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Mountain Mailbag

Edited by Kay VasilakisGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Paul Barta, a member of Boy Scout Troop 225, will receive his Eagle Scout Award at the Eagle Court of Honor at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, at Veltus Park in Glenwood Springs. The public is welcome to attend this ceremony.Barta joined Cub Scout Pack 225 in second grade, earned his Arrow of Light and continued to Boy Scouts, where he was inducted into the Order of the Arrow and participated in the Venture Scouts.The Eagle Project Barta organized involved cleanup and restoration of the Glenwood Springs Coke Ovens, managed by the Frontier Historical Society. A picnic table and bench were also constructed for visitors to enjoy. Barta plans to attend Colorado State University this fall. He is the son of Kathy Doherty-Barta of Glenwood Springs and Fred Barta of Key West, Fla.

Felipe Mendoza Macias, of Grand Junction, and Gabriela Lopez Mojarro, of Hotchkiss, May 2, 2007Jared James Mastroianni and Jamie Lee Sanderson, of Glenwood Springs, May 15, 2007Matthew John Dixon and Jamie Lee Shatney, of Glenwood Springs, May 18, 2007Justin R. Yenter and Elizebeth Ann Pallardy, of Rifle, May 17, 2007

Tom’s Door recently received a check for $1,173 from William Zanko, director of the Roaring Fork HOG Chapter. The money was raised through donations at the chapter’s Hog Dog cookouts that happen every other Saturday at Aspen Valley Harley-Davidson at 2922 S. Glen, in front of Wal-Mart in Glenwood Springs. The cookouts will continue until the weather turns cold, with donations for the rest of this year going to Tom’s Door. All food for the cookouts is donated by Aspen Valley Harley-Davidson. The chapter chose Tom’s Door in memory of Sheila Zanko, William’s wife, who passed away earlier this year. Tom’s Door is an interfaith outreach program serving the needy of the Roaring Fork Valley.

One of the PEO Chapter AO’s Book Scholarships will go to Sweta Lohani, a 2007 Glenwood Springs High School graduate and daughter of Omkar and Sarita Lohani of Glenwood Springs. The Lohani family is originally from Kathmandu, Nepal.Sweta will be attending Colorado State University this fall, majoring in pre-med.Funds for this scholarship are raised at Chapter AO’s Elegant Auction and Luncheon, held every December at the Hotel Colorado.

Jesse and Daphne Rippy of New Castle are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Brayden Lee Rippy, born at 4:22 p.m. July 19, 2007, at Valley View Hospital. He weighed 8.9 pounds and was 1914 inches long at birth.Big sister Kirsten welcomed him home.Proud grandparents are Lee and Peggy Rippy of New Castle, and Dana Stewart of Chaparral, N.M.

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