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Joshua May and Renae Richardson of Rifle are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Erin Ann May, at 9:32 p.m. Sept. 27, 2006, at Valley View Hospital. She weighed 4 pounds, 13 ounces and was 181⁄4 inches long at birth.

Proud grandparents are Kevin and Danna May, and Chub and Oly Squires, all of Rifle.

Private Jeremy Sjodahl-Brainard, a 2005 graduate of Rifle High School, completed basic training at Fort Benning, Ga., on Nov. 16, 2006.

Brainard will spend the next six months in computer information systems training at Fort Gordon, Ga.

Brainard is the son of Clifford Brainard of Gypsum and Debra Sjodahl of Rifle.

Bob and Mary Layman of Silt are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathleen Cecilia O’Donnell Layman, to David Michael Strobel, son of Art and Connie Strobel of Bethune.

Katie is a 2001 graduate of Rifle High School. She earned an associate degree in Equine Science and Horse Training Management from Lamar Community College, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Business from Colorado State University. Currently she is pursuing her Master of Agriculture degree at CSU.

David is a graduate of Bethune High School. In May, he will complete his Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture, soil and crop management at CSU.

A wedding date has not been announced.

Ashley Trevena and Dustin Kramer of Parachute would like to announce the birth of their son, Quentin Thomas Kramer, on Nov. 2, 2006. He weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20 inches long at birth.

Proud relatives are grandparents Cathy and Thomas Trevena and Donna and Marvin Kramer, uncle Tommy Trevena and aunt Rayjean Kramer, all of Rifle.

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