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Mike and Rusty Wooten of New Castle, and Bernie and Kathy Whitman of Rifle are proud to announce the engagement of their children, Tasha Wooten and Michael Whitman. Both are graduates of Rifle High School.The couple resides in Fort Collins, where they graduated from Colorado State University. Michael is employed at Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, and Tasha is a financial sales representative for Compass Bank.An April 5, 2008 wedding is planned at the Tapestry House in La Porte.

Amanda Marie Fletcher and William Riddle of Glenwood Springs are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Madeleine Marie Fletcher at 11:46 p.m. Aug. 31, 2007, at Valley View Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, .1 ounce, and was 2012 inches long at birth.Big brother Christian Fletcher, 3, welcomed her home.Proud grandparents are Stacey and Donald Strickland, Delwyn Fletcher and Leanne Coelho, all of Glenwood Springs.

Caty Daniels, daughter of Scott and Nancy Daniels of New Castle, and Benjamin Betts, son of Chris Betts and Nancy Jensen, were wed May 12, 2007, in Littleton. The couple honeymooned in Mexico.Ben graduated from the School of Mines in May.Caty and Ben are currently living in Midland, Texas, where Ben is employed as a petroleum engineer for Whiting Company, and Caty is continuing her education at Midland College.

Clint Pontius and Christian Bellard of Parachute are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Serenity Leigh Pontius, at 5 p.m. Oct. 3, 2007. She weighed 5 pounds, 13.4 ounces, and was 18 inches long at birth.Proud grandparents are Brenda and Dan Locker, Zeke Pontius, and Annette Lavergne, all of Parachute; and Chris Lavergne of Church Pointe, Louisiana.

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