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Town Talk II

by Ron Carr

I don’t know or care much about soccer. The one thing I’ve learned from the World Cup is in the event a goal is scored, the player is required to run around the stadium with his arms extended until he is tackled by his own teammates.

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Clovis News Journal reports that a fire did damage to York Tire on W. Seventh St. late Monday night. Fire started in a stack of tires and was put out pretty quickly but there was smoke damage in the building.

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The H.K. “Pudge” Kendrick Memorial golf tournament is Saturday/Sunday June 21-22. The annual event benefits the Parmer County Cancer Coalition. Tournament chairman Greg Lewellen said as of Tuesday 51 two-man teams had signed up and he expects the 54 team limit to be filled by Saturday. The Saturday evening meal will be set up on the tennis courts and a college band from Levelland will entertain from 8:00 - 11:00 p.m.

This will be the last golf played at the Friona Golf Club. It will close permanently at the end of the tournament Sunday June 22. Owner Dee King has tried to sell the course but has had no buyers. The future use or disposition of the property is unknown at this time.

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Good wishes to Kirk and Annette Frye for their 29th anniversary and happy 79th birthday to Geneiva Brailliff, matriarch of the Brailliff clan, and owner of Headquarters Restaurant. Happy birthday also to my daughter Kirsten McCurry down in Frisco. Keep on cooking everybody.

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Received a renewal subscription from Don and Janet Busby, FHS Class of 1962, now residing in Lewsviille, Texas. A note said they enjoy the paper and keep up the good work. Always good to hear from former residents/graduates.

I was in Wichita Falls this past weekend. The waterfall that greets visitors from the north is no longer running water. At restaurants if you want water you have to request it. They are a big city with big water issues. They made national news recently when they proposed recycling their sewer water to use for drinking water. I bought bottled water at Stripes.

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Maria Meza and Paul Onod, both of Friona, graduated from Eastern New Mexico University on May 10.

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Had a nice visit with Crystal Moroney this week. She is the daughter of the Gingg family that owns Del Rio Dairy, the big dairy on south Hwy 214. Crystal and husband Nathan have three children, 5, 4, and 1 year. She works at the dairy handling accounting. Crystal is also opening soon a vintage sort of antique/junk store at 1017 Main St., the north end of the gym building across from the post office at Main and Hwy 60. It will be called Milk House Market. She also plans to have a farmer’s market and is seeking vendors. There are a couple of ads in this Star with contact info etc. Crystal is an energetic, personable young lady. I enjoyed our visit and wish her well. I predict you will enjoy shopping at the Milk House Market and visiting with Crystal.

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According to the Chamber of Commerce there will be an amusement carnival in town June 23 - 29 at the community center/Reeve Lake. They also say there will be a Kid Fish Day Sunday July 13 but I suspect that will depend on whether there is ample water in Reeve Lake.

The Chamber has a good supply of Friona postcards, Brand Books, and Recipes to Remember cookbooks, and they can renew your Parmer County license plate stickers.

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June is National Dairy Month. We salute our local dairies and appreciate all they do to boost our local economy. Summer begins Saturday. Happy summer. Until then!

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