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Mountain Mailbag 10/3

Ryan and Drota Swartzendruber are the proud parents of a beautiful baby girl, Ania Maria Swartzendruber. Ania was born Sept. 9, 2004, in Chicago, weighing 7 pounds, 8 ounces at 20 inches long. Ania is the granddaughters of proud grandparents Helena and Andrjez Skinderowicz of Schiller Park, Ill., and Sherel and Jon Swartzendruber of Glenwood Springs. Ania is the great-granddaughter of Katherine Westly of Glenwood Springs, Shirley and Leo Swartzendruber of Grand Junction, and Maria Kadzik of Glenview, Ill.

Larry Amos’ son-in-law Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Robert W. Willis Jr. is working with more than 2,100 Marines and sailors assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit in Najaf, Iraq. Willis’ wife, Jolene, is the daughter of Amos, who lives in Silt, and Marsha Horner of Lancaster, Calif.Members of the 11th MEU are trying to restore normal life for the citizens of Najaf. Their immediate concerns are preparing schools for Iraq’s children along with the reconstruction of hospitals, roads, and bridges.Members of the 11th MEU are trying to restore normal life for the citizens of Najaf. Their immediate concerns are preparing schools for Iraq’s children along with the reconstruction of hospitals, roads, and bridges.


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