Memories & Milestones
New Castle Lions induct new officers
On June 10, the New Castle Lions Club inducted new officers for the year. District Gov. Lindel Silvertooth inducted the officers. New inductees included Harry Garner, Dudley Blaylock, Craig Snow, Eileen Leland, Nanci Noffsinger, Herb Gardner and Larry Borgard.
Burkett graduates basic training
Air Force Airman Bobby R. Burkett III graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Burkett is the son of Bob and Robin Burkett of New Castle.
He is a 2012 graduate of Glenwood Springs High School.
Mr. and Mrs. Frankie Balizan and Mr. and Mrs. Kim Duerr announce the engagement of Kendra Martinez to Sean Duerr. Both attended Colorado Mountain College and live in Rifle. Kendra is a certified nursing assistant, and Sean works in the natural gas industry.
New CASA advocates sworn in
On June 25, Judge James Boyd swore in four new Court Appointed Special Advocates at the Garfield County Courthouse. CASA volunteers advocate for children in the Dependency and Neglects system to improve their chances of a permanent placement. There will be another volunteer training in September. Anyone interested can call Barbra Corcoran at 970-987-4332, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. CASA is looking for volunteers from Pitkin, Garfield and Rio Blanco counties. Congratulations to Georgia Sutton, Ada Friedman, Valerie Miller and Allison Jorgensen, who join current volunteers Marilyn Murphy and Holly Snyder.
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