Meeker Locals: December 18

According to a survey by the American Research Group, Inc., Americans will spend an average of $431 on Christmas gifts this year. It’s the lowest level of planned spending since 1991, and it’s down 50 percent from last year, and down from a whopping $1,052 in 2001.
Cleaning out to make room for new stuff? Visit for a way to give away items you don’t want to take time to sell and don’t want to throw out. The closest connection is the Glenwood-New Castle loop. A Rangely participant gave away several large aquariums a couple weeks ago. Someone else’s trash just might be the ideal Christmas present for that hard-to-shop-for person on your list!
Birthday greetings this Christmas Eve week go to Brenda Burge, Brenda Rowles, Jesse Spencer, Charles Vandiver, Dec. 18; Wilbur Richardson, Dec. 19; Annelise Amack, Michelle Mobley, Dec. 20; Jon Wangnild, Dec. 21; Gus Halandras, Dec. 22; Hope Cox, Faith Cox, Dec. 23.
Celebrating wedding anniversaries this week are Reed and Kathleen Kelly, Dec. 18; Tom and Trina Kennedy, Mike and Lisa Cook, Dec. 20. Also, a very happy 20th anniversary to Levi and Darcy Roach, Dec. 19.
Please send birthday greetings, anniversary wishes, and other social tidbits you’d like to share to to, or mail items to P.O. Box 720, Meeker, CO, 81641.