Meeker locals: May 28 edition

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It was a chill and rainy Memorial Day/graduation weekend. Kind of a downer for the backyard barbecue enthusiast, but good for keeping things green. I hope you remembered to thank our servicemen and servicewomen in the armed forces.
Safe and happy travels to the Barone Middle School eighth-graders and their chaperones as they embark on their whirlwind Washington, D.C. trip this week.
The fire on the downtown block this weekend was a scary reminder of the fragility of our historic downtown. We wish the drugstore staff all the best as they sort through the mess, and look forward to a grand re-opening soon.
Glad to hear Ran Cochran is feeling better. In his own words, he’s as “sassy” as ever. Look out, Meeker!
Happy birthday this week to April Allen, Shane Gardener and Amanda Scherbarth, May 28; Ivo Shults, May 30; Lindsay Taylor and Evaline Thornburg May 31; Sheryl Etchart, Steve Wix and Helen Tyler; Jesse Farnloff, Meghan Allen and Buddy Pakuer, June 2;
Happy aniversary to Ray and Peggy Lopez, and Charles and DeeAnna Vandiver, May 31; Dean and Artie Parr, Stan and Patty Wyatt, June 3.
Did we miss you? Let us know! Please send birthday greetings, anniversary wishes, and other social tidbits you’d like to share to, or mail items to P.O. Box 720, Meeker, Colo., 81641.