homefootball contestsports schedulescontactlinksarchives

Links for Thursday, October 30, 2014:

NewsObituariesTown Talk ChiefsSquaws

Town Talk II

by Ron Carr

The Highway 60 construction project was finished this week and the highway is now re-opened. The city and the Economic Development Corporation plan to landscape the area by the post office adjacent to the right turn lane. They hope to install an electronic sign to be used as a 'welcome to Friona' message center.

*****

The Country Market Arts & Craft Show is going on this weekend at the community center. Lots of vendors have signed up. There will be a fashion show by Mayra Chico, a quilting machine demonstration sponsored by Malouf's and my favorite part, Canna Ray's food available in the concession stand. Check out the Country Market ad in this Star for times and details.

*****

The Friends of the Library will host a Veterans Day breakfast at the Redeemer Center on Tuesday November 11 from 7-9 a.m. A Veterans Day program will be held at the high school gym beginning at 9 a.m. Veterans can register in the hallway outside the gym 30 minutes before the presentation. This is always a nice ceremony to honor our veterans.

*****

The First Baptist Church clothes closet will be open Saturday November 1 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. All items are free. The public is welcome.

*****

Jo Beth Gipson has returned from a two-week mission trip to Hungary. It is her second such trip. She spent a final two days enjoying Zurich, Switzerland. Jo Beth and Becky Jones are local coordinators for the SnackPak4Kids program. Check out the SnackPak donation box article on the front page and help if you can.

*****

Chuck Mills, the current owner of the barber shop on Main St. hopes to register the little building with a Historic Marker. The shop was owned long ago by Jack Anderson and for many years by the late Lee Gibson. Chuck is hoping to find some old photos of the building to help with his effort, the older the better. If you have any old photos of the building please let Chuck know or bring them by the Star office. We will copy them and give them back.

*****

Don't forget the big turkey dinner in Bovina Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 and carryouts are available. It is a very popular and tasty dining experience.

*****

Sometimes a bit of friendly kidding pays off. Friona native Sandy Spring Fuentes and family live in Corpus Christi. Sandy is always posting her hand knitted scarfs and her baked goodies on Facebook. I kid her often about sending me some sweet stuff. This week a box of thumbprint and chocolate chip cookies arrived in my mail box. Great way to start the week. Thank you Sandy.

*****

The 6th St. Church of Christ held an appreciation supper Saturday evening for our county first responders. Members of the police department, Sheriff's office, EMS, and fire department and their families were treated to a nice meal prepared by the Church of Christ ladies (and a few guys) and they received individual certificates of appreciation from the church. Nice gesture. Thanks for inviting me.

*****

Well, our editor Dana Jameson had more than a sprained knee from the Muleshoe football game. Further doctor visits this week found a fractured bone along with a bruised MCL. Both will heal. In the meantime she is fitted with a brace and some crutches. She will be back at work next week on desk duty while I have outside photo duty.

*****

Ghosts and goblins in quest of bucket loads of candy have two places to stop Friday night. Trunk or treat locations are at the Calvary Baptist Church and in front of the junior high cafeteria beginning at 5:00 p.m. Anyone who would like to participate just buy a big load of candy and show up and open up your trunk.

*****

Senior night at the Littlefield game Friday night. Pre-game activities will start about 7:00 p.m. honoring seniors and their parents. It is the last home game of the season. Coach Prokop says our playoff game will probably be at either Frenship or Plainview but that is not official. Depends on what happens the final two district games. We will let you know as soon as they know. Go Big Red!

*****

Xcel Energy is warning customers of a phone scam. Callers say they are from Xcel and threaten to cut off your electricity unless you give them payment over the phone. Xcel send a written notice before shutting off electricity. If anyone calls you and threatens to shut off your electricity just hang up. Then call Xcel to report it.

*****

Parmer County has a new County Extension Agent, hired at Monday's county commissioners meeting. He is James Graves from Amarillo. He has a Bachelors from WTA&M and Masters from New Mexico State. Mr. Graves will start November 17 and will live in Bovina. Let's make him welcome.

*****

Coming up next week: election day is Tuesday, Squaws playoff game is Tuesday in Canyon, blood drive Thursday, Chiefs at Childress Friday, and high school musical next Saturday, 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the New Year will be here and gone before we know it.

*****

Don't forget to turn your clocks back one hour this weekend. Central Standard Time begins at 2:00 a.m. Sunday November 2. I'm tempted to leave my clocks where they are but then I would be an hour late for everything. Guess I'll just turn mine back Saturday afternoon and be done with it. Gonna start getting dark earlier. Ya'll be safe out there. Until then!

*****