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The air conditioning and heating unit for the new gym/activity center at the high school looks like it is powerful enough to keep things comfortable. Superintendent Austin said they believe the new heat and air units in the classrooms, new insulation and lighting, and the new roof will reduce the district’s utility bills at the high school by up to 70%.

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Squaws head volleyball coach Bryan Masse talks with new coaches Vanessa O’Neal, left, and Brandi Surman. O’Neal played for Clovis High and ENMU and will coach JV volleyball, basketball, and track. Surman will coach junior high girls athletics and is sponsor for varsity cheerleaders.

Town Talk II
by Ron Carr

Been a slow news week. Not a lot of news in this issue of the Star. It is mid-summer and sometimes news is slow. People go on vacation, visit out-of-town, or stay inside and stay cool. We have published lists and schedules this week. School supply lists, football and volleyball schedules, and a Maize Days schedule are included. Might clip them out and save.


Congratulations to Erika Montana, the new assistant principal at Friona High School. (more...)

The 2013 Maize Days schedule

The schedule for the 57th annual Maize Days celebration. (more...)

Friona FFA at state convention
Submitted by Friona FFA/ag teacher Tracy Blount

Friona FFA was well represented at the 85th Texas State FFA Convention in Dallas July 8-12, 2013. The Texas FFA Convention is held each year to recognize the efforts of FFA members across the state of Texas. This year’s attendance was 11,995 members and guests. (more...)

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Friona FFA members attending the State FFA Convention in Dallas were, back row, l-r, Trent Hickman, Tyler Hough, Cole Stowers, Jacob Osborn, Dan O’Brian, Lee Caywood, ag teacher Tracy Blount; front, l-r, Blake Stowers, Oran London, Sawyer Osborn, Brayden Pope, Brad Stowers.

Class of '63 has 50-year reunion

Info from Sharon White:

The Class of 1963 met July 20 for its 50th class reunion. Of the 51 graduates, 22 attended. Exchange student Eve Braunschweiger and husband Blasé traveled from Basel, Switzerland. Eve lived with the Ernest Osborn family while she attended school here and has been back to Friona many times. (more...)