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Maize Days is just around the corner. If you are interested in entering a float, bicycle, old/new car, old/new tractor, horse, or just being a part of the parade on Saturday, September 16, contact Chris or Raquel at the Chamber. You can help make this a big parade for a big day in Friona!

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Happy 29th Anniversary to former Friona residents Larry and Carolyn Paiz. Congratulations!

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Friona Heritage Estates welcomes community members to come by every Tuesday at 2 p.m. for Game Day. They will be playing different games with the residents. If you need a ride, call Connie Johnson at (806) 295-6044.

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ELEVATE STUDENTS: Make a difference in the life of a teenager. Learn how you can help August 29 - 6:00 p.m. at Victory Family Worship Center. This is an informative meeting only, and the public is invited.

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According to the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday, August 19 a high-speed chase started in Portales, New Mexico and ended in Dimmitt with the arrest of two male subjects. Joshua Moore and Tyler Lewis were accused of stealing two pickups, a trailer, two four-wheelers and a firearm. The pursuit proceeded from Portales through Parmer and Castro County with those Sheriff offices becoming involved as well as DPS ground, air and K-9 units. Teamwork and coordination resulted in the arrest Moore and Lewis.

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John Gurley reported that Monday, August 21 the area had received another .72” and Tuesday, August 22 there was .29” of precipitation added to the month’s total. The area has received 10.59” so far in August.

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You do not have to spend lots of money to be a contestant in the Miss Friona pageant. Kathy Rector is asking anyone in Friona that has a formal dress that is not longer being used to donate the dress to the Formal Closet to be used by the contestants. Dresses can be donated or lent. Contact the Chamber of Commerce office at (806) 250-3491 for more information.

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Dugan Butler celebrated her 101st birthday on Thursday, August 17 at Prairie Acres with the other residents. Those attending were treated to sunflower shaped sugar cookies and punch. Dugan was born on August 17, 1916 in Lubbock. She has been a resident of Prairie Acres since 2009.

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Dr. Robert Alexander and his daughter Cindy witnessed the Path of Totality during the eclipse on Monday. They travelled to Alliance, Nebraska and camped out to see this once in 99 year event. The clouds parted just in time for them to see the event. They were camped next to a fellow from England that was an astronomer.

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Start making plans for the next eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024.

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You may have noticed the ad for the Humane Society of Deaf Smith County last week. Through the Clear the Shelters, there were 56 pet adoptions with Hereford adopting out 21 total. Patrons adopted 13 dogs and 8 cats. Pam Kendrick is working with the HSDSC. If you are looking for a furry friend, call or text The Humane Society of Deaf Smith County at (806) 363-6499. They may have a forever friend just for you.

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Prairie Acres will host Community Bingo on Saturday, August 26 from 3-4:30 p.m. in the dining room. The community is invited to come out and enjoy a good game of bingo and win prizes.

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If you like ice cream, Prairie Acres will be holding an Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, August 29 beginning at 2:30 p.m. in the dining room. You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream.

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A tidbit from the Association of Mature American Citizens…Margaret Mussel of New Jersey lost her diamond engagement ring while on a trip to Italy nine years ago. Mary Grams lost hers 13 years ago on a farm near Edmonton, Canada. All’s well that ends well, says the Association of Mature American Citizens.

AMAC reports that both of them coincidentally got their rings back earlier this month. Mrs. Mussel’s husband spotted his wife’s ring sparkling in the Italian sunshine, embedded in a local sidewalk, while on a return trip to Italy. Mrs. Gram’s daughter-in-law found hers gracing a carrot growing on the family farm.

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FHS Volleyball will host the Olton Lady Mustangs Tuesday, August 29 starting at 5 p.m.

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The Caregivers Coffee Break will be Friday, September 1 at the First National Bank Community Room at 9:30 a.m. Come by and enjoy donuts and coffee while visiting with local caregivers.

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Don’t forget the Friona Farmer’s Co-op Gin meeting on Tuesday, August 29 at 7 p.m. at the FJHS Cafeteria. Two board members will be elected at this meeting.

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“The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back in your pocket.” – Will Rogers