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Town Talk II

by Ron Carr

Official weather guy John Gurley said we received 1.14” of rain Friday night. Then Tuesday night we added another 1.01” in town. Southeast of town reported over 2”. Deaf Smith Electric Cooperative reported the loss of 7 poles northeast of Hereford Tuesday night and were working to restore power to the area.

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Congratulations to Fabiola and Frank Dominguez, celebrated their 34th anniversary over the weekend. Patsy and Eugene Bandy will have a 65th anniversary on August 30. Let us know about any anniversaries coming up and we will be glad to share them.

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The Friona blood drive is next Thursday August 11. Same time, same place, noon to 7 p.m. at Calvary Baptist. Free Boots & Badges t-shirt to donors and enter into a drawing to win Yeti colsters. Noon Lions and AgTexas will be serving sausage on a stick, French fries, and cobbler. Check out the advertisement elsewhere in today’s Star.

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Check out the Friona Youth Dayz schedule for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings. The Noon Lions will serve fries Sunday evening and Circle of Love will provide hamburgers at 6:00 p.m. at the junior high cafeteria. See the story/schedule elsewhere.

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The new Prairie Acres administrator is Rhonda Pemberton, LNFA, MHA, ACHE. She has moved here from Dallas. There will be a reception/meet and greet in September. The latest P. Acres newsletter said the reception would be August 9 but that date has been changed to September 13. Details later. The Prairie Acres resident of the month is Dora Parson. The employee of the month is Edith Rodriguez who has worked in the nursing department since June 2013.

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At the catholic church jamaica in Muleshoe July 17 Linda Padilla of Friona won the top prize of a $2,000 gift card.

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My brother Rick and his golf partner Coy Jameson won 1st place in the 7th flight of the Pudge Kendrick golf tournament in Hereford over the weekend. Brock Field, playing with his dad Dennis, scored a hole-in-one on the 6th hole and won the longest drive competition on #15 in the morning tee off times. Quite a few Friona golfers and former residents participated in the tournament. The complete list of winners is elsewhere in this Star.

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Politicians and others like to say “All of my life I have been…..” Of course that is not possible but they keep on saying it because it makes them look better they think. Nobody has done anything all of their life.

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Two vehicles collided Sunday about 5:30 p.m. at the Fast Stop Truck Wash on Hwy 60. Minor injuries. Tuesday evening a one-vehicle accident on Hwy 60 west of town at the bridge by the golf course. A car ran off the road and collided with a tree. Our first responders remain busy and we appreciate them.

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The aluminum cans trailer behind the police department at the Kendrick Farm Store is already collecting cans. They sell the cans for the all-night graduation party in May 2017 and school has not even started yet. Nothing like getting a head start.

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After many years the hole in the post office parking lot has been patched. Frequent visitors to the post office will know what I’m talking about. That one parking space where your left front tire fell into a hole is now fixed.

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Democrats called Trump’s speech at the Republican convention dystopian. It is not a word I use often so I looked it up. Dystopia is an imaginary place where people are unhappy and usually afraid because they are not treated fairly. The Friona Star is not imaginary, we are happy and not afraid. Thanks for reading. Until then!

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