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The month of May shivered on to the scene under a blanket of heavy, wet snow — enough to knock out electrical power to many households on Sunday morning. The “winter that never ends” might have a lot of us grumbling, but we can be glad we just have snow instead of the flooding experienced in Tennessee, the tornadoes in Arkansas, or the undetonated car bomb in Times Square, NYC.
Steve Parr was recognized last week as a “Local Hero” by Grand Junction’s ABC affiliate KJCT-8. Parr’s work at the Environmental Plant Center was the focus of the feature. Congratulations, Steve!
Don’t forget this Sunday is Mother’s Day! And hey, kids, instead of flowers and candy, maybe go for doing some chores around the house without being asked?
The month of May is national Asthma and Allergy Awareness month, as well as Better Hearing and Speech month.
It’s also Asparagus Month. Does asparagus grow wild around here? If you know where to find it, post it on our Facebook page.
Happy 100th birthday May 10 to Merle Brenton! Happy belated birthday April 29 to Dee Cox. Harold sends “happy anniversary” wishes to Paul and Kris Nold today, May 6. Happy anniversary to David and Sandy Scherbarth, May 12.
Happy birthday to Krysten Olsen and Chiyoko Caldwell, May 7. Happy birthday to Quinn Wix and Peggy Strate, May 8. Also celebrating birthdays this week, James Anderson and Jace Mobley, May 9; Mike Washburn, May 10; Kathryn Doll and Tyler Piper, May 11; Emily Eliasen and Kalene Weinholdt, May 12.
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