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Town Talk

Happy 64th Anniversary wishes go out to Dale and Laura Hart! Congratulations!

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Prairie Acres announced this week that Frances Saiz is the Resident of the Month and Brenda Acosta is the Employee of the Month. Acosta is in the nursing department and has been with Prairie Acres since June 2014.

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Resident and employee birthdays at Prairie Acres for the month of October are: Minnie Thomas (Oct. 9); Diana Cruz (Oct. 20); Carol McIntosh (Oct. 22); Dorothy Ingram (Oct. 25); Marie Perkins (Oct. 25); Brenda Acosta (Oct. 25); Maria Hernandez (Oct. 27); and Wesslie Hand (Oct. 31).

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The renovations are complete at Prairie Acres and they will be holding an Open House on Tuesday, October 17 from 6-8 p.m. The community is invited to come and take a look at the new surroundings.

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The community is invited to come out on Saturday, October 28 for Community Bingo at Prairie Acres. It starts at 3 p.m. and there will be lots of prizes and goodies.

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Trick-or-Treaters are invited to come out to Prairie Acres on October 31 at 6 p.m.

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If you enjoy spaghetti and football, stop by the FHS cafeteria before the PINK OUT game on October 27 from 5-7:30 p.m. The FHS band will be dishing up yummy spaghetti to raise money for their trip at the end of the school year. It is just $7 and after you eat you can enjoy the Chiefs hosting the Muleshoe Mules.

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The Parmer County AgriLife Extension Service will have their annual Food Show on Monday, October 23 in Bovina.

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Bovina third graders are selling tickets for the chance to win a pink afghan made and donated by Bovina Elementary teacher Tina Sides. The winner will be drawn at the Bovina Pink Out Football Game on Friday, October 27.

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October is National Bullying Awareness Month. Adults should engage in positive behaviors to combat bullying. The behaviors include:

Talking to children about both being bullied and about being bullied.

Being a role model for kindness, caring and understanding.

Speaking with children about bullying and cyber-bullying to make sure they are not engaging in it.

Discussing how hurtful cyber-bullying is and emphasizing that what is online stays online forever.

Emphasizing that online misbehavior could affect your child’s future.

Encouraging your children to tell you if they are bullied off or online.

Reassuring your child and making sure to remind school personnel that retaliation cannot be condoned. Discussing internet safety with your children, and monitoring what they are doing online.

Informing schools if there is bullying, and joining with school to promote non-bullying.

Thank you to Deena Leaua for including these tips in her column Bovina Banter in the State Line Tribune.

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The State Line Tribune reported that Weldon Kube, a member of the Farwell EMS service and the Clovis EMS service was recognized with an Exemplary Service Recognition Award for helping save the life of a person on September 1. The award states that the patient was in cardiac arrest and Kube, along with Steve Garcia and Zadoc Campbell, performed resuscitative efforts over 30 minutes as the patient was taken to the Clovis hospital, then flown to Lubbock where he was treated and released. Way to go Weldon!

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The Parmer County Sheriff’s Office posted pictures of a too tall cement pump truck stuck beneath the underpass at FH145 and Hwy. 84 on September 20. The accident lifted the center of the bridge about 8 inches and bent the railroad tracks stopping train traffic while repairs were made. The driver was transported to the Clovis hospital.

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Remember to save all of your aluminum cans for the “Cans for Seniors”. The trailer is now located behind the FISD Administration Building at 909 E. 11th Street. The funds will be used for the All Night Party after graduation.

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The United Way will meet Wednesday, October 11 at 7 a.m. at Headquarters to discuss this year’s campaign.

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The Friona Independent School Board will meet on Monday, October 9 starting at 5 p.m. All meetings are open to the public.

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The Parmer County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, October 10 at 10 a.m. in the County Courtroom at the Parmer County Courthouse in Farwell. The public is welcome to attend these meetings.

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The Friona City Council will meet Tuesday, October 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers. All meetings are open to the public.

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The FISD Steering Committee will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday, October 11 at the FISD Administration Building.

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The Caregiver’s Coffee Break will be held Friday, October 7 at 9:30 a.m. at the First National Bank meeting room. Stop by for a donut & coffee and stay for a visit.

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No school this Friday or the following Monday. The football teams will be taking a break as well. They all have Open Dates this week.

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The FJHS and FHS Volleyball teams will be in action this Saturday. The 8A team will take on Faith Triumphant at 2 p.m. and FHS C team will take the court at 3 p.m.

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FHS and FJHS Cross Country teams will be competing in the District meet in Lubbock on Monday, October 9.

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The 7A/7B/8A/8B Volleyball teams will be in Dimmitt on Monday, October 9. Games begin at 5 p.m.

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The Varsity, JV and C-team Squaws will travel to Shallowater on Tuesday, October 10. Games will start at 5 p.m.

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Don’t forget Game Day at Friona Heritage Estates on Tuesday, October 10 at 2 p.m.

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The FHS Band will be competing in the Sundown Marching Festival on Saturday, October 14. Good luck to the band!

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Mark your calendar: Parmer County Farm Bureau will host their annual County Convention on Thursday, October 19 at the FHS Cafeteria at 6:30 p.m.

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Victor Leal announced this week that he would no longer be showing NFL games on their televisions this season.

“I believe there is a respect that comes when the anthem is playing, when the flag is flown, that we should all come together as Americans and honor that,” Leal, owner of Amarillo and Muleshoe Leal’s Mexican Restaurants said, “They have the right to protest, I have no problem with the First Amendment for a reason, freedom of speech is sacrosanct as well, it’s one of our basic rights. So I defend that. I defend their right to protest, but I also have a right. I have a right to turn it off.”

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Senator Kel Seliger will be at the Friona City Park Depot on Thursday, October 19 at 11 a.m. for a Town Hall meeting. The community and county are invited to attend.

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Make plans to attend the “Mini Sessions with Santa” on November 11 at Milk House Market.

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