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Cheryl Heng is now a senior citizen ” happy 50th birthday.

In celebration



of George Wilson …

George Wilson is celebrating his 91st birthday today, and in honor of the big day, he’s written a poem celebrating the experience:



My Ninety-First Birthday

Ninety was special, like they said it would be

Now 91 is here, along with some pride.

Old age will catch up with you.

You can run, but you can’t hide.

For 66 years I’ve been running

Along with Helen my bride, by my side.

We have both slowed down about 80 percent.

Neither of us can see much

And we don’t know where our hearing went.

She has her walker

And I have my cane.

Thanks to friends, relatives and a lot of pills

All help to alleviate the pain.

We don’t know many people anymore

So many we knew have gone on before.

I feel thankful and privileged in so many ways

While waiting to celebrate more

Happy Birthdays.

And a birth announcement

Madelyn Joanna Chance, daughter of Craig and Adrianna Chance of New Castle, was born at 6:11 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004. She weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 20 and a half inches at birth. She joins a family that includes her grandparents Don and Ann Chance of Battlement Mesa and Josephine Christofalos of Lake Bluff, Ill. ” she’s also welcomed by Chaco, Ella and Bair.

Recent marriages

Ronn Allen Coates and Rebecca Ann Layton, of New Castle, Nov. 8, 2003

Chad Monty Albanses and Heather Elise Conner, of Highlands Ranch, Dec. 1, 2003

Dale Edwin Moore and Patricia Lee Cerise, of Glenwood Springs, Dec. 1, 2003

Luis Raul Jacquez Meraz and Alicia Trejo Hernandez, of New Castle, Nov. 28, 2003

Eric Eugene Austin and Margaret Ellen Snow, of St. Paul, Minn., Nov. 29, 2003

Ben C. Ortiz Sr. and Velma M. Chavez, of San Rafael, N.M., Dec. 2, 2003

Roger Don Neal and Anika Newby, of Glenwood Springs, Nov. 22, 2003

James Errol Barker and Cynthia Lee Harrold, of Silt, Dec. 1, 2003


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