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Town Talk

The FHS FFA will have a Donation Car Wash & Sausage Wrap Sale on Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the InterBank parking lot. Get a clean car and a yummy sausage wrap while you wait.

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The FHS Thespians will present the final performance of “The Anatomy of Gray” on Sunday, April 30 at 3:30 p.m. at the FHS Auditorium.

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Former Friona folks are making news across the state.

Among them are former Friona police officer Houston Gass. If you remember, Gass was shot in the face and shoulder two years ago while responding to a domestic disturbance. He has fully recovered and will be the new police chief in Fritch. Congratulations Houston.

FHS graduate Mark Madrid has been named to the Latino Business Action Network (LBAN), an NGO that is collaborating with the Stanford Business School to help scale Latino Businesses throughout the United States for the general benefit of the US economy. Congratulations Mark!

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Nancy Norwood wanted to express the Parmer County Memorial Cemetery Association’s appreciation to everyone that came out Saturday to clean up the cemetery west of Friona. She said the turn out was great despite the cold, windy conditions. They are planning on another work day but a date has not been set.

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This week is Soil & Water Stewardship week. A proclamation was signed on Monday, April 24 by Parmer County Judge Trey Ellis.

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Becky’s Burritos Grand Opening of the new building will be Friday, May 5. Run by for a burrito, see Becky and the gang and check out the facilities.

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Got news last week that Larry Gatlin will be the entertainer at the Kings Manor Founder’s Day Dinner in Hereford on Saturday, July 15. This is the big fundraiser for King’s Manor. According to sources, they are making big plans for the auction. As details are announced we will keep you informed.

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Longtime friend and Friona Star reader Jim Steiert told us that his granddaughter has deduced that he is the one hiding the Easter eggs instead of the Easter bunny. They grow up so fast, Jim.

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If you are a caregiver and need a little break come by the First National Bank Community Room on Friday, May 5 for Coffee Break for Caregivers. Coffee and donuts will be served at 9:30 a.m. followed by a meeting at 10 a.m. The subject this month will be part two of “The Talk”. This event is sponsored by Bluebonnet Home Health and Hospice. For more information call (806) 247-0057.

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Bluebonnet Home Health will be at Friona Heritage Estates in the Day Room on Friday, April 28 at 2:30 p.m. for an Aging and Wellness Workshop. This is a free community education event. The public is invited to attend. The topic this month is “Give Yourself a Pat on the Back!”

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I went to the Panhandle Press Association’s awards luncheon last Saturday in Amarillo. I got to see some old friends and enjoy a delicious Italian dinner at Eddie Napolis. The Friona Star brought home a 1st place in Editorial Writing, 2nd place in Human Interest Photo, 2nd place in Spot News Photo, 2nd place in Humorous Column and a 3rd place in Advertising Design.

This event is held each year and it has been a number of years since the Friona Star participated.

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I am sure you are wondering about Ron. He started chemo and radiation this week. Friends and family are driving him to and from his appointments in Amarillo. Thank you for all your prayers and well wishes.

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Remember to get out and vote in the FISD Board of Trustees election. Early voting is going on right now and the election is May 6.

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Check out the FISD calendar on page 8 and the Community Calendar on page 2 for upcoming events. May is looking to be pretty busy.

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We got a very nice “Thank You” note from the Friona Star Friona Kids’ Inc. team. “Just a note to say thank you for being our team sponsor and we’re praying for God’s peace and comfort as you recover.” They also included a schedule for their upcoming games. Their coach is Shanna Daniels and she had each member of the team sign the card. Thank you Shanna. Ron appreciates all the well wishes and looks forward to getting back to work.

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Spring cleaning is upon us. If you are cleaning your windows, come by the Star office and get a few newspapers to get the job done. They are free and make windows sparkle.

If you have a graduating senior and will packing them up for college, we have newspapers for that as well.

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“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.” ~ Richard Bach

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Have a great weekend! We will see you next week!