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Students earn

academic honors

James Sweeney, a Glenwood Springs High School graduate and computer science information systems major at Fort Lewis College, earned Dean’s List honors for the Winter 2002 semester.

To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must attain a grade point average of 3.4 or better.

Karen Meyer, a student at the University of Missouri-Columbia, earned a 4.0 grade point average for the past semester.

She is interning at Rocky Mountain Connections in Aspen this summer and is the daughter of S. Diane Meyer of Quincy, Ill., and Kenny Meyer of Glenwood Springs.

LaBaw graduates

Lucas LaBaw has graduated from Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, with a bachelor of science degree in secondary education and history. He is the son of Jeff and Cathy LaBaw of Rifle.

Fabian will attend

American Legion program

Lydia Fabian of Carbondale, a senior at Basalt High School, has been selected to attend the American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation, a government education program for outstanding girls, July 20 to 27 in Chevy Chase, Md. She is the daughter of Katrine and Mark Fabian, and will be one of 96 participants from 48 states.

Winners happy

to have lost

Colorado hosted the annual three-day International Recognition Days of Take Off Pounds Sensibly, commonly known as TOPS. Approximately 4,000 members attended from all over the United States and Canada.

Brenda Bentson, TOPS area captain for Garfield County, said, “The inspirational stories of these members that have succeeded in losing weight puts a lump in my throat and brings tears to my eyes. Many have had difficult challenges of some kind in their lives but they are willing to let others know that weight loss is possible with determination and perseverance.”

TOPS is the oldest nonprofit weight loss support group, founded in 1948 with 240,000 current members. Membership is $20 per year. Garfield County has two chapters. For information locally, contact Bentson @ 719-486-1898. For additional information: TOPS, Inc. at 1-800-932-8677 or

Pfendler attends

medicine forum

Kristen Pfendler of Glenwood Springs was chosen to participate in the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine in Philadelphia July 21 to 30. The forum is a career development program for high school students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership potential and an interest in medicine. The 10-day forum will introduce Pfendler to public health, medical ethics, research and general practice and will include visits to medical facilities and clinics.


Ronnie Aldrich and Shendy Dutton of Glenwood Springs announce the birth of their son, Ashton Kayn. He was born June 30, 2002, weighed 6 pounds and one-half ounce, and was 19 and a half inches long.

Lisa and Scott Doherty of New Castle welcomed a baby boy, Wyeth Paul Doherty, July 3. He was born at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction and weighed 7 pounds, one and a half ounces and was 20 and one-quarter inches long. His maternal grandparent is Liz Moreth of Wilton, Conn. and paternal grandparents are Paul and Nancy Doherty of Lexington, Mass.

George and Marge Chandler


celebrate 50 years

Friends of George and Marge Chandler are invited to celebrate their 50 years together. Join them at the home of George Henry and Kathy Chandler-Henry, 220 E.Sixth St. in Eagle, beginning at 4 p.m., Saturday, July 27. Picnic and dancing. Cards only please. Call 328-1639 or e-mail to RSVP.

Erica Scriven and David Derby

Scriven, Derby engaged

Ken and Joyce Derby announce the wedding of their son, David Derby, to Erica Scriven. Derby is a 1994 graduate of Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale. Scriven is the daughter of Clark and Dian Scriven of Sterling.

The couple met at the University of Northern Colorado. Both have graduated with bachelor and master degrees.

Derby is now teaching high school in Denver. Scriven is attending dental school in Denver.

An August wedding is planned in Sterling.

The couple will reside in Denver after their honeymoon.

Aubrey Woodward

and Mark Glenn

Woodward, Glenn to wed

Aubrey Woodward, daughter of Gwen Jennings of Amarillo, Texas, and Tim and Carol Woodward of Parker, will wed Mark Glenn in an outdoor ceremony on Aug. 17.

Glenn is the son of Anna Maria and Mark Whalen of Carbondale, and Ken and Debra Glenn of Denver.

Woodward is a registered nurse with the Women’s Health Association in Glenwood Springs, and holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Northern Colorado. Glenn is an electrician with R and A Enterprises of Western Colorado, Inc. in Carbondale.

The couple now lives in Silt, where they plan to make their home following the wedding.

Recent marriages

Edward Michael Strickland and Katherine Marie Lee, of Glenwood Springs, July 1, 2002

Eliot Matthew Swank and Markee Lynn Tadus, of Greeley, June 28, 2002

Jonathan Wyman Georgitis and Olivia Chamberlain Foulkrod, of Boulder, June 27, 2002

Brett Jeffery Morrison and Connie Marie Engeler, of Glenwood Springs, June 21, 2002

Chad M. Jenrich and Kimberly J. Milligan, of Glenwood Springs, May 9, 2002

Bryan Kent Dexter and Brenda Sue Schimmel, of Rifle, June 24, 2002

Mark Russell Taylor and Susan Lynn Owens, of Glenwood Springs, June 20, 2002

Jon Michael Turkel and Turi Briana Nevin, of Glenwood Springs, May 24, 2002

Jason T. McHatten and Guadalupe Ruiz, of Carbondale, June 21, 2002

Steven Carroll and Bonnie Bittner, of Stevensville, Md., June 21, 2002

Paul David Niedringhaus and Christin Hayes Weber, of Severn, Md., June 20, 2002

Matthew James Larime and Sharon Elaine Sims, of Glenwood Springs, June 13, 2002

Patrick Wayne Bates and Sheila G. Zampedri, of Rifle, June 10, 2002

Steven Phillip Cooper and Bridget Anne Smith, of Glenwood Springs, June 19, 2002

Andrew John Montoya and Elisabeth Anne Deschner, of Bozeman, Mont., June 17, 2002

Steven Christopher Moore and Shawna Kim Abachiche, of Fruita, June 26, 2002

Jason Paul Hughes and Lisa Lynne Krakower, of Rifle, June 14, 2002

Carlos Lara and Melissa C. Berryhill, of Parachute, June 7, 2002

Chad M. Case and Tia Beth Becker, of Janesville, Iowa, May 24, 2002

Israel Bello Barreda and Amanda Ann Titus, of Glenwood Springs, June 7, 2002

Martin Irwin Schlein and Susan Joan Ellison, of Carbondale, June 26, 2002

Christopher Stephen Guibert and Suzanne J. Kaplan, of Carbondale, June 4, 2002

Jesse Jonathan Hayes and Katherine Ann Hadar, of Rifle, June 28, 2002

Adam Lane Hall and Samantha Hope Hall, of Hahira, Ga., July 1, 2002

Schuemaker honored

Linda Schuemaker of Glenwood Springs has been named a Melvin Jones Fellow by the Lions Clubs International Foundation in recognition of her commitment to serving her community.

Named for the founder of Lions Clubs International, Melvin Jones, the fellowship is the foundation’s highest honor.

Schuemaker is a member of the Lions Club of Glenwood Springs.

She received a plaque and pin from Lions Club International Director Larry “Doc” Hahn.

Lions install new officers

The Glenwood Springs Lions Club installed new officers and directors for the fiscal year beginning July 1. Incoming officers include president Dave Merritt, first vice president Gary Broetzman, secretary Scott Dzuira and treasurer Bob Shivley. The installation took place at a barbecue in Veltus Park with president Dave Merritt in charge of cooking.

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