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Town Talk II

by Ron Carr

Official weather guy John Gurley reports Tuesday night's rain at 0.67" making a monthly total of 4.25". He said the high temperature for the year was reached at 99 degrees. More rain in the forecast all this week. Been a great rain year.

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It is garage sale time in the city. I notice all of the garage sale signs posted on cardboard boxes, telephone poles, and even on the TxDOT boxes at Main and Hwy 60. Here is the deal. I hope your garage sale was successful. Now go and take down your garage sale signs. The sale is over and your signs are still hanging around. There should be a city ordinance since many of the signs are on public property.

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First Baptist Church's clothes closet is this Saturday August 1 at 10:00 a.m. Barbara Maynard says they have lots of clothes and they are free to the public. With school starting soon this sounds like a good idea.

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Thursday August 20 is the next Friona blood drive. It is the annual Boots vs. Badges drive where you can vote for your favorite law enforcement or fire department hero and get a Boots vs. Badges t-shirt.

At a local blood council meeting last week our Coffee Memorial Blood Center donor coordinator told the council that appointments can now be made online. We will print more details about the August 20 blood drive as the date gets closer.

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Had lunch Sunday at Leal's on Mabry in Clovis with a cousin from Temple that I had not seen in about 15 years. He works for a company that shuttles railroad crews around and was in Clovis for about a week. We decided to meet at Leal's at 11:00 a.m. New Mexico time to beat the lunch rush. Haha! The parking lot was full and so was the restaurant. We had about a 15 minute wait. Had the Crispy Chile Relleno with brisket and it was delish.

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The old two story Reeve home just west on FM 2013 has been torn down. The old house had deteriorated and was damaged by vandals so the family decided to tear it down. It was put into a hole on the property and burned. Lot of history there. Sorry to see it go. Sharon Reeve White wrote about the old house in this issue of the Star.

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Maize Days is coming up in a little over a month. The chamber is seeking volunteers to help out with the Miss Friona and Little Miss pageants, decorating, the parade, etc. If you can volunteer call the Chamber at 250-3491 and get on the list.

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Santa Claus had surgery Monday. Mike Pope had some neck surgery in Amarillo and the family reports he is doing well. Mike is one of the good guys and sits in for Santa during the Christmas season. We wish him a successful and speedy recovery.

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First meeting of the new school year for the Chieftain/Squaw Boosters is Monday August 3 at 6:00 p.m. in the Friona Interbank community room. As always, the Booster Club needs participation so everyone is encouraged to be there. You parents come support the kids.

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Saturday August 1 is the Bull Town Days celebration in Bovina. A parade starts at 10 a.m. at the fire station to the city park. Vendors will be set up with food, games, and fun in the park. If you go make sure you get some of the Cantu family's fajitas, burger, and pico de gallo. Their pico is among the best. Hope they are there.

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The annual St. Teresa's Jamaica is Sunday August 2 outside the parish hall. They always have tons of food, games and train rides for the kids, and music, plus raffle drawings for fancy prizes. Everyone is invited.

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Check out the school supply lists on pages 7 and 8. School starts August 24. Send us your news. It is a community newspaper. See you soon. Until then!