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Rotary honors Haines

John Haines was recently awarded the 2003 Rotary International Four Avenues of Service Citation from the Glenwood Springs Noon Rotary Club.

One Rotarian is selected for the prestigious award each year. Haines was acknowledged for overall outstanding service to the club, including participation in vocational, community and international service.

She’s off!

Whitney Setterberg, a Glenwood Springs sixth grader, left last Wednesday on a 21-day trip to England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland, through the Colorado People to People Student Ambassador program.

Whitney and her fellow ambassadors will stay with host families, meet with kids her own age, take in educational activities and meet with government officials.

Whitney has promised us a short story on her trip when she returns.

Bon voyage!

When librarians need answers,

they look to …

Head cheese of the Garfield County libraries, Jaci Spuhler, forwarded this to us from a Lakewood librarian.

“A vanload of weary librarians was caught in the closing of I-70 and Highway 6 last Thursday. We were trying to get to Grand Junction and didn’t have a clue why the roads were closed. We saw the statue of Mark Twain sitting on a park bench, reading, and knew it had to be by a library.

“We invaded the Rifle Public Library and were met with courtesy and professionalism. The staff quickly found out what the problem was and a better alternate route than the one CDOT was suggesting.

“It’s an attractive library that was being well used and is obviously very popular with its patrons. In addition to its helpful exterior artwork, there’s a wonderful stained glass window inside. As the only public librarian in the van, I was proud to see such great service to our academic colleagues. Thank you very much!”

Derek’s birth day

Matthew and Holly Waters of Carbondale announce the birth of a son, Derek Michael Waters, at 2:30 a.m. on May 29, 2003, at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs. Derek weighed in at 5 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 18 inches long.

He was welcomed into the family by an older brother, John Waters, 7, and by grandparents Jack and Edie Gardner of Carbondale and John and Dianne Waters of Reading, Vt.

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