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Town Talk II

by Ron Carr

More rain Sunday night. About 0.10" in the city. Hereford reported 1-2 inches and flash floods again in Amarillo. What a rain year it has been so far.

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Congratulations to Eugene and Patsy Bandy on the occasion of their 64th wedding anniversary coming on August 30. Buddy and Betty Wiseman also celebrated their 64th anniversary. George and Aundrea Frye observed 56 years. Bill and Jeri Lynn White for a recent 21st anniversary. Fabiola and Frank Dominguez, Jr. celebrated 33 years, and Greg and Jamie Lewellen 9 years. Let us know if you or someone you know will be observing an anniversary.

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Prairie Acres newsletter reports new residents at Heritage Estates, Dorothy Woods of Clovis and Elaine Larson of Amarillo. The resident of the month at Prairie Acres is Lee Alexander and the employee of the month is Yolanda Martinez, a med-aide employed since February 2008.

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The Chieftain Band Boosters will meet Tuesday August 11 at 6:00 p.m. in the high school band hall. Business items to be discussed include election of officers, plans to feed the kids at football games, and the annual fundraiser dinner. All band parents are urged to attend.

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FHS yearbook sponsor Cindy Moreno has 2014-15 yearbooks for sale for $45. She has prior years annuals from 1995-2013 available for $10 and $15. Call 806-626-9436 or email cmoreno@frionaisd.com.

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Tommy Brockman closed Brockman Sales as of Friday July 31. His daughter Lisa Neill worked there for 32 years. Tommy sold his inventory to a man in Spearman and I saw a truck there Monday morning loading up. He sold the building to a local family. Not sure what they are going to use it for yet but will let you know when we find out. Thanks Tommy for serving the community for 41 years and enjoy your retirement.

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Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood, is the daughter of the late Texas Governor Ann Richards. Not sure if that is important, just thought I would tell you.

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I met a nice young man named Phillip Martinez this week. He and his wife are making and selling tortillas at 622 Main, the building adjacent to the Ortiz Restaurant across from the city park. The name of the business is Tortilleria Osorio. They make fresh flour tortillas daily and planning on corn tortillas soon. They are willing to sell to individuals and businesses so send some business their way. Good to see young folks starting a business and adding to our local economy. They are open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Elementary school registration is August 10-14 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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We went by volleyball and football practice this week. There are 33 girls out for volleyball and 54 boys out for football. The volleyball and football schedules are in this Star. The girls scrimmage Monday at Holy Cross then play in the Shallowater tournament Saturday August 15. The football Chiefs can start practice in full pads Friday. They scrimmage Panhandle there Saturday August 15 and scrimmage Sundown here Thursday August 21.

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There will be a meeting Tuesday August 11 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the high school cafeteria for all girls interested in entering the Miss Friona pageant. They will discuss talent and dates and times for pageant activities. All sophomore, junior, and senior girls are eligible to enter. Forms are available on the Friona Chamber of Commerce website, frionachamber.com or at the office, 621 Main St.

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Jamie Lewellen, co-chair of the Parmer County Cancer Coalition, says several people have mentioned getting a form in the mail asking for donations to the cancer coalition. She says they do not send out forms asking for donations. Any questions you can contact Jamie at 806-206-0743.

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Big youth dayz activities going on this weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings. It is organized by the Friona Christian community. Lots of free stuff and lots of motivation. For kids 6th to 12th grades. Free burgers and fries Saturday at the football field. Noon Lions will be providing world famous fries. All youth are invited to attend.

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We are planning ahead for the annual Friona Star football contest, school activities, and Maize Days. About to get busy around here so we hope you will keep up with it all in the Star. Until then!

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