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by Ron Carr

Official weather guy John Gurley said it did not rain last week but it might this week. Sure glad he is in charge of reporting our local weather.

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A reminder to fans attending the Chieftain season opener vs. Farwell Friday night. It is parent night and the senior parents will be introduced beginning about 7:00 p.m. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. Free hamburgers and fries from Cargill and the Noon Lions will be served probably starting about 6:00 to 6:30 p.m. Come out and support the Chiefs. Go Big Red.

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This year the school will be selling tickets starting at 6:00 p.m. before home games. The tickets will be sold outside the gate and you give them a ticket when you enter. This should cut down on the congestion at the gate for fans entering the field.

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For some reason the people who own KNNK Radio in Hereford, a part of the HPRN group, decided to broadcast Nazareth games on KNNK Radio and the Chieftain games only online at knnkradio.com. Go to the website and click on the link. Andy Montana will be broadcasting the games.

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Linda Smith has resumed her Amarillo Globe News paper route. She is quite popular with local Amarillo newspaper customers. On occasion she throws a newspaper with her car window rolled up. She often complains about all of the traffic at 4:00 in the morning. Her reports on Facebook about her carrier experiences are humorous and popular. You might want to friend her. She makes great cookies and cakes too.

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Pre-school age kids at least 3-years-old by September 1 are invited to attend the Friona library’s pre-school story time. It begins at 9:30 a.m. Thursday September 1 and is held each Thursday from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. For information call the library at 250-3200.

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Congratulations to Alryna and Heath McElreath on the occasion of their 12th wedding anniversary. Many more ahead.

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Donna Mears had a knee replacement last week and is recovering in the Parmer Medical swing bed program. She was to be there for about a week. Get better and up and around soon Donna.

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Rhonda Pemberton, hired as the new Prairie Acres administrator, did not stick around very long. She did start the job but has already left and returned to the Dallas area from which she came. Once again a search is underway for an administrator.

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The volleyball girls are off to a great season start. Before the Levelland tournament they were 10-2 and they won the Levelland tournament championship this past weekend. It is the first time in Friona volleyball history that a team has won the championship of an invitational tournament. They are playing in the Denver City tournament this weekend and will host Denver City here Tuesday August 30. Games are at 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. Come out and support the Squaws run for the district championship.

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The 2015 FHS yearbooks are in. Pick yours up at the high school. The sponsor for the 2016-2017 yearbook is Choir Director John Bonner.

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For the first time in my memory the Chiefs/Squaws will have both a Chieftain and a Squaw mascot this year. They are Alejandro Cigarroa and Rickie Castillo. That’s pretty cool. Go Big Red.

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Happy 48th anniversary to Rosa and Jose Correa. Their daughter Lourdes and husband Jaime Benavides will celebrate their 26th anniversary this week. Congratulations to you each and every one.

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The Texas Girls Coaches Association this week ranked the Friona Squaws volleyball team #9 in the 3A state rankings. Shallowater was listed as #4.

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Holy Family Church in Nazareth will hold their Labor Day Weekend Picnic and Parish Fundraiser Sunday September 4. Parade kicks off at 10:00 a.m. Roast beef lunch from 11:00 A.M. TO 2:00 P.M. Livestock auction starting at 1:00 p.m. A hamburger supper from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Lots of other games and arts and crafts.

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Someone entrusted two 31-year-old men from Mexico with a 1995 BMW and $5.6 million worth of heroin to haul it from Albuquerque to Chicago. A DPS Trooper stopped them on I-40 for a traffic violation near Amarillo, found the drugs, and arrested the two. My advice to them is to hurry back and hide in Mexico before the owners of the $5.6 million in heroin find them.

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The Friona High School English department has developed a Literacy Project. There is a story and a small crossword puzzle in this Star. They are asking for support to increase student exposure to higher level vocabulary in hopes of improving test scores and reading and writing levels. Hope you can participate.

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Donations are being accepted at the Chamber of Commerce for the Miss Friona scholarship fund. Businesses or individuals can contribute directly to the chamber. Call 250-3491 for information.

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My daughter Megan is recovering from her accident. She is still doing rehab at home. Her surgeon told her this week that her recovery has been above average. Needless to say we are grateful. One positive sign is her boyfriend took her to Walmart. Thanks to everyone for your encouragement and support. See you next week. Until then!

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