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Memories & Milestones

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Private First Class Zachary Lyon, 19, of Silt, graduated from United States Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, on April 16, 2010. PFC Lyon successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training at MCRD San Diego as one of 43 recruits in Training Platoon #3222. While in basic training, PFC Lyon served as squad leader and prayer leader, and achieved expert status in marksmanship as rifleman. PFC Lyon’s platoon also won initial drill, final drill, physical fitness training, and honor platoon. Following 10 days home on leave, he will report to Camp Pendleton in California for one month of military combat training, then to Pensacola, Fla., for Military Occupation Specialty School as airplane mechanic in air wing. Congratulations, Zach, your family and friends are so proud of you.

Pat and Dorothy Cooley are hosting an 80th birthday party for Marie Barr of Rifle at 11 a.m. June 12 at 1583 Arabian Ave., Rifle. Friends and family are invited.Marie was born June 7, 1930, and has three children, 10 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

The Elks National Foundation awarded to Sam Whelan of Parachute a scholarship in the most valuable student scholarship computation, the amount of which was $1,000 a year for four years.Tyler Miles of Parachute was also awarded a scholarship in the amount of $1,000.Funds for these scholarships were made possible through the Elks National Foundation and the Colorado Elks Association.Also awarded scholarship in the amount of $500 each were Stephanie Hayden of Coal Ridge High School and Morgan Neilson of Meeker High School. Funds for these two awards were made possible by the Rifle Elks Lodge #2195.We congratulate all of these young people and wish them a very prosperous future.

Jeb Bair and his classmates Brady Babbitt and Terrance Unrein believe their leadership opportunities at Colorado State University have shaped the people they have become. All three participated in countless university and construction management department activities including the construction management board of directors, national CM competitions and various university boards and committees. Bair, Babbitt and Unrein – all scholarship recipients – founded their own construction management scholarship intended to encourage other students to become involved. The three believe that, without scholarship assistance, their extra-curricular involvement would have been limited. Their scholarship, named the 2009 CM Board of Directors Student Leadership Award, will be given to students who are involved both in and out of the classroom. They believe building relationships with faculty and industry while becoming a stand-out student is the best way to advance in the construction industry. Bair, Babbitt and Unrein have been hired by an engineering and program management firm and will move to Libya, Africa, after graduation. They will be working on a $50 billion project to improve the housing and infrastructure of the country. Jeb Bair is a 2006 graduate of Glenwood Springs High School. He graduated on May 14 from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in construction management and a minor in business administration. He is the son of Joe and Debbie Bair of Glenwood Springs.

Chris Sims receives his town cruiser bike, generously donated by the Gear Exchange, for winning best attendee of the year at Yampah Mountain High School. Thank you, Gear Exchange, for making this possible.Keep up the great work, Chris.


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