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Summer Drama Workshop is set for July 10-22. We will have more details at a later date.

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The Friona Police Department is no longer on the corner of Main Street and 8th Street. They have moved to 521 Euclid Avenue (The old Friona Texas Federal Credit Union building). Their phone number is the same as before, (806) 250-2711. Stop by and check out the new police station.

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The Friona Squaws Basketball team will have a fundraiser on Saturday, June 3 starting at 11 a.m. at Milk House Market. Rather than cooking lunch, come on over and enjoy a brisket sandwich, chips, a drink and a cookie for $10.

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The Summer Reading Program is gearing up for June. They will have their first program on Wednesday, June 7 with Nancy Worcester & Friends at the FJHS auditorium at 10 a.m. Look for the Summer Reading Program calendar in next week’s Star.

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Friona Bible Schools start next week. A schedule of VBS in the area can be found on page 5.

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A Memorial Day service is set Monday, May 29 at the Friona Cemetery at 1 p.m. with Jeff Procter will deliver the address. The community is welcome to attend.

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The Friona Volunteer Fire Department still has tickets for the 50 for 50 drawing on July 4 at 9 a.m. at the fire station on 8th Street. A list of the guns and tickets are available from all the fire fighters. For more information contact Jim Taylor at (806) 265-7264 or Randy McCasland at (580) 649-1437.

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The 9th Annual Pudge Kendrick Memorial Golf Tournament will be held at the John Pitman Golf Club in Hereford July 29-30. This is a two-person scramble and the entry fee is $250 per team. To sign up contact the John Pitman Golf Club at (806) 363-7139. The proceeds benefit the Parmer County Cancer Coalition and the Hereford Cancer Coalition.

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Friona High School graduation is Friday, May 26 at Chieftain Field starting at 8 p.m. If the weather turns inclement, the graduation will be moved into the FHS gymnasium.

Following graduation is the Senior All-Night party.

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The Caregivers Coffee Break is set for Friday, June 2 at 9:30 a.m. at the First National Bank Community Room. If you are a caregiver, come on out and meet with other caregivers for donuts and good conversation.

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If you are a good cook and make a tasty cheeseburger, contact the Friona Chamber of Commerce to sign up for the 11th Annual Cheeseburger Festival on Saturday, July 15 at the Friona City Park. Let the world know how great your cheeseburgers taste! Call the Chamber at (806) 250-3491.

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The Friona Junior High Cafeteria will be serving up breakfast and lunch through June. The meals are nutritious and yummy. Stop by and check it out. The menu will run each week in the Star.

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The swimming pool opens Tuesday, May 30. They will be open Monday through Saturday from 1-5 p.m. If you are interested in water aerobics, there will be classes from 6-7 p.m. each evening. Kendall and Kim Kimbrough are the managers this year.

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The Friends of the Library Book Shoppe will not be open Wednesday, May 31. The Shoppe will begin opening on Thursday mornings from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. beginning Thursday, June 1 through September, as there is no air-conditioning in the building.

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Parmer County Judge Trey Ellis and wife Tracy were proud to announce that his son Quint and his wife Ivy had their fourth son on Monday, May 22. Their new grandson was named Finn Cowan Ellis and weighed 8 lbs. 13 oz. and was 22 inches long. Tracy is down in Fort Worth taking care of Finn’s older siblings. Congratulations Quint & Ivy and Grandpa Trey & Grandma Tracy!

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Rickey and Kathy Rector had an interesting visitor this week. Around 12:45 a.m., they were awakened by their dog Libby. (Kathy thought it was part of her dream where she was chasing a skunk with a baseball bat.) Rickey jumped up to find out what was going on and came face to face with a skunk. The skunk had gotten into the house through a doggie door. According to Kathy, the skunk lumbered around checking out the house from top to bottom including the basement. Their little visitor only stayed about 30 minutes before leaving through the front door. He did leave behind a stench but he didn’t spray inside the house. Rickey said that he WILL be fixing EVERY gap he can find in the backyard fence.

Thank you Kathy for sharing this adventure.

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There are so many stories out there that need to be told. BaiLee Braillif mentioned in passing that she had a friend that was a disabled Army veteran that is having difficulty with the system. Christine Elliott, of Farwell, has no family and is confined to a wheelchair. She needs a motorized wheelchair to get around. She has a manual wheelchair at this time.

“She fought for our country,” said Braillif. “We want to give back.”

They are looking into ways to help Elliot. One of the options available is a GoFundMe account.

Elliott enjoys sewing, crochet, and quilting. At this time, she sells her creations to help herself.

For more information on how to help, contact BaiLee at Headquarters Restaurant at (806) 250-2525.

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In light of the recent bombing in Manchester, Victor Leal, owner of Leal’s Restaurants, had a great idea. To promote family unity he offered kid’s eat free on Wednesday, May 24. The catch to the deal was that family members had to put away their electronic devices and interact with each other. Victor, this is a good idea for most days! Keep up the good work.

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Proud papa Andy Alexander announced last week that his daughter Kayla has passed her Certified Pharmacy Technician test. She has been interning at Bi-Wize. Congratulations Kayla!

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Correction: In the graduation ad for Kim DeWit on page 18, we mispelled her brother’s name. He is not Regan. His name is Ryan. We apologize for the mistake.

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“Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.”

~Will Rogers