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Incumbent city council members, l-r, Alan Monroe, Nancy Davis, and Bruce Fleming, were sworn in at Monday's city council meeting. The three ran unopposed and there was no city election.


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The O’Brian family can proudly say they are a multi-generational Lone Star FFA Degree family. Each of these three men earned the coveted Lone Star FFA Degree while attending Friona High School. Greg O’Brian, left, earned his in 1981. Dan, center, is the latest O’Brian to earn the award and his grandfather, Dwight O’Brian, right, earned his in 1962.

Town Talk II

A Mexican pile-on dinner will be held Sunday May 17 in the junior high cafeteria starting at 11:00 a.m. The dinner is being held by the Correa family to help with expenses toward a heart transplant for Javier Correa. Cost is $8.00 per person for all ages. For more information contact Lourdes Benavides at 806-240-5341.

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It was a crazy weekend for the Chieftains baseball team. They were to open bi-district play here Friday vs. River Road at 5:00 p.m. but a Friday morning rain made the field too muddy. The game was then moved to Muleshoe at 7:00 p.m. On Saturday they were to play at noon at River Road but that game was moved to West Texas High (Stinnett) at 3:00 p.m. The games were supposed to be broadcast on KNNK radio but their tower was struck by lightning and they were off the air for a long while.

The Chieftains lost two games to River Road 13-1 and 9-4 eliminating them from the playoffs. (more...)

FTO to honor Retirees May 27

The Friona Teachers Organization will host a retirement reception on Wednesday, May 27 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the Friona ISD Administration building board room. The reception is to honor Vickie Field, Donna Black, Mary Stone, Melvin Smith, Karen Langford and Sue Wells. The public is invited to attend and wish the recipients well in their retirement.

Bovina alcohol sales pass

By a very close 100-94 vote, off premises alcohol sales were approved by Bovina voters in Saturday's election. Bovina city council members elected were Josue Gonzalez, Daniel Mayberry, and Yolanda Robledo. Chris Antillon and Justin Brozek were elected to the Bovina school board.