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67th Annual Maize Days Celebration

Thursday, September 21

Bonfire at 9:30 p.m. | Reeve Lake

Friday, September 22

Homecoming | Chieftain Field

Queen Ceremony at 6:30 p.m.

Football Game at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 23

Maize Days Parade | Main Street

Line-up at 9:00 a.m. on Euclid

Parade begins at 10:00 a.m.

Bed Race after Parade

Food + Fun in the Park

Food Vendors

FCCLA Elotes

Fire Department Sausage Wraps

Fire Department Raffle Drawing

1:00 p.m. in the park

Parmer Paws Raffle Drawing

1:30 p.m. in the park

Friona Royalty

Miss Friona Yvonne Legarreta & Little Miss Ayva Lozoya

Miss Friona Awards (l-r), 2nd Runner Up: Delynda Wium, 1st Runner Up: Duvy Ortiz, Miss Friona: Yvonne Legarreta, 3rd Runner Up: Emily Anderson

Little Miss Friona Awards (l-r), 1st Runner Up: Aubree Guerra, Little Miss Friona: Ayva Lozoya, 2nd Runner Up: Laryah Miller

Miss Friona 2022 Kitzy Welch & Miss Friona 2023 Yvonne Legarreta

Miss Friona 2022 Kitzy Welch, Little Miss 2023 Ayva Lozoya, & Little Miss 2022 Arribelle Hernandez


Town Talk

FCCLA needs your support - FCCLA will be selling homecoming cookies at the homecoming football game Friday night. The organization will also be selling Elotes in the park on Saturday.


Turning Twenty - The Heart Hospital at Northwest Texas Healthcare System will celebrate its 20th anniversary on Thursday, September 21 from 2-3 p.m. at 1501 S. Coulter in the Heart Hospital lobby. Media and members of the community are invited to attend. Since its inception 20 years ago, The Heart Hospital has been dedicated to fighting America's No. 1 killer - heart disease. As a leader in cardiovascular care for the Texas Panhandle community, medical staff and professionals have been bringing the latest technology for patients with cardiovascular diseases.


Job #1 - Governor Greg Abbott congratulated Texans and Texas employers on again leading all 50 states for annual jobs growth following the release of August employment data by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Texas added 402,000 nonfarm jobs from August 2022 to August 2023. "Texas leads the nation once again, creating more jobs over the last 12 months than any other state," said Governor Abbott. In August, Texas also again broke all previous records for total jobs, the number of Texans working, and the size of the Texas labor force.


Save The Date - Prairie Acres & Legacy Point will host the 3rd Annual Classic Car & Craft Show on Saturday, October 7th from 9 a.m. till 2 p.m. at 201 E. 15th St. in Friona. Call 806-250-3922 for more details.


Get Ready - Tuesday is Situational Awareness Day. I wonder if the people who celebrate this special day have any idea how the rest of us really feel about them. They have to! Looks like I will be celebrating also. But you already knew that. Enjoy.


Pun Fun - I'm reading a book about teleportation. It's bound to take me places. Source: www.pun.me


What Was That!!! - Some sort of semi-tornadic event occurred last Friday evening during the storm that hit Friona and the surrounding area. Lots of damage occurred south and west of Friona from Cargill down to A-Tex Dairy. More information and photos in next week's paper. You can email or text storm photos to the Friona Star.


National Days

September 21: Pecan Cookie Day

September 22: States & Capitals Day

September 23: Autumnal Equinox

September 24: Punctuation Day

September 25: Quesadilla Day

September 26: Situational Awareness Day

September 27: Day of Forgiveness