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Memories & Milestones

Austin Dean makes the scene

June 21st was the date

6lb., 5oz. was his weight

11:54 p.m. was the time he came

Austin Dean is his name

Proud parents are Amanda and Mike Parks of Rifle. Grandparents are Lisa and Herman Aardsma of New Castle, Tom Parks of Glenwood Springs and Cathy Tilton of San Diego.

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Elks distribute gratitude baskets

The Veterans Committee of the Glenwood Springs Elks Lodge won a $2,000 Gratitude Grant from the national Elks to help residents of Glenwood's Manor I and II apartments. The grants provided "gratitude baskets" to 20 disabled veterans and other disabled residents of the downtown apartment buildings, which have been undergoing renovation. The baskets, distributed July 15, contained kitchen, bathroom and household items.

Vondette-Spaulding engagement

Devon Vondette and Craig Spaulding, both of Rifle, happily announce their engagement.

Spaulding proposed on June 15 at the Italian Underground restaurant in Glenwood Springs amidst congratulations and applause from other diners and with the sincerest support of both families.

A 2014 graduate of Colorado Mesa University, Vondette is employed as the Human Resources coordinator for Mountain Family Health Centers, based in Glenwood Springs.

A 2014 graduate of Colorado State University, Spaulding is employed as a project superintendent with R.A. Nelson, based in Aspen.

An Oct. 7 wedding is planned at Miller Creek Cabins outside Meeker.

The couple will make their home in Rifle.