Ron and Ann Troxel of Eckert, Colo., wish to announce the engagement of their daughter, Pennie Troxel to Henry (Hank) Kokosenski, son of Sheila and Henry Kokosenski Sr. of Norco, Calif. Pennie graduated from Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale in 1978. She earned a B.A. degree in physical education in 1982 and received her Master's in Health Education in 1987 from Idaho State University. She is a management executive for the Kaiser Permanente facility in Fontana, Calif. Hank graduated from Norco High School in Norco, Calif., in 1981. He served in the U.S. Navy with the rank of Petty Officer from 1986 to 1992. He entered Cal Poly Pomona and graduated with a degree in accounting in 1997. He is now an accountant for the County of Los Angeles. Hank and Pennie will exchange wedding vows on April 21, 2012, at the Eagle Glen Golf Club in Corona, Calif.
Rite Aid of Glenwood Springs received two special awards through Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve for its support of Clayton McKeough of New Castle, who serves with the 96 Sustainment Brigade, U.S. Army Reserve. Store manager Mike Conner signed an Employer Statement of Support and Patriot Employer Award provided by the U.S. Department of Defense.
Thanks to the generosity of its community, the New Castle Lions Club was proud to present the Feed My Sheep Ministry with $100 toward their winter food pantry at a recent meeting. The New Castle Lions club was founded in 1999 and boasts 40 plus members and an active event schedule. The next event is their 30th annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov. 19 at the New Castle Community Center. Everyone is invited. For details on this and other information, please visit www.newcastlelions.org.