Memories & Milestones
The Coal Ridge Jr. Titans sponsored by S2M Construction took third place in the Colorado Round Ball tournament in Denver on June 13 and 14. The team ends a great season and will resume play in December.
Annie Tempest of Carbondale, a 2008 graduate of Roaring Fork High School, was named to the Grinnell College dean’s list for the spring semester 2009. Tempest, whose major in undeclared, is one of 280 students honored for outstanding academic achievement by Grinnell, maintaining a grade point average of 3.75 or above. Tempest is the daughter of George and Jenny Tempest of Carbondale. Grinnell College is a nationally recognized, private, four-year, liberal arts college located in Grinnell, Iowa, with an enrollment of 1,600 students from across the country.
The Rifle Rotary Club was presented with a Presidential Citation from Rotary International President D.K. Lee. This recognition is awarded to Rotary clubs for accomplishments in helping to reduce childhood mortality in the world and contributions to the local and international community within Rotary’s four “Avenues of Service”: club service, vocational service, community service and international service. During the year, Rifle Rotary partnered to provide three fresh water wells and 500 school desks and benches to several villages India and clean water and sanitation facilities in Mexico; distributed 300 dictionaries to third-graders in Rifle; donated $3,500 to the “Raising a Reader” program, $3,000 to YouthZone and $1,000 to Meals on Wheels; provided four $1,000 scholarships to RHS and Coal Ridge seniors; supported Child Help River Bridge, which addresses child abuse in the Roaring Fork Valley; and donated 300 pounds of food to Rotary First Harvest on behalf of each of its guest speakers.
The hard work of 11 students from the Brian Mable Karate School was judged by five of the school’s black belts. Each participant demonstrated the skills needed to advance to a higher rank. The advancement in rank requires each student to properly demonstrate the physical skills as well as having the proper attitude. The Art of Tang Soo Do as taught by Brian Mable (president of the Western Tang Soo Do Federation) is a development of character, discipline and self-respect through the practice of Tang Soo Do. Congratulations to all of you.
Al and Lori Butler of Glenwood Springs announce the engagement of their son Dane Butler to Stephanie Vreeman of Windsor. The wedding is planned for June 25, 2010, in Fort Collins.
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