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Special to the Post IndependentThe team from Brad Thayer's sixth-grade class took blue-ribbon honors in the Battle of the Books at Glenwood Springs Middle School.

Glenwood Springs Middle School sixth-graders competed in the annual Battle of the Books during the week of April 25. Congratulations to the team ” Anna Gauldin, Allison Brown, Olivia Kenney and Christian Aregon, all from Brad Thayer’s class ” which took blue-ribbon honors.

Proud parents Jeremy Childres and Tasha Childres-Jones announce the birth of their daughter, Jaili Conception Childres-Jones, born on April 15, 2005, at Rose Medical Center in Denver. Jaili weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 19 inches long. She joins big brother, 5-year-old Jahmese, in the family.

Grandparents are Lee and Vola Mercer, of Silt, Kevin and Marie Jones and Andres and Dorothy Aguirre, of Denver.

Brenda Cappo and Andrew Brock, of Grand Junction, would like to announce their engagement. Both are graduates of Glenwood Springs High School class of 2000 .

Brenda graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, in 2004, and is in the management training program at Alpine Bank in Grand Junction. Andrew is an electrician for Avalanche Creek Electric in Grand Junction.

The bride’s parents are Al and Cheri Cappo, of Glenwood Springs. The groom’s parents are Alan and Mary Brock, of Grand Junction.

The wedding is planned for June 11 at Two Rivers Winery in Grand Junction.

To raise funds for tsunami victims, Glenwood Springs Elementary fourth-grader Grace Gamba found Tsunami Relief Fund bracelets on the Internet and decided to sell them.

Gamba and Associates generously bought the bracelets, and Grace, with a team of volunteers, sold them, raising $633 to send to AmeriCares.

Civilian Seth R. Nickel, son of Jennifer L. Baker, of Glenwood Springs, and John S. Nickel of Glenwood Springs, recently enlisted in the U.S. Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at the Navy Recruiting District in Denver.

Nickel will report for basic training at the Navy’s Recruit Training Center in Great Lakes, Ill.

Nickel is a 2001 graduate of Glenwood Springs High School.

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