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Town Talk II

by Ron Carr

Victory Family Worship Center pastor Robert Kerby says the church still has lots of new winter coats left after their Coats for Kids event. He said families that would like a warm coat for their children can come by the church office at 914 Main St. during business hours Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday for a free coat. They have all sizes available.

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Last week we gave info of a love fund at Interbank for 7-year-old Jazlynn Simein. Her great grandmother Emma Davila said her heart surgery went well. They put stents in her heart and she has been released from the hospital. She will remain in the Dallas area to recover until she has her brain surgery in 6-8 months. The love fund is available and donations are needed to help with the family’s expenses.

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Happy anniversaries to Stormi and Brent Choate married 7 years and to Glen and Carolin Reeve who celebrate 37 years this week. All the best.

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I want to say a special thanks to the ladies in the Friends of the Friona Library for the veterans breakfast last Friday. Not a complicated menu. Scrambled eggs, bacon, biscuits and gravy, coffee and orange juice. All just like mom used to make.

Once again the school district held a very inspiring Veterans Day program at the high school. The 5th grade choir, high school choir, high school band, and school officials are to be praised for their annual Veterans Day program. The FCCLA students also who provided cake and refreshments after the program. We have included several photos of the day in this Star. Thank you all very much.

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It was noted by several of us that the number of veterans participating seems to get smaller each year. Thank you veterans for your service and for attending the breakfast and the program.

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Our hope for a speedy recovery to County Judge Trey Ellis who had another back surgery this week at BSA in Amarillo. Hang in there Trey. Our thoughts are with you. We also send best recovery wishes to former Friona resident and 6th St. Church of Christ minister Leon Talley who underwent open heart surgery in Lubbock this week.

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Construction is underway on the former credit union building on 6th St. which will become the new home for the Friona Police Department.

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The Chamber of Commerce “Ho Ho Home for the Holidays” promotion is underway. The program encourages residents to shop local during the holidays. Canisters have been placed at 18 businesses around town. You can sign each time you visit and have the opportunity to win $25 in Friona Bucks to be spent at that merchant. All tickets will be combined for a final drawing to win $100 in Friona Bucks to be spent at any merchant. The drawings will be Monday December 19.

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Don’t forget Saturday November 19, four of our local merchants are having a Christmas in Friona special shopping day. They are Creative Chaos, Interior Expressions, Ivy Cottage, and Milk House Market. The shopping hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Buy your tickets for the Friona Noon Lions Club fundraiser drawing to give away a Henry 45-70 lever action rifle with the serial number Parmer 2016. Plus a one-of-a-kind Ruger Bearcat prototype 22 long rifle pistol. There will be two winners. Tickets are $10 and the drawing is at the Noon Lions meeting Thursday December 15. Contact any Noon Lion or Andy Montana or Clint Mears for tickets.

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Parmer County Commissioners accepted a Texas AgriLife recommendation at their meeting Monday and hired Wendy Case as a county extension agent. She lives in Clovis and her husband is a Methodist preacher. Reminder that the county extension office is located in Bovina.

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The Community Thanksgiving Service is Sunday November 20 at 6:00 p.m. at Friona United Methodist Church. Everyone is invited. An offering will be gathered that will benefit the Friona Christian Ministries who assist people in need throughout the year.

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Been told the new Burger King in Hereford will be next to the Love’s Truck Stop that is under construction. The Love’s will have a Carl’s Jr. burger shop. Need to rename that stretch of Hwy 60 the burger mile with McDonald’s, Burger King, and Carl’s.

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Next week the Star will be distributed on Wednesday because of Thanksgiving. We hope you all have a sumptuous Thanksgiving holiday. Until then!

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