The concert downtown drew quite a crowd from every age group Friday night. Watch for the next free summer concert in this year’s series soon! With the economy what it is, and folks struggling to make ends meet across the country, does the NFL players’ strike seem a little absurd? Maybe they should swap jobs with some regular Joes for a season. It would be like fantasy football, only in real life. There would be some interesting games to be played, without a doubt.We’d like to wish “happy birthday” to all the following Meekerites this week (and all of you who have a birthday this week but are keeping it a secret from Harold): Christy Lindquist, J.C. Seely, Stu Massey, Mary Washburn and Tony Weiss, July 21; Caleb Gardner, Austin Purcell and Sonya Garcia, July 22; R.J. Collins, July 23; Madison Kindler and Steven Kinnamon, July 25; Kirstie Smith and Christopher J. Strate, July 26; Sarah Miller, July 27. Happy anniversary greetings go out to Mike and Kim Gould, July 22; Jim and Debbie Cook, July 23; Coley and Kellie Turner, July 24; Kevin and Edye Posey, July 25; Fain and Nancy Richardson, July 26; Bob and Sharon Cook, July 26. Have you visited the Herald Times on Facebook at www.facebook.com/theheraldtimes? We’re also on Twitter at www.twitter.com/HeraldTimes. Like the Herald Times’s page, or become a follower on Twitter to comment online on articles and photos! Please send birthday greetings, anniversary wishes and other local social news to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail information to P.O. Box 720, Meeker, CO 81641.