by Nell Edmiston

Rick Blye is your average roughneck in Eldorado except for the fact that his hair is 22 inches long. Most older and more conservative residents want to cut Rick’s lock badly and they may get their chance during the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Schleicher County April 5-6.

Schleicher County Commissioners met Monday with Robert Paredes, a representative of DCP Midstream who presented them with an emergency response plan in conjunction with a new 20-inch natural gas liquids pipeline that passes through the southwest corner of the county.

Eldorado placed 3rd overall in the 1A UIL Academic District Meet held  March 23rd at Irion County High School.
Eldorado will be advancing several teams to Regional in Levelland on April 19th.
Advancing to Regional are: Reed Hariman, Michael Bilbrey, Jessica Pasillas, Stormi Rinehart, Robin Hibbs, Austin Stapp, Ryan Espinosa, Esme Ruezga and Ashleigh Wright.
Individual results are as follows:
Number Sense: 1st Place Team Michael Bilbrey, Ashleigh Wright, Ryan Espinosa and Esme Ruezga.  Individual Awards: 2nd Place- Michael Bilbrey; 6th Place- Ashleigh Wright
Current Events: 3rd Place Team: Dalton Buchholz, Magali Mata, West Ramon and Lori Escobar
Computer Applications: 1st Place- Jessica Pasillas.
Mathematics: 1st Place Team: Ashleigh Wright, Jessica Pasillas, Michael Bilbrey and Esme Ruezga. Individual Awards: 2nd Place- Ashleigh Wright
News Writing: 6th Place- Victoria Olivan
Persuasive Speaking: 4th Place- Alex McMayon
Prose: 4th Place- Alex McMayon
Poetry: 2nd Place- Robin Hibbs and  3rd Place- Austin Stapp.
Science: 1st Place Team – Reed Hariman, Michael Bilbrey, Jessica Pasillas and Stormi Rinehart. Individual Awards: 1st Place and top Chemistry- Reed Hariman; 2nd Place- Michael Bilbrey
Social Studies: 6th Place- West Ramon
Spelling and Vocabulary: 3rd Place- Esme Ruezga

by Nell Edmiston
In spite of heavy rain and a soggy football field, the sixth annual Relay for Life raised over $30,000 at present time.  Over 213 local residents participated in the relay.
The event centers around remembering those who have lost their fight against cancer, honoring those who are fighting cancer now, and preventing cancer in the future.

MORE BAND AWARDS — EHS band seniors show off the plaque the band won with a #1 rating in Concert at the Concert and Sightreading Contest held March 7th in Coleman. They include (L-R) Will Barker, Lori Escobar, Robin Hibbs, Jessica Pasillas and Domingo Garcia.                                       — Photo by Kathy Mankin

Open House to be Rescheduled

The opening of the new Schleicher County Nursing Home was delayed yet again this week after the decision was made to remove and reinstall ceilings in the bathrooms of the facility’s 32 resident rooms.
At issue is the double layer of 5/8-inch gypsum board used to fabricate the ceilings, along with the exhaust fan assembly installed in each of the bathrooms.