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Town Talk II

by Ron Carr

The Monday night rain was about 0.11" in the city. Temperatures are tending to be cooler now and the first day of fall is September 22. Future weather looks good for the Maize Days week activities. The Miss Friona pageant has 15 girls entered and there are 9 Little Miss candidates. FHS volleyball and basketball coach Darrel Ray will be the master of ceremonies for both pageants. The pageants begin at 6:00 p.m. Saturday September 12.

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Chieftain Rene Rodriguez dislocated his ring finger Friday night vs. Abernathy. Aaron Tafoya sustained a painful thigh bruise. Coach Arias said Aaron is walking and is still pretty sore. Rene should be able to play at Tulia but Aaron might be doubtful. The Chiefs take a 1-1 record to Tulia. All Chieftain games are broadcast live on KNNK 100.5 FM and knnkradio.com, and WT Services channel 6. Go Big Red.

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Becky and Mike Riethmayer celebrated their 46th anniversary last week. Marilyn and Rex Blackburn celebrated their 56th anniversary September 8. Casey and Terry Sharrock went to the lake to celebrate their 22nd anniversary over Labor Day weekend. Congratulations and good health to all. Share your anniversary news with us or we will have to steal it off of Facebook which is what we often do.

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The Harrington Breast Center mobile mammography coach will be in Friona Thursday September 24. To schedule an appointment see the details in the Harrington ad in this Star.

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Chance Lewellen. Bow and arrow. Arrow broke and went through his hand. EMS trip to Lubbock to remove arrow and some minor repair. He is back home with a bandaged hand, in good spirits, doing well. We hope he continues to heal with maximum success.

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We haven't made a big announcement about this but we no longer charge for birth announcements, engagements and wedding announcements. We have never charged for obituaries. Over the years the number of birth and engagement announcements in our newspaper has declined. I attribute that to social media, mainly Facebook, which is filled with baby and wedding and dog and cat photos, videos, and comments. Guess fewer people have scrapbooks these days. That's a pity. We are still in the scrapbook business.

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Need to recognize and say thanks to local churches for volunteering to run the concession stand at the Chieftain football games and give the Booster Club a break. So far I know the Methodist Church and Victory Family Worship Center members have worked the stand.

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Received a subscription renewal from former Bovina resident Carolyn Rains with this note included: "Ron, Here is my renewal. I enjoy reading all the news there. I miss the plains. I prefer them to this big city. My family is here though. God bless." Carolyn now lives in Ft. Worth. Always good to hear from our readers. Thanks Carolyn.

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It is time already to plan for this year's Friona Arts & Crafts Show. Kristina Anthony came by the Star office this week with details. The show will be Friday and Saturday October 30 and 31. It is held at the community center. Anyone interested in a booth should contact Kristina at 806-295-6951 or email frionacraftshow@gmail.com.

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Parmer County Cancer Coalition (PCCC) co-chairman Jamie Lewellen has advised that this year's Pink Out game will be October 16 when the Chiefs host Muleshoe. The t-shirt design is being finalized and she will soon let us know how to order, etc. Proceeds from the Pink Out t-shirt sales benefit the PCCC which assists local cancer patients with certain expenses. I'll be ordering mine and hope you do too.

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Received a press release from Eastern New Mexico University that Friona graduate Adilene Adame has been named to the ENMU Greyhound track and field roster. I recall Adilene participated in discus and shot put for FHS. Good to see FHS grads pursuing their college education.

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Our 2015 Miss Friona and Little Miss will be selected Saturday evening at the high school auditorium. Both pageants will be held with Little Miss first starting at 6:00 p.m. I want to say thanks in advance to the many volunteers that will be working to make sure the pageants run smooth and the decorations are pretty. It takes manpower, or in this case mostly womanpower, to have a successful evening. Thank you everyone that had any part in the pageants. Dana Jameson and I will be there taking photos of all the pretty girls.

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At last count over 350 people have registered for the All-School Reunion on Saturday September 19 at the community center. Welcome all ex-students and your families. Hope you enjoy your return to Friona and the Maize Days activities and reconnecting with classmates. Karen Renner says the Class of 1965 will gather for lunch at Jim Taylor's barn south of town after the parade and other alumni are welcome to come by too. Sounds like some great fun and many tall tales will be old.

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I am sure Friona ISD superintendent Kenny Austin thinks I am an old nincompoop. This week there was something I was going to ask Kenny about. I called the admin office and one of my favorite people Kathy Sandoval answered. We chatted for a minute and she rang me over to Kenny. By the time he got on the phone I forgot what I was calling him about. So we chatted about his recent cataract surgery which was successful. He only wears glasses now to read after wearing glasses since the 7th grade. And I still haven't remembered what I called him about. See you next week if I can remember to be here. Until then!

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