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Town Talk II

by Ron Carr

Official weather guy John Gurley said Friona received 0.92” of rain from Wednesday through Saturday. Wednesday he said we had our first freeze Tuesday night with a temp of 31 degrees.

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Band Boosters meeting Monday November 14 at 6:00 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.

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Received a subscription renewal from Janee Jackson in Anton along with this note: “I enjoy receiving your paper. I worked for John Blackwell for years and enjoy keeping informed.”

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A family anniversary. My brother Rick and wife Sherry celebrating 20 years this week. Congratulations ya’ll. What are we having for Thanksgiving dinner?

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The Umbarger German Sausage Festival is this Sunday November 13. Sausage and sauerkraut and home baked bread, all prepared by parish members.

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Donations were down at last Thursday’s Friona blood drive. Coffee Blood Center reports they collected 36 donations. For some reason the Blood Center did not make calls to donors or send reminder post cards like in the past. Friona usually has 50-60 donations so not sure what happened. Our Blood Center coordinator said mobile blood center staff had gone thru some new training which may have slowed things down. That was the last drive until next year.

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At AgTexas in Friona Matt Groetken has resigned. The new branch manager is local Friona grad Gerrod Salyer, son of Cheryl and Greg Salyer. Gerrod lives in Dimmitt currently.

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Several have asked about my daughter Megan’s health after her motorcycle accident. She has recovered nicely since the August 6 wreck. She was able to go on a 10-day cruise/tour in Europe in October with my oldest son, her brother. She is now back at work and trying to wind her way through all of the insurance/hospital/legal issues with the help of a Denton attorney. I’m so thankful for this miracle.

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November 19 is the date for a Christmas open house by four of our local businesses, Ivy Cottage, Milk House Market, Interior Expressions, and Creative Chaos. The date is a Saturday and there will be sales at all of these locations. Check out the ad in this Star.

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Raul Braillif won the Week 10 football contest and came by the office to pick up his winning check. In 2000 he won the grand prize. I remember taking his photo back then. Been 16 years. Time does get away quickly. Way to go Raul. The contest is over now and David Woods is our $100 grand prize winner. Thanks to our sponsors and to all of our contestants.

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Christmas in the Park is Monday December 5. If you want to select a tree in the park to decorate contact the Chamber. Santa will be visiting. A Christmas Lights parade is also being planned in conjunction with the Sheriff’s Office. Info on both of these opportunities is included elsewhere in this Star.

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Trump won. It is now President Trump. Just move along. Nothing else to see here. Until then!

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