Temperatures in Lamar dropped below freezing just after 7 p.m. Wednesday and are expected to stay icy through early Friday afternoon.
There is a chance temps will warm to 36 Thursday afternoon but only briefly. Long exposure to cold is the worst scenario for pipes so take precautions. Drip faucets. Put lamps or other heat sources in well houses.
Also make sure to protect people, plants and pets until things thaw somewhat Saturday.
The Empty Stocking Fund is still short of its $15,000 goal which it hopes to get to help more than 78 families and 200-plus children have a merry Christmas. The money will go to provide toys for them.
“We’ve collected $12,300 in monies and toys,” said organizer Vicki Forsyth. “We need a little more to finish up the last minute families that have been referred to us that fell through the cracks.”
Rock Springs and First United Methodist churches have angel trees set up. DBs Pizzeria also has an angel tree set up or people can drop off a toy and see Debbie Adamson for a free beverage.
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Saturday, Dec. 13 will be the last sequential date of the 21st century: 12-13-14. The next numerical alignment won't be for another 89 years. There is no 13-14-15 and there won't be anything like it until 2101.
Wedding planners, casinos and numerologists are among those celebrating the special date.