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The Gross family would like to extend our gratitude for all of the prayers, cards, phone calls, food, flowers and donations made in memory of Chuck. The support we have received from the community during this difficult time, has been overwhelming. We would like to acknowledge the Carbondale Ambulance crew for their professional and relentless efforts, and would also like to send out a special thank-you to the American Legion, Sons of the American Legion, the Women’s Auxiliary, Bob and Betsy Schenck, and Doug Pratt.With great appreciation,the Gross family

With many thanks to Lon Winston for providing tickets to Senior Matters. A friend and I attended a performance of “The Glass Menagerie” at the Thunder River Theatre in Carbondale on Sunday afternoon. We were very impressed.Lead actress Valerie Haugen was superb, and the whole cast turned in very professional performances. Thank you, Lon and Thunder River Theatre.Sue BaconCarbondale

The family of Tom Zanella would like to express our sincere thanks to all our many friends for their prayers, support and sympathy during this trying time. It is very heartwarming to have seen the support Tom received during his battle with cancer. He fought it to the bitter end and is now at peace with God.How do you say thank you? We would like to thank everyone who attended the service for Tom, sent their prayers, delivered food to the house, and donated in his name to the American Cancer Society, and we appreciate the numerous cards received by the family. All of your support has significantly helped our family and Tom’s friends get through this difficult time – for which we are extremely grateful.Thank you and may God bless you all.Bob, Bev, Jennifer, Preston, Tyler, Carter, Rob, Jean, Steve and Trina



With gratitude and appreciation, we thank those who participated in the Relay For Life bowling fundraiser and live band entertainment, held Saturday, March 13.We extend a special thank-you to Ofay Soul band of Grand Junction for donating the night’s entertainment and the Burning Mountain Bowl staff in New Castle for hosting this event and donating numerous prizes.The event would not have been a success without your participation and the support of the following merchants who generously donated gifts and/or merchandise as prizes:Big H Water Service, Busy Bee Floral, Chili’s, Choice Liquor, New Castle City Market, Rifle City Market, Columbine Ford, Country Florist, Dairy Queen, Elk Creek Mining Co., Harrelson Music, Intermountain Waste & Recycling, Jon’s Liquors, KFC Rifle, Making New Waves, McDonald’s in Rifle, Mo Hair, Moe’s Southwest Grille, Mountain Man Nut and Fruit, Joanne Nelson, Mr. T’s Hardware, Qdoba, Rifle Radio Shack, Sonic, Starbucks in Rifle, Steffie’s Place, Taco Bell in Rifle, Target and Wagner Equipment.Thank you to all for your generosity and helping in the fight to find a cure for cancer.With gratitude, Rifle Area Relay For LifeTeam: The Flying Relay-no’s

Members of the Thomasville Fire Department Station 43, a division of the Basalt and Rural Fire Protection District, held their 11th annual Snowmobile Poker Run and Chili Dinner on Feb. 21 in the upper Fryingpan Valley. Unfortunately, snow conditions were less than desirable, resulting in fewer participants, but those who came had a good time as always.Residents of the Thomasville and Meredith communities and beyond donated the food, participants came from throughout the valley, and many people contributed to the list of prizes that were awarded. The event is held annually in memory of EMT/Fireman Vincent Paul Thomas, who was a lieutenant with the Thomasville Unit. In conjunction with this, a fund has been established to help train and educate emergency personnel (first responders, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, etc.) in the Roaring Fork Valley.We sincerely appreciate the support of the following businesses: 4Wheelers 4X4 Center, Alpine Bank-Basalt, Alpine Tires, Big O Tire-Basalt, Catherine Store, Cross Propane, D&G Horses & Outfitting, Diamond J Guest Ranch, GO Rentals, Grand Avenue Barber Shop, High Tone Auto, J.C. Electric, Jimmy’s 66 and Jim’s Auto Service, MG Sports, Midland Baking, Mountain Power Sports, Roaring Fork Co-op, Roaring Fork Furniture, Scooters Car Wash, Timbo’s Pizza, V2K Window Decor & More, Valley Lumber, White Knuckle Garage, WIN Health Institute and Women’s Bean Project.Because this is an annual event and one which we think is very worthwhile, we hope we can count on your continued support and participation. Please join us next year for the fun and help continue the cause.Thomasville Fire volunteers


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