Memories & Milestones |

Memories & Milestones

Edited by Kay VasilakisGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Linda and Ron McFarland celebrated 30 years of marriage in Cabo San Lucas on Jan. 29, 2009, with their family, Cameron and Amy McFarland and Jordan McFarland.

Ian and Yumi Hess of Glenwood Springs are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Nanami Hess, at 12:25 p.m. Feb. 11, 2009, at Valley View Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 19 inches long at birth.Big brother Sora, 20 months, is happy to have a little sister.Proud grandparents are Nancy and Ted Hess of Glenwood Springs.

Olivia Hawkins of Glenwood Springs was named to the Harding University deans list during the fall of 2008.

Joe and Donna Vallone of Salem, Ore., formerly of Glenwood Springs, Conley Stroud, of Mason, Texas, and Dave and Marcee Little of New Castle are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Ashley Ray Stroud to Jonathan David Little.Ashley is a 2002 graduate of Glenwood Springs High School. Jonathan is a 2002 Rifle High School graduate. Both are currently attending Mesa State College as full-time students. Ashley is pursuing a degree in elementary education. Jonathan is pursuing degrees in computer networking and electrical engineering. Both will graduate next year.Jonathan works part time at the college as a computer technician, and Ashley works part time at the college as a teacher for Little Mavs day-care center.Jonathan and Ashley met their junior year of high school and have been dating for more than seven years. Jonathan recently proposed to Ashley during a dinner out with friends the ring was presented to Ashley as dessert.A wedding date will be set following graduation.

Sharla Gallegos, medical assistant and outreach worker for Mountain Family Health Centers, was commended by Mountain Familys board of directors Feb. 24 for her outstanding work in the Community Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Program. Sharla has screened 3,009 clients regionally for cardiovascular risk factors in the past 12 months.

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