Meeker Locals: December 4

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We here at the Herald hope you all had a safe and healthy Thanksgiving. And if you haven’t done so by now, get rid of those leftovers! A little food poisoning goes a long way during the holiday rush!
Wouldn’t it be nice to go back to an old-fashioned Christmas this year? The kind where kids were excited to get an orange (yes, the fruit) in their stockings on Christmas morning, and one or two small, thoughtful, even hand-made gifts per person made it a Christmas to remember for years to come? Dream on. And be careful not to get trampled at the next big sale at Wal-Mart. It is interesting that Wal-Mart Corporation has posted a sizable profit margin during the last quarter of financial upheaval. Maybe those corporate CEOs are spending their bonuses at their local Wal-Marts.
Dec. 7 is the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor — the “day that will live in infamy.”
If you’ve got a Christmas season birthday, you deserve double birthday wishes, so happy, happy birthday greetings to Chris Uphoff and Debra Hall, Dec. 4; Tom Charest, Dec. 5; Alan Pontine, Colton Massey, Brenda Overton, Tyler Richardson, Wayne Johnson, Dec. 7; Laurel Mullins, Dec. 8; Carl Brown, Dec. 9; Cheri Jones, Ellen Nieslanik, Liz Turner, Dec. 10. And a special belated birthday greeting to Alida Johnson, Dec. 1. Jerry Wilber will have his 90th birthday party at the Walbridge Wing Sunday, Dec. 7 from 2-5pm.
Wish Annie and Luke Purcell a happy anniversary, Dec. 9.
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, Colo., 81641. Without you, Harold is clueless!