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Estefany Cecena, Herman Marques, and Jackie Reyes are front and center as the Friona High School Marching Band performs its halftime routine at the Friona-Dimmitt football game last Friday night.


Ag Association donates to FCCLA

Mrs. Barnett's classes and FCCLA organization are off to a great start because of a generous donation from the Friona Vocational Agriculture Association. Mrs. Barnett stated, "This donation helps supply appliances and equipment for the classroom and items needed for projects."

The students received 2 KitchenAid professional stand mixers, 3 folding carts, 5 pasta maker attachments, 5 dish racks, 8 toner cartridges, 5 Toshiba microwave ovens, and 2 professional grade steam irons. "The students are excited to use these new items and will be planning their FCCLA projects soon," she continued.

The Friona Vocational Agriculture Association provides monetary support to the youth of Friona who exhibit a commitment and dedication to 4-H, FFA, and FCCLA activities. Through this support, and their fundraising efforts, the association encourages young people to pursue endeavors that will enable them to become the future leaders of the community, state, and country.

Mrs. Barnett, her classes, and the FCCLA organization are sincerely grateful for this donation made to her class. She concluded, "They have so many new skills to look forward to learning and not only will these students be learning valuable lessons from these resources but life lessons that they can use for the rest of their lives."

Back Row: Friona VoAg Association board members (l-r) Richie Herring, Aaron Abarca, Greg Lewellen, Mark Osborn, Kody Kimbrough (secretary), Greg O'Brian (president), and Tracy Bunker. Clint Hurst was unable to attend. Front Row: FCCLA students/teacher (l-r) Reese Stowers, Tiffany Sandoval, Duvy Ortiz, Alezandra Rodriguez, Adynaih Dominguez, Mercedes Espinoza, Naara Saucedo, Autumn Fletcher, Lluvia Reyes, and Erin Barnett.

Friona United Way begins new year

Incoming Friona United Way president Jimmy Burns announced that the steering committee met on Wednesday to begin the application process for requesting funds. "If your organization plans to request funds this year, and you have not been contacted, please pick up an application form at the FISD Administration building," he said.

The deadline to apply for funding is Monday, October 12th. Please return your completed application form to the Admin building. The Annual Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 14th at 7:30 a.m. in the Redeemer Center at 1304 Virginia Avenue in Friona. "The Friona United Way is looking forward to having another successful year," he added.

Paula's Walk Thru Exhibit

Paula with one of the 11 throws made from 40 of her husband, Butch's shirts. Monica machine quilted each of the throws with unique designs.

Tamela Bandy did the machine embroidery for the labels for the throws.

Darla Bracken, Melba Smiley, Charlotte Ratcliff, Paula Fairchild, Monica Bermea, Lawana Houlette Moore...a few of the 56 visitors to the "Walk Thru Exhibit" held last Thursday at Paula's home.

From Floydada to Frisco

Andrea (Geries) King texted these photos from the King family pumpkin decorating festival at her home in Frisco. While visiting with the local pumpkin vendor, she found out that the orange wonders came from Floydada. Known as the Pumpkin Capital of Texas, Floydada produces 1800 acres of pumpkins annually. Floyd County loves pumpkins so much, its residents established an annual celebration of the festive fruit. On the second Saturday of October, Floydada kicks off its Punkin Days festival. The town has been celebrating Punkin Days for over 30 years. Andrea is the daughter of Randy & Sarah Geries and the niece of the Friona Star editor.



Town Talk

APPOINTMENT ONLY OFFICE. The Friona Driver's License office is accepting services by appointment only. To make an appointment go to https://public.txdpsscheduler.com to schedule your visit. The office is only open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays & Thursdays. Special thanks to Joe Lafuente for informing the Friona Star of the changes. This info can be found on the classified page each week.


Note from Deena Leuea. There will be a rabbit show at our Parmer Livestock show in 2021. There is a disease "hemorrhagic fever" in wild rabbits that caused much discussion about cancellation of the rabbit show this year. It was determined as long as the Show rabbits do not come in contact with wild rabbits or their habitats the Show rabbits will be fine. Rules are the same; they need to be a meat rabbit, 12 weeks at the time of the show and no weight limit. The show is open to all FFA and 4-H members.


On Tuesday, October 13th we will have our goat and sheep validation at the Friona Ag Shop starting at 4:00 p.m. Contact your local FFA teacher or Ag agent if you have questions.


The Parmer County Stock Show Board will host its annual Stock Show Dinner at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 7th at the XIT Building in Bovina. One ticket buys dinner for two and a chance to win prizes. Tickets are available from: Bovina - extension office and Al Kerby; Farwell - Jason Schilling and Vince Smith; Lazbuddie - Abby Kirby and Terry Jesko; and Friona -Tracy Bunker and Greg O'Brien. Proceeds benefit Parmer County FFA and 4H kids.


About October. Before the Julian and Gregorian calendars, October was the 8th month of the Roman calendar. Octo means eight in Latin. At the time, there were only 10 months. In 700 BC, Numa Pompilius added January and February to the calendar. This change more accurately reflected the length of a year on Earth. As a result, October became the 10th month on the calendar. While other months on the calendar have had days added and subtracted, October has always had 31 days. October is the month when the five-day workweek was first sanctioned. The U.S. Naval Academy opened its doors in Annapolis, Maryland in 1845. October birthstones are pink tourmaline and opal.


Opening day for deer season kicks off for bow hunters in 252 Texas counties on October 3rd and runs through November 6th. Rifle season follows and spans from November 7th through January 3rd in the North Zone and January 17th in the South, with a special South Zone late season lasting through January 31st.


Another accident at the Cargill plant entrance early Tuesday morning involved three vehicles and two separate impacts. Extremely fortunate that no one was killed. TXDOT and Cargill officials are meeting with Parmer County Commissioners later this month to finalize plans for a new overpass.


National Days

October 1:

Homemade Cookies Day

October 2:

Custodial Worker's Recognition Day

October 3:

Techies Day

October 4:

Taco Day

October 5:

Do Something Nice Day

October 6:

Coaches Day

October 7:

Inner Beauty Day

COVID-19 Resources:

Health Protocols for Voters and Elections (English)

County Disaster Declaration (English)

March 16 FISD Letter (English) (Spanish)

March 31 FISD Letter (English) (Spanish)

Letter from City Manager (English) (Spanish)

Friona Community Helpline (English)

2-1-1 Texas Social Services Hotline (English)

Share The Facts about COVID-19 (English) (Spanish)

What You Need To Know (English) (Spanish)

What To Do If You Are Sick (English) (Spanish)

County Clerk PSA (English)

Chamber of Commerce Letter to Businesses (English)

FISD Emergency Resolution (English)

Covid Risk Chart (English)