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Marla Williams Gettman, daughter of Leo and Mary Williams, has been granted a scholarship to continue tutoring in reading and speaking through the University of Michigan’s Speech Aphasia Program. Marla received the scholarship from Chapter AO of P.E.O. Marla was the Glenwood Springs High School Class of 1991 valedictorian. She graduated from CU in 1994 with a bachelor of science in psychology and received an elementary education certificate in 1995 from Metro State College. She also holds a master’s degree in elementary education from CU.Marla suffered a severe brain injury Dec. 12, 2002.Funds for chapter AO’s scholarships are raised at its Elegant Auction and Luncheon, held the first Friday in December.

Karen Locke MD and Kelly Locke MD, of Locke Family Medicine in Basalt, have successfully completed the American Board of Family Medicine’s Recertification Examination. Board certification confers a standard of excellence in knowledge and practice to physicians who not only certify via the examination process, but who also work diligently on the maintenance of these skills during the seven-year cycle between examinations through continuing education and training.

Navy Reserve Seaman Richard D. Oxley, son of Joanna M. Oxley of Silt, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

Three graduates of the Glenwood Springs High School Class of 2007 have earned the designation of AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement (AP) Exams, taken in May 2007.Angela Barber qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning an average score of 4.0 on a five-point scale on all AP Exams taken. Heidi Marquez and Kari Nesbit qualified for the State AP Scholar Award by earning an average score of 3.67 on all AP Exams taken. Barber currently attends the Colorado School of Mines; Marquez attends Regis University; and Nesbit attends Colorado State University.

Jerod Wooten and Brittney Schiel of Fort Collins are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Karson Michael Tyler Schiel, at 11:33 a.m. Aug. 24, 2007, at Colorado Plains Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and was 2114 inches long at birth.Proud grandparents are Micheal and Rusty Wooten of New Castle and Tyler and Pam Schiel of Fort Morgan.

Brian K. Gibson and Jeanne Lyn Stockfish, of New Castle, May 12, 2007Edward Arthur Foster and Kathy Lynn Webster, of Rifle, July 19, 2007Jesse Thomas Cox and Krista Dawn Brewer, of Silt, July 7, 2007Andrew James Donnelly, of Marble, and Barbara Anna Hayward, of Montrose, July 14, 2007Chance Wayne Jenkins and Courtney Ann Arbaney, of Silt, July 14, 2007Quinn Taylor Smith and Elizabeth Katie Johnston, of Juneau, Alaska, July 14, 2007Alonso Loya Molina and Larissa Escarcega, of Glenwood Springs, July 23, 2007Jose Miguel Ruiz Martinez and Ana M. Rivas Monge, of Rifle, July 7, 2007Mark Emerson Jarvis Laughery and Desiree Anne Tacker, of Carbondale, July 13, 2007

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