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Town Talk II

by Ron Carr

We have had some great weather lately. Cool mornings and warm afternoons. Amarillo meteor guy Doppler Dave says there is a 50% chance of rain Friday. Hope it doesn't interfere with the Chieftain game and Noon Lions hamburger and fries tailgate cookout at the game.

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Both the 7th and 8th grade Maidens volleyball teams won championships at the Tulia junior high tournament this past weekend. Way to go young ladies. All of the Squaws volleyball teams, from junior high to C, JV, and varsity, won their matches last weekend.

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Local classic car collector Rickey Rector took 10 of his oldies to Lubbock over the weekend for a car show and sale. He said it was a slow sale all around. Not many premium buyers. So after 1,600 miles to and from, 180 gallons of fuel, and three days of hard work he brought all 10 of them back to the barn and will try to sell them online.

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Bi-Wize Pharmacy & Furniture Store is having an October Bargain Zone garage sale on scratched, dinged, and repo furniture. Friday October 10 a customer appreciation luncheon will serve hot dogs, chips, and drinks starting at 11:00 a.m. Stop by Bi-Wize and shop local.

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Congratulations to Josh Barnett. The 17-year-old FHS junior received his private pilot's license the past week. Took him two years of instruction and hard work. Way to go Josh. His parents are Ricky and Erin Barnett.

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There is an ad in our classifieds for an Amarillo Globe-News carrier in Friona. Linda Smith, the current carrier, has done a splendid job and her customers will miss her. Linda is headed for rotator cuff surgery which makes throwing a paper, or anything else, difficult. If you or someone you know might be interested in taking over the carrier position call the number listed in the ad.

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Halloween is on Friday this year. The Chiefs host Littlefield October 31 for their final home game of the season. It will be senior parent night. A city wide Trunk or Treat will be held from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. in front of the junior high cafeteria. All children are invited to dress up and grab some treats before the football game. For more info contact Ross Paiz at 806-315-2141 or Glenna Holt at 806-265-5146.

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The Girl Scout garage sale is this Saturday, October 11 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Girl Scout House, 704 Ashland. The sale is to raise money for SnackPak4Kids. They are asking also for donations of 16 oz peanut butter, Pop Tarts, and money. If you can help out, please do so and thanks.

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Friona Heritage Estates is now full and Prairie Acres has 40 residents. Prairie Acres has a new range and convection oven. Lots of painting and updating is underway. The Prairie Acres family supper is October 28 at 6:30 p.m.

The Resident of the Month is Mary Peace. The Employee of the Month is Gary Johnson, He is the maintenance supervisor and has been employed since March 2013. Employees Elida Perez and Bertha Mendoza were recognized for 10 years of service in the Prairie Acres housekeeping department.

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Might mark your calendar for October 31 - November 1 for the annual Country Market at the community center. Canna Ray will again be providing lunch and sweets. More information when it is available.

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Happy 60th anniversary to my special friends Dale and Laura Hart. Laura has worked one day a week at the Friona Star for more than 50 of those years processing papers for the post office. And happy anniversary to Joe and Francis Saiz, still going strong after 68 years.

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Another anniversary worth mentioning. The famous Allsup's beef and bean burrito celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. It is also still going strong. Is there a soul in Parmer County who has not enjoyed this tasty treat?

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Our sympathies to the family of Mayme Gee. Her sister Marlene Mueller was a 20+ year employee here at the Friona Star. Mayme was a long time employee of Ethridge Spring Insurance Agency. She passed away this week. She was 75.

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A get well soon wish for Lupe Taylor. She had surgery this week at BSA and hopes to be home Friday. I know her smiling face is being missed at Headquarters Restaurant. All the best for a speedy recovery Lupe.

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Received a note from Janie Morales thanking everyone for their prayers and offers of help for Jessie Sr. during his illness. Janie says God bless each of you for the help and good wishes for Jesse. He has been home since August 13 and is doing a lot better.

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The election notice in this issue of the Star lists the voting locations for the upcoming November 4 election. In spite of the fact the Justice Department says Texas' voter ID law suppresses voters, you will need a voter registration and photo ID to vote.

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My brother Rick and I are getting ready to head down to my hometown of Hillsboro this weekend for some class reunion activities. Rick will be observing a "would have been" 40th reunion. He moved to Friona with mom when he was 13 but has kept in touch with some Hillsboro classmates. My sister Gena's husband Don will celebrate his 50th reunion. It is not a reunion year for me. I graduated in '57 and this would be my 57th year reunion but I might see some of my classmates. It will be interesting to revisit the old hometown.

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In getting ready for the drive to Hillsboro I had my trusty 2004 Tahoe washed, waxed, and detailed. It looks good and smells good. Javier Correa did the detail. He picked it up and brought it back. His service is called Custom Auto Detail. His phone number is 806-223-6143. He does detail work for Hi-Pro and Cargill among others. Nice job. I recommend him.

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The annual and popular St. Ann's Catholic Church turkey dinner in Bovina is Sunday November 2, the same day that Daylight Saving Time ends. Set your clocks back an hour and go enjoy the turkey and dressing feast.

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Kudos to the Chamber of Commerce and all of the many volunteers who donated time, effort, and money to make yet another Maize Days success. Thanks to all of the girls and parents that participated in the Miss Friona and Little Miss pageants. Everyone pat yourself on the back. Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas are straight ahead. See you next week. Until then!

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