Charles Shannon

Charles Shannon
Charles Shannon graduated from Ropes High School in 1947, 70 years ago. He moved with his parents to Ropesville in 1938 as part of the Ropesville Resettlement Project. He attended Texas Tech until 1950 when he married and began farming. He became the gin manager at the age of 25 and spent 38 years in Agribusiness and sales of fertilizer and chemicals. In 1974 he married Jerry Beth Shannon. Charles farmed until 1996.

During his lifetime he has served as the Mayor of the City of Ropesville, Secretary of the Ropes ISD Board of Education, a member of the Hockley County School Board, Chairman of the Hockley County Farm Bureau, member of the Hockley County Industrial Foundation, member of the board of the South Plains Community Action Agency. Charles joined the Ropes Lions Club in 1955 and has 63 years of perfect attendance. He has served the Lions Club as a director of the Texas Lions Camp, a committee member of the Texas Lions gold Tournament, and also served as the District 2-T2 Governor(serving 22 counties). He is a member of the Brownfield Masonic Lodge for 65 years, where he has served as the District Deputy Grand Master and the Chair of the Masonic Education Committee. He is a charter member of the Lubbock Scottish Rite. He is a member of the Ropesville United Methodist Church since 1942 and is currently serving as the Chairman of the Administrative Board.

In 2006 Charles was inducted into the Texas Lions Hall of Fame and in 1996 was selected by the Natural Resources & Conservation Service as the Hockley County Farmer of the Year. Charles has a daughter, Charlsa, of Weatherford, and son, Larry, of Eastland, who are both graduates of Ropes High School. He also has three grandaughters, two grandsons, four great granddaughters and two great grandsons.

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Is there a radio station we can listen to?

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The Lady Eagles did a great job! It didn’t come out the way they wanted, but they stuck it out, played hard against a number 1 team. Kept them from a field goal a whole quarter! That was a great show! I had to listen on the radio, but loved every minute of it! Can’t wait till next year! Hats off to you and your coach! Congrats on a very good year!

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Nice show of class, for Ropes, during the intro.!:)

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Am I correct that these girls do not have a senior on the team? They'll Be Back!

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Go get ‘em Lady Eagles!!!

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Good luck lady’s.

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Go Lady Eagles!

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Let’s go ladies!!!!!

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Good luck. Lady eagles. !!!!!

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Go eagles

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Score?

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Way to go Kenzie!!!

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Goosebumps! 🏀💚

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Let’s go Lady Eagles 🦅

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Let’s go Lady Eagles!!! We love you all!! ❤️🦅🏀 #finish

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Go Lady Eagles!! Beat Nazareth!!

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Go get em Lady Eagles!!!!!🏀🦅💚

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Good luck Lady Eagles! 👍🏽

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Good luck girls!! Go get em!

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Good luck Lady eagles.

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Good Luck girls.

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Good luck girls .

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Go eagles!!!

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Good luck!!!!💚🖤💚🖤

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Oh I wish I could make this game!! Can we listen on the radio?

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The Harbuck clan will be there

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good luck girls

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Dream big & FINISH!!! #💚🦅🏀

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Get a win, Lady Eagles!

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Good luck Lady Eagles. Unfortunately I will be attending a funeral and cannot watch you play! Nazareth will be tough - they have a long legacy of winning state championships. They were one of my arch rivals growing up it will be tough but so are you!! Soar like an Eagle and bring home a victory!!

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Girls Regional Semi-Final Game is Friday at 1 p.m. at South Plains College Texan Dome. ... See MoreSee Less

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San Angelo Stock Show Results:
Micah Scott- 2nd Place
Kylie Ketchersid- 3rd Place
Garrett Gilliam- 3rd Place
Clayte Edwards- 7th Place
Brenn Edwards- 9th Place

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Great job kiddos

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Way too go everyone!!

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Good job !!!

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Kinley Terry-3rd place Hamp!!!

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Bailey Turner had a 2nd place with her lamb in San Antonio!!

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Great job Ropes!!!

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Woo hoo, sweet girl. That's awesome!!

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Attention Parents: (Friday - Noon Dismissal)
The Ropes Girls Basketball team will be playing in the Regional Tournament at 1 p.m. this Friday, February 23. In order to accommodate the number of people that would like to go watch this game, we will be dismissing school at noon on Friday. It's a Great Day to be a Ropes Eagle!!!
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YESSSSS! THANK YOU!

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Yay!!!!!

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WHERE DO THEY PLAY?????NEED TO KNOW NOW TO MAKE PLANS.

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