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Will you spend more, or less, on Christmas gifts this year? According to an ABC News poll, nearly half of those surveyed said they planned to cut back on their spending this year. Last year’s average spending per household hovered around the $700 mark. What’s interesting is that the average Australian household spends $317 on Christmas, while Canadians spend nearly $1,000. Maybe it has something to do with the southern hemisphere.
Rumors are flying about energy production picking back up in the spring. We’ll have to wait and see. Meanwhile, things remain pretty quiet on the local front.
Meeker Hotel and Cafe managers Phil and Vicki Cross have their own blog, Colorado Crosswinds, at http://philandvickicross.blogspot.com. What a neat way to get to know some of our newer residents!
Meekerite Joe LeBlanc, currently wrestling for the University of Wyoming, took third place at the Las Vegas Invitational wrestling tournament last weekend. Family and friends made the trip to Nevada to cheer him on.
We’re sending a very special birthday shout-out to Merle Dene Moyer today! Merle turns 80-years-young today, Dec. 10!
Birthday greetings also go out to Ellen Nieslanik, Liz Turner and Shona Richardson, Dec. 10; Joshua Turner, Dec. 11; Carol Parr, Dec. 12; Susan Goettel and Brady Garcia, Dec. 13; Zippy Stahl, Virgil Garcia, Pete Kiser Sr. and Chase Rule, Dec, 14; Kendra Nelson and Karly Orris, Dec. 16.
Happy anniversary to Mason and Ethel Stout, Dec. 13.
If we didn’t wish you a happy birthday or a happy anniversary, it’s because we don’t have your special date on file! Please send birthday greetings, anniversary wishes, and other local social news to email@example.com, or mail information to P.O. Box 720, Meeker, CO 81641.