On Tuesday, Destini Nava signed a letter of intent to run track at Eastern New Mexico University. She will be listed as a "preferred walk-on" to begin her college career. Destini is planning to study kinesiology and major in coaching.
Destini is joined by her classmates at the signing celebration. (l-r) Audrianna, Ahtziri, Anahi, Magdalena, and Noelia. Go to photos.frionaonline.com to see more photos.
Celebrating with Destini were (l-r): Jesus (dad), Nathan (brother), Uncle Jon, Grandpa Jessie, Crystal (mom), Grandma Mary, cousins JT & Jalen, and Aunt Beth.
Friona Volunteer Fire Department (l-r) Fire Chief Danny Campbell, Derek Gaskins, Lt. J'Lond Jarecki, Capt. Gary Stowers, Annie Smith, Brian Ashburn, Adam Sadberry
Friona Police Department (l-r) Lt. Andrew Aguirre, Sgt. Pedro Sanchez, Amelia Reza, Mayor Ricky White, Brian Ashburn, Chief Isidro Jimenez, Annie Smith, Adam Sadberry, Derek Gaskins, and Victoria Coronado
Country Singer Will Banister
Representatives from Yesway/Allsup's presented $1,250 checks to the Friona Police Department, Friona Fire Department, Hereford Police Department, and the Hereford Food Pantry at the Grand Opening of the new Allsup's store in Friona on May 4th. The new "East" location at Hwy 60 & Columbia is across the street from the old store. Free hot dogs and Pepsi were served all day and country singer Will Bannister performed a free concert that evening in the parking lot. Will is from Portales and last year recorded the opening song on the Clint Eastwood movie Cry Macho.
FHS Senior Parade — The parade of the Class of 2022 is this Friday evening starting at 7:00 p.m. on Main Street.
Congratulations — Ray Sanchez of Bovina received the South Plains College's Outstanding Student in Geology Award. Ray is studying for an AS in Geology.
Fast & Faster — Brenen Thompson of Spearman set two new Class 3A records last week at the State Track Meet in Austin. He ran the 100 Meter Dash in 10.24 seconds and the 200 Meter Dash in 20.73 seconds. Thompson was injured during the football season last fall and did not play in the district game against the Chieftains.
Cemetery Work Day — The annual Cemetery clean-up day is Thursday, May 19th. Work will begin at 5 p.m. and refreshments will be served. New locator maps have been installed in the gazebo. Everyone is invited.
FYI — you MUST obtain a permit before conducting a garage sale. Call the city at 806-250-2761 for information.
Covid-19 Vaccines — If you have any questions, please call our COVID vaccine hotlines at (806) 240-1562 for English or (806) 240-1761 for Spanish. Friona Clinics Schedule: Friday, May 20th at the 6th Street Church of Christ in Friona. Bovina Clinics Schedule: Friday, May 27th in Bovina at the XIT building. No appointment times are necessary and walk-ins are accepted. Times for all clinics are from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm.
What's next — Next week is the Graduation Edition featuring the FHS Class of 2022. You have until Tuesday, May 24th to place an ad in the special edition.