Meeker Locals: March 5

MEEKER — Don’t forget to “spring forward” one hour this Saturday night before you go to bed. We’re back to daylight -saving time, ladies and gentlemen! Spring is on its way, and it’s certainly felt that way the past week or so. Don’t put those coats and snowboots away yet, though. March is traditionally the snowiest month of the year in Colorado.
Birthday hats and cake this week for Brady Nay, March 5; Heather Burke, George Back and our own Jeff Burkhead, March 6; Rylie Allen and Peggy Lopez, March 7; Denise Brown, March 8; Stacey Burke, March 9; Ginny Love, March 10; Tom Cisar, Meredith Deming and Helen Stranathan, March 11. And belated happy birthday wishes to Marie Rogers, Feb. 28.
Happy anniversary to Ruth and Dennis Koenig, March 5; Matt and Brandy Giao, March 10.
Congratulations to Sandy Shimko on the birth of her great-grandson Whyatt Anthony Megal Feb. 20 in Brush.
The mayor of Raleigh, N.C., is named Charles Meeker.
March 8 is International Women’s Day. It is a national holiday in China, Armenia, Russia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Vietnam. Women use 20,000 words a day compared to the 7,000 words a day men use. Women do two-thirds of the world’s work but receive only 10 percent of the world’s income. Females in developing countries on average carry 20 liters of water per day over 6 kilometers. Of 1.2 billion
people living in poverty worldwide, 70 percent are women. (Statistics are from www.internationalwomensday.com.)
Seen Meeker in the news recently? Let Harold know where Meeker (and Meekerites) are turning up around the globe.
Is someone in your family having a birthday or anniversary soon? Let us know! 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, Colo., 81641.