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Ex Students & Teachers Committee: (l-r) Marca Lynn Herring, Sharon White, Kim Smiley, Elizabeth McLellan, City Manager Lee Davila. Seated: Mitchell Smiley and grandson River Dean (son of Clayton & Sara Smiley). Committee members not pictured include Pat Blackburn, Kitty Gallman, & Mary Joyce Barnett.

Planning is underway for the 2020 All School Reunion to be held on September 19, 2020 at the Friona Community Center. Every person in every class is responsible for spreading the word!!! All past & present students, teachers, employees, and administrators are invited to attend. Information will be available at www.cityoffriona.com/2020allschoolreunion.
Also visit Friona Ex Students and Teachers on Facebook.
Stay tuned, more details to follow.

On Tuesday, CHS Service Center hosted a NexGen cotton seminar at its new facilities at 2180 CR 17 just southwest of Friona. Cotton growers from around the county, photo at right, learned about new and existing cotton varieties and were then treated to a meal of hamburgers and french fries courtesy of CHS. Photo above (l-r) NexGen Sales Rep. Ricky Backus, CHS Service Center Sales Manager Jarod Allen, and NexGen Sales Rep. Michael Wied. Contact CHS Service Center at 806-251-1443 for all your fertilizer, seed, and chemical needs. Welcome to Friona!

Town Talk

Friona High School is hosting a Blood Drive on Thursday, February 27th from 11 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the Library and Hallway at the High School campus. Call 806-331-8833 or visit yourbloodinstitute.org to schedule an appointment. All donors get a “Be The Change” t-shirt and a Bowling Guest Pass good for one free game of bowling at Western Bowl in Amarillo. (more...)

Local Election News

City Council
The Friona City Council Election has been cancelled. Three positions were on the ballot and only the incumbents filed paperwork for the election. Mayor Ricky White will serve another term as mayor. Aldermen Brent Loflin and Greg Lewellen will serve on the City Council for another term.

Fiesta Friona

Let’s get ready to rumbaaaaaaa! Fiesta Friona will samba into the Friona Community Center Tuesday evening March 10th as the Friona Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture hosts its 64th Annual Awards Banquet. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the extravaganza will commence at 6:00 p.m. with emcees Ed & Tyleen Caffrey and the posting of the colors by Girl Scout Troop #5171. (more...)

Inspector General Announces National “Slam the Scam” Day

The Inspector General for the Social Security Administration, Gail S. Ennis, is designating Thursday, March 5, 2020 as National “Slam the Scam” Day, to raise public awareness of government imposter telephone scams across the United States. (more...)