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Bo and Anne Helmich, of Glenwood Springs, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Andrew Spenser Burnell Helmich, at 11:13 a.m. May 23. He weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 201⁄2 inches long at birth.

Emma, age 7 and Paul, age 51⁄2, are his proud siblings.

Lori and Ryan Mentink, of Silt, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Kristyn Emily Mentink, at 5:50 p.m. May 25, 2006, at Valley View Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 191⁄2 inches long at birth.



Big sister Katelyn, who is almost three, will have lots of fun playing with her.

Proud grandmother is Phyllis Walker, of Rifle.



Daniel and Amanda Fruetel, formerly of the Rifle area, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Alejandra Eve Fruetel, at 3:14 p.m. May 15, 2006, at Brimerton Naval Hospital in Brimerton, Wash. She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 20 inches long at birth.

Proud grandparents are Dennis and Yvonne Diaz, of Silt, and Terri Gruetel, of Rifle. Great-grandparents are Gene and Eva Diaz, of Silt, and Ralph and Elaine Fruetel, also of Silt.

The new family are at home in Gig Harbor, Wash., where Daniel is stationed nearby with the Marine Corps.

Daniel graduated from Rifle High School in 1998 and Amanda graduated from Rifle High School in 1999.

Army Pvt. David J. Lahti has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

He is the son of Tim and Jill Lahti, of Sunset Trail, Plymouth, Minn., and brother of Dan Lahti of S. Second St., Carbondale.


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