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Memories & Milestones

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Erin Gorsett, a freshman at Montana State University last year, was placed on the dean’s list as the result of her earning a 3.95 cumulative GPA. She will be returning to Bozeman as a sophomore to continue her studies in animal science later this August.Her family is extremely proud of her accomplishment.

The Rifle Bears Summer Football Camp was held Aug. 10-13 at Rifle Bears Stadium for kids in first through sixth grade. The coaches and kids had a great time.

Andrew and Lindsey Bratcher of Glenwood Springs are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Grant Alexander Bratcher. Grant was born July 9, 2009, at 12:01 p.m. at Valley View Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces, and measured 21 inches long. Grant is the first grandchild for Duane and Janet Deal of Clarksville, Md., and the sixth grandchild for Dan Bratcher and Linda Shelton-Brooke of Springfield, Mo.



On Saturday, Aug. 1, the Frontier Historical Society held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and volunteer appreciation barbecue at the Linwood Cemetery trailhead. Special guests Doc Holliday and Kid Curry, who are buried in the historic cemetery, were on hand to perform the ribbon cutting with nearly 80 people in attendance. The Linwood Cemetery trailhead project was completed by members of local Elks Lodge #2286 putting in hundreds of hours of volunteer time and labor, and most of the materials were donated or discounted by several local businesses. Thank you to everyone – the finished product is phenomenal!

Twenty-one years ago, on Aug. 14, Heather Melissa Jay came into this world, a beautiful baby girl. We had no idea how very special you were going to be. We just loved you every day of your life, and watched you grow into an amazing young woman, one with great dreams, a kind heart, and a beautiful spirit. You were taken from our lives too soon, but your spirit lives on in the people that you knew and loved. Each and every day we carry your compassion, kindness, joy and happiness with us, and we are all a little better for having known and loved you. Happy birthday, Heather, we love and miss you so very much.


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