Memories & Milestones |

Memories & Milestones

Rodeo and Marilyn Harbottle of Rifle are celebrating their 40th anniversary with an open house from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, at Alexander Lake Lodge in Grand Mesa, two miles east of the Grand Mesa Visitor Center. Food and beverages will be served. The couple requests no gifts, please. The anniversary celebration is being hosted by their children.Rodeo and Marilyn were married July 26, 1968.

Army Pvt. Toby P. Martin has graduated from Basic Combat training at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla.Pvt. Martin is the son of Ruth Hartsell of Parachute.

Marcy Kreimier, daughter of Ed and Barbara Kreimier, an upcoming senior at Rifle High School, is one of 96 young women selected from across the country to attend the 62nd American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation in Washington, D.C., on July 19-26. She is one of two senators who will represent Colorado Girls State at this premier leadership conference.The American Legion Auxiliary sponsors the Girls Nation and Girls State programs to teach high school students following their junior year how government and the political process work on the local, state and national levels. Over the course of a week, the girls will organize political parties, submit bills and resolutions, participate in senate sessions, hold a national convention, and even elect a president and vice-president at the 4-H Center in Chevy Chase, Md. Other highlights will include visits to the Pentagon, Arlington National Cemetery, the White House, and Capitol Hill to meet with their representatives. For more information on Girls Nation or to arrange an interview with delegates contact Annisa Rainey at (317) 569-4534 or e-mail

Margaret Darien, a lifelong resident of the Roaring Fork Valley and Basalt, will celebrate her 100th birthday July 24, 2008. Margaret taught school in the valley for 30 years, retiring in 1977. She and her husband, Ben, operated a general merchandise and grocery store known as Basalt Supply for 24 years. Her four children were all born and raised in the valley. Congratulatory cards would be welcomed and may be mailed to her at the Heritage Park Care Center, 1250 Village Road, Carbondale, CO 81623.

Rifle Branch Library Youth Services Librarian Emily Hisel participated in last Thursdays Butterfly Pavilion demonstration at Wamsley Elementary by holding a tarantula. The demonstration also featured hissing cockroaches, millipedes, centipedes and a walking stick.

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