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Eddie Hernandez

Janae and Edgar Hernandez, of Carbondale, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Eddie Hernandez, at 8:14 a.m. Sept. 19, 2005, at Valley View Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 inches long at birth.

Sister Isabella Hernandez is 3 years old.

Proud grandparents are Mike and Jan Huck, of Carbondale, and Gabriel and Mary Hernandez, of Glenwood Springs.

Army National Guard Pvt. Israel Navarrete has graduated from basic military training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga., under the Split Option Training Program. The program allows high school students between their junior and senior years to attend and complete the Army National Guard or Reserve six-week basic training program during the summer of their junior year.

He is the brother of Yadira Navarrete, of Gypsum, and a student at Eagle Valley High School in Gypsum.

Joshua Adam Cordova, son of David and Marty Cordova, of Rifle, entered the United States Marines on Oct. 10. He is a 2005 graduate of Rifle High School.

Joshua’s brother, Daniel Cordova, entered the U.S. Marines in August of 2002 and is now stationed in the Pacific Ocean.

Army National Guard Pvt. Matthew L. Burner has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

Burner is the son of Robert Burner, of Gypsum.

Army Pvt. Samantha Jo R. Garand has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

Garand is the daughter of Johnnie Garand of Rifle and niece of Jackie Kneedler Silt.

She is a 2005 graduate of Rifle High School.

Mark G. Oswald and Kathryn Denise Hill, of Rifle, May 5, 2005

Thomas M. Patterson and Amanda Lynn Bouchard, of Rifle, June 5, 2005

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