend that most Fisher County residents don’t even know exists. It’s called the Corky’s Memorial Shoot and Slice, and it has been taking place for the last 15 years. It’s all about good times, hunting dove, good and bad golf, and raising money for students.

   It all started with a man from Tyler, Texas named, Corky Boyd. Corky started hunting in Fisher County more than 20 years ago, and each time he would come, he would bring different people along. Corky loved the people of Fisher County, and he loved the art of bird hunting because the hunt allowed for interaction with his fellow hunters that deer hunting did not. Corky liked to talk and get to know people, and one can hunt birds and have good conversation at the same time. 

Fri
04
Sep
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Here’s to “affirming old traditions and new beginnings”

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At the Double Mountains, Fisher County resident, Tennie Cade (82) was photographed riding, Sterling Addition (23) to her mailbox to read the last edition of The Rotan Advance/Roby Star Record. Hope you kept your copy, because that is now a collector’s item! submitted by Susan Perales

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04
Sep
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Neighborhood Watch on the horizon for Fisher County

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Rotan resident, Delvie Robinson has been working diligently on getting together a neighborhood watch program for not only her own city of Rotan, but a program in which all citizens of Fisher County could be a part of. Her goal is to instill better community togetherness through a collaborative effort to reduce the high crime rate in the county. The program would allow citizens to meet, discussing items such as observations of witnessed activities, improving efficiency of the groups, or educating each other on ways to improve interactions with law enforcement communities. The concept is to create public awareness and to form community bonds in order to become a united force against crime.

Fri
04
Sep
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Hammers struggle with season opener

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By Lauren McWilliams
The Rotan Yellowhammers traveled to Westbrook Thursday evening to face the Mustangs from Sands. The weather was pleasant and the scene was great for the Hammer’s debut of the 2015-2016 season. However, in the end the Sands Mustangs over powered the Yellowhammers ending the game in the 3rd quarter.

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04
Sep
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Managing pastures doesn’t only mean growing grass

AMARILLO – What a pasture should look like – whether a waving sea of grass or one with diverse vegetation – depends on the cattleman’s final goal and actions taken before rain falls, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service range specialist. “With the rains we’ve had this year, the waving sea of grass can be a cattleman’s dream: no weed problems, no brush problems and plenty to eat going into the winter,” said Tim Steffens, AgriLife Extension range specialist in Canyon.

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