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Town Talk II

by Ron Carr

Not much weather to report this week except I can vouch that it was freezing cold at the Chieftain football game Friday night. Temps overnight Friday dropped to 26 here. I wore big coat, two shirts, gloves and still had frozen feet and hands by halftime so I bailed and went home to thaw out. Not as tough as I once was. We had beautiful weather Tuesday and Wednesday but more cold headed our way next week.

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Elsa Galaviz, who works for Allan Haile at State Farm, had her Tahoe stolen from the mall parking lot in Amarillo over the weekend. In Friona, Allan says he had a trailer stolen recently, Tracy Bunker had a trailer stolen, and Jayson Grimsley had an air compressor stolen out of his pickup. There are theories about the local thefts but no arrests or suspects. It is a damn shame and a big inconvenience to all parties.

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Friona firefighters were paged about 7:30 p.m. Sunday night. Terry Sharrock said it was a small fire near the railroad tracks close to Black. The BNSF railroad crew called it in from a passing train. Not much to it but still interrupted a Sunday evening. Then the firemen tended to the FHS bonfire Tuesday night. Thanks to our volunteer responders for their service.

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Thank you Linda Smith for the plate of Halloween cookies you brought by the office this week. Linda says our friend Claire Blanco, now a California resident, asked her to bring us cookies as a thank you for the friendship. I ate a ghost and a pumpkin.

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The FHS cross country kids did well at district. The boys won the district championship and the girls placed third. Both will advance to regionals. In addition, runners advancing as individuals are Armando Flores, Abel Palacios, Daniel Pena, Alexis Alvarado, and Briana Alvarado. Good luck to the runners and Coach Cindy Moreno.

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Crime Stoppers says “Drop a Dime, Stop a Crime.” The recent murder suspect from Baytown was captured in Amarillo on a tip to Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers is funded by donations. They have an interesting website at www.pbcstips.com. Crime Stoppers president Janice Clement and coordinator Deputy Matthew Kropp visited the Noon Lions last Thursday to bring Lions members up to date on Crime Stoppers activity. Check them out.7

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First National Bank-Friona Banking Center collected $860 in donations at their sausage wrap cookout last Thursday. All money collected was then given to the Parmer County Cancer Coalition. First National Bank employees say thanks to everyone who came by for a sausage wrap and a donation.

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Early voting continues until November 1 in Farwell at the County Clerk’s Office. A special early voting day in Friona will be next Thursday October 31 during bank hours at the Friona Interbank community room. See the front page this week for a list of the amendments. You might not be too interested in voting this time but do it for the practice. There are some important elections coming up next year.

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Scout leaders and Cargill Cares volunteers put up a fence at the Scout House at Reeve Lake over the weekend. They cooked burgers for the Scouts and workers too. The Scouts have a nice fenced area and a brand new sign. Good job ya’ll.

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The United Way campaign is ongoing. Many local organizations depend on funding from the United Way. This year’s budget is $62,650. Businesses have received letters from Dee Ann Hutson, a United Way Pacesetter, seeking donations. Individual donations can be made at Friona Interbank. I’ll be sending a donation. Hope you will too.

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The Chieftains lost a close game to Childress Friday night. Score was 23-20. Eddie Garcia scored on a 16-yard run in the second quarter. QB Mason Loflin tossed touchdown passes to Dallin Woods (81 yards) and Justin Rocha (65 yards). The Chiefs travel to Bushland Friday night to battle the district leading Falcons. The game will be broadcast on KNNK 100.5 FM. The radio station is carried on WT Services channel 6.

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Official UIL basketball practice has begun. Most of the Chiefs/Squaws basketball players are still playing football or volleyball. Haven’t seen a basketball schedule yet. Will try to find one by next week.

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Please send us your tidbits of news and events and/or photos to share with your neighbors. Our email is frionastar@wtrt.net. Look forward to hearing from you. Until then!

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