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Town Talk

The Parmer County Tax Assessors office will be closed Friday, September 29, 2017 for audits.

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The Parmer County Tax Assessors office invites everyone to join them for a retirement celebration honoring Bobbie Pierson, Parmer County Tax Assessor, on Friday, September 29 from 2-4 p.m. at the Parmer County Courthouse.

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Friona High School Athletic Director Jimmy Arias notified us that the Friona Chieftains were selected as the Amarillo Globe News Team of the Week for the week of September 15.

He also proudly announced that Marco Monreal was selected as the KVII Channel 7 Player of the Week for the same week.

Congratulations to the Chieftains and Marco! Keep up the good work and good luck against Floydada!

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Did everyone love the burgers and fries last Friday night? Cargill and the Friona Noon Lions can’t be beat when it comes to serving up good food in large quantities. Thank you for feeding us!

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Oscar Ojeda was the winner of the 4-wheeler from the Friona Volunteer Fire Department last Saturday. Oscar works for Blue Sky Dairy. Congratulations Oscar!

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Penny Phillips was the winner of the bicycle from Prairie Acres. Penny is with Bluebonnet Home Health. Congratulations Penny!

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Autumn begins Friday, September 22 and the weatherman says we should start having more fall-like weather. They are saying rain will be moving in on Friday and continue on through the weekend. I am never sure if it is a good time or a bad time for rain. But things are pretty dry right now.

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The Parmer County Commissioners will meet Monday, September 25 at 10 a.m. at the courthouse in Farwell. All meetings are open to the public.

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Game Day at Friona Heritage Estates is Tuesday, September 26 at 2 p.m. The community is encouraged to drop by and enjoy some games with the residents.

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The FHS Band Boosters are selling tickets for a brisket dinner on Sunday, October 1 at the Junior High Cafeteria from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for a delicious meal of brisket, beans, potato salad, hot rolls and dessert. If you are unable to stay and dine, you can have take-out or have your meal delivered during the meal time by texting or calling orders with addresses to Jeri Lynn White, (806) 265-7737.

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Community Bingo at Prairie Acres is set for Saturday, September 30 at 3 p.m. Stop by and play for prizes while having fun with the residents.

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Start making plans to attend the Parmer County Sheriff’s Office National Night Out in Farwell on Tuesday, October 3 at the Law Enforcement Center from 6-8 p.m. Last year they had a pretty “Hot” hot sauce contest along with numerous other booths from county agencies and businesses. Come out and see the county-wide fire, police and EMS staff and equipment. We will have more news next week!

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Earthquakes, hurricanes, and fires, oh my! I am glad we live in Friona!

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The Friona Chieftains travel to Floydada this week to take on the Whirlwinds. Listen to Andy Montana and Sawyer Osborn as they bring you play-by-play on WT Services 76 and on the West11Sports.com app and website. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.

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The Harrington Mobile Mammography Coach will be at Parmer Medical Center Wednesday, September 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call now for an appointment 1-800-377-4673. The Harrington Breast Center is a department of BSA Hospital.

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“Dr. Bob” Alexander will be celebrating his 80th birthday this Saturday at 1402 Columbia. Come by and wish him well and enjoy the entertainment of country singer/songwriter Devin James. The party begins at 7 p.m. No gifts please.

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Special Delivery Infant Adoption Agency will have their Annual Jubilee Fundraiser Tuesday, September 26. For reservations and sponsorship opportunities call (806) 367-6755 or go to www.specialdeliveryadoptions.org.

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Congratulations to Attebury Grain on being named Friona Chamber of Commerce Member of the Month for September!

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Jim and Sherry Atwell posted on Facebook this week that they will no longer be delivering the mail due to some health issues. Jim and Sherry have been delivering a rural route for 18 years. We hate to see you stop. You will be missed.

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It is CARNIVAL TIME!!! Gary Moore Amusements will be at the Community Center parking lot September 25-30. The Friona Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture is sponsoring this event.

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Friona Junior High has begun their Fall 2017 Fundraiser. FJHS students are taking orders for Apple Baking Company frozen cookie dough and cheesecakes. They will be taking orders until Monday, October 2. This is a great opportunity to stock up for the holidays, and help FJHS at the same time. All proceeds will go into the Student Activity fund, which includes student incentives, rewards and field trips.

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The FHS Choir Boosters are selling tickets for your chance to win a $200 cash card. Tickets are only $1! Drawing will be at the October 24 volleyball game. Get yours today! Call Sharon Rector 806-677-4664 for your tickets.

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“How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.”~John Burroughs