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Town Talk

The 9th Annual Pudge Kendrick Memorial Golf Tournament is coming up July 29 & 30 at the John Pitman Golf Club in Hereford. This is a two-person scramble and the entry fee is $250 per team. The proceeds will go to the Parmer County Cancer Coalition and the Hereford Cancer Coalition.

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The Friona Volunteer Fire Department still has tickets for the “50 for 50” drawing to be held July 4 at the fire station starting at 9 a.m. All proceeds from the drawing will benefit the FVFD. Rules and regulations are available from any volunteer fireman or by contacting Jim Taylor at (806) 265-7264 or Randy McCasland at (580) 649-1437. This event is open to the public.

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Chris and Raquel at the Chamber remind everyone that you can get a jump on the crowd at the 12th Annual Cheeseburger Festival on Saturday, July 15 by purchasing your wristbands ahead of time at the Chamber office at 621 Main. Wristbands are $7 and are designed so that you can try four different burgers in quarters or one whole burger from the cooking teams.

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Father’s Day is this weekend. Happy Father’s Day to all our readers! Treat dear old dad to a day off filled with love.

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The Chamber and the Action for an Ambulance fund committee are teaming up for Cow Patty Bingo during the Cheeseburger Festival to benefit the fund. There are 100 chances at $25 per chance. Whoever picks the correct bingo square will win $400. Chances are being sold in advance at the Chamber office. Get your square today.

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The Gary Moore Amusement Carnival is coming to town June 20-24 at Reeve Lake. The carnival is sponsored by the Friona Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture.

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If you want to learn to play the drums contact Braxton Upton at (575) 749-7790 or b.upton7790@gmail.com.

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The Summer Reading Program continues with the Lazbuddie Robotics Team on Wednesday, June 21 at 10 a.m. and the Parmer County 4-H kids on Friday, June 23 at 10 a.m. at the Friona Junior High Auditorium.

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The Friona Volunteer Fire Department has been very busy lately. Between fires and accidents the department has served the community and done an awesome job with every call they receive. A-Tex Dairy owner Tom Alger was expressly appreciative to the fire department for their quick action at the dairy on Monday.

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The Friona Blood Drive is next Thursday, June 22. Come on out and celebrate Dairy Month and give the gift of life. The Friona Noon Lions will be grilling cheeseburgers for the donors. Donors will receive a t-shirt, a pint of milk, a cup of ice cream and a squeeze cow provided by Dairy Max, Plains Dairy and Blue Bell.

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Prairie Acres will host a Health & Wellness Fair on Wednesday, June 28 from 2-4 p.m. They will be offering free blood pressure testing, glucose testing, ear examinations, and Medicaid Assistance. They will also be serving snacks during the Health Fair. For further information, contact Elizabeth Romero at (806) 250-3922.

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Plans are in the works for the 2nd Annual Kidz Building Camp. The theme for this year is “Let’s go to the Jungle!” The organizers are looking for volunteers to work with the kids as they build a jungle at the Friona Community Center. Call the Chamber for more information.

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Chris at the Chamber reports that they have five teams signed up for the Cheeseburger Festival. They are looking for 15 more to round out the competition. Call the Chamber to sign up by July 7.

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The Drivers License office will still be located at 102 E. 8th St until further notice. As of right now they do not currently have a phone so if you need them you will need to go in person to their office on Tuesdays and Wednesday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1 p.m-4:30 p.m. If you have any other questions and need to speak to someone, you can call their Hereford office at 806-364-6481.

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The public is invited to honor the area veterans at the Texas Panhandle War Memorial at Veterans Park, 4101 S. Georgia, in Amarillo on Sunday, June 25 at 2 p.m. They will be honoring World War II and Korean War veterans. The guest speaker will be Dr. Paul Matney. A wreath will be placed at the Battlefield Cross by veterans of WWII and Korea. For more information, contact Fred Rangel at (806) 674-0495.

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Former Friona Chieftain Athletic Director Bob Ferguson and his wife Deidre are moving to Crane. Bob will be the defensive coordinator.

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