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Town Talk II

by Ron Carr

Was that more rain Monday night? We have been blessed with the rains in recent weeks without high winds and hail. The maintenance crew working on Hwy 60 were told before the job began that they shouldn’t worry about rain because it doesn’t rain much here. Surprise! They have been pumping water out of the construction frequently these days.

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What great weather we had for the Cheeseburger Festival on Saturday. It was overcast and cool and breezy for most of the morning, then sunny but not too hot in the afternoon. At the Noon Lions French fries booth where I spent most of the day, a couple of our guys dug out hoodies to keep warm in the morning.

This is not official but I figure attendance at the Cheeseburger cook-off set a record. The Noon Lions sold out of fries by 1:30 p.m. That’s not happened before. We shredded, cooked, and sold 400 lbs of potatoes. There were lines for tickets and at the cheeseburger booths most all day.

Many thanks to Chris and Betty at the Chamber and the Chamber board and other volunteers who worked hard to set up and clean up. Thanks also to Luis and Janet Hernandez, owners of Hernandez Carniceria and Tasty Cream, for their DJ music talents. Good job everybody.

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Two different folks came by the office this week to get a load of old newspapers to use in packing to move. We have old newspapers available free if you need some. They come in handy for packing, painting, or even making paper mache creations. Cargill has used some before for their Maize Days parade float. Give us a call or come by. Dr. Cash picks up a bunch every couple of months to use in his animal cages.

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KNNK Radio in Hereford is in need of an on-the-air announcer for Chieftain football games this year. They will provide necessary equipment and expenses. Don’t know what the pay is but if interested call Victor Holguin at 806-444-6920. Probably be a good idea if you knew about football and have a voice for radio. If you want to apply or know of someone give Victor a call.

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Amy Murphree Hand has accepted a position as assistant volleyball and basketball coach at Dimmitt. She leaves a coaching position in Hereford for the move to Castro County. She has found a home to rent in Dimmitt and is on the move. We wish Amy a lot of success except when the Bobbies play the Squaws.

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David and Rene Hough celebrated their 25th anniversary Tuesday July 22. They are taking a trip to St. Louis to celebrate. Joe and Anita Lafuente celebrated their 35th anniversary and daughter Felicia got married over the weekend. She is now Felicia Cortez. From now on they can celebrate anniversaries together. Also, Christian Hanes Lee and husband James celebrated 8 years of marriage. All the best to each of you.

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Friona volunteer firemen are selling $10 tickets to win a Polaris 500 Ranger 4-wheeler and trailer. The annual fundraiser drawing will be held at the October 4 Maize Days event in the city park. See any fireman for tickets.

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We received a press release from the UIL that all state championship football games will be played at AT&T Cowboy Stadium this year, including six-man which is now 1A. Friona will participate in 3A starting this season. Official UIL football two-a-days and volleyball practice begins August 4, a week from Monday.

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John and Evelyn Mars will soon be moving to the Houston area. Evelyn says they have a lot of stuff they don’t want to take with them so they are having a big garage/moving sale Friday and Saturday August 1-2, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. both days. There are all sorts of items including some furniture, kitchen stuff, decorative items, items from every room in the house. Mark your calendar.

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Reba Buske fell Monday evening and broke her wrist and hip. Her son Dave was in Amarillo and said her surgery went well. Doctors planned to have her walking some by Wednesday. Take care Reba and here’s to a positive recovery.

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Yes Elizabeth McLellan jumped out of an airplane. We have the photo in this Star to prove it. She turned 76 on July 10 and made her sky dive jump July 13 down at Stephenville. She jumped from 10,500 feet. I asked if this was on her bucket list and she said she didn’t even have a bucket list. She also said jumping again was not something she wanted to do every day but she might.

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Farwell’s annual celebration, Border Town Days, is this Saturday July 26. Starts with a parade from Texico to the Farwell city park then fun, food, games, and music in the park. Bovina is attempting to resurrect the city’s Bull Town Days celebration which was a huge, popular event many years ago. Saturday August 2 Bull Town Days returns to Bovina. Don’t have an exact schedule of events yet but maybe in next week’s Star.

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We thank you for your continuing support of the Friona Star. If you have any news or photos to share send them along. Meetings, events, fundraising, etc. Your neighbors would like to know too. Stay safe. See you around. Until then!

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