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Les and Cindy McKinley, of Parachute, announce the engagement of their son, Clayton Steele McKinley, to Lori Ann Jacobs, the daughter of Tim and Karla Jacobs, of Parachute, and Gail and the late Sharon Hoover, of Cheyenne Wells, Colo.

Clay graduated from Grand Valley High School in 2002 and is currently working and living in Grand Junction. Lori graduated from Grand Valley High School in 2003 and also lives in Grand Junction.

An April 22 wedding is planned.

Bill and Caren Swindell, of Parachute, are pleased to announce the birth of their twins, Rachel Michelle Swindell and Clancy Joe Swindell, on Jan. 18, 2006, at Valley View Hospital. Rachel was born at 7:18 p.m., weighed 5 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 171⁄2 inches long at birth. Her twin brother, Clancy, was born at 7:20 p.m., weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 181⁄2 inches long at birth.

Rachel and Clancy join their siblings Jake, Josh, Emilio, Jenna and Miklo.

Proud grandparents are Gayle and Stella Swindell, of Grand Junction, and Armando and Carol Ruelas, of Pine Bluff, Ark. Great-grandparents are J.T. Jacks, Pete Ruelas and Marion Taube.

Bryan and Lela Wiegert, of Glenwood Springs, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Alize Allias Wiegert at 6:16 p.m. on Feb. 22, 2006, at Valley View Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 20 inches long at birth.

Her siblings are Xak Orian, 18 months; and Izak, 8 years.

Proud grandparents are Walter and Debby Arnold, of New Castle, and Tom Wiegert, of New Castle. Godparents are Ned Barron and Julie Faktor, of Rifle.

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