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Town Talk II

by Ron Carr

Local official weather guy John Gurley said we received 1.98" Tuesday night and our total this month is 5.38". Even more rain is forecast for Wednesday night and Thursday. Farmers are scrambling but rain is good.

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This is short notice but I know you will be hungry Sunday. The FHS Band Boosters brisket dinner is this Sunday October 25 at the junior high cafeteria from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tickets at the door are $10 adult and $8 kids 10 and under. Takeouts will be available. So will deliveries if you call 265-7737. See you there.

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Want some help with the constitutional amendments election? The Amarillo Globe News editorial board says vote "For" all of the amendments except Prop 3 you should vote against. The election is November 3. A short video describing each proposition is provided on the League of Women Voters of Texas YouTube channel.

Example, Proposition 6 includes in the Constitution the right to hunt and fish. Since the Texas Constitution was adopted in 1876, 483 amendments have been adopted by voters and 179 have been rejected. Amendment elections usually have a low turnout. Make the effort to vote.

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Received a subscription renewal from James and Pauline Wiley in Shallowater with a note: "Time goes by too quickly. It seems I paid this just a few weeks ago." Couldn't have said it better. Time does indeed fly by. Thanks for continuing to be a Friona Star reader.

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Friday the driver side window on my Tahoe decided to stop working. I rolled it down, heard a big grinding pop, and managed to get it closed but it didn't work after that. A driver side window is pretty important in our fast food economy and at the post office drop box. Monday I went by Mr. Service to see Joe Reeve and Justin Bridges. They knew the problem, ordered the part, and by 4:00 p.m. Monday it was repaired. Thanks to Joe and Justin for the usual friendly service.

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Both the 7th and 8th grade Maidens volleyball teams were undefeated in district. Way to go girls. Moving on up to be high school Squaws.

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The Squaw volleyball varsity plays their last home game of the season Friday October 23 at 4:00 p.m. against the Tulia Lady Hornets. The ladies will be handing out mini-volleyballs to all future Chiefs and Squaws. A parent told me they cannot throw the mini-balls into the stands during district games. It is a district rule and has something to do with safety. The JV will follow the varsity. A couple of the varsity Squaws are cheerleaders so they will head to River Road for the football game after the match. The games were changed from Saturday because of ACT tests.

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The Friona Country Market Arts & Crafts show is next week, October 30-31. Organizer Kristina Anthony said Monday she only had a couple of booths left. The concession stand will once again be served by premier chef Canna Ray and staff. Come out and browse and enjoy a top notch lunch or some world class sweets and lots of Christmas ideas. See the ad in this Star for more details. I will see you there.

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Eastern New Mexico University will play Angelo State Saturday October 24 in the last regular season game ever at Greyhound Stadium. A new on campus stadium will open next year. This game will be broadcast in the Navajo language back to communities such as Lukachukai, Wheatfields, Red Valley, and Many Farms. Games have been broadcast in Navajo for quite a few years. It is interesting to find out information that you never knew before isn't it?

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I went by Interbank Tuesday to early vote on the constitutional amendments. It was about 1:30 p.m. and I was the 9th person to vote. Early vote continues at the County Clerk's office in Farwell until October 30. The election is Tuesday November 3.

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The Victory Family Worship Center will have their annual free coats for kids giveaway Wednesday October 28 beginning at 7:00 p.m. They will give free coats and gloves as long as supplies last. Parents must be present with children. Free hot chocolate and coffee too. Church members assist with selection and fitting. This is a popular and much needed community event each year. Our thanks to Victory Family for their generous spirit.

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The 6th St. Church of Christ will be hosting their 3rd annual First Responders dinner Saturday October 24 at 6:00 p.m. They invited me to attend so I'll be going because my experience is the Church of Christ folks know how to cook and I like to hang out with our first responders. With this dinner Saturday night and the band boosters brisket dinner Sunday looks like my weekend meals are covered. See you again. Until then!

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