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On Saturday, Sept. 9, Boy Scouts, parents and leaders worked a three-hour cleanup on the road from the saddle where Transfer Trail starts, down to Highway 6. They cleaned up more than 40 trash bags full of garbage, six tires and a few miscellaneous car parts over the two-mile stretch. The troop would like to ask all who use this Forest Service access to please pack it out and “Leave No Trace.” To all who use this area to party, please take your trash out with you.

Kerry C. Rippy of Glenwood Springs High School has been named one of the 16,000 semifinalists in the 53rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, semifinalists must advance to the finalist level of the competition by fulfilling several requirements. About 90 percent of the semifinalists are expected to attain finalist standing, and approximately half of the finalists will be selected as Merit Scholarship winners.

Sid Lindauer and Ruth Bennett were married Sept. 12, 1957, and together have found a friendship, raised a family and built a beautiful marriage. The Lindauers grew up in Grand Valley. After brief stints in Slick Rock and Durango, the Lindauers moved to Elko, Nev., in 1972. Twenty-five years later, they moved back home to the Grand Valley. Their children warmly invite you to participate in the joyous celebration of Sid and Ruth’s 50th wedding anniversary. A reception will be held from 2 – 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Holiday Inn – La Sal Room, 755 Horizon Drive in Grand Junction.Thank you, Mom and Dad, for all the special memories. We love you and wish you a wonderful 50th anniversary.Lindauer children Robin (Charolotte), Mindy, Sandy (Kelly) and grandchildren Colten, Bryden, Paul and Adam (twins).

Katie C. Layman, daughter of Bob and Mary Layman of Silt, and David M. Strobel, son of Art and Connie Strobel of Bethune, were married July 21, 2007, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Rifle. A reception followed at Katie’s parents’ home on Silt Mesa.Katie is a 2001 Rifle High School graduate, has an associate degree in equine science and horse training management from Lamar Community College, a bachelor of science degree in agricultural business from Colorado State University, and will complete her master of agriculture in December. She is currently working for the Colorado State Forest Service as an administrative assistant.David is a 2002 Bethune High School graduate, has a bachelor of science degree in agriculture, soil and crop management at Colorado State University, and is currently a research associate for Colorado State University.David and Katie Strobel just returned from their honeymoon in Glacier, Yellowstone and Teton National Parks to their home in Fort Collins. They are seeking career opportunities at the present time.

Mark Nieslanik of Carbondale has been elected as a delegate to the 124th Annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates, which will be held November 12 in Louisville, Kentucky.Nieslanik, a member of the American Angus Association with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Missouri, is one of 407 Angus breeders who have been elected by fellow members to serve as a representative at the annual meeting. The annual event is held in conjunction with the annual banquet and the Super Point Roll of Victory Angus show, November 10 – 13 during the North American International Livestock Exposition.The American Angus Association has more than 34,000 active members and is the largest beef breed organization in the world.

Chad and Heather Huck of New Castle are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Nolan Wakefield Huck, at 2:55 p.m. Aug. 7, 2007, at Valley View Hospital. He weighed 8.6 pounds and was 19 inches long at birth.His big brothers are Boston, 2; Garrett, 11; and Brandon, 15.Proud grandparents are Richard and Dina Holley of Lake Havasu, Ariz., and Michael and Jan Huck of Carbondale.

Jeff High of Rifle turns 40 on Sept. 13, 2007.Love from Melissa, Rachel, Haille and Emylee High.

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