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Town Talk II

by Ron Carr

Sunday May 8 is Mother’s Day. Bless all mothers on this special day.

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The Muleshoe Spring Bling, with over 40 vendors, is Saturday May 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Bailey County Coliseum. Free admission. There is also a 5K walk/run at 9:00 a.m.

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Kid Fish Day Saturday May 14 from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Reeve Lake. Bait and equipment furnished or bring your own. Kids should be accompanied by an adult.

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Chieftains vs. Childress in bi-district baseball playoff, 2 out of 3 in Idalou. First game Friday May 6 at 4:30 p.m. Second game Saturday at 1:00 p.m. with third game to follow if necessary.

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Aristo Sham is a professional pianist. Been playing since he was three years-old. He is originally from Hong Kong and went to high school in England. This year he is a freshman at Harvard and Haden Smiley’s roommate. Haden is a member of the Harvard Glee Club.

Having said all that, you are invited to a piano and voice recital featuring Aristo and Haden Sunday May 15, 2:00 p.m. at the Friona First Baptist Church. A reception will follow. See the ad in this Star for more info.

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May 6-12 is Nurses Week. We have really caring and professional nurses here in our town and we thank them for all they do and the care they give.

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At Prairie Acres the resident-of-the-month for May is Melinda Brownlow. The employee-of-the-month is Rosa Pineda. Rosa works in the dietary department and has been employed since December 2009.

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First Baptist Church Bible School will be June 6-10 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. You can register on their website, fbcfriona.com.

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Received a subscription renewal from former resident Darrell Barlow from up in Wagoner, Oklahoma. He sent this note: “Ron, keep up the good work. I enjoy your column very much. Also, to keep up with all of the people. You are doing great work.” Thanks Darrell.

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The White House recently hosted an event titled “The Police Data Initiative Year of Progress: Building on the President’s Call to Action to Leverage Open Data to Increase Trust Between Police and Citizens.”

Another White House event was titled “Opportunities and Challenges: Open Police Data and Ensuring the Safety and Security of Victims of Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Assault.”

I’m really sorry I missed these two very exciting meetings. More hi-faluting words from the government to make us think they are smart and really doing something beneficial.

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As of about noon Tuesday, the last day of early voting, 360 people had voted early in the school board election. Saturday May 7 is election day. Voting will be at city hall from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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We are busy on our graduation papers. This Friona Star was printed in Shamrock, Texas, our new printing vendor. Read the details in my Out Here column. Until then!

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