Memories & Milestones |

Memories & Milestones

Post IndependentGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Rachel Maison and Kyle Davis have been with Brian Mable Karate for the past seven years. Rachel and Kyle are students at Glenwood Springs High School and are active in many activities. Both have proven to be exceptional students in the art of Tang Soo Do Karate. On Saturday, March 12, they tested and passed to their first degree black belts. This is a very impressive achievement for both of them; as young martial artists they showed the maturity that the rank of black belt requires. Ken Newton has been a practitioner of Tang Soo Do Karate with Brian Mable Karate School for 30 years. He is a member of the Western Tang Soo Do Federation board of directors and is on the Black Belt Testing Panel. On Friday, March 11, Ken Newton tested and passed to his fourth degree black belt.Congratulations to our new black belts and advancement in rank.

Proud parents Will and Becky Brandes and big brother Sawyer are happy to announce the birth of Jack Emerson Brandes, born 7:05 p.m. March 9, 2011, in Valley View Hospital. Jack weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 19 inches long at birth.Proud grandparents are Pam and Larry Strohmeyer of Rifle, Barb and Greg Keller of Glenwood Springs, and Carolyn and Bill Brandes of Kerrville, Texas.

Hannah Elizabeth McGavock of Glenwood Springs and Kyle McBride Thach of Greenwood, Miss., were married Dec. 17, 2010, in the courtyard of the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs with the Rev. Curtis Miller presiding.Hannah graduated from Glenwood Springs High School and works at Flight Safety International.Kyle graduated from Pillow Academy in Greenwood, Miss., and works at Rotorcraft Leasing Co.The bride’s parents are Mr. David and Mrs. Joan McGavock.The groom’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. William Morgan Gulledge Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Carl McBride Thach Jr.Maid of honor was Megan Laura McGavock, sister of the bride, and bridesmaid was Meghann Elise Gulledge, sister of the groom.Groomsmen were William Morgan Gulledge III and Carl Stewart Thach, brothers of the groom.Other attendants were Alison Mohring and Maureen Work.The couple honeymooned in Gatlinburg, Tenn., and make their home in Lafayette, La. The bride and groom want to give a special thanks the cake decorator, Jennifer Connor of Rosi’s Little Bavarian Restaurant; the hair dresser, Stephani Douglas of The Chop Shop Salon; the photographers, Ed Kosmicki and Walter Gallacher; the videographer, Sarah Hess, the string trio, Acoustic Mayhem; the floral designers, Joni McGavock and Kay Ware; and all of their other family and friends who made the wedding possible.

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