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Friona's newest business, Home Run Nutrition, was home to a ribbon cutting ceremony last Saturday morning sponsored by the Friona Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture. The new venture is owned by Gabe & Courtney Lara and is located at 904 W. 11th (next door to Blackburn Hardware). Back row (l-r): Chris Alexander, Varla Wilcox, Varla's granddaughter Marlee Barnett, Crystal Moroney, Yvette Williams, Larry Rector, Heather Grimsley, Heather's daughter Tensley, and Holly Campbell, Middle row (l-r): Courtney Lara, Gabriel Lara, Cristy Oborny, Conrad Oborny, Annabell Montoya, and Juan Rascon, Bottom row (l-r): Delaynee Montoya, Nova Lara, Oakley Lara, Aubrey Hernandez, and Barbara Hernandez



Town Talk

City Manager Lee Davila would like to thank local restaurants for adhering to Governor Greg Abbott's Executive Order limiting dine-in capacity to 50% of their total occupancy. "Our local police department has been visiting local restaurants to assure compliance and have not observed any violations." said Davila. "With the rise of COVID-19 cases in the area, I appreciate everything our businesses are doing to keep our community safe."


Home Run Nutrition is Friona's newest business (see front page). They are open M-F from 7-2 pm and Saturday from 10-2. Delivery is available as well as curbside service. Call 575-218-0944 or text 806-253-5227 to place an order.


Milk House Market is celebrating its 6th birthday this year. Drop by Friday from 11-5 and/or Saturday from 10-3 for popsicles, cold drinks, and plenty of special sales. Unfortunately, no July 4th parade this year because of the pandemic.


The Friona Buyers Club is hosting a "Pulled Pork Lunch" fundraiser on Friday, July 3rd. They will be located just east of the Post Office on Highway 60 from 11:00 a.m. until they run out of food. You can purchase a sandwich, chips, & drink for $8 and donations are also accepted. Proceeds will benefit local 4-H and FFA kids at the County Stock Show. They will deliver in Friona on orders of 10 or more.


Reminder from Athletic Director Jimmy Arias: The UIL is requiring a physical for all incoming 7th graders and anyone who HAS NOT had a physical that wants to participate in athletics or band. We have also mailed a packet to certain students that are required to have an updated physical for 2020. You can pick up an extra packet at the Friona High School office or at the Friona ISD Administration building. (see PMC ad on back page)


The City will not be opening up the Roll-Off on Saturday, July 4th in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Instead, the roll-off will be open the following Saturday, July 11th from 10am - 3pm. Thank you for keeping Friona clean!


A committee consisting of City Manager Lee Davila; Mayor Ricky White; PMC Representative Rhonda Wilkins; and Senior Citizens members Donita Martin, Dale Widner, Patsy Riggins, Melody Drake, Larry Rector, Elizabeth McLellan, and Susan Gonzales met and discussed the possibility of reopening Senior Citizens for business. After deliberating the pros and cons, it was decided it was still not safe to reopen. The committee will meet again in 2 months to determine a course of action. It is time again for dues to be paid. Please send $30 to Senior Citizens, PO Box 614, Friona, TX, 79035.


Received a press release this week from AT&T that stated their 5G network is now live in Parmer County. We were among 137 new markets to get AT&T 5G. This service is now available in 355 markets - covering 179 million people across the country. Additional 5G markets are in the works as the company continues a path towards nationwide coverage this summer.


The month of July is known for firsts. Louis Pasteur would test the first rabies vaccine in 1885 during the month of July, and Bikinis made their debut in 1948. In 1969, space travel took great strides, and Neil Armstrong put the first footprints on the moon.

Fireworks show starts at dusk

The City of Friona will be allowing the usage of fireworks on Saturday, July 4th at Reeve Lake until midnight. If you are caught setting off fireworks at any other locations, you will receive a citation. While at Reeve Lake, we ask that you be mindful of those around you, pick up after yourself, do not leave any fireworks unattended, and please practice social distancing.

Richard Bermea, owner of Bermea Construction, told his crew that if they finished the track renovation at Texico High School before the deadline there would be a bonus. They did and there was. The crew was rewarded with fishing trip to Lake Texhoma. Pictured are (l-r); Frank, Jose, Richard, Blase (Richard's son), and their fishing guide, Haden.

Sarah Geries took this panoramic photo during the brief rain event last Saturday afternoon. Weather recorder John Gurley said Friona received .04 inches of rain for a grand total of .72 inches in June. Last year, Friona received 2.35 inches of rain during June. According to the Water Weekly map, Parmer County is shown to be in a stage 2 "severe" drought.

Adriana Woods hosted a re-opening party last Friday and Saturday at her newly remodeled Creative Chaos Boutique. The store is located at 903 Main in Friona and you can go to www.shopcreativechaos.com to shop online or get more information.


COVID-19 News

Texas Panhandle:
5,736 cases, 101 deaths
4,705 recoveries
Armstrong County: 3
Briscoe County: 2
Carson County: 6
Castro County: 75
Childress County: 8
Collingsworth County: 6
Cottle County: 4
Dallam County: 83
Deaf Smith County: 294
Donley County: 28
Gray County: 114
Hall County: 2
Hansford County: 28
Hartley County: 30
Hemphill County: 10
Hutchinson County: 62
Lipscomb County: 9
Moore County: 889
Motley County: 1
Ochiltree County: 53
Oldham County: 4
Parmer County: 191
Potter County: 2,885
Randall County: 863
Roberts County: 3
Sherman County: 32
Swisher County: 35
Wheeler County: 16

Eastern New Mexico:
235 cases, 2 deaths
Curry County: 163
Quay County: 6
Roosevelt County: 59
Union County: 7

Oklahoma Panhandle:
1,017, 6 deaths, 995 recoveries
Beaver County: 30
Cimarron County: 1
Texas County: 986

160,000 cases
2,424 deaths
69,190 recoveries

United States:
2,690,000 cases
129,000 deaths
829,000 recoveries

10,500,000 cases
512,000 deaths
5,390,000 recoveries

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)