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Town Talk II

by Ron Carr

Flu season is just ahead. Did you take advantage of the flu shots at the Senior Citizen Center last week? Rhonda Wilkins said they gave 76 flu shots at the event. I got one at BSA last week. To find out why I was at BSA read my Out Here column this week.

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Frio Draw Driving School, 7th and Ashland, is having a ribbon cutting Saturday October 15 at 10:00 a.m. They are having an open house with refreshments from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Owners are Dennis and Vickie Field. You are invited to stop by and visit.

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A ribbon cutting at the newly remodeled Milk House Market building on Main St. next door to the post office, will be held Saturday October 22. The ribbon cutting is at 10:00 a.m. and the store will have their Grand Opening celebration from 10:00a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There will be discounts, giveaways, and a pizza truck. Better mark your calendar.

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With Halloween on the horizon, our local Trunk or Treat candyfest will be held from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Monday, October 31, on Euclid in front of the junior high cafeteria.

If you want to get an early start for your little goblins, a downtown Main Street Trunk or Treat will be held in Hereford in the Main St. parking area of First Baptist Church from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Games, food, and prizes. Drawings for a tailgate cooker and seasonal art items will also be held. Prizes will be given for the best decorated car and costume. Sponsored by First Baptist and First Methodist churches of Hereford.

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Want to buy some pumpkins for fall decorating? The First Methodist Church in Hereford will be staging its annual Pumpkin Patch at Fifth and Main St. October 16-31 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily. Pumpkins from pie size to giants will be available. Proceeds will benefit the church’s children’s ministry and Vacation Bible School. Unloading of the pumpkins will take place October 14.

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Friona ISD went on lockdown last Friday from 12:20-1:30 p.m. to investigate a threat of a potential shooting, specifically to shoot up the pep rally. Friona police and a canine unit worked the investigation and found no firearm. They did find the two students, a freshman and a sophomore, who made the threat. Friona ISD superintendent Dr. Pam Ray said, “Because our students are our number one priority we decided that locking down was the best way to keep them secure. We know these situations are unnerving but want to assure everyone that we made decisions for student safety.” Dr. Ray thanked the Friona PD, Sheriff’s Office, and the DPS for their support.

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Early voting begins Monday October 24 through November 4. You can early vote at Interbank Oct 24, Oct 27, Oct 31, and Nov 3 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. In next week’s Friona Star we will print a sample ballot provided by the County Clerk’s office.

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The Singing Men of Texas (in the Panhandle) will give a concert next Thursday, October 20, at 7:00 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church. I know Kevin Wiseman and J.B. Douglas are Singing Men members. Don’t know if they are singing in this one. The community is invited to attend.

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The Friona Band Boosters annual brisket dinner will be held Sunday October 23 from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the junior high school cafeteria. Cost is $10 adults and $8 Children. Menu is brisket, beans, potato salad, and homemade desserts. Support the band. See you there.

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Farm Bureau’s annual meeting was Monday evening at the high school cafeteria. Many board members were unable to attend because of harvest but board vice-president Kevin Welch did a nice job conducting the business. The meal was BBQ brisket catered by Desperadoes in Amarillo. Door prizes ranged from caps, to vests to $50 bills. Everyone enjoyed the evening.

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The Republican Party has turned out the lights. After this election we may never hear from them again. All of the Democratic elite accepts whatever their Hillary does without criticism. It is a sad day in America but still a great day in Friona, Texas. See you next time. Until then!

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