If this is your birthday, congratulations! You have some company in country music. Charley Pride, born in Sledge, Mississippi, in 1938. After pursuing a career in baseball, he becomes the first African-American to have consistent success as a country singer, notching more than 50 hit records on his way to the Country Music Hall of Fame. 

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Happy 78th, Charley!

Also a year older today:

Phillip Sweet, born in Pocahontas, Arkansas, in 1974. He joins Little Big Town, a quartet whose  strong harmonies are essential to its signature hits, "Boondocks,"  "Little White Church," "Tornado" and "Pontoon". 

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Happy 42nd, Phillip!

This Is National Agriculture Day! 

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Here's a salute to our county's Agriculture and all who play a role in it.

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Eat up today, as you ponder all that goes into getting that food to your table.

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Concho Valley birthdays include:

(Today 3-18)

Juliana Mascorro, 11. From Mom, Dad, brother and the rest of the family.

Merrell Waddell, 85. From his sister, Mary.

Coleton Williams, 14. From Mom, Dad and sister, Brook.

Emily Watson, 1 year old. From Grandpa Gilbert.

(Saturday 3-19)

Niki Applin, 30. From her husband, Cody.

Happy Wedding Anniversary to:

(Today 3-18)

Bruce & Ila Johnson, 50 years. from their daughter in-law, Delana.

Congratulations to David & Irene Aguirre, who celebrated their 30th anniversary on 3-15. They are this week's winners of a dozen roses from Friendly Flower Shop.