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We were sorry to hear about the fire at Hernandez Carniceria last Sunday morning.

Until further notice, they will not be open at their 703 W. 11th location. They will be temporarily offering their menu at Tasty Cream, 104 W. 11th.

In a quote from Facebook, “We are sorry for any inconvenience this has brought to you. We hope to see all of your faces again soon at the Tasty Cream & we will be greeting you with the same big grin on our faces because material things do not withstand what we have together as a family. Although we are with heavy hearts we still will be more than happy to serve you all!”

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Prairie Acres announced this week that the Resident of the Month is Sarah Owen and the Employee of the Month is Lucila Trevino. Lucila has been with the nursing department since October 1993.

In other Prairie Acres news, they have hired Misty Henderson, RN as the MDS Coordinator. She has been in home health management for the last ten years. She lives in Farwell with her husband and four sons. Come by and give her a good old Friona welcome.

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Friona Heritage Estates announced that Dawn Campos has resigned after three years and will pursue her career as a nurse for Bluebonnet Home Healthcare. Good luck Dawn, the residents, families and visitors will miss you.

They have hired Ann Garza as a care attendant. She lives in Friona with her husband and children. Go by and make her feel welcome.

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The Friona High School Thespians had a good turn out for their dress rehearsal of “Anatomy of Gray” on Sunday. The troupe went to district competition on Wednesday in Shallowater. Good luck at District.

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St. Teresa’s Catholic Church had a good turn out for their annual Mexican dinner on Sunday. The women were a bit understaffed this year but still turned out their usual delicious food and generous smiles. Ladies thank you for the yummy lunch!

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Next week may be Spring Break for FISD but the CX Debate team will be at the state meet Monday and Tuesday, and on Saturday the Varsity and Junior Varsity Baseball teams will take on Dalhart here (Varsity 12 noon/JV 2:30 p.m.), FHS will go to Tucumcari for a track meet and the girls’ powerlifting team will be in Waco for the state meet.

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The First Baptist Church will have their monthly Clothes Closet this Saturday, March 11 from 10-11 a.m. The Clothes Closet is free to the public.

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The Friona City Council will meet Monday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Council Chambers, 619 Main Street. Council meetings are open to the public.

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Jodey Arrington posted to Facebook earlier this week that they now have an office in Lubbock near the crossroads of Marsha Sharp Freeway and Interstate 27—1312 Texas Avenue #219.

“Our new Lubbock office will serve as a hub for constituent conversations and relationships, which is at the heart of good and effective representation. Being on Texas Avenue is a good reminder of where we come from and who we represent!” stated Arrington’s post.

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The wildfires on Monday prompted the Friona Police Department to issue the following statement:

Several phone calls have been received by local law enforcement concerning the strong smell of smoke in the air in the surrounding areas. This smoke is from fires across the northeastern Texas Panhandle and northwestern Oklahoma that is drifting south behind a cold front that has pushed across the area, carrying the smoke behind it.

Cold air behind the front and a layer of warm air above it has trapped the smoke near the surface and increased the concentration. No wildfires are burning across the South Plains and Rolling Plains at this time. The smoke will remain over the area through tonight as winds will remain out of the north through the morning, and then become light and variable this afternoon.

Eventually, a southerly wind will develop late tonight into Wednesday morning, which will help the smoke to dissipate.

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The Arena of Life Church has started a hay fund for area ranchers that lost their grass from recent wildfires. They will be purchasing load lots of hay to be distributed. All funds will go directly to help the ranchers in the area. Loads of hay will also be accepted. For more information, contact the church (806) 622-8000 or Ty Jones at (806) 676-3288.

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If you are looking for some outdoor sports to watch the Friona Junior High Track will host the FJHS Track meet today at Chieftain Field starting at 3 p.m. and FHS Track will host their track meet tomorrow (Friday, March 10) at 3 p.m. Varsity and Junior Varsity Baseball will host Muleshoe this Saturday, March 11. Varsity plays at noon followed by JV at 2:30 p.m.

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REMEMBER to turn your clocks forward one hour on Sunday. We once again lose an hour of sleep.

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Tuesday, March 21 is shaping up to be a very busy day. The FHS Golf team will be at the River Road HS Invitational. Bovina will hold their annual Chamber Banquet. Varsity and Junior Varsity Baseball will host San Jacinto starting 4:30 p.m. The FHS Tennis Team will be in Sundown for a tournament. DSEC will host their annual meeting in Hereford starting at 5:30 p.m. Moreover, Prairie Acres will be having Family Bingo Night starting at 7 p.m. Sounds like a lot of fun!

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Start making plans for the 3rd Annual Hi-Pro Feeds the Future dinner and auction on Saturday, April 1 at the Country Rose. Profits from the benefit go to Parmer County Snack Pak 4 Kids.

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Just a reminder…The FHS Senior Class of 2017 will host their annual steak dinner Sunday, April 2 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Friona High Junior High School Cafeteria. The proceeds from the dinner will help with the Senior All-Night Party after graduation.

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If you have an event, anniversary, or birthday, give us a call at (806) 250-2211 and we will get it in to Town Talk.

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Have a great weekend!