It's another beautiful week in the Rio Grande Valley . . .

The McAllen Rotary Oktoberfest was a great place to see lots of great folks and enjoy some German food and music. Although the lines sadly prevented me from partaking in any German beer, I had lots of opportunity to navigate the impressive crowd that included Myssie Cardenas-Barajas, Clara Chapa, Bonnie Cabrera, Jim Bob Sides, Samantha Barnett, Brandon Wallace, Blaine Hendrick, Rhonda & Ruben Ramos, Dirk Westphal, Marianna Wright & Matt Crocker, Myra & Bill Baker, Stephanie Cassity & Mike Zimmerer, Janice & Frank Dudley, Patty & Jon Klement, Yolanda Barrera, Iris & Jason Gabbert, Jason Powell and SO many more!

Recently celebrated my sweet friend, Kristina (Salinas) Silva, and her upcoming bundle of joy at a baby shower held at the lovely home of the beautiful Celeste Cantu. Also celebrating the occasion were Kristina's mom, Yvonne Salinas, Selinda Ortega, Linda Requenez, Veronica Cantu, Maricela Gomez, Maria Elena Useda, Amy Booth, Monica Guerra, Jean Gearhart, Sandra Guzman, Carina Garza, and so many more!

Had a great time with my beautiful bunco babe friends, who provided a recent evening of fabulous fun and entertainment at the McAllen Country Club. It was great to visit with: Sarah Meyer, Cynthia Hinojosa, Lesli Holand, Denise Rodriguez, Tiffany Horne, Courtney Egan, Aranza Garcia, Ashley Pape, Sarah Hinojosa, Christine Wallace, Kacey Ruppert, Kasey Hall, Rubi Yzaguirre and Laura Downing!

As for birthdays for this week...

Thanks again to my birthday correspondent, Melba Garza, for keeping me apprised of some more belated birthdays from last week - Nelda Garza Garrett was the 25th of October, Raquel Carr on the 27th, Juan Manuel Gonzalez on the 27th, Francis Quintanilla and her sister Melba D., and Elda Guerrero, Melissa Cruz Pena, Josie Ybarra and Susie Garcia were all on the 29th, while Manny Salinas celebrated on the 30th.

Celebrating birthdays this week were Norma Hinojosa and Marlee Schwarz from Monday, while Joe Fletcher, Cheri Whitlock, Kimberly Guillen Rodriguez and Texas Bryant celebrated yesterday. Today's birthdays include Connie Dixon and Leticia Graham, while the lovely Rita Lopez has her birthday tomorrow. Candy Caric, Daniel Silva, Keren Gomez Guilds and Emily Miller celebrate Friday.....and weekend birthday wishes include: sweet Jenny Hollis, Peter Kreidler, Spencer Stocker, Stephanie Henkes, Laurel Watkins, Catherine Helle, Omar De Leon, as well as superwoman Joann Wright! Happy Birthday, y'all!!

Events you should know about...

NEXT THURSDAY: November 10th: RGV Cancer180 Mixer - Roosevelt's in McAllen, from 6pm until 9pm. "Because when cancer strikes, life does a 180. For young adults, it can seem like the loneliest time of life. Cancer180 provides a social environment where young adult patients, survivors, caregivers, family and friends in their 20s & 30s can connect with other young adults affected by cancer. The simple goals of this group are to connect and support in a purely social environment every other month. Cancer180 is a part of the Anderson Network of MD Anderson Cancer Center, a group of programs that provide hope, support and understanding."

Appetizers will be provided and more information will be available about the Cancer180 group. Bring a friend and learn more about what you can do to support friends and loved ones affected by cancer! More info - www.facebook.com/cancer180rgv

NOVEMBER 11th: United Blood Services 1st Annual Golf for Life tournament, which will be held at Palm View Golf Course in McAllen. Prizes include a shootout for a fabulous golf trip to Las Vegas and all proceeds will benefit a local scholarship fund. For more information, contact Crystal Olvera at 213-7525 or colvera@bloodsystems.org.

I wish you love & blessings in the coming week and I hope to "see you" soon!

Heather

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