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Glen Valley Care and Rehab Center is the proud sponsor of Pvt. Adam Brainard, a young local man now stationed in Iraq who would really like some cookies. To aid in that effort, the center is holding a “cookie party” at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 29. The party is open to anyone who would like to help Glen Valley residents decorate cookies or help package them. The cookies will be sent to Brainard as well as five other local soldiers stationed overseas. Organizers hope to have them in Iraq by Valentine’s Day.

Marina Josephine Daniel of Glenwood Springs was recently honored for outstanding academic achievement at The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, during the fall semester. She is the daughter of Andras Daniel.

Whitney Wood Bruce, daughter of Hap and Cindy Bruce of Basalt, was named to the President’s List for the fall semester at Elon University, a private college between Greensboro and Raleigh/Durham, N.C.

Meanwhile, New Castle students Roman Tencza and Richard Le Favor have both been accepted into automotive and diesel technician programs at Phoenix’s Universal Technical Institute.

On Dec. 17, several sixth-graders delivered presents to the students from the Yampah Mountain High School Teen Pregnancy Program. These Basalt Middle School students are Nicole Booth, Jade Johnson, Emma Kading, Abby King and Noel Chiarelli. These young girls, with the help of several private donations and the Basalt MOPS organization, collected gifts, wrapped them and presented the treasures to the 22 students and their children.

Basalt Town Council honored Basalt’s Student Citizens of the Month with special certificates. Honored were Reynis Vasquez, Emily Rominger, Zachary Levine, Nataly Meraz, Gwen Leslie, Connor Rakowski and Danny Delany.

Carlos Abner Miranda Welchez and Gilma Doris Cruz, of Avon, Dec. 5, 2003

Edward L. Newcomer Jr. and Allison Joy Ober, of Los Angeles, Nov. 27, 2003

Jose Adan Hernandez Godina and Antonia Idali Iturralde Ortiz, of Rifle, Nov. 26, 2003

Robin Addison Rightmire II and Cynthia Joy Reed, of Glenwood Springs, Dec. 9, 2003

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