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Congratulations to Jerry and Janet LaFrance as they celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary!


Congratulations to Crystal and everyone at Milk House Market. They celebrated their 5th Anniversary this past week by conducting the annual Barn Sale and it was another barn-burner. Milk House has become a popular shopping destination for visitors from all across the panhandle and New Mexico.


The Friona Senior Citizens Organization is looking for help. Call Susan Gonzales at 806-626-8602 or call the Friona Senior Citizens Organizations office on Monday or Thursday from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at 806-250-3645.


The FHS Class of 1969 will have a fifty-year reunion at the Holiday Inn West in Amarillo on August 17. There is an article with more details in the Star this week. Contact Phyllis Renner Murphree at phyllismurphree@gmail.com or Connie Slagle at frionabookshoppe@gmail.com for more information.


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. The afternoon flight is full but there is still room in the morning flight.


St. Teresa’s Catholic Church is hosting its 1st Chicken Fried Steak Dinner on Sunday, July 14th from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Donations are $12 for adults and $6 for children under 8 years of age. The meal will consist of chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, bread, dessert, tea, and coffee. Take-out plates will be available at no additional charge. Everyone is invited to attend and hope to see you there!!!


The Friona Public Library is currently accepting applications for their Library Director. Those interested in applying for the Friona Public Library Director job must complete an employee application, provide a cover letter and resume before the July 26, 2019 deadline. The City’s recruitment brochure and application are accessible online at: https://www.cityoffriona.com/library or can be picked up at Friona City Hall. The application and all required supporting documents must be mailed, emailed, or delivered in person to Friona City Hall at the below address. Applications can be emailed to cityinfo@frionatx.us. For questions, please call (806) 250-2761.


The Friona City Pool is offering swimming lessons, water aerobics, and pool party rentals. They will be open Tuesdays- Saturday and their regular hours are 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., swimming lessons from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., and party/ water aerobics hours 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.


The 47th Annual Nazereth German Festival and Suds & Sound will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019 in Nazareth, Texas. Tickets are $12 each and includes a free German Sausage Meal. If you have questions, contact Dana Kleman at 806-647-7514 or Lesly Annen at 817-975-2150. More info is on Facebook: Nazareth German Fest/Suds & Sounds, Instagram: nazermanfest, and Snapchat: naz.germanfest.


This year’s Cheeseburger Festival will be an indoor/outdoor, afternoon/evening event (from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.) at Reeve Lake /Friona Community Center with celebration in some shape or form for the WHOLE WEEK prior! Stay tuned for a list of events that will kick off on Monday, July 15th and end with a bang on Saturday, July 20th. On July 20, the Cheeseburger Festival will take place and will finish off with a firework display at dusk. Donations for fireworks can be made at the chamber office!


Congratulations to the Parmer County Baseball League for a great year. The Parmer County All-Stars (12 & under) advanced to the State Tournament in Littlefield on June 27-30 but could not advance.

The Parmer County All-Stars (13-15) played in the district tournament in Littlefield on the same weekend. The team won three and lost two and their season also came to an end. (see courtesy photos on page 15.)


The Friona Chieftain Football Camp will be held at Friona High School from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on July 22nd through 24th. The camp is offered for 3rd-8th grade kids. There is a fee of $20.00 to attend the camp. Brochures can be picked up at Friona High School and the Friona ISD Building.

Go to frionaonline.com and click on the Forms tab and then click on the Football Camp tab to find and print the football camp registration form.


Cheeseburger Festival Weekly Celebration:

July 15: Night Under the Stars 8 p.m.- 10 p.m.

July 16: Free Pool Swim Day 1 p.m. – 10 p.m.

July 17: Farmers Market Crafts 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Movies in the Park 8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

July 18: Video Game Challenge 7 p.m.- 10 p.m.

Adult Softball Tournament 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

July 19 : Live Music in the Park

Motorcycle/ Classic Car Drag

Adult Softball Tournament

July 20: “Bun” Run and Walk 7 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Water Polo 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Cheeseburger Cook-Off 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Motorcycle/ Classic Car Rally 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Adult Softball Tournament 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Fireworks Show at Dusk