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Town Talk II

by Ron Carr

The Panhandle Singing Men will be in concert at First Baptist Church in Friona at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, February 20. Pastor Brett Hoyle says everyone is invited to attend this free concert to hear heavenly music from many of the Texas Panhandle’s finest music ministers.

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WT Services TV channel says we have received 0.07” of moisture in February. That ain’t much and County Judge Trey Ellis says the burn ban is still in effect in the County.

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Jim Atwell had a heart attack Monday at the post office while getting ready to run his mail route. He was taken to Lubbock Heart Hospital where he had a stent put in and was resting well at our press time. The 6th St. Church of Christ hotline said he could be back home by Friday. Our thoughts and prayers to Jim and Sherry and the Atwell family.

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The new Amarillo College campus in Hereford is having a dedication Sunday February 18 from 2-4 p.m. There will be some light refreshments and you can tour the new facility. It is on 15th St. near the Hereford hospital. Brand new building and lots of opportunity for area students.

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Mark your calendar for Saturday March 8. Plans are being made for a dinner to benefit the Brumley family. The event will be at Veterinary Industries at 6 p.m. The Noon Lions Club will be providing those world famous French fries. More details as plans finalize. Watch the Star and/or our Friona Star Facebook page for more information.

The dad Caleb and two kids Cale and JaDee were injured in a horrible accident in Arkansas. Caleb and Cale are still in Arkansas hospitals. The family tragedy was featured on the front page of Tuesday’s Amarillo Globe News. A hamburger benefit dinner Sunday in Hereford drew more than 1,000 folks and raised over $35,000 to assist with expenses.

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Victory Family Worship Center is remodeling and expanding their sanctuary area. Two Horse Construction of Clovis is doing the work. They are the company that built the Subway Restaurant here. Several members of Victory Family are on a mission trip to Nicaragua this week.

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First Baptist Church of Friona is offering a free marriage seminar for married or engaged couples. It starts Sunday February 16 at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall and runs for nine weeks. More information by calling the church at 250-3933.

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I came down with a coughing and sneezing fit over the weekend so I made an appointment at the clinic Monday morning. Since Dr. Alexander retired I haven’t been to a doctor so I just asked for the first available appointment with anyone. I was seen by James Garrett, PA-C . Very nice young man who has been in Friona since October. He diagnosed me with bronchitis and sinusitis, gave me a couple of shots and a bottle of pills. Mom would be proud. She thought you should get a shot every time you went to the doctor. We are fortunate to have James with us. The hospital will be featuring the doctor staff in a series of ads in the Star. The first one this week features Carmen Putman, FNP-C. I have said many times we are indeed fortunate to have the hospital and clinic facilities we have and for a town our size. We are blessed with an excellent medical staff too.

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Our Noon Lions meeting last Thursday had 13 members present. Our sweetheart Holly Johnston was off competing in CX debate. She and Haden Smiley, her debate partner, will be heading back to state debate again. We had 13 Lions present and no program so we just tried to out talk each other. A crew will put out flags Monday for President’s Day. Next meeting is February 20 at Headquarters Restaurant.

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The St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Canyon at 605 38th St. has announced their annual Czech sausage dinner Sunday March 2. Starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m. Adults $10, kids 6 to 12 $5 and under 5 free. They also have drawings for prizes and a country store with pies, cakes, and other stuff. Everyone is invited.

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The banks and post office and city hall will be closed Monday for the President’s Day holiday. It is also a school holiday. Lots of folks will take advantage of the long weekend as a ski break but not me. Our Friona Star office will be open for business. Hope you have a great Valentine Day. See you next week. Until then!

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