If this is your birthday, congratulations!

This Is Newspaper Carrier Appreciation Day!

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On September 10, 1833, 10 year old Barney Flaherty became the first newspaper carrier. Benjamin Day, publisher of The New York Sun, hired Barney Flaherty to sell papers for his penny press. The only job requirement, was that he had to show that he could throw a newspaper into the bushes.

This day honors everyone  who is now, or once was, a newspaper carrier. The list includes thousands, if not millions, of people. Years ago, this job was primarily populated by kids, from pre-teen through approximately sixteen. At that age, many, but not all, kids moved to restaurant, grocery store and retail type of jobs.

These days, few kids deliver papers anymore except in small towns. But, but the "Carrier Day" tradition lives. This job is now largely held by adults, many of them delivering the paper from their cars.

This day recognizes the importance of newspaper carriers in getting the newspaper each day into the hands of millions of readers. This day honors carriers all over the world, as they deliver the paper diligently in all kinds of weather conditions.

Now Let's P-A-R-T-Y!  

David De Lossy

Concho Valley birthdays include: 

(Today 9-4)

Kember Briley, 8. From Nanna and Pawpaw.  Kember wins a dessert of his choice from Papa Murphys. 

(Saturday 9-5)

Natoschia Fry, 36. From her husband, Jerimie and her 2 daughters.

Bill Karmany, 69. From his wife, Jerry, 3 children and 9 grandchildren.

(Sunday 9-6)

Gary Davis, 36. From all the guys on 505, at the State School.

Happy Wedding Anniversary to:

(Belated 9-3-)

Roy & Sylvia Gilliland, 10 years. From their daughter, Loretta and all of their grandchildren.

(Today 9-4)

George & Mary Mata, 50 years. From their friends, Patsy and Nick.

Royce & AprilLowrance, 22 years.

Randy & Barbara Hinds, 17 years.

(Sunday 9-6)

Conlee & Dianne Davis, 1 year. From the Cooks.

David & Terri Ramirez, 30 years.

Congratulations to Bill & Myrna Brooks, who celebrated their 59th anniversary on 9-1. They are this weeks winners of a dozen roses from Southwest Florists.