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Saturday, December 3, 2016

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Obituary: Herbert C. Meeker

Obituary: Herbert C. Meeker

June 15, 1931 - August 1, 2016 Herbert Charles Meeker, 85, of Berthoud, formerly of Irving, TX from 1966- 2000, joined His Lord on Monday, August 1, 2016. He was born June 15, 1931, to Max and Bessie Meeker of Maumee, Ohio. Herb earned a B.S. in Chemistry and Geology at Bowling Green State University. A US Air Force Captain, he served as flight navigator in the 60th Fighter Squadron from 1956- 1961. During his career in Texas, he was an Industrial Engineer for Vecta, Bell ... Full Story

Sweeny for HD 49

Sweeny for HD 49

Dear Editor, Adrian “Buzz” Sweeney is running for Colorado House of Representatives in District 49. He supports equal pay for women and believes in a livable minimum wage. He’s an environmentalist who encourages wind and solar energies, which preserve our rivers and reservoirs. He knows fracking is potentially dangerous to our water supply and that climate change is a serious problem that must be addressed. He wants single payer health care and believes women’s decisions are their ... Full Story

Shipley-Hanning Wedding

Shipley-Hanning Wedding

  Tycee Shipley and Joseph Hanning were married in the gently falling snow on April 20, 2016, at Red Rocks Park in Morrison. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. David Melson of Resurrection Fellowship. The bride is the daughter of David and Jayme Shipley, of Berthoud. She earned her bachelor of science in Mechanical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. She is employed by British Petroleum in Indiana. The groom is the son of Terry and Sandra Hanning, of Hurricane, W. ... Full Story

ColoradoCare fills physician RX for broken health

ColoradoCare fills physician RX for broken health system

Dear Editor, Soon Colorado citizens will decide whether to support the current insurance system or muster the courage to change the entire system. The Colorado Medical Society has been dedicated to advancing the profession of medicine and to caring for the people of Colorado. In 2006, the CMS House of Delegates recognized that: "The health care system in Colorado is broken and the entire system needs to be reformed. Working only on one part will cause problems in other areas." The ... Full Story

Second Amendment Americans

Claudia Young In addition to all of the other issues in this current presidential race, the name-calling has become second nature in the Republican candidate’s repertoire. Most of us have sadly become accustomed to such rhetoric. However, when Trump insinuates that a large group of Americans has the capability of acting violently simply because of their beliefs in the 2nd Amendment, it is time to speak up on my own behalf. How dare Trump label any single group as 2nd Amendment ... Full Story

Memorial Service: Mary Ann Pond

Memorial Service: Mary Ann Pond

Memorial Service 11am Friday, August 12, 2016 at First Presbyterian Church in Berthoud. Mary Ann Pence Pond, 83, passed away on May 17, 2016 Click on photo to read obituary

Obituary: Jennifer Lynn Macy

Obituary: Jennifer Lynn Macy

Jennifer “Jenny” Lynn Macy, of Berthoud, Colorado, passed away on August 5, 2016, at the age of 48. Jennifer was born in Annapolis, Maryland on June 4, 1968 to Stephen Tucker and Jessica Carlton. She graduated from Arvada West High School in 1986, and spent her early adulthood as the military wife of Jerry Manley, with whom she had her first two children. She had a successful career at Concepts Direct, during which she enjoyed playing on recreational softball teams and made lifelong ... Full Story

Notice: Obituary: Herbert Meeker

Notice: Obituary: Herbert Meeker

MEEKER Herbert Meeker of Berthoud. Cremation. August 2016 Services at a later date. Kibby-Fishburn Funeral Home

The numbers don’t lie—but Trump does

The numbers don’t lie—but Trump does

By Tom H. Hastings According to a Fox News poll taken this week, voters believe Donald Trump would do better than Hillary Clinton on the economy. This is a wildly poor assumption. Look at the fair and reasonable indicators. We can surmise that Trump would continue his fact-free shoot-from-the-hip predatory capitalist approach, and that his policies might look more like George W. Bush’s than anyone else’s. We can also logically guess that Clinton’s policies would resemble those of ... Full Story

Obituary: Cleo Mae “Billie” Von Riesen

Obituary: Cleo Mae “Billie” Von Riesen

Cleo Mae “Billie” (Amick) Von Riesen, 100 was born on March 18, 1916 to Ebeline (Wright) and John Amick in Fort Morgan, Colorado. She grew up in Fort Morgan and graduated from Fort Morgan High School in 1934. Her love was music and she played and taught the violin in the community. She attended Tarkio College in Tarkio, Missouri for 2 years. Billie married Gerhard Von Riesen on April 5, 1940 at Ensign United Presbyterian Church. A reception was held at her parent’s home, 422 Maple ... Full Story

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