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Links for Thursday, December 22, 2016:

NewsTown Talk Obituary

Town Talk II

by Ron Carr

First little winter blast arrived Saturday night. Official weather guy John Gurley said our low temp was minus-8 and we received one-inch of snow, for .10” moisture. It’s okay to dream of a white Christmas but let’s hope we don’t get the Goliath we got the day after Christmas last year.

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Congratulations to Greg O’Brian and Jayson Grimsley, the winners of the Noon Lions Club gun raffle. Drawing was held at last Thursday’s meeting. Greg won the rifle and Jayson won the pistol.

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A big Merry Christmas anniversary greeting to Jim and Sherry Atwell. They tied the knot 50 years ago this week.

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The Book Shoppe will be open next week, Wednesday December 28 from 3:00-5:30 p.m. Connie says they have received a recent donation of chapter books of interest to elementary and junior high students. It is located at 6th and Euclid. Connie Slagle is the book lady.

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When the new year finally arrives, it will be time to think about the May 6 election. This year there will be three city council terms expiring and two school board terms. January 18 to February 17 will be the sign-up period for anyone wishing to run in these local elections.

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January 7 is the date for the Friona Powerlifting Invitational, the first powerlift meet of the season. Will be held in the Friona gym and activity center.

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The Parmer County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for a telecommunicator/corrections officer. Applications available at the Sheriff’s Office, online at sheriff@parmercounty.net, or 806-481-3303. Pass it on.

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Enjoyed visiting with Wendy Case, the new County Agent-Family Consumer Sciences, at a meet and greet reception last Thursday in Bovina. She is a very energetic outgoing young lady, married to a Methodist preacher in Clovis. I feel sure she will be an asset to our county and the 4-H kids. Mrs. Case handed out the 2016 4-H Star awards. Ashlyn Timms of Lazbuddie earned the Gold Star award. Adeline White was Silver Star and Jarret White was Bronze Star.

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January is livestock show time. The local Friona show will be January 15. The County show is January 17-21, with the show on Jan 19 and the sale on Jan 21.

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There is a new year ahead with new challenges. We lost some good citizens this year. Others are enduring health issues. We send Christmas wishes for peace and healing. We wish everyone a nice quiet Merry Christmas and a prosperous Happy New Year. Thank you for your support in 2016 to our readers and our advertisers. We are taking next week off so the next Friona Star will be Thursday January 5, 2017. Until then!

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