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Town Talk

The United Way will meet on Wednesday, October 11 at 7 a.m. at Headquarters to discuss this year’s drive.

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The FHS Band Boosters will host a brisket dinner this Sunday, October 1 at the Friona Junior High School Cafeteria from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and available from any Band Booster parent or at the door. For deliveries during the time of the meal, text or call orders and addresses to Jeri Lynn White at (806) 265-7737. They will be serving up delicious brisket and all the fixings.

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Have you purchased a Pink Out t-shirt? You have until Monday, October 2 to get your order turned in. For more details check out the article on page 1.

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World Teachers’ Day is Thursday, October 5. Did you know that Texas is 2nd in the U.S. with average starting salary for teacher? Texas is 14th in average annual salary for teachers. We are 34th in quality of school systems, 29th in pupil to teacher rations, 36th in public school spending per student, 43rd in teacher income growth potential, 37th in projected competition in 2024, 13th in 10-year change in teacher salaries and 30th in teacher safety. These facts are provided by WalletHub.

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Everyone is reminded that the Friona Junior High Fall fundraiser is underway. The students are taking orders for Apple Baking Company frozen cookie dough and cheesecakes. The final day to order is Monday, October 2. All proceeds will go into a student activity fund, which includes student incentives, rewards and field trips. For more information contact Friona Junior High Principal Jesse Galdean at (806) 250-2788.

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A retirement party for Parmer County Tax Assessor Bobbie Pierson will be held at the County Courthouse in Farwell on Friday, September 29 from 2-4 p.m.

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If you missed out on Cargill burgers and Friona Noon Lions fries at the Homecoming game you can attend the Parmer County Sheriff’s Office Night Out on Tuesday, October 3 from 6-8 p.m. in Farwell and enjoy their good cooking. Everyone in the county is invited to come out and support this event. If you have a hot sauce recipe that you consider the best in the county, you can enter it in the Salsa Contest that evening.

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The Parmer County Commissioners Court will hold a special meeting on Monday, October 2 to accept Parmer County Tax Assessor Bobbie Pierson’s resignation and to swear in Awyna Sanchez as her replacement. You will be missed Bobbie!

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If you complained about it being hot and dry, you got your wish for cooler and rainy weather.

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Remember that the FHS Choir Boosters are selling tickets for a chance to win a $200 cash card. Tickets are $1 and the drawing will be at the October 24 volleyball game. Call Sharon Rector at (806) 677-4664 for your tickets.

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The Harrington Mobile Coach will be in Friona Wednesday, October 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Parmer Medical Center. Call now to make an appointment. 1-800-377-4673.

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When autumn darkness falls, what we will remember are the small acts of kindness: a cake, a hug, an invitation to talk, and every single rose. These are all expressions of a nation coming together and caring about its people. ~Jens Stoltenberg