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Molly Bland and Shawn Holder, of Silt Mesa, are pleased to announce their engagement.

Parents of the couple are Tony and Sherry Bland, of Yuba City, Calif., and Sara Strader-Diaz and Anthony Diaz, of Rifle.

Molly works for the Climate Control Co. in Glenwood Springs. Shawn attended Rifle High School and graduated from Job Corps in Colbran in 1988. He works for Contractors Heating and Supply in New Castle.

Their children are Krysten, Alexys and Emjai.

The ceremony is Oct. 1 at the Diaz home in Rifle.

Chloe Emma Wood would like to announce the arrival of her little sister, Anna Grace Wood. Keith and Gretchen Wood, of Silt, are the proud parents of Anna Grace, who was born at 9:29 a.m. Sept. 16 at Valley View Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 19 inches long at birth.

Proud grandparents are Gervais and Juanita Escuriex, of New Iberia, La.; Tony and Kim Maciejewski, of Clinton Township, Mich.; and Don Wood, of Warren, Mich.

The 19th Annual American Contract Bridge League-Wide Instant Matchpoint Game was played simultaneously at bridge clubs through out the ACBL on Wednesday, Sept. 14.

Congratulations to Courtney Keller and Dave Fauls with a 62.93 percent as they will be honored on the ACBL Web site! They really played their cards right.

Cesar and Veronica Mata, of Carbondale, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ruby Mata, at 3:39 p.m. Sept. 1, 2005 at Valley View Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 193⁄4 inches at birth.

Proud grandparents are Mario Tarin of Silt, Pauline Tarin of Carbondale, Fausto Mata of Salem, Ore., and Claudia Mata of Carbondale.

Ruby’s older siblings are Daniel, 13 and Yamiletzi, 4.

J.W. Paff and Shanna Marie McQuiston, of Mountain Home, Idaho, June 1, 2005

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