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Town Talk

Congratulations to Mark and Deidre Osborn. They celebrated 32 years of wedded bliss.

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Chieftain/Squaw Booster Club will be at the Cheeseburger Festival on Saturday. Stop by their booth and sign up to be a part of the 2017-18 Friona Booster Club.

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Congratulations to Mary Johnston and Rachel Martinez for being named Resident and Employee of the Month at Friona Heritage Estates and Prairie Acres. Rachel has been in the Housekeeping Department since October 1997. Kathy Anthony was recognized for five years of service to Prairie Acres.

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It was a week for resignations. Parmer County Tax Assessor Bobbie Pierson announced her retirement on Monday morning at the County Commissioners meeting and Friona City Manager Patricia Phipps announced her retirement Monday evening at the City Council meeting. We will miss them but we wish them well.

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July birthdays at Heritage Estates and Prairie Acres are: Valerie Izaguirre (6), Ashley Manning (17), Lourdes Solis (17), Claudia Martinez (19), Sherrill Avanelle (26), Geneva Vargas (28), Judy Stout (30), Kaye Funk (31), and Brandon Pope (31).

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Health will be the focus next week.

The WISE Woman program will be in Friona and Bovina on Monday, July 17. They will be here to help women book appointments for mammograms free of charge.

On Thursday, July 20, the Friona Health Care Coalition will host their annual Senior Health Fair at the Friona Senior Citizen’s building. They will be offering screenings, door prizes and giveaways.

Come on out for these events and have a healthy week.

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Family and friends are invited to come to Family Bingo Night at Prairie Acres July 18 at 7 p.m. Shelia Barton will be entertaining at Prairie Acres on Friday, July 28 at 3 p.m.

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Elaina Procter won first place in the 10-13 age group at the Caprock Fiddle contest in Claude this past weekend. Congratulations Elaina!

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Joy Morton will be receiving assistance from Zac Carr during the Summer Drama Workshop. Zac is a former Summer Drama Workshop alumni and the youngest son of Ron. Zac will be staying in Friona for a while. He was hired as a 2nd grade teacher for the upcoming school year. Way to go Zac!

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The Friona Star will be running the School Supply lists for the Friona schools in our August 3 edition just in time for the Tax-Free Holiday.

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The Kidz Building Camp begins on Tuesday, July 18 at the Friona Community Center. This event is sponsored by the Friona Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture. The event is open to kids from 5-12 years of age. The camp will be from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, July 18 to Saturday, July 22. The theme this year is “Let’s Go To The Jungle!” Organizers will have a booth at the Cheeseburger Festival for pre-registration. Or come to the Friona City Park from 3-5 p.m. to sign up. Forms are also available at the Chamber office.

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Sport camps will get underway the week of July 24. Girls volleyball camp and Friona football camp will be held July 24-26. Girls basketball camp will be held July 26-28.

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Summer is here and corn on the cob is one of my favorite fresh vegetables. I have tried many things over the years to get the corn separated from husk and silk and most did not work. I ran across this method on Facebook and think I will try it:

Here’s a quick rundown on a super-easy technique for shucking those stubborn ears of corn and easily removing all of the silk. It’s the steam from the microwave that really does the trick.

1. Starting from the stalk end, slice off the tip 1 inch above the last row of kernels.

2. Place on a plate, and microwave for 2 to 4 minutes.

3. Grab the corn by the uncut end, and shake while squeezing at the same time. The corn will slide out husk-and-silk free!

It’s worth a try!

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The International Dairy Foods Association announced this week that vanilla is the favorite ice cream flavor. They added that chocolate is nipping at vanilla’s heels. So there you have it!

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The Friona Chamber of Commerce will have another in the series of Miss Friona workshops on Saturday, July 22 at 10 a.m. at the Depot.

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“Man who invented the hamburger was smart; man who invented the cheeseburger was a genius.”~Matthew McConaughey