If this is your birthday, congratulations! Also born on this date, Gene Autry, in Tioga, Texas, in 1907. Noted for his signature song "Back In The Saddle Again," he becomes a recording artist, a movie star and, later, the owner of the California Angels baseball team. He enters the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1969. Also celebrating with you today, Jerry Lee Lewis, born in Ferriday, Louisiana, in 1935. The piano-pumping singer, nicknamed "the Killer," gains early fame for his late-1950s, genre-busting recordings, but shifts into a country-centric career the following decade. Happy 80th, Jerry Lee!

This Is Confucius Day!

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Today. we honor one of the world's greatest philosophers.

Born in China on October 18, 551 B.C., Confucius is one of the earliest, and perhaps the the first great philosopher. He was also a teacher, a scholar, and a politician. He gave the world many teachings, and gave the world 499 famous sayings.  Here's one example, "Man who leaps off cliff, jumps to conclusion".

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

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Concho Valley birthdays include:  


Teresa Bosh, 47. From Mike.

Nicole Deanda, 8. From Mom, Step-Dad, brothers, sisters and the rest of the family.

Charlene McDonald, old enough. From Mom, Melissa, Jay, and Ethan.

Alexies Samanigeo, 6. From Grandma Munga.

Carol Kennedy, 60. From her husband, Curtis. Carol wins her choice of desserts today from Papa Murphys.  

Happy Wedding Anniversary to:

Lupe & Lena Banda, 42 years. They will be in our drawing Friday morning for a dozen roses from Southwest Florists.