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Contributed PhotoPrincipal sticks to his word On Friday, April 13, the teachers at Carbondale Community School duct taped principal Tom Penzel to a post on the basketball court while the student body watched. The kids had earned this special treat by meeting their goal of fundraising a certain amount of money for the American Heart Association. The first goal in this fundraising effort earned them the treat of watching Tom shave his head, which he did earlier this year.
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Norma and Robert Morris of Carbondale recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.On a perfect Colorado day they enjoyed an incredible lunch at the Pine Creek Cookhouse in Ashcroft hosted by their daughters and son-in-laws Audr and Dan Steinhoff of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Mardi and Steve Ketchum of Basalt. Also in attendance was grandson Zac Paris and his girlfriend Merrill Johnson of Aspen and Carbondale, and five grandsons: CJ, King, Cory, Rocky and Dr Ketchum. They missed grandson Dr. Cody Paris, who is a professor at Middlesex University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and Devon and Morgan Sherlock of San Francisco and Santa Rosa, Calif. Norma and Bob were married on March 3, 1962, in Chicago. They move their young family to Estes Park in 1968, were they raised Audr and Mardi. In Estes they owned and operator several business including the first Ski Rental Shop and fabric shop, and then they combined the two and manufactured ski clothing. Weekends were spent as a family skiing and hiking with friends. In 1982 they moved to Aspen, where they continued skiing and all that Aspen had to offer. Norma continues her sewing skills, as she has owned and operated the Sewing Studio in Aspen for 25 years. In the early years Bob worked at Buttermilk Sports for 15 years and then Security at the Aspen Airport. Later they moved to Carbondale and opened The Ambiance Inn Bed and Breakfast, which they still enjoy running. They love to travel and have several more adventures planned over the next few years.

Ms. Diane Meyer, of Quincy, Ill., and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Meyer, of New Castle, Colo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Karen Nicole Meyer, to Yuani Ruiz.The bride elect attended Glenwood Springs public schools before graduating in 1998 from Quincy High School in Quincy, Ill. She graduated in 2002 from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a B.S. in Parks, Recreation and Tourism, and a minor in Geography. She traveled extensively throughout the world both personally, and through her job at Carlson Marketing before returning to the Roaring Fork Valley. She is the owner of Au Courant Events, a local event planning company.The prospective bridegroom is the son of Dr. Beth Noeller of Iowa City, Iowa, and Mr. and Mrs. Francisco Ruiz of Chattanooga, Tenn. He graduated in 1996 from City High School in Iowa City, Iowa. In 2000 he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Iowa in both Finance and Economics with minors in International Business and Spanish. He moved to the Roaring Fork Valley in 2000 and is Senior Vice President at Alpine Bank in Basalt.The couple will be married May 19, 2012, at The Orchard in Carbondale.


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