homesports schedulescontactlinksarchives

Links for Thursday, November 19, 2015:

NewsObituariesTown TalkFriona Star being preserved onlineSquaws

Town Talk II

by Ron Carr

A touch of winter rolled in Tuesday. My fenced in back yard has a lot of leaves but I don't have any trees back there. The 30-50 mph winds and the cold temps gave us wind chills into the teens. Should be milder the rest of the week they say. Hope our Thanksgiving week is good weather. I'm planning a trip to the Denton area to see my kids for Thanksgiving which will include an annual visit to the Cracker Barrel and eggs benedict at the Seven Mile Café.

*****

The Bovina Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring their Christmas in the Park Saturday December 5 from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. in the city park. Santa will make an appearance. Refreshments will be provided. The Chamber will also have a house decorating contest with !00/$50/$25 cash prizes. To register your house call Billy or Suezy Smith at 251-1677. Deadline is December 18.

*****

The annual Country Christmas Jubilee arts and crafts show at the Farwell Community Center is November 20-21. Admission is free.

*****

Saturday November 21, 6:00 p.m., free chili and gospel music at the Bailey County Coliseum. It is all free and hosted by Circle of Love Ministries of the Rhea community. Among concert performers will be Jim and Rhonda Murphree of Friona. Everyone is invited. Did I mention it is free?

*****

Denver City ISD has canceled classes Thursday and Friday because the Fillies are in the state volleyball tournament in Garland and the Mustangs are in the area football playoffs in Weatherford so they would be short of buses, drivers, teachers, and students too.

*****

Congratulations to Stormi and Brent Choate on their 6th anniversary last week. Stormi also became a grandmother when daughter Amber and Brady Hansard had a baby boy Saturday in Amarillo. Our best wishes to all.

*****

I received my AirMedCare enrollment ID cards this week. Signed up for three years. This is the LifeStar medical helicopter insurance program available through our Parmer Medical Center. Be worth your time to go by the hospital and get a brochure. Your entire household is insured for $65 a year. Emergency LifeStar to Amarillo can cost north of $30,000.

*****

A reminder that the Book Shoppe will be closed Wednesday November 25. Thanks to Connie Slagle for organizing the Book Shoppe and keeping it open each Wednesday.

*****

More anniversary congratulations to Glenn and Carolin Reeve. Glenn said they celebrated 36 years of wedded bliss this week. He is still selling vehicles at Stevens 5-Star in Hereford. The Reeve family has a long history in the automobile business.

*****

The filing period for county offices opened Saturday November 14 and runs until December 14. Precinct 1 county commissioner Kirk Frye filed for re-election this week. Other incumbents will surely follow.

*****

Many of us tried to eat supper in the dark Tuesday night. Our volunteer firemen were dispatched to a transformer blowout. Around 6:15 p.m. electricity went off all over the city. It came back on around 7:00 p.m. My WT Services cable TV did not come back on. Various customers, including me, did not have TV by Wednesday morning. The local WT office said they had several individual locations still without service but would send a service crew to hook us up again. It was a reminder of how much we depend on our television. Thanks to the firemen, Xcel, and WT Services for the quick response.

*****

A couple of nice young men from the Texas Tech Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library came to the Star office Tuesday. They took all of the back copies of the Friona Star with them and will digitize them into an archive available to the public. We are one of many Panhandle area newspapers that are stored at Tech. The Friona Stars from 1925 to 1982 are already archived. The rest, through 2014 should be available in the next couple of months. Managing editor Dana Jameson has a story about it on the front page. You can access what is available now through our website, frionaonline.com, and click on links at the top of the page, then click on Searchable Data Base and you are there. We hope you enjoy this new service of Friona's history.

Texas Tech offers this service free to participating newspapers. The actual work of scanning and cataloging is done mostly by Tech journalism students. We appreciate the service and hope you will enjoy it.

*****

Go by and see Misty and the girls at Ivy Cottage at their Friday November 20 open house. They invite you to Jingle and Mingle and you might win an autographed cookbook by the Crockin'Girls. Several merchants along Main St. will be open during the Christmas in the Park celebration Monday December 7. Santa will be there too.

*****

Basketball season is underway. During the holidays most games are in tournaments. They do play Lazbuddie here Friday November 20, JV at 5:00, varsity girls 6:30, and boys 8:00 p.m. At Hale Center Tuesday night the JV girls won 36-27, JV boys lost 43-33, varsity Squaws lost 47-35, varsity Chiefs won 34-33. We'll be covering the home games and wish Coach Woods and Coach Ray a successful season.

*****

That's it for this week. I'm sure I have left something important out but maybe I'll remember by next week. Thank you for reading the Friona Star. Until then!

*****