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This was the scene at Hwy 60 and Main St. Tuesday as the contractor began pouring the cement on half of the south side of the highway. The dump truck at right poured the cement into the mixer machine which then dumped it onto the roadway where it was smoothed by the big machine at the left. We don’t know the technical terms for the machinery but it is quite an interesting operation.

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Kindergarten teacher Jenny Riethmayer and her colleagues have been busy this week preparing their classrooms for the start of school Monday. The intersection of Euclid and Hwy 60 will remain closed during the highway construction. Primary school parents are asked to use 10th St. from Main to Euclid, turn left, drop the kids off at the cafeteria, and exit on 9th St. back to Main. Primary students will assemble in the cafeteria before school this year.

Town Talk II

The city had some nice rain last Friday and Saturday. The Saturday rain was a mini-storm with blowing rain. The WT Services cable channel says we have received 0.65” for the month.

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At the football scrimmage Saturday I talked with young Mason Loflin (who turned 18 this week) about his progress with the broken ankle he suffered in a baseball game April 28. He said they took the screws out last Friday and will take the stiches out this Thursday. After that he starts rehab at PMC. This is Mason’s senior year and it is too bad he has to miss football but he will probably be ready to play basketball. We hope so. He is really looking forward to getting rid of the crutches. (more...)


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We spotted popular former Chieftain coach Rex Cumpton at Saturday’s scrimmage. Coach Cumpton coached three of Friona’s current coaches, David Woods, Daniel Hutchins, and Fernando Moreno. Looking slim and healthy, he said he had lost 55 pounds and was enjoying his retirement in Amarillo. At left is Coach David Towner’s dad who had a 33-year coaching career, most of it in Perryton.