Memories & Milestones |

Memories & Milestones

Post IndependentGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

On Sunday, Oct. 9, members of the Glenwood Springs Noon Rotary Club along with family and friends, gathered at the No Name Rest Area for their semiannual project to clean up the Glenwood Canyon Bike Path from No Name to Grizzly Creek. The fall event chaired by Kristine Wood was successful in collecting several bags of debris including beer cans and a shoe.

Army Pvt. Jonathan R. De Leo has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics.De Leo is the son of Maria De Leo of Glenwood Springs. He is a 2011 graduate of Glenwood Springs High School.

Kara Brouhard of Glenwood Springs participated in the St Mary’s Hospital blood drive in the bloodmobile at Valley View Hospital this September. Kara has been faithfully going to the bloodmobile since early spring, and has since donated 3 pints. Kara was inspired to be a blood donor after her cousin who is now 5 received a heart transplant at 2 months of age, and a favorite aunt received a kidney transplant eight months ago. Kara wanted to donate “so other people could have a good life.” After she learned that donating an organ is a difficult process she learned about the gift of life offered by blood donations. A single pint of blood can help as many as 3 different people.Kara’s plans are to continue to donate as allowed every two months. She wished to share her story in hopes that she can inspire others to look into donating blood as well. Kara believes wholeheartedly in helping others. To her this is just another way to give. Donating blood is a simple and effective way to give the most precious gift possible … life.The blood mobile operates from Valley View Hospital on the third Tuesday of every from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you would like more information you can contact St. Mary’s Blood bank at 970-244-2559.

According to Glenn Vawter, the annual blessing of the animals was a big success at St Barnabas Episcopal Church on Oct. 2. There were 24 dogs, 3 cats, 1 horse and a pet rock blessed by Rector Harrison Heidel. The amazing thing is there were no dog fights and the cats and dogs got along fine. Fun was had by all.

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