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Dairy Cattle Judging Team is #3 in State

Congratulations to the Friona FFA Dairy Cattle Judging Team. They won 3rd place in Dairy Cattle Evaluation at the state meet last week. Tim Ally finished 5th in the individual competition. In normal years, the team would have qualified for the National Competition, but the COVID-19 pandemic has restricted the number of teams that qualify. Team members are; (l-r) Tim Ally, Kambree Kimbrough, Stef Ally, Dieter Ally, and Keegan Hurst.

Rocha, Rector, and Thompson elected to school board

Incumbents Antonio Rocha and Jason Rector, along with first-time candidate Dustin Thompson, were the three candidates chosen by voters to serve on the next FISD Board of Trustees. A total of 361 individuals voted in the school board election which included 246 during early voting, 113 on election day and 2 provisionals.

The breakdown of the vote was as follows; current board president Antonio Rocha received 371 votes, current board secretary Jason Rector received 247, Dustin Thompson received 215 votes, Kody Kimbrough received 154 votes, and incumbent board vice president Andy Montana received 73 votes. Antonia, Jason, and Dustin will serve 3-year terms as trustees.

Election Administrator Rosa Mendez would like to thank everyone who served as a judge, clerk, or poll worker during the election which was conducted by the Friona Independent School District with poll location and assistance provided by the City of Friona.

Election Day staff: Back row (l-r) Becky Upton, election day clerk; Rosa Mendez, election administrator; Juan Salinas, student poll worker. Front row (l-r) Patsy Castillo, election day clerk; Alex Guerra, student poll worker.

Chamber Award Winners

Man of the Year: Jason Rector

Woman of the Year: Shanna Daniels

Citizen of the Year: Dr. Felipe Jubay

Employee of the Year: JoJo Osborn

Boy Student of the Year: Malachi Torres

Girl Student of the Year: Tiffany Sandoval

Educator of the Year: David Towner

Business of the Year: Malouf's/Jiselle Hand


Town Talk

Congratulations to all of the Chamber of Commerce & Ag award winners. The Star will have full coverage of the event in next week's edition including the live and silent auction winners.


The FHS Band will present their Spring Concert on Tuesday, May 11th. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will be held outside in the area north of school building and south of tennis courts.


The FHS Choir will hold its annual "Choir Follies" concert on Thursday, May 13th. The program will start at 5:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. The concert this year will be in honor of Mrs. Johnston, who was instrumental in the resurgence of the choir program at Friona High School. Admission fee is $5 and coffee & desserts will be served. See ad on back page.


Created With Purpose of West Texas is having a Garage Sale on Saturday, May 8th from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at 907 Highway 86 in Bovina. They will have a little bit of everything. Clothes, kitchen items, office furniture, jewelry, books & much much more!


The Prairie Acres "Resident of Month" for May is Frankie Lindeman. The May "Employee of the Month" is April Rosas. April works in the nursing department and has worked at Prairie Acres since July of 2020. Congratulations to both!


The Quality of Life Church at 301 Grand Avenue in Friona is hosting "The Church Yard Bash!" on Saturday, May 15th. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. and will include free food, live music, testimonies, and more! Everyone of all ages is invited to come hang out and worship the Lord.


First Baptist Church of Bovina called this week to inform the Friona Star that Frank Landry is their new pastor. Please look over our church page and if you see anything that needs corrected or updated give us a call at 250-2211.


The St. Teresa Church Choir is having a Brisket Dinner on Sunday, May 16th from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The menu will include brisket, potato salad, coleslaw, beans, coffee, tea, and dessert. Donations are $12.00 for adults and $6.00 for children under 10. Donations will be used to purchase a projector and monitors. Take-outs will be available. Contact Susan Gonzales at 806-626-8602.


The trash roll-off box will be open this Saturday, May 8th. See info on page 11 for details.


National Odometer Day is Wednesday, May 12th. An odometer is an instrument that indicates the distance traveled by a vehicle. It may be electronic, mechanical or a combination of both. The word odometer comes from the Greek words hodos meaning path or gateway and metron, meaning measure. In some countries, an odometer is called a mileometer, kilometer, or tripometer.

Odometers were first developed in the 1600s for wagons and other horse-drawn vehicles to measure distances traveled. Arthur P. and Charles H. Warner of Beloit, Wisconsin developed the first odometer for the automobile which appeared in 1903 and was patented as the Auto-Meter.

The brothers would also patent other items including a tachometer, paper making machine, electric brake, and power clutch. While technology has changed greatly since 1903, the odometer continues to track how far we have traveled. It also tells us how far we go in a single trip. Source:



National Days

May 6: Poem in your Pocket Day

May 7: Space Day

May 8: Miniature Golf Day

May 9: Mother's Day

May 10: Clean Up Your Room Day

May 11: Eat What You Want Day

May 12: Odometer Day