Memories & Milestones |

Memories & Milestones

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Cassandra Brickell has been named to the dean’s list for Colorado State University for the fall 2009 semester. She also studied abroad during the spring 2009 semester in Alcala, Spain, at the University of Alcala as a second semester sophomore. CSU usually doesn’t allow students to study abroad until the second semester of their junior year, so Cassandra had excelled in Spanish to a point they allowed her to go. She came away being on the dean’s list that semester also.She will be participating in the Alternative Spring Break program in March by helping out in an orphanage in Mexico. Not a minute is wasted with this girl, and it is usually spent helping others. Her parents are very proud of her and her accomplishments at such an accelerated rate.

Sergio and Maria Alcantar of Rifle are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Jaelyn Alexa Alcantar at 8:13 p.m. Feb. 14, 2010. Jaelyn weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 193⁄4 inches long at birth. Grandparents are Aurelio and Maria Loya of Rifle and Gustavo and Manuela Alcantar of Chihuahua, Mexico.

Carbondale ‘s Kevin Rubenthaler is a new member of the American Angus Association, reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national breed registry organization in Saint Joseph, Mo.The American Angus Association, with nearly 31,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef cattle registry association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on more than 16 million registered Angus.The association records ancestral information and keeps production records on individual animals for its members. These permanent records help members select and mate the best animals in their herds to produce high quality, efficient breeding cattle, which are then recorded with the American Angus Association. Most of these registered Angus are used by the U.S. farmers and ranchers who raise high quality beef for U.S. consumption.

GSES would like to publicly thank the GSHS Key Club for donating more than 200 books to our classrooms and library. Your support of I Love to Read Month and our young readers is very much appreciated. Thank you for the GRRRRReat work!

Second-year Webelos from Den 14 Pack 225 Glenwood Springs participated in the Scouting Klondike competition this year at Sylvan Lake. They made their own sleds and snow shoes for this event. They participated in stations that tested their knowledge and skills in first-aid and avalanche preparations. They practiced BB gun shooting, archery and hatchet throwing. The boys took first place in knot tying, fire starting, first-aid, sled judging, and Scout spirit.

Colorado PEO Chapter HC-Carbondale awarded $500 scholarships to two nursing students studying at the CMC Spring Valley Campus. This is the second year Chapter HC has been able to award the needed nursing school scholarships. PEO is an international organization promoting the education of women. PEO owns and operates Cottey College, an all-women’s school in Nevada, Mo.

Rachel Dowdell, 16, of Silt and a student at Rifle High School, competed in both the Colorado State Fair in September 2009 and again in the National Western Stock Show in Denver from Jan. 9-24, 2010. She showed a 1,000-pound calf. “It’s always fun to go and see who’s out there,” said Rachel’s mom, Dawna Dowdell.Rachel is a member of the 4-H Blue Ribbon Club in Silt and Rifle and a member of Future Farmers of America. She is the daughter of Dawna and Roger Dowdell of Divide Creek in Silt. Congratulations, Rachel!

The Sopris Elementary School Brain Bowl Team finished second out of nine teams last Friday, Feb. 26, in a competition that took place at the CMC campus in Carbondale. The other teams who participated were from Aspen, Basalt, Carbondale, GSES, New Castle and Rifle. The Sopris team was coached by Ms. Chris Sullivan and Ms. Debbie McKenna. From left, top row: Ismael Villegas, Preston Hagemann, Logan Hahn, Brandon Benzel and Peyton Hagemann; and bottom row: Hannah Young, Catherine Young, Lauren Fleming, Ivey Trulove, Carley Moravek and Chandler Hagemann.

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