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Town Talk II

by Ron Carr

Friona's official weather guy John Gurley says Friona received 0.30" Saturday and 0.42" of rain Sunday. It seems to just keep on coming and that is a good thing.

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Friona Chieftain football players Brandon Berend and Edgar Guerrero graduated on May 29 but will play one more football game Saturday June 13 in the Greenbelt Bowl in Childress. Joseph Casas of Bovina will also play in the game sponsored by the Childress Rotary Club. The three guys will play on the North team.

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Joy Graham renewed her subscription and sent along this note: "I sure enjoy getting the Star every week. I sure would miss what's going on in Friona. I still miss everyone but I am happy here. So glad all the rain in Friona and here in Lubbock too." Nice to hear from you Joy. Thanks.

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A subscription renewal from Gaye Tannahill in Canyon included this note: "Hope this finds everyone doing well. Look forward to reading my Star each and every week. Thank you so much for all your hard work. This little town paper has been around for a long time. Thanks for keeping her spirit alive and happy."

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Clara Trowbridge of Hereford observed her 92nd birthday in May. Her daughter Teena from Tennessee and sons Murl May from Del Valle, TX and David and Sandra May from Amarillo celebrated Clara's birthday at the Big Texan where she got a free meal. She and Teena went to Lubbock to visit Clara's brother and his wife, Floyd and Eva Rector.

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The Parmer County Appraisal District will hear protests July 10 at 9:00 a.m. To be entitled to a hearing you have to file a written protest by Friday June 19. The appraisal district address is P.O. Box 56, Bovina 79009. Phone number is 251-1405.

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Hearty congratulations to Lewis and Elizabeth Gore on the occasion of their 60th anniversary this week. And to Jodie and Dee Lewellen for 26 years and Tyson and R.J. Barrett Kerby for 9 years. I covered both Tyson and R.J. during their high school athletic years, now they are married and have two kids. I'm getting old now.

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A small group from Victory Family Worship Center is on a mission trip to Nicaragua this week led by Pastor Robert Kerby.

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Going on in Hereford: The Hereford Lions Club is sponsoring a carnival at the Bull Barn June 10-13. They will be serving hamburgers each day from 6 - 10 p.m. Carnival opens at 6:00 p.m. each day. Then Saturday July 11 is the Hereford city-wide garage sale.

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About 40 folks gathered in Dr. Bob Alexander's backyard Monday evening for a concert by Bryan Hayes. He is a country singer friend of the Alexander family who stopped off in Friona on the way to New Mexico and California. Hayes lives in Moscow, Tennessee and served in Iraq in 2009-2010. He said he usually plays with a five person band but was accompanied Monday by guitarist Brent Woodall who lives in Tupelo, Mississippi, Elvis Presley's birthplace. See the photo on this page. It was a pleasant evening.

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Fried chicken Sunday. The St. Ann's Catholic Church Youth Organization is having a fried chicken dinner in Bovina Sunday June 14 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. Fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, dessert, and tea or coffee, all for $10 per person. Everyone is invited.

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County commissioners had a brief agenda Monday. County Judge Trey Ellis said they are having roof troubles at the courthouse and trying to work with adjusters and insurance companies and find a roofer to fix it. There have been a few leaks and the ceiling caved in in a third floor conference room but not due to water but old age. He said some Clovis inmates being housed in our Parmer County jail have caused havoc by knocking off sprinkler heads and causing some flooding in the jail. The City of Clovis, having its own jail problems, pays our county $65 per inmate per day to house them. Precinct 1 commissioner Kirk Frye was not present at the Monday meeting as he was still vacationing in Hawaii.

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Vacation Bible School at First Baptist Church in Friona is June 22-26 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00. All children who have completed K-5th grade are invited. It is free. For more information call the church office at 250-3933.

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A Texas Tech University doctoral student won a $10,000 grant to study how millennials respond to how wine is packaged. Is that a good use of grant money? Not going to help me since I am not a millennial and I don't drink anymore.

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Littlefield is in the state baseball tournament this week in Round Rock. The Chieftains beat Littlefield two times in district this year. Littlefield is playing West, TX in the semi-finals, a town about 12 miles from my hometown of Hillsboro and the Hillsboro radio station is broadcasting the game.

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Said goodbye to yet another Friona pioneer this week. We worked with Ron Smiley through his years at Friona Wheat Growers and Blackwell-Mullins as a customer and friend. He will definitely be missed here at the Friona Star. See you all next week. Until then!

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