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Recent birth

Jason Ricky Lee Webster was born at 6:38 p.m. Jan. 8, 2004, at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, to proud parents April Bates and Jason Webster of Rifle. He weighed 5 pounds, 8 ounces.

He is also welcomed to the family by maternal grandparents Casey and Karen Peter of Rifle and paternal grandparents Steve Webster of Rifle, Kathy Row of Aurora, and Micky and LeAnn Smith of Clifton.

LaBaw earned a varsity letter

Jen LaBaw of Rifle recently earned a varsity letter in women’s soccer at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa. The Cornell Rams finished the season 8-10 overall and advanced to the Iowa Conference Tournament for the fourth consecutive season. LaBaw, a 2000 graduate of Rifle High School, is a senior majoring in fitness and wellness. She is the daughter of Jeff LaBaw of Rifle and Cathy Desautels of Silt.

New GarCo 4-H Council officers

Garfield County’s 4-H Council elected new County Council Officers for 2004. The new officers are president: Amanda Burk; vice president: Annabelle Burkland; secretary: Kalli Fox; treasurer: Tyffany Richardson; reporter: Zack Fox; male senators: Justin Washburn and Zack Fox; and female senator: Nichelle Jaeger.

At the County Achievement Night, held Nov. 15, they celebrated 4-Hers’ successes from the past year. The new County Council officer team held an officer retreat in Meeker in January to train new officers and make goals for the new year. Denim to Diamonds is being planned and will be on March 13. County Council meetings are held on the third Monday of every month in Rifle or Glenwood. All 4-Hers and parents are welcome. Current

4-H members need to be enrolled by Feb. 2. New member enrollments are due April 1. Information: 625-3969.

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