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Town Talk II

by Ron Carr

We received another hurricane Friday afternoon with reports of up to 2" of rain around the city in about 30 minutes. Water ran under our back door at the Star office but we had plenty of old newspapers to soak it up. And another shower Saturday afternoon with some ping pong ball size hail mixed in. Needless to say the county burn ban is still lifted.

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June is National Dairy Month. We appreciate all of the dairies in the county and their contributions to the local economy and community activities. Thank you dairy folks.

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Floyd and Eva Rector observed their 67th anniversary on June 16. They were married in 1948 in the Congregational Church that is now the Parmer County Museum because the Methodist Church sanctuary was under construction. She worked at Friona State Bank for the late Charles Allen. They moved to Lubbock in 1990 to see their grandchildren grow up which they all did and now live in the Dallas area. Floyd and Eva still reside in Lubbock.

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Happy 6-year anniversary to April and Dr. Nathan Haile. Nathan continues his residency at Scott & White in Temple. Blaire and Richie Herring observed their 12 year anniversary.

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The Rehabilitation Department at Parmer Medical Center is offering a tai chi class Tuesdays and Fridays at 1:00 p.m. For info see the story elsewhere in this Star or call PMC at 250-2754.

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They were rocking at Main and Hwy 60 this week. The city installed a split rail fence and began landscaping with rocks and xeriscaping plants in the area next to the post office. It is going to be a nice attractive area for our town. Maybe some of the other folks that have businesses along Hwy 60 could get some ideas for their property.

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Amy Murphree Hand told me she has accepted a 7/8 grade science teacher position in Sundown and has given up coaching for now. The single mom has three young boys and wants to have time to be involved in their activities. Sundown is a top notch school district I think and all the best to Amy and the boys.

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Wednesday June 10 the Friona volunteer firemen were dispatched to a tractor fire at Friona Feedyard. Friona EMS has been busy in recent days with local calls and transfers to Amarillo hospitals. We appreciate all of our first responder volunteers.

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At the June 11 Friona blood drive 45 units of blood were collected. Donors received a t-shirt and a gallon of milk. During the short time I was there three different potential donors were rejected due to low iron. Drinking iced tea before donating can cause low iron. Check the internet to see what to do to get your iron up. Thanks to Mary Ford for coordinating the blood drive. She was there all day and handed out a lot of milk.

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The city sent letters to residents about mowing their lawns and lots for high weeds. Tall weeds and grass are great for mosquitos. The city has been spraying for mosquitos. Better mow your weeds, especially if you got a letter from the city.

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The rain has brought on what seems like a million tiny frogs hopping around. No doubt many have been stepped on or smushed by tires. I know the old saying about raining frogs but never believed it. Monday morning at Fast stop the little frogs were all over the front sidewalk. Many other residents have similar experiences with the frogs. Where do they come from? I guess the rain.

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Kids who have completed K - 5th grade are invited to attend the First Baptist Church Bible School next week, June 22 - 26. The theme is Camp Kilimanjaro. Sounds like a mountain of fun. For more info call the church office at 250-3933.

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Congratulations are in order for Joe and Anita Lafuente who became grandparents twice this month. Daughter Felicia Cortez had a baby girl June 7 and daughter Natasha Butler had a baby boy June 16. The count now is two granddaughters and one grandson.

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Next week, June 23 - 27, the Gary Moore Amusements Carnival will be in Friona at the community center area. Don't think they are open during the day but usually start the rides and booths about 5:00 p.m. or so.

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FHS senior graduates can pick up their diplomas at the high school 8 - 4 Thursday and 8-12 Friday.

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Happy 40th birthday to my daughter Kirsten Friday June 19. She and husband Jamey and kids Hannah and Holden will soon move into a new home in Prosper, TX, from Frisco. It is probably the fastest growing area in Texas, maybe in America. Happy birthday Cooter.

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Davey Howard at Interior Expressions has joined the weekly bridal registry listing. I stopped in the store at Main and 8th this week to visit. Davey has a lot of nice stuff in there suitable for newlyweds and you too. If you are a stuff person stop by and visit. Nice store.

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Thanks to our readers and advertisers for supporting the newspaper. Summer is a bit slow for news so if you have any news or photos to share send them along as always. The Carnival, July 4, and the Cheeseburger Festival and Car Show coming your way. Until then!

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