Up and down el Rio Blanco: Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, always an abundance of good food and great company, I wish everyone the same.
I’m thankful for many things but most importantly, I’m thankful for God’s greatest creation, women! I’m thankful for my mom, my wife, my daughters, my daughter-in-law, my nieces (including the latest addition to our family) and to all the women who help guide me at work. Thank you ladies, and thanks, God, for giving them the strength and wisdom to help me.
I’m thankful for women like Mary Strang and all her many years of service to our community and I’m thankful for Iris Franklin, who stepped up and into Mary’s former position as president of Meeker’s school board.
Iris is going to need our support to guide the school district and community through these challenging times but she seems focused on the task at hand.
“It’s pretty obvious our focus is on getting our elementary school open,” Iris said after Tuesday’s board meeting during which she was elected president. “Hopefully, we continue to be positive in what we are doing and remain focused on the issues we need to take care of. I hope the community will focus on the positive and remember our main objective is to provide the best educational opportunities possible for our students.”
Thanks ladies!
Thanks God!
P.S. —­ I’m also thankful for Tim Tebow and the positive “can do” attitude he brings to my favorite professional football team.