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Town Talk II

by Ron Carr

It’s fall ya’ll. So said Linda Smith on her Facebook page. Linda is the Amarillo Globe News carrier who gets up early every morning to fight the traffic and deliver your paper. She also is known for her cookie artistry and baking skills. It is fall and I’ll bet Linda will be baking a batch of pumpkin cookies soon. I bought a couple of her mince meat bars Saturday at the Farmers Market. They were mighty tasty. Let’s get in the spirit and enjoy fall.

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Thought I was calling the co-op gin this week but dialed a wrong prefix and chatted with Lynn Gowens for a few minutes. The gin prefix is 265- and Lynn’s is 250-. She said she gets frequent calls intended for the gin but I’m sure she would appreciate it if we looked before we dialed. Sorry Lynn but enjoyed the chat.

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The St. Ann’s Mexican dinner in Bovina is Sunday September 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The usual fare of tacos, enchiladas, salsa, etc. will be served. With plenty of homemade desserts I’m sure.

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This week’s Star is full of bright shiny faces as 21 Miss Friona and 13 Little Miss contestants take the stage at the pageant Friday September 26 at 6:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium. We appreciate all of the sponsors for their support of this annual Miss Friona/Little Miss issue. Good luck to all of the girls and thanks to all of the volunteers for organizing the pageant. We will be there with cameras ready.

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A few anniversaries I found this week: Linda and Melvin Smith 35 years; former resident Gary and Suzi Mingus 35 years; Shirley and Noel White 25 years; Clint and Shannon Hurst 17 years; and FHS grads and former residents Mac and Tracey (Gibson) Fields 16 years. Congratulations all. If you or someone you know is having an anniversary let us know. We would like to recognize them and share the news.

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Another anniversary of note. They had a little cake party at Prairie Acres for Patti Widner in honor of her 30 years of employment. Congratulations and straight ahead Patti.

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Speaking of anniversaries: At their 50th wedding anniversary John turned to his bride of 50 years and said, “I’m proud of you.”

The wife complained, “What did you say? You know I can’t hear what you are saying without my hearing aid.”

“I’m proud of you,” the man shouted.

“That’s all right,” she nodded, “I’m tired of you too.”

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At the city park Maize Days celebration Saturday October 4 you could walk away with some nice prizes. The firemen will be selling $10 tickets to win a 4-wheeler and trailer, the Noon Lions will be selling $10 tickets to win a nice new shotgun, and the Chieftain Band is selling $1 tickets to win a 50” TV. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for some good weather and come out and join the fun. Parade will start down Main St. at 10 a.m.

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Events at the Saturday Bonfire begin at 7:00 p.m. Football, cross country, and volleyball will be featured. The Chieftain Band will be there along with the cheerleaders and our volunteer firefighters will manage the lighting of the fire. It is at Reeve Lake behind the old Sonic building.

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This is our final newspaper printed in Hereford. Beginning next week we will be printing in Clovis since the Hereford press operation is closing down. Readers will notice a slight difference in the size of the paper. It will be about an inch narrower. We printed in Clovis for several years before switching to Hereford. Now we are switching back. They say change is good but a couple of guys in Hereford are out of a job. Nothing good about that.

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We hope to see you all around town next week at the Maize Days activities. Until then!

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