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newsobituariestown talkbovina banquet relay record

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Edgar Guerrero, a Friona high school junior, won the gold medal in the 1A-2A Texas Division 3 Super Heavyweight Class at the state powerlifting meet in Abilene Saturday. Edgar’s totals were 740 lbs in the squat, 410 lbs bench press, and 715 lbs in the dead lift for a total of 1,865 lbs. His 715 lb dead lift is a state record in 1A-2A. With Edgar is FHS powerlift coach Daniel Hutchins.

Trimble, Spring honored at Bovina Chamber banquet

It is that time again. Time to sign-up for Friona’s Kids Inc. baseball program. We have included a sign-up form elsewhere in this week’s Star. Deadline for sign-up is Friday March 28.

Forms will be available at the Friona primary and elementary school offices and the Bovina elementary office. Boys and girls from Pre-K to 6th grade are eligible. The forms can be returned to the school offices. For more information contact Jamie Lewellen at 806-206-0743 or Tonia Abarca at 806-240-2943. (more...)

Town Talk II

As mentioned in last week’s Friona Star, the city is going after people that owe fines to the municipal court. They say more than $300,000 is outstanding. Inside you will find an ad listing nine of the “Most Wanted” and how much they owe. The police will be stepping up their arrests on warrants. If you owe you better go see Municipal Judge Deborah Campbell before the police come knocking. If you know the whereabouts of one of the folks on the list, the police would like to know.

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SnackPak4Kids coordinator Becky Jones says the program is serving 74 children this year. They continue to need 16 oz peanut butter and Pop Tarts. Money donations are also accepted to help purchase food from the SnackPak program in Lubbock. The volunteers meet at the Methodist Church to pack the food items used in the backpacks. Contact Becky Jones or Jo Beth Gipson to help. Monetary donations are always useful and appreciated. (more...)

Relay Team sets record

The varsity boys won first place at the Dimmitt track meet last weekend. The boys 800m relay team of Jose Zamudio, Adrian Munoz, Justin Rocha, and Abel Palacios set a new Friona school record with a time of 1:32.03. The previous record was 1:32.53 held by Marco Terrones, Jose Rivera, Ernesto Monreal, and Dominique Kellum.

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Enjoying their first place win at the Dimmitt track meet are, l-r, Abel Palacios, Justin Rocha, Adrian Munoz, Eddy Garcia, and Jose Zamudio. Palacios, Rocha, Munoz, and Zamudio set a school record of 1:52.03 in the 800m relay.