Meeker Locals: December 18

According to a survey by the American Research Group, Inc., Americans will spend an average of $431 on Christmas gifts this year. It’s the lowest level of planned spending since 1991, and it’s down 50 percent from last year, and down from a whopping $1,052 in 2001.
Cleaning out to make room for new stuff? Visit www.freecycle.org for a way to give away items you don’t want to take time to sell and don’t want to throw out. The closest connection is the Glenwood-New Castle loop. A Rangely participant gave away several large aquariums a couple weeks ago. Someone else’s trash just might be the ideal Christmas present for that hard-to-shop-for person on your list!
Birthday greetings this Christmas Eve week go to Brenda Burge, Brenda Rowles, Jesse Spencer, Charles Vandiver, Dec. 18; Wilbur Richardson, Dec. 19; Annelise Amack, Michelle Mobley, Dec. 20; Jon Wangnild, Dec. 21; Gus Halandras, Dec. 22; Hope Cox, Faith Cox, Dec. 23.
Celebrating wedding anniversaries this week are Reed and Kathleen Kelly, Dec. 18; Tom and Trina Kennedy, Mike and Lisa Cook, Dec. 20. Also, a very happy 20th anniversary to Levi and Darcy Roach, Dec. 19.
Please send birthday greetings, anniversary wishes, and other social tidbits you’d like to share to to harold@theheraldtimes.com, or mail items to P.O. Box 720, Meeker, CO, 81641.