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Mountain Mailbag

Edited by Kay VasilakisGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Bob and Willa Mae Hart celebrated 60 years of marriage Sept. 16, 2007, at their home in Carbondale. The couple were high school sweethearts in Grand Junction. They were married in Baggs, Wyo., and lived in Grand Junction for 13 years before moving to Carbondale in April of 1960.The Harts were blessed with two wonderful daughters, Linda and Carol, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Bianca Ortega is celebrating her third birthday today. Happy birthday to our little angel. We love you always. Nina Lori and Jordan Meraz of Carbondale, Grandma Lora and Grandpa Fil Meraz of Carbondale, Tio Fil, Tia Terrasa and Fili Meraz of Silt and Mommy Victoria and Daddy Tony Ortega of New Castle.

The Battlement Mesa Ladies Golf Association donated $600 to Meals on Wheels from proceeds of the 17th Annual Sagebrush Tournament. Ms. Martie Wisdom, CEO of Grand River Medical Center, was on hand to accept the donation accompanied by Sarah Tahvonen, an associate of the hospital staff.The donation was made Sept. 4 at the Battlement Mesa club house. An additional $350 was donated by Johnny Goodman, general manager of Battlement Mesa’s Golf Club, at the request of the oil and gas industries; money that was pledged at the annual tournament sponsored by the industry. The golfing community of Battlement Mesa is privileged to support this very worthy cause.

The Glenwood Springs Association of REALTORS® local chapter of CARHOF (Colorado Association of REALTORS® Housing Opportunities Foundation) has just completed its first-ever grant cycle, and gave out $17,000 to three nonprofit housing organizations. Grant recipients included Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley for the new Carbondale project; Colorado Mountain College Foundation for the Angel Project mobile home purchase in Apple Tree for a family of five; and Mountain Regional Housing Corp. for their down payment assistance program.The grants were awarded to representatives from all three organizations Wednesday, Sept. 12, at its monthly membership luncheon at Buffalo Valley.

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