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Friona Star would like to welcome Rene and Scott McCutchen to Friona. Welcome to Friona McCutchen family.

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John David Haile graduated from Southern Nazarene University with Bachelor of Science degree on December 8, 2018. John David is the son of Homer and Patty Haile. He graduated from FHS in 2015 and was born and raised in Friona! Congratulations on your big accomplishment John David!

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Friona Star would like to wish a Happy Retirement to Dickie Clark!

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Paul (Lucky) & Susan Gonzales 50th Anniversary will be January 12th and will be celebrated Saturday Jan.26 at St. Teresa’s Catholic Church. Happy Anniversary Paul and Susan!

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All campuses of Friona ISD will be conducting Lockdown drills with students during the afternoon of Friday, January 18, 2019. Students will be released at regular time.

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The Friona Local Stock Show will be conducted on Monday, January 14, 2019 at the Friona Community center. All Friona FFA, Friona 4-H, and Bovina 4-H members are invited to participate. The barn will open at 9:30 a.m. and animals will need to be in the barn, registered, and weighed by 12 noon. Registration fees are $15.00 per animal and are due at the time of the show. The show will begin at 4:00 p.m. with goats followed by lambs and then barrows. Will Pettit will judge the goats & lambs and Heath Link will judge the barrows. The Friona FFA will operate a concession stand. Come out and support your local 4-H and FFA.

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Bragging time will be here in the Valentine paper in February. Forms are available at the Star office. Valentines are only $10 for pictures with 1-2 people and $20 for pictures with three or more people. Deadline to turn in your Valentines pictures is Tuesday, February 12 at 5 p.m.

Pictures will be published on the Friona Star February 14 edition.

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Want to keep up with your friends and family in Friona? Do you like to see your grandkids pictures in the newspaper? Contact the Friona Star to subscribe. Subscriptions are $30 for in-county, $40 for out-of-county and $24 for E-Star online editions.

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Friona ISD students in Kindergarten – 12th grade are eligible for parent or teacher nominations to the Gifted and Talented Program offered by Friona ISD for the 2019-2020 school year. Parents who desire to nominate their child for this program may contact the principal or counselor in their child’s building for the appropriate form. Forms need to be completed and returned to the principal by January 31, 2019. A certified Gifted and Talented teacher will administer the necessary tests for admission to the program.

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The Annual Chamber Awards Banquet will be March 5th. The theme for this year’s banquet will be 50’s and 60’s. They will be having a silent auction during the banquet. If you have an auction item that you would like to donate please call the chamber and they will pick up the item. The funds made from the auction helps the chamber sponsor the extra activities through out the year. Your support is greatly appreciated

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The Friona Chamber of Commerce is taking nominations for Man/Woman of the Year, Students of the Year, Employee of the Year, Educator of the Year and Citizen of the Year. Stop by the Chamber office to pick up a form to make your nominations or go to http://www.frionachamber.com/ to download the forms.

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January 15 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968. Let us not forget who he was and what good he has done for our country!

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Information generated from ISD’s Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FRIST) report will be discussed at the Friona ISD Board Meeting on January 14, 2019, at 7 p.m. at the Administration Building.

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If you like basketball, the Friona Junior High Basketball Tournament starts Thursday, January 10 and continues on Saturday, January 12. The brackets are in this issue of the Friona Star.

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FHS powerlifters will be competing at Panhandle on Saturday, January 12 at 8 am. Way to go!

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The Friona Community Blood Drive conducted by Coffee Memorial Blood Center will be held Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 12-7 p.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church Fellowship Hall at 1500 Cleveland. The Friona Noon Lions will be serving up hot hamburgers to all donors. Donors will receive a long sleeved t-shirt to help them stay warm. For a lifesaving appointment call (806) 331-8833 or visit yourbloodinstitute.org. Donors must have a photo ID, be at least 17-years-old or 16-years-old with a signed parental consent. Save time and complete your questions online using Donor Express at www.thegiftoflife.org.

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Whether it’s a birthday, wedding, engagement, anniversary, newborn baby, or just someone you’d like to recognize, we’d like to publish it! Please feel free to send announcements and inquiries to frionastar@wtrt.net or call (806)250-2211

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National January Days; National Bittersweet Chocolate Day, National Cut Your Energy Costs Day, National Oysters Rockefeller Day, National Save The Eagles Day, January 11; National Arkansas Day, National Milk Day, National Step in the Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day, January 12; National Kiss A Ginger Day, National Pharmacist Day, National Curried Chicken Day, January 13; Korean American Day, National Sticker Day, National Rubber Ducky Day, January 14; National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day, National Dress Up Your Pet Day, Ratification Day, National Clean Off Your Desk Day, January 15; National Booch Day *,National Hat Day, National Strawberry Ice Cream Day, January 16; National Without a Scalpel Day, National Nothing Day, National Religious Freedom Day, and National Fig Newton Day

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On Friday February 22, 2019, Friona High School will be hosting their annual Chieftain Choices event. If you have a business and would like to participate in the job fair please contact Allison Johnston at (806) 250- 3951.

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JVB/JVG/VG/VB Basketball vs. Bushland on January 11, 2019 at 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm will be playing for district.

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JH Basketball vs Muleshoe G(Home) B(There) 01/14/2019 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm

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JVB/JVG/VG/VB Basketball will be playing against Dimmit at 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Dimmit on January 15, 2019.

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Friona Star would like to wish good luck to the FHS basketball teams and remind them to have fun!

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There will be new lights on Main St. to remind us to slow down through the school zone. The lights will be located by the park (east side), fire department, and near the Chieftain Gym.

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Happy Birthday wishes go out to Margaret Duggins who will be celebrating her 91st birthday!

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“You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is your daily routine.”

- John C. Maxwell