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Grilled Bruschetta Chicken

1/4 cup Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette Dressing, divided
4 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1 pound.)
1 medium tomato, finely chopped
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves

1. Place large sheet of heavy-duty foil over half of grill grate; preheat grill to medium heat. Pour 2 tablespoons of the dressing over chicken in resealable plastic bag; seal bag. Turn bag over several times to evenly coat chicken with the dressing. Refrigerate 10 min. to marinate. Remove chicken from marinade; discard bag and marinade.
2. Grill chicken on uncovered side of grill 6 min. Meanwhile, combine tomatoes, cheese, basil and remaining 2 tablespoons dressing.
3. Turn chicken over; place, cooked-side up, on foil on grill. Top evenly with tomato mixture. Close lid. Grill an additional 8 min. or until chicken is cooked through (170 F).
Yields 4 servings. Per serving: 200 calories, 7g fat, 75mg cholesterol, 280mg sodium, 3g carbohydrates, 2g sugar and 1g fiber. Source: Kraft Foods.


James Edward Godbold
James Edward Godbold passed away May 14, 2007, at his home in the Bondad area where he has lived the past 13 years.  His death came quickly after being diagnosed with acute leukemia only a week and a half earlier.

 James, who was also known as Jim and to a lot of people as “Pop,” was born May 5, 1928, at his family’s home in Magnolia, Miss.  He was the youngest of six children and was born to Burton and Losia (McDaniel) Godbold. 

 Jim served four years of active duty in the Air Force and continued on in the Air Force Reserves and retired after 40 years of service as a Chief Master Sergeant. While stationed in Lexington, Ky., he met and married Anna Katharine Fearrand.  Later they moved to Baton Rouge, La., where Jim graduated LSU with a B.A. in business.  After graduation in 1960 he began to work for the Social Security Administration.

 Jim retired in 1988 and he and Ann moved to Pagosa Springs, where they had visited since 1974.  In 1994, they moved to the Durango area. 
Jim was a member of the Osyka Masonic Lodge and the Baton Rouge Consistory of the Scottish Rite 32 degree. 

 Jim is survived by sister, Bessie Allen (lives in Virginia) and by son, Rick Godbold (lives in Nashville, Tenn.), daughters, Debbie Doggett (Farmington, N.M.) and Karen Godbold (Durango).  He is also survived by granddaughter, Erin Gockel (Marc), Ellen Neace and Mallorie Godbold, all of Durango and Emily Doggett (lives in Kentucky).  Also, great-grandchildren, Xavier Archuleta, Anna Fearrand, Brittany and Stephanie Gockel, all of Durango.

A funeral was held at the First United Methodist Church in Durango Saturday, May 19, and a short graveside service followed at Hilltop Cemetery in Pagosa Springs.  The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to St. Jude Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

Nora Inez Seavy

Nora Inez Seavy passed away May 15, 2007, at Four Corners Health Care Center in Durango, Colo., from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease, surrounded by family. She had recently celebrated her 84th birthday and the birth of a great-great-grandson.

She was born May 6, 1923, on the family ranch near Pagosa Springs, to Archuleta County pioneers, Reason Noble and Lucy Lee (Dickens) Snow, the sixth of 10 children. She attended the Bayles School and grew up in that area of Archuleta County.

Inez married George Morris “Bud” Seavy, the oldest son of another Archuleta County pioneer family, on Nov. 21, 1941, in Aztec, N.M. They lived the majority of their married life ranching at Hell’s Hip Pocket Ranch, and living in Pagosa Springs where they raised their three daughters, two foster daughters and numerous relatives and friends.

Mrs. Seavy was a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and had taught primary and Sunday school. She was also involved in 4-H, Rainbow Mothers, the Republican Party, Rebekah Lodge, Archuleta County Museum, Head Start and any activity involving children and young adults. She owned her own day care center, loving and caring for countless children. She loved her country, family, music, poetry, astrology, birds and anything green and growing. She was very interested in genealogy and organized many family reunions.

Mrs. Seavy was preceded in death by her husband, a foster daughter, her parents and seven of her siblings.

She is survived by her three daughters, Alice (Vernon) Christie, Marguerite (Blair) Jackson, of Pagosa Springs, and Sandra (Gus) Mohrer, of Colorado Springs; five grandchildren, Anthony (Alisha) Trujillo, Stacie (Frank) Montoya, Brandi (Andy) Schoen, Jeffery Hendricks, and Jennifer Hendricks; seven great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson, her sisters, Helen Girardin of Pagosa Springs, and June (Fay) Sweat, of Aurora, Colo.; her foster daughter, Dora Howe, four foster grandchildren and their children, many nieces, nephews and other extended family members and countless friends.

Please know that whether you called her Mrs. Seavy, Inez, Aunt Nez or Nan, she loved you all and will be greatly missed.

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 19, 2007, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Pagosa Springs.

Mrs. Seavy was laid to rest beside her husband in Hilltop Cemetery in Pagosa Springs.

Memorial donations, in her name, may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 701 Camino del Rio, Ste. 319, Durango, CO 81301.

Maria Stephana Romero

A lifetime resident of Pagosa Springs, Maria “Fannie” Stephana Romero, of Pagosa Springs, passed away peacefully at her home on May 11, 2007, with her family by her side.

Fannie was one of nine sisters and brothers. She was born to Elias and Sirila Romero on Oct. 18, 1921. Fannie is preceded in death by her parents, Elias and Sirila Romero; her sister, Delfina Pineda, of Pueblo, Colo.; her brothers, Jenero Romero, of Ogden, Utah, Guy Romero of Phoenix, Ariz., Waldo Romero, of Blythville, Ark. She is survived by her brother Elias Romero, of Phoenix, Ariz.; her sister, Viola Baca, of Denver, Colo., Pasquilita Maez, Juanita Gallegos, both of Pagosa Springs. Fannie has two sons, Junior Ottoway, of Seattle, Wash., Robert Romero, of Colorado Springs, and one daughter, Lorraine Martinez, of Pagosa Springs. Fannie has four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews who love and will miss her.

Fannie was raised on the ranch in Altura, Colo., where they homesteaded in the 1900s, moving to Pagosa in 1949. She started working at an early age in many restaurants, then becoming a bartender for most of her life. How she loved her job, and took pride in everything she did and the way she looked. She was a great mom, a great friend, a very good cook. She loved music and loved to dance. Fannie was an inspiration to many of us, a strong-willed lady who valued every precious moment.

A Rosary was held Tuesday, May 15, 2007, at 6 p.m. and Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, May 16, 2007, at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Father Carlos Alvarez. Burial followed at the Hilltop Cemetery in Pagosa Springs




Carl and Selena Lungstrum, former residents of Pagosa Springs now living in Colorado Springs, would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Christena Lungstrum, to Bret Cox, of Round Rock, Texas. The wedding will be June 9 in Colorado Springs. Grandparents of Christena are Eddie and Troyena Campbell of Pagosa Springs.
Bret’s parents are Todd and Kathy Cox of Round Rock, Texas. After a honeymoon, the couple will live in Round Rock and continue their education in Austin, Texas.



In Loving Memory of Ben D. Talamante, April 17, 1975-May 26, 1993
You can shed tears that he is gone or you can smile because he has lived.
You can close your eyes and see all he’s left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see him, or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday, or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember him and only that he’s gone, or you can cherish his memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back, or you can do what he’d want, smile, open your eyes, love and go on.
We miss you, my Ben.
Mom and Dad
Adolph and Carol
Marino and Audrey and family
Andy Jr. and Fabian
Adam and Angelene and family