Happy Birthday - Friona turns 116 years old this year. It was established as a small community in 1898 by XIT Ranch, originally called Frio, which is "cold" in Spanish. The community served as a shipping point for the Pecos and Northern Texas Railroads. In 1906, The George G. Wright Land CO. chose the community for a colonization project, promising settlers of fertile soil, and a healthful climate. The community then became known as Friona after the opening of a post office in March 16, 1907.
Gridiron News - Due to a shortage of officials, the 7th grade, 8th grade, and JV football teams will ALL play at Farwell on Thursday.
Save the Date - The Friona Chieftain Marching Band will be in competition on Saturday, October 15th. The band is scheduled to perform at 3:45 p.m. at Dick Bivins Stadium which is located at 800 S Marrs Street in Amarillo.
Just 4 laughs - (1) What kind of exercise do lazy people do? Diddly-squats. (2) Hear about the new restaurant called Karma? There's no menu - you get what you deserve. (3) How come scientists don't trust atoms? Because they make up everything. (4) Why did the chicken go to the séance? To get to the other side. Source: https://www.rd.com/list/short-jokes/
Next Week - more FHS reunion photos including the Classes of '72, '82, and '92.
One for the Road - Governor Abbott announced the adoption of a record $85 billion, 10-year statewide roadway construction plan. The $8.5 billion average annual investment is expected to yield an estimated $15.5 billion per year in economic benefits. It would be nice to get the road from Friona to Farwell finished sometime in near future.
Business Women's Day
Snack Stick Day
Ghost Hunting Day
Dia de la Quesadilla
Chocolate Milk Day
Good Neighbor Day
2022 Football vs Dalhart
Maize Days 66 - Mayor Greg Lewellen, First Lady Jamie, and daughters Shelby & Sophie rode in a 1959 fire truck during the 66th Annual Maize Days parade last Saturday. Danny and Holly Campbell, owners of the truck, were the chauffeurs.
"Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. Sorry to interrupt your inflight movie, but on the left hand side of the aircraft is a spectacular view of the center of the known universe from 35,000 feet...Friona, Texas. Home of the Fighting Chieftains and your illustrious captain." Thanks, Toby!
- Toby Smith, 1985 FHS Graduate