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Thursday, December 8, 2016

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Social Security’s Gift to Children is Security

Social Security’s Gift to Children is Security

By Josh Weller Social Security Public Affairs Specialist This is the season of caring. No matter your religion or belief, December is also considered a time to focus on the children we love. Whether we’re wrapping Santa’s gifts, buying Hanukkah treats, decorating the house in celebration of Kwanzaa, or volunteering for a toy drive, children add joy to the holiday season. And we at Social Security definitely know a thing or two about helping children. Often overlooked in the ... Full Story

Obituary: Richard E. Schleiger 

Obituary: Richard E. Schleiger 

  July 2, 1936 ~ November 21, 2016 Richard Eugene Schleiger, 80 of Loveland, passed away peacefully at home on November 21, 2016 surrounded by loved ones. Richard was born July 2, 1936 in Berthoud, CO to George and Maggie Schleiger. Richard graduated from Berthoud High School and worked his entire career in the Loveland area. Richard married Brenda Hirsch-Milon in February of 1991, they spent 30 wonderful years together sharing their love of camping, fishing and just being ... Full Story

Obituary: James “jimmy” Robert Randall,

Obituary: James “jimmy” Robert Randall, Jr.

James “Jimmy” Robert Randall Jr, born February 7, 1983, left this life in a vehicle accident on November 19, 2016. James was baptized and confirmed in the Missouri Synod Lutheran faith. He attended grade school and high school in Berthoud, and afterwards, obtained his journeymen’s electrical license. James spent time in Iraq, loved his Harley and worked to support his love of hunting. James is survived by his father James Randall of Mead; mother Jeanette Randall of Berthoud, brother ... Full Story

Obituary: Gary Kim Parrish

Obituary: Gary Kim Parrish

    Gary Kim Parrish "Cowboy Grandpa" was the son of the late Juanema Jean Key Parrish and Ewell Vaughn Parrish. This tough but gentle cowboy was born June 1, 1951 in Boulder, Colorado. and died on the ranch in his home November 12, 2016. Gary left Berthoud High School to join the Marine Corps and served in combat in Vietnam from 1968 to 1970 and was honorably discharged. Gary served as a beloved pastor in Crete, Nebraska at the Crete Christian fellowship from 1978 to 1985. ... Full Story

Obituary: DeWayne Purman

Obituary: DeWayne Purman

DeWayne Purman graced the lives of his family, his friends, and acquaintances – made us smile, made us laugh, and sometimes made us roll our eyes – but left us far too soon. We miss him now, and will miss him forever…   DeWayne Michael Purman was born on August 20, 1966 in Alhambra, Illinois. DeWayne passed from natural causes on November 12, 2016 in Larimer County.   He was raised in Loveland, Colorado where he graduated from Loveland High School in 1984. He ... Full Story

Obituary: Joshua J Francis

Obituary: Joshua J Francis

November 27, 2000 - November 03, 2016 Joshua J Francis passed away by taking his own life at Berthoud High School on November 3, 2016. Joshua is survived by his loving parents, JJ Francis, Robin Francis, and Rhea Denney; his siblings Melissa Cunningham, Scott Cunningham (brother-in-law), Caleb Francis, Molly Vermeulen, and Mitchell Vermeulen. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation at www.youcaring.com/robinfrancisjjfrancis-685010 - and any funds the Francis family does not need to ... Full Story

No on Amendment 71

  Amendment 71 benefits special interests with financial backing while shutting out average Colorado citizens from the initiative process. It is predominately funded and promoted by the oil and gas industry. Corporations and special interests hungry for more political control are trying to rig our democracy. If the amendment passes, it will become almost impossible for citizens to put ballot initiatives on many issues including education, healthcare, taxes, and protecting the ... Full Story

Sweeney for HD49

Sweeney for HD49

To the Editor, As an Independent voter, I decided to review my options for leadership in the Colorado House of Representatives for District 49. As the Internet seemed to be the best source, I found a debate between the two candidates that was compelling enough to support my voting decision. The Estes Park League of Women Voters sponsored a Candidate Forum on September 22 that conveyed the platforms of both candidates. What was most concerning in this opportunity to hear the ... Full Story

Obituary: Lloyd D. Schleiger

March 8, 1964 - October 16, 2016 Lloyd Donald Schleiger, 52, passed away on the morning of October 16, 2016. He was born in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 8, 1964. Lloyd graduated from Arvada West High School and went on to become a plumber by trade. Showing reining horses and shoeing horses in and helping with many horse shows in his earlier years. A true outdoorsman, he spent his last day doing what he loved, hunting with friends, and surrounded by nature. Lloyd was a kind, gentle, and ... Full Story

Tom Donnelly for Commissioner

Tom Donnelly for Commissioner

Tom Donnelly is the proven choice for Larimer County Commissioner. Tom’s record of achievement as our county commissioner clearly supports his re-election. Tom is a husband and father of four and from his farming roots to his current service as Larimer County Commissioner, Tom is a hard worker. He demonstrates respect for you and I by his day to day commitment to what’s important to us – lowering the cost of government while providing significant positive impact by local ... Full Story

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