Meeker Locals: June 5, 2008

MEEKER — With all the dire warnings about the imminent growth of Rio Blanco County and the town of Meeker, maybe its time we pull our heads out of the sand of unbelief and start thinking about what things might look like five or 10 years from now. If the projected figures are even partially correct, we’ve got growth a’comin’, whether we like it or not. How we handle it is going to be entirely up to us.
And a friendly reminder: When visiting the local parks, please clean up after yourselves, whether you are an oldtimer or a newbie, a native or a transplant. Some of our public parks have been stricken with litter of late and it’s a shame to see.
Local birthdays to be celebrated this week include Billy Bibb, Sr., June 5; Jacob Palmer, Bart Strang and Joe LeBlanc, June 7; Noel Douglas, June 8; Dale Frisby and Emma Lou Frisby, June 9; Kevin Posey, Brealyn Garcia, June 10; Frank Cooley, Lisa Cook and Ty Dunham, June 11.
Happy anniversary to Steve and Avis Loshbaugh, June 7; T.W. and Teresa Mack, June 8; John and Sheryl Etchart, June 9; Joe and Kaycee Sullivan, June 10; Sally and Jim Riegel, June 11.
A belated happy birthday wish to Helen Tyler, who celebrated Sunday, June 1 and to Maria Musgrave, who celebrated Wednesday, June 4. Also, a belated happy anniversary to Patty and Stan Wyatt, June 3.
Are you new in town? Just visiting? Staying through the summer? Please drop Harold a note so we can say “hello!”
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, or mail items to P.O. Box 720, Meeker, Colo., 81641.