-- Navy Construction Apprentice Matthew R. Cartwright, son of Joe and Karen Cartwright of Baker City, has completed eight weeks of U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.

He is a 2007 graduate of Baker High School.

-- Army Pvt. Walter R. Pippert has completed his nine-week basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

Pippert, son of Fredrick Pippert of Keizer, is a nephew of Janice Nelson of Baker City.