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Town Talk II

by Ron Carr

The only good thing about the weekend icy weather was it gave us some more moisture. I canceled my trip down to Denton and stayed in the house all day Friday and Saturday. Finally ventured out Sunday about noon. Will try the trip to Denton again during the Christmas holidays. Hope you all had a feast of a Thanksgiving even though the weather messed up many planned celebrations.

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You need to get busy and donate to Project Christmas Card. Donations can be made at Friona Interbank or one of the donation canisters at local businesses. This year's donations will be used to purchase lift chairs for hospital rooms. Donations are due by December 14 and donors will be listed in our December 17 Christmas paper.

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While you are at it don't forget the Empty Stocking Fund which provides clothing items and a toy to needy children in the community. Donations can be made at Friona Interbank or contact Peggy Monroe.

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The third time was the charm for the Lowe's Grocery in Bovina. The Bovina city council approved the grocery store to sell alcohol for off premise consumption. It was the third time Lowe's had petitioned the council for the approval. The council voted no twice but approved the third try. Bovina police Chief Jesse Garcia has resigned effective the end of November.

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How does free pancakes sound? The city of Bovina will be serving up a free pancake breakfast from 8:00-11:00 a.m. Saturday December 12 at the XIT Recreation Center. Santa Claus will be there. I went over last year and it was worth the trip. Think I will go again. You are invited too.

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Republican county chairman Bill White says three incumbents have signed up for re-election. They are Kirk Frye, Precinct 1 commissioner; Randy Geries, Sheriff; Jeff Actkinson, county attorney. Others up for re-election are Bobbie Pierson, tax assessor, Kathryn Gurley, district attorney, and Kenny White, Precinct 3 commissioner. All are expected to run for re-election. The filing deadline is December 15.

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The Friona Chamber of Commerce will not have a Christmas lighting contest this year. The board members will be driving the city and take some photos to be included in the Friona Star. Me and Dana will be taking some Christmas lighting photos too.

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Is Black Friday still the Friday after Thanksgiving? I don't think so. Black Friday sales and promotions started before Thanksgiving. They say shopping in a store on Black Friday has given away to online shopping on Cyber Monday. Seems to me it has become a mess.

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Monday December 7 at 5:30 p.m. Santa will visit as Friona celebrates the annual Christmas in the Park. There will be carols by the high school choir, hot chocolate, and turning on the Christmas lights provided by the city. Several merchants along Main St. will be holding open house. Come on out and celebrate.

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Prairie Acres invites you to Adopt-A-Resident for Christmas again this year. Some residents have little or no close family and can use extra help this Christmas season. Call Elizabeth Romero, activity director, and she can help with adopting a resident and what they may need. Thank you.

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Bovina residents can enter the Christmas lighting contest by signing up at city hall. Need to enter by the morning of December 17. Judging is planned on December 18.

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The city is once again providing a trailer to collect your old electronics. Computers, monitors, printers, TVs, and other electronic devices can be discarded free. The trailer is in the city park on Main St. It will be available during business hours until December 15.

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Prairie Acres Christmas party will be December 15 at 6:30 p.m. Santa Claus will visit. Call 250-3922 or go by and help with their Adopt-A-Resident program. The resident of the month is Travis Lovvorn. The employee of the month is Carol McIntosh in the medical records department. Carol has been an employee since September 1988.

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Friona Heritage Estates Christmas party will be December 11 at 6:00 p.m. Family are asked to bring finger foods or snacks. On December 10 there will be a special treat as Elaina Procter and Maddie Tyler will be playing violin music. The public is invited. Residents will be served a special Christmas Eve breakfast. On December 15 the public is invited to a program on handling grief during the holidays. Rhonda Sanders of Bluebonnet Home Health will present the program.

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Let's all extend hearty congratulations to Dave and Geneva Bentley who celebrated their 60th anniversary December 3.

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Soon 2015 will be a memory. Blessings of the season to you each and every one. Thanks for supporting our little community newspaper. Our annual Christmas paper will be December 17. We will not publish the Star during Christmas week. See you next week. Until then!

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