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Links for Thursday, July 31, 2014:

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A three vehicle accident occurred Friday July 25 about 5 p.m. five miles south on Hwy 214. This car was traveling southbound and attempting to turn left into a residence. It was rear-ended by a second car that ended up facing north. The collision knocked this vehicle into the northbound lane, hitting a third car and sending it into a ditch facing south. There were no major injuries. Two people were transported to PMC. Friona EMS and firemen were dispatched to work the accident.

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Gladys Spring, president of the Parmer County Historical Commission, visited the Friona Star office this week with a copy of the new book, Cemeteries of Parmer County-Volume 2. The book is loose leaf in a nice three ring binder. It lists names and dates of all persons buried in our county cemeteries through December 31, 2013. An addendum lists all known veterans of Parmer County (that they could find), living and deceased. The book is $45. To purchase contact Gladys at 806-251-1552, or Donna Mears at Intheden Graphics, 806-250-5200.

Town Talk II

As I start scribbling on Town Talk Tuesday morning it is raining again. Supposed to rain on and off the next few days. And the temps are in the “really nice” range for July. We have been blessed. Official weather guy John Gurley said as of Wednesday we have recorded 4.32” of rain in July.(more...)

New cemetery book available

The Cemeteries of Parmer County - Volume 2 is printed and ready for purchase. The book is printed on heavy paper in a nice three-ring binder. The cost is $45. (more...)

Jones family tours Alaska

Friona resident Tommy Jones was stationed at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska, for two years back in the 1950s. He had always wanted to go back but never had the chance until this year. (more...)


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The Jones family in Alaska. Standing, l-r, Joe and Christy Jones, Deon and Marilyn Harkey, and John Jones; seated, Tommy Jones, left, and the float plane pilot, Randy. Tommy returned to Alaska for the first time since being stationed at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage in the 1950s.