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Town Talk II

by Ron Carr

Well here we are again. Time for Christmas and the New Year again. Yes I agree 2015 has passed in a hurry. We have lost too many of our citizens too soon during this year. We will publish our annual In Memoriam list in January. We have much to be thankful for and Dana, Nathan, and I wish you all the very best and merriest Christmas. Thank you for your support.

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This is our big Christmas paper. We will not print a Friona Star next week. The office will be closed until we reopen at 9:00 a.m. Monday December 28. Our next Friona Star will be distributed Thursday December 31. We will be checking in during the holidays. You can leave a message at 806-250-2211 or email frionastr@wtrt.net.

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Since I canceled my Thanksgiving trip to Denton and Frisco because of icy weather I will be trying it again next week to see my kids during Christmas. Hope the weather cooperates this time.

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We attended the Fire Department Christmas dinner Friday at the Senior Center. It is always nice to pay tribute to our volunteer firemen for their service to the community. Chance Lewellen was named Fireman of the Year which is an award voted on by the firemen. Service awards went to Danny Campbell 20 years, Dwayne Procter 30 years, and Fire Chief Jim Taylor 35 years. Santa made an appearance for the fire kids. It was a nice evening and we appreciate being invited.

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Saturday evening about 6:30 p.m. just as the cold rain began to fall, the volunteer firemen, EMS, DPS, Sheriff's deputies, and K3 Towing were dispatched to an accident west of Friona on Highway 60. It was reported a pickup rollover landed on its top and a semi jackknifed. One person was taken to PMC. It took a while to clear the road and clean up the mess. Thank you again to our loyal emergency volunteers.

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That late night comedian Stephen Colbert that replaced David Letterman, what's with pronouncing his name like Col-bear? Out here we would just call him "Stephen Cobert." Besides, he is not very funny, has slipped to fourth in late night ratings, and is a progressive left-wing flaming pandering liberal. Hope he has a Merry Christmas anyway.

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Our sympathies to the Brockman family on the sudden passing last week of Tommy Brockman. During this year Tommy had sold his parts business and bought a nice little house and was preparing for a nice quiet retirement. Another sad situation in our community. Tommy was buried in Nazareth on Monday.

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Stephenie Allyn Jones, daughter of the late Steve Jones and Donice Jones Strickland, received her Master of Education degree and Counselor Education degree from Texas Tech. She had a 4.0 GPA and a concentration in clinical mental health. Next step is to take her National Counselor Exam and apply for an intern license. She wants to work with juvenile offenders and plans to pursue her Doctoral degree. Her sister Kimberlee is a Lubbock police officer.

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Matthew Stanberry and Abby Jones also received degrees from Texas Tech this month.

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December 27 will be the 62nd anniversary for Delton and Betty Lewellen. Happy anniversary, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year to you and all the family.

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The next blood drive is Thursday January 21. Our next Friona Star will be December 31. Wish you all the very best. See you when we get back. Until then!

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