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Rankin to wed

Tanya Jahn-Federighi of Denver plans to marry Dr. Joe Hundley Rankin of Alexandria, La., in a ceremony this Saturday at the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs. The Rev. Roy Altman will perform the ceremony.

The couple will reside in Alexandria. Hundley is a radiologist, and Jahn-Federighi is a registered nurse. Children to be joined in the union are Rachel, Gabrielle, Dinah and Connor.

Smilak presents recital

Solomon E. Smilak, son of Phyllis and Stephen Smilak of Carbondale, recently presented his senior guitar recital at Kenyon College in Ohio.

Smilak performed music from the 16th through the 20th centuries, including Sanz’s “Espanolets,” and “Gavotte I and II” by Bach. To conclude the concert he performed one of his own compositions, “The Darkling Thrush,” based on the poetry of Thomas Hardy.

A graduate of Roaring Fork High School, Smilak will receive his bachelor of arts degree in music in May from Kenyon College.

Maness a CU graduate

Christina Day Maness, a 1997 Rifle High School graduate, graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder on May 10 with a bachelor’s degree in political science and international affairs. In June, she will continue her education at C.U. Medical Center in Denver, where she will study nursing.

Erickson earns degree

Neil Erickson, a 1998 Rifle High School graduate, and son of William and Diana Erickson of Rifle, received a B. S. degree in computer sciences from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. May 11. His college experience included study abroad in Oxford, England, and student internships in Athens, Greece, and Ahmedabad, India. He is currently living in Chicago.

Lowery takes sub course

Navy Fireman Recruit Eric S. Lowery, son of Wanda L. Lowery of Stockbridge, Ga., and Jerald E. Lowery of Rifle, recently graduated from the Basic Enlisted Submarine Course at the Naval Submarine School in Groton, Conn.

During the five-week course, Lowery learned the basic theory, construction and operation of nuclear-powered submarines, as well as shipboard organization, damage control and submarine safety and escape procedures.

Lowery is a 1999 graduate of Fort Lupton High School and joined the Navy in 2001.

Burkholder finishes basic

Navy Hospitalman Recruit Todd A. Burkholder, son of Debbie R. and Todd A. Burkholder of Carbondale, recently graduated from the Basic Hospital Corps School at Naval Hospital Corps School in Great Lakes, Ill.

During the 14-week course, Burkholder learned a wide range of medical procedures to provide first aid and assist Navy doctors and nurses. He is a 2001 graduate of Roaring Fork High School and joined the Navy in June 2001.

Blanco reports for duty

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Wilfredo Blanco, son of Maria C. and Wilfredo Blanco of Silt, recently reported for duty with the 1st Battalion, 6th Marines, Marine Corps Base at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Nichols a Jewell of a grad

Angela Nichols graduated with honors and a double major in English and communications from William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo. In her college years, Nichols studied at Oxford University in England and received the president’s humanitarian award. She spent three weeks in Senegal, Africa, working with the Tostam organization educating women on the dangers of female mutilation.

Nichols was a 1998 graduate of Basalt High School and is the daughter of Janet Nichols of El Jebel. She plans to attend the University of Missouri Law School in Kansas City.

Madrigal earns law degree

Shannon Madrigal was awarded a law degree on May 11, 2002, from the University of Denver. She plans to sit for the bar exam in July.

She was the youngest student in a class of 250, and a member of Phi Alpha.

While attending law school, she worked at the National Conference of State Legislatures in Denver.

Madrigal is a 1995 graduate of Rifle High School and a 1999 graduate of Mesa State College. She is the daughter of Mike and Janel Madrigal of Rifle, and sister of Michelle Gronbeck.

Recent weddings

Kurtis Joseph (Carmen) Swanson and Laura Bevin Downing, of Carbondale, May 3, 2002

Jason Michael Edwards and Andrea Lynn Edwards, of Rifle, May 3, 2002

Bryan J. Zukowski and Beth A. Sturgeon, of Glenwood Springs, April 12, 2002

Toby Joe Rountree and Amber Elizabeth Ruybalid, of Hotchkiss, April 9, 2002

Timothy Robert Schwartz and Allyson Jean Crnkovich, of Avon, May 7, 2002

William S. Marano and Dale E. Zetterstrand, of Rifle, May 6, 2002

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