Memories & Milestones |

Memories & Milestones

Matthew and Sylvia Ringer would like to announce the birth of their third son, Kenan Matthew Ringer, on March 3, 2011, at 10:12 p.m. He was 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and 19.5 inches long at birth. His older brothers Ethan and Levi are excited to have another partner in crime. Proud grandparents are Leon and Elizabeth Wlodarski of New Castle and Douglas and Brenda Ringer of Mulhall, Okla. Proud great-grandparents are Leo and Mary Lou Barnes of Sulphur, Okla.

Coast Guard Seaman Joshua M. Phelps, son of Angela L. and Clinton B. Gammell of Rifle, recently graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Center in Cape May, N.J. During the eight-week training program, Phelps completed a vigorous training curriculum consisting of academics and practical instruction on water safety and survival, military customs and courtesies, seamanship skills, physical fitness, health and wellness, first aid, fire fighting and marksmanship. Men and women train together from the first day in the Coast Guard just as they will work together aboard ships and shore units throughout the world. To reinforce the team concept, all recruits are trained in preventing sexual harassment, drug and alcohol awareness, civil rights training, and the basics of the work-life balance. Phelps and other recruits also received instruction on the Coast Guard’s Core Values – Honor, Respect and Devotion to Duty – and how to apply them in their military performance and personal conduct. Phelps will join 36, 000 other men and women who comprise the Coast Guard’s workforce. Phelps is a 2010 graduate of Fairfield High School of Fairfield, Pa.

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