The family of Harvey Esslinger of McCook is requesting a card shower in honor of his 69th birthday. He was born June 19 in Arapahoe, Nebraska. He and his family moved to McCook in the 1970s from Denver and beginning with one job, built up a business that is now known as Esslinger's Home Improvement Co., that has been in McCook for over 40 years. His family includes his wife, Pamela; son, Jeff and wife, Jamie of McCook, and one granddaughter, Katelinn, 10, of Lawrenceville, Georgia. Cards of congratulations will reach him at P.O. Box 487, McCook, NE 69001.