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Friday, July 1, 2016

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

My hero is a Farmer

My hero is a Farmer

Mama, My Hero Didn’t Grow up to Be a Cowboy, He Grew Up to be a Farmer by Nancy Meyer Saturday, Sept 27 I attended the Harvest The Hope Concert nine miles north of Neligh, Nebraska.  This wasn’t any ordinary music concert.  It was a benefit headlined by none other than Neil Young and Willie Nelson, on behalf of a handful of grass-roots groups fighting the Keystone XL Pipeline in my home state of Nebraska. The event was massive.  Over 7000 tickets were sold and many acres of cornfield ... Full Story

Forbes: Keystone XL may raise gas prices

Forbes: Keystone XL may raise gas prices

  Keystone XL could be a terrorist target. Keystone XL Won't Lower Gas Prices, It Might Raise Them By Tim Worstall There’s two things we can say about the effect of the Keystone XL pipeline on gas prices. One is that it will, if built, have no effect at all upon gas prices and the other is that it might actually raise them. Which ends up being the final effect depends upon quite what you want to believe about the way the market operates at present. The standard view ... Full Story

Obituary: Jerry Mac Johnson

Obituary: Jerry Mac Johnson

  Jerry Mac Johnson, 76, of Berthoud, CO passed away suddenly but peacefully September 13, 2014. Jerry was born July 20, 1938 in Bells, Texas to Mearl C. and Maurine (Belew) Johnson Jerry graduated from Bells High School in 1956 where he was a stellar multi-sport athlete. He served in the U.S. Army from 1961-1963. Jerry and Billie Ruth Galyon, along with another couple, Otis Lee Bass and Morrisann Ramsey, eloped in 1959 and have enjoyed 55 years of marriage. They moved to Berthoud in 1976 ... Full Story

100 more GunFAILS

100 more GunFAILS

  The beat goes on: 100 more GunFAILS, and we're not even caught up yet. by David Waldman TSA agents have discovered approximately 182 guns at airports around the country since we last tallied our GunFAILs in mid-August. It's time to catch up with the world of GunFAIL, with another economy-sized package of 100 accidents, mishaps and assorted failures. In fact, we could use two. By the numbers, the 100 collected FAILs found between late July and mid-August included 33 people who ... Full Story

Obituary: Christi Ann Bristow

Obituary: Christi Ann Bristow

  12/30/1978 – 09/12/2014 Christi Bristow of Berthoud, Colorado passed away September 12, 2014. She was 35 years old. Christi was born in Pennsylvania to Bonnie Heinz Frazier. She graduated from Old Mill High School in Glen Burnie, Maryland and attended Business College in Florida for two years. She was engaged to Steven Parker from Pagosa Springs. She left behind a loving brother George Frazier from Pennsylvania, close friends and her two favorite dogs. Her wishes were to be buried in ... Full Story

Letters to the Editor – Cory Gardener

Letters to the Editor – Cory Gardener

Three Letters in support of Cory  Gardner Dear Editor We need Cory Gardner as our U. S. Senator.  He's been fighting for accountability for the federal government since he was first elected to congress, something we need now more then ever.  His bill for committees to hold yearly hearings to locate duplicate and unnecessary programs would result in cost savings and reduce the deficit.  Please vote for Cory Gardner for U. S. Senate. Mary K. Carroll Dear Editor I want to thank Cory Gardner ... Full Story

Obituary: Ruby V. Wkoff

Obituary: Ruby V. Wkoff

    Ruby V. Wykoff (96) died September 6, 2014 at Loveland Good Samaritan Village. Ruby was born March 16, 1918 in Ness City, Kansas to Rudolph and Ellen E. (Kinsinger) Kopper. She married Charley T. Wykoff on March 20, 1938 in Ness City. They were married 70 years. On the day they were married, they moved to rural Berthoud. They often said that, since they never went back, they were still on their honeymoon. They operated their own dairy farm in until their retirement. They moved ... Full Story

A tree hugging story

A tree hugging story

We’re All a Little Bit “Tree Hugging” by Default   By Pam McAllister On Sept. 21, 2014, the People’s Climate March will commence in New York City as world leaders gather for a United Nations emergency summit on climate change. Thousands of organizations have signed on and many demonstrations have been planned across the country on that day. Perhaps more than one million people will descend on Manhattan Sept. 21 to support environmental and human survival. Almost inevitably, ... Full Story

Obituary: Melva Jean Webb

Obituary: Melva Jean Webb

Melva Jean Webb of Berthoud, Colorado passed away August 28, 2014 at North Shore Care Center. She was 86 years old. Jean was born in Lake City, Arkansas to John and Clara (Diggs) Carter. She graduated from Greene County High School in Paragould, Arkansas in 1947 and attended business college in Memphis, Tennessee for one year. On April 22, 1953 she married a handsome sailor, Donald D. Webb from Bartley, Nebraska and they lived most of their 61 years of married life in Colorado. Jean worked for ... Full Story

Obituary: James Laffoon

Obituary: James Laffoon

James J. Laffoon, of Berthoud and recently of Loveland, died August 20, 2014 at McKee Medical Center in Loveland. He was 89-years-old. Jim was born November 6, 1924 in Woodrow, Colorado to Ross Morton Laffoon and Bessie Canatsey Laffoon. He grew up on a farm on the eastern plains of Colorado and later moved to Aurora where he graduated from William Smith High School. Jim served in the US Army, from 1943 until 1946, and played euphonium in the Army band. The first time he met Joyce Bleil at a ... Full Story

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