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RMS Airband competitors know how to rock the crowdStudents Andrew Brusig, Lexi Wright, Shay Ely, Lauren Martin, Courtney Stinewinder and Mikka Smith (not shown) rocked the house on Feb. 18 at the Rifle Middle School Airband/Talent Show, as they performed to Good Charlotte’s “Anthem.” Proud parentsMike and Christine Patch, of Glenwood Springs, announce the birth of their daughter, Ruby Christine. She was born at 10:59 a.m. on Feb. 9, 2005. Ruby weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20 1/2 inches long at birth.John and Ann Spencer, of Basalt, are the glowing grandparents.New Castle Town Council honors Tharp brothersThe New Castle Town Council presented certificates of appreciation to two members of the New Castle community actively serving in the U.S. armed forces at its March 1 meeting. Army Staff Sgt. Trenton J. Tharp is currently stationed at Schweinfurt Army Base near Frankfurt, Germany. Tharp was present to receive the certificate with his parents, Ralph and Laveta Tharp, and other family members.Army Pfc. Craig A. Tharp is stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. He recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Knox, Ky. Family members received the certificate on his behalf.The presentation of these certificates is part of a program recently begun by the New Castle Town Council. Family or friends may submit names of armed forces personnel at the town administrator’s office. Wedding announcementKris and Park Hostettler, of Silt, and Gordy and Laurie Herrick, of Bayfield, Colo., announce the engagement of their children, Sara Hostettler and Jesse Herrick. Sara will be graduating from Fort Lewis College in April with a bachelor’s degree in sociology.Jesse worked with Youth with a Mission in Maui and on the island of Mauritius. He is now employed by Dave Pearson Construction in Durango.The couple has planned a June 24 wedding, and will make their home in Durango.

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