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Town Talk

Prairie Acres Administrator Matt Zahodnik just finished his first month as the new administrator. He reports that they are down to the last hallway being renovated.

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Heritage Estates A.L. Manager Tonya Yankee reports that everyone is invited to attend community game day every Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.

She also reports that everyone is invited to attend the Aging and Wellness meeting every third Friday of the month. This is put together by Bluebonnet Home Health and Heritage Estates. You can enjoy the meeting and stay for lunch. The meal is $3 and you must RSVP the day before the meeting.

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Maria Chico has been named the Resident of the Month at Prairie Acres. Employee of the Month is Brandon Pope. He is in the dietary department and has been with Prairie Acres since January 2014.

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Happy Birthday to the residents, clients and staff of Prairie Acres and Heritage Estates. Those celebrating are Abelardo Gonzalez (June 2), Ann Barker (June 3), Lavelle Lillard (June 15), Pamela Mercado (June 1), Danica Alvidrez (June 3), Edith Gomez (June 4), Marisol Aguilera (June 12), Marin Nuci (June 13), Tina Ayala (June 17), Elizabeth Gonzales (June 19), Julie Davila (June 22), Yvette Garcia (June 22), and Mathew Zahodnik (June 30).

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Milk House Market will be celebrating their 3rd birthday June 29-July 4 with discounts, presents, new products and cake!

On Thursday, June 29 visit the Huge Barn Sale. The garage will be stocked with items 50-75% off.

Friday, June 30 is Ladies Night. Alice’s Table will be on hand for an evening filled with flower arranging, cocktails, friends and shopping. Everything in-store will be 20% off. Tickets are available online at https:///goo.gl/T8CPRL.

The Red Stone Pizza truck will be at Milk House Market on Saturday, July 1.

On Tuesday, July 4 celebrate with cake and discounts before attending the local Independence Day activities.

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Quote of the week…”Life’s too short to get that mad over a chicken sandwich.” This was uttered by a woman in the drive thru at a McDonald’s as she watched an all-out brawl through the window between a customer and a McDonald’s employee over a McChicken sandwich.

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“50 for 50” tickets are still available from any Friona Volunteer Firefighter.

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The May Friona Blood Drive took in a phenomenal 63 units of blood. This set an all-time record.

The June Blood Drive is set for Thursday, June 22 at the Calvary Baptist Church from noon to 7 p.m. They will be celebrating Dairy Month with a dairy themed t-shirt, a pint of milk, a cup of ice cream and a squeeze cow for everyone that presents to donate. Donors will also be signed up for a drawing for a year-supply of milk. The Friona Noon Lions will be grilling up cheeseburgers with the cheese being provided by Dairy Max. Get a Mooove on over to the Friona Blood Drive on June 22.

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Remember to head over to the Friona Swimming Pool to take a cool, refreshing dip Monday through Saturday 1-5 p.m. and water aerobics from 6-7 p.m.

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Cousin’s Camp at A-1 Service Center will be up and running June 13-15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come by for lemonade and cookies.

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The Chamber is gearing up for a very busy July. The month will start with the July 4th celebration Friona-style. The middle of the month will bring cheeseburger aficionados to town for the 12th Annual Cheeseburger Festival on Saturday, July 15. The month ends with the 2nd Annual Kidz Building Camp at the Friona Community Center July 18-22. The Star will run more details next week.

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The Action for an Ambulance Fund is gearing up to start fundraising for a new ambulance for Friona. Watch for upcoming opportunities to donate.

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David Woods is coming out of retirement to coach the FHS Squaws basketball team this upcoming season. Welcome back to coaching David!

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The Chamber still has openings for Cheeseburger cook teams. Contact Chris or Raquel to get signed up at (806) 250-3491.

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Monday, June 12 is a busy day for local government. The Parmer County Commissioners will meet at 10 a.m. at the county courthouse. At 6:30, the Friona City Council will meet in the Council Chambers. The Friona ISD Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. at the administration building. All of these meetings are open to the public.

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The Friona Public Library reminds all kiddos that their annual Summer Reading Program is underway and programs will be presented. A calendar of activities was in the June 1 edition of the Star but if you missed that just watch the Community Calendar on page 2 every week.

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“Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.”~Yoko Ono

See you next week!