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Straight-line winds were blamed for power poles being snapped during the storms that passed through the area Friday evening. Deaf Smith Electric Cooperative Membership Services Manager Steve Horrell reported that DSEC lost 110 poles.

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Approximately 65 center pivot sprinklers were reportedly ‘laid over’ by the high winds due to the recent storms.

Town Talk II

Happy Father’s Day to all of you dads out there. I sure love my kids and know you do too.

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Nice to have more rain over the weekend. The area has received over five inches of rain during the last month. Saturday night’s rain brought along some hail and tornado sirens. There was crop damage according to local insurance agents. But no damage to roofs and vehicles this time. Firefighters and law enforcement were out late Saturday as weather observers. (more...)

Police Chief Mooney resigns, vandalism reported

At the end of Monday’s city council meeting, Police Chief Frank Mooney advised the council that he has resigned effective the first of July. Chief Mooney has been in Friona almost 18 months. He recently married a lady from Paris, Texas and plans to retire to Paris. City manager Patricia Phipps will begin the search for a replacement. The council expressed thanks for his service. (more...)

Recent storms cause havoc in area

Mother Nature played havoc with the area this past weekend. High winds, lightning and rain covered the area from Friday evening through Sunday night. As storm clouds, boiled overhead tornado sirens were sounded on Saturday evening warning of the potential of violent weather.

Deaf Smith Electric Cooperative had a very long night Friday night as straight-line winds buffeted the area overturning center pivot sprinklers and snapping power poles causing disruptions of power and service to their customers. (more)

Basketball/volleyball camps

Coaches Darrel Ray and Bryan Masse have announced their basketball and volleyball camps for girls in grades 3rd-8th. Both camps will be held in the activity center gym and will focus on basic skill development for the younger athletes. (more)