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Molly Ackerman and Tessie Tracy flank their friend and mentor, Phil Sandoval, at the CU- Florida State football game Saturday, Sept. 15.Molly and Tessie were both members of the 2004 Glenwood Springs High School cheerleading team, which won the state championship, and now are both cheerleaders and seniors at CU this year. Molly has been a CU cheerleader for 312 years, and Tessie has been a CU cheerleader for 2 years. Phil Sandoval was a sports editor for the Post Independent for 12 years, and was the director of the Grand Mesa Elite competitive cheerleading team.

Leo and Mary Williams of New Castle announce the engagement of their daughter, Marla Gettman, to Mark Townsley of Glenwood Springs, son of Robert and Helen Townsley of Michigan.Marla is a 1991 graduate of Glenwood Springs High School and received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in elementary education from the University of Colorado in 1997. She is employed by Our School in Glenwood Springs.Mark received his bachelor of science in business administration from Lawrence Technological University in 1994, and his master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Eastern Michigan University in 2006. He is working for Mountain BOCES in area schools.A May wedding is planned.

Patrick and Erica (Ricki Edwards, 1998 Roaring Fork High School graduate) Carey of Gresham, Ore., are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Sean Patrick Carey, at 6:24 p.m. Aug. 27, 2007, at Providence Hospital in Portland, Ore. He weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 1934 inches long at birth.Siblings Lily, 15, Hunter, 8, and Gracie, 5, welcomed him home.Proud grandparents are Jev Edwards of Grand Junction and Eric and Sherry Gustafson of Gresham.

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