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Town Talk II

by Ron Carr

A memorial service for Mr. Leroy Burnett was held Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at the Friona Methodist Church. He passed away July 9. Family suggests memorials be to the Parmer County Cancer Coalition or your favorite charity.

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Dirt work has begun in Hereford for the construction of the Love’s Truck Stop on Hwy 60 across from the Best Western. The Hereford Brand reports the facility will be 6,560 square-feet with 43 truck spaces eight gasoline pumps, and four diesel pumps. It should be open by the end of the year.

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The Clovis News Journal said a new Denny’s Restaurant and a new Del Taco Restaurant will be built in the 3900 block of Prince. Not sure where that is but is probably close to Wal Mart.

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County commissioners on Monday approved the purchase of a road grader for Precinct 2 (Bovina) from Warren Caterpillar.

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Three local ladies, concerned about the safety at the Hub intersection after last Thursdays fatality accident, were interviewed by News Channel 10 from Amarillo. Connie Slagle, Becky Riethmayer, and Lynn Nelson appeared on evening newscasts last Friday. They hope to launch a campaign to improve the safety at the intersection.

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Get a pen. The Donut Shop has a new phone # 250-5522. They are still busy and doing well.

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Happy 31st anniversary Mark and Deirdre Osborn.

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The summer drama workshop is in full swing. Cheryl and Dwayne Procter have seven grandkids at their house for these two weeks, six of which are in the elementary and junior high drama presentations. Each year many out of town kids come for the drama workshops. You can see their work Friday and Saturday night at the high school auditorium.

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James Edwards, a representative from AirMedCare, spoke to the city council Monday evening about the cost of a medical helicopter flight and snake bite venom. He said the average cost now of a helicopter transfer to Amarillo or Lubbock is $35,000, up from $25,000 last year. He told the council that the LifeStar helicopters no longer carry snake bite medicine on board. He said one dose of snake bite antidote costs from $12,000 to $15,000 and it takes four doses.

He proposed offering the AirMedCare helicopter plan to city employees. For $65 per year all members of your household are covered. The plan pays the airlift cost that is not covered by your health insurance. I have the plan and the card in my wallet. You should definitely have this. It has already paid off for several local residents. Pick up an application at PMC. There is no medical exam just a few questions. It’s easy. Go do it.

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Mr. Leroy Widner, 79, died July 12, 2016. No services are scheduled. You can sign the online register book at blackwellmullins.com. Our sympathies to the family.

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Next week we will be visiting the Kidz Days camp and building site as youngsters build forts and other stuff. Thanks to Harry DeWit for the idea and to all of the men and women who have volunteered to help. The Chieftain football camp starts Monday too. It is good to be busy again. Until then!

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