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Jennifer Lynn Nickel

Nickel and Baker wed

Jennifer Lynn Nickel of Glenwood Springs and Steve Baker of Silt were married June 29, 2002, at an outdoor ceremony in Lakewood. Nickel is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Stakeman of Glenwood Springs. The children of the bride and groom, Cara and Matt Baker and Seth, Shea and Jackie Nickle, were in attendance. The couple live in Glenwood Springs.

Locals win Lottery

Among the local Lottery winners in July were: Paula Hayes of Gypsum, $20,002; Karen Stewart of Gypsum, $1,000; David Cushman of New Castle, $5,000; and Barrett Patrick of Rifle, $1,000.

McKinnie gets

dean’s citation

John McKinnie, a 1999 graduate of Glenwood Springs High School, was awarded a dean’s citation for academic excellence at the Monfort School of Business at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. He had a 3.6 grade point average for the spring 2002 semester. He plans to graduate next spring with a bachelor degree in business management. He is the son of Steve and Doris McKinnie.

Also earning a dean’s citation was Gaia Owens of Glenwood Springs.

Hoban attends Hugh O’Brian Youth World

Leadership Congress

Michael Hoban of Glenwood Springs was a delegate to the World Leadership Congress in Washington D.C. this month. Created by veteran actor Hugh O’Brian, television’s Wyatt Earp, HOBY affords 300 high school students from every state in the United States and more than 30 nations a unique opportunity to gain leadership training by meeting in question-and-answer sessions with America’s top decision makers.

Meredith wins Symphony in the Valley scholarship

The Glenwood Springs-based Symphony in the Valley has awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Lora Meredith of Redstone. Meredith graduated with valedictorian honors from Alpine Christian Academy in Basalt. She will attend the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley where she plans to major in English and minor in music education in piano. Each year Symphony in the Valley awards a scholarship to a graduating senior through its Jon B. Madsen Scholarship Fund. Through the fund, students must study some aspect of music while in college.

Exchange students guests at Rotary meeting

Rotary exchange students Molly Rumery, Laurence Sandrin and Rachel Reiter were the guest speakers at the Sunrise Rotary meeting July 16. Laurence, of France, thanked the Rotarians and her host families for a wonderful year in Glenwood Springs. Molly told of the long process to be accepted as an exchange student. Rachel has been practicing her French for her arrival in France next month for a one-year exchange. The young ladies display on their jackets pins they have collected from other exchange students they meet from all over the world.

New baby

Mark and Penny Hoffman of Glenwood Springs welcomed Hannah Louise Hoffman at Valley View Hospital on May 18, 2002. She weighed in at 7 pounds, 8 ounces. Her grandparents are Jerry and Pamela Bergman of Rainier, Wash., and Max and Helen Hoffman of Covington, Ind.

Lions Club installs

new officers

The New Castle Lions Club installed new officers and directors July 1 at its annual summer inaugural barbecue dinner. Incoming officers are Kay Force, membership director; Scott Parr, vice president; Harry Garner, secretary treasurer; Larry Borgard, tail twister; Jeanne Casey, president second term; Karen Partain and Sharon Owens, vision directors; and Karen Wood, phone tree director. Arnie Dollase from the Glenwood Springs Lions Club installed the new officers.

Partain received the President’s Appreciation Award from Casey for her outstanding service and commitment to the club. Joanne Bowden received the Best Attendance Award from past secretary treasurer Scott Parr.

Recent marriages

Francisco Javier Corral Loya and Miriam Patricia Cruz Estrada, of Glenwood Springs, July 5, 2002

Juan Bustillos Alvarez and Rosa Hilda Torres Chacon, of Basalt, July 9, 2002

Rogerio Ildefonso Ramirez and Barbara Ruth Walker, of Rifle, July 22, 2002

Christopher Daniel Beasley and Amy Lou Mireles, of Parachute, June 26, 2002

Orion Wilder Jacober and Robin M. Fearrin, of Carbondale, July 16, 2002

Jared Colorado Wight and Arshella Louise Webster, of New Castle, July 24, 2002

Mark Richard Haydon and Kathryn Mary Terry-Owens, of Rifle, June 27, 2002

Heuer wins scholarship

Amy Heuer, daughter of Thomas Heuer of Glenwood Springs, has won a $1,000 scholarship from Comfort Systems, a provider of commercial heating, ventilation and air conditioning services.

Heuer will attend Hope College in Holland, Mich.

Her major field of study will be foreign languages and linguistics.

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