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The Robledo home on Avenue D in Bovina shares the spirit of the Christmas season. The Friona Star staff and family extend the blessings of the season to our readers and advertisers. Thank you for your support. Have a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

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The Friona Chieftains went 4-0 and won the championship at the Farwell tournament last weekend. They beat Texico, Farwell, Sundown and Olton. From the left are Dallin Woods, Jacob Dickson, Cody Stowers, Keagan Kerby, Brayden Pope, John David Haile, Josh Barnett, Saul Espino, Mason Loflin, Brent Hickman, and Cole Stowers.

Town Talk II

Winter officially begins Sunday December 21. I'm hoping for a mild winter with just enough precipitation to keep our farmers smiling, crops growing, and cattle fattening. Not too fond of big snowdrifts but some gentle falling snow would be nice. Not fond at all of fog. We've been foggy around here for a couple of days. Fog delayed my weekly trip to Clovis last Thursday morning to pick up the Friona Star at the printers. Trying to drive in fog is a scary experience Hope you don't have to.


City employee Larry Martin and Friona Interbank employee Dale Mann and Friona ISD employee Mary Stone will all be retiring at the end of December. A retirement reception for Mary Stone will be held Friday December 19 from 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. A retirement reception for Larry Martin will be held Tuesday December 30 from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. at city hall. (more...)

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Ron and Melba Smiley celebrate after Ron received his degree from the Amarillo College School of Mortuary Science over the weekend. He will now take a state board test to become a licensed funeral director. Quite an accomplishment for the 76-year-old Mr. Smiley. He is employed by Blackwell-Mullins Funeral Home in Friona.