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Town Talk

It is crunch time at the Thursday, November 9 Friona Community Blood Drive. They are looking to bring in a record-breaking 80 donations. The blood drive begins at noon and goes until 7 p.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church Fellowship Hall at 1500 Cleveland. Donors will receive a Blaze Coffee Accident Awareness Month t-shirt and a Friona Blood Drive long sleeve shirt. The Friona Noon Lions will be dishing up Mexican Pile-on and cobbler to all that present to donate.

Make plans to attend the blood drive and help them break the record.

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The FHS Thespians will present Disney’s “The Little Mermaid, Jr.” Saturday, November 18 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, November 19 at 4 p.m. at the FHS Auditorium. Tickets are $4 for adults and $2 for students and children.

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St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Bovina will be serving up Thanksgiving Dinner on this Sunday, November 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come over to Bovina and enjoy turkey & dressing, creamed potatoes & gravy, green beans, homemade bread, cranberry sauce, relish plate, desserts, tea and coffee for $12 for adults and $6 for children under 6. They will have take-out orders at no additional charge. While you are there purchase a raffle ticket for a quilt made by the St. Ann’s Society.

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Caregivers are encouraged to attend the Caregiver Coffee Break on Friday, November 3 at the First National Bank Community Room. The break begins at 9:30 a.m. with donuts and coffee followed by a meeting at 10 a.m. For more information contact Bluebonnet Home Health and Hospice at (806) 247-0057.

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Remember to vote in the 2017 Constitutional Amendment election on Tuesday, November 7. The sample ballot is located on page 8.

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If you haven’t donated to the Friona 4-H Food Drive the last day is this Friday, November 3. Boxes are located at Friona InterBank, Friona First National Bank, all Friona ISD schools and several local churches.

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REMINDER: TURN YOUR CLOCKS BACK FOR DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME THIS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5.

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If you would like to be a part of “A Harvey Christmas” head on over to the Union Congregational Church on Monday, November 6 at 7 p.m. and show the world your talent. If you are soloist, choir, group or would like to share your musical talent to accompany others, this is the place to be. For more information, contact Stephanie Williams at (806) 265-7683 or (806) 241-2233.

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Bluebonnet Home Health and Hospice will be hosting a two-part grief workshop on Tuesday, November 7 and 14 from noon to 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Enjoy lunch and stay for the grief workshop. For more information call (806) 247-0057.

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The Harrington Mobile Mammography Coach will be at Parmer Medical Center, 1307 Cleveland Avenue, on Thursday, November 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call 1-800-377-4673 to schedule your mammogram.

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All veterans are invited to attend the Veterans Day Ceremony on November 9 at 9:30 a.m. at the Bovina School Auditorium. Everyone is invited to come and support our veterans.

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Veterans and their families are invited to attend the Friends of the Library annual Veterans Day Breakfast on Friday, November 10 from 7-9 a.m. at the Friona Redeemer Center, 1304 Virginia.

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Friona High School will host their annual Veterans Day ceremony at 10 a.m. at the FHS gym. Veterans and their families are invited to attend. Contact Chris Rackley or Erin Barnett at (806) 250-3951 if you know of any fallen veterans or any FHS alumni that are serving at this time.

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Mark your calendar for the 2017 Survivors Dinner on Thursday, November 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Friona.

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Christmas in Friona is set for November 17-18 at Creative Chaos, Bi-Wize, Interior Expressions, Ivy Cottage, KrafTee Gallery, and Milk House Market.

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The Friona Chieftain and Squaw Booster Club will host a Pizza party for the Friona Junior High athletes after the 8th grade game on Thursday, November 9.

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If you love to tailgate, November 10th is your day. The Friona Chieftain and Squaw Booster Club will be having a tailgate to congratulate the football, volleyball and cross country teams. The tailgate begins at 5:30 p.m. at Chieftain Field. They will be serving sausage wraps, chips and a drink for donations only.

Senior night for football, cross country, cheerleading and band will begin at 6:30 p.m.

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Nancy Edelmon stopped by the office on Monday and dropped of her collection of quotes. She has been clipping them for a while and taping them to a door in her home. Since I use a quote to finish my columns and Town Talk, they will come in handy. Thank you Nancy!

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Happy 65th Anniversary to Kenneth and Thelma Watkins on Tuesday, November 7. Kenneth and Thelma lived in Friona for many years. They now live in Rio Communities, part of Belen, NM, some 30 miles south of Albuquerque. Thank you Harry (Butch) Watkins for sending us this information.

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It is that time of the year again…If you have special services, programs, dinners, etc. at your church let the Friona Star know and we will get the information out to our readers. You can email the information to frionastar@wtrt.net , come by 916 Main, fax (806) 250-5127, or call (806) 250-2211.

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If you are looking for Martha Barker…she has moved from her old location to Looks of Impression at 922 Main. Welcome to the block, Martha!

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Ivy Cottage is celebrating their 20th Annual Christmas Open House. They have served the Friona area for 20 years. Congratulations to Misty and her staff.

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“Feelings become thoughts.

Thoughts become words.

Words become habits.

Habits become character.

Character becomes destiny.

What we think we become.”

~Margaret Thatcher