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Town Talk II

by Ron Carr

I think I’ve adjusted to the time change. I also adjusted to the warmer weather just in time for a cold front to blow through this weekend with temps in the 30s and 40s. Plus that nice 10-minute burst of water and dirt that blew through this week added some excitement to our weather.

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Don’t know how accurate this is. Got it off of Facebook. This year 22,082 show pigs were validated in Texas. Each of these market hogs represents 371 servings of pork. That means that almost 8.2 million servings will enter the food chain in 2013 thanks to exhibitors’ hard work and passion for agriculture.

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Speaking of stock shows, the Hurst boys, Cade and Trey scored well at the Houston Stock Show & Rodeo. Cade placed 1st in the AOB (All Other Breeds) class. Trey earned Breed Champion and Reserve Grand Champion with his steers. Will have photos and more information in a later Star. They are sons of Clint and Shannon Hurst.

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A going away party for Brother Rick and Gail Burton will be held Sunday March 24 from 2 – 3:30 p.m. in the Calvary Baptist Church fellowship hall. Everyone is invited to attend. The Burtons are moving to a church in Mississippi.

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A Doctor’s Day reception will be held in the hospital conference room Wednesday, March 27, starting at 1:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come by and show appreciation to our doctors. The reception is sponsored by the PMC hospital auxiliary.

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Was pleased to attend the annual Cargill employee awards banquet last Saturday evening at the Hereford Country Club. Thanks Rick White and Jon Surman for inviting us. Over 60 employees received recognition for 25-, 30-, 35-, and 40-years of employment at the Friona plant. Always nice to visit with Mr. Hector Villarreal at this event. Hector is the most senior employee at the plant, approaching 45 years. He is the manager of the harvest department. Photos of those present and receiving awards are on the back page.

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I stopped by the first Senior Class banquet Monday evening at St. Teresa’s Catholic Church. The church ladies prepared another great Mexican dinner and when I left the kids were in the midst of a lively version of musical chairs. Spring break is over and the banquet signals the start of many spring activities leading to the May 31 graduation ceremonies. The Methodist banquet is Monday April 22 and the 6th St. Church of Christ banquet is Monday May 6.

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The baseball Chieftains open district play Saturday March 23 at Bushland, then host Bushland again Monday March 25 here at 4:40 p.m. Friona is in a 4-team baseball district with Bushland, Boys Ranch, and Sanford Fritch. They play each team three times and the top three go to the playoffs. Go Chiefs.

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Kids Inc baseball is organizing. Deadline for sign-ups is March 28. Volunteers to serve on the Kids Inc baseball board are needed too. There is a meeting Monday March 25 at 7 p.m. at Bunker Trucking for board volunteers. Bunker is located on South Main, south of the railroad tracks. See more details in the story on the front page.

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Sheriff Randy Geries and deputies and Lazbuddie firemen and EMS were on the scene of an accident at Hwy 214 and CR X until 3 a.m. Tuesday morning. A tanker hauling anhydrous ammonia turned over on its top in a ditch. The stuff didn’t leak but had to be drained into another tanker truck, a slow process. The driver was turning off of 214 onto CR X when the rear wheels fell into a culvert and flipped the rig. Driver was not injured.

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Easter is Sunday March 31. Calvary Baptist Church is planning their annual Easter egg hunt at the city park for Saturday March 30. Time will probably be around 10 a.m. Will let you know next week. The Easter egg hunt at Prairie Acres will be Thursday March 28. The Bovina Lions Club and the Bovina Fire Department will hold an Easter egg hunt in the city park starting at 2 p.m. on Easter Sunday. All local youngsters under 12-years are invited to participate.

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If you see Laura Field ask her about her cross country drive to New England.

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We have a new feature this week in the Star. Melanie Gallman Braun is a certified personal trainer and will be submitting fitness articles from time to time. She has a website too. Read all about it in this issue. Good idea to stay as healthy as one can.

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Bovina will have a Cinco de Mayo celebration on May 4. The event will have arts and crafts booths and plenty of food they say. It will be held in and around the new XIT Recreation Center. Deadline for booth sign-ups is April 22. To sign-up for booths inside the rec center call Suezy Smith at 251-1677 or Don Spring at 251-1552. To sign-up for booths outside the rec center call Sonya Enriguez at 806-240-1003 or Celia Quintana at 251-1122. No Cinco de Mayo parade is planned.

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Joe Villarreal is the new TxDOT supervisor in Bovina. He has been with TxDOT for more than 10 years.

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Attended the Deaf Smith Electric Co-Op (DSEC) annual meeting at the Bull Barn in Hereford Tuesday evening. It was announced that 416 members registered at the meeting and they served a little over 1,100 people a fish and chicken dinner. Steve Horrel, DSEC membership services manager, coordinated the event. Fine job Steve. Each member received a nice history book about the cooperative which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. Steve also put the book together, complete with many old historic photos. You can get one for $20 at the DSEC office in Hereford.

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The West Texas Rural Telephone Co-Op meeting is in Hereford at the Bull Barn next Tuesday, March 26. The meal will be catered by Rafter G from Umbarger. Business meeting, director election, and door prizes on the agenda.

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Congratulations to Chieftains Cole Stowers and Jake DeWit, named to first team all-district 2-2A basketball. Honorable mentions went to Brad Stowers, Joselito Cigarroa, Mason Loflin, and Dallin Woods. Good season, see you next year.

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That’s all folks. Keep sending us your news and photos and stuff. See you next week. Until then.

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