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Town Talk II

by Ron Carr

A short week this week here at the Star. We printed one day early because of the holiday. The Star went to the post office on Wednesday instead of the normal Thursday. Folks out on the routes and out of town will still receive their paper at the normal time. Folks in town might have gotten them a day earlier.

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Happy Thanksgiving holiday to one and all. Some will have to work on Thursday. Others will be more stuffed than the turkey and will take a nap during the football games. I will be spending a couple of days in Denton with some of my kids. Driving down Thursday. We will probably have some leftover turkey at Furr’s Thursday afternoon and no doubt get in some shopping during the weekend. I’ll be giving thanks for what I have and what I don’t have.

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E.G. Phipps was in an Amarillo hospital as of Monday this week with pneumonia. Emma Lou Stewart remains in PMC awaiting back surgery. Wanda Jones was in an Amarillo hospital. Let’s remember those who are ill or grieving this Thanksgiving.

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County Extension Agent Shana Fleming will be conducting a holiday tradition recipe demonstration at the XIT Center in Bovina on Saturday December 1 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cost is $10. See the article elsewhere in this Star for more info.

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The holidays are nut season in more ways than one. Pecans, walnuts, cashews, etc. are baked, toasted, chopped, and cooked. I was at Suds & Scissors this week taking a photo when I spied several bags of pecans on a table. They were Friona pecans for sale by Mrs. Vernell Cunningham so I had to buy a bag. I won’t be using them for baking. On the contrary I will be eating them straight out of the bag here at the office. I’m a nut for most nuts. Besides, they are said to be healthy snacks.

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Martha Barker at Suds & Scissors donated two hair dryers to Prairie Acres. They are on wheels (no chair) so the residents at the nursing home can be ‘wheeled’ under the dryer in their wheelchairs. ‘Tis the holiday season. Thank you Martha. Raye Jean London, who volunteers at the nursing home, said the dryers would be a welcome and much appreciated addition to Prairie Acres.

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Did you lose a pair of Guess black frame glasses? Cherrie at the Post Office said a pair was found outside the post office on a Sunday morning. They have them, at least last week they did.

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The Bovina Mustangs beat Ralls in a bi-district game and now face the Wellington Skyrockets in the area round. Will be a challenge. Wellington is undefeated the past two years and are ranked second or third in the state. Good luck Coach Guevara and the Mustangs.

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Had an EMS/fireman call about 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Firemen were needed to help lift a patient for the EMS. Be thankful for all of our volunteers this Thanksgiving and all year round.

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Becky Dickson is in the cake business. Her website is Kaleacakes.com. Kalea means joy and happiness in Hawaiian. I’ve seen some of her creations on Facebook too. Great looking stuff. Have a look.

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If you are concerned about water in Texas and are on Facebook, the Texas Water Development Board is now on Facebook. Search it, ‘like’ it, and keep up with water concerns throughout the state.

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The Friona FFA Radio Broadcast Team of Coke Capshaw, Sawyer Osborn, and Brady Hansard won in the area competition and are headed to the state competition in Huntsville. Way to go boys.

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Watched the W.T. game with Chadron, Nebraska on TV Saturday before a whopping 1,469 fans. Pretty sure it was broadcast in black and white. The Buffs won and head to Ohio next to play Ashland. In order to afford the broadcast the TV sales team had sponsors for almost every play. The sponsors I remember were the Texas Plains Federal Credit Union first down, Amarillo National Bank instant replay, the First United Bank penalty, Papa John Pizza game clock, and my favorite, the Bobby Duby 3rd down. Even the timeouts were sponsored by West Texas Golf Carts and Amarillo RV. It was amusing to hear the announcers keep up with it all. It was the first out-of-town playoff win in W.T. football history. Way to go Coach Carthel.

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Call Dana Campbell and volunteer to help out at the December 3 Christmas in the Park celebration. Santa will be there. Believe it starts about 6 p.m. Dana has been working hard to make this a real community celebration to start the Christmas season. Help her out. Her number is 265-5213.

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We have made it all the way to Thanksgiving in this 2012 year. Christmas is straight ahead. Pardon the old cliché but time flies. Lot of folks will be heavy shopping this weekend with Black Thursday, Black Friday, Shop Local Saturday, and Cyber Monday. It isn’t all about shopping. Pause and be grateful and offer thanks for what is and what will be. Blessings to each of you. See you next week. Until then!

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