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Town Talk II

by Ron Carr

Spring begins Wednesday March 20. Guess we may be done with snow for a while. The ants have opened up the big ant hill near the alley behind the Star office. That ant hill has been there for all of the 17 years I have been here at the Star. If they are out and about it is a sure sign of spring.

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The burn ban in the county remains lifted until at least the March 25 meeting of the county commissioners. They will decide then whether to extend it longer.

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The Chamber of Commerce says that advance circus tickets are $6 for children 2-12 and $10 for adults. They have circus tickets at the Chamber office, 621 Main St. The circus will be in Friona April 8 with show times at 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

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Maynard Agee and Mildred (Mingus) Agee will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary March 20. The date is also Mildred’s birthday. And, another dual date: Doug and Ann Kelley celebrated their 28th anniversary on March 9 which is also Ann’s birthday. Congrats to these folks and let us know if you or someone you know has an anniversary coming up.

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Prairie Acres says thanks to Tonya Lookingbill, Phil Hancock, Debbie and Beverly White, Bianca Romero, and Stephen Dominguez for their help last Friday during the hall painting project.

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Hats off to Friona high school sophomore Edgar Guerrero. He is headed to the state powerlift meet after setting a record of 725 pounds in the squat lift at the regional meet in Sundown. His total lift was 1725 pounds. Edgar was selected as Outstanding Lifter at the meet, a feat not often awarded to a Super Heavyweight lifter, according to Coach Daniel Hutchins.

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As noted in the Muleshoe Journal, the Muleshoe city wide garage sale is set for Saturday March 23.

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Local veterinarian Dr. Gary Cash reported that someone has been poisoning foxes in the north edge of town and his dog got into some of it and almost died. Several dead foxes have been found around that area. Dr. Cash says it is not a good idea to put out poison where domestic pets or even kids might come in contact with it. So if you are the one putting out poison, he has some advice…..Stop it!

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Andrea Juarez is recovering after being accidentally hit in the back of the head with a 4-pound shot put during track practice last week. The high school junior and cheerleader was knocked temporarily unconscious and was transported to an Amarillo hospital via helicopter. We wish Andrea a quick recovery.

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Bovina will have a school board election May 11 as six candidsates have signed up for three seats: George Villarreal, Lisa Villarreal, Anita Bonham, Esther Mejia Steelman, and incumbents Lance Teague and Richard Carson. They fell one short for the city council election. Only two signed up for three seats: incumbent Radford Venable and Daniel Mayberry. No city election will be held in Bovina and a third council person will be appointed.

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Caregiver support group meeting is Tuesday March 19 at 10 a.m. at Friona Heritage Estates. The grief and bereavement support group meeting will be Friday March 22 at 5 p.m. at Bluebonnet Home Health & Hospice. Both meetings are open to the public. For more information call Bluebonnet at 247-0057.

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I want to say a personal thanks to a couple of special ladies. They are Tina Carrillo and Molly Casarez. These ladies are sisters and were my mother’s caregivers. They have been a part of the family for the last two years, looking after mother at our home and at the hospital, sometimes on a 24/7 basis. They loved my mother through her many up and down illnesses. I love these ladies and will always be grateful to them for their care and their friendship. They taught me a lot about family and caring.

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Sunday is St. Patrick’s Day. You are supposed to wear green or be pinched. Not sure if pinching is allowed on Sunday but you better wear green just in case. Town Talk is a bit short this week thanks to spring break and other factors. Thank you to all for your thoughts and prayers. RIP Mom. Until then!

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