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Town Talk II

by Ron Carr

We have received more than three inches of rain in October. A fellow told me Monday that the corn fields are still too soggy to harvest. Some areas have dried out enough to return to harvest. Looks like no rain in the forecast for now.

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Received this note from Jerry Shelton in Colorado with his subscription renewal: "Hi Ron, Hope all is well in Friona. Colorado is beautiful this time of year with the Aspens turning gold. Darla and I just celebrated our 40th anniversary. Did a cruise on the Mediterranean. It was great." Thanks for the nice note Jerry and thanks for continuing to be a Friona Star reader.

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Happy 20th anniversary to Jennifer and Robin Baize. Let us know if you have an anniversary coming up. We would like to share it.

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We had our Coffee Memorial Blood Center blood council meeting last Thursday at Headquarters Restaurant. Our Coffee coordinator from Amarillo is Janne Lawrence. Council members present were me, Clint Mears, John Gurley, Teena Hughs, and Randy Geries. The local council helps plan the next blood drive which will be Thursday November 5 from 12 noon to 7:00 p.m. at Calvary Baptist. Details later. Mark your calendar to give the gift of life.

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We are told there will not be a Trunk or Treat at Calvary Baptist this year. The Sheriff's Department will have a Trunk or Treat on Euclid St. in front of the primary school from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Details about it are elsewhere in this Star. Halloween is Saturday October 31.

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In this week's Texas Girls Coaches Association state volleyball rankings the Squaws are #21. They will host Littlefield Saturday October 17 at 12:00 p.m. then Dimmitt Tuesday October 20 at 6:30 p.m. Both are district matches and the Dimmitt match will be senior parent night. Come out and support the Squaws.

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A strange thing happened at Saturday's volleyball match with Grady. I was on the home side of the court taking photos. A volleyball went very high in the rafters of the gym. When the volleyball came down so did a small blue rubber ball that was identified as a racquet ball. How long it had been up there and how it got there is a mystery. I didn't see it come down but the umpire on my side of the court asked me to pick it up. I turned it over to FHS principal Pam Ray. Pretty weird.

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Speaking of Dr. Ray, I did not know until last Friday that she is a Dimmitt native and graduate of Dimmitt High School. Her parents live in Dimmitt and were at the Chiefs vs. Dimmitt game.

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A young man named Riley Shadle of Clarendon was injured Friday night when Clarendon played at Lockney. Riley suffered two broken vertebrae and was operated on at a Lubbock Hospital. Another young man from Perryton's JV team playing at Bushland last Thursday sustained a brain injury and had surgery in Amarillo. Let's say a special prayer for these two boys and for a safe remainder of the football season.

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Two Chieftains are in the injured list and will have surgery this week and next. Blayke Mills has a broken hand and Tristan Castillo a torn meniscus. They will miss the rest of the Chieftain football season. Good luck and full recovery to these two young men.

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Joe's Boot Shop still has a billboard up here in Friona although they have been closed and bankrupt for a year. Now, Security State Bank in Farwell will be managing an inventory liquidation sale beginning Thursday October 15, 16, 17. It is not an auction. If you need boots, hats, clothing, furniture, and thousands of other items you might want to journey over to Joe's. There will be additional sale weekends coming up. Takes a lot of time to sell all that inventory.

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Middle and high school youth are invited to the Methodist Church Sunday Oct 18 at 5:30 p.m. to watch the movie "Do You Believe." Snacks will be served in the fellowship hall following the movie.

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Enjoyed the annual Farm Bureau meeting Monday evening. Desperadoes provided brisket, sausage, and ribs. I'm actually a Farm Bureau member now so editor Dana came along to take pics and enjoy the meal. Several door prizes were given. Carolyn Widner won the big prize of a new grill that smokes meat using pellets. And we all sang Happy Birthday to Kim Smiley. Nice evening.

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A lot is being said about the new chip cards, credit and debit cards with an embedded chip. I asked Greg Lewellen, the controller at Kendrick Oil about them since they have many Valero and Fast Stop locations. Here is a statement he sent: "Starting October 1 if a customer presents a chip card to make a purchase but the seller processes the transaction using the card's magnetic stripe instead of a chip reader, the seller--not the card issuer--will have to bear the cost if the transaction is fraudulent." The chip system is called Europay, Mastercard, Visa (EMV). Cardholders will eventually receive chip embedded cards. Gas pumps are not required to have EMV equipment until October 1, 2017.

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The Parmer County Cancer Coalition will sponsor the annual cancer survivor dinner on Thursday November 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Methodist Church fellowship hall. Invitations will be mailed the last week of October. Survivors can bring a guest. Please RSVP to Jamie Lewellen at 806-206-0743 by November 6.

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Don't forget about the Country Market Arts & Crafts Show at the community center October 30 & 31. Lots of crafty vendors and best of all Canna Ray will be operating the concession stand. Until then!

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