Meeker Locals: June 12, 2008

MEEKER — There are two holidays this weekend. Flag Day is Saturday, June 14 and Father’s Day is Sunday, June 15 this year.
Flag Day — the anniversary of the official adoption of the Stars and Stripes — was officially established by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916, and designated on June 14 by President Truman in 1949. Incidentally, persons who study flags are called vexillologists.
While Father’s Day is celebrated around the world in various cultures, it was established as a permanent national observance in the United States by President Nixon in 1972. The rose is the official flower of Father’s Day — red if your father is living, white if he has passed away.
The winner of the tanning package from The Tan Line in Meeker was Amy Thayer, and the winner of the hair care products from Rocky Mountain Hairbenders was Haley McKay.
Happy birthday this week to Keenan Turner, June 12; Carey Seely and Karlee Nielsen, June 14; Matt Giao, June 16; Reed Kelley, June 16; Dolores Jones, June 17; Sheila Stewart, Misty Vaden and Ashlee Lawson, June 18.
Happy anniversary to Kent and Kris Borchard, June 12; Andy and Susan Goettel, June 13; K.C. and Heather Burke, April 14; Terry and Betty Jo Oliver, June 14; Rick and Kim Dodds, June 15; Lyle and Melanie McKee, June 15; Fred and Elaine Ellis, June 16; and Kevin and Georgann Amack, June 16.
Are you new in town? Just visiting? Staying through the summer? Please drop Harold a note so we can say “hello!” After sitting in the grocery store parking lot for ten minutes Sunday afternoon and not seeing even one familiar face, there’s no question there are a lot of new folks in town. Here’s an opportunity to introduce yourselves. Drop Harold a note at harold@theheraldtimes.com.
Are you or your family members missing from this list? Please send us your family’s special dates — anniversaries, birthdays, etc. — so we can celebrate with you! Send info to harold@theheraldtimes.com, or mail items to P.O. Box 720, Meeker, Colo., 81641.