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FISD announced this week there will be no school Monday, April 3. They will be holding a District-wide Staff Development.

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Although there will be no school on April 3 there are still scheduled events. The FHS Golf team will be at the District Golf Tournament at Meadowbrook Golf Course. JV Baseball will play Texico here at 5 p.m. AND St. Teresa’s Catholic Church will celebrate the Senior Class at their annual Senior Banquet, which will start at 6:30 p.m.

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Speaking of the Senior Class they will be serving up delicious steaks and all the fixings on Sunday, April 2 at the Junior High Cafeteria. Tickets are available from any Class of 2017 Senior or their parents. Tickets are $15 in advance and $16 at the door.

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Thank you to the Parmer County Livestock Show Board for inviting me to their meeting last Thursday. They served up yummy barbecue beef sandwiches with all the fixings. They met to honor JeDon Gallman for his years of service to the board and working with the livestock showmen.

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Got news last week that Adrienne Osborn Vasquez had sold Main Street Market in Hereford to Judy and Kyle Shelton. The sale was made in January after Adrienne got the opportunity to work closer to home and spend more time with her family. She says the Shelton’s are wonderful people that have a vision for the shop.

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It was brought to our attention that former Chamber President Gayla Quillen had served in that capacity for three years. Gayla is the administrator at Parmer Medical Center. Gayla, thank you for your service to the chamber and the community!

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Last weekend was a busy one for the Friona sporting community. The Chieftain Relays were held Thursday (FJHS) and Friday (FHS). Plenty of jumping, running and throwing to be seen. The action continued on Saturday with the Chieftains taking on Muleshoe. The Chiefs beat the Mules 18-11. Moreover, to top the weekend, the FHS Powerlifters had Mario Hernandez and Luis Trejo advance to state competition by being named Regional Champions at the Regional Meet in Sundown. Congratulations to all the athletes!

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If you are looking for a short getaway, you might attend the New Mexico Ag Expo March 24-25 in Portales. It looks like they are packing these two days with many educational and enjoyable activities. Check out the schedule in their ad next week in the Star.

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Snack Pak 4 Kids will get a big boost from the Hi-Pro Feeds the Future Dinner on April 1 at 6 p.m. with a catered meal by The Country Rose and held at their venue at 570 FM 1057 in Summerfield. If you would like to make a donation for the two auctions, purchase tickets or sponsor a table call Hi-Pro Feeds at (806) 250-2791, go by their office or email at varla.wilcox@hiprofeeds.com.

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We received the following announcement from the Ambulance Steering Committee: The ambulance steering committee met this week and is happy to report that progress is being made not only on the purchase of a new ambulance but also on the repair of the wrecked ambulance. The application for a grant to fund the purchase of a new ambulance has been completed and faxed to the funding source. The city officials and EMT personnel last week tried out a demo model of an ambulance, and they were pleased with its features. The wrecked ambulance was moved to the City Body Shop in Friona and is already receiving attention to its repairs. The committee appreciates the offers of financial support from community members and the positive comments that we have received.

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Noel and Laura (Ellis) Garcia were in town this week. They were cleaning Carol’s house and while doing some sorting they ran across some very interesting items. One of those items was a diploma for Herschel W. Johnson from 1934. Inside the sheepskin were not only the diploma but pictures and articles concerning Herschel and his wife Edith.

I had to do some detective work and found out Herschel was Joe Bob Johnson’s father. With a lot of help from Dusty Hansard and Darla Bracken, we found the rightful owners of this wonderful memorabilia.

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Rick White announced at the City Council meeting on Monday that he plans to retire after 40 years from Cargill Meat Solutions. His final day is May 31. Awesome job, Rick!

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Happy 32nd Anniversary to Doug and Ann Kelley! Congratulations Doug & Ann!!

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We were informed that the FHS One Act Play-Anatomy of Gray won alternate at District competition. Lydia Alexander was named to the All-Star cast and Drew Montana was named Honorable Mention. Congratulations Thespians!

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Katie Gilley came by the office with one of her delicious cheesecake creations. This one was a Coconut Cheesecake and it one of the best cheesecakes I have ever had. Great Job, Katie!

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Crystal Moroney at Milk House Market announced that she has a special section of her store for those that are expecting babies. She has a good selection of cute clothing and sweet toys for those new arrivals. Come by and check it out.

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Thank you to Bluebonnet Home Health for the informative meeting concerning Adult Protective Services. APS Supervisor Susan Hammett gave a very interesting talk about what APS goes through to investigate and help those elderly and adults with disabilities that are being abused, neglected, financially exploited or isolated. Thank you to Rhonda Sanders and Bluebonnet presenting this timely program to the community.

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Well, one more busy week down. Remember to give us a call with your Town Talk news.

Have a great weekend and a productive next week!

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