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Happy anniversary to John & Kathryn Gurley (30 years) and Nathan & Crystal Moroney (14 years)!

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We would like to thank Victory Family Worship Center for hosting the Senior Banquet on Monday, April 8, 2019!

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Congratulations to the Girls Varsity Track team as they won First Place at the District Track Meeting in Tulia!

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The 11th Annual Pudge Kendrick Memorial Golf Tournament will be July 27-28 at John Pitman Golf Course in Hereford. Signup is now open at the Pro Shop in Hereford.

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Pre-k/ Head start registration will be on May 7 through May 9 starting at 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. There will be more information to come.

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First United Methodist Church of Hereford will host its eighth annual Blessing of the Bikes April 14 starting at 8 a.m. at its parking lot adjacent to the church at Fifth and Miles. This year’s event will be held on Palm Sunday, and bikers and first responders are welcome to come in riding gear or uniform and participate in Palm Sunday observance at the church.

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The Friona High School Senior Banquet Schedule:

Monday, April 15th at First Baptist Church starting at 6:00 p.m.

Monday, April 22nd at Friona United Methodist Church starting at 6:00 p.m.

Monday, April 29th at Sixth Street Church of Christ starting at 6:00 p.m.

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Steer Tags for 2019 are due to your Ag Agent or FFA teacher no later than April 15, 2019. The price per tags is $17.00 each. If you are new to our county or your child will be in the Third grade, they can show animals for 4-H or FFA.

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Senior Steak Dinner tickets are now available from any senior. The proceeds will fund the Alcohol/Drug Free Graduation Celebration. The event will be on Sunday, April 14 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. –at the Junior High Cafeteria. The cost of the tickets will be $15.00 in advance, and $16.00 at the door.

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Parental Involvement and Safety Night will be on April 16, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Join the Friona ISD for an information-filled event at the High School. All of our Friona ISD campuses will be represented along with community organizations. You will have the opportunity to visit with members of each organization about the importance of your child attending school, their safety, and many of the programs our school and community have to offer. For more information, contact David Woods, M. Ed. Friona High School Assistant Principal at (806) 250-3951 Ext. 1198.

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The Friona Music and Drama Booster Club will hold a meeting on April 15, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at Friona Interbank. All band, choir, and drama parents are invited to attend. The Citizens for Friona Schools will be there to provide information about the upcoming bond election and how this positively impacts the band, choir, and drama programs. Proposed plans for parents to view will be presented as well as a time to ask questions about the bond issue. We will have a translator available. This is a great opportunity for everyone to learn what improvements will be made if the bond issues passes.

El Grupo de Friona Musica y Drama tendra una junta el 15 de Abril, 2019 a las 6:30 p.m. en Friona Interbank. Todos los padres de banda, coro, y de drama estan invitados para atender. Los ciudadanos de la escuela Friona tendran informacion del proximo enlace de la eleccion y como impactara positivamente los programas de banda, coro, y drama. Las propuestas de planes para los padres seran presentados, tambien tendran tiempo para hacer preguntas de el enlace. Tendremos un traductor disponible. Esto es una buena oportunidad para aprender de las benificaciones que se ara si el enlance de la reforma se aprueba.

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There will be a representative from the Alzheimer’s Association to speak at the Oneita Wagnon Senior Center at 319 Main Street, Muleshoe Tx on April 26. The phone number is 806-272-4969. The speaker is Ameekah Mobley, a seasoned, talented person that has past experience in a geriatric unit. She is committed to speaking to people in the Bailey, Castro, and Parmer counties. Her contact information is 806-414-4402. This is a mid-day event with the option of having lunch for a suggested donations of $3 for people over 60 and $8 for people under 60 years of age. The guest speaker will immediately follow the 11:30 meal serving time. Information to be provided includes the disease process, tips to family caregivers, resources, and tips of planning ahead. For more information call Rhonda at Bluebonnet Home Health and Hospice in Friona at 247-0057 or Carolyn at the Muleshoe Senior Center 806-272-4969. This is a free event open to the public. Please share this information with others.

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On April 20, the Cityof Friona will be hosting a City Wide Easter Egg Hunt from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.at the Friona City Park. There will be free food, music, prize egg, and pictures with the Easter Bunny.

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Don’t forget to get your Literary Basket Tickets. The cost per ticket is $1.00. The Literary Basket Drawing will be on April 28 starting at 2 p.m.at the library.

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Save the Date!

The May 3rd All Sports Banquet will be held at the Junior high Cafeteria.

May 4th, Bond Election Day— Info on Facebook page— Friona ISD Bond Election.

May 18th will be the Hi-Pro Feeds the Future Annual Event at the Country Rose. More details to come.

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This Friday April 12, from 6:00-9:00 p.m., the Don Harrington Discovery Center in Amarillo, will open during the evening hours for another ‘Discover for a Dollar’ event. Admission is only $1 per person. The public is invited to come and enjoy an evening at the Discovery Center complete with Space Theater shows, live science demonstrations, and critter encounters. Plus one can enjoy all of their exhibits, including the traveling exhibit, the Battle of the Titans!

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Graduating seniors of the class of 2019 are encouraged to apply for 2 scholarships that are being offered by the Friends of the Friona Public Library. Application forms are available both in the office at Friona High School and at the Friona Public Library. The deadline for turning in the completed application is no later than 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 2019, at the Friona High School Office. The scholarships will be presented at the Senior Academic Reception on May 19, 2019, at 2:00 p.m.

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The Friona Community Blood Drive will be on April 11 from noon to 7 p.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church Fellowships Hall.

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The Pope Boys BBQ will be taking orders on whole meats for your Easter Sunday meal.

Orders will be ready for pickup on Saturday, April 20th at Veterinary Industries parking lot from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Deadline to place an order will be Monday, April 15th. If you would like to order please call Brayden Pope #806-346-6165 or Britny Pope #806-346-3001.

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Congratulations to Amelia Sandoval! She finished 6th out of 40 individuals in the girls’ district golf tournament!

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Archery contest sign up on 4-H connect opens April 19 and will close May 10, 2019.

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National April Days;

April 11: National Pet Day.

April 12th: National Big Wind Day, National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, and National Day of Silence.

April 13: National Scrabble Day, National Thomas Jefferson Day, and National Peach Cobbler Day.

April 14: National Gardening Day, National Ex Spouse Day, National Dolphin Day, and National Pecan Day.

April 15: National Tax Day, National Titanic Remembrance Day, and National Education and Sharing Day.

April 16: National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day and National Healthcare Decisions Day.

April 17: National Cheeseball Day and National Bat Appreciation Day.

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The City of Friona will accept applications for the following positions: utility maintenance worker, pool manager, and cemetery worker. Job descriptions and application forms may be picked up at Friona City Hall, 623 Main Street, Friona. If you would like an application emailed to you, please email cityinfo@frionatx.us. Applications will be accepted until April 24, 2019.

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Be stronger than your strongest excuse!