If this is your birthday, congratulations! Also sharing this date with you, Canadian vocalist, Brad Mates, born in Grand Prairie, Alberta, in 1978. He becomes the lead singer for Emerson Drive, a big-harmony band that accumulates hits with "I Should Be Sleeping," "Fall Into You" and "Moments". Happy 37th, Brad!

It's National Junk Food Day!

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I have a feeling, for some of us, every day is Junk Food Day. For the rest of us, National Junk Food Day is an opportunity to guiltlessly eat your favorite junk food.

Dietitians warn us that junk food is any food that contains little, or no, nutritional value. Plus, junk foods are high in salts, fats, and sugars. In other words, junk food is all that tasty stuff that the dietitians, and Mom, say is bad for us.

But what the heck? This is only one day, so eat anything you want, in any amounts that you want. Your healthy diet can wait until tomorrow.

Now Let's P-A-R-T-Y!

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Concho Valley birthdays include:

(Yesterday 7-20)

James Austin, 21. From Mom, step-Dad, Gilbert and Isabella.

(Today 7-21)

Israel Martinez, 7. From all of his family.

Richard Sepulveda, 52. From his wife, Sylvia.

Happy Anniversary to:

George & Cathy Brown, 8 years.

Gene & Lindsay Perez, 8 years. From Andrea and the rest of the family.

Rusty & Sue Herndon, 31 years.

All three couples wii be in our drawing this Friday morning for a dozen roses from Southwest Florists.