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Friday, September 22, 2017

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

When Is A Good Time To Start Receiving Social Security

When Is A Good Time To Start Receiving Social Security Benefits

By Josh Weller Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Denver, Colorado Enjoying a comfortable retirement is everyone’s dream. For over 80 years, Social Security has been helping people realize those dreams, assisting people through life’s journey with a variety of benefits. It’s up to you as to when you can start retirement benefits. You could start them a little earlier or wait until your “full retirement age.” There are benefits to either decision, pun ... Full Story

Mad About THAAD: An Untimely Decision

Mad About THAAD: An Untimely Decision

  by Mel Gurtov   The US decision, supported by the South Korean government, to deploy an antimissile system known as THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) may be one of the most thoughtless strategic moves in a generation. The official US argument is that close-in defense against North Korean missiles is necessary. But the deployment has resulted in the following: an argument in China for increasing its nuclear weapons stockpile; an incentive in North Korea for moving ... Full Story

Obituary: Mary Ruth Lara

Obituary: Mary Ruth Lara

Mary Ruth Lara  (May 15, 1936 - March 1, 2017) Mary Ruth Lara, 80, wife of Santiago Lara was born May 15, 1936 in Denver Colorado suddenly passed of a massive stroke on March 1, 2017 with her family by her side. Ruth was the eldest of ten children and born to Pete and Phyllis (Ornelas) Velasquez. Ruth married Santiago C. Lara on February 21, 1963 and had five children, Christine, Jamie, Rita, Santiago Jr. and Lisa. Ruth grew up in the Berthoud, Loveland area. She graduated ... Full Story

You, Women’s History, and The Power Of Social

You, Women’s History, and The Power Of Social Security

By Josh Weller Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Denver, Colorado March is Women’s History Month — a time to focus not just on the past, but on the challenges women continue to face. Nearly 60 percent of the people receiving Social Security benefits are women, and in the 21st century, more women work, pay Social Security taxes, and earn credit toward monthly retirement income than at any other time in our nation’s history. Knowing this, you can be the author of your ... Full Story

Receiving Housing Benefits?

Receiving Housing Benefits?

A Trip To Social Security May Not Be Necessary   By Josh Weller Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Denver, CO Social Security is constantly evolving to make your life easier. If you are currently receiving benefits from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and are reapplying for benefits, or are assisting someone with their application, a trip to the Social Security office is probably not necessary even if verification of Social Security ... Full Story

Obituary: Jerome Nathan Morlan

Obituary: Jerome Nathan Morlan

  Jerome (Jerry) Nathan Morlan of Berthoud, Colorado, passed away on Saturday February 18, 2017 at the age of 87. While doing what he liked best, helping a good friend, Jerry accidentally fell and sustained a severe head injury that he could not overcome. Jerry was the second oldest of 11 children born to Martha and Clarence Morlan in Newcastle, Nebraska, and is survived by six remaining brothers and sisters, wife Donna of 61 years, 3 daughters, Penny Morlan of Austin Texas, Laurie ... Full Story

Set A Goal, Make A Plan, And Save Automatically:

Set A Goal, Make A Plan, And Save Automatically: America Saves Week

By Josh Weller Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Saving for the future is a vital part of ensuring a secure retirement. American Savings Education Council and America Saves coordinate the annual America Saves Week. Started in 2007, the week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for individuals to assess their own saving status. For years, Social Security has collaborated with America Saves Week to promote our shared mission ... Full Story

The Great American Awakening

The Great American Awakening

  By Robert C. Koehler Old wounds break open. Deep, encrusted wrongs are suddenly visible. The streets flow with anger and solidarity. The past and the future meet. The news is All Trump, All the Time, but what’s really happening is only minimally about Donald Trump, even though his outrageous actions and bizarre alliances are the trigger. “As the nightmare reality of Donald Trump sinks in, we need to put our resistance in a larger perspective,” Bob Fitrakis and ... Full Story

Obituary: Robert Fred Reisbeck

Obituary: Robert Fred Reisbeck

Robert Fred Reisbeck, 84-year-old resident of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, died February 13, 2017 in Siloam Springs. Born June 7, 1932 at Berthoud, Larimer County, Colorado, he was the son of Phillip H. Reisbeck and Doris VanGalder Reisbeck. On October 9, 1955, Robert married Sandra Lee Laulainen, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.O. Laulainen of Cheyenne, Wyoming. He served on active duty with the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957. Robert graduated in 1954 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture ... Full Story

Obituary: Doris Allene Gill

Obituary: Doris Allene Gill

  May 31, 1944 – February 6, 2017 Doris Allene Gill passed away February 6, 2017 at The Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland. She was 72 years old. Doris was born on May 31, 1944 in Henderson, Colorado to Donald F. and Lois E. (Salisbury) Mitchell. She graduated from Adams City High School. She married Victor Gill, Sr. in Denver August 14, 1964 and together they moved to Longmont 42 years ago. Doris was the owner of Doris’s Day Care in Longmont for 24 years. She ... Full Story

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