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Special to the Post Independent/Christine SullivanClockwise from top: JoEllen White, Lorie Beattie Courier, Judy Tirpack, April Walker, Barbara Hayduk, Libby McNeill (seated) and Ann English are all retiring from Sopris Elementary School. The seven women have donated a bronze statue titled "Sitting Girl Reading Book," which now sits in the rotunda of Sopris Elementary to greet all visitors and students.

U.S. Army Sgt. Stephen C. Palmer has arrived for duty in Giessen, Germany.

Palmer is a pay analyst assigned to C Detachment, 39th Finance Battalion.

He is the son of Stephen D. Palmer, of Columbia, S.C., and Debbie K. Palmer, of Parachute.

Nifty! Nifty! Look who’s 50!

Fifty, fabulous, always fashionable and full of life.


Tony, Taz, Pitch and friends

Family and friends of Terrance J. Hayes, of Carbondale, would like to congratulate him on being appointed to the Colorado Mining Board of Examiners by Colorado Gov. Bill Owens.

We are all very proud of his new prestigious position! Good going, Dad!

Army Pvt. Jeffrey L. Payne Jr. has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

He is the son of Debby Payne of Silt, and graduated from Yampah Mountain High School in 2000.

Recent local lottery winners:

– Steven Strouse, Rifle: $754

– Guadalupe Leal, Glenwood Springs: $1,000

– Lester Stephens, Rifle: $1,000

– Laura Lavendar, Rifle: $50,000

– Loren Lance Mead, Rifle: $20,000

– Alan Duncan, Silt: $1,000

– Ed Freeman, Silt: $1,000

– Christina Marquez, Rifle: $1,000

– David Phelps, Rifle: $20,000

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