Milestones for Oct. 9

Births

Keenan Ray Hampton

Teisha Hampton of Craig, announces the birth of her son, Keenan Ray Hampton, at 4:57 p.m., Sept. 28, 2004, at Yampa Valley Medical Center.

The baby weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 20 inches long.

Grandparents are Bill and Michelle Hampton of Craig.

Great grandparents are Charles and Betty Hampton of Craig, and Theo and Doreen Guymon of Vernal, Utah.

The baby was welcomed home by his sibling, Aunnika Hampton.

Reunions

Southwest U.S. Aleutian Island Veterans are having a reunion Nov. 10 to 12 in Laughlin, Nev. All service branches, veterans, guests and spouses are welcome. For more information or to register, please send a self addressed, stamped envelope to Al King, POB 130327, Sunrise, FL 33313 by Friday.

Affiliations
Leo Schneider

Dr. Leo Schneider was presented with an appreciation plaque from the Northwest Colorado Shrine Club by Ray Keller, president of the club. The plaque expressed appreciation for Schneider's founding the Craig club in 1951. The members also presented Schneider with a diamond pin from the El Jebel Temple for 50-plus years of service to the organization.

At the presentation, Schneider expressed how proud he was to be a member of Northwest Colorado Shrine Club for 57 years. His Masonic membership began in 1944, when he became a member of the Alkaly Shrine Temple in Pueblo. The Northwest Colorado Shrine Club story began in April of 1948, when Schneider moved to Craig.

Upon moving to Craig, Leo met many other Shriners living in the Yampa Valley. However, at that time, the main Shrine Temple was in Denver, more than 200 miles from Craig. The Shriners would meet with other Shriners from Meeker, Hayden, Steamboat Springs, Rangley and Baggs, Wyo. In 1951, the group contacted the El Jebel Temple and received permission to form a club in Northwest Colorado. It would provide fellowship to the members of the Shrine living in the area and help children with disabilities in the area that were badly in need of medical care. As is still true today, the members of the Northwest Colorado Shrine Club share camaraderie and actively participate in the Yampa Valley area helping children with disabilities.

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