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Town Talk II

by Ron Carr

If you prayed for rain, good job. The area has received over 6-inches of rain in May. This past weekend several area roads were temporarily closed due to flooding. Still too wet to plant cotton. Rain is always good except the devastating floods in southern Texas that washed away many homes and resulted in several deaths. Area lakes are rising and so are our attitudes.

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On August 15 Social Security will celebrate its 80th anniversary. I guess we should say happy anniversary to them.

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Don't forget the free healthy bones seminar beginning Monday June 8 at PMC taught by Patty Haile, PT, DPT. It is a four week program and will be beneficial for people with osteopenia and osteoporosis. Call 806-250-2754 ext 146 to enroll or for more information. Class size is limited. First come first served. Tell Patty I said hello.

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Some high school students in Maryland are in legal trouble after releasing 72,000 lady bugs in the school as a senior prank. Where in the world do high school students get 72,000 lady bugs? It was reported they ordered them on the Internet. Must have been a not-so-fun mess.

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Hearty congratulations to Sam and Donna Mears who will celebrate their 57th anniversary on May 31. I am sure there will be some cake and ice cream involved. Here's to many more.

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The FHS volleyball girls will have a car wash and bake sale Saturday May 30 beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Friona Interbank to raise money for volleyball camp. See you there.

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The Friona city pool opens with a Summer Bash from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. Monday June 1. Free hotdogs to the first 100 folks. You can sign-up for lessons and parties that evening. First official day for the pool will be Tuesday June 2. Hours are 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Kids under 12 cost $2.50 and over 12 is $3.50. FHS grad Kendall Kimbrough, home from her first year of college, will manage the pool again this year.

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At a Tuesday meeting the county commissioners approved the purchase of a roadgrader for Lazbuddie Precinct 4, considered hiring a surveyor for a couple of projects, assigned a victim liaison officer for the District Attorney, and heard Sheriff Randy Geries report that his officers now have body cameras.

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The top ten Friona High School Class of 2015 scholars are, in order from 1 - 10, Haden Smiley, Lino Tarango, Alicia Ybarra, Tyler Hough, Karina Hernandez, Clara Salinas, Angela Hernandez, Alexis Alvarado, Christian Merino, and Mason Loflin.

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Monday is June 1 and the start of summer around here. Summer actually begins officially Sunday June 21 which is also Father's Day.

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Friona ISD officials are busy with contingency plans for the Class of 2015 graduation ceremonies. Graduation is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. Friday May 29 outdoors at Chieftain Field. However rain is forecast for the area so if It rains the graduation will be moved to the junior high auditorium. That is what happened last year. The final decision will be made at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Each graduate will receive 11 tickets for the junior high location.

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My friend Ron Smiley was transported back to an Amarillo Hospital Wednesday with additional heart issues. He had just gotten out of the hospital earlier this week. Thoughts and prayers are needed for Ron and family.

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Here we are at the end of another school year. The all night drug free party will be held again after graduation. A bunch of graduates and parents will use Saturday to catch up on some sleep. Then about 90 seniors will begin planning life after high school. We wish all of the graduates a bright successful future. See you next week. Until then!

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