Laurie Hallenbeck: Around the County for Jan. 1

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Hayden

Happy birthday wishes to Gene Leck, Barbara Bessette, Shannon Gore, Sherry Dunckley, Laurie Hallenbeck, Janna Hoza, Tyler Hockaday, Barbara Kelton, Laura Johnson, Zach Barnes and Bobby Jo Barnes.

Tyler Hockaday celebrated his birthday Friday with a sleepover and bowling with friends.

The Troy Boyer family traveled to the Eastern Slope to spend the holidays with family and friends.

Jeannie Wixson traveled to Meeker to spend a day with her mother during the holidays.

Becky and Jerry Stephenson went to a crew Christmas party at Wolf Mountain Pizza on Dec. 22 for some of the employees at the power plant.

Pauline and Russ Kopsa had a full house on Christmas as their children were home for the holiday.

Sylvia Walker had a great Christmas as her kids and grandkids all were in for a visit.

Donna Hellyer had a great surprise for Christmas when her daughter, Chris, and grandson, Brice, flew in from Texas. Chris disguised herself, making the surprise for Donna even better as Donna was working at the time they flew in.

Mary Jo Barnes hosted a party for those who lived out by their old place. The Brannonbergs, Gosserts, Smiths and others showed up for the festivities.

Get-well wishes to Kathy Smith, who recently had shoulder surgery.

All Natural will offer several classes this month. At 6 p.m. Tuesday it will be showing the Harvey Diamond movie “Fit For Life.” The screening is free. Call Karen or Glenda at All Natural at 970-276-2199.

South Routt

Sincere condolences to the family and friends of former Oak Creek resident Shirley Weber Jarrell, who passed away before Christmas. She was residing in Craig.

Glen Mowery is in town visiting his mother, Phyllis Burrowes. Glen lives in Orleans, Neb.

JoAnn Lombardi traveled to Denver during the Christmas holiday to spend time with her daughter Lori and family.

Chip and Chandra Herold and children traveled to Crawford to spend Christmas with Chandra’s family.

On Jan. 1 in history

In 1735, Paul Revere was born. In 1752, Betsy Ross, seamstress for the American flag, was born.

In 1808, the importation of slaves into the United States was banned; in 1908, the “ball” signifying the New Year was dropped for the first time in Times Square; and in 1934, Alcatraz Island became a United States federal prison.

Wishing you good cheer on New Year’s and may you all be blessed in 2012.

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