Memories & Milestones |

Memories & Milestones

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Girl Scout Troop 244 cadettes and seniors from Silt returned recently from a trip to Washington, D.C., where they visited the monuments and memorials on the National Mall, Ford’s Theater, The Changing of the Guard and the Kennedy family gravesites at Arlington National Cemetery and the Embassy Row. They toured three of the Smithsonian Museums, Mount Vernon, The White House Visitors Center and the U.S. Capital. They used the D.C. Metro system (the subway) each day. They would like to thank everyone who helped to make this trip a reality.

Former Glenwood Springs residents Chuck and Alice Carlos are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary on Aug. 4 with an open house at their Grand Junction home. The couple – who have six children, 17 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren – were married on Aug. 4, 1944, in Gainesville, Texas. They invite friends and family to stop by the house for cake and punch.

Jacy Webb Reynolds of Glenwood Springs was recently recognized by earning a place on the the president’s honor list at McNeese State University.To be on the president’s honor list, a student must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average or better while carrying at least 15 semester hours. A senior eligible for graduation but carrying less than 15 hours is also considered provided that student was on the president’s honor list the previous semester. McNeese State is located in Lake Charles, La.Welcome, Wyatt Eugene BakerProud parents Chelsea R. Retzer and Ronald E. Baker of New Castle would like to announce the birth of their son Wyatt Eugene Baker. He was born July 3 at 11:04 p.m. Wyatt weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 193⁄4 inches long. Grandparents Sheila and Howard Retzer of Silt welcomed their new grandchild.

Matthew A. Renner Jr. of Rifle, a member of the Class of 2010, has been named to the honor roll at Phillips Academy for the spring term. To be named to the honor roll, students must maintain at least a 5-point grade average on a 6-point scale.Phillips Academy, also known as Andover, is a coeducational, nonprofit, independent high school of 1,100 students, known for its extensive and rigorous academic program. Founded in 1778, the academy comprises a diverse community of teachers and students. For more information, visit the Andover website at

Army Pvt. Thomas M. Rogers has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, and physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.He is the son of Lisa Rogers of County Road 210, Rifle.Rogers is a 2007 graduate of Rifle High School.

The Glenwood Springs Lions Club installed new officers and directors for its fiscal year starting July 1, 2009, at a recent barbecue in Sayre Park. Installer was past District Governor Lance Balding from Grand Junction.The new officers are: President Rob Trebesh; 1st Vice President Fred Wiederhold; 2nd Vice President Angie Wiederhold; 3rd Vice President Fred Flohr; Secretary Rodney Naylor; Treasurer Tom Weir; Tail Twister Ed Odell; and Lion Tamer Susan Barrena. Directors are Susan Barrena, Dale Snearly and Dorothy Snearly. Susan Barrena was honored at the event with the Humanitarian Award from the Colorado Lions Foundation, and Rodney Naylor was honored for his dedicated humanitarian services, with the Melvin Jones Fellow Award from the Lions Club International Foundation. In accordance with a long-standing tradition, the steaks must be grilled by the incoming president. All present agreed that Rob Trebesh is an excellent cook!

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