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The 2013 FHS homecoming queen is Rebecca Bailey. She was crowned prior to the homecoming game Friday evening September 20. More homecoming photos available at frionaonline.com.

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Chieftain John David Haile brings down the Idalou quarterback and prevents a long gain in the Friday night homecoming game. The Chiefs lost 21-0 to the Wildcats.

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The minimum age for blood donations is 16 with parent consent. Donors 17-years-old and older do not need consent. Haden Smiley was a donor at the September 19 blood drive. Lending support were classmates Kailey Lucas and Coke Capshaw. The drive netted 62 donations for Coffee Memorial Blood Center, another good showing by the citizens of our small town.

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The Friona High School Class of 1973 held a 40-year reunion during Maize Days. They had a float in the parade. Front row, l-r, Susan Martin Harkey, Donna Lewellen Schueler, Carolyn Murphree Wiseman, Nancy Martinez Lees; middle row, l-r, Jayson Grimsley, Dickey Garner, Vandra Nichiols Milloy, Carol Reeve Perry, Cindy Barnett Hawkins, Patricia Phipps, Randy Terry; back row, l-r, Carl Evans, Johne Rule, Matt Garth, Mike Martin, Kim Parr, Kevin Wiseman, Joe Mejia, James Bartlett, Colleen Royal Hailey, Cindy Hutson Weatherly, Sharon Smith Rector.

Town Talk II

We fell into fall on Sunday. Cooler temps early but 80s later on. Took a jacket to the homecoming game Friday night but didn’t need it. Guess it won’t be long until we will need coats. No rain in the immediate forecast.


Anniversary time: Linda and Melvin Smith celebrated 34 years. Likewise former resident Gary and Suzi Mingus observed 34 years. If you or someone you know has an anniversary let us know. We do get some of our anniversary info from Facebook too.


Socorro Gonzalez fell and broke a wrist over the weekend. Her daughter Sandra Valdez posted on Facebook they are searching for an orthopedic surgeon in Amarillo. Guess Socorro’s beauty salon customers will be handicapped for a while. (more...)

Chiefs lose at River Road

The Chieftain homecoming drew a standing room crowd to Chieftain Field amid good weather, free hamburgers, and homecoming activities, crowning Rebecca Bailey as Homecoming Queen, and a pre-game touchdown run by Sammy Silva.

Unfortunately the Chiefs lost to Idalou 21-0. The always tough Wildcats racked up 203 passing yards and 154 rushing for a 357 offensive total. The Chiefs, without leading rusher Eddie Garcia, managed 264 yards of total offense, 167 rushing and 97 passing.

Running backs Omar Ramos (11 carries, 57 yards) and Michael Garcia (11 carries, 50 yards) took rushing honors. Cris Alvarez pitched in with 2 carries for 53 yards.

Mason Loflin completed 5 of 15 passes for 97 yards: receivers were Justin Rocha 1 for 15 yards, Brad Stowers 2 for 48, Jose Zamudio 1 for 13, and Antonio Adame 1 for 21.

The Chiefs had several opportunities to score as they moved inside Idalou’s 20-yard line but the Wildcats defense stopped the drives.

The Chiefs (0-3) will be looking for their first win Friday night as they travel to Lubbock Roosevelt to take on the Eagles. The game will be on the radio with KNNK 100.5 FM and on WT Services channel 6. (more...)

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Chieftain captains for the homecoming game were Abel Palacios (72), Brad Stowers (15), Mason Loflin (3), and Jacob Osborn (51). Honorary captain was Sammy Silva (42). Sammy is an outstanding Special Olympics athlete and huge Chieftain fan. Friday night before the game, the Chiefs and Idalou Wildcats lined up at the 50-yard line. Quarterback Loflin handed off to Sammy who streaked through the Wildcat defense for a 50-yard touchdown. The play was featured as the Play of the Week on Channel 10’s Friday night Wrap Up program.

Dixon Six is now history

After 28 years of running, walking, and bicycle riding, the Dixon Six is now in the history books. Jim Dixon and wife Jane hosted the friendly competition in conjunction with Maize Days since 1985. That was the year their son Milon graduated from Texas A&M, Jim said. (more...)

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Jim Dixon is shown with a group of youngsters that participated in the 2013 Dixon Six event at Maize Days. Jim and Jane Dixon have decided this was their last year to hold the Dixon Six. They started the event in 1985 and it has been held the Saturday morning of the Maize Days parade each year for 28 years.