29 years ago today, Willie Nelson put together the first Farm Aid concert in Champaign, Illinois.  Besides Willie, the line up included, Merle Haggard, Roger Miller, George Jones, Alabama, Waylon Jennings, Bob Dylan, John Cougar Mellencamp, Tom Petty, B.B. King and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

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It's Business Women's Day!

During World War II, while American men were off fighting, women took their places in the workforce.  When the war ended, returning soldiers found the women glad to have their men return, however many women were not eager to go back to traditional roles in the home.  Since then, women's roles and contributions in the business world have grown and evolved.

The American Business Women's Association (ABWA)  was founded on September 22, 1949.

The first Business Women's Day was celebrated in 1982.  A year later, a joint Congressional resolution as passed and signed by President Ronald Reagan proclaiming September 22nd as Business Women's Day.

So today we salute all ladies, who keep the wheels of business turning.  Enjoy your celebration. You've earned it!

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Concho Valley birthdays include:

Mark T. Harrison, 61.  From his wife, Dee.

Rylee Chapman, 11.  From Grandma.

David Wells, old enough.  From Mary and Justin.

Chris Skokan, 19.  From the Cooks, Logan and Lacey.

Tomasa Huerta, 80.  From her daughter, Linda and son in-law, Tony.

Alicia Cardenes, 26.  From Mom and her brother.

Richard Hasty, 76.  From his wife, Durinda.

Brandon Ireland, 6.  From April, Tye, Royce and all the family.

Gene Sargent, 69.  From all her kids and Grandkids.  Gene wins our birthday cake today from Halfmann's Cake Cottage.  

Happy Wedding Anniversary to:

Orlando & Mary Grace Cortez, 30 years.  From their daughter and the rest of the family.  They will be in our drawing this Friday morning for a dozen roses from Southwest Florists.