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NewsTown Talk Maize Days Edward Jones WalkUnited WayPhishing Football Contest

One of these 18 young ladies will be crowned Miss Friona this Friday night when the Miss Friona Scholarship Pageant “rocks” the start of the Annual Maize Days Celebration. A Little Miss will also be crowned and there are 12 little girls participating this year. Please see our special section which previews all of the contestants in both events. All Miss Friona pictures were taken by Eric Gonzalez of EG Photography.

The following Lubbock residents participated in the walk from the Bovina statue to the Friona Dairy Queen. (l-r) Gayle Johnson, Vicki Steward, Christi Durham, LaJennia Minor, Charles Bates, Janet Bates, Taronna Whitehurst, and Sheri Derrick. All of the participants are from Lubbock.

Town Talk

Friona Resident Sandra Randall is a blood cancer patient and she would like us to know how important this month is. September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month. Sandra words of wisdom are “don’t judge people on how they look because you don’t know of how they feel inside”. Sandra would like to spread the word about Myeloproliferative Neoplams (MPN) and to remind patients and caregivers that they are not alone. During the month of September, the MPN is raising money to fund on the latest research and will be having educational information to share. MPN Awareness Day is on Friday, September 14. Your donations will be appreciated. (more...)

Miss Friona Pageant kicks off 2018 Maize Days Celebration

The 62nd Annual Maize Days Celebration is just around the corner. Festivities will be held from September 15th through September 22nd. “Friona Rocks” is the theme this year and the Friona Chamber of Commerce would like to encourage everyone to adopt a 50s rock ‘n roll attitude during the week. (more...)

Edward Jones Branch Teams Embark on a Transcontinental Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s

Over 60 West Texas residents, all employees of Edward Jones, are taking part in a historic event - a transcontinental walk across America to fight Alzheimer’s disease. Those participating are also including family and clients. (more...)

United Way Board Meeting Scheduled

The United Way will hold a Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18th at the Redeemer Center located at 1304 Virginia Avenue.

Friona has a phishing problem

There has been an outbreak of computer scammers in Friona recently. Marca Herring at Friona Interbank called and told us that several people have had to close their accounts because of the problem. While viruses can be bad, phishing is the larger issue. (more...)