Congratulations if it's your birthday.  There are two folks in country music that are also celebrating today.  Guitarist Jimmy Ibbotson, born 1947 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1969, he joins The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.  After their pop success , the group strings together more than 15 country hits in the 1980s and records three "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" albums.  Happy 68th, Jimmy!   Mac Davis, born in Lubbock, Texas, in 1942. After penning the Elvis Presley hits "In The Ghetto" and "Don't Cry Daddy," he becomes an actor, TV host and recording artist. His biggest country hits include "It's Hard To Be Humble" and the autobiographical "Texas In My Rear View Mirror".  Happy 73rd, Mac!   

It's National Hugging Day!!

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Nothing is more reassuring than a comforting hug.  This day offers up the opportunity to give and receive.  Try it and see.  Give a hug and most of the time you automatically get one in return.

Hugs are loving, therapeutic, caring and celebratory.  Feel free today, to give hugs to family, friends and loved ones.  You'll appreciate the warm feeling you get.

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

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Concho Valley birthdays include: 

Al Schwartz, 51.  From a GOOD Friend.

Parker Dickens, 6.  From Mom, Dad and brother, Mason.

Toya Harper, 37.  From Connie and the rest of the family.

Wesley Haman, 18.  From Mom, Dad and Kristin.

Phyllis Van Court, 58.  From all of her buddies.

Layton Gully, 17.  From his Mama.

Madison Peacock, 3.  From Mom, Dad, her 4 brothers and her sister.  Madison wins our birthday cake today from Halfmann's Cake Cottage.

No wedding anniversaries to report.