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Links for Thursday, July 17, 2014:

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Director Allison Johnston gives stage instructions to some of the young thespians in the elementary summer drama workshop production of “Princess Whatsername.” The play, with 50 young munchkin actors, will be presented Saturday July 19 at 6:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium.

“Duggins Dolls”
1964 Girls’ Basketball State Champions
Back row, l-r, Glenda McClellan, Wessie Hand, Shirley Phipps, Janet Rushing, Coach Baker Duggins, Tito Jennings, Charlotte Nettles and Lois Moyer. Middle row, l-r, Sharon Dean, Sheryl Long, Carol Struve, Carolyn Herring and Merylene Massie. Front row, l-r, Linda Davis and Rose Ann Greeson.

Town Talk II

Was saddened by the passing of Bill Ellis. He and Carol published the Friona Star for more than 40 years. I worked for them 8 of those years before buying the Star in 2003 when they retired. Bill had various health concerns during his retirement years. He died Saturday and was buried in Muleshoe beside his grandparents who raised him. Bill and I ate many a meal at Leal’s in Muleshoe over the years traveling to various football and basketball games. He enjoyed eating nearly as much as he enjoyed sports writing. He gave me an opportunity and I will always be grateful to Bill and his family.


Chieftain/Squaw Booster Club meeting Monday July 21 at 6:00 p.m. at Friona Interbank community room. Meeting is to discuss plans for the coming school year. Booster club officials ask you to make plans to attend and encourage others to attend also. Official football and volleyball practice begins Monday August 4. School starts Monday August 25. You parents need to get involved. (more...)

Council renews juvenile curfew

The city council met Monday July 14 in council chambers. All members were present, Mayor Rick White presiding. Two public hearings were scheduled to hear remarks about the juvenile curfew ordinance and the water quality report. No members of the public were present.

Municipal Judge Deborah Campbell was sworn in for a two year term. (more...)

Retirement reception for Osborn

It is with mixed emotions that Parmer Medical Center is announcing the retirement of Joy Osborn. Joy has been with the clinic and hospital for a little over 32 years and has truly earned the opportunity to enjoy more time with her family and grandchildren. (more...)

Class of 1964 to celebrate 50th reunion

The Class of 1964 will be holding their 50th reunion July 18-19. The reunion will be held during the 9th Annual Cheeseburger Festival. Members, friends and family of the class are invited to a visitation at Margie Herring’s home at 1407 W. 5th Street on Saturday, July 19 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (more...)