If this is your birthday, congratulations! Several country music artists are celebrating right along with you. Jim Ed Brown, born in Sparkman, Arkansas in 1934. After coming to prominence with his two sisters in The Browns, he launches a solo career that nets a classic in 1967 with "Pop A Top," then strings together seven Top 10 duets with Helen Cornelius. Happy 81st, Jim Ed! Billy Dean, born in Quincy, Florida, in 1962. He tells people his birthday is April 2nd, so they won't think of him as an April Fool. He nets a series of smooth hits in the 1990s, including "Somewhere In My Broken Heart," "Billy The Kid" and "Only The Wind". Happy 53rd, Billy! Hillary Scott, born in Nashville, in 1986. The daughter of Linda Davis, she becomes the female voice in Lady Antebellum, a harmony-based trio noted for such hits as "Need You Now," "I Run To You," "Downtown" and "American Honey". Happy 29th, Hillary! 

This Is April Fools Day! 

Michael Ciranni

Beware! The first day of April, always provides the opportunity for playing tricks, jokes or pranks on one another. The more successful of these, work best when played earlier in the day before a person can figure out what's going on. Children of a younger age, are also more gullible.

Jokes and gags should always be harmless and fun, not dangerous or hurt someone's feelings. Please think, before you carry them out. Make it a fun day!

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

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Concho Valley birthdays include:

Isaiah Chavez, 15. From Uncle Joe.

Becky Hudman, old enough. From Debbie, David, Dillon and Dalton. Becky wins our birthday cake today from Halfmann's Cake Cottage.

No anniversaries to report.