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Town Talk II

by Ron Carr

Official weather guy John Gurley has scrambled to keep up with rain reports since last Friday. He reported .45” at his house Friday with 1.75” west at 10 Mile Corner. Saturday was another .30” and Monday evening another .16” for a total in August of 2.65”. Doesn’t count the rain Tuesday and Wednesday. We’ll get that report later.

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The football contest starts this week. Many thanks to our sponsors whose participation makes the contest possible. It will run 10 weeks and we look forward to some good competition.

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At this writing there were 16 girls signed up for the Miss Friona Contest. Little Miss applications were still coming in. The pageants will be held Saturday September 10 at the high school. Watch next week’s Star for photos and more of the contestants. Good luck to all of the girls.

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The first football game last Friday was pretty exciting. A lightning delay at the half stopped the game until about 11:00 p.m. then there was another short lightning delay and the game ended about 12:30 a.m. Score was Farwell 35 Friona 13. Chiefs play Booker this week at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Pampa.

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In this week’s Texas Girls Coaches Association poll Friona is #10 and Shallowater dropped from #4 to #8 in state 3A volleyball rankings. In the MaxPreps 3A rankings Shallowater is #2 and Friona is #3. It has been a good year for the girls and Coach Masse. He has a lot of experience on this team and they are fun to watch. They are aiming for a district championship. We are in a four team district so all four are assured of the playoffs but the Friona goal is outright district champs. Go for it!

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You might have heard a new voice as the Chieftain stadium announcer Friday night. Long time announcer Ricky Barnett decided to hang it up. He is replaced by Jason Daniels. He is the youth minister at the First Baptist Church. Great debut with all of the lightning delays.

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Alan and Nita Clark will be celebrating their 49th anniversary September 8 while on an elk hunt in Northern Colorado.

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At the Rangers vs. Mariners baseball game Monday night my son-in-law Walt Holmes threw out the first pitch. A friend of his that works at Capital One asked Walt if he wanted to do it. I saw a short video. He threw a strike. He was excited that George W. and Laura Bush were there to watch. Also former Baylor coach Art Briles was there. Walt and my daughter Candee are Baylor graduates. Walt just turned 50 but he is still a kid in many ways.

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Had a doctor visit and a few hours in the ER Tuesday so I didn’t write a column this week. I went in to check my allergies and had a 160 heart rate so I was hustled over to the ER for some tests. EKG, chest x-ray, blood work, and a CT Scan. Heart rate came back down and I’m going to be Dr. Osborn’s newest patient Tuesday morning. Speaking of columns, I may just stop writing about politics and all of the stupid stuff going on in our land. There is too much to sort out. I don’t care if Kaepernick stands up or sits down personally.

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Check out the sidebar story about Stormi Choate going over the edge to help the Coffee Memorial Blood Center. Volunteers raise money for Coffee then rappel off of a building in Amarillo. Stormi needs donations. Help her out. We will be closed Monday for Labor Day. Enjoy your holiday. Until then.

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