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Town Talk II

by Ron Carr

Band Boosters brisket dinner Sunday November 18 at the junior high cafeteria. Serving is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Advance tickets are $7 adults and $5 children 10 and under. They are a dollar more at the door. Tickets are available from band members or band boosters. Support the band and enjoy a nice Sunday brisket dinner.

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Deena Leuea and Deanna Curtis are once again organizing a project for providing sweat suits for residents of the nursing homes in Farwell and Friona. This is the 11th year for the project. With help of businesses, 4-H clubs, churches, and individuals they have been able to give each resident a sweat suit and a Christmas picture each year. They plan to deliver the presents in early December. To donate a sweat suit or money call Deena at 806-481-3619 or Deanna at 575-693-3984 or 806-251-1405.

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A trailer behind Friona city hall is available to collect your old computers, televisions, or cell phones. Only electronics though. No charge, just bring them and place on the trailer. It is the city’s E-recycling event. A good opportunity to get rid of electronic stuff you didn’t know what to do with.

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The banks, post office, and city office will be closed Monday, November 12, in observance of Veterans Day, which is Sunday, November 11.

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WT Services is offering a voicemail service for $5 a month. It is a built in answering machine that takes your messages. You can access it from any phone, including your cell phone, or have messages sent to your email. Check it out. Go see Annette, Cherry, or Teresa or call 250-5555.

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The Easter Lion’s Club Turkey Shoot is Sunday November 18 from 1-5 p.m. For more details see the article by Jim Steiert in this issue of the Star. It is a fundraiser for the Easter Lions. Call Dee Taylor at 276-5217 or Tommy Sparkman at 276-5856 for info.

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Also Sunday November 18 the annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Bazaar will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Nazareth. The same day a Thanksgiving dinner and raffle will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

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The Farwell Country Christmas Jubilee is November 30 and December 1 at the Farwell community center. Friends of the Friona Library wil have a booth and serve as greeters for the event. A reminder that the Library Book Shoppe, with many, many used books is open each Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and their Bag Sale is the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Lucy Hernandez is the new assistant Library Director. She has been there 3 years and is promoted to take the place of Brenda Patterson.

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At Prairie Acres the next meeting of the family council will be January 17, 2013. No meetings in November or December due to the annual family dinners and parties. The family supper at P.A. is November 13 at 6:30 p.m. Bring a salad and a dessert to go with the holiday meal. Resident of the Month is Rheata White and Employee of the Month is Debbie Sanchez.

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Try this tongue twister from the Prairie Acres November newsletter: The sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick.

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Each year Prairie Acres asks for assistance through their Adopt-a-Resident program. Call Elizabeth or Yvette at Prairie Acres, 250-3922, or go by and they will assign a resident and give you gift ideas, usually some type of clothing or toiletries.

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Congratulations to Jose and Alicia Pinon who celebrated their 18th wedding anniversary on November 6.

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A rumor I found on Facebook. Is a United store being planned for Hereford? The rumored location is south of Whiteface Ford. Remember it is a rumor.

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This is not a rumor. The Master’s Christian Bookstore in Clovis, owned by former Bovina resident Tammy Garner, is closing. They are having a close-out sale and will close for good when all the stuff is sold, probably by the end of the year.

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There was a cheeseburger discussion on Facebook too. With the closing of Tasty Cream the discussion asked where the best cheeseburger could be found now in Friona, the Cheeseburger Capital of Texas. The interesting conclusion by several contributors named Los Arcos Mexican Restaurant as the best cheeseburger in town. Haven’t tried it but I plan to soon.

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The mediamobile stopped at Leal’s in Muleshoe Thursday on the way to the Squaws volleyball game in Littlefield. The place was filled with Friona folks and the food was excellent as usual. On our Friday return trip to Littlefield for Chieftain football, we ate at a little joint in Littlefield called The Humdinger. Chicken fried steak, hamburgers, Mexican food and a nice clean atmosphere. Probably wouldn’t seat more than 20 people but a good quick meal with good service.

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Guess you know by now that fried chicken has come to town. Chester’s Chicken To Go has opened in the Fast Stop Grill. I did try it this week and it was plenty good. They offer a lengthy menu combination from one piece to a bucket. The gravy was good which is how I usually judge a place that sells fried chicken. Good to have them here.

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One more food note: Canna and Jeff Ray will be catering the concession stand during this weekend’s Country Market Arts & Craft Show at the community center. It runs Friday and Saturday with an Ingram’s Style Show Saturday morning. Sampling Canna’s cooking is worth the trip to the show. Lots of vendors there too.

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At the football game in Littlefield, the head ref came over and told me that his wife is Shirlene Lilley, a former Squaws basketball coach in the early 1990s. She left here and went to Lubbock Coronado and continued her winning ways. He said she is the winningest coach in Lubbock ISD history with 501 wins. She is retired but may resume coaching later.

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The video replay of the Squaws-Highland park game plus the Chiefs-Dimmitt game will be Saturday November 10 starting at 10 a.m. on WT Services channel 76.

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During the past week between football, volleyball, and the musical, Holly Campbell and I probably took over 1,000 photos all total. After editing and deleting we still have a bunch of photos, all of which are posted on our website at frionaonline.com. We also receive photos from our readers and appreciate them as well. We have taken several photos from Facebook too. Thanks for allowing us to use your photos. We can’t be everywhere so rely on you to send along news and photos.

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Basketball season is starting up. The girls are supposed to play Vega Saturday here. A boys game with Bovina next week has been canceled since Bovina is headed to the football playoffs. Many Chief and Squaw basketball players have still been playing football and volleyball. We have printed the basketball schedules in this Star but a few of the early games might be adjusted.

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We received word of the passing this week of former Friona resident Reese Fleming. He died from bacterial meningitis in a Lubbock hospital.

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After about a month in the Friona hospital my mother will be going home Thursday (Nov 8). She battled pneumonia and general weakness but has regained enough health to come home. Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers during her hospital stay. We hope for the best now. And special thanks to the great staff at PMC for their caring.

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Late breaking news: Jack Owen Giddens born Wednesday morning at 7:03 a.m. to Sheila (Wiseman) and Toby Giddens. Was 8 lbs and 20 inches. Delirious grandparents are Carolyn and Kevin Wiseman. Congrats to all of the extended family.

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Lot of junk talk on both sides about the election. Obama won because the Republicans lost. What’s ahead for us the next four years? Lot of opinions on that too. Guess we will wait and see won’t we? In the meantime keep reading the Friona Star. See you next week. Until then!

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