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The Grand Champion Steer of the 80th Annual Parmer County Livestock Show was shown by Cade Hurst. The steer is a 1,265 lb. Cross. Hurst also took home the Reserve Senior Showmanship buckle.

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A stockshow era came to an end at the 80th Annual Parmer County Livestock Show with the resignations of JeDon Gallman, left, and Mack Heald, right. Gallman has resigned from the Parmer County Livestock Board after 38 years of service. Heald will retire at the March board meeting. Heald has been in the stockshow business for 57 years. Forty-three of those years were spent in Parmer County. Thank you JeDon and Mack for all your hard work and dedication to the Parmer County Livestock Show and all the participants.

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Damar Sermeno (14) heads down the court with Daniel Pena as an escort in district action vs. Lubbock Roosevelt Tuesday night. The Chiefs picked up their first district win 64-52. Tuesday January 31 the teams will be here vs. Muleshoe. It will be senior parent night.

Town Talk II

The county burn ban remains lifted. At least until the next county commissioners meeting. Monday, commissioners decided to continue the no burn ban until discussing at their next meeting.


Friona graduate Sergio Mendez was approved by commissioners as the Parmer County Texas A&M AgriLife county extension agent. Commissioners deeded the Bovina property of the Women’s Study Club building to the city of Bovina. (more...)

Hurst, Cleavinger take top steer honors

Showmen from across Parmer County gathered at the Friona Community Center last week to participate in the 80th Annual Parmer County Livestock Show. Three hundred fifty-one animals were shown over the four day show. Showmen represented Friona FFA, Farwell FFA, Lazbuddie FFA, Bovina and Parmer County 4-H.

The show began on Tuesday, January 17 with the Heifer Show which had one entry from Josh Cox of the Lazbuddie FFA. He showed the first place, Grand Champion Heifer. Rusty Day of Meadow, TX judged the Heifer and Steer Show. (more...)

Chieftain band members named to All-Region

Members of the Chieftain Band traveled to West Texas A&M January 13-14 to participate in the Class A-AAA All-Region Bands. Each year, the Association of Texas Small School Bands, or ATSSB, sponsors the selection of outstanding high school band students to perform in the annual All-Region Clinic and Concert. The process of selection is very competitive as the two High School All-Region Bands, and two Junior High bands, are made up of students from four high school classifications in the panhandle: A, AA, AAA, and AAAA. Top students are ranked according to their tryout performance and placed according to that ranking in either the top band, Symphonic or in the second band, Concert. (more...)

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Freshman Squaw Jaci Trevino (15) drives past a Lubbock Roosevelt Lady Eagle in Tuesday’s district action. The Squaws got their first district win by beating Roosevelt 50-47. They travel to Littlefield Friday. The final home game is Tuesday January 31 here vs. Muleshoe. It will be senior parent night.